As doctors, patients are always telling us how they'd do our jobs. Just stitch me up, slap a band-aid on it and send me home. It's easy to suggest a quick solution, when you don't know much about the problem or you don't understand the underlying cause or just how deep the wound is. The first step toward a real cure is to know exactly what the disease it to being with. But that's not what people want to hear. We're supposed to forget the psst that led us here, ignore the future complications that might arise and go for the quick fix. As doctors, as friends, as human beings, we all try to do the best we can. But the world is full of unexpected twists and turns. And just when you've gotten the lay of the land, the ground underneath you shifts. And knocks you off your feet. If you're lucky, you'll end up with nothing more than a flesh wound, something a band-aid will cover. But, some wounds are deeper than they first appear and require more than just a quick fix. With some wounds, you have to rip off band-aid, let them breathe, and give them time to heal.
Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole
Season 2, Episode 20
Air date March 12, 2006
Written by Gabrielle Stanton
Harry Werksman
Directed by Julie Anne Robinson
Episode Guide transcript
What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole is the twentieth episode of the second season and the tenty-ninth overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.


Christina is left holding Bailey's baby when she is unable to get anyone else to watch him, while Meredith confides in Derek, while Derek performs a risky surgery for a supposed inoperable aneursym. A patient's husband gives Addison attention and George and Callie give each toher their full atention while treating a stubborn hockey player.