In surgery, there is a red line on the floor that marks the point where the hospital goes from being accessible to being off limits to all but a special few. Crossing the line authorized is not tolerated. In general, lines are there for a reason. For safety. For security. For clarity. If you choose to cross the line, you pretty much do so at your own risk. So why is it, that the bigger the line, the greater the temptation to cross it? We can't help ourselves. We see a line, we want to cross it. Maybe it's the thrill of trading the familiar for the unfamiliar. A sort of personal dare. Only problem is, once you've crossed it's almost impossible to go back. But if you do manage to make it back across that line you find safety in numbers.
Break On Through
Season 2, Episode 15
Air date January 29, 2006
Written by Zoanne Clack
Directed by David Paymer
Episode Guide transcript
Tell Me Sweet Little Lies
It's the End of the World

Break On Through is the fifteenth episode and mid-season premiere of the second season and the 24th overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.

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The nurses's strike causes chaos in the hospital, as Meredith accidentally intubated a DNR patient, and then must let her die; Izzie treats a young pregnant patient with much more in common than the patient realizes. George joins the picket line, while the rest of the interns meet their new resident, the anti-Nazi, which Cristina immediately clashes with over her choice of medical care.

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Izzie and George arrive at the hospital where the nurses strike is taking place. Cristina walks up and tells them












tells her that he can't, he is a union man, so he picks up a sign and protests with the nurses.

Addison introduces Izzie to her patient, a young pregnant girl. Addison tells the girl that they will perform a C-s

but leave the baby attached to the umbilical cord so that it can still get oxygen, then if everything is safe, they

successfully deliver the baby. The patient's mother says it sounds expensive but Addison tells them that ti will

free. When Addison leaves Izzie tells the patients mother not to worry that its charity because Addison will get

rewarded and the hospital will get a write-off. Meredith greets the chief and tells him subtly that she saw her

today. The chief acts innocent and asks how she is, Meredith tells her she is fine and walks away.

Dr. Heron talks to her patient about their honeymoon when Cristina stops them, noting that the rash has sprea



inside the hospital.

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