Don't Stand So Close To Me

November 30, 2006
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24.27 million

"Don't Stand So Close To Me" is the tenth episode of the third season of Grey's Anatomy and the 46th produced episode of the series. It is also the 46th produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on November 30, 2006.

The fallout of Burke and Cristina's deception continues to be felt as recent events put a strain on their relationship, and her relationships with her peers. Derek's confidence is shaken as he approaches high profile surgery while Bailey begins to feel responsible for her interns mistakes. Meredith faces a crisis when one of her half-sisters is admitted to the hospital while Richard's choice to stop visiting Ellis causes her to revisit a painful part of her life. George grows increasingly stressed about his father's impending surgery.



"At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about eachother, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to and once we've chosen those people we tend to stick close by no matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."
- Meredith Grey


  • "Sociopath" - Anya Marina
  • "Show Me" - John Legend
  • "World Waits For You" - Son Volt

Title ReferenceEdit

This episodes' title references the album Don't Stand So Close To Me, originally sung by The Police


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