5x12 Sympathy for the Devil
First Aired: Jan. 15, 2009 on ABC
Summary: Derek's mother, Carolyn (Tyne Daly), makes a surprise visit to Seattle and meets Meredith for the first time, as Mark tries to conceal his relationship with Lexie from her as well; meanwhile, death row inmate William wishes to donate his organs to Bailey and Arizona's patient, as Owen and…
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (factual errors): The state of Washington does not have the death penalty and, therefore, has no death row prisoners.
- Guest-star Tyne Daly's step-brother Tim Daly is cast-member of the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice.
- Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "Sympathy for the Devil" is a song by The Rolling Stones.
- This episode shares its name with an episode of the CW show Supernatural. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who appears as Denny Duquette in this episode, plays a leading role in the "Supernatural".