Seattle Grace is in lockdown!
A death-row inmate is admitted after being stabbed in the spine with a makeshift knife. The Chief assigns Owen, Cristina, Meredith and Derek to the case. Sounds like the makings of a great double-date! Too bad Derek and Owen don’t see eye-to-eye and Meredith and Cristina aren’t talking. Oh, and the guy’s a sociopathic serial killer. On second thought, worst double-date ever!
To make things worse, Mer-Der have completely different views on how to treat murderer William Dunn (guest star Eric Stoltz in a very creepy performance). Meredith is sympathetic for the man since he’s going to be executed in a few days, but Derek can’t muster any compassion for a cold-blooded killer.