Music on Anatomy: Hot Death Sandwich

Do you honestly believe they'll change the name of the show to just Anatomy?

For those hiding under a rock, the life of the name on the marquee has died. Clinically speaking, that is, for at least a moment when she wakes up in ghost land between last season's two big ratings deaths, Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Dylan the bomb-squad leader (Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights), like some sort of Hot Death Sandwich. And because we've got to work music in here, this moment was backed by Butterfly Boucher's "A Bitter Song" which also opened the episode with Meredith's (brief) struggle in the water.

Now, all logic says that Meredith Grey will be saved in next week's episode, which is titled "Some Kind of Miracle" -- and if that isn't clue enough, then just know that even if the writers wanted to off the Grey in Grey's Anatomy, there's no way the network would allow them to kill future prospects just to get a spike in ratings. So instead, every last doctor in the hospital is there working on saving her life (the rest of the patients be damned!).

Of course, it would be unacceptable to have your audience all ready for death and then not deliver, so instead, someone else on the show must die ... but who will it be? Dr. Burke (thus ending Isaiah Washington's reign of PR terror?) or possibly George (thus, again, ending Isaiah Washington's reign of PR terror?)? Or, more likely, a different Grey dies ... namely mommy dearest, who, if you'll remember, is about to undergo a difficult surgery.

You know what else is difficult? Pairing music up with a scene of some dude getting his head drilled into, yet somehow it's accomplished. Meanwhile, this week's title track ("Drowning on Dry Land") is appropriately a blues song, seeing how Mer is literally blue, from hypothermia.

Title track: "Drowning on Dry Land" - Albert King
1. "A Bitter Song" - Butterfly Boucher (MySpace) - Episode opens with Meredith struggling in the water in super slow-mo. Later again at the end of the episode as the doctors work on Meredith.
2. "Timeless" - Kate Havnevik (MySpace) - Izzie drills into a patient's head. The little girl stares at the water as Derek finally emerges with Meredith.
3. "The Great Escape" - Patrick Watson (MySpace) - Izzie is in surgery with her patient. Alex posts pictures from the morgue.

Previously: Rock the boat (Episode 3.15)

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