My college campus has a magic statue. It's a longstanding tradition for students to rub its nose for good luck. My freshman roommate really believed in the statue's power and insisted on visiting it to rub its nose before every exam. Studying might have been a better idea, she flunked out her sophomore year. The fact is, we all have little superstitious things that we do. If it's not believing in magic statues, it’s avoiding sidewalk cracks or always putting our left shoe on first. Knock on wood. Step on a crack, break your mothers back. The last thing we want to do is offend the gods. Superstition lies in the space between what we can control and what we can't. Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you'll have good luck. No one wants to pass up a chance for good luck. But does saying it thirty three times really help? Is anyone really listening? And if no ones listening, why do we bother doing those strange things at all. We rely on superstitions because we're smart enough to know we don't have all the answers. And that life works in mysterious ways. Don't diss the juju, from wherever it comes.
Season 2, Episode 21
Air date March 19, 2006
Written by James Parriott
Directed by Tricia Brock
Episode Guide transcript
Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole
The Name of the Game

Superstition is the twenty-first episode of the second season and the thirtieth overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.


Sugrical fatalities occurs in threes and sevens, at least that's the rumor on the surgrical floor. With four fatalities in the morning alone, superstition rules the roost at Seattle Grace, so Addison juju's Meredith for good luck. Burke has George retrieve a scrub cap Cristina is holding hostage, Meredith and Bailey try to covince a friendly stalker to operate and Cristina is annoyed endlessly by her OCD patient while Richard's past arrives ==Plot==