A good basketball game can have us all on the edge of our seats. Games are all about the glory, pain and the play by play. And then there are the more solitary games. The games we each play all by ourselves. The social games, the mind games. We use them to pass the time to make life more interesting... to distract us from what's really going on. There are those of us who love to play games, any game. And there are those of us who love to play a little too much. Life is not a spectator sport. Win, lose, or draw, the game is in progress whether we want it to be or not. So go ahead... argue with the ref, change the rules, cheat a little, take a break and tend to your wounds. But play. Play. Play hard, play fast... play loose and free. Play as if there's no tomorrow. Okay, so it's not whether you win or lose, t's how you play the game... right?
The Name of the Game
Season 2, Episode 22
Air date April 2, 2006
Written by Blythe Robe
Directed by Seith Mann
Episode Guide transcript
Blues for Sister Someone

The Name of the Game is the twenty-second episode of the second season and the thirty-first overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.


In light of recent events, Bailey is being mommy-tracked, so she becomes Derek's intern to get some OR time. George discovers many secrets during the day, not least that Meredith has a sister, one of Addison's patients, and Callie is living in the hospital. Meredith begins knitting, while the chief and Cristina battle it out during a skills class.