As Izzie stands there, a man and a woman ask if she's Dr. Isobel Stevens. The guy is unfamiliar to me, but the woman is Suzanne Cryer, who played a girl but not the girl on Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place. Now that I know she's still working, I'm kind of hoping she'll show up this season on Drive, since Nathan Fillion was also a non-titular star of that show. ["You may also remember her, as I do, as the "yada yada" lady from that famous Seinfeld episode." -- Joe R] Izzie thinks they're clinic patients and directs them to George. The woman is near tears as she explains that their daughter has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Izzie gives them directions to the oncology ward, and the woman just breaks down crying. Izzie tries to be empathetic and comforting, but the man tells her that the real problem is that Izzie looks just like their daughter. Can you guess why? Ding ding ding! Yes, it's because their daughter is the baby Izzie gave up for adoption lo those many years ago. Your prize for guessing is a brand new GE microwave. Just call Jack Donaghy's assistant and he'll arrange for delivery. Oh, and for future reference, Izzie's baby is named Hannah and her parents are named Dustin and Caroline Klein. Commercials.
And we pick up right where we left off, with Dustin explaining Hannah's medical condition to Izzie. It seems she was diagnosed with some serious leukemia a few months ago and desperately needs a transplant. A compatible donor had been located, but the donor up and died. Which normally facilitates organ donation, but I guess not for bone marrow. The donor registry told them it might take months to find a new match, so they decided to look up Izzie and see if she would consider being a donor. Izzie recovers from her shock far more quickly than I would if I were confronted by my lost baby's adoptive parents, and tells them that while she'd be happy to donate, the chances are slim that she will actually be a good match, as she only contributed half of Hannah's genetic material. Caroline: "When you gave her up, we promised to take care of her, to keep her safe. But I can't protect her from this. It's genetic. You have to take care of her." Izzie realizes that Hannah must be somewhere in the hospital and asks if she can meet her. Dustin tells her that it will be Hannah's decision, but that they have no objection. I would think the first question would be whether Hannah even knows she's adopted. I'm sure all the parenting manuals suggest informing adopted kids of their situation, but I'm guessing there are still plenty of parents who don't do that. Caroline points out that their daughter could die. I like the ambiguity of that -- it's not clear if she's talking about her and Dustin's daughter or her and Izzie's daughter.