The hell? EU reference on Grey’s Anatomy

The season finale of a hit network medical drama/soap opera is probably the last place one would expect an Expanded Universe reference, but last night on Grey’s Anatomy, it seems Dr. Bailey (the only character on the show I have never wanted to smack upside the head) came through with this:

“Han Solo is not a loser. Han Solo got encased in carbonite and that was a big mess, but that’s not what he’s remembered for. He’s remembered as the guy who made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, and who braved the sub-zero temperatures of the ice planet Hoth in order to save someone he cared about from the big ugly wampa. He’s remembered as the guy who swooped down at the last minute, blasted Darth Vader out of the sky, so that Luke could use the Force and, and destroy the damn Death Star. Okay? Princess Leia saved him from the carbonite, and they fell in love, and they saved the universe, and had twin Jedi babies that went on to save the universe again.”

UPDATE: That’s the real quote. Grey’s Anatomy screenwriters, we salute you. (And big thanks to Horsey as well!)

The finale (‘Freedom’) reruns Friday night on ABC, or you can watch it online. The scene starts at 27:25 in the first part of the two-parter.

UPDATE 2: You want video? io9 has video.

9 Replies to “The hell? EU reference on Grey’s Anatomy

  1. That’s actually a paraphrase — she went into a lot more detail than that (and she said the twin Jedi babies saved the “universe”). Dr. Miranda Bailey = closet geek. Liz = closet “Grey’s Anatomy” viewer. Oh, the shame.

  2. Yeah, I figured. Deleted the episode off my DVR before I heard about this, and it wasn’t online yet.

    I’ll fix it.

  3. Yeah, I didn’t have the actual quote as it went by fast on the tv and I was in shock that the twins were mentioned. So I had summarized it and figured that dunc would go look up the whole thing later.

    And yeah, Dr. Bailey is the best thing on that show.

  4. Pretty cool!

    Wonder what she thinks of LOTF…

    Oh, and her Wikipedia page currently states: “She enjoys science fiction, able to recount numerous facts about Han Solo from Star Wars including events in the post original trilogy novel series known as Star Wars: The Expanded Universe.” Ah yes, that series. Hm. :)

  5. They sort of forgot to mention that one of the twins became the new Dark Lord of the Sith and killed Luke’s wife… but I guess that would have destroyed her argument.

  6. Almost one year later, but I’ll throw my comments in here…
    Way cool!

    Although, I just would like to point out that Han shot a TIE fighter, which clipped Darth Vader’s ship that sent it (w/him in it, of course) careening out into space. Isn’t that right? I think I have to go watch ANH again (oh darn!) just to make sure. :-)

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