In the first episode of the series, Burke chose George to do a procedure, an appendectomy. When inverting the stump, George pulled to hard on the strings and wound up tearing the tstrings and making the area around the appendix contaminated. Burke had to step in before the patient went septic and possibly died. Up in the gallery, the other interns were betting on how long George would last before he had to ask for assistance. When the strings tore Christina labeled George “007” and Alex filled in “Licensed to kill”, a James Bond reference.