Here is the episode guide for Grey's Anatomy. Each episode has the title, writer, director, and a description listed. The descriptions are sourced from locations such as Wikipedia and official press releases
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24 - Family Affair
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 2.3 Audience: 8.19 Meredith and Maggie offer Amelia support; Jo admits she's been keeping things from Alex; Arizona and Callie deal with the effects of their custody arrangement.
23 - At Last
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.77 Owen and Amelia take their relationship to the next level; Alex gains some clarity on his future with Jo; and Callie and Arizona continue to struggle with the current custody arrangement
22 - Mama Tried
Written By: Tia Napolitano Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 2.0 Audience: 7.66 Callie and Arizona are at odds over Sofia’s future, and Stephanie questions the status of her relationship with Kyle. Meanwhile, Alex and April work on a pregnant teen that is readmitted to Grey Sloan Memorial
21 - You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side
Written By: Lauren Barnett Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 2.0 Audience: 7.91 Stephanie’s relationship to Kyle becomes complicated. Meanwhile, Meredith encourages Amelia and Owen to take a chance and choose to be a real couple. Arizona and Callie are at odds and put their friends in the middle of an uncomfortable situation
20 - Trigger Happy
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Zetna Fuentes Rating: 2.0 Audience: 7.65 The doctors work frantically to save a young boy who was accidentally shot. Meanwhile, Arizona is upset when Callie tries to make an important decision about Sophia’s future without consulting her
19 - It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Chris Hayden Rating: 2.2 Audience: 7.97 Miranda continues to deal with the aftermath of Ben’s reckless decisions and forms an advisory committee to recommend proper disciplinary action against him. Meanwhile, April and Jackson try to put their differences aside for the sake of their baby, and Arizona makes a decision that could affect her relationship with Callie forever
18 - There's A Fine, Fine Line
Written By: Jen Klein Directed By: Jeanott Szwarc Rating: 2.2 Audience: 7.97 After a missing child forces the hospital into lockdown, Ben decides to operate on a pregnant mother without the proper surgical equipment. Miranda, as Chief, is faced with the repercussions of the event and whether or not Ben’s impulsive actions were justified
17 - Wear the Face
Written By: Karin Gist Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.35 Meredith goes on an ambulance ride with Owen and Nathan to pick up a heart for a transplant patient. Musician & MS patient Kyle Diaz is admitted to Grey Sloan Memorial with a tremor in his hand, and the residents apply for the Preminger Grant. Meanwhile, Catherine continues to insert herself into Jackson and April's business against Richard's wishes
16 - When It Hurts So Bad
Written By: Andy Reaser Directed By: Eric Laneuville Rating: 2.2 Audience: 7.77 Meredith takes a step forward with Will but quickly regrets it; Maggie senses a disconnection with Andrew; and Amelia reevaluates her relationship with Owen. Meanwhile, Catherine comes into town and really shakes things up with April and Jackson
15 - I Am Not Waiting Anymore
Written By: Mark Driscoll Directed By: Nicole Rubio Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.91 Jackson learns about April’s pregnancy, while Alex and the team of doctors handles an hours-long triple-organ transplant surgery. Meredith considers dating again, and Andrew insists on not receiving special treatment after he and Maggie go public
14 - Odd Man Out
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.83 Richard throws everyone for a loop when he switches the resident and attending pairings, and Arizona takes a huge risk on a woman who is pregnant with quadruplets. Meanwhile, April is faced with a difficult decision
13 - All Eyez on Me
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Charlotte Brandstrom Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.53 Meredith, Bailey, Jackson, Callie and Jo travel to a military hospital to perform an extraordinary and extremely risky surgery on a veteran with an advanced tumor. Meanwhile back at Grey Sloan, Andrew is tired of being Maggie’s worst kept secret; Ben makes an impulsive surgical decision; and a team of cheerleaders wreak havoc in the ER
12 - My Next Life
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 2.2 Audience: 7.67 A patient from Meredith’s very first surgery as an Intern is readmitted to Grey Sloan Memorial with a new aneurysm, and Amelia takes her case. Meanwhile, Maggie suspects that Richard knows about her relationship with Andrew, and Arizona debates dating again
11 - Unbreak My Heart
Written By: Elisabeth J.B. Klaviter Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.23 The evolution of April and Jackson’s relationship is revealed through a series of flashbacks dating back to when they first met. Simultaneously, we follow the years-long progress of one of Jackson’s patients
10 - All I Want Is You
Written By: Elisabeth R. Finch Directed By: Kevin Sullivan Rating: 2.2 Audience: 7.82 As the hospital deals with Meredith's trauma, Callie and Maggie perform a risky, experimental surgery on Alex's 15-year-old patient against his professional opinion. Meanwhile, Owen and Nathan are still at odds with each other, and Maggie and Andrew's relationship continues to develop
09 - The Sound of Silence
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Denzel Washington Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.28 Meredith is brutally attacked by a patient, and Penny is the one who discovers her. The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial rush to stabilize Meredith and remain by her side in the harrowing aftermath
08 - Things We Lost in the Fire
Written By: Tia Napolitano Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.5 Audience: 8.50 As the rumor mill around the hospital continues to spiral out of control, Grey Sloan Memorial is flooded with injured firefighters from a nearby wildfire. Maggie struggles to keep things with Andrew professional at work; meanwhile, Jo questions Alex’s priorities
07 - Something Against You
Written By: Andy Reaser Directed By: Geary McLeod Rating: 2.2 Audience: 8.02 The team of doctors work on a high stakes case of a long time patient, adding additional pressure to an already tense environment. Meanwhile, Bailey wants Ben to kick out their new roommate, and Arizona is eager to get back into the dating world with a new wingman
06 - The Me Nobody Knows
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc Rating: 2.2 Audience: 8.02 Grey Sloan Memorial not only welcomes a new transfer resident, but also a patient who's the topic of conversation after accidently sending his sex tape to his entire congregation. Meanwhile, Richard wrestles with how to progress his relationship with Maggie when an old friend visits the hospital, and April brings in a case of a young boy from the Middle-East
05 - Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.96 In the midst of the sisters’ dinner party, Maggie ditches her cooking duties to rush to the hospital. Meanwhile, April steps in to help cook as an attempt to avoid Jackson, and Arizona nervously waits to find out more about Callie’s new girlfriend
04 - Old Time Rock and Roll
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Nicole Rubio Rating: 2.3 Audience: 8.25 Owen suggests the interns learn a vital lesson on how to break bad news to patients’ families, and Arizona’s 90-year-old patient reassures her that she’s destined to find love again. Meanwhile, the sisters completely forget about the dinner party they’re hosting for everyone
03 - I Choose You
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.2 Audience: 8.12 Maggie reevaluates her life choices after receiving an invitation to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding; Richard questions Bailey’s loyalty, and Jo confides in Stephanie about a secret she’s been keeping from Alex. Meanwhile, Alex struggles with making a difficult decision that will affect the lives of newborn twins
02 - Walking Tall
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 2.3 Audience: 8.58 The pressure is on as a determined Bailey tackles her first day as Chief; meanwhile, April's marriage is in jeopardy and she finds herself unable to address her problems; Meredith struggles to juggle all her responsibilities and Amelia works to define her relationship with Owen
01 - Sledgehammer
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 2.8 Audience: 9.55 Grey Sloan Memorial springs into action to save the lives of two young girls whose powerful story will force some of the doctors to revisit the effects of bullying on their own pasts. Meanwhile, Meredith must adjust to changes at home with her new roommates while Bailey continues to fight for the Chief of Surgery position and Jackson prepares for April’s return to Seattle, on the Season 12 premiere
24 - You’re My Home
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.2 Audience: 8.33 As the doctors continue to tackle an unfathomable crisis, they are reminded of what is important and brought closer together, on the season finale
23 - Time Stops
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.74 The doctors of Grey Sloane Memorial Hospital are forced to put their emotions aside when a catastrophic event occurs
22 - She’s Leaving Home
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Chris Hayden Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.74 We see how Meredith and the doctors cope after they learn the news of Derek's death. Meanwhile, April makes a shocking decision that Jackson cannot understand, and Bailey and Ben argue over their future
21 - How to Save a Life
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Hardy Rating: 2.8 Audience: 9.55 Derek witnesses a horrible car accident and springs into action to save lives
20 - One Flight Down
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: David Greenspan Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.60 A small plane crash in Seattle causes multiple casualties and brings back horrible memories for the doctors, especially Meredith and Arizona. Meanwhile, friction between Owen and Amelia makes for an uncomfortable working situation for Stephanie
19 - Crazy Love
Written By: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter Directed By: Paul McCrane Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.42 Upon realizing that Owen and Amelia have been seeing each other behind her back, Meredith comes down hard on her sister-in-law causing Amelia to rethink things. Meanwhile, Catherine springs into action when a man is brought into the hospital after his wife seeks revenge on his cheatings ways
18 - When I Grow Up
Written By: Tia Napolitano Directed By: Zetna Fuentes Rating: 1.9 Audience: 6.64 A school field trip to the hospital takes a dramatic turn when the kids witness two injured cops enter the emergency room. Meanwhile, Stephanie sets her eyes on one of the chaperones, Callie operates on the leg of the police captain and Amelia must face her feelings for Owen
17 - With or Without You
Written By: Elisabeth R. Finch Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 2.2 Audience: 8.18 Meredith, rattled by the latest events, tries to figure out what to do about Derek. Meanwhile, Owen is shocked when his mother is admitted to the hospital
16 - Don’t Dream It’s Over
Written By: Andy Reaser Directed By: Susan Vaill Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.73 A patient's condition sparks a conversation between Richard and Maggie about Alzheimer's disease; April and Jackson struggle to return to their normal lives and Arizona is faced with the reality that Callie is moving on. Meanwhile, Meredith reveals her biggest fears about Derek
15 - I Feel the Earth Move
Written By: Jen Klein Directed By: Thomas Wright Rating: 2.1 Audience: 7.40 An earthquake shakes the ground at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, trapping Maggie in an elevator and threatening Meredith’s long streak of successful surgeries. Meanwhile, Owen gives medical advice to a child over the phone and Ben confides in Jackson
14 - The Distance
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Eric Laneuville Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.09 In this Amelia-centric episode, Amelia engages in the surgery of a lifetime as a crowd of doctors look on from the gallery. With Stephanie by her side, she begins operating on Dr. Herman, but quickly realizes it's far more difficult than she anticipated
13 - Staring at the End
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Mark Jackson Rating: 2.2 Audience: 7.56 The hospital doctors become fascinated with Dr. Herman’s case when Amelia gives a lecture detailing the intricacies of the surgery. Arizona and Herman continue to bond over the amount of cases they are trying to complete before the big surgery. Meanwhile, Bailey brings them a case of a pregnant woman who is close to her heart
12 - The Great Pretender
Written By: Mark Driscoll Directed By: Jeanot Szwarc Rating: 2.5 Audience: 8.13 Maggie gets upset when Meredith dodges her questions about DC; Bailey and Ben become concerned about Ben’s brother after he is admitted to the hospital, and Dr. Herman starts to warm up to Arizona. Meanwhile, Richard feels manipulated by Catherine
11 - All I Could Do Was Cry
Written By: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter Directed By: Rob Underwood Rating: 2.3 Audience: 7.81 After several discussions with Dr. Herman, April and Jackson must face their situation head on and make a difficult decision regarding their unborn child. Catherine arrives in Seattle and bumps into Richard at the hospital. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to find someone to take care of the kids so she can visit Derek for the weekend, and Amelia shows Stephanie some tough love when they work together on a case
10 - The Bed's Too Big Without You
Written By: Tia Napolitano Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 2.3 Audience: 7.58 April stays optimistic as Arizona begins testing on her baby; Dr. Herman plans out a crash course in fetal surgery; and Owen and Callie encourage each other to get back into the dating scene. Meanwhile, Meredith, Maggie and Bailey use the 3D printer to gain a better understanding of their patient’s tumor
09 - Where Do We Go From Here
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 2.8 Audience: 8.71 As Derek prepares for his move to DC, Meredith keeps herself busy at the hospital. Meanwhile, Jackson and April deal with difficult news, and Arizona and Amelia discuss how to best approach Dr. Herman
08 - Risk
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.33 Maggie and Meredith disagree with Derek about the best way to approach a patient’s case, which leads to a bigger argument between the couple. Meanwhile Callie feels responsible when one of her veterans is pushed too far and one doctor’s routine procedure results in a devastating diagnosis
07 - Can We Start Again, Please?
Written By: Andy Reaser Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.36 Secrets about Amelia’s past addictions come to light and cause problems for her at the hospital; Bailey oversees Jo’s first solo surgery; and Arizona must make an executive decision in Dr. Herman’s absence. Meanwhile the doctors spring into action when a couple arrives at the emergency room after escaping a fire
06 - Don't Let's Start
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Rob Greenlea Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.08 Owen becomes invested in a patient when he realizes she may have served in the military, April’s mother (Connie Ray) pays her daughter a visit and bonds with Jackson, and Derek plans a family dinner. Meanwhile, a patient’s diagnosis causes Bailey to reconsider her own health issues and Dr. Herman drops a bombshell on Arizona
05 - Bend & Break
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Jesse Bochco Rating: 2.5 Audience: 8.62 In this Callie and Arizona centric episode, the couple takes a look into the problems that have contributed to their troubled marriage. At work, Callie immerses herself in the Veterans’ project, and Arizona struggles to impress Dr. Herman. Meanwhile, Richard leans on Bailey for advice
04 - Only Mama Knows
Written By: Mark Driscoll Directed By: NicoleRubio Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.43 Secrets from Ellis Grey’s past come to light when Meredith watches old videos and reads through her mother’s journals. Meanwhile, Maggie rocks the hospital with an unexpected announcement; Alex gets new responsibilities and Callie focuses her attention on the Veterans’ project
03 - Got To Be Real
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.48 Owen introduces Callie to the Veterans Hospital patients in hopes that she will help them with her robotic limb lab, Jo becomes jealous of Alex and Meredith’s friendship, and Maggie continues to confide in Richard. Meanwhile, Alex and Bailey prepare to go in front of the board
02 - Puzzle With a Piece Missing
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.7 Audience: 9.44 In this Maggie centric episode, she continues to try to make a positive impression at the hospital but finds herself in extremely unfortunate situations. Meanwhile, Richard continues to hold onto his secret and the doctors work with a dying woman who is being kept alive by her daughter
01 - I Must Have Lost It On the Wind
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 3.1 Audience: 10.14 With Cristina gone, a new doctor, Maggie Pierce, making the rounds and Derek wanting to move to Washington DC, Meredith struggles to regain a sense of normalcy both at home and in the hospital. Meanwhile, Callie and Arizona come to a decision about surrogacy, Amelia overhears a big secret, Bailey realizes she will have to fight Alex for Cristina’s board seat and a freak accident causes two teenagers to be caught in a very compromising position.
24 - Fear (of the Unknown)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.92 In the Season 10 finale, the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital bid an emotional farewell to the beloved Cristina Yang. A possible act of terrorism rocks Seattle and causes chaos at the hospital. Meanwhile, Meredith makes a life changing decision and one doctor receives shocking news
23 - Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Bill D’Elia Rating: 2.5 Audience: 7.95 With Derek away, Meredith spends time with Amelia and finds out her true feelings about her time in Seattle. Bailey deals with the ramifications of her actions and Callie receives devastating news. Meanwhile, the residents panic after hearing that one of them will be fired
22 - We Are Never Getting Back Together
Written By: Joan Rater Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.81 Cristina looks to Meredith for advice as she assesses her future at the hospital. Derek and Amelia work together on a difficult surgery involving conjoined twins. Meanwhile, Jo is spread too thin when she tries to work on several cases at once and Stephanie realizes the truth about Bailey’s bubble boy case
21 - Change of Heart
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Rob Greenlea Rating: 2.3 Audience: 7.99 Jackson is given the daunting task of delivering disappointing news to the doctors. Meanwhile, Derek’s sister Amelia drops by for a surprise visit, Richard surprises Catherine in Boston and when Bailey gets frustrated by the slow pace of her research, she makes a risky decision
20 - Go It Alone
Written By: Lauren Barnett Directed By: Mark Jackson Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.45 Cristina enlists Meredith to help her prepare an acceptance speech for her possible Harper Avery win and while Owen offers to attend the ceremony with her, she insists on going alone. Meanwhile, Derek feels overwhelmed between his responsibilities at home and at the hospital. April and Jackson come to a disagreement on children and religion, and Callie and Arizona try to reconnect in their marriage
19 - I'm Winning
Written By: Joanne Rater Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.18 Cristina is nominated for a Harper Avery and although most of her fellow doctors are ecstatic, she won’t let herself get too excited. Bailey continues to work on a young boy without an immune system -- Alex considers making a change, and Derek and Callie work with a machine that can recognize emotions. Meanwhile, Richard gives the residents a pep talk about the exciting projects going on around the hospital
18 - You Be Illin'
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Nicole Rubio Rating: 2.7 Audience: 8.28 The hospital gets inundated with flu infected patients, which causes the doctors to slowly fall ill one by one. Derek must fight off the sickness as he prepares to give a speech on brain mapping and the residents place bets on who will fall ill first. Meanwhile, a new doctor at the hospital gives Alex a glimpse into an alternate form of medical practice
17 - Do You Know?
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.42 Cristina imagines the two routes her life can take based on one decision she makes. Meanwhile one of the hospital’s patients decides whether or not to live
16 - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Written By: Jeannine Renshaw Directed By: Susan Vaill Rating: 2.4 Audience: 8.09 It's Richard's birthday and Bailey invites him to scrub in on the case of a lifetime. Meredith hires a research assistant to help with her portal vein project, and a scorned Callie gives Derek quite the shock. Meanwhile, Shane helps screen candidates for Cristina's clinical trial and meets a young expectant mother (Keke Palmer) who needs his help
15 - Throwing it All Away
Written By: Joan Rater Directed By: Chris Hayde Rating: 2.3 Audience: 7.36 Arizona has a bad day which escalates when she advises one of Callie’s patients on a potential double amputation. Derek goes back on a promise to Callie, and Jo and Stephanie come across an abandoned baby outside the hospital. Meanwhile, the doctors deal with the repercussions of the non-fraternization rule, which include meetings with HR and one doctor’s suspension
14 - You’ve Got to Hide your Love Away
Written By: Tia Napolitano Directed By: Ron Underwood Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.21 After an anonymous complaint is issued by one of their own, the hospital implements a non-fraternizing policy causing the couples to panic. Meanwhile, Emma and Owen talk about the future, Cristina and Meredith enjoy a little girl time and Richard enlists the residents to help research a rare cancer case
13 - Take it Back
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 3.1 Audience: 9.42 The doctors face the consequences of the events that took place at April’s wedding. Meredith feels betrayed when Derek goes back on a promise, Alex is furious after returning to the hospital and hearing the news about his father, and Arizona and Callie decide whether or not to move forward together. Meanwhile, Bailey realizes she was wrong about the motive behind Ben’s decision to move back to Seattle
12 - Get up, Stand Up
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 2.7 Audience: 8.36 On the day of April's wedding, the Grey Sloan Memorial doctors are all preoccupied with their own drama. Meredith and Cristina continue to argue about their research and careers, Bailey comes clean to Ben about her feelings regarding him moving back to Seattle, and Shane puts himself in a risky situation
11 - Man on the Moon
Written By: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 2.3 Audience: 7.02 April’s sisters arrive to help celebrate April’s upcoming nuptials and quickly get on her nerves. Matthew and Jackson are forced to work together when they witness a terrible accident, Callie and Arizona work hard to reestablish their relationship and Cristina is pressured to live stream an upcoming surgery. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns to the hospital
10 - Somebody That I Used to Know
Written By: Deborah Cahn Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.61 Ben worries that a casual conversation with Derek could potentially cause issues for Bailey, Cristina turns to Shane as tension grows with Meredith, and April's upcoming wedding makes for an uncomfortable situation between Jackson and Stephanie. Meanwhile, Meredith plans a Thanksgiving dinner at her house
09 - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.56 When an unexpected malpractice suit turns Callie's world upside down, her supportive father arrives and shares an interesting secret with her. Meanwhile, through flashbacks, we learn some surprising details about Callie and Arizona's marriage
08 - Two Against One
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 2.7 Audience: 8.68 The issues between Meredith and Cristina hit a boiling point when one of them ultimately betrays the other at the hospital. Derek tells Jackson that he needs to let go and allow the second year doctors to work on his patients, and April and Matthew make a bold decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Bailey has difficulties with Ben’s return
07 - Thriller
Written By: Gabriel Llanas Directed By: Cherie Nowlan Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.94 It's Halloween and the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial are hit with a barrage of spooky patients, which affects their own plans and puts one doctor’s well-being in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Derek collaborates with Ben on a new surgical technique and Richard angers Bailey when he asks a second year resident to perform his next surgery, on a special Halloween episode
06 - Map Of You
05 - I Bet It Stung
Written By: Jeannine Renshaw Directed By: Mark Jackson Rating: 2.7 Audience: 8.78 Meredith jumps back into work but finds it hard to excel at both motherhood and Being a surgeon. Stephanie tries to make a good impression on Jackson's mom, and Jo finds herself overly involved with her new patient. Meanwhile, Callie and Owen deal with an emotional situation regarding a patient
04 - Puttin' on the Ritz
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.8 Audience: 8.79 The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial throw a fundraising gala which turns wildly competitive after Jackson makes a rash promise. Back at the hospital, Bailey’s patience is tested when she has to deal with several extremely difficult patients. Meanwhile, Shane and Stephanie handle an incredibly busy ER by themselves and Alex reveals an emotional secret to Jo on the milestone 200th episode of Grey's Anatomy
03 - Everybody's Crying Mercy
Written By: Tia Napolitano Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 3.1 Audience: 9.60 Meredith and Derek adjust to life at home with a newborn but find it difficulty being away from the hospital; Arizona tries to takes steps to fix her broken marriage; Alex and Jo navigate through their new relationship; and Owen clashes with Jackson over financial issues at the hospital. Meanwhile, April anxiously awaits her boards results
02 - I Want You With Me
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 3.4 Audience: 9.27 The fight continues to save those affected by the storm, Callie makes a bold decision regarding her relationship, and the doctors come together upon receiving devastating news
01 - Seal Our Fate
Written By: Joan Rater Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 3.4 Audience: 9.27 The Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital doctors are faced with the devastation left by the storm. A giant mudslide in Seattle injures a group of first responders and citizens, causing the already shorthanded ER to spring into action. Meanwhile, Meredith is faced with a tough decision that will affect the life of a loved one, Callie is rocked by the reality of Arizona’s infidelity, and Richard’s life is in extreme danger
24 - Perfect Storm
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 3.1 Audience: 8.99 Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital enters crisis mode as the storm rages, resources become scarce and patients flood in by the busload. Meanwhile, one of the doctors fights for their life
23 - Readiness is All
Written By: Bill Harper Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 3.1 Audience: 8.97 The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital prepare for a super storm heading towards Seattle; Owen's desire to be a parent gets stronger as he becomes closer to Ethan; and one wrong move puts the lives of Meredith and her baby in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Jo looks to Alex for help in a moment of crisis, and one doctor gets the shock of her life
22 - Do You Believe In Magic
Written By: Dan Bucatinsky Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 3.0 Audience: 8.87 The doctors reach out to Bailey but she continues to shut everyone out; after an incident with Ethan’s grandmother, Owen fears the child could end up in foster care; and a new craniofacial specialist (Hilarie Burton) arrives at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to work on a young patient; meanwhile, a magician’s assistant is rushed into the ER after a magic trick goes terribly wrong
21 - Sleeping Monster
Written By: Bronwyn Garrity Directed By: Bobby Roth Rating: 2.7 Audience: 8.24 After several of Bailey's patients die, she becomes the focus of a CDC investigation; Cristina teases Alex about his feelings for Jo; Owen continues to take care of Ethan while his parents remain in the hospital.
20 - She's Killing Me
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Nicole Rubio Rating: 2.8 Audience: 8.58 Upon receiving some unsettling news, Meredith and Derek take preventative steps for their children’s future; a group of Syrian doctors arrive at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for a crash course in basic surgical skills that they plan to apply in the field; and April decides to come clean to Matthew regarding the truth about her virginity. Meanwhile, multiple pre-op patients develop infections, causing one doctor to wonder if she is at fault
19 - Can't Fight This Feeling
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Mark Jackson Rating: 2.9 Audience: 9.02 A gas tanker explodes on a Seattle highway, causing multiple injuries -- including paramedic Matthew; Meredith and Jo help a frantic mother (Sarah Chalke) whose child is suffering from a mysterious illness; and Owen bonds with a young boy whose parents are in critical condition. Meanwhile true colors are revealed when Alex is forced to work with Jo's boyfriend on an ailing patient
18 - Idle Hands
Written By: Gabe Llanas Directed By: David Greenspan Rating: 3.0 Audience: 9.39 As the hospital continues to make positive changes under the new management, the doctors begin to realize that owning a hospital comes with its own set of problems and responsibilities. Meanwhile, Meredith worries about the wellbeing of her unborn baby, Callie and Arizona try to get the spark back in their relationship, and Alex gives Jo's new boyfriend a run for his money
17 - Transplant Wasteland
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 2.6 Audience: 8.20 The discord and chaos created by the hospital's new management team causes one physician to question his future at Seattle Grace. Meanwhile, the doctors and the interns must juggle several transplant surgeries at once, each coming with its own set of obstacles
16 - This Is Why We Fight
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Jeanott Szwarc Rating: 3.1 Audience: 8.75 As word of Seattle Grace's financial trouble spreads, Catherine encourages Jackson to move to Boston, and the interns fear they might lose their jobs. Meanwhile, the doctors meet with a potential investor in a last-ditch effort to save the hospital, and Alex impresses Jo while caring for a patient
15 - Hard Bargain
Written By: Phil Harper Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 2.8 Audience: 8.57 As the hospital spirals closer to financial ruin, Owen must make some tough decisions, which includes foregoing an expensive surgery that could save the life of a child. Meanwhile, Alex and Jo work together to save the life of an infant, and April asks Jackson for dating advice
14 - The Face of Change
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Rob Greenlea Rating: 3.1 Audience: 8.91 Competition heats up as several of the doctors fight to become the new face of Seattle Grace; April brings in an emergency case, and Jackson and Alex work with a transgender teen couple. Meanwhile, the hospital implements new policies which test the patience of the staff
13 - Bad Blood
Written By: Jeannine Renshaw Directed By: Steve Robin Rating: 2.8 Audience: 8.93 As Derek and April work around the clock to find a solution for the hospital, Cristina struggles to respect the wishes of a family whose son is dying. Meanwhile, Arizona empathizes with a teenager who faces problems similar to her own
12 - Walking on a Dream
Written By: Tia Napolitano Directed By: Rob Hardy Rating: 3.0 Audience: 9.01 The Seattle Grace doctors are on edge when a new medical professional enters the hospital; Arizona struggles with the emotional and physical pain of a phantom limb; and while battling pregnancy hormones, an overly-emotional Meredith is confronted with her worst fear
11 - The End is the Beginning is the End
Written By: Joan Rater Directed By: Cherie Nowlan Rating: 3.0 Audience: 8.80 Meredith, Derek, Cristina and Arizona receive big news regarding the plane crash lawsuit, Richard avoids Catherine's romantic advances and Jackson takes on one of Mark Sloane's old patients. Meanwhile, Derek begins recovery on his hand
10 - Things We Said Today
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Ron Underwood Rating: 3.2 Audience: 9.34 Bailey puts her wedding day on hold and continues her efforts to save Adele's life, Cristina and Owen remain undecided about their pending divorce, while Arizona and Callie try to get their spark back. Meanwhile, the hospital becomes inundated with a group of bikers after a horrible accident
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09 - Run, Baby, Run
Written By: Debra Cahn Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 2.9 Audience: 8.17 As the rest of the doctors prepare for Bailey's wedding, Richard helps her through a bout of pre-wedding jitters. Meanwhile, Lizzie butts heads with Meredith, and Callie and Jackson try to convince Derek to participate in a risky surgery that could fix his hand
08 - Love Turns You Upside Down
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Mark Jackson Rating: 3.0 Audience: 9.10 The new batch of interns find themselves involved in all the drama at Seattle Grace: Meredith asks Heather to go above and beyond to help fix Derek's hand; Cristina starts a healthy competition between Stephanie and Leah, which inadvertently leads to a medical emergency for Cristina's patient; Alex sees Jo in a new light as they work to save a baby's life, and April teaches Shane a valuable lesson during "lumps and bumps" duty
07 - I Was Made For Lovin' You
Written By: Pete Nowalk Directed By: Laura Innes Rating: 3.1 Audience:
Cristina and Owen continue to figure out their relationship amidst the pending lawsuit; and Bailey argues with Ben over plans for their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Callie recruits Jackson to help find a solution to Derek's hand, but he is preoccupied by a shocking situation with April
06 - Second Opinion
Written By: Bill Harper Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 3.2 Audience: 8.84 As the doctors continue with their lawsuit, they're forced to confront the realities of their injuries. Meanwhile, Bailey tricks Arizona into helping her with a pediatric case, and Cristina tries to find normalcy in her new environment
05 - Beautiful Doom
Written By: Jeannine Renshaw Directed By: Stephen Cragg Rating: 3.3 Audience: 9.26 In this Meredith & Cristina-centric episode, the two friends continue to cope with life after the plane crash and their ever-growing responsibilities at their respective hospitals. As Meredith juggles taking care of Zola with a case that hits close to home, Cristina assists Dr. Thomas on a challenging heart surgery
04 - I Saw Her Standing There
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 3.0 Audience: 8.76 Aware that Derek might never operate again, Meredith stops talking about the surgeries she's performing. Meanwhile, Richard calls on Dr. Catherine Avery to help him perform a complicated procedure, as things continue to heat up between Jackson and April; and Arizona's struggle to accept her fate forces Callie and Alex to face their guilt
03 - Love The One You're With
Written By: Zoanne Clark Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 3.4 Audience: 9.69 The survivors from the crash are asked to make an almost impossible decision that will affect the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, tension grows between Jackson and April after they're forced to work together, and Alex tries to restrain himself with one of the interns
02 - Remember The Time
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Tony Phelen Rating: 3.8 Audience: 10.84 In this flashback episode, return to the site of the plane crash and watch as each doctor tries to cope with the heartache and injuries caused by the crash. Meanwhile, back at Seattle Grace, everyone struggles to find a bit of normalcy amidst the chaos
01 - Going Going Gone
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 4.40 Audience: 11.73 The doctors of Seattle Grace are faced with the aftermath of last season's plane crash. As they try to move on with their lives, they must learn to adapt to the changes, cope with their losses and move forward with their relationships and careers
24 - Flight
Written By: Rob Corn Directed By: Shonda Rhimes Rating: 4.1 Audience: 11.44
A dangerous situation leaves the doctors fighting to stay alive while trying to save their peers; Ben and Bailey make a decision; Teddy gets a tempting offer; Richard plans a dinner for the residents.
23 - Migration
Written By: Mark Wilding & Jenna Bans Directed By: Stephen Cragg Rating: 3.5 Audience: 9.82 The 5th years make their final decisions regarding their post residency plans, Mark confides in Derek about being torn between Lexie and Julia, Arizona encourages a childhood friend to have surgery, and Ben plans something for Bailey, who is preoccupied with work.
22 - Let The Bad Times Roll
Written By: Matt Byrne Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 3.3 Audience: 9.24 The residents agonize over their upcoming exam results; Arizona's childhood friend needs medical help; the doctors try to help a patient who is missing one third of his skull; Julia wants to start a family with Mark.
21 - Moment of Truth
Written By: Zakiyyah Alexander Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 3.3 Audience: 9.45 The residents travel to San Francisco for the oral boards; sparks fly when Richard and Catherine (Debbie Allen) bump into each other at a hotel; Alex feels guilty about being away from the hospital as Tommy's health takes a turn for the worse.
20 - The Girl With No Name
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Ron Underwood Rating: 3.2 Audience: 9.65 The doctors work on a Jane Doe, who turns out to be the subject of a case that gained national interest; Cristina proves to be in highest demand as the residents begin their interviews for post-residency positions at prospective hospitals; and Richard is faced with an unsettling realization when he visits Adele at Rose Ridge.
19 - Support System
Written By: Heather Mitchell Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown Rating: 2.9 Audience: 8.85 Cristina makes Owen tell her the intimate details of his affair; Mark takes his authority very seriously when he steps in as chief for the day; Arizona, Callie and Bailey plan a special night for Teddy.
18 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Mark Jackson Rating: 2.8 Audience: 8.19 A lion breaks loose in Seattle, leaving a couple's lives and relationship at risk; Lexie overhears Mark's discussion about moving in with Julia; Teddy begins to take steps towards coming to terms with Henry's death; Callie grills Arizona on her past lovers; and Alex requests to be taken off Morgan's preemie case when she becomes too dependent on him. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to be a support for Cristina as the tension between her and Owen hits a boiling point.
17 - One Step Too Far
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Ed Ornelas Rating: 3.0 Audience: 9.62 Derek encourages a hesitant Meredith to work with him again in neurology; Jackson's mother, Catherine Avery, returns to Seattle Grace with a urology fellow and develops an interest in Richard; and Cristina becomes increasingly suspicious of Owen's every move. Meanwhile, Alex tries to deny the fact that Morgan may be falling for him.
16 - If Only You Were Lonely
Written By: Matt Byrne Directed By: Susan Vaill Rating: 3.1 Audience: 9.06 As Adele's condition continues to deteriorate, Richard considers altering their living situation; an explosion at a local coffee shop results in a busy day in the ER for the doctors; Callie takes Meredith under her wing by helping her study for her boards; Lexie joins Arizona and Alex in peds, as they continue to care for intern Morgan's premature son; and when Jackson snaps at a patient, Mark encourages him to find ways to relieve his stress. Meanwhile, Cristina lets her suspicions get the best of her.
15 - Have You Seen Me Lately?
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 3.2 Audience: 8.31 In a final attempt to save Erica's life, Amelia arrives at Seattle Grace to beg Derek for help with the gliosarcoma case; Cristina and Owen engage in heated arguments during marriage counseling; Alex realizes that in order to be a good doctor, he'll need to improve his people skills; and Meredith is given a chance to shine when a man enters the ER after getting his hand stuck in meat grinder. Meanwhile, the residents continue to study for their upcoming oral boards.
14 - All You Need Is Love
Written By: Jeannine Renshaw Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 4.0 Audience: 10.27 On Valentine's Day, Lexie volunteers to watch Zola for Meredith and Derek; Callie plans an evening for Arizona; and Ben shows Bailey how much he cares. Meanwhile, Christina and Owen drift farther apart, despite the fact that he saves her when a car crashes into the hospital. Meredith and Bailey treat a woman who has headaches and seizures. Webber and Lexi treat a man who was hit by a car during a fight with his girlfriend. And Alex treats a 10-year-old girl who has a severe reaction to peanuts when her boyfriend gives her a Valentine's Day gift.
13 - If/Then
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc Rating: 3.6 Audience: 9.71 What if Meredith had had a happy childhood? What if Ellis Grey had never gotten sick? What if Derek and Addison had stayed together? Then what would have happened? We see the very different lives of the doctors of Seattle Grace in an alternative world and wonder who controls our destiny? Are certain things meant to be?
12 - Hope for the Hopeless
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Mark Jackson Rating: 3.2 Audience: 9.42 While Derek prepares to operate on a tumor deemed entirely inoperable, Hunt pressures Meredith to declare a specialty. As Cristina and Teddy try to steal a prized cardio surgery, the doctors celebrate Richard's 10,000th surgery.
11 - This Magic Moment
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Steve Robin Rating: 3.8 Audience: 10.71 The doctors split into teams for a risky surgery involving conjoined twins; Bailey recruits Meredith to be a buffer between her and Ben when he puts pressure on moving their relationship to a more serious level; Richard teaches Alex a tough lesson in the OR; meanwhile Teddy questions Cristina about what exactly happened to Henry during his surgery.
10 - Suddenly
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Ron Underwood Rating: 4.5 Audience: 12.12 A severe car crash involving an entire family results in an all-hands-on situation in the ER, as the eldest daughter is left to make the toughest decision of her life. Meanwhile Teddy, still in the dark about Henry's death, calls upon Cristina to help with her patient in the O.R., and Lexie finds herself working alongside Mark's new girlfriend, Julia, during an eye surgery.
09 - Dark Was The Night
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown Rating: 4.1 Audience: 11.29 Teddy puts her husband's life in the hands of her peers when Henry is sent to the OR for surgery and she's called away on another case; Meredith and Derek receive the long-awaited news about Zola; Callie and Jackson come under fire when their patient experiences post-surgery complications; and Meredith and Alex are involved in a life-threatening situation when they travel to a neighboring hospital to tend to a sick newborn.
08 - Heart-Shaped Box
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Jessica Yu Rating: 3.6 Audience: 9.52 The doctors become nostalgic when George O'Malley's mother, Louise, returns to Seattle Grace for medical help after a botched surgery at a neighboring hospital; the residents are inspired by a medical miracle when they witness a harvested heart that continues to beat outside the body; a new pediatric fellow excites Arizona and makes Alex feel threatened; Jackson lets his suspicions about Mark and Lexie interfere with his work; and Henry and Teddy have their first marital fight when he expresses interest in pursuing medical school.
07 - Put Me In, Coach
Written By: Jeannine Renshaw Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 3.7 Audience: 9.93 While Chief Hunt attempts to build team-working skills amongst the doctors of Seattle Grace Mercy West in preparation for their big game against Seattle Presbyterian, Alex investigates into the legal proceedings around Zola's adoption. Derek prepares for a surgery never before preformed and Teddy has a seemingly unusual plan for Cristina's future in surgery.
06 - Poker Face
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 3.6 Audience: 9.54 After being blackballed by most of the surgeons, Meredith uses Lexie to spark Derek's interest in her patient's rare brain tumor case and, in secret, gives guidance to April with Bailey's clinical trial; Callie's wish for Arizona and Mark to form a friendship comes to fruition and she realizes it's more irritating than helpful; Alex and Teddy research alternative surgeries for a very superficial patient; and Callie and Cristina struggle with a very difficult spinal surgery.
05 - Love, Loss and Legacy
Written By: Denise Hahn Directed By: Stephen Cragg Rating: 3.6 Audience: 9.97 The residents try their hardest to impress surgical great Catherine Avery-who also happens to be Jackson's mother-when she arrives at Seattle Grace to perform a groundbreaking transplant surgery; Arizona and Alex find their hands tied with a confidentiality issue when a familiar patient comes into the ER; meanwhile, a love-struck Teddy throws a dinner party for the couples, and Bailey makes a decision regarding her love life.
04 - What Is It About Men
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Tom Verica Rating: 3.1 Audience: 8.70 The doctors of Seattle Grace are called upon to man up when a stampede at a comic book convention causes an influx of colorful characters in the OR - blurring the lines of fantasy and reality; Mark shows his softer side with baby Sofia when Arizona and Callie go out of town, but at work he continues to give Jackson a hard time; Ben returns to the OR, only to find that Nurse Eli has moved in on Bailey; and the male doctors bond over their frustrations with women.
03 - Take the Lead
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 3.6 Audience: 10.20 The Chief makes a career-changing decision that shocks Seattle Grace Hospital; Cristina and Owen try to find normalcy in their relationship; April continues to struggle in her new role; and the 5th year residents are given their first solo surgeries, only to find out that even the most routine procedures aren't always easy.
02 - She's Gone
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 4.1 Audience: 10.38 News of Meredith and Derek's unsteady relationship raises a red flag for Zola's adoption counselor; Alex quickly realizes that he has become the outcast of the group after ratting out Meredith; and Cristina makes a tough decision regarding her unexpected pregnancy. Also, Chief Webber brings Henry in for a last minute surgery, alarming Teddy.
01 - Free Falling
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 4.1 Audience: 10.38 The fifth-year residents return for the first day of a year that will make or break their careers: Meredith faces the consequences of tampering with Derek's clinical trial and is terminated at the hospital; April tries to step up to the plate as Chief Resident in the wake of a giant sinkhole in the middle of Seattle; and Cristina and Owen are still at odds over their drastically different feelings for their unborn child.
22 - Unaccompanied Minor
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 3.6 Audience: 9.89 News of Meredith's dishonesty in the clinical trial comes to light, leading to unanticipated consequences for both her and others. Cristina finds herself in a compromising situation, which forces her to decide between her career and her relationship. Meanwhile, Owen posts his decision for chief resident and Teddy makes a surprising choice regarding her love life -- and her future.
21 - I Will Survive
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Tom Verica Rating: 3.2 Audience: 9.63 As the official Chief Resident interviews begin, everyone steps up their game in the hopes of impressing Owen. Meanwhile, Meredith anxiously prepares for her first interview with the social worker and Christina fights for a shot in the operating room.
20 - White Wedding
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 3.5 Audience: 10.11 As Callie and Arizona's wedding approaches, the couple quickly realize that the day they've been looking forward to is not turning out the way they'd envisioned. Meanwhile Alex continues to make the other residents jealous as he appears to be the top contender for Chief Resident, Meredith and Derek make a decision that will change their lives forever, and Dr. Perkins presents Teddy with a very tempting proposition.
19 - It's a Long Way Back
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Steve Robin Rating: 3.7 Audience: 10.67 Everyone pulls together to help Callie and baby Sofia on their painstaking journeys to recovery in hopes of allowing mother and baby to finally meet; the sudden death of a clinical trial patient has Derek proceeding with more caution while Meredith makes a calculated and risky move; Alex treats a cranky old rich woman dying of cancer and gets an idea for a grandiose endeavor that is sure to get him the Chief Resident spot; and Teddy is pleasantly surprised by the return of a familiar face.
18 - Song Beneath the Song
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 4.9 Audience: 13.09 In a series first, the music that has been at the heart of the show and been beloved by fans comes to life for Grey's Anatomy: The Music Event. A cataclysmic event rattles the doctors of Seattle Grace to the core, as Callie, on the verge of an enormous life-changing moment with Arizona, envisions her hospital and friends as it has never-been-seen before. "Chasing Cars" (Snow Patrol), "How to Save a Life" (The Fray) and "The Story" (Brandi Carlile) are among the songs performed by the cast.
17 - This Is How We Do It
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Ed Ornelas Rating: 3.7 Audience: 10.24 Richard is desperate for Derek and Meredith to accept Adele into their Alzheimer's trial, but will Adele stand in her own way? Meanwhile Mark and Arizona have conflicting ideas of the kind of baby shower Callie wants, Teddy is freaked out when Henry has another health complication -- leaving them both a little exposed -- and the competitiveness amongst the residents for the Chief Resident position is amplified when Richard receives the green light for his diabetes clinical trial.
16 - Not Responsible
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 3.4 Audience: 9.13 Meredith must choose between her fertility treatments and her eyesight when she begins having trouble seeing, Mark makes it clear to Callie and Arizona that he takes his role as father-to-be very seriously, and April discovers there's more to Dr. Stark than first appears.
15 - Golden Hour
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 3.7 Audience: 10.24 Meredith, looking to prove she is Chief Resident material, learns that anything and everything can happen in an hour's time when she steps up to run the ER for a night; meanwhile, Bailey sneaks off with Eli and gets into a little mischief, and everyone is surprised when the Chief's wife, Adele, shows up as one of the ER patients.
14 - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Steve Robin Rating: 3.9 Audience: 10.47 Thatcher Grey, Meredith and Lexie's father, returns to Seattle Grace with stomach pains and a new, twenty-something tattooed girlfriend, Danielle. Meanwhile, Alex clashes with the new OB, Dr. Lucy Fields, over a patient and Mark places Jackson on his service in exchange for information on Lexie.
13 - Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Kevin McKidd Rating: 4.3 Audience: 11.18 Derek begins the long series of trial surgeries and Meredith is offended that she wasn't asked to work on the study. Cristina is back stronger than ever but must fight an eager Jackson for a surgery with Teddy.
12 - Start Me Up
Written By: Natalie Krinsky Directed By: Mark Jackson Rating: 4.3 Audience: 12.15 Arizona seeks Mark's advice as she tries to reconcile with Callie, who has big news of her own; Teddy must make a key decision for Henry during his surgery; and on the same day the residents receive a new crop of interns, the Chief announces he is looking for a new Chief Resident.
11 - Disarm
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 4.2 Audience: 11.64 News of the incoming mass causalities after a gunman opens fire at a local college hits the staff hard when they must spring into action, even while their own wounds are still fresh; and Arizona does not receive a warm welcome home at the hospital.
10 - Adrift and at Peace
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown Rating: 4.0 Audience: 11.02 Despite Meredith's objections to the idea, a concerned Derek takes Cristina on a fishing trip in order to get away from it all, while Teddy, feeling directionless without Cristina, directs all of her efforts and compassion towards a dying patient who lacks the proper insurance to seek medical treatment.
09 - Slow Night, So Long
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Rob Bailey Rating: 4.3 Audience: 11.46 Derek lands the grant he needs for his clinical trial and all the attendings take him out to Joe's Bar to celebrate, but they get a surprise when they see someone they know already at the bar. Meanwhile, Meredith and Alex have to fend for themselves during the night shift with a nine-year-old patient who's experiencing post-surgical complications and his very pushy mother.
08 - Something's Gotta Give
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc Rating: 4.0 Audience: 11.13 Top security measures go into place as a team of doctors, led by the Chief, try to save the life of a major political figure from the Middle East. Meanwhile Cristina decides to finally decorate her new place and throw a housewarming party, and Alex shows up late from a weekend getaway to his first day of rounds with the new Pediatrics Attending, Dr. Phil Stark.
07 - That's Me Trying
Written By: Austin Guzman Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 4.3 Audience: 11.92 The residents are pushed to their limits when Owen puts them through a rigorous trauma certification drill; meanwhile, Cristina is also tested when left alone to monitor a very ill lung transplant patient.
06 - These Arms of Mine
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Stephen Cragg Rating: 3.9 Audience: 10.79 A documentary film crew visits the hospital six months after the shooting to document the road to recovery for doctors and patients. The camera lenses follow Derek, Owen, Mark & Callie as they ambitiously perform a rare arm transplant surgery, Meredith helps Cristina put on a brave face for the cameras, and Bailey's patient, Mary, returns for her surgery -- which marks the first time they've all seen of each other since that fateful day.
05 - Almost Grown
Written By: Brian Tanen Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 4.0 Audience: 10.97 As part of their training, the Chief puts Seattle Grace's residents -- including Meredith, Cristina, April and Jackson -- in charge; meanwhile, Derek, Callie, Owen and the other attending surgeons compete for a million-dollar grant.
04 - Can't Fight Biology
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Ed Ornelas Rating: 4.6 Audience: 12.11 Things are hostile on all fronts when a visit to the obstetrician results in some disturbing news for Meredith and Derek, and Lexie loses it when she notices Meredith and April getting closer. Meanwhile a car crash brings in multiple traumas and Jackson tries using his physical attributes to get ahead in the operating room, while Cristina's self-doubt carries outside of the hospital and into her house hunting with Owen.
03 - Superfreak
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Michael Pressman Rating: 4.6 Audience: 12.75 When Derek receives an unexpected and unwelcome visit from his estranged sister, Amelia, issues between the siblings -- both past and present -- come to the surface; the Chief tries to help Alex when he notices that he's refusing to use the elevators after his near-fatal shooting; and Meredith and Derek continue their efforts to ease Cristina back into surgery after her post-traumatic stress.
02 - Shock to the System
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Tom Verica Rating: 4.6 Audience: 12.53 After weeks of concealing the fact she was pregnant and miscarried, Meredith at last tells Derek and is finally cleared to return to her surgical duties in the wake of the hospital shooting spree; Cristina experiences post-traumatic stress disorder in the midst of an operation; and Bailey refuses to let Alex operate until he agrees to have the bullet in his chest removed.
01 - With You I'm Born Again
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 5.4 Audience: 14.32 The staff tries to deal with physical and emotional trauma in the wake of the deadly rampage.
24 - Death and All His Friends
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 5.6 Audience: 16.13 Cristina and Meredith's surgical skills are put to the ultimate test.
23 - Sanctuary
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Stephen Cragg Rating: 5.3 Audience: 13.93 Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its history.
22 - Shiny Happy People
Written By: Zoanne Clack & Peter Nowalk Directed By: Ed Ornelas Rating: 3.9 Audience: 11.05 An elderly patient admitted into the E.R. for a heart condition sees a familiar face, a long lost love who happens to be in the E.R. as well for a fractured arm, and the staff find themselves caught up in their love story. Meanwhile, Karev treats a troubled teenage patient whose parents brought her in for schizophrenia, and Meredith can't help but tell Cristina about her suspicions of Owen -- which inevitably messes with Cristina's head.
21 - How Insensitive
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Tom Verica Rating: 3.8 Audience: 11.03 Bailey preps the team with mandatory sensitivity training prior to admitting a 700-pound patient with compounded medical issues, and the case proves to be challenging. Meanwhile Derek has to come face to face with a former patient's husband in a wrongful death deposition, and spending time with a heart patient's daughter opens up some old wounds for Cristina.
20 - Hook, Line and Sinner
Written By: Meg Marinis Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 3.8 Audience: 10.47 Sloan returns to Mark's apartment, just as she's going into labor, and Teddy, Mark and the still-fighting Callie and Arizona are there to help with the birth and to get Mark through his grandson's pending adoption. Meanwhile Teddy sees Derek's invitation to illustrious cardiothoracic surgeon Tom Evans' as a threat to her future employment at the hospital, and the team work on a crab boat captain who has been stabbed with a giant shark hook.
19 - Sympathy for the Parents
Written By: Allan Heinberg Directed By: Debbie Allen Rating: 3.5 Audience: 9.87 When Alex's younger brother, Aaron, shows up at Seattle Grace-Mercy West with a hernia, it's up to Alex to get Bailey's approval for his pro bono surgery. Matters are further complicated when Aaron discloses that his family has not heard from Alex since he arrived in Seattle, and parts of Alex's past long kept secret are revealed to his friends and fellow doctors.
18 - Suicide is Painless
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc Rating: 4.0 Audience: 11.57 When Teddy's patient seeks to end treatment and her life, she turns to Hunt for help. The situation triggers Hunt's memories of his life at war and his past relationship with Teddy. Meanwhile, Callie and Arizona have a difference in opinion on what their future holds, and Richard tries to adjust to his role as a surgeon.
17 - Push
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 3.9 Audience: 10.95 A patient who needs an extremely difficult surgery comes to Seattle Grace, and it's Richard and Owen who vie for the opportunity to tackle it. But the decision lies in the hands of Derek, who deems that Owen should take on the surgery, leaving Richard bitter. Meanwhile, Bailey deals with her own personal struggles when she nervously prepares for another date with Ben.
16 - Perfect Little Accident
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Bill D'Elia Rating: 3.9 Audience: 11.83 When Avery's grandfather comes to the ER, Webber's wish for a stress-free first day back is lost after the surgeon requests an awake surgery. Elsewhere, Cristina and Teddy attempt a hand-me-down lung transplant for a cancer survivor.
15 - Time Warp
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 3.7 Audience: 10.27 In his new role as Chief, Derek restores the hospital lecture series, and Richard, Bailey and Callie present to the group pivotal surgical cases from their pasts - Bailey reflects on her first days as a shy resident, Callie looks back on a polio case, and Richard recalls a case in which he and Ellis worked on a patient diagnosed with GRID, a virus later called HIV.
14 - Valentine's Day Massacre
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Stephen Cragg Rating: 4.4 Audience: 12.74 It's Valentine's Day, and the doctors must treat dozens of injured people after the roof collapses at a popular romantic restaurant; Derek tries to manage his busy schedule as Chief of Surgery; Meredith wrestles with her new duties as the Chief's wife; and Mark and Callie team up to convince Sloan to do the right thing for her baby.
13 - State of Love and Trust
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc Rating: 4.5 Audience: 12.55 An intra-operative crisis casts a shadow over Derek's first day as interim chief, Owen's influence worries Cristina, Karev's first pediatric surgery case turns out to be more than babysitting and Webber resents the decision he must make.
12 - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Donna Deitch Rating: 4.7 Audience: 12.64 After learning of Richard's drinking problem, Derek confronts him for the sake of his friend and the hospital, Izzie returns, hoping to reconcile with Alex, and tensions run high between Teddy, Cristina and Owen in the aftermath of Cristina's startling confession.
11 - Blink
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Randy Zisk Rating: 4.7 Audience: 12.72 Mark flies Addison to Seattle to help with a difficult procedure on his pregnant daughter, Sloan, Owen questions Teddy's motives when she assigns Cristina the lead on a complicated surgery, and Derek's suspicions are raised when the Chief recruits Meredith to assist with a high profile operation on.
10 - Holidaze
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Robert Berlinger Rating: 5.1 Audience: 14.07 As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's pass, Miranda is visited by her father, William, who disapproves of her choices in life; meanwhile, Mark and Lexie must cope with the shocking arrival of a woman from his past, and Thatcher Grey questions the Chief's recent behavior as Meredith comes to his defense.
09 - New History
Written By: Allan Heinberg Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 5.6 Audience: 14.87 When Owen recruits his fellow Iraqi War vet, Dr. Teddy Altman, as the new cardiothoracic surgeon, Cristina questions Teddy's abilities in the OR and the nature of their past relationship. Meanwhile Izzie returns to Seattle Grace with her high school mentor seeking treatment for his dementia, and the stress of Richard's responsibilities, post-merger, are taking their toll.
08 - Invest In Love
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Jessica Yu Rating: 5.1 Audience: 14.07 A generous donation is offered to Seattle Grace by the parents of Arizona's 10-year-old patient. however, when his condition worsens, she finds herself in a conflict of interests. Meanwhile, Cristina tests her boundaries with Owen at the hospital, and adding insult to injury, Alex is left with all of Izzie's hospital bills to contend with.
07 - Give Peace A Chance
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Chandra Wilson Rating: 5.2 Audience: 13.74 When Isaac, the hospital lab tech, has an inoperable tumor wrapped around his spine, he turns to Dr. Derek Shepherd to do the impossible, and Derek tests the Chief's authority when Richard objects to moving forward with the risky surgery.
06 - I Saw What I Saw
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown Rating: 5.2 Audience: 14.66 After a burn victim unexpectedly dies in the midst of a chaotic ER, the Chief and board member Jennings interrogate the residents to find the culprit, as all the Mercy West and Seattle Grace residents defend their actions in an effort to save their jobs.
05 - Invasion
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 5.0 Audience: 13.79 As Mercy West merges with Seattle Grace, battle lines are drawn between the two hospital's residents over the patients.
04 - Tainted Obligation
Written By: Jenna Bans Directed By: Tom Verica Rating: 5.4 Audience: 14.13 Thatcher is hospitalized with liver failure, and Meredith fights anger and guilt while deciding her responsibility. Sloan treats an octogenarian who wants an implant. Izzie's interference in Hunt's cancer case may have deadly consequences.
03 - I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Michael Pressman Rating: 6.1 Audience: 15.69 As hospital personnel jockey for notice to keep from being fired, Izzie returns to surgery early and Bailey's triple aneurysm patient refuses her procedure because of her schizophrenic son.
02 - Goodbye
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Bill D'Elia Rating: 6.7 Audience: 17.03 During days 20 through 40 the staff continues toward acceptance. Meanwhile, Arizona takes a manipulative step to diagnose her pain patient and Hunt's amputee patient sinks into a deep depression.
01 - Good Mourning
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Ed Ornelas Rating: 6.7 Audience: 17.03 Covering days one through 13, everyone at Seattle Grace fights to save Izzie and George's lives and then deals with the aftermath. Elsewhere, Hunt treats a double amputation, and Arizona has a teen with painful growth spurts.
24 - Now or Never
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 5.5 Audience: 15.58 Izzie's memory problems panic Alex, the team takes care of a John Doe who was hit by a bus, Bailey rethinks her pediatrics fellowship, and the hospital endures losses.
23 - Here's to Future Days
Written By: Allan Heinberg Directed By: Bill D'Elia Rating: 5.5 Audience: 15.58 Izzie is torn over whether to have Derek's proposed brain surgery. A soldier on medical leave asks for a radical operation so he can return to active duty. The Chief tries to lure Bailey back to general surgery with a new toy, and Mark shifts into high gear with major life changes.
22 - What a Difference a Day Makes
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 5.3 Audience: 15.33 A car crash involving students going to their college graduation takes its toll on the residents in the ER, Derek's wedding gift is uniquely suited for Meredith - even if the oversight is not. Meanwhile, Denny's return has Derek and Bailey searching for the cause, and the results will change the outcome of the day.
21 - No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Tom Verica Rating: 5.0 Audience: 13.93 Izzie's mother comes to town, a little girl shoots her father, triggering a conflict between Meredith and the chief, Thatcher reappears, and Callie gets her first taste of life without her trust fund.
20 - Sweet Surrender
Written By: Sonay Washington Directed By: Tony Phelan Rating: 4.9 Audience: 13.55 Izzie bites off more than she can chew on her first day of chemotherapy, Mark and Derek are forced to work on the same patient, Meredith's plans for a simple wedding take a turn, and Karev finds himself split between worry over Izzie and excelling as a resident.
19 - Elevator Love Letter
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Ed Ornelas Rating: 5.5 Audience: 16.10 Owen's PTSD endangers Cristina, Izzie's illness leaves the residents dealing with guilt and anger - to her expense, and Derek's fear causes him to persevere for Meredith's answer.
18 - Stand By Me
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Jessica Yu Rating: 5.0 Audience: 14.67 Sloane's facial transplant fades to the background as the interns begin squabbling, Bailey's attempts to reach Derek unexpectedly clear surgeons from the hospital, and Cristina juggles her first solo surgery with treating a resistant Izzie.
17 - I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Written By: Jenna Bans Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 5.0 Audience: 13.54 Derek's malpractice deposition reveals an unhappy statistic, the interns finally diagnose 'Patient X', Karev stands up to two attendings to save a band geek, and when Webber shuts Miranda out completely she makes a call.
16 - An Honest Mistake
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Randy Zisk Rating: 5.9 Audience: 15.39 Addison and Derek differ on the treatment plan for their patient, Cristina discovers malpractice in high places, Izzie gets bad news, and Mark spectacularly mistimes his confession.
15 - Before and After
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Dan Attias Rating: 6.0 Audience: 15.70 Owen runs into someone very special from his past. Izzie employs her fellow doctors in a medical game made to help teach the interns. Naomi, Sam and Addison rush Archer to Seattle Grace and meet with Derek and Mark to save his life.
14 - Beat Your Heart Out
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Julie Anne Robinson Rating: 5.8 Audience: 15.20 Cristina carries on an intense flirtation with Owen, Derek gets advice from everyone on how to propose, Izzie gets some tests done, and Bailey's promotion may stand in the way of a new career possibility.
13 - Stairway to Heaven
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Allison Liddi-Brown Rating: 5.6 Audience: 14.25 Meredith and Miranda each cross a line, William Dunn regrets his decision and Izzie finally confronts what Denny's appearance means.
12 - Sympathy for the Devil
Written By: Jenna Bans Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc Rating: 5.3 Audience: 12.95 Derek's mother visits, the death row patient starts angling for death in the hospital, Izzie craves more in her relationships, and Jackson's need for organs becomes critical.
11 - Wish You Were Here
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 5.2 Audience: 13.71 Derek has trouble with objectivity concerning his death row patient, Cristina and Meredith continue their feud, Izzie confides her problem to Alex, and the Chief faces what's become of his life's work.
10 - All By Myself
Written By: Peter Nowalk Directed By: Arlene Sanford Rating: 5.5 Audience: 15.15 The residents make their cases for the solo surgery, Sadie chafes at her restrictions, and Sloan battles his desires.
09 - In the Midnight Hour
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Tom Verica Rating: 6.2 Audience: 15.74 Sadie manipulates the interns into performing a procedure that goes horribly wrong, Izzie's ghost refuses to leave, and Mark bonds with a girl who's taken responsibility for her sleep-walking father.
08 - These Ties That Bind
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Eric Stoltz Rating: 5.9 Audience: 15.59 Izzie wrestles with her ghost, Torres uses a ground-breaking procedure to get her mind off of Hahn, and the interns continue teaching themselves spurred on by a new cohort.
07 - Rise Up
Written By: William Harper Directed By: Joanna Kerns Rating: 6.0 Audience: 15.63 The residents and interns squabbling over procedures upsets Dr. Hunt, Erica discovers what happened to the heart she lost, and Derek asks Sloan to break out the McSteamy to distract Yang.
06 - Life During Wartime
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Jim Frawley Rating: 5.6 Audience: 15.05 The new trauma surgeon shocks everyone with his methods, Bailey is asked to save a girl with an inoperable tumor, and Callie's not sure what she wants.
05 - There's No 'I' in Team
Written By: Jenna Bans Directed By: Randy Zisk Rating: 5.4 Audience: 14.21 Bailey's dream of a domino surgery is scuppered when one of the donors learns of her husband's affair, and Meredith is insulted when she gets no credit for the procedure she and Derek worked on together.
04 - Brave New World
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Eric Stoltz Rating: 5.9 Audience: 14.57 Calllie worries over her first real date with Erica. Cristina stumbles upon a neglected area of the hospital.
03 - Here Comes the Flood
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Michael Pressman Rating: 5.6 Audience: 14.54 Determined to reverse Seattle Grace's slide into mediocrity, the chief lays down some new rules for interns and residents with which no one's happy. Derek asks Meredith for further changes in her living arrangements. Lexie challenges Cristina's diagnosis for a patient with a persistent headache, and the chief's preoccupation with reputation blinds him to problems with the physical plant.
02 - Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 2)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 7.2 Audience: 18.29 Meredith and Derek find that "happily ever after" isn't as easy as they hoped, Cristina finds interest in a military doctor, and the Chief is surprised to hear that Seattle Grace is no longer ranked as a top-tier teaching hospital.
01 - Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 1)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 7.2 Audience: 18.29 Meredith and Derek find that "happily ever after" isn't as easy as they hoped, Cristina finds interest in a military doctor, and the Chief is surprised to hear that Seattle Grace is no longer ranked as a top-tier teaching hospital.
17 - Freedom (Part 2)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Audience: 18.09 A surgical team battles the clock as they try to save a boy encased in cement, Karev's situation with an ever-disintegrating Ava brings back painful memories that interfere with his judgment, Derek and Meredith have one last chance at their clinical trial.
16 - Freedom (Part 1)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Audience: 18.09 A surgical team battles the clock as they try to save a boy encased in cement, Karev's situation with an ever-disintegrating Ava brings back painful memories that interfere with his judgment, Derek and Meredith have one last chance at their clinical trial.
15 - Losing My Mind
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: James Frawley Audience: 16.03 Cristina is still in her slump and turning mean, Izzie finally confronts Ava/Rebecca, and Meredith's anger with her therapist is challenged by a patient with a Cinderella story.
14 - The Becoming
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Julie Anne Robinson Audience: 15.55 The new clinical trial patient has a secret, Yang is dealt a blow from a distance by Burke, the nurses refuse to work with Sloan, and Meredith's therapist tells her some home truths.
13 - Piece of My Heart
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Mark Tinker Audience: 15.31 Addison is not prepared for all the changes that greet her upon her return to Seattle Grace for a specialized surgery, Meredith and Derek begin their clinical trial, Izzie feels left out, and Karev is confronted with an unexpected announcement.
12 - Where the Wild Things Are
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Rob Corn Audience: 16.37 The judgment of the residents is skewed by a competition, Meredith tries therapy and a bear attack may be more than it appears.
11 - Lay Your Hands On Me
Written By: Allan Heinberg Directed By: John Terlesky Audience: 17.68 Bailey's son comes to the ER, Derek takes a housing step that puts pressure on Meredith, Izzie has a crisis of faith, and Cristina's choice may change her course with Hahn.
10 - Crash Into Me (Part 2)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes & Krista Vernoff Directed By: Jessica Yu Audience: 17.78 Tragedy abounds for everyone at Seattle Grace as they all continue in efforts to get the paramedic out of the overturned ambulance, stop the bleeding of a man who won't quit, and a bigot with a Nazi tattoo on his stomach. On the personal side, Rebecca returns to spend time with Alex, Miranda's husband finds it harder to wait for her while she's in surgery, and Cristina still tries to get on Hahn's good side, even though Bailey has put her elsewhere.
09 - Crash Into Me (Part 1)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes & Krista Vernoff Directed By: Michael Grossman & Jessica Yu Audience: 14.11 An accident in the ER bay leaves two paramedics fighting for their lives, and a third who refuses Bailey's care. Meanwhile, Alex juggles two women, and Lexie begins to bond with a patient.
08 - Forever Young
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Rob Corn Audience: 19.61 Bailey crosses the line when the guy she had a crush on in high school shows up in the ER during an onslaught of high school students involved in a bus crash. The Grey sisters run and hide when their father shows up drunk, while Derek tries to get back into the dating scene with another doctor and Cristina tries her best to get back into Hahn's good graces.
07 - Physical Attraction… Chemical Reaction
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Jeff Melman Audience: 19.50 Hahn bans Cristina from her service, Bailey covers more and more of Torres' duties, and Izzie and George go to extreme lengths to recapture the magic of their first encounter.
06 - Kung Fu Fighting
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Tom Verica Audience: 19.31 A man survives a parachute accident without serious injury, two women refuse treatment because of a wedding contest, and Cristina and Izzie jockey for inclusion in Hahn's surgeries.
05 - Haunt You Every Day
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Bethany Rooney Audience: 16.44 Meredith feels she's being haunted by her Mother's ashes, and Cristina is denied a surgery for a surprising reason.
04 - The Heart of the Matter
Written By: Allan Heinberg Directed By: Randy Zisk Audience: 18.04 Meredith and her intern lose a patient after they give her the wrong diagnosis, Callie confronts Izzie, and McDreamy bonds with the other Grey.
03 - Let the Truth Sting
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Dan Minahan Audience: 19.04 Callie hides in her office, frustrating Bailey who's itching to teach someone. Elsewhere, age becomes the theme as Izzie tries to convince 'Really Old Guy' he shouldn't die, Webber and Sloan set out to prove they're not too old to learn a new technique, and Karev is saddled with an intern who's past his prime.
02 - Love/Addiction
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: James Frawley Audience: 18.51 Lexie persists in trying to get to know Meredith, and Mama Burke descends once more.
01 - A Change Is Gonna Come
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Audience: 20.93 The interns, now residents, deal with their own crops of interns. Callie struggles with her new position, and Burke makes a decision.
25 - Didn't We Almost Have It All?
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Rob Corn Audience: 21.53 The wedding day arrives, and Cristina desperately needs something to take her mind off it, the fourth climber is found and his condition doesn't match the other climbers' stories, and Adele's condition brings a change for Richard.
24 - Testing 1-2-3
Written By: Allan Heinberg Directed By: Christopher Misiano Audience: 19.07 The interns take the biggest test of their careers, their first-year medical exams, as the residents attend to three injured mountain climbers. Meanwhile Callie's suspicions of George and Izzie grow, and Cristina struggles to write her wedding vows.
23 - The Other Side of This Life (Part 2)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Michael Grossman Audience: 20.97 Addison is pulled into the case of a high-risk surrogate mother, Susan develops a complication, Izzy struggles with George's decision, and Ava has surgery that may restore her memory.
22 - The Other Side of This Life (Part 1)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Michael Grossman Audience: 20.97 Addison leaves for warmer climes and to figure things out, Susan visits the clinic, and Cristina's perfect wedding is changed when her and Burke's mothers hit town.
21 - Desire
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Tom Verica Audience: 19.75 The Chairman of Seattle Grace's board of directors is admitted and all the attendings vie for his favor, Izzy and George keep getting confronted by the results of infidelity, and Preston presses Cristina for a decision.
20 - Time After Time
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Christopher Misiano Audience: 20.91 Meredith deals with an overbearing step-mother. Christina finds herself caught between Burke and Marlow. Derek fights for the job of Chief. Alex continues the search for Jane Doe's identity. And Izzie's past comes looking for her.
19 - My Favorite Mistake
Written By: Chris Van Dusen Directed By: Tamra Davis Audience: 21.89 Izzie seems to be the only one with a memory of the previous night, Derek gets over-protective when Meredith gets a surgery, and one of Callie's relatives comes to town.
18 - Scars and Souvenirs
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: James Frawley Audience: 22.38 A Korean war veteran with an old bullet left in his shoulder is admitted into Seattle Grace. Tensions escalate between Izzie and George, and Callie must reveal a big secret. Alex continues to work with Jane Doe.
17 - Some Kind of Miracle
Written By: Shonda Rhimes & Marti Noxon Directed By: Adam Arkin Audience: 28.40 Meredith interacts with some memories, all while the Chief, Burke and Bailey devise an unusual resuscitation maneuver. Meanwhile, Cristina has her own therapy and Derek speaks his mind to Ellis.
16 - Drowning on Dry Land
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Audience: 25.59 Cristina keeps an eye out around the hospital for Meredith to tell her about her impending nuptials. Izzie fights for the life of her patient, still trapped between two vehicles on the ferry and Derek also searches for Meredith, wondering where she's disappeared to. Alex gets the job of notifying friends and family members about the status of loved ones.
15 - Walk on Water
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Rob Corn Audience: 25.20 The interns face a mass-casualty incident while George crosses the professional line with Callie, Cristina asks Preston to let her tell Meredith about their engagement before anyone else finds out, and the Chief dons a new hair style.
14 - Wishin' and Hopin'
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Julie Anne Robinson Audience: 23.92 A toxic cancer patient immobilizes the hospital, George has an announcement, and Izzie frets that her money wasn't well spent. Meredith, meanwhile, has new issues with her mother and Cristina worries that having a personal life could affect her career.
13 - Great Expectations
Written By: Eric Buchman Directed By: Michael Grossman Audience: 21.40 George deals with his grief, Cristina and Burke's silence makes for an interesting dinner party, and the Chief makes a decision that sends all the attending doctors scrambling.
12 - Six Days (Part 2)
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Greg Yaitanes Audience: 21.89 George's dad has a rocky road to recovery, Cristina and Burke continue their war of silence, and Meredith reaches out to her father.
11 - Six Days (Part 1)
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Greg Yaitanes Audience: 23.30 As Mr. O'Malley's surgery approaches, he begins to suspect how serious his condition is, Izzie has to take a positive step to scrub in on a surgery, and Meredith keeps running in to her father.
10 - Don't Stand So Close to Me
Written By: Carolina Paiz Directed By: Seith Mann Audience: 24.27 Miranda is adamant that Burke and Cristina be punished, Derek doubts his abilities, Izzie takes a stand, and Meredith deals with family in two very different ways.
09 - From a Whisper to a Scream
Written By: Kip Koenig Directed By: Julie Anne Robinson Audience: 18.46 A traumatic car accident fills the ER; Cristina has a crisis of conscience about her deceptive teamwork with Burke; Izzie pushes the boundaries of probation.
08 - Staring at the Sun
Written By: Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman, Jr. Directed By: Jeff Melman Audience: 20.96 George must deal with his family when his father is admitted, Richard comes to a decision about his marriage, and Burke's secret is closer to getting out.
07 - Where the Boys Are
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Dan Minahan Audience: 20.57 Derek was looking forward to getting away from it all for a few days until his co-workers all go along on a camping trip. Bailey confronts Cristina and another doctor confronts Izzie about her feelings surrounding Denny. Addison and Callie are confronted by a major problem with a pregnant patient.
06 - Let the Angels Commit
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Jessica Yu Audience: 20.96 Derek's sister comes to Seattle for a visit, and seems more into the extended family and gossip surrounding his divorce from Addison than into him. Meanwhile, the interns are not the only ones jealous of Cristina's opportunity to scrub in with Preston on a "Humpty Dumpty" procedure, and Bailey takes it personally when she learns she's been scrubbed, herself. George works with Addison on a very unusual case and Alex envies him.
05 - Oh, the Guilt
Written By: Zoanne Clack, Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Jeff Melman Audience: 21.93 Guilt causes different actions in everyone, the interns are allowed to attend an M&M meeting, and Derek and Addison finalize things.
04 - What I Am
Written By: Allan Heinberg Directed By: Dan Lerner Audience: 22.82 Denny's father (Fred Ward) visits Izzie and gives her something that will change everything. Meanwhile, Meredith is diagnosed with appendicitis and while waiting for emergency surgery and high on morphine has a talk with Addison for the first time since Addison found the panties. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan starts working at the hospital and Alex wants to work under him instead of Addison because Mark has a patient with severe facial burns. And while Callie and George break up, Meredith finally picks one man.
03 - Sometimes a Fantasy
Written By: Debora Cahn Directed By: Adam Arkin Audience: 22.50 Cristina refuses to quit, like she thinks Preston has. Finn and Derek refuse to quit on Meredith, who insist that they date her. Izzie won't quit standing out front of Seattle Grace, waiting for the time she feels is right to see Dr. Webber. Mark won't quit on giving up on Addison, who now realizes her marriage to Derek is over. And Alex wishes she would quit picking him as her intern in the OB-GYN department.
02 - I Am a Tree
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Jeff Melman Audience: 23.31 Patients include a teenage boy with a tree run through him, a man with a tumor on his brain that forces him to be honest, and a patient who goes all out on living before her surgery as the interns begin to go all out on Bailey to ask Izzie to come back to Seattle Grace; Dr. Burke's mother goes all out on breaking Cristina's will; Addison goes all out with the bottle because she found some interesting pocket fanfare in her husband's tuxedo after the prom; and Callie goes all out to make George jealous.
01 - Time Has Come Today
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Dan Minahan Audience: 25.41 When Izzie has a mental collapse after Denny's death, Izzie and Cristina turn to Meredith to try and make it better for her. Callie tries to cope with George not returning the three word sentiment she said to him. Meanwhile, back at the hospital, Alex and Addison deal with a baby left in a garbage can at a local high school, Richard receives an ultimatum from his wife, and Derek and George are quarantined in the locker room due to a patient suspected of having the plague.
27 - Losing My Religion
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Mark Tinker Rating: 8.0 Audience: 22.60 The chief tries to determine who's responsible. Callie presses George about his feelings. Derek and Meredith have to make a decision about Doc. The interns are charged with pleasing the chief's niece.
26 - Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 8.0 Audience: 22.60 The struggle to get Denny a heart continues. Christina gets to run her own trauma. Shepherd is responsible for a friend's life. The Chief's niece is brought to the ER by his wife.
25 - 17 Seconds
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Dan Minahan Rating: 8.1 Audience: 22.50 Burke and Izzie continue to search for a new heart. The residents treat victims of a workplace shooting.
24 - Damage Control
Written By: Mimi Schmir Directed By: Tony Goldwyn Rating: 7.8 Audience: 21.99 The interns care for a family involved in a car accident. Derek lets his emotions get the better of him.
23 - Blues for Sister Someone
Written By: Elizabeth Klaviter Directed By: Jeff Melman Rating: 7.4 Audience: 20.76 While Izzie grills George about the personal details of his life, Addison takes Alex to task about a sensitive case. Also, Burke feels the pressure when he treats his musical hero, and Meredith considers dating a hunky vet.
22 - The Name of the Game
Written By: Blythe Robe Directed By: Seith Mann Rating: 8.0 Audience: 22.35 George begins to overstay his welcome at Burke and Cristina's apartment. Cristina takes a seminar and discovers that Chief Webber is taking it too. Meanwhile, Meredith learns a startling secret about her father, Bailey worries her colleagues will not treat her the same now that she's a mother, and Alex gets a lesson in bedside manners.
21 - Superstition
Written By: James D. Parriott Directed By: Tricia Brock Rating: 7.5 Audience: 21.13 A complication from the LVAD surgery puts Denny in the OR during a death cycle, Cristina maneuvers to get George kicked out, and an old mentor of the Chief's is admitted for treatment.
20 - Band Aid Covers the Bullet Hole
Written By: Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman, Jr. Directed By: Julie Anne Robinson Rating: 8.0 Audience: 22.51 Cristina babysits for Bailey and doesn't take to it well at all. Meanwhile, Addison and Derek come to terms with their relationship, and Denny keeps coming between Alex and Izzie.
19 - What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Wendey Stanzler Rating: 8.8 Audience: 24.76 Karma figures large in the minds of most of the staff for various reasons, and Meredith and George face the repercussions of their actions.
18 - Yesterday
Written By: Krista Vernoff & Mimi Schmir Directed By: Rob Corn Rating: 8.7 Audience: 24.36 Derek and Addison are shaken by the arrival of someone from their past. Meanwhile, Burke learns Cristina's secret, and Meredith delves into her family's dirty laundry.
17 - (As We Know It) (Part 2)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Peter Horton Rating: 9.1 Audience: 25.42 While the man with the bomb lodged in his chest remains in Burke's OR, Bailey's injured husband remains in Derek's. Meanwhile, Bailey still hasn't delivered her baby.
16 - It's the End of the World (Part 1)
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Peter Horton Rating: 13.5 Audience: 37.88 The lives of everyone in the OR are threatened when a patient enters with a bomb inside of him... and a young paramedic with her arm inside the cavity is the only thing keeping it from going off.
15 - Break on Through
Written By: David Paymer Directed By: Zoanne Clack Rating: 6.6 Audience: 18.44 The nurses strike, leaving the doctors unprepared for their extra duties. Cristina and Burke have to define their work relationship, Izzie relates to a pregnant teenager, and Meredith finds parallels to her mother in a case requiring her to remove life support.
14 - Tell Me Sweet Little Lies
Written By: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Directed By: Adam Davidson Rating: 7.5 Audience: 21.04 Meredith has to choose between her dog and her roommates, Alex gets his board results, and Bailey's pregnancy may be at risk.
13 - Begin the Begin
Written By: Kip Koenig Directed By: Jessica Yu Rating: 6.8 Audience: 18.97 Izzie realizes that she is attracted to her patient with a heart condition. George treats Bex, a hermaphrodite. Meredith's mother gets a special visitors. Derek and Addison's relationship is still rocky.
12 - Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Peter Horton Rating: 5.6 Audience: 15.70 Christmas brings a range of holiday spirits, from über-cheer to Scrooge, and holiday maladies.
11 - Owner of a Lonely Heart
Written By: Mark Wilding Directed By: Dan Minahan Rating: 7.3 Audience: 20.59 The mother of the quints blames herself, Izzy becomes attached to her patient, Karev must face the consequences of his actions, and Cristina cares for an inmate desperate to stay at the hospital.
10 - Much too Much
Written By: Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman, Jr. Directed By: Wendey Stanzler Rating: 7.0 Audience: 19.59 Meredith's one night stand causes complications when he shows up at the hospital with an embarrassing problem, Burke tries to push Cristina toward the next step, and Alex's problems affect his performance.
09 - Thanks for the Memories
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Michael Dinner Rating: 7.2 Audience: 20.33 Thanksgiving sends the occupants of the house in different directions: Meredith escapes to the hospital, George goes hunting with his family, and Izzie throws a dinner that it appears no one is coming to.
08 - Let It Be
Written By: Mimi Schmir Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter Rating: 7.0 Audience: 19.74 Freinds of Derek and Addison come from New York, because the woman wants a preventative hysterectomy and mastectomy because she is afraid of cancer. Meanwhile, George is freaking out because he almost got hit by a man falling from a roof.
07 - Something to Talk About
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Adam Davidson Rating: 6.5 Audience: 18.13 Addison and Derek go to marriage counseling. Derek says that he's finished with Meredith. Meanwhile, Meredith becomes the main gossip topic in the hospital and Izzie and Christina discover a pregnant man. Preston tells the Chief about him and Christina and Alex finally kisses Izzie.
06 - Into You Like a Train
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Jeff Melman Rating: 5.9 Audience: 16.67 A train wreck brings multiple casualties to Seattle Grace, leaving Meredith hanging for her answer. Meanwhile, Alex finds working without his "mojo" a disheartening experience, and Yang searches high and low for a missing appendage.
05 - Bring the Pain
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Mark Tinker Rating: 6.4 Audience: 18.00 A storm rages in Seattle. Izzie is very disappointed by her date with Alex, and Meredith is upset with Derek. They both complain to George, which drives him crazy. At the hospital, Cristina has a patient that uses porn as a pain killer and Meredith takes care of an Asian girl who needs to see a Shaman before surgery. There is a power shortage and George and Alex are stuck in an elevator with a critical patient. They need to perform heart surgery, but Alex is too freaked out and so George does it.
04 - Deny, Deny, Deny
Written By: Zoanne Clack Directed By: Wendey Stanzler Rating: 6.5 Audience: 18.28 Christina becomes a patient and Meredith deals with her mother's illness.
03 - Make Me Lose Control
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Adam Davidson Rating: 6.5 Audience: 18.12 Meredith's mother is admitted to the hospital, revealing that the once great surgeon now has Alzheimer's disease. Menwhile, Christina faints during operation and needs immediate care. She loses her baby due to complications and becomes a patient. Burke finally finds out about her pregnancy when it's too late. Mrs Grey gives hell to George because she thinks he is her husband, but George copes with it.
02 - Enough is Enough
Written By: James D. Parriott Directed By: Peter Horton Rating: 6.3 Audience: 17.57 After a fatal car accident, a man, a woman and their son are patients in the Seattle Grace hospital. The injuries of the mother reveal a family secret. Another patient has swallowed something strange, but refuses to reveal what. On the personnel level, Meredith and Cristina try to get along with the ending of their relationships. While Meredith tries to avoid Shepherd, Cristina and Burke are involved in the same medical cases. George feels uncomfortable still working with Olivia, who wants him to forgive her. Derek also reveals why he left New York.
01 - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Written By: Stacy McKee Directed By: Peter Horton Rating: 6.8 Audience: 18.98 Meredith, shattered by revelations, is forced to work with Addison, Joe collapses at the bar, Cristina has some pretty shattering news of her own, and Alex starts working on Izzie.
09 - Who's Zoomin' Who?
Written By: Gabrielle Stanton & Harry Werksman, Jr. Directed By: Wendey Stanzler Rating: 8.0 Audience: 22.22 A sexually transmitted disease breaks out and affects several members of the hospital staff. Meanwhile, Webber reluctantly tells Derek about his own medical concerns. Izzie and Cristina worry about a patient's wife and daughter who can't agree on his care. Burke treats his college buddy Bill, whose medical diagnosis raises some questions regarding his wife's actions. And just as Meredith and Derek grow more intimate, a surprise from his past shows up.
08 - Save Me
Written By: Mimi Schmir Directed By: Sarah Pia Anderson Rating: 6.6 Audience: 18.33 Meredith grows increasingly dissatisfied with fact that she knows nothing about Derek's life. Meanwhile, Alex treats a patient whose religious beliefs jeopardize her chances for recovery, and Izzie contemplates reconnecting with her estranged mother. Also, a pregnant woman in her 40s who's been diagnosed with cancer disagrees with Cristina's medical advice. And the interns are mystified by a patient who's being treated for seizures and who thinks he's psychic.
07 - The Self Destruct Button
Written By: Kip Koenig Directed By: Darnell Martin Rating: 6.8 Audience: 18.86 Derek and Meredith try to be discreet as they spend the night together at Meredith's house, but their haggard appearance speaks volumes to Bailey, who warns Meredith to end the relationship. Meanwhile, George suspects an anesthesiologist of drinking on the job, Alex treats a former competitor who now finds honor in self-mutilation, Izzie has to deal with a patient who won't let his girlfriend go, literally, and Cristina battles a case of what seems to be the flu.
06 - If Tomorrow Never Comes
Written By: Krista Vernoff Directed By: Scott Brazil Rating: 6.4 Audience: 17.88 All of the interns are in awe when a woman comes in with a record breaking tumor, but it is so far advanced that the woman's prognosis is not good. Now that Bailey knows about Meredith and Derek's affair, their jobs are in jeopardy, and she strongly advises Meredith to end it. Meanwhile, Cristina and Burke's secret relationship gets more complicated, and when no one else can be reached, Izzie has to perform a major procedure on her own.
05 - Shake Your Groove Thing
Written By: Ann Hamilton Directed By: John David Coles Rating: 6.4 Audience: 17.90 Meredith realizes that she must take on a lot more responsibility when she is told that her mother needs to sign over all of her assets to her. Izzie prepares to have a party for her boyfriend Hank's visit, but the size of the party far exceeds her expectations. Meredith has her first heart surgery, during which she fears that she has accidentally damaged the patient's heart. Meanwhile, Cristina and Burke hit it off.
04 - No Man's Land
Written By: James D. Parriott Directed By: Adam Davidson Rating: 6.9 Audience: 19.18 Alex uses Izzie's modeling against her, and her last ad causes a patient to reject her care. Meredith finds parallels between a patient and her mother, and Christina must deal with a hospital-savvy patient.
03 - Winning a Battle, Losing the War
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Tony Goldwyn Rating: 6.5 Audience: 17.99 A bike race injures several people, one of whom is left brain dead. Cristina and Izzie want to use his organs for organ donation, but they find the organ harvesting process an emotional one. Meanwhile, George deals with an over-flirtatious patient, and Meredith has to deal with Izzie and George moving in, Alex showing off, and keeping Derek at arm's length.
02 - The First Cut Is the Deepest
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Peter Horton Rating: 6.4 Audience: 17.71 The surgical staff tries to be optimistic as a young woman clings to life after a brutal attack. Meanwhile, Meredith puts her career on the line to save a newborn in the hospital nursery, and the other interns learn that it takes more than just medical knowledge to be good at their jobs.
01 - A Hard Day's Night
Written By: Shonda Rhimes Directed By: Peter Horton Rating: 5.8 Audience: 16.25 Meet Meredith Grey. Daughter of famous surgeon Ellis Grey and currently a first year intern at Seattle Grace Hospital. On her first day, she meets her fellow interns: Cristina Yang, a highly competitive Stanford graduate. George O'Malley, a quirky yet warm hearted guy. Izzie Stevens, a former model who's always optimistic. Overseeing them is Miranda Bailey, dubbed by her coworkers "The Nazi". Meredith also gets a surprise when she realizes that her one night stand from the night before is her new boss.