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1 :01x01 - A Hard Day's Night

Mar/27/2005
On the morning of her first day as a surgical intern at Seattle Grace Hospital, Meredith Grey is running late as she recovers from a one-night stand and prepares for her first day. Meredith quickly befriends George O'Malley, who's quirky, yet lovable, Cristina Yang, a highly competitive woman, and Izzie Stevens, a model turned surgical intern. Each of the new interns get assigned to Dr. Miranda Bailey, who past interns have dubbed "the Nazi".

Meredith's first patient, a young beauty pageant contestant, recently began having severe, life-threatening seizures and Meredith uncovers that she'll need brain surgery to save her life. However, things take a turn when the neurosurgeon, Dr. Derek Shepard, happens to be Meredith's one-night stand. He wants their brief relationship to progress into something more, but Meredith is firm on her stance - their relationship should remain strictly professional.
Guest Stars: Skyler Shaye as Katie Bryce (Patient: Beauty Pageant Contestant with Seizures) | Randall Arney as Mr. Bryce (Father of Katie Bryce: Patient with Seizures) | Kate Burton as Dr. Ellis Grey (Mother of Dr. Meredith Grey) |
Co-Guest Stars: Brad Pennington as Radiologist | Noelle McCutchen as Nurse #2 | Josh Bywater as Intern #1 | Gregory Erff as Mr. Jones | Robbie Troy as Mrs. Bryce (Mother of Katie Bryce: Patient with Seizures) | Billy Wood as Senior Resident | Joel Schmidt as Gloria's Brother (Standing Next Gloria in the Waiting Room) | Kathleen M. Darcy as Anesthesiologist | Grinnell Morris as Intern #4 | Richard Gilbert-Hill as Small Town Doc | David Vegh as Tony Savitch (Patient: Bypass Surgery) | Martin Ighani as Rectal Exam Patient (Patient: Given Rectal Exam by Dr. Izzie Stevens) | Laura Carson as Gloria Savitch (Wife of Tony Savitch: Bypass Surgery Patient) | Moe Irvin as Nurse Tyler Christian | Sendhil Ramamurthy as Intern #2 | Lynne Marie Stewart as Nurse | Sean Palmer as Intern #3
Director: Peter Horton
Songs: O.A.O.T's -- Dance, Thirteen Senses -- Into The Fire, Butterfly Boucher -- Life Is Short, Rilo Kiley -- Portions For Foxes, Vaughan Penn -- Ready to Rise, BANG Sugar BANG -- Super Cool, Jem Griffiths -- They

2 :01x02 - The First Cut Is the Deepest

Apr/03/2005
The surgical staff tries to stay positive when a young woman, despite brain surgery, is clinging to life after a brutal attempted rape. Meanwhile, Meredith risks her spot in the intern program when she crosses the line in order to save a newborn suffering from a undiagnosed heart condition. The other interns learn that in order to be a good surgeon and doctor, much more than medial knowledge is needed.
Guest Stars: Kate Burton as Ellis Grey (Mother of Dr. Meredith Grey) |
Co-Guest Stars: Helen McCardle (1) as ER Doctor (Announces Patient: Allison) | Cindy Drummond as Wife of Louis Cardon: Multinucleate Cell Angiohistiocytoma Patient (Hugs Cristina After Diagnosis is Explained) | Stephen Blackehart as Vic (Patient: Rapist Who Assaulted Allison) | Gary Kraus as Louis Cardon (Patient: Multinucleate Cell Angiohistiocytoma) | Shannon Burwell as Crying Patient | Chip Keyes as Big Man | Andre Panossian as Code Team Leader | Patricia Harris-Smith as Patient's Wife | Debra Holt as Big Man's Wife | Nate Reese as Father of Patient #1 | Joan McCrea as Mother-in-Law of Louis Cardon: Multinucleate Cell Angiohistiocytoma Patient (Stands Next to Louis with Her Hand on His Pillow) | Linda Nile as Sister-in-Law of Louis Cardon: Multinucleate Cell Angiohistiocytoma Patient (Hugs Louis After Diagnosis is Explained) | Laurie Burke as Mother of Newborn | Kylie Dragna as Ellen Parkins | Jeff Marlow as Drunk Man | Alice Lo as Qing Lu (Patient: Needs Stitches, Can't Speak English) | Robin Pearson Rose as Patricia (Chief Richard Webber's Assistant) | Kristy Munden as Trauma Nurse | Scott Michael Morgan as Patient #2 | Sonia Jackson as Patient #1 | Kerri Higuchi as Pediatrics Intern (Improperly Diagnoses Infant) | Walter Wong as Tech | Scarlett Lam as Ahn (Patient: Laceration On Forehead, Daughter Of Qing) | Kerry Carney as Intern #1 (Tries to Convince Meredith to Let Her Move In) | Dennis Gubbins as Dr. Paul Gay (Neonatal Attending) | Stacey Hinnen as Mr. Johnson (Father of Infant With Pulmanory Atresia) | Elise Robertson as Ms. Johnson (Mother of Infant With Pulmanory Atresia) | Alex Thayer as Allison (Patient: Assault Victim with Multiple Injuries)
Director: Peter Horton
Songs: The Cardigans -- Live and Learn, The Ditty Bops -- Sister Kate, Keane -- Somewhere Only We Know, Get Set Go -- Wait, Tegan & Sara -- You Wouldn't Like Me

3 :01x03 - Winning a Battle, Losing the War

Apr/10/2005
On the day of a bike race, injured individuals flood into the hospital, including a pedestrian who is left brain dead. Seeing that he has no chance of ever waking up, Cristina and Izzie wish to use his organs for organ donation, but find that the process is an emotional one. George gets assigned to Mack, a good friend of Chief Webber, and constantly flirts with George. Meanwhile, Meredith continues to try to distance herself from Derek and is forced to deal with Alex's big ego, but through the day, Meredith begins to realize the key to winning the battle.
Guest Stars: Keith David as Lloyd Mackie (Patient: Liver Transplant, Friend of Chief Webber) | Callum Blue as Viper (Patient: Bicycle Spokes In Abdomen) |
Co-Guest Stars: Zina Zaflow as Nurse | Steven W. Bailey as Anesthesiologist Jeremy | Claire Lautier as Shelly (Wife of Organ Donation Patient) | Kathleen M. Darcy as Anesthesiologist | Rudolph McCollum as Vipor's Male Friend | Kelsy Kemper as Shelley's Daughter (Daughter of Organ Donation Patient) | Dinah Lee as Grungy Chick (Friend of Patient Viper) | Kristy Munden as Trauma Nurse
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Songs: Lisa Loeb -- Fools Like Me, Stuart Reid -- Hear You Breathing, Tegan & Sara -- I Won't Be Left, The Ditty Bops -- There's a Girl, The Ditty Bops -- Wishful Thinking, The Reindeer Section -- You Are My Joy

4 :01x04 - No Man's Land

Apr/17/2005
While George begins to feel that he's loosing his masculinity due to Izzie and Meredith treating him like a sister, Izzie's newest patient may lose his masculinity to prostate cancer. Cristina assigns herself to a sick woman, who she believes will need surgery, but ends up learning more from the woman then standing in on a surgery would ever give her. Meredith faces the reality of her mother's Alzheimer's when Derek treats a patient with nails in his brain. Meanwhile, Alex tapes up pictures of Izzie's racy spread all over the locker room.
Guest Stars: Kate Burton as Ellis Grey (Mother of Dr. Meredith Grey) | Taylor Nichols as Rick Humphrey (Patient: Prostate Cancer) | Valerie Cruz as Zona Cruz (Wife of Patient Jorge Cruz) | F.J. Rio as Jorge Cruz (Patient: Seven Nails In His Head) | Anna Maria Horsford as Nurse Elizabeth Fallon (Patient: Whipple Surgery, Former Hospital Nurse) |
Co-Guest Stars: Moe Irvin as Nurse Tyler Christian | John O'Brien as Radiology Tech #1 | Jack Merrill as Radiology Tech #2 | Helen McCardle (1) as ER Doc | Chris Hendrie as Dr. Harry Victor (Attending Urologist) | Tom Choi as Flouroscope Tech |
Uncredited: Linda Klein as Nurse Linda
Director: Adam Davidson
Songs: Get Set Go -- Break Your Heart, The Eames Era -- Could Be Anything, Rosie Thomas -- Let Myself Fall, Sia -- Sunday, Vaughan Penn -- Truth, Tegan & Sara -- Where Does The Good Go

5 :01x05 - Shake Your Groove Thing

Apr/24/2005
Meredith realizes the responsibility of adulthood when her mother has to sign all of her assets over to her. Izzie decides to throw a party for her boyfriend, Hank, and the scale of the party, which Meredith is unaware of, increases throughout the day. After popping a glove during a heart surgery, Meredith fears that she damaged the patient's heart and has to face a meeting with the chief and lawyers who will determine her future as a doctor. Meanwhile, sparks start to fly between Cristina and Burke, and Meredith and Derek's relationship is exposed when Bailey catches them together at the party.
Guest Stars: Jonathan Scarfe as Hank (Dr. Izzie Stevens' Boyfriend) | Kate Burton as Ellis Grey (Mother of Dr. Meredith Grey) | Barry Shabaka Henley as Mr. Patterson (Husband of Heart Surgery Patient Mrs. Patterson) | Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. Drake (Patient: Towel Left In Lung After Surgery) | Brent Sexton as Jerry Frost (Patient: Chronic Back Pain, Trying To Get Meds) |
Co-Guest Stars: Andre Panossian as Perfusionist | Jane Morris as Ms. Goff (Retirement Home Administrator) | Steven W. Bailey as Anesthesiologist Jeremy | Jeff Doucette as Warren Sterman (Patient: Bowel Obstruction) | Vladimir Rajcic as Resident Doctor | Kate Forster as Jane Richie (Lawyer At Meeting About Mrs. Patterson) | Moe Irvin as Nurse Tyler Christian
Songs: Ivy -- Edge Of The Ocean, Interpol -- Evil, Dee -- She's Expensive, Buffseeds -- Sparkle Me, Psapp -- Tiger, My Friend, The Ditty Bops -- Wake Up

6 :01x06 - If Tomorrow Never Comes

May/01/2005
The interns are speechless when a woman comes in with a large, record-breaking tumor, but unfortunately for the woman, her outlook isn't good. Derek and Meredith's jobs are at risk now that Bailey knows about their relationship, and Dr. Bailey makes it clear that Derek better not give Meredith special treatment. Meanwhile, Izzie urges George to ask Meredith out, and Cristina and Burke's relationship continues to progress.
Guest Stars: Lara Phillips as Mary Levangie (Daughter of Patient Mr. Levangie) | Alex Alexander (1) as Annie Connors (Patient: Giant Tumour) | Jane Galloway Heitz as Annie's Mother (Mother of Patient Annie Connors) | Bruce Weitz as Mr. Edward Levangie (Patient: Brain Surgery For Parkinson's) |
Co-Guest Stars: Sharmila Devar as Female Intern | Noelle McCutchen as Cardiac Nurse | Walter Wong as Echo Tech | Yolanda Snowball as Physical Therapist | John O'Brien as CT Tech | Yvonne Farrow as Heart Patient's Wife | Patricia Bethune as Older Nurse | Sean Palmer as Intern | Steven W. Bailey as Anesthesiologist Jeremy | Moe Irvin as Nurse Tyler Christian | Brad Pennington as Radiologist | Linda Klein as Nurse Linda
Director: Scott Brazil
Songs: Psapp -- Chapter, Butterfly Boucher -- Never Leave Your Heart Alone, Jem Griffiths -- Save Me, The Ditty Bops -- Walk Or Ride

7 :01x07 - The Self Destruct Button

May/08/2005
Derek and Meredith try to spend a night together at Meredith's, but their appearance the next morning does more harm than they expected and leads Bailey to tell Meredith to end it. Alex treats a self-mutilation patient, while Izzie's patient literally won't let go of his girlfriend. Meanwhile, George is suspicious that an anesthesiologist is drinking on the job and Cristina fills ill with flu-like symptoms.
Guest Stars: Amanda MacDonald as Claire Rice (Patient: Botched Gastric Bypass Surgery In Mexico) | Kim Morgan Greene as Mrs. Rice (Mother of Patient Claire Rice) | Ever Carradine as Athena (Girlfriend of Patient J.P.) | Russell Hornsby as Digby Owens (Patient: Gun Shot Wound) |
Co-Guest Stars: Steve Monroe as Orderly | Doug Sinclair as Brett Hayes (Father of Patient Jamie Hayes) | Larry Cahn as Dr. Taylor (Attending Anesthesiologist, Drunk) | Bill Birch as J.P. (Patient: Swallowed His Girlfriend's Keys) | Regan Forman as Gwen Hayes (Mother of Patient Jamie Hayes) | Joseph Kell as Mr. Rice (Father of Patient Claire Rice) | Vanessa Rogers as Jamie Hayes (Patient: Brain Abnormality) | Rebecca Rogers as Jamie Hayes (Patient: Brain Abnormality) | Sarah Utterback as Nurse Olivia Harper | Shenita Moore as Surgical Nurse
Director: Darnell Martin
Writer: Kip Koenig
Songs: Tegan & Sara -- Downtown, Wilco -- Hummingbird, Joe Purdy -- Suitcase, Jem Griffiths -- Wish I

8 :01x08 - Save Me

May/15/2005
The interns treat a patient who, after a series of seizures, thinks he's gained psychic abilities. Meredith becomes dissatisfied with her relationship with Derek when she realizes that she knows nothing about his personal life. Alex treats a patient whose religion interferes with her recovery; Izzie debates whether or not to reconnect with her mother; and Cristina's patient disagrees with her medical advice.
Guest Stars: Josh Stamberg as Tommy Walker (Patient: Paralysis From Rock Climbing Fall) | Sarah Hagan as Devo Friedman (Patient: Heart Murmur) | Kevin Rahm as Mr. Duff (Patient: Physic Man With Seizures) | Joan McMurtrey as Zoey Glass (Patient: Pregnant With Breast Cancer) |
Co-Guest Stars: Anjul Nigam as Psych Intern | Darlene Kegan as Ruby Walker (Wife of Patient Tommy Walker) | Kathleen Bailey as Reproductive Counselor (Talks To Cristina About Her Abortion) | Lisa Kaminir as Doris Friedman (Mother of Patient Devo Friedman) | Chad Einbinder as Sam Friedman (Father of Patient Devo Friedman) | Charles Walker as Dr. Chesney (Bovine Replacement Surgery Expert On Satellite) | Ping Wu as Seymour Glass (Husband of Patient Zoey Glass) | Sarah Utterback as Nurse Olivia Harper | Steven W. Bailey as Anesthesiologist Jeremy
Writer: Mimi Schmir
Songs: Nellie McKay -- David, Masha Qrella -- Feels Like, Tegan & Sara -- Fix You Up, Joe Purdy -- I Love the Rain the Most, 78 Saab -- No Illusions, Laura Veirs -- Rapture, Dan Bierton And Charlie Waddington -- Think

9 :01x09 - Who's Zoomin' Who?

May/22/2005
When an STD breaks out, affecting several members of the staff, Webber calls a staff meeting. Later, the chief confides in Derek about his own medical concerns. Izzie and Cristina become stressed when a patient's wife and daughter can't decide on his care. Burke treats an old college friend, Bill, but his diagnosis creates questions about his wife. As Meredith and Derek continue to get closer, their relationship crashes down around them when a person from Derek's past shows up in his life.
Guest Stars: Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery-Shepherd (Dr. Derek Shepherd's Wife) | Lauren Bowles as Alice Franklin (Daughter of Patient Jordan Franklin) | Wendy Davis as Holly Adams (Wife of Patient Bill Adams) | Wayne Wilderson as Bill Adams (Patient: Has Ovary Growing Into His Bladdar) |
Co-Guest Stars: Robin Pearson Rose as Patricia (Chief Webber's Assistant) | Joyce Guy as Ms. Henry (Staff Member At Retirement Home) | Jack Merrill as Lab Tech | Sarah Utterback as Nurse Olivia Harper (Nurse George Slept With) | Catherine Dao as Dr. Knox (Removes Bill Adams' Ovary) | Patricia McCormack as Rebecca Franklin (Wife of Patient Jordan Franklin) | Jack Shearer as Jordan Franklin (Patient: Fluid In His Abdomen)
Director: Wendey Stanzler
Songs: A.M. Sixty -- Big as the Sky, Medeski, Martin & Wood -- End of the World Party, Iron and Wine -- Naked As We Came, Nellie McKay -- The Dog Song, The Radio -- Whatever Gets You Through Today
Warning: Grey's Anatomy guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Medical
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 27, 2005
Episode Order: 24
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