The hospital staff is trying to deal with physical and emotional trauma in the wake of the deadly rampage of a vengeful gunman. As Dr. Perkins, a trauma counselor, is brought in to help in the recovery and to assess each doctor’s readiness to return to work, Derek makes a spontaneous decision to resign as Chief and rushes back into surgery, taking everything a little too fast, and Cristina buries herself in her wedding planning.
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.
Source: ABC Publicity
Guest Stars: James Tupper
as Dr. Andrew Perkins (Trauma Counsellor) | Ashley Crow
as Linda Cotler (Patient: Heart Surgery for Cancer) | John Walcutt
as Paul Cotler (Husband of Patient Linda Cotler) | Camille Chen
as Kerry Schultz (Patient: Female Player Struck By Lightening) | Walter Perez
as Russ (Patient: Struck By Lightening and Paralyzed Arm) | Chuck Hittinger
as Mitch (Patient: Struck By Lightening) | Eric James Ramey
as Warren Griffith (Patient: Struck By Lightening)
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
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
Uncredited: Stacey Miller
as Kimmy (Woman Eleanor's Husband Left Her For)
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
Guest Stars: Ron Perkins
as Roy Henley (Patient: Needs Lung Transplant) | Candice Patton
as Megan Waylon (Patient: Broken Leg) | Randee Heller
as Joanne (Wife of Patient Ellie Ratigan) | Deborah Strang
as Ellie Ratigan (Patient: Brain Surgery) | Charlie Koznick
as Trey (Boyfriend of Patient Megan Waylon) | Susan Slome
as Mindy Gruberman (Mother of Patient Seth Gruberman) | Jarrod Bailey
as Seth Gruberman (Patient: Teenage Boy Getting Breast Reduction) |
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
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
Top security measures go into place as a team of doctors, led by the Chief, try to save the life of a major policitcal 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.
Guest Stars: Peter MacNicol
as Dr. Phil Stark (New Pediatric Attending) | Allan Louis
as Ronald Lace (State Department Representative) | Omid Abtahi
as Aasif (Personal Assistant to High Security Patient) |
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.
-- Alive, Calahan
-- Bleeding, Imani Coppola
-- Celebrate, Calahan
-- Feels Like Rain, Amateur Night
-- Immune, Mackintosh Braun
-- Made for Us, Free & Easy
-- Open, Vassy
-- Run to the Sun, The National
-- Runaway, Ali Dee Theodore
-- She's Going Down, Anya Marina
-- You Are Invisible
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.
Guest Stars: Scott Foley
as Henry Burton (Patient: Adrenal Tumor Patient Who Needs Insurance) | Daniel Sunjata
as Nurse Eli | Jamie Chung
as Trina Paiz (Patient: Fell Into Ravine and Hurt Ear) |
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.
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.
Guest Stars: Scott Foley
as Henry Burton (Patient: Married Teddy For Insurance) | Adam Busch
as Fred Wilson (First Year Med Student With Dr. Yang) | Kevin Christy
as Brady Sullivan (Patient: Trampled By Horses During Wedding) | Wilson Cruz
as Kyle (Fiancee of Patient Brady Sullivan) | Amanda Leighton
as Sarah Cassidy (Patient: Born Without Cheek Bones) | Amy Rosoff
as Kira Donnelly (First Year Med Student With Dr. Grey) | Tommy Snider
as Edward Taylor (First Year Med Student With Dr. Avery) | Amber Stevens
as Laurel Henson (First Year Med Student With Dr. Karev) | Daniel Sunjata
as Nurse Eli (Dr. Bailey's Love Interest) |
Co-Guest Stars: Mark Charran
as Hudson Powell (First Year Med Student With Dr. Kepner) | Mark Fite
as Jared Cassidy (Father of Patient Sarah Cassidy) | Tracy Maddox
as Sophia Cassidy (Mother of Patient Sarah Cassidy) | Grace Rowe
as Paramedic Grace
Derek begins a clinical trial for an Alzheimer's therapy. Friction arises when he chooses to exclude Meredith from assisting with this research. Bailey uses Twitter to describe an abdominal surgery, provoking the Chief's ire - until the feed creates a degree of collaboration that spares a patient from a lifetime of serious diabetes following a pancreatectomy. Callie's concern over her perfectly normal pregancy symptoms drive new obstetrician Lucy Fields, Mark and Arizona to distraction.
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.
Guest Stars: Jeff Perry
as Thatcher Grey (Patient: Meredith and Lexie's Father) | Rachael Taylor
as Dr. Lucy Fields (OB/GYN Attending) | Alexa Havins
as Danielle (Girlfriend of Thatcher Grey) |
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.C
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.
Co-Guest Stars: Sage Ryan
as Kyle Baker (Son of Patient Allison Baker)
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.
Callie and Arizona are rushed back to Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital after a car accident, where Callie is in critical condition. The doctors must act quickly to save both Callie and her unborn baby, while tensions between Mark and Arizona rise. The episode is done as a musical, using various top-40 hits, with the words being sung by the characters.
Special Guest Stars: Kate Walsh
as Dr. Addison Montgomery (Neonatal Surgeon Visiting from Private Practice) |
Songs: Chyler Leigh
-- Breathe (2 AM), Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Chandra Wilson -- Chasing Cars, Sara Ramirez
-- Cosy in the Rocket, Grey’s Anatomy Cast (Females) -- Grace, Grey's Anatomy Cast -- How to Save a Life, Kevin McKidd
-- How We Operate, Grey's Anatomy Cast -- Running on Sunshine, Sara Ramirez
-- The Story, Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw -- Universe and U, Chandra Wilson, Sarah Drew, Chyler Leigh -- Wait
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.
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.
Personal and work pressures are adding up and have Meredith visibly on edge, Owen conducts formal interviews for the Chief Resident position, Cristina grows increasingly defiant, Alex and Lucy's undefined relationship gets tested, and Jackson suddenly backs out of the Webber's diabetes trial.
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.