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149 :08x01 - Free Falling

Sep/22/2011
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: MacKenzie Astin as Danny Wilson (Patient: Fell In Sinkhole, Husband of Susannah) | Amy Price-Francis as Susannah Wilson (Patient: Fell In Sinkhole, Wife of Danny) | Robin Weigert as Karen Lawrence (Patient: Injured In Sinkhole) |
Co-Guest Stars: Cantrell Harris as Rescue Worker | John Cappon as ND Paramedic | Kate Mines as Nurse Gloria | Denice J. Sealy as E.R. Nurse | Jae Jung as Tara (Day Care Worker) | Jon Schmidt as Intern Logan | Bruce Beatty as Jerry Hoffman (Patient: Injured In Sinkhole) | Janora McDuffie as Social Worker Janet
Director: Rob Corn
Songs: A.M. -- Boundaries, Benjamin Francis Leftwich -- Box of Stones, Delay Trees -- Gold, Eric Hutchinson -- Watching You Watch Him

150 :08x02 - She's Gone

Sep/22/2011
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Mitch Pileggi as Larry Jennings (Seattle Grace Board Member) | Scott Foley as Henry Burton (Patient: Married Teddy For Insurance) | Amy Price-Francis as Susannah Wilson (Patient: Fell In Sinkhole, Wife of Danny) | MacKenzie Astin as Danny Wilson (Patient: Fell In Sinkhole, Husband of Susannah) |
Co-Guest Stars: Steven Meek as Doctor | Arlene Santana as O.R. Board Nurse | Teresa Huang as Nurse | Kate Mines as Nurse Gloria | Bruce Beatty as Jerry Hoffman (Patient: Injured In Sinkhole) | Janora McDuffie as Social Worker Janet
Director: Rob Corn
Writer: Debora Cahn
Songs: Benjamin Francis Leftwich -- Atlas Hands, New Cassettes -- Bite Your Lip, Emma Louise -- Jungle, Big Scary -- Think About You

151 :08x03 - Take the Lead

Sep/29/2011
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Andrea Savo as Intern #3 | Luke Diliberto as Intern #2 | Jon Schmidt as Intern Logan | Sabrina Perez as Marlene (Mother of Infant With Cleft Pallete) | Lawrence Adimora as Jason Kenton (Son of Patient Sam Kenton) | Christopher Carrington as Sam Kenton (Patient: Bowel Resection) | Karly Rothenberg as Ruth Bennet (Patient: Mitral Valve Replacement) | Jessica Anne Bogart as Lindsay Colvin (Wife of Patient Rob Colvin) | Ken Weiler as Rob Colvin (Patient: Aneurysm)
Director: Chandra Wilson
Songs: Foster The People -- Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls), Mozella And Tim Myers -- Each Other Brother, Katie Herzig -- Lost and Found, Opus Orange -- Nothing But Time, The Innocence Mission -- Rain (Setting Out in the Leaf Boat)

152 :08x04 - What Is It About Men

Oct/06/2011
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 ER - 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 ER, only to find that Nurse Eli has moved in on Bailey; and the male doctors bond over their frustrations with women.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jayden Lund as Hulking Patient (Angry Man In ER) | Matt Doherty as Carter (Patient: Dressed As A Hobbit) | Todd Buonopane as Greg (Friend of Patient Keith Hitchens) | Jeremy Howard as Keith Hitchens (Patient: Ear Ripped Off) | Jason Winston George as Dr. Ben Warren (Anesthesiologist) | Daniel Sunjata as Nurse Eli (Dr. Bailey's Love Interest) |
Co-Guest Stars: Brie Eley as Hospital Administrator | Nicole Cummins as Paramedic Nicole | Gordon James as Nurse #2 | Denice J. Sealy as Nurse | Kosha Patel as Tia (Patient: Injured At Comic Convention)
Director: Tom Verica
Writer: Stacy McKee
Songs: Handsome Furs -- Cheap Music, Fitz & The Tantrums -- Dear Mr. President, Miss Li -- Devil’s Taken Her Man, The Kills -- Future Starts Slow, Josh Ritter -- Tokyo!

153 :08x05 - Love, Loss and Legacy

Oct/13/2011
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Janora McDuffie as Janet (Social Worker) | Scott Foley as Henry Burton (Husband of Dr. Teddy Altman) | Robert Hoffman as Chad (Brother of Ryan: Penis Transplant Patient) | Mason McCulley as Ryan (Patient: Penis Transplant Recipient) | Debbie Allen as Catherine Avery (Mother of Dr. Jackson Avery) | Jason Winston George as Dr. Ben Warren (Ex-Boyfriend of Dr. Miranda Bailey) | Daniel Sunjata as Nurse Eli (Boyfriend of Dr. Miranda Bailey) |
Co-Guest Stars: Houston Rhines as Boy | Carissa Kosta as Nurse
Director: Stephen Cragg
Writer: Denise Hahn
Songs: Cults -- Abducted, The National -- Anyone’s Ghost, Kathleen Edwards -- Chameleon/Comedian, The Mostar Diving Club -- Echoes, Miss Li -- Hit It

154 :08x06 - Poker Face

Oct/20/2011
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Alyson Stover as Patient (Disturbed by Dr. Richard Webber) | Rachel Andersen as Nurse (Tells Derek That Lexie is Looking for Him) | Dash Mihok as Clay (Husband of Mary: "Butterfly" Brain Tumor Patient) | Joelle Carter as Mary (Patient: New Mother with "Butterfly" Brain Tumor) | Jake Abel as Tyler Moser (Patient: Cervical Spondylosis) | Sam McMurray as Mr. Moser (Father of Tyler Moser: Orthopedic Patient) | Marilu Henner as Mrs. Moser (Mother of Tyler Moser: Orthopedic Patient) | Sharon Muthu as Fran (Patient: Woman in Labor During Opening Scenes) | Lee Majors as Chuck Cain (Patient: Narrowed Aortic Valve) |
Co-Guest Stars: Linda Eve Miller as OR Nurse | Arlene Santana as OB Nurse
Director: Kevin McKidd
Writer: Peter Nowalk
Songs: Bon Iver -- Blood Bank, Olivia Broadfield -- Daydreams, Tin Sparrow -- For You, Big Scary -- Got It, Lost It, Megan Washington -- Holy Moses

155 :08x07 - Put Me In, Coach

Oct/27/2011
Owen stresses teamwork and moves his leadership role over to the baseball field when he signs the doctors up for a baseball league, pitting them against their biggest competition, Seattle Presbyterian; Lexie tries to hide her jealous rage when she sees Mark with a new woman, but her emotions get the better of her; Alex fights to keep Zola at Seattle Grace after it is suggested that she be moved to another hospital due to a conflict of interest with Meredith and Derek; and Richard scolds Meredith and Bailey for their feud.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Eamon Hunt as Judge Brentner (Family Services Judge) | Peggy Dunne as Louise (Family Services Clerk) | Holly Hyman as Court Clerk (Tells Dr. Alex Karev He Needs Family Services) | Jeff Holman as Mr. Felker (Patient: Angioplasty) | Jamai Fisher as Charissa (Patient: Hypothalamic Hamartoma Tumor) | Judith Moreland as Mrs. Baer (Mother of Charissa: Hypothalamic Hamartoma Patient) | Drew Powell as Carl Shatler (Patient: Fell Off Garbage Truck and Was Hit by Car) | Grace Rowe as Paramedic (Announces Patient: Carl Shatler) | Ernie Hudson as Dr. Brad McDougall (Seattle Presbyterian Staff: Chief of Surgery) | Holley Fain as Dr. Julia Canner (Girlfriend of Dr. Mark Sloan) | Scott Foley as Henry Burton (Husband of Dr. Teddy Altman)
Director: Debbie Allen
Songs: Tennis -- High Road, Big Scary -- Mix Tape, Pablo Sebastian -- Rock Bottom

156 :08x08 - Heart-Shaped Box

Nov/03/2011
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Teresa Huang as O.R. Nurse | Keong Sim as Dr. Park (Transplant Surgeon from Los Angeles) | Vedette Lim as Dr. Polly Preston (Prospective Fellow: Pediatrics) | Alfre Woodard as Justine Campbell (Patient: Author with Brain Aneurysms) | Scott Foley as Henry Burton (Husband of Dr. Teddy Altman) | Debra Monk as Louise O'Malley (Mother of the Late Dr. George O'Malley) |
Co-Guest Stars: Martin Yu as CT Tech | Anthony Johnson as Transplant Surgeon
Director: Jessica Yu
Songs: Morgan Page (2) -- Addicted (featuring Greg Laswell), MoZella -- Hold On, Feist -- How Come You Never Go There, Miss Li -- I Can't Get You Off My Mind, Matthew Perryman Jones -- Looking for You Again, Miss Li -- Shoot Me, Morgan Taylor Reid -- Where Do I Even Start?

157 :08x09 - Dark Was the Night

Nov/10/2011
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.
Guest Stars: Nicole Cummins as Paramedic Nicole (Announces Patient: 10-Year-Old Male, Bitten by Dog) | Scott Klace as Dr. Jordan Wagner | Caroline Macey as Dana | Frank Maharajh as Paramedic (Ambulance Driver) | Dylan Bruno as Griffith Lewis (Husband of Laura Lewis: Spinal Fusion Patient) | Justin Benson as Drew Lewis (Son of Laura Lewis: Spinal Fusion Patient) | Amber Bela Muse as Laura Lewis (Patient: Spinal Fusion) | Scott Foley as Henry Burton (Husband of Dr. Teddy Altman) |
Co-Guest Stars: Evelyn Reese as Grandma | Dan Conroy as Robert | Carissa Kosta as O.R. Nurse | Catheryn J. Brockett as Bentley Nurse | Gordon James as ER Nurse
Director: Allison Liddi
Writer: Debora Cahn
Songs: Adaline -- Say Goodbye (I Won't Even), Charlie Winston (1) -- She Went Quietly, Left Hand Smoke -- That’s Rock ‘N Roll

158 :08x10 - Suddenly

Jan/05/2012
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Amber Bela Muse as Laura Lewis (Patient: Post-Surgery Complications) | Justin Benson as Drew Lewis (Son of Laura Lewis: Patient with Complications) | Evelyn Reese as Grandma (Patient: Grandmother in Car Accident) | Saige Ryan Campbell as Abby Anderson (Patient: Daughter in Car Accident, Glass In Eye) | Dan Conroy as Robert Anderson (Patient: Father in Car Accident) | Janora McDuffie as Janet Anderson (Social Worker) | Bridger Zadina as Michael Anderson (Patient: Son in Car Accident) | Stella Maeve as Lily Anderson (Patient: Daughter in Car Accident) | Holley Fain as Dr. Julia Canner (Girlfriend of Dr. Mark Sloan) | Dylan Bruno as Griffith Lewis (Husband of Laura Lewis: Patient with Complications) | Jason Winston George as Dr. Ben Warren (Ex-Boyfriend of Dr. Miranda Bailey) | Scott Foley as Henry Burton (Husband of Dr. Teddy Altman) |
Co-Guest Stars: Denice J. Sealy as Nurse | Jeffrey Muller as Code Team Person
Director: Ron Underwood
Writer: Stacy McKee
Songs: Dum Dum Girls -- Always Looking, Snow Patrol -- New York, Benjamin Francis Leftwich -- Pictures, Zola Jesus -- Skin, Mackintosh Braun -- The Same

159 :08x11 - This Magic Moment

Jan/12/2012
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jason Winston George as Dr. Ben Warren (Boyfriend of Dr. Miranda Bailey) | Brendan Michael Coughlin as Charley Evans (Father of Conjoined Twins) | Holland Roden as Gretchen Shaw (Mother of Conjoined Twins) |
Co-Guest Stars: Miguel Nájera as Janitor | Payton Silver as Dr. Knox (Anesthesiologist) | Kate Mines as Nurse Gloria | Lak Rana as N.D. Peds Surgeon | Carla Vila as Angela
Director: Steve Robin
Writer: Zoanne Clack
Songs: Early Morning Rebel -- Life Boat, Adaline -- Sparks, Sleeping At Last -- Tethered

160 :08x12 - Hope For The Hopeless

Jan/19/2012
Richard performs his 10,000th surgery on a pair of bickering sisters who come into the hospital for a liver transplant; Derek and Lexie take on a neuroblastoma case that has been previously deemed inoperable; Teddy and Cristina cross the line when they go against Owen's orders and try to steal a case from Alex and Dr. McQueen; Ellis Grey's shadow looms as Meredith searches for a specialty; meanwhile Adele is brought into the hospital after she is found wandering the streets.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Ryan Wynott as Wes Connors (Patient: Neuroblastoma) | Cheryl White as Mrs. Connors (Mother of Wes Connors: Neuroblastoma Patient) | Peri Gilpin as Marcy (Patient: Donating a Piece of Her Liver to Karen) | Nia Vardalos as Karen (Patient: Receiving Liver Transplant from Marcy) | Holley Fain as Dr. Julia Canner (Girlfriend of Dr. Mark Sloan) | Loretta Devine as Adele Webber (Wife of Dr. Richard Webber) |
Co-Guest Stars: Kathy Jensen as Shannon (Neighbour of Richard and Adele Webber) | Rachel Andersen as Nurse Carol (Stops Dr. Teddy Altman to Give Her Lasagna) | Ray Singh as Nurse Howard (Stops Dr. Teddy Altman to Give Her a Spinach Pie) | Leith M. Burke as Dr. McQueen (Argues with Teddy Over Who Should Treat Patient) | Jes Macallan as Hillary (Overnight Guest of Dr. Alex Karev) | Stacie Greenwell as Mrs. Vanderburg (Wife of Patient: Man Impaled by Wrought Iron Fence)
Director: Mark Jackson
Writer: Peter Nowalk
Songs: Youth Lagoon -- Afternoon, Gin Wigmore -- Black Sheep, The Jezabels -- Easy to Love, Kimbra -- Good Intent, James Pickens Jr. and Loretta Devine -- My Funny Valentine, Little Red -- Rock It

161 :08x13 - If/Then

Feb/02/2012
As Meredith puts Zola to bed and falls asleep, she begins to wonder -- what if her mother had never had Alzheimer's and she'd had loving, supportive parents? The reverberations of a happy Meredith Grey change the world of Seattle Grace as we know it. What if she had never met Derek in that bar and he had never separated from Addison? What if Callie and Owen had become a couple long before she met Arizona? And what if Bailey never evolved from the meek intern she once was?

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery-Shepherd (Dream: Pregnant Wife of Dr. Derek Shepherd) |
Guest Stars: Kate Burton as Dr. Ellis Grey (Dream: Chief of Surgery) | Robert Baker (1) as Dr. Charles Percy (Dream: In Love With April Kepner) | Loretta Devine as Adele Webber (Wife of Dr. Richard Webber) |
Co-Guest Stars: Bryson Thomas as Riley (Patient: Lung Transplant) | Kayla Madison as Allegra (Daughter of Callie and Owen) | Teresa Huang as Nurse | Nicole Cummins as Paramedic | Sonya Leslie as Rita (Mother of Lung Transplant Patient Riley) | Nicole Duport as Theresa (Patient: Pregnant Woman With Crash C-Section) | Marilyn McIntyre as Jill Taylor (Wife of Patient Barry Taylor) | Kevin Brief as Barry Taylor (Patient: Getting Whipple Surgery from Ellis Grey)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Songs: High Highs -- Flowers Bloom, Inara George -- Fools in Love, Dressy Bessy -- Girl, You Shout!, Thirteen Senses -- Into the Fire, Rilo Kiley -- Portions for Foxes, Roisin Murphy -- Ruby Blue, Tegan & Sara -- You Wouldn’t Like Me

162 :08x14 - All You Need Is Love

Feb/09/2012
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Meredith and Derek try to have a night to themselves when Lexie offers to watch Zola; Callie hands babysitting duties over to Mark so that she can surprise Arizona with a romantic evening; and Ben proves to Bailey that he knows her better than she thinks. Meanwhile, the ER fills with romantics, including a 10-year-old girl who has an allergic reaction to chocolates from her valentine and a man who is hit by a car while chasing down his frustrated girlfriend.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Mandy June Turpin as Karla (Mother of Nico: Boyfriend of Clementine) | Missy Yager as Terri (Mother of Clementine: Patient with Nut Allergy) | Nate Mooney as Randy (Husband of Janell: Patient with Chronic Seizures) | Jason Winston George as Dr. Ben Warren (Fiancé of Dr. Miranda Bailey) | Matt Servitto as Florist (Patient: Crashes Van into Hospital) | Dana Sorman as Sharon (Girlfriend of Charlie Bilson: Patient Hit by a Car) |
Co-Guest Stars: Mark Saul as Dr. Steve Mostow (During Surgery, Asks if Anyone Has Plans) | Hilary Ward as Dr. Thompson (Accompanies Meredith and Bailey in Surgery) | Aly Mawji as Dr. Russell (Pathologist) | Aidan Andrews as Nico (Boyfriend of Clementine: Patient with Nut Allergy) | Shelby Zemanek as Clementine (Patient: Nut Allergy) | John Pollono as Charlie Bilson (Patient: Hit by Car as He Ran After His Girlfriend) | Nicole Cummins as Paramedic Nicole | Jordana Oberman as Janell Barnett (Patient: Chronic Seizures)
Director: Rob Corn
Songs: NO -- Another Life, Snow Patrol -- Called Out in the Dark, Katie Herzig -- Closest I Get, Ingrid Michaelson -- Palm of Your Hand

163 :08x15 - Have You Seen Me Lately?

Feb/16/2012
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.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Sister of Dr. Derek Shepherd and Brain Surgeon) |
Guest Stars: Michael Carbonaro as Dominic Zicaro (Patient: Hand Stuck In Meat Grinder) | Ellen Crawford as Carrie Reisler (Patient: Lymph Node Transfer) | Amanda Fuller as Morgan Peterson (Intern Working With Dr. Alex Karev) |
Co-Guest Stars: Carlos Luna as Chuck (Patient: Young Boy Getting Examined By Alex) | Dale Waddington Horowitz as OB Resident | Wesley Thompson as Therapist | Arlene Santana as ER Nurse | Rachel Anderson as Nurse Carol | Nicole Cummins as Paramedic Nicole | Jon Schmidt as Intern Logan | Jimmy Smagula as Tommy (Brother of Patient Dominic: Hand In Meat Grinder) | Brian Scolaro as Mike (Brother of Patient Dominic: Hand In Meat Grinder)
Director: Tony Phelan
Songs: The Donnies The Amys -- Boxer + Clover, Kathleen Edwards -- Change The Sheets, Tennis -- Origins, Tika -- Shades of White

164 :08x16 - If Only You Were Lonely

Feb/23/2012
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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Shi Ne Nielson as Paramedic #2 | Austin Basis as Devin (Patient: Shrapnel From Espresso Machine) | Scout Taylor-Compton as Angie (Patient: Second Degree Burns From Espresso Machine) | Gil McKinney as Chris (Boyfriend of Morgan Peterson) | Amanda Fuller as Morgan Peterson (Patient: Intern With Pre-Term Baby) | Summer Glau as Nurse Emily Kovach | Loretta Devine as Adele Webber (Dr. Richard Webber's Wife) | Mitch Pileggi as Larry Jennings (Seattle Grace Mercy West Board Member) |
Co-Guest Stars: Mark Edward Smith as Gary (Nursing Home Employee) | Zibby Allen as Nurse Zibby | Gordon James as Nurse | Tammy Dahlstrom as Orderly | Grace Rowe as Paramedic #1
Director: Susan Vaill
Writer: Matt Byrne
Songs: Feist -- Cicadas and Gulls, Metric -- Help I'm Alive, Birdy -- Terrible Love, Right The Stars -- We Got It All

165 :08x17 - One Step Too Far

Mar/15/2012
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.
Guest Stars: James Avery as Sam (Husband of Patient On Life Support) | Amanda Fuller as Morgan Peterson (Patient: Intern With Pre-Term Baby) | Debbie Allen as Dr. Catherine Avery (Jackson Avery's Mother) | Rebecca Hazlewood as Dr. Mara Keaton (Urology Fellow Brought By Catherine Avery) | Summer Glau as Nurse Emily Kovach (Nurse Cristina Thinks Owen Is Cheating With) |
Co-Guest Stars: Teresa Huang as O.R. Nurse | Payton Silver as Dr. Knox (Anesthesiologist) | Rosalyn Sidewater as Mrs. Bosson (Mother of Patient Lori Bosson) | Charles Emmett as Mr. Bosson (Father of Patient Lori Bosson) | Chelsea Harris as Lori Bosson (Patient: Cyst and Tumour In Her Brain) | Ginny McMath as Irene (Patient: Bladder Transplant)
Director: Edward Ornelas
Songs: Zola Jesus -- Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake, The Naked And Famous -- No Way, Graffiti6 -- Shuffle a Dream, Graffiti6 -- Stone In My Heart, Graffit6 -- This Man

166 :08x18 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Apr/05/2012
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.
Guest Stars: Danny Strong as Paul (Patient: Attacked By Naomi's Lion) | Amanda Fuller as Morgan Peterson (Patient: Intern With Pre-Term Baby) | Rance Howard as Martin Carroll (Patient: Heart Attack Victim Getting Angioplasty) | Elizabeth Franz as Emma Carroll (Wife of Patient Martin Carroll) |
Co-Guest Stars: Jela K. Moore as Zola (Derek and Meredith's Baby) | Stacy Marnhisel as Gretchen (Woman in Teddy's Widow Support Group) | Ina Barron as Nurse Colleen | Kate Mines as Nurse Gloria | Michael Lesly as Paramedic #2 | Nicole Cummins as Paramedic Nicole | Karole Foreman as Olivia (Counsellor for Teddy's Widow Support Group) | Kiersten Lyons as Naomi (Patient: Woman Who Owns The Lion)
Director: Mark Jackson
Writer: Stacy McKee
Songs: Polica -- Amongster, Winterpills -- Are You Sleeping, Snow Patrol -- The Weight of Love, Theme Park -- Wax, Anna Ternheim -- What Have I Done

167 :08x19 - Support System

Apr/12/2012
A devastated Cristina presses Owen to confess the intimate details of his affair; Mark takes his new authority very seriously when he steps in as chief for the day and butts heads with Richard over a patient's liver transplant; and Callie deems Meredith ready for the boards, while the rest of the residents continue to stress about the exam. Meanwhile, Callie, Arizona and Bailey plan a much needed ladies night for Teddy.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Alexis Carra as The Other Woman (The Woman Owen Cheated On Cristina With) | Jason Winston George as Dr. Ben Warren (Anesthesiologist and Bailey's Boyrfriend) | Rene Auberjonois as Neil Sheridan (Patient: Multi-Organ Transplant) |
Co-Guest Stars: Burl Moseley as Jason Cooper (Patient: Advanced Juvenile Arthritis) | Cloie Wyatt Taylor as Annie Cooper (Wife of Patient Jason Cooper) | Maura Soden as Librarian | Shi Ne Nielson as Paramedic
Director: Allison Liddi
Songs: Fun -- All Alright, Calahan -- Tonya, JBM -- Winter Ghosts, Daughter -- Youth

168 :08x20 - The Girl with No Name

Apr/19/2012
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 the highest in 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.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Peter Breitmayer as Carson Methodist Doctor (Trying To Recruit Doctor To Methodist Hospital) | Ann Ryerson as Dr. Margaret Goodwin (General Surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital.) | Albie Selznick as Columbia Representative (Tries To Recruit Cristina) | Catherine Kwong as Dr. Hiatt (Interviews Jackson Avery) | Wren T. Brown as Michael (Roseridge Administrator) | Frank Wood as Frank Wheeler (Father of Patient Holly Wheeler) | Stacy Edwards as Kathleen Wheeler (Mother of Patient Holly Wheeler) | Lorraine Toussaint as Dr. Helen Fincher (Seattle Grace Mercy West Psychiatrist) | Vanessa Marano as Holly Wheeler (Patient: Was Held Prisoner For 12 Years) | Loretta Devine as Adele Webber (Wife of Dr. Richard Webber) |
Co-Guest Stars: Reggie Jordan as Reporter #1 | Rusty Burns as Reporter #2 | Jonny Acker as Delivery Man | Josh Fingerhut as Police Officer | Peter Sabri as Flight Nurse | Denice J. Sealy as Desk Nurse | Heather Brooker as Daycare Worker #2 | Ross MacKenzie as Dr. Mitchell (Doctor Interviewing Kepner From Northwestern) | Payton Silver as Dr. Knox (Anesthesiologist) | Sam Ayers as Detective (Asks Holly Questions About Her Abductor) | Vincent Angelo as Allan (Patient With Alzeihmer's Adelle Is In Love With) | Jae Jung as Daycare Worker Tara
Director: Ron Underwood
Writer: Peter Nowalk
Songs: James Pickens, Jr. -- My Funny Valentine, Barr Brothers -- Old Mythologies, Handsome Furs -- Repatriated, Mariah McManus -- Shame On You, The National -- Sorrow

169 :08x21 - Moment of Truth

Apr/26/2012
After eight years of practice, the residents head to San Francisco for their oral boards; sparks fly between Catherine and Richard when they bump into each other at the hotel; Bailey intervenes after Owen and Teddy get into a heated argument about their young car crash patient; and Mark tries to recruit Lexie for one of his cases. Meanwhile, Alex feels guilty for being away from the hospital when Tommy's health begins to fail.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Debbie Allen as Dr. Catherine Avery (Jackson Avery's Mother) | Amanda Fuller as Morgan Peterson (Patient: Intern With Pre-Term Baby) | Kari Coleman as Mother (Mother of Patient In Car Accident Ricky) | Thad Luckinbill as Kevin Banks (Fellow Resident Taking His Boards) |
Co-Guest Stars: Cathy Tomlin as Examiner #5 | Susan Oritz as Examiner #3 | Richardson Chery as Kevin's Friend | Nicole Cummins as Paramedic Nicole | Jim Lau as Examiner #4 | David Pevsner as Examiner #2 | Thai Douglas as Examiner | Kate Mines as Nurse Gloria
Director: Chandra Wilson
Songs: Washington -- 80 Miles, Au Revoir Simone -- All Or Nothing, Poor Moon -- Illusion, Of Monsters And Men -- Lakehouse, The Naked And Famous -- The Sun, Electric Guest -- This Head I Hold, Birdy -- Young Blood

170 :08x22 - Let the Bad Times Roll

May/03/2012
The residents agonize over their oral boards, reliving every answer they gave during their exams; Arizona's close childhood friend comes to Seattle Grace for medical help; the doctors work on a patient who is missing one third of his skull; and Julia asks Mark to start a family with her. Meanwhile Catherine tells Richard that one of his residents has failed.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jill Remez as April's Examiner | Ron Bottitta as Alex's Examiner | Tom Everett as Jackson's Examiner | Jane Daly as Meredith's Examiner | David DeLuise as Charlie Connor (Patient: Cranioplasty) | Cynthia Watros as Mrs. Connor (Wife of Patient Charlie Connor) | Holley Fain as Dr. Julia Canner (Dr. Mark Sloan's Girlfriend) | Jordan Belfi as Nick (Patient: Friend of Arizona's With Bone Cancer) | William Daniels as Cristina's examiner | Debbie Allen as Dr. Catherine Avery (Jackson Avery's Mother) |
Co-Guest Stars: Levi Freeman as Entitled Incompetent #2 | Phillipe D. Preston as Entitled Incompetent #1 | Raff Anoushian as Cabbie | Rachel Anderson as Nurse Carol | Susan Oritz as Cristina's Other Examiner | Thai Douglas as April's Other Examiner | Cathy Tomlin as Alex's Other Examiner | Jim Lau as Meredith's Other Examiner | David Pevsner as Jackson's Other Examiner
Director: Kevin McKidd
Writer: Matt Byrne
Songs: The Naked And Famous -- Bells, White Arrows -- City Boy (KKS Remix), Milo Greene -- Don't You Give Up On Me, Congorock And Alle Beanassi -- Sirius, Alex Silverman -- Sky Blue

171 :08x23 - Migration

May/10/2012
The residents determine their future as they make their final decisions regarding post residency positions; Mark admits to Derek that he is torn between his love for Lexie and the fact that Julia can give him everything he's ever wanted; Ben plans something extra special for Bailey, but she is preoccupied with her work; and Arizona encourages her childhood friend, Nick, to have surgery. Meanwhile a couple on their third honeymoon come to the hospital complaining of mysterious symptoms.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jordan Belfi as Nick (Patient: Friend of Arizona's With Bone Cancer) | Jason Winston George as Dr. Ben Warren (Anesthesiologist and Bailey's Boyrfriend) | Patrick Fischler as Jake Steiner (Patient: Worm In His Intestines) | Mary Lynn Rajskub as Marion Steiner (Wife of Patient Jake Steiner: Worm In Her Arm)
Director: Stephen Cragg
Songs: Feist -- Graveyard, Zola Jesus -- Lightsick, LMFAO -- Sexy and I Know It, Get Set Go -- Stone of Suffering

172 :08x24 - Flight

May/17/2012
Faced with a life threatening situation, the doctors must fight to stay alive while trying to save the lives of their peers; Bailey and Ben make a decision regarding their relationship; and Teddy is presented with a tempting offer. Meanwhile, Richard plans a special dinner for the residents.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: James LeGros as Jerry (The Pilot) | Jason Winston George as Dr. Ben Warren (Anesthesiologist and Bailey's Boyrfriend) |
Co-Guest Stars: Brie Eley as Administrative Assistant | Kate Mines as Nurse Gloria
Director: Rob Corn
Songs: Featherstone -- The Paper Kites
Warning: Grey's Anatomy guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Medical
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 27, 2005
Episode Order: 24
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