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Grey's Anatomy

Operations. Relations. Complications.

Working eighty-hour weeks in the fast-paced medical world makes it hard to lead a real life, but Meredith Grey sure is trying.

Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo), along with interns Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens, George O'Malley and Alex Karev's, medical world revolved around textbooks and professors yesterday, but today they are experiencing medicine first-hand as surgical interns at Seattle Grace Hospital, a teaching hospital with one of the toughest residency programs in the nation. Here, they must learn to balance their personal lives with their highly competitive professional lives, all while dealing with the daily stress of life and death situations.

Each of the interns has a unique personality, which, at times, clash as they struggle to work and live along side one another. Meredith is following the same career path as her mother, Ellis Grey's, a highly successful and noted surgeon, all while dealing with her mother's advanced Alzheimer’s disease and coping with her less than perfect childhood. Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) was born and raised in a small town, and was able to overcome her impoverished surroundings by putting herself through medical school by way of a successful modeling career. Despite being able to model barely-there clothes, Izzie remains very self-conscious in everything she does. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), the most competitive of the interns, strives to be the best at everything she does. She graduated at the top of her class from an Ivy League University, and reminds those around her of it constantly. George O’Malley (T. R. Knight) is the typical “boy next door” type who, despite the best of intentions, always manages to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. In spite of his strong attraction to one of the interns, George is treated like “one of the girls”, much to his chagrin. And Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) hides his blue collar roots with a large ego and arrogant personality that the other interns love to hate.

Leading the interns are three highly skilled and renowned surgeons, unwavering in their pursuit to form the interns into the best surgeons that they can possibly be. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), appropriately nicknamed “the Nazi”, is the senior resident overseeing the five interns and is relentless when it comes to their training. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), nicknamed “McDreamy” by the female interns, is a prominent brain surgeon who has had an attraction to Meredith from day one, but his pursuit of Meredith became more complex with the arrival of his wife, Dr. Addison Shepherd (Kate Walsh). Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) has an arrogance similar to Alex’s, but his surgical skill remains second to none. And supervising each of them is Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), Seattle Grace’s chief of surgery. Seattle Grace has also experienced the addition of two extraordinary doctors to their staff, Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane), each wasting no time in getting tangled up in the complex relationships of the staff.

Now entering their first year as residents, Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens and Alex Karev must apply everything they've learned during their internship and mentor their own interns, including Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), Meredith's half-sister, and George, who failed his exams.

Through their struggles, both in and out surgery, Grey’s Anatomy shows the struggles that doctors face as they try to find balance in the whirlwind lives that they lead. But the struggles make them stronger, and the ups and downs teach each one of them that medicine isn’t always black and white, right or wrong. Sometimes life comes in shades of gray.

Episode Info

Next: 11x15 -- I Feel the Earth Move (Mar/12/2015)

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.

Prev: 11x14 -- The Distance (Mar/05/2015)

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. Meanwhile, Bailey becomes skeptical when Arizona takes on one of Herman’s cases.

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Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey (S01-)
Justin ChambersJustin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev (S01-)
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
As Dr. Miranda Bailey (S01-)
Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
As Dr. Derek Shepherd (S01-)
James Pickens, Jr.James Pickens, Jr.
As Dr. Richard Webber (S01-)
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
As Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres (S03-)
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
As Dr. Owen Hunt (S05E14-)
Jessica CapshawJessica Capshaw
As Dr. Arizona Robbins (S06-)
Sarah DrewSarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner (S07-)
Jesse Williams (2)Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery (S07-)


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10x22: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together recap: Owen is trying to convince Cristina to go speak at a conference in Zurich as a way to help her get over not winning the Harper Avery. But she doesn't want to feel like she’s running away... read more.

10x21: Change of Heart recap: Owen and Meredith are on a plane, preparing to return to Seattle after the Harper Avery award ceremony. Meredith calls Derek and vents about Cristina’s loss, though she’s nowhere to be found on the plane... read more.

10x20: Go It Alone recap: Owen asks Cristina if she’s written her acceptance speech yet for the Harper Avery award since they both strongly believe that she’s going to win. She admits that she hasn’t yet, but plans on brainstorming with Meredith that night. He offers to go with her to Boston for support, but she declines, assuring him that she won’t be gone long... read more.

10x19: I'm Winning recap: Meredith and Cristina are eagerly waiting for Cristina’s phone to ring, indicating that she’s been nominated for a Harper Avery award. After several minutes of panic and worrying, she finally gets the call, but tells herself to not make a big deal about it at work. Something that she finds much harder to do once Meredith throws her a surprise party in the hospital lobby... read more.

10x18: You Be Illin' recap: A viral infection is running rampant throughout the hospital, resulting in everyone getting sick. A child sneezes on Arizona, which gets passed onto Alex, which leads to Jo, then April, then Avery all coming into contact with it in one way of another. Richard warns all doctors to be cautious... read more.
Recurring Guests

Steven W. Bailey as Anesthesiologist Jeremy (37 eps)
Mark Saul as Intern Steve (36 eps)
Jason George (2) as Dr. Ben Warren (34 eps)
Nicole Cummins as Paramedic #4 (34 eps)
Moe Irvin as Nurse Tyler Christian (29 eps)
Molly Kidder as Intern Megan (28 eps)
Gloria Garayua as Intern Graciella (24 eps)
Loretta Devine as Adele Webber (23 eps)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Denny Duquette (23 eps)
Linda Klein as Nurse Linda (22 eps)

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Warning: Grey's Anatomy guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Medical | Soaps
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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