Grey's Anatomy: Season 5, Episode 13

Stairway to Heaven (22 Jan. 2009)

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Meredith and Miranda each cross a line, William Dunn regrets his decision and Izzie finally confronts what Denny's appearance means.


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Derek's death row patient attempts suicide and Meredith looks the other way while everybody scrambles for an organ donor. Lexie keeps stumbling into walls after putting Mark in a compromising position. Denny intensifies his time with Izzie and Cristina doesn't know what to think of her Army doctor with problems. Written by Moviedude1

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Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "Stairway to Heaven" is a song by Led Zeppelin. See more »


Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: Heaven or hell?
Denny Duquette: Yes.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: You're here for me.
Denny Duquette: Yes.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: No.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: You're not here for me. You're here FOR me. You're here for me.
Denny Duquette: I loved you so much. I loved you so much that when I got to come back for you, I thought... you were my heaven. But maybe... maybe I'm your hell.
Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens: I'm sick. I'm sick, aren't I? And instead of telling me... instead of telling me to save my life - you son of a bitch! You selfish son of a bitch. I hate you! I hate you!
Denny Duquette: I didn't know that there was a chance. Miracles happen. Medical ...
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Hands down, one of the best series episodes I've seen in my life
24 June 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

You know, it takes a lot to impress me and even more to touch me so deep that I break down and cry. And this episode touched me so deep that I don't think it could go any deeper. I won't lose one word about the plot because I wouldn't want to spoil it for anybody who will see it. But be assured: It will be an overwhelming experience that makes you realize so many things about yourself that you will probably want to laugh and cry at the same time. Although there is nothing remotely funny about this episode.

There are not many times that television creates magical moments. This episode is definitely one of them.

10 stars!

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