Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its history.



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Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its history.

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

20 May 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The café where Richard Webber is having coffee in the beginning of the episode is called "The Rhimes Café" after the producer of the show, Shonda Rhimes. See more »


When Meredith looks at her pregnancy test you can clearly see there is a sticker covering the results window. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Meredith Grey: For most people, a hospital is a scary place. A hostile place. A place where bad things happen. Most people would prefer church, or school, or home. But I... grew up here. While my mom was on rounds, I learned to read in the O.R. gallery. I played in the morgue. I colored with crayons on old E.R. charts. The hospital was my church... my school... my home. The hospital was my safe place... My sanctuary. I love it here. Correction: loved it here.
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Referenced in Private Practice: Take Two (2010) See more »


Holding Us Back
Performed by Katie Herzig
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Dramatic and Emotional Episode
2 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is quite possibly my favorite episode of Grey's Anatomy. I was especially moved by Chandra Wilson's performance as Dr. Miranda Bailey. It is part one of a two part finale for season 6. Throughout this episode, you will begin to feel like you know the characters on a more personal level and even identify with them. It might seem crazy for me to say this, but I even identified with the shooter. He was grieving the loss of his wife and he was desperate for a way to cope. It certainly does not justify killing all of those people, but it reminds us that people react to death in many different ways.

I think this episode also raises awareness of the need for preparedness with regards to active shooter situations in a hospital setting. It shows how chaotic a hospital can be on a typical day, but especially when the facility is put on lockdown.

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