best episodes of grey's anatomy

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1. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: A Hard Day's Night (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The first shift for new surgical interns Meredith, Cristina, Izzie, George and Alex proves eventful and backbreaking.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,532

season 1

2. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Who's Zoomin' Who? (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

George discovers he has syphilis, and it soon emerges that the disease is rampant among the hospital staff. Suspicious about a patient's death, Izzie and Cristina perform an unauthorized ... See full summary »

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 942

season 1

3. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: The First Cut Is the Deepest (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

A rape victim is admitted, who managed to hold onto part of her attacker; Izzie has difficulty with a patient who cannot speak English; Meredith becomes concerned about a sick baby.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,031

season 1

4. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Bring the Pain (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

A storm rages, causing power outages and jamming the elevator, trapping George and Alex inside with a vulnerable patient. Meanwhile, Meredith and Derek arrange a religious ritual for a young woman, and Cristina deals with an unusual case.

Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 814

season 2

5. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Into You Like a Train (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

A train wreck brings in multiple casualties, leaving Meredith hanging for her answer. Meanwhile, Alex finds working without his mojo a disheartening experience, and Cristina searches high and low for a missing appendage.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,106

6. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: It's the End of the World (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The lives of everyone in the OR are threatened when a patient enters with a bomb inside him, and a young paramedic with her arm inside the cavity is the only thing keeping it from going off.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,766

7. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Deny, Deny, Deny (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Cristina is determined to get back to work, and despite not being fully recovered, she manages to crack an odd case. Meanwhile, Addison offers to help Bailey with a complicated surgery, and Alex receives important news.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 838

8. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: As We Know It (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

While the man with the bomb lodged in his chest remains in Burke's OR with Meredith's hand in the cavity, Bailey's injured husband remains in Derek's. Meanwhile, Bailey's distress puts her unborn baby at risk.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,714

9. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Superstition (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance

Superstition strikes, with the interns convinced a series of deaths will occur. A complication from the LVAD surgery puts Denny in the OR, Cristina plans to make George move out, and Richard's old AA sponsor is admitted for treatment.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 695

10. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Burke is admitted as a patient, along with Richard's niece. Izzie and the others fight to keep Denny alive, while Alex tries to secure the donor heart for him.

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,031

11. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Losing My Religion (2006)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

Richard is determined to discover the guilty party, and punishes the interns by making them arrange a prom for his niece. Meanwhile, Callie presses George about his feelings, and Derek and Meredith have to make a decision about Doc.

Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,412

12. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Time Has Come Today (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Everyone reminisces about the past. Meanwhile, Izzie is emotionally devastated, with the others trying to help her, Adele gives Richard an ultimatum, and George and Derek are put in quarantine when an outbreak of the plague is suspected.

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,027

13. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Sometimes a Fantasy (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Izzie returns to the hospital, but finds it difficult to go inside, and George is tired of Callie's presence at home. Meanwhile, Addison cannot seem to get rid of Mark, and Cristina tries to cope with caring for Burke.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 710

14. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Six Days: Part 1 (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

As George's father's surgery approaches, he begins to realize how serious his condition is. Meanwhile, Izzie has to prove to Bailey that she is ready to scrub in on a surgery, and Meredith keeps running into her father.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 878

15. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Six Days: Part 2 (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

George's father's surgery has left him very weak, Izzie's act of generosity backfires on her, Cristina and Burke continue their war of silence, and Meredith reaches out to her father.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 897

16. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Walk on Water (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The interns each react differently to a mass-casualty incident. Meanwhile, George crosses the professional line with Callie, Cristina asks Burke to keep quiet about their engagement, and Richard dons a new hairstyle.

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 886

17. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Drowning on Dry Land (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Izzie fights to save her patient's life, George searches for the son of his patient, and Alex has to contend with the relatives of victims. Meanwhile, Meredith is unconscious underwater, with Derek her only hope.

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,022

18. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Some Kind of Miracle (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

An unconscious Meredith interacts with some ghosts from her past while Richard, Burke and Bailey devise an unusual method of reviving her. A despondent Cristina leaves during her shift, and Derek speaks his mind to Meredith's mother.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,043

19. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Didn't We Almost Have It All? (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The wedding day arrives. Richard chooses the new Chief and Chief Resident, the interns receive their exam results, Callie drops a bombshell on George while Izzie pours her heart out to him, and Burke makes an important decision.

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,111

20. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Kung Fu Fighting (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

A man survives a parachute accident without serious injury, two women refuse treatment because of a wedding contest, and Cristina and Izzie jockey for inclusion in Hahn's surgeries.

Director: Tom Verica | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 642

21. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Crash Into Me: Part 1 (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

An accident in the ER bay leaves two paramedics fighting for their lives, and a third who refuses Bailey's care. Meanwhile, Alex juggles two women, and Lexie begins to bond with a patient.

Director: Michael Grossman | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 768

22. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Crash Into Me: Part 2 (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Tragedy abounds for everyone at Seattle Grace as they all continue in efforts to get the paramedic out of the overturned ambulance, stop the bleeding of a man who won't quit, and a bigot ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 725

23. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Freedom (2008)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

A surgical team battles the clock as they try to save a boy encased in cement, Karev's situation with an ever-disintegrating Ava brings back painful memories that interfere with his ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 971

24. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Freedom (2008)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

Meredith and Derek are at odds over whether or not to continue with their 13th clinical trial patient and the doctors lift the final critical pieces of cement from the young boy's body. ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 618

25. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Sympathy for the Devil (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Derek's mother visits, the death row patient starts angling for death in the hospital, Izzie craves more in her relationships, and Jackson's need for organs becomes critical.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 888

26. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: An Honest Mistake (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Addison and Derek differ on the treatment plan for their patient, Cristina discovers malpractice in high places, Izzie gets bad news, and Mark spectacularly mistimes his confession.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 856

27. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: What a Difference a Day Makes (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

A car crash involving students going to their college graduation takes its toll on the residents in the ER, Derek's wedding gift is uniquely suited for Meredith - even if the oversight is ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 1,128