Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
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All by Myself 

The residents make their cases for the solo surgery, Sadie chafes at her restrictions, and Sloan battles his desires.


Arlene Sanford


Shonda Rhimes (created by), Peter Nowalk




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pompeo ... Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh ... Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl ... Dr. Izzie Stevens
Justin Chambers ... Dr. Alex Karev
T.R. Knight ... Dr. George O'Malley
Chandra Wilson ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Eric Dane ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Chyler Leigh ... Dr. Lexie Grey
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Denny Duquette
Kevin McKidd ... Dr. Owen Hunt
Tzi Ma ... Mr. Patterson
Kay Panabaker ... Emma Anderson


The race for a resident's first solo surgery comes down to Cristina, who was disqualified because of the actions of her interns, while at the same time is put under pressure to secure the services of a new head in the cardio department. Patients include a couple of sisters who were in a car accident and a woman whose surgery may, or may not, enable her to talk again. Written by Moviedude1

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Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "All By Myself" is a song by Eric Carmen. See more »


Dr. Meredith Grey: We enter the world alone, and we leave it alone, and everything that happens in between we owe it to ourselves to find a little company. We need help, we need support, otherwise, we are in it by ourselves. Strangers, cut off from each other, and we forget, just how connected we all are. So instead, we choose love, we choose life, and, for a moment, we feel just a little bit less alone.
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Solo surgery
23 May 2020 | by IngridNO-67997See all my reviews

There are two very interesting, blossoming romances going on at once. Cristina and Owen's is very out of the ordinary, kinda dysfunctional, aggressive kisses at night and then complete silence and awkwardness. But still there is a really strong attraction, you can tell. And a very special chemistry and a vulnerability and an understanding, they kinda have a special bond already. It is very nice to watch.

Mark and Lexie's is bumpy, awakward, cute and just very fun to watch. I love that he has become totally hung up on her. And that she is slowly catching on. I loved their moment in his hotel room when everything changed.

Dr. Dixons presence this time is more enjoyable than the last. Her character fits in well with the story. I really don't like her though. But she was the one helping Cristina make her choice. And it's a good choice.

It's great that they have Mer and Cristina fighting. It's very realistic. The writers are doing a very good job here.

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4 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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