Season 05

Episode 24 – Now or Never (2)

May 14th 2009 on ABC

In the second part of the two hour season finale, George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together.

Episode 23 – Here’s to Future Days (1)

May 14th 2009 on ABC

In the first part of the two hour season finale, Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace.

Episode 22 – What a Difference a Day Makes

May 14th 2009 on ABC

As Meredith, Derek and all of their friends prepare for the big wedding, a group of college students, injured in a car crash as they were heading to their graduation ceremony, is admitted to the ER. Meanwhile, Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms.

Episode 21 – No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)

May 7th 2009 on ABC

As preparations continue for Meredith and Derek’s wedding, several residents must face the arrival of their parents at the hospital: Izzie’s mother Robbie causes a stir when she pays a surprise visit, and Thatcher returns to make amends with Meredith and Lexie. The Chief clashes with Meredith over a controversial medical case.

Episode 20 – Sweet Surrender

April 23rd 2009 on ABC

Amidst a series of intense treatments, Izzie throws herself into Derek and Meredith’s wedding plans, but the stress of her illness takes its toll on Alex, who freezes during surgery just as George begins to excel. Meanwhile, Callie’s father arrives at Seattle Grace, but is less than pleased to meet his daughter’s girlfriend. Owen seeks help to address his PTSD outbursts, and Bailey becomes emotionally attached to one of Arizona’s young cancer patients.

Episode 19 – Elevator Love Letter

March 26th 2009 on ABC

All eyes are on Derek as he is set to perform his first surgery after his breakdown; attention is also set on Izzie, whose medical condition requires her to undergo a difficult surgery; and Owen has another PTSD episode that injures Cristina and traumatizes both of them, throwing the future of their relationship into question.

Episode 18 – Stand By Me

March 19th 2009 on ABC

After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark attempts a rare face transplant surgery. Cristina, at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends. Izzie finally shares her medical condition to a close friend, then acknowledges that she doesn’t want treatment.

Episode 17 – I Will Follow You Into the Dark

March 12th 2009 on ABC

After learning at a deposition that more of his patients have died than survived, Derek decides to quit, even as Meredith refuses to give up on him. Meanwhile Bailey and the Chief continue to bicker over her peds fellowship until Adele steps in to mediate. The interns discover something unsettling on a “patient x,” unaware that the charts they’re looking at are actually Izzie’s.

Episode 16 – An Honest Mistake

February 19th 2009 on ABC

Derek’s confidence is shaken like never before as he faces off with Addison over what course is best for their dying pregnant patient. Cristina calls the abilities of a renowned surgeon into question after she botches a standard procedure. And Bailey, who has decided to pursue a fellowship in pediatrics, is appalled by the Chief’s less-than-stellar letter of recommendation.

Episode 15 – Before and After

February 12th 2009 on ABC

Addison, Naomi and Sam rush the ailing Archer to Seattle Grace and reunite with old friends Derek and Mark to help save his life; meanwhile, Izzie employs her fellow doctors in a medical game designed to help teach the interns, and Owen runs into a significant someone from his past.

Episode 14 – Beat Your Heart Out

February 5th 2009 on ABC

Now that Derek has the engagement ring, he searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith, as Lexie demands that Mark go public with their relationship, and Bailey, encouraged by her work on recent cases and by Dr. Dixon, considers a new direction for her medical career.

Episode 13 – Stairway to Heaven

January 22nd 2009 on ABC

Bailey grows desperate as a patient’s condition becomes more and more dire. Everyone in the hospital is stepping up to try to find the boy a new organ donor, including Meredith, who considers a death row patient’s wish to die before execution. Meanwhile, an injury leaves Mark in a compromising position in the OR, Cristina awkwardly avoids Owen, and Izzie finally learns why Denny has been appearing to her.

Episode 12 – Sympathy For the Devil

January 15th 2009 on ABC

Derek’s mother, Carolyn, makes a surprise visit to Seattle and meets Meredith for the first time, as Mark tries to conceal his relationship with Lexie from her as well; meanwhile, death row inmate William wishes to donate his organs to Bailey and Arizona’s patient, as Owen and Cristina try to go on their first date.

Episode 11 – Wish You Were Here

January 8th 2009 on ABC

Bailey teams with Seattle Grace’s new pediatric surgeon, Dr. Arizona Robbins, to save the life of a young patient near and dear to her heart, as the admittance of a death row inmate at the hospital stirs anger in Derek and further erodes Meredith and Cristina’s friendship. Meanwhile, Callie and Sloan work as a team to fight their respective attractions to Sadie and Lexie, and Izzie tells Alex that she’s seeing Denny.

Episode 10 – All By Myself

December 4th 2008 on ABC

Cristina is awarded the first solo surgery among the residents, but she has to relinquish it and choose her replacement; Mark performs a cutting-edge procedure to restore a patient’s speech, impressing Lexie in the process; and Callie can’t figure out if Sadie (Melissa George) is flirting with her or just being friendly.

Episode 09 – In the Midnight Hour

November 20th 2008 on ABC

Meredith, Cristina and Bailey come to Lexie and Sadie’s rescue when a routine surgery goes horribly wrong, as Owen and Derek treat a man seriously injured while sleepwalking and Mark comforts the sleepwalker’s distraught daughter.

Episode 08 – These Ties That Bind

November 13th 2008 on ABC

Meredith’s old friend Sadie becomes an intern at Seattle Grace, but Meredith’s other friends aren’t exactly welcoming; new surgeon Virginia Dixon brings rules and order to the OR; and Lexie leads the interns in secretive, unorthodox surgical-training sessions.

Episode 07 – Rise Up

November 6th 2008 on ABC

The Chief tells the residents that one of them will get a solo surgery, and a competitive frenzy ensues; Derek asks Bailey for advice when he feels that Cristina is coming between him and Meredith; Erica discovers a shocking connection between one of her residents and a longtime patient.

Episode 06 – Life During Wartime

October 30th 2008 on ABC

The chief gives Bailey new power and responsibility. He also gives her a very difficult surgical assignment: remove a girl’s inoperable tumor. Meanwhile, new trauma chief Owen challenges the attendings’ methods and the residents’ skills.

Episode 05 – There’s No ‘I’ in Team

October 23th 2008 on ABC

Bailey heads up a “domino procedure,” in which each surgery hinges on the one preceding it. Meanwhile, Derek gets sole credit for the brain-tumor study he did with Meredith; Lexie tries to get George to notice her romantically; and Sloan counsels a desperate Callie in the ways of love. Someone reappears and other peoples relationships evolve.

Episode 04 – Brave New World

October 16th 2008 on ABC

Meredith gets upset when Derek finds her mother’s diary; Callie worries about her first “official” date with Erica; and Cristina discovers a part of the hospital that neither she nor her fellow residents had seen before.

Episode 03 – Here Comes the Flood

October 9th 2008 on ABC

A plumbing leak becomes a deluge and wreaks havoc at Seattle Grace, as the Chief attempts to implement new teaching policies and George tries to retake his residency exam. Meanwhile Derek hopes to make some changes at Meredith’s house.

Episode 02 – Dream a Little Dream of Me (2)

September 25th 2008 on ABC

At the beginning of “Dream a Little Dream of Me” Dr. Hunt carries an injured Cristina into the hospital, with an icicle impaled in her abdomen. Meredith and Derek decide to delay moving in with each other, as Meredith has apprehensions. Callie decides to try a risky freezing procedure alongside Erica to restore a patient’s mobility. Izzie begins retreating into a fantasy where she is reunited with Denny and Lexie holds off from telling George how she feels about him.

Episode 01 – Dream a Little Dream of Me (1)

September 25th 2008 on ABC

As Seattle Grace falls to the 12th ranking among Seattle hospitals, Richard begins planning major changes. As ambulances begin taking patients to higher ranking hospitals morale is low, but an interesting limousine crash case soon comes in. Dr. Hunt makes his debut on the show and soon impresses Cristina. Izzie attempts to comfort Alex as he comes to terms with Ava being sectioned and Lexi scolds Sloan for picking on George.