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Season 5

Grey's Anatomy episode guide


The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis -- it's in one another that they find comfort, friendship and, at times, more than friendship. Together they're discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.
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Ep 503 Here Comes the Flood

A plumbing leak becomes a deluge and wreaks havoc at Seattle Grace, as the Chief attempts to implement new teaching policies.

10/09/08 Season 5 TV-14
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Ep 504 Brave New World

Meredith freaks out when Derek discovers her mother's old diary in the house and Cristina stumbles into a part of the hospital that she's never seen before.

10/16/08 Season 5 TV-14 L
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Ep 505 There's No "I" in Team

Bailey heads up a team of surgeons performing a "domino procedure" in which each surgery hinges on the one preceding it.

10/23/08 Season 5 TV-14 D, L
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Ep 506 Life During Wartime

To help Bailey become a better surgeon, the Chief gives her new power, new responsibility, and the challenge of removing a girl's inoperable tumor.

10/30/08 Season 5 TV-14 D, L
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Ep 507 Rise Up

The Chief announces to the residents that a solo surgery will be awarded, and the news sends them into a competitive frenzy.

11/06/08 Season 5 TV-14 L,S
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Ep 508 These Ties That Bind

One of Meredith's oldest friends, Sadie, becomes an intern at Seattle Grace, but Mer's friends are less-than-welcoming to her.

11/13/08 Season 5 TV-14 D
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Ep 510 All By Myself

Cristina is awarded the first solo surgery among the residents, but must give it up and choose her replacement.

12/04/08 Season 5 TV-14 D, L, S
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Ep 511 Wish You Were Here

Bailey teams with Seattle Grace's new pediatric surgeon, Dr. Arizona Robbins, to save the life of a young patient.

01/08/09 Season 5 TV-14 D, L
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Ep 512 Sympathy for the Devil

Derek's mother makes a surprise visit to Seattle and meets Meredith for the first time, as Mark tries to conceal his relationship with Lexie from her.

01/15/09 Season 5 TV-14
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Ep 514 Beat Your Heart Out

Now that Derek has the engagement ring, he searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith, as Lexie demands that she and Mark go public.

02/05/09 Season 5 TV-14 D
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Ep 515 Before and After

Addison, Naomi and Sam rush the ailing Archer to Seattle Grace and reunite with old friends Derek and Mark to help save his life.

02/12/09 Season 5 TV-14 L
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Ep 516 An Honest Mistake

Derek's confidence is shaken like never before as he faces off with Addison over what course is best for their dying pregnant patient.

02/19/09 Season 5 TV-14 D, V
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Ep 518 Stand by Me

Derek refuses to return to SGH and it takes a visit from the Chief himself to set him straight; Izzie's cancer secret comes out.

03/19/09 Season 5 TV-14
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Ep 519 Elevator Love Letter

Some of Izzie's friends fail to rally around her as Derek must overcome his fears in time to remove her deadly brain tumor.

03/26/09 Season 5 TV-14 S, V
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Ep 520 Sweet Surrender

As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and Meredith's wedding.

04/23/09 Season 5 TV-14 L, V
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Ep 521 No Good at Saying Sorry

Izzie gets a surprise visit from her mother (Sharon Lawrence); Thatcher tries to make amends with Meredith and Lexie; Meredith and the Chief argue over a controversial case.

04/30/09 Season 5 TV-14 L
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Ep 522 What a Difference a Day Makes

Derek and Meredith get ready for their wedding; college students injured in a car accident are admitted to the ER; Izzie starts experiencing familiar symptoms.

05/07/09 Season 5 TV-14 D, S
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Ep 523 Here's to Future Days

Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery and George makes a big decision of his own.

05/14/09 Season 5 TV-14 L
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Ep 524 Now or Never

George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie's friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery.

05/14/09 Season 5 TV-14 L
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