Grey's Anatomy episode guide

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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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    S5 E1 Dream a Little Dream of Me Pt. 1

    Meredith and Derek learn that "happily ever after" isn't easy, and a military doctor who brings in a trauma patient catches Cristina's eye.

    09/25/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E2 Dream a Little Dream of Me Pt. 2

    Cristina's treated by Major Hunt after being impaled by an icicle and Meredith and Derek finally reach a conclusion about moving in together.

    09/25/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E3 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.

    10/09/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E4 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.

    10/16/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E5 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.

    10/23/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E6 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.

    10/30/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E7 Rise Up

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

    11/06/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E8 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.

    11/13/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E9 In The Midnight Hour

    Meredith, Cristina and Bailey come to Lexie and Sadie's rescue when a surgery goes horribly wrong.

    11/20/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E10 All By Myself

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

    12/04/08Season 5TV-14
    S5 E11 Wish You Were Here

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

    01/08/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E12 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.

    01/15/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E13 Stairway To Heaven

    Bailey grows desperate as a patient's condition becomes more and more dire.

    01/22/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E14 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.

    02/05/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E15 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.

    02/12/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E16 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.

    02/19/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E17 I Will Follow You Into the Dark

    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.

    03/12/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E18 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.

    03/19/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E19 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.

    03/26/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E20 Sweet Surrender

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

    04/23/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E21 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.

    04/30/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E22 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.

    05/07/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E23 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.

    05/14/09Season 5TV-14
    S5 E24 Now or Never

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

    05/14/09Season 5TV-14
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