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The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes

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Grey's Anatomy follows Dr. Meredith Grey and the staff at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital as they save lives. The best episodes of Grey's Anatomy often find the doctors figuring out complicated diagnoses. Some good episodes of Grey's Anatomy also focus on the personal lives of the doctors and nurses of Seattle Grace.

What are the best episodes of Grey's Anatomy? “Death and All His Friends,” from season six is a fan favorite. It finds a former patient's husband embarking on a shooting spree at Seattle Grace. “Now or Never” is also an engaging episode of Grey's Anatomy.

“Some Kind of Miracle” is another good episode from Grey's Anatomy as is “A Hard Day's Night,” which first introduced viewers to Meredith Grey.

Do you have a favorite Grey's Anatomy episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

 

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    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 6

    Episode Number24

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Cristina and Meredith's surgical skills are put to the ultimate test....  more
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    Flight

    May 17 2012

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 8

    Episode Number24

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    "Flight" is the twenty-fourth and final episode of the eighth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and the show's 172nd episode overall. It was written by series creator...  more
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    Sanctuary

    May 20 2010

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 6

    Episode Number23

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its' history....  more
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    A Hard Day's Night

    Mar 27 2005

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 1

    Episode Number1

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Meet Meredith Grey. Daughter of famous surgeon Ellis Grey and currently recovering from a one-night stand. She shoos away her evening's companion, saying she'll be late for her first day of work. She...  more
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    Some Kind of Miracle

    Feb 22 2007

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 3

    Episode Number17

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Everyone is pushing for Meredith to survive, or in this case to be revived. People are still dealing with the fallout from the ferry disaster. A young man named Lucas is having problems with...
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    Walk on Water

    Feb 08 2007

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 3

    Episode Number15

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    The staff is trying to deal with antsy patients while dealing with a major disaster when a cargo ship strikes a Ferryboat in Seattle. The Chief must choose a team to go out on location and save what...  more
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    Perfect Storm

    May 16 2013

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 9

    Episode Number24

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital enters crisis mode as the storm rages, resources become scarce and patients flood in by the busload. Meanwhile, one of the doctors fights for their life....
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    Remember The Time

    Oct 04 2012

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 9

    Episode Number2

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    In this flashback episode, return to the site of the plane crash and watch as each doctor tries to cope with the heartache and injuries caused by the crash. Meanwhile, back at Seattle Grace, everyone...
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    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 2

    Episode Number27

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    This episode is the second part of a two-hour season finale. Richard tries to get information from Addison about a family member's condition. Callie and George have a talk about his feelings....  more
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    Now or Never

    May 14 2009

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 5

    Episode Number24

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    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....
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    As We Know It

    Feb 12 2006

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 2

    Episode Number17

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    "As We Know It" is the seventeenth episode of the second season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy. The episode was written by Shonda Rhimes and was directed by Peter Horton. It...  more
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    Dark Was the Night

    Nov 10 2011

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 8

    Episode Number9

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Teddy puts her husband’s life in the hands of her peers when Henry is sent to the OR for surgery and she’s called away on another case; Meredith and Derek receive the long-awaited news about Zola;...
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    Moment of Truth

    Apr 26 2012

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 8

    Episode Number21

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    After eight years of practice, the residents head to San Francisco for their oral boards; sparks fly between Catherine and Richard when they bump into each other at the hotel; Bailey intervenes after...
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    Elevator Love Letter

    Mar 26 2009

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 5

    Episode Number19

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    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...
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    Crash Into Me (Part 2)

    Dec 06 2007

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 4

    Episode Number10

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Meredith works furiously to save a paramedic trapped in an ambulance; Lexie holds the life of a patient in her hands; Derek must rely on a nurse to save a patient; Bailey struggles to balance her...
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    Into You Like a Train

    Oct 30 2005

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 2

    Episode Number6

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Train Wreck victims come to Seattle Grace and all staff gets called in. Everyone deals with really weird cases. Except Addison and Izzie. They work with a woman who is pregnant....  more
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    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 3

    Episode Number16

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    Almost everyone searches for Meredith while they ponder her place in the world. Addison considers pursuing Alex. Izzie takes desperate measures to manage the situation she is in. Someone ends up on...  more
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    Invasion

    Oct 15 2009

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 6

    Episode Number5

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    The residents of Seattle Grace and Mercy West vie for surgeries and their careers as day one of the hospital merger begins. Meanwhile, Arizona stands by an enraged Callie when her father, Mr. Torres,...  more
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    White Wedding

    May 05 2011

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 7

    Episode Number20

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    As Callie and Arizona's wedding approaches, the couple quickly realize that the day they've been looking forward to is not turning out the way they'd envisioned. Meanwhile Alex continues to make the...
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    Song Beneath the Song

    Mar 31 2011

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 7

    Episode Number18

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    A cataclysmic event leaves the doctors shaken; Callie, on the verge of a life-changing moment, starts imagining about the hospital and her friends....  more
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    Good Mourning (Part 1)

    Sep 24 2009

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 6

    Episode Number1

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    The hospital staff is left to deal with the aftermath of George's passing. Hitting the staff hard, they all find unique ways to get through the various stages of grief. George's mom returns, faced...  more
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    Didn't We Almost Have It All?

    May 17 2007

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 3

    Episode Number25

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    "Didn't We Almost Have It All?" is the third season finale and the 61st overall episode from the medical drama series, Grey's Anatomy. The episode runs for 53:05 minutes, making it the longest...  more
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    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 5

    Episode Number12

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    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...  more
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    SeasonGrey's Anatomy Season 1

    Episode Number9

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    A sexually transmitted disease breaks out and affects several members of the hospital staff. Chief Webber promptly calls a meeting. Meanwhile, the chief reluctantly tells Dr. Derek Shepherd about his...  more
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    Disarm

    Jan 06 2011

    SeasonGrey's Anatomy - Season 7

    Episode Number11

    SeriesGrey's Anatomy

    A gunman opens fire at a local college, sending mass casualties to the hospital; Arizona's return is not warmly received....  more