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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.

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Death and All His Friend... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Episode: 24, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 6

Original Airing: May 20 2010

Cristina and Meredith's surgical skills are put to the ultimate test.
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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Episode: 23, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 6

Original Airing: May 20 2010

Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its' history.
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Flight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Flight Episode: 24, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 8

Original Airing: May 17 2012

"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 ...more
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Now or Never is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Now or Never Episode: 24, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 5

Original Airing: May 14 2009

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 ...more
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Some Kind of Miracle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Some Kind of Miracle Episode: 17, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 22 2007

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 ...more
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A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
A Hard Day's Night Episode: 1, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 1

Original Airing: Mar 27 2005

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 ...more
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Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Perfect Storm Episode: 24, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 9

Original Airing: May 16 2013

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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Losing My Religion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Episode: 27, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 2

Original Airing: May 15 2006

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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Remember The Time is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Remember The Time Episode: 2, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 9

Original Airing: Oct 04 2012

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, ...more
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As We Know It is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Episode: 17, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 2

Original Airing: Feb 12 2006

"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 ...more
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Walk on Water is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Episode: 15, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 08 2007

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 ...more
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Elevator Love Letter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Elevator Love Letter Episode: 19, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 5

Original Airing: Mar 26 2009

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 ...more
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Song Beneath the Song is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Song Beneath the Song Episode: 18, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 7

Original Airing: Mar 31 2011

A cataclysmic event leaves the doctors shaken; Callie, on the verge of a life-changing moment, starts imagining about the hospital and her friends.
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Moment of Truth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Moment of Truth Episode: 21, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 8

Original Airing: Apr 26 2012

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 ...more
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Dark Was the Night is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Dark Was the Night Episode: 9, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 8

Original Airing: Nov 10 2011

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 ...more
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Into You Like a Train is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Into You Like a Train Episode: 6, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 30 2005

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.
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Crash Into Me (Part 2) ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Crash Into Me (Part 2) Episode: 10, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 4

Original Airing: Dec 06 2007

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 ...more
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If/Then is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
If/Then Episode: 13, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 8

Original Airing: Feb 02 2012

As Meredith puts Zola to bed and falls asleep, she begins to wonder -- what if her mother had never had Alzheimer's and she'd had loving, supportive parents? The reverberations of a happy ...more
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Drowning on Dry Land is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Episode: 16, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 15 2007

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 ...more
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Didn't We Almost Have It... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Didn't We Almost Have It All? Episode: 25, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 3

Original Airing: May 17 2007

"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 ...more
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Good Mourning (1) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Good Mourning (Part 1) Episode: 1, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 6

Original Airing: Sep 24 2009

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, ...more
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White Wedding is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
claudia-monster added White Wedding Episode: 20, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 7

Original Airing: May 05 2011

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 ...more
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Invasion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Invasion Episode: 5, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 6

Original Airing: Oct 15 2009

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. ...more
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Migration is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Migration Episode: 23, Season: Grey's Anatomy - Season 8

Original Airing: May 10 2012

The residents determine their future as they make their final decisions regarding post residency positions; Mark admits to Derek that he is torn between his love for Lexie and the fact that ...more
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Who's Zoomin' Who? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Episode: 9, Season: Grey's Anatomy Season 1

Original Airing: May 22 2005

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 ...more