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List of the best Grey's Anatomy episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Grey's Anatomy episodes of all time are. Currently ranking number one on current medical TV shows, Grey's Anatomy can also be found on most overrated TV shows. Fans of Grey's Anatomy are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List contains episodes like "Death and All His Friends" and "Sanctuary." What is the best Grey's Anatomy episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Death and All His Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Death and All His Friends 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
Sanctuary 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 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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Some Kind of Miracle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Some Kind of Miracle 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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Now or Never is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Now or Never 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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A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
A Hard Day's Night 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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Losing My Religion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Losing My Religion 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) 8 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Remember The Time 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) 9 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
As We Know It 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) 10 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Walk on Water 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) 11 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Elevator Love Letter 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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Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Perfect Storm 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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Dark Was the Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Dark Was the Night 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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If/Then is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
If/Then 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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Song Beneath the Song is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Song Beneath the Song 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) 16 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Moment of Truth 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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Crash Into Me (Part 2) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Crash Into Me (Part 2) 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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Drowning on Dry Land is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Drowning on Dry Land 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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Into You Like a Train is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Into You Like a Train 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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Didn't We Almost Have It All? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Didn't We Almost Have It All? 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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Migration is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Migration 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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Good Mourning (1) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Good Mourning (Part 1) 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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Make Me Lose Control is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Make Me Lose Control Oct 09 2005 Cristina and Meredith try to figure out if Cristina should tell Burke that she's pregnant right before Cristina faces an emergency. Alex and Izzie get closer while Meredith's mother gets too

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Sympathy for the Devil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Sympathy for the Devil Jan 15 2009 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 ...more

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Who's Zoomin' Who? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Who's Zoomin' Who? 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

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Dream a Little Dream of Me (1) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 1) Sep 25 2008 As Meredith and Derek begin to find that their "happily ever after" is anything but easy, Cristina develops a crush on a military doctor who brings in a trauma patient. Meanwhile, the ...more

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Things We Said Today is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Things We Said Today Jan 10 2013 Bailey puts her wedding day on hold and continues her efforts to save Adele's life, Cristina and Owen remain undecided about their pending divorce, while Arizona and Callie try to get their ...more

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Invasion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Invasion 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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White Wedding is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
claudia-monster added White Wedding 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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The Time Warp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
The Time Warp Feb 18 2010 In his new role as Chief, Derek restores the hospital lecture series, and Richard, Bailey and Callie present to the group pivotal surgical cases from their pasts Bailey reflects on her first ...more

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Testing 1-2-3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Testing 1-2-3 May 10 2007 The interns finally take their first year medical exams, the biggest test of their careers, and one of them is ill-prepared. Callie grows more suspicious of George and Izzie. The doctors treat a ...more

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Start Me Up is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Start Me Up Jan 13 2011 Arizona tries to reconcile with Callie, who has big news to share; Teddy faces an important decision; the residents receive new interns; the Chief makes an announcement.

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Freedom: Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Freedom: Part 2 May 22 2008 A couple undergoes surgery. Derek and Meredith's clinical trial gets a second shot from a new patient. Izzie helps Alex. McSteamy hooks up with someone.

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Going Going Gone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Going Going Gone Sep 27 2012 "Going, Going, Gone" is the first episode of the ninth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and the show's 173rd episode overall. Written by Stacy McKee and ...more

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Disarm is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Disarm Jan 06 2011 A gunman opens fire at a local college, sending mass casualties to the hospital; Arizona's return is not warmly received.

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Suddenly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Suddenly Jan 05 2012 A severe car crash involving an entire family results in an all-hands-on situation in the ER, as the eldest daughter is left to make the toughest decision of her life. Meanwhile Teddy, still in ...more

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A Change Is Gonna Come is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
A Change Is Gonna Come Sep 27 2007 Entering their first year as residents, Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens and Alex Karev now have interns of their own to mentor. Among the new interns are George, forced to repeat his ...more

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There's No 'I' in Team is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
There's No 'I' in Team Oct 23 2008 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 ...more

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Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Wish You Were Here Jan 08 2009 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 ...more

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Six Days: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Six Days: Part 1 Jan 11 2007 Meredith discovers that Derek has a problem sleeping while her father comes to visit the hospital. George's father is moving from one surgery to another. A patient named Heather checks into the ...more

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Life During Wartime is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Life During Wartime Oct 30 2008 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 (Kevin McKidd) ...more

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What a Difference a Day Makes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
What a Difference a Day Makes May 07 2009 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 ...more

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State of Love and Trust is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
State of Love and Trust Feb 04 2010 As Derek begins his role as interim chief, he faces a potential lawsuit when Bailey and Meredith's patient awakens from anesthesia mid-surgery. Meanwhile, Teddy refuses to place Cristina on her ...more

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I Will Survive is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
I Will Survive May 12 2011 Personal and work pressures are adding up and have Meredith visibly on edge, Owen conducts formal interviews for the Chief Resident position, Cristina grows increasingly defiant, Alex and Lucy's ...more

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Here Comes the Flood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Here Comes the Flood Oct 09 2008 When the plumbing springs a leak, chaos breaks out at Seattle Grace as the Chief tries to put in place new teaching methods. Meanwhile, George takes his residency exam; and Derek attempts to get ...more

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Bring the Pain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Bring the Pain Oct 23 2005 Cristina goes right back to working right after being discharged. Izzie isn't talking to Alex. Derek and Meredith treat a patient. George and Alex get stuck in an elevator.

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Crash Into Me (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Crash Into Me (Part 1) Nov 22 2007 An ambulance crash endangers the lives of the paramedics involved, as Meredith and the Chief work on-site to save them, Bailey treats a patient who refuses her help, and Ava returns for Alex and ...more

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Wishin' and Hopin' is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Wishin' and Hopin' Feb 01 2007 The chief's announcement of his retirement sparks competition between Derek, Burke, Addison, and Mark. A surgical patient endangers the lives of those surrounding her. Meredith's mother becomes ...more

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Stand By Me is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
Stand By Me Mar 19 2009 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 ...more

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With You I'm Born Again is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grey's Anatomy Episodes
With You I'm Born Again Sep 23 2010 In the wake of the shooting at Seattle Grace-Mercy West, the doctors find themselves in a frenzy: Christina and Owen will be getting married, and others are trying to deal with the recent blood ...more