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 to get George to notice her romantically; and Sloan counsels a despera (more…)
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) challenges the attendings' methods and the residents' skills.
The Chief tells the residents that one of them will get a solo surgery, and a competitive frenzy ensues; Derek asks Bailey for advice when he feels that Cristina is coming between him and Meredith; Erica discovers a shocking connection between one of her r (more…)
Meredith's old friend Sadie (Melissa George) becomes an intern at Seattle Grace, but Meredith's other friends aren't exactly welcoming; new surgeon Virginia Dixon (Mary McDonnell) brings rules and order to the OR; and Lexie leads the interns in secretive (more…)
A routine surgery goes horribly awry for Lexie and Sadie, so Meredith, Cristina and Bailey rush to assist them. Meanwhile, Owen and Derek treat a man who was injured while sleepwalking, and Mark comforts the man's daughter.
Cristina is awarded the first solo surgery among the residents, but she has to relinquish it and choose her replacement; Mark performs a cutting-edge procedure to restore a patient's speech, impressing Lexie in the process; and Callie can't figure out if S (more…)
While Bailey teams with new pediatric surgeon Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw ) to save a young patient near and dear to her heart, the arrival of a death-row inmate at the hospital angers Derek and further erodes Meredith and Cristina's friendship. Meanw (more…)
Derek's mother, Carolyn (Tyne Daly), meets Meredith for the first time during a surprise visit to Seattle, and Mark tries to conceal his relationship with Lexie. Meanwhile, death-row inmate William (Eric Stoltz) wants to donate his organs to Bailey and Ari (more…)
As her young patient's condition worsens, Bailey seeks desperately for an organ donor. One possibility: death-row inmate William (Eric Stoltz). Meanwhile, an injury leaves Mark in a compromising position in the OR, and Cristina tries to avoid Owen, and she (more…)
Engagement ring in hand, Derek searches for the right way to propose to Meredith. Meanwhile, Lexie demands that Mark go public with their relationship; and Bailey considers a new direction for her medical career, encouraged by Dr. Dixon (Mary McDonnell) as (more…)
In a "Private Practice" crossover episode, Addison, Naomi and Sam rush Addison's ailing brother, Archer (Grant Show), to Seattle Grace in an effort to save his life. Meanwhile, Owen runs into a significant someone from his past; and Izzie employs her fell (more…)
Derek's confidence is shaken when he and Addison (Kate Walsh) disagree on treatment for a pregnant woman who's dying; Cristina questions the abilities of a renowned surgeon (Faye Dunaway) after she botches a standard procedure; and Bailey, who has decided (more…)
Derek decides to quit after learning of a high mortality rate among his patients; Bailey and the chief continue to spar over her pediatrics fellowship until Adele (Loretta Devine) steps in; Izzie's interns find something disturbing about a Patient X.
While Mark attempts a face-transplant surgery, Meredith tries to get Derek to return to work after his fellow surgeons fail in their attempts. Meanwhile, Cristina finally gets a solo surgery, but she's more focused on the needs of her friends; and Izzie tr (more…)
While Derek prepares to perform his first surgery since his breakdown, Izzie must undergo one. Meanwhile, Owen has another PTSD episode, which injures Cristina, traumatizes both of them and throws their relationship into question. Dr. Swender: Kimberly Eli (more…)
Izzie won't let her taxing cancer treatments stop her from helping to plan Meredith and Derek's wedding. Meanwhile, Callie's father (Hector Elizondo) isn't happy when she introduces Arizona as her girlfriend to him; George shines---and Alex doesn't---in a (more…)
Izzie's mother (Sharon Lawrence), who's something of a handful, shows up at Seattle Grace, while Meredith and Lexie receive a visit from their father (Jeff Perry), who's sober and sorry for past sins. Meanwhile, Meredith and the Chief fight about a case, a (more…)
Conclusion. George makes an announcement; Izzie's friends await her recovery from surgery; and Bailey is surprisingly unhappy after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program. Meanwhile, the doctors work as a team following an auto accident.
Izzie returns to work amid fears of impending layoffs, which lead residents to jockey for positions at the hospital. Meanwhile, Bailey and Alex's difficult case is further complicated by the patient's schizophrenic son. Jodie: Adrienne Barbeau. Olivia: Sar (more…)
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- Birth Place: Elgin, Scotland
- Birthday: August 9, 1973, Leo
- Profession: Actor