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Grey's Anatomy Season 6 Episodes

24 Episodes 2009 - 2010

In the sixth season of this medical drama, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) bask in the glow of being unofficially married, while the abrupt marriage between Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and Alex (Justin Chambers) begins to fall apart in the wake of a patient mishap. Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) see their relationship intensify, despite Callie's father's attempts to get her to renounce her homosexuality. Meanwhile, Meredith makes a personal sacrifice to help her ill father (Jeff Perry); and Mark (Eric Dane) discovers that he is a father when his 18-year-old daughter shows up, pregnant and in need of a place to stay.

Episode 1

Good Mourning

Thu, Sep 24, 2009 60 mins

Part 1 of the two-part Season 6 premiere. The staff of Seattle Grace tries to cope with George's death. Meanwhile, George's mother (Debra Monk) arrives, but can't decide what to do with his organs.

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Episode 2


Thu, Sep 24, 2009 60 mins

Conclusion of the Season 6 premiere. Staffers coping with George's death look for diversions. Meredith and Derek find one in bed, but Dr. Wyatt advises Cristina and Owen not to have sex.

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Episode 3

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me

Thu, Oct 1, 2009 60 mins

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: Sarah Utterback.

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Episode 4

Tainted Obligation

Thu, Oct 8, 2009 60 mins

Meredith must treat her father, Thatcher (Jeff Perry), who's suffering from liver failure; Izzie empathizes with a tumor-riddled patient; and Mark tricks Cristina into assisting on an unusual surgery because he's annoyed with her competitive nature. Irving Waller: Ralph Waite.

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Episode 5


Thu, Oct 15, 2009 60 mins

It's Day 1 of the Seattle Grace-Mercy West merger, and residents react as though their jobs are on the line. They are, especially Izzie's. Meanwhile, Callie's father (Hector Elizondo) gets a priest to urge her to date men. Callie's enraged, and Arizona stands by her.

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Episode 6

I Saw What I Saw

Thu, Oct 22, 2009 60 mins

When a burn victim dies unexpectedly in the ER, the chief and Larry Jennings (Mitch Pileggi) look to find out which resident is responsible, and all of them have some explaining to do.

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Episode 7

Give Peace a Chance

Thu, Oct 29, 2009 60 mins

Derek tests the Chief's authority in the case of a hospital lab tech with a tumor wrapped around his spine.

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Episode 8

Invest in Love

Thu, Nov 5, 2009 60 mins

Arizona faces a conflict of interest over a 10-year-old patient whose rich parents are planning to donate $25 million to the hospital. Meanwhile, Cristina tests her boundaries with Owen at the hospital; and Alex must deal with Izzie's hospital bills.

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Episode 9

New History

Thu, Nov 12, 2009 60 mins

Owen recruits a fellow Iraq-war vet (Kim Raver) as the new cardiothoracic surgeon, and Cristina questions the move for both personal and professional reasons. Meanwhile, Izzie returns with her high-school mentor, who's seeking treatment for dementia; and the stresses caused by the merger are taking their toll on the Chief. Dr. Singer: Joel Grey. Adele: Loretta Devine.

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Episode 10


Thu, Nov 19, 2009 60 mins

Bailey's father (Frankie Faison) visits for the holidays, and he voices his disapproval of her life choices. Meanwhile, a woman from Mark's past shows up, complicating things with Lexie; and Meredith defends the Chief when he's criticized by Thatcher (Jeff Perry). Teddy Altman: Kim Raver.

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Episode 11


Thu, Jan 14, 2010 60 mins

Addison (Kate Walsh) arrives from L.A. to help Mark with a difficult operation on his pregnant daughter (Leven Rambin); Owen questions Teddy's motives when she assigns Cristina to lead a complicated surgery; and the Chief recruits Meredith to assist with a high-profile operation, raising Derek's suspicions. Ruthie: Cynthia Stevenson.

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Episode 12

I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked

Thu, Jan 21, 2010 60 mins

Izzie returns in hopes of reconciling with Alex; Derek confronts the Chief about his drinking problem; and tensions between Owen, Cristina and Teddy mount.

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Episode 13

State of Love and Trust

Thu, Feb 4, 2010 60 mins

Derek begins his new role. Meanwhile, Bailey and Meredith's patient awakens from anesthesia mid-surgery; Teddy refuses to place Cristina on her service while Arizona tests Alex in pediatrics; and Mark refuses to speak to a heartbroken Lexie.

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Episode 14

Valentine's Day Massacre

Thu, Feb 11, 2010 60 mins

A roof collapses on a restaurant known as a trysting spot on Valentine's Day, interrupting whatever romance plans the doctors might have had. Nonetheless, Arizona and Callie play Cupid---for Bailey and an anesthesiologist named Ben (Jason George). Callie also teams up with Mark to help persuade Sloan (Leven Rambin) to do the right thing for her baby. Meanwhile, Derek struggles to manage his time in his new role as chief, and Meredith wrestles with what being the chief's wife entails.

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Episode 15

The Time Warp

Thu, Feb 18, 2010 60 mins

Richard, Bailey and Callie recall important cases in their careers in a lecture series that new chief Derek reintroduces. For Richard, it's an AIDS case (before it was called AIDS) in which he collaborated with young Ellis Grey (Sarah Paulson); Callie looks back on a polio case; and Bailey recalls her early residency---and her rivalry with another resident (Missi Pyle).

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Episode 16

Perfect Little Accident

Thu, Mar 4, 2010 60 mins

Tensions mount between Derek and Richard (and the staff is on edge) when a famous surgeon with a tie to one of the doctors is rushed to the hospital and requests an unorthodox procedure. Meanwhile, Callie and Arizona try to help Teddy and Sloan get over past disappointments.

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Episode 17


Thu, Mar 11, 2010 60 mins

Richard and Owen vie to perform a difficult operation, and Derek must choose between them. Meanwhile, Bailey anxiously awaits another date with Ben (Jason George). Audrey: Diane Venora. Dan: Dennis Boutsikaris. Kelly: Moon Zappa.

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Episode 18

Suicide Is Painless

Thu, Mar 25, 2010 60 mins

Owen recalls wartime experiences and his past with Teddy after she asks him for help with a patient who wants to die; Callie and Arizona have differing visions of their future; and Richard adjusts to his new role as a surgeon. Kim: Sara Gilbert.

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Episode 19

Sympathy for the Parents

Thu, Apr 1, 2010 60 mins

Alex's brother (Jake McLaughlin) arrives with a hernia in need of repair and without insurance to pay for it. He also arrives with stories about Alex and his ties to his family.

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Episode 20

Hook, Line and Sinner

Thu, Apr 29, 2010 60 mins

Sloan (Leven Rambin) returns just as she's about to give birth, and Mark must deal with the prospect of his grandson's adoption. Meanwhile, Teddy feels threatened when Derek makes overtures to a distinguished cardiothoracic surgeon; and the captain of a crab boat is impaled by a shark hook.

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Episode 21

How Insensitive

Thu, May 6, 2010 60 mins

Bailey conducts a mandatory sensitivity-training session before a 700-pound patient arrives with numerous medical problems that prove challenging. And those aren't the case's only challenges. Meanwhile, Derek must encounter a late patient's husband in a wrongful-death deposition; and spending time with a heart patient's daughter opens old wounds for Cristina.

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Episode 22

Shiny Happy People

Thu, May 13, 2010 60 mins

An elderly heart patient (Marion Ross) meets an long-lost lover in the ER, prompting the charmed staffers to reassess their own romantic lives. Meanwhile, Alex treats a troubled teen (Demi Lovato) whose parents say she is schizophrenic; and Meredith expresses her suspicions about Owen to Cristina.

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Episode 23


Thu, May 20, 2010 60 mins

Part 1 of 2, Season 6 finale. Meredith has news for Derek, but tells Cristina first. Then, the husband of patient (Michael O'Neill) who died during surgery arrives at the hospital with a gun and looking for Derek. Mary: Mandy Moore.

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Episode 24

Death and All His Friends

Thu, May 20, 2010 60 mins

Conclusion, Season 6 finale. Shooter Gary Clark (Michael O'Neill) remains on the loose, presenting Cristina and Meredith with major surgical challenges. Meanwhile, Bailey and Mary (Mandy Moore) must find a way to get the injured Charles to an ER.

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