Season 3

September 21, 2006
May 17, 2007
Region 1
September 11, 2007
Region 2
September 15, 2008
Region 4
October 31, 2007
Operations. Relations. Complications.

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The third season of Grey's Anatomy premiered on September 21, 2006 and ended on May 17, 2007. Unlike the two previous seasons, it was broadcast on Thursday nights on 9 PM on ABC. The season consists of 25 episodes.


They are doctors, lovers, and friends. Join the staff of Seattle Grace Hospital as they learn there are no easy cures for life's challenges and that each choice comes in shades of gray. More secrets, more personal stories, and many more McSteamy moments.

Trivia Edit

  • ABC announced on July 18, 2006 that the third season would premiere on September 21, 2006.

Notes Edit

  • This season is part of the intern year.
  • Seasons 1, 2 and 3 make up a year.
  • This season takes place from January 2007 to mid-June 2007.
  • Addison is 39.
  • There is a 17 day gap between seasons 3 and 4.


  • Izzie deals with Denny's death.
  • Meredith drowning and coming back to life.
  • Ellis dies.
  • Derek and Meredith's relationship.
  • Derek and Addison's divorce.
  • Mark Sloan's return.
  • Burke's hand after he gets shot.
  • George's father dying.
  • Callie knowing Derek and Meredith slept together.
  • George finding out Mark and Callie slept together.
  • George and Callie's relationship.
  • Derek finding out more about Mark and Addison's relationship after he leaves New York.
  • Addison finding out that Meredith and Derek slept together.
  • Alex slept with Addison.
  • Alex's relationship with Rebecca.
  • Addison leaves to go to Los Angeles.
  • George and Callie's marriage.
  • George cheating on Callie with Izzie.
  • Callie finding out about Izzie's relationship with George.
  • Meredith's love triangle with Derek and Finn.
  • Derek's flirtation with Lexie.
  • Burke and Cristina's secret involving his hand.
  • Burke and Cristina's engagement.
  • Burke leaving Cristina at the alter.
  • Derek realizing that he loves Meredith and also has and always will.


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Episodes Edit


Image Title Airdate Series Season
37 Time Has Come Today September 21, 2006 37 3.01
Izzie copes with the loss of Denny and her decision to leave the internship program. Meredith faces decisions about her future after her liaison with Derek.
38 I Am a Tree September 28, 2006 38 3.02
Cristina meets Burke's parents. The interns campaign for Izzie's reinstatement. Addison takes a break from her hospital duties. A surgical patient lives what may be her last day to the fullest.
39 Sometimes a Fantasy October 5, 2006 39 3.03
Cristina helps Preston cope with his hand tremor. Izzie returns to the hospital for the first time since she quit the program.
40 What I Am October 12, 2006 40 3.04
Addison doubts her abilities. Cristina pushes Burke's rehabilitation. An intern suffers a medical emergency.
41 Oh, the Guilt October 19, 2006 41 3.05
Bailey treats a young mother battling great cancer and Derek learns more about Mark and Addison's relationship.
3x06 Let the Angels Commit November 2, 2006 42 3.06
Cristina draws the envy of the other doctors when she scrubs in for a special procedure.
3x07 Where the Boys Are November 9, 2006 43 3.07
The men of Seattle Grace go on a camping trip, and Meredith assists with a procedure Sloan has never experienced.
3x08 Staring at the Sun November 16, 2006 44 3.08
The O'Malley family visits George at the hospital. Meredith determines to have a more positive outlook on life.
3x09 From a Whisper to a Scream November 23, 2006 45 3.09
A traumatic car accident fills the ER, and Cristina has a crisis of conscience about her deceptive teamwork with Burke.
3x10 Don't Stand So Close to Me November 30, 2006 46 3.10
Recent events strain Burke and Cristina's relationship, and Meredith's half-sister enters the hospital.


Image Title Airdate Series Season
3x11 Six Days (Part 1) January 11, 2007 47 3.11
George's father has surgery for his cancer. Thatcher Grey arrives to see his new granddaughter. Meredith finds that Derek has trouble sleeping.
3x12 Six Days (Part 2) January 18, 2007 48 3.12
Mark is furious with Addison. George's father continues to recover after his surgery.
3x13 Great Expectations January 25, 2007 49 3.13
Bailey proposes the creation of a free clinic. A Seattle Grace doctor receives a proposal.
3x14 Wishin' and Hopin' February 1, 2007 50 3.14
The doctors compete for Richard's affections, and a surgical patient endangers the lives of those around her.
3x15 Walk on Water February 8, 2007 51 3.15
A ferryboat accident on triage training day tests the interns.
3x16 Drowning on Dry Land February 15, 2007 52 3.16
Meredith's friends and fellow doctors work to save her life after her near-drowning.
3x17 Some Kind of Miracle February 22, 2007 53 3.17
Meredith flatlines and gets a visit from Denny and Dylan in the afterlife. Derek works to bring her back from the brink.
3x18 Scars and Souvenirs March 15, 2007 54 3.18
The race for chief heats up as a new competitor comes forward, and Callie must reveal a big secret.
3x19 My Favorite Mistake March 22, 2007 55 3.19
George meets his father-in-law, Alex helps Jane Doe determine how the world will see her, and Izzie wrestles with a startling revelation.
3x20 Time After Time April 19, 2007 56 3.20
Izzie faces her past and finds comfort in George. Alex has an attachment to Jane Doe, and Meredith and Derek question their status.
3x21 Desire April 26, 2007 57 3.21
Everyone is extra-attentive to a patient who is the chairman of the hospital board. Cristina helps Burke plan the wedding.
3x22 The Other Side of This Life (Part 1) May 3, 2007 58 3.22
Addison takes a temporary leave from Seattle Grace and visits old friends in Los Angeles.
3x23 The Other Side of This Life (Part 2) May 3, 2007 59 3.23
Addison takes a temporary leave from Seattle Grace and visits old friends in Los Angeles. Cristina continues - reluctantly - to plan her wedding.
3x24 Testing 1-2-3 May 10, 2007 60 3.24
The interns take their first-year medical exams, and the residents tend to three injured mountain climbers.
3x25 Didn't We Almost Have It All? May 17, 2007 61 3.25
Cristina and Burke's wedding day arrives. The interns get their exam results. Callie and George make a decision about their relationship.


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