Season 5

September 25, 2008
May 14, 2009
Region 1
September 15, 2009
Region 2
August 23, 2010
Region 4
November 4, 2009
Live for the moment.

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The fifth season of Grey's Anatomy premiered September 25, 2008 and ended May 14, 2009. It was broadcast on Thursday nights at 9PM on ABC. The season consists of 24 episodes, both starting and ending with two-part episodes.

Summary Edit

Live for the moment. Dive deeper into the lives and loves of "Grey's Anatomy"! The doctors struggle and thrive as they enter uncharted territories of life. Discover what happens in the on-again, off-again world of Derek and Meredith, and witness the budding relationship between Cristina and Owen, Seattle Grace's newest doctor.

Plots Edit

  • Cristina and Owen Hunt's relationship.
  • Meredith and Derek move forward in their relationship.
  • The residents receive their first solo surgeries.
  • Callie explores her sexuality.
  • Bailey takes an interest in pads.
  • Izzie gets worried when Denny starts appearing to her.
  • Richard deals with the hospital being number 12.
  • Derek's discovery of Meredith's mother diaries.
  • Lexie and her fellow interns performing surgeries on themselves.
  • The appearance of Sadie, Meredith's old best friend.
  • Mark Sloan and Lexie Grey's relationship.
  • Callie Torres and Arizona Robbins relationship.
  • Izzie has cancer.
  • Izzie codes and George is rushed into a a dangerous surgery.

Cast Edit


Trivia Edit

  • Prepping for this season started on June 28, 2008.
  • Filming started on July 8, 2008.

Notes Edit

  • This season takes place from October 2007 to June 2009.
  • Seasons 4 and 5 are one year.
  • This is second year of residency, but the third year in the surgical program.

Episodes Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
5x01 Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 1) September 25, 2008 79 5.01
Derek agrees to move in with Meredith, who airs her concerns to Cristina.
5x02 Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 2) September 25, 2008 80 5.02
After accidentally injuring Derek during surgery, Rose decides to transfer out of the apartment.
5x03 Here Comes the Flood October 9, 2008 81 5.03
A plumbing leak becomes a flood and wreaks in havoc at Seattle Grace. The chief attempts to implement new teaching policies.
5x04 Brave New World October 16, 2008 82 5.04
Meredith gets upset when Derek finds her mother's diary, and Callie worries about her first "official" date with Erica.
5x05 There's No "I" in Team October 23, 2008 83 5.05
Bailey heads up a "domino procedure" in which each surgery hinges on the one preceding it.
5x06 Life During Wartime October 30, 2008 84 5.06
The chief gives Bailey new power. He also gives her a very difficult surgical assignment: remove a girl's inoperable tumor.
5x07 Rise Up November 6, 2008 85 5.07
The chief tells the residents that one of them will get a solo surgery, and a competitive frenzy ensues.
5x08 These Ties That Bind November 13, 2006 86 5.08
Meredith's old friend Sadie becomes an intern at Seattle Grace, but Meredith other friends aren't exactly welcoming.
5x09 In the Midnight Hour November 20, 2008 87 5.09
Meredith, Cristina and Bailey come to Lexie and Sadie's rescue when a routine surgery goes horribly wrong.
5x10 All By Myself December 4, 2008 88 5.10
Cristina is awarded the first solo surgery among the residents, but she has to relinquish it and choose her replacement.

5B Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
5x11 Wish You Were Here January 8, 2009 89 5.11
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.
5x12 Sympathy for the Devil January 15, 2009 90 5.12
Derek's mother makes a surprise visit to Seattle and meets Meredith for the first time. Meanwhile, Owen and Cristina try to go on their first date.
5x13 Stairway to Heaven January 22, 2009 91 5.13
Everyone in the hospital is stepping up to try to find the boy a new organ donor.
5x14 Beat Your Heart Out February 5, 2009 92 5.14
Now that Derek has the engagement ring, he searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith.
5x15 Before and After February 12, 2009 93 5.15
Addison, Naomi and Sam rush the ailing Archer to Seattle Grace and reunite with old friends Derek and Mark to help save his life.
5x16 An Honest Mistake February 19, 2009 94 5.16
Derek's confidence is shaken as he faces off with Addison over the best course of actions for their dying pregnant patient.
5x17 I Will Follow You Into the Dark March 12, 2009 95 5.17
After learning at a deposition that more of his patients have died than survived, Derek decides to quit, but Meredith refuses to give up on him.
5x18 Stand By Me March 19, 2009 96 5.18
After his surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him.
5x19 Elevator Love Letter March 26, 2009 97 5.19
All eyes on Derek as he is set to preform his first surgery after his breakdown. Owen has another PTSD episode.
5x20 Sweet Surrender April 23, 2009 98 5.20
Izzie throws herself into Derek and Meredith's wedding plans, but the stress of her illness takes its toll on Alex.
5x21 No Horrible at Saying Sorry (One More Chance) April 30, 2009 99 5.21
As the wedding preparations continue, several residents face the arrival of their parents at the hospital.
5x22 What a Difference a Day Makes May 7, 2009 100 5.22
As Meredith and Derek prepare for the big wedding, a group of college students injured in a car crash are admitted to the ER.
5x23 Here's to Future Days May 14, 2009 101 5.23
Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether to undergo a risky surgery.
5x24 Now or Never May 14, 2009 102 5.24
George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital.

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