Season 7

September 23, 2010
May 19, 2011
Region 1
September 13, 2011
Region 2
May 28, 2012
Region 4
November 2, 2011
Let the healing begin.
Life changes in a heartbeat.

Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9Season 10Season 11Season 12Season 13Season 14

The seventh season of Grey's Anatomy premiered September 23, 2010 and ended May 19, 2011. It was broadcast on Thursday nights at 9PM on ABC. The season consists of 22 episodes.

Summary Edit

Let the headline begin. It's a year of new beginnings for the medical team of Seattle Grace Hospital as they slowly recover from the tragedy that hit too close to home. New relationships emerge and the strongest commitments are tested. From successes, in the operating room to mistakes in the bedroom and all the thrilling drama in between the doctors find a way to survive as long as they lean on one another.

Plots Edit

  • The staff deals with the physical and emotional trauma from the shooting.
  • The 4th year residents compete for Chief Resident.
  • Cristina and Owen get married.
  • Cristina fears the OR due to the shooting and tries to overcome it.
  • April Kepner and Jackson Avery move in with Meredith and Derek.
  • Meredith and Derek try to get pregnant again.
  • Alex wants to become a pediatric surgeon.
  • Arizona went to Africa but comes home when she starts to miss Callie, she returns.
  • Derek starts a clinical trial for Alzheimer's.
  • Mark is trying to get Lexie back.
  • Teddy marries a patient to help get him medical insurance.
  • Callie and Arizona try to rebuild their relationship.
  • Callie gets pregnant by Mark Sloan.
  • Callie, Arizona and Mark co-parent.
  • Callie suffers an accident, and gives birth to a daughter, Sofia.
  • Callie and Arizona get married.
  • Meredith and Derek adopt a little girl from Africa, Zola.
  • Meredith messes with Derek's trial.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Special Guest Edit

Recurring Guest Edit

Prominent Guest Edit

Recurring Co-Stars Edit

Trivia Edit

  • ABC officially renewed Grey's Anatomy on May 14, 2010.

Notes Edit

  • This season takes place in April 2010 and ends in March 2011.
  • This season is the fourth year of residency, and the fifth year of the surgical program.

Episodes Edit

7A Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
7x01 With You I'm Born Again September 23, 2010 127 7.01
The staff tries to deal with physical and emotional trauma in the wake of the vengeful gunman's deadly rampage.
7x02 Shock to the System September 30, 2010 128 7.02
Meredith finally tells Derek about her pregnancy and miscarriage. During a surgery, Cristina experiences PTSD.
7x03 Superfreak October 7, 2010 129 7.03
Issues surface when Derek's estranged sister, Amelia, visits unexpectedly. Meredith and Derek continue to ease Cristina back into surgery.
7x04 Can't Fight Biology October 14, 2010 130 7.04
Derek and Meredith visit the obstetrician and receive disturbing news. Lexie notices April and Meredith growing closer.
7x05 Almost Grown October 21, 2010 131 7.05
As part of their training, Seattle Grace's residents are put in charge. The attending surgeons compete for a $1 million grant.
7x06 These Arms of Mine October 28, 2010 132 7.06
A documentary crew visits the hospital six months after the shooting to document the road to recovery for doctors and patients.
7x07 That's Me Trying November 4, 2010 133 7.07
Owen puts the residents through a rigorous trauma-certification drill. Cristina is left alone to monitor an ill lung-transplant patient.
7x08 Something's Gotta Give November 11, 2010 134 7.08
Doctors try to save the life of a political figure from the Middle East. Cristina decides to decorate her new place and throw a housewarming party.
7x09 Slow Night, So Long November 18, 2010 135 7.09
Derek and the attending go out to celebrate when he gets the grant he needs for his clinical trial.
7x10 Adrift and at Peace December 2, 2010 136 7.10
Teddy directs her efforts and compassion toward a dying patient without the proper insurance to seek treatment.

7B Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
7x11 Disarm January 6, 2011 137 7.11
A gunman open fires at a local college, sending mass casualties to the hospital. Arizona's return is no warmly welcomed.
7x12 Start Me Up January 13, 2011 138 7.12
Arizona tries to reconcile with Callie, who has big news to share. Teddy faces an important decision. The residents receive new interns.
7x13 Don't Receive Me (Please Don't Go) February 3, 2011 139 7.13
Meredith feels left out when Derek breaks ground on his clinical trial. Bailey's new idea does not go over well with the chief.
7x14 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) February 10, 2011 140 7.14
Meredith and Lexie's father returns to Seattle Grace with stomach pins and a new girlfriend. Alex butts heads with the new OB.
7x15 Golden Hour February 17, 2011 141 7.15
Meredith volunteers to run the ER for a night in the hopes of proving that she's chief resident material. Bailey and Eli get into mischief.
7x16 Not Responsible February 24, 2011 142 7.16
Meredith's fertility treatments start affecting her eyesight. Mark talks to Callie and Arizona about his role as a father.
7x17 This Is How We Do It March 24, 2011 143 7.17
Richard tries to get Adele into Derek and Meredith's Alzheimer's trial. Arizona and Mary try to plan a baby shower for Callie.
7x18 Song Beneath the Song March 31, 2011 144 7.18
A cataclysmic event leaves the doctors shaken. Callie, on the verge of a life-changing moment, starts having visions of the hospital and her friends.
7x19 It's a Long Way Back April 28, 2011 145 7.19
Everyone tries to help Callie and her baby recover. The death of a trial patient impacts Derek and Meredith in different ways.
7x20 White Wedding May 5, 2011 146 7.20
Callie and Arizona's wedding is not coming together as they hoped it would. Meredith and Derek make a life-changing decision.
7x21 I Will Survive May 12, 2011 147 7.21
Work and personal pressures leave Meredith on edge. Formal interviews for the chief resident position begin. Lucy and Alex's relationship is tested.
7x22 Unaccompanied Minor May 19, 2011 148 7.22
Meredith's dishonesty is revealed, leading to unexpected consequences for her and others. The new chief resident is chosen.

Reception Edit

DVD Release Edit

The "Grey's Anatomy: Complete Seventh Season - More Heartbeats" boxset was released in region 1 on September 13, 2011. On May 28, 2012 and November 2, 2011, the DVD was released in regions 2 and 4 respectively.

Set Details Edit

The boxset contains the 22 episodes of the season, with one extended. The DVD box contains 6 discs. Other set details are:

  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Audio Commentaries

Special Features Edit

  • Dissecting Grey's Anatomy - Unaired Scenes
  • "Aren't you the guy who got shot?" - With You I'm Born Again (00:53 min)
  • "I want a chance" - With You I'm Born Again (2:32 min)

Gallery Edit