September 22, 2011
May 17, 2012
September 4, 2012
December 3, 2012
October 17, 2012
Tomorrow's a brand new day.
premiered on September 22, 2011 and ended on May 17, 2012. It was broadcast on Thursday nights 9/8c PM. The season consisted of 24 episodes, starting with a two-hour premiere.
No mate how hot it gets - in the operating room or in the bedroom - the doctors of Seattle Grace know they can always lean on one another. As fifth year residents, it's do or die for the doctors, and things get bumpy when the chief makes a decision that rocks the entire staff. Outside the hospital, Meredith and Derek struggle to keep their relationship afloat while they try to adopt an orphaned baby girl, and Cristina wrestles with a difficult choice that threatens to ruin her marriage.
The fallout from Meredith tampering with the Alzheimer's trial.
April struggles to be Chief Resident.
Everyone struggles with their fifth and final year as residents.
Ben returns to Seattle.
Meredith is working in General surgery.
Lexie dies in a plane crash.
Mark admits to Lexie that he loves and wants a future with her.
Teddy deals with Henry's death.
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ABC officially renewed Grey's Anatomy on January 10, 2011.
Prepping started on July 6, 2011 and ended on April 18, 2012.
Filming started on July 15, 2011 and ended on April 30, 2012.
This season takes place in July 2011 and ends in mid-May 2012.
This season is the fifth year of residency, and the sixth year of the surgical program.
September 22, 2001
Meredith faces the repercussions of messing with the medical trial.
September 22, 2001
Meredith and Derek's relationship concerns Zola's adoption counselor.
Take the Lead
September 29, 2011
The chief makes a decision that shocks everyone at Seattle Grace.
What Is It About Men
October 6, 2011
A stampede at comic book convention leads to an influx of patients.
Love, Loss and Legacy
October 13, 2011
The residents try to impress Jackson's mother, Catherine Avery.
October 20, 2011
Meredith tries to get Derek interested in a patient's rare brain tumor.
Put Me In, Coach
October 27, 2011
Owen organizes a baseball game against Seattle Presbyterian.
November 3, 2011
Jackson's suspicious about Mark and Lexie interfere with work.
Dark Was the Night
November 10, 2011
Teddy is called away on another case, as Henry is brought in for surgery.
January 5, 2012
Teddy asks Cristina to help with an OR patient.
This Magic Moment
January 12, 2012
The doctors form two teams to operate on conjoined twins.
Hope for the Hopeless
January 19, 2012
Richard's 10,000th surgery is a liver transplant for two sisters.
February 2, 2012
Meredith dreams of what her life would have been.
All You Need Is Love
February 9, 2012
Callie surprises Arizona with a romantic evening.
Have You Seen Me Lately?
February 16, 2012
Amelia arrives at Seattle Grace to beg Derek to help with a case.
If Only You Were Lonely
February 23, 2012
As Adele's condition deteriorates, Richard considers making a change.
One Step Too Far
March 15, 2012
Derek asks Meredith to work with him in neuro again.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
April 5, 2012
An escaped lion puts lives and relationships in danger.
April 12, 2012
Cristina makes Owen tell her about his intimate details of his affair.
The Girl With No Name
April 19, 2012
Richard faces a disturbing realization while visiting Adele.
Moment of Truth
April 26, 2012
The residents travel to San Francisco for the oral boards.
Let the Bad Times Roll
May 3, 2012
The residents agonize over their upcoming exam results.
May 10, 2012
The residents choose their future positions.
May 17, 2012
A dangerous situation leaves the doctors fighting to stay alive.