Season 9

September 27, 2012
May 16, 2013
Region 1
August 27, 2013
Region 2
November 4, 2013
Region 4
October 2, 2013
Life changes in a heartbeat.
Look forward.

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The ninth season of Grey's Anatomy premiered on September 27, 2012 and ended May 16, 2013. It was broadcast on Thursday nights at 9/8c PM. It consisted of 24 episodes, ending with a two-hour finale.

Summary Edit

It's year of bold new beginnings as your favorite doctors return to Seattle Grace for the biggest challenge of their lives. The plane crash that took the lives of Lexie Grey and Mark Sloan sent shockwaves throughout the hospital. But from the ashes, romance will rise, with each surgeon handling the loss in their own personal way. Meredith finds her groove in the operating room while Derek's hand injury forces him to focus on something other than surgery. And as Mark prepares to say goodbye, Alex falls for someone new, Cristina tries to rekindle the flame with Owen, and Bailey and Ben discover the perils of a long-distance relationship.

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Trivia Edit

  • ABC officially renewed Grey's Anatomy on May 10, 2012.
  • Filming ended on May 1, 2013.
  • The table read for the first episode took place on July 16, 2012.

Notes Edit

  • This season takes place in July 2012 and ends in early May 2013.
  • This season is the first season where Meredith, Cristina, and Alex are attendings.

Episodes Edit

9A Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
9x01 Going, Going, Gone September 27, 2012 173 9.01
Following a plane crash, the doctors of Settle Grace try to cope with loss, adapt to changes and move forward with their lives.
9x02 Remember the Time October 4, 2012 174 9.02
The doctors try to cope with heartache and injuries caused by the place crash. Everyone at Seattle Grace struggles to return to normalcy.
9x03 Love the One You're With October 18, 2012 175 9.03
The crash survivors must make a life-changing decision. Tensions escalate between Jackson and April. Alex tries to restrain himself.
9x04 I Saw Her Standing There October 25, 2012 176 9.04
Out of consideration for Derek, Meredith stops talking about her surgeries. Richard asks Dr. Avery to help with a complicated procedure.
9x05 Beautiful Doom November 8, 2012 177 9.05
Meredith and Cristina rely on each other as they face more responsibilities at their respective hospitals and cope with life after the plane crash.
9x06 Second Opinion November 15, 2012 178 9.06
As the doctors move forward with their lawsuit, they must face the realities of their injuries. Bailey tricks Arizona into assisting with a case.
9x07 I Was Made for Lovin' You November 29, 2012 179 9.07
Owen and Cristina navigate their relationship and the pending lawsuit. Bailey and Ben argue over wedding plans.
9x08 Love Turns You Upside Down December 6, 2012 180 9.08
Meredith asks Heather to help fix Derek's hand. Cristina sets Stephanie and Leah against each other in a competition.
9x09 Run, Baby, Run December 13, 2012 181 9.09
While the doctors prepare for Bailey's wedding, Richard helps her with her anxiety. Lizzie and Meredith butt heads.

9B Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
9x10 Things We Said Today January 10, 2013 182 9.10
Bailey continues to put her wedding day on hold as she tries to save Adele's life. Owen and Cristina are unsure about their pending divorce.
9x11 The End is the Beginning is the End January 17, 2013 183 9.11
Derek, Meredith, Arizona and Cristina receive news about the plane crash lawsuit. Jackson takes on one of Mark Sloan's former patients.
9x12 Walking on a Dream January 24, 2013 184 9.12
A new doctor at Seattle Grace puts others on edge. Arizona struggles with phantom limb pain. Meredith is faced with her worst fear.
9x13 Bad Blood January 31, 2013 185 9.13
Derek and April fight to find a solution for the hospital. Cristina works to respect the wishes of a dying boy's family.
9x14 The Face of Change February 7, 2013 186 9.14
Several of the doctors compete to be the new face of Seattle Grace. Alex and Jackson work with a transgender teen couple.
9x15 Hard Bargain February 12, 2013 187 9.15
Owen is faced with tough decisions as Seattle Grace spirals toward financial ruin. Jo and Alex try to save an infant's life.
9x16 This Is Why We Fight February 21, 2013 188 9.16
As news of Seattle Grace's financial issues spreads, Catherine wants Jackson to move to Boston and the interns fear for their jobs.
9x17 Transplant Wasteland March 14, 2013 189 9.17
Discord and chaos created by new management causes one doctor to question his future at Seattle Grace.
9x18 Idle Hands March 21, 2013 190 9.18
More positive changes are made by the hospital's new management. Meredith worries about her unborn baby.
9x19 Can't Fight This Feeling March 28, 2013 191 9.19
A gas tanker explodes on a highway, resulting in multiple injuries. Jo and Meredith try to help a frantic woman, whose child has a mysterious illness.
9x20 She's Killing Me April 4, 2013 192 9.20
Unsettling news motivates Derek and Meredith to take preventive steps for their children's future.
9x21 Sleeping Monster April 25, 2013 193 9.21
After several of Bailey's patients die, she becomes the focus of a CDC investigation. Cristina teases Alex about her feelings for Jo.
9x22 Do You Believe in Magic? May 2, 2013 194 9.22
Bailey continues to shut everyone out. A magician's assistant needs medical attention after a trick goes awry.
9x23 Readiness is All May 9, 2013 195 9.23
The doctors prepare for a superstorm headed for Seattle. As Owen becomes closer to Ethan, his desire to be a parent gets stronger.
9x24 Perfect Storm May 16, 2013 196 9.24
As the storm rages, patients are brought to the hospital by the busload and resources dwindle. A doctor's life hangs in the balance.

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