Grey's Anatomy

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Television series
German title Grey's Anatomy
Original title Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy-Logo.svg
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) since 2005
ABC Studios
The Mark Gordon Company
length approx. 41 minutes
Episodes 363 in 16+ seasons ( List )
genre Dramedy , hospital series
Theme music Psapp - Cozy in the Rocket
idea Shonda Rhimes
music Danny Lux
First broadcast March 27, 2005 (USA) on ABC
first broadcast
March 9, 2006 on ORF 1

Grey's Anatomy is an American television series that first aired on March 27, 2005 on ABC . The action takes place at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital (later: Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital , then Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital ) in Seattle and depicts the lives of five interns around the main character Meredith Gray. The title of the series is an allusion , as it refers to the surname of the main character, but is identical in pronunciation to that of the medical standard work Gray's Anatomy by Henry Gray . The series has won several awards, including Emmys and Golden Globes  .

The series has two spin-offs : Private Practice and Station 19 (on ProSieben Seattle Firefighters - The Young Heroes ) .

On May 10, 2019, ABC extended the series for two more seasons. The 16th season was shown in the USA from September 26, 2019 to April 9, 2020. Season 17 starts in fall 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States , production of the last 4 episodes of season 16 was stopped in March 2020. The missing episodes are attributed to the upcoming 17th season.


The series tells the story of five young interns at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital in Seattle . The focus is on the young doctor Meredith Gray, who is initially completing her training in surgery together with her colleagues Cristina Yang, Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, George O'Malley and Alex Karev . At the heart of the plot are the various relationships between the interns and with their senior physicians.

season 1

Meredith Gray completed her medical degree in Boston and moved from there to Seattle to take her first position as an intern at Seattle Grace Hospital and also to be closer to her Alzheimer's mother, a famous surgeon. On the morning of her start, she wakes up next to a man she only knows as Derek and whom she met the night before in the bar across from the hospital. When she later meets him in the hospital, it turns out that Derek is the head of neurosurgery , who has also just moved to Seattle. Meredith, along with Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens, George O'Malley and Alex Karev, will be the department physician Dr. Miranda Bailey assigned to training. Derek Shepherd tries to make the relationship with Meredith more lasting. However, she initially fends off his attempts because Shepherd is also her superior and she actually wants to keep private and business matters separate. However, she gradually gives up her resistance and falls in love with the attractive neurosurgeon.

In the first episode , George is met by cardiac surgeon Dr. Preston Burke selected to be the first of the new interns to assist in an operation, an appendectomy . In doing so, however, he almost causes the patient's death, so that Burke has to intervene to save the patient's life. Now it is called the "007 License to Kill". In a later episode, a party takes place at Grey's house, after which Meredith and Derek are caught by Miranda having sex in the car. This disapproves of the affair of a senior doctor with an assistant doctor. Cristina, who is very ambitious and very talented, but a bit hypothermic, begins a relationship with the senior doctor Preston. Soon she is pregnant by Preston , but does not want to carry the child to term, so she is preparing for an abortion . Since Cristina wants to keep the relationship between her and Preston on a low flame, Preston separates from her. As a result of this separation, she does not tell him about the pregnancy.

Gradually a close friendship develops between Cristina and Meredith, as both women are similar in that they allow little closeness. However, they can speak openly and familiarly with one another.

George fell in love with Meredith from the beginning of his training. This fact is not hidden from his colleagues, with the exception of Meredith herself. However, he cannot muster the courage to confess his love to her, especially since he himself had a brief love affair with a nurse. When George falls ill with syphilis , it is revealed that his girlfriend was previously in a relationship with Alex, who has a cool relationship with patients and colleagues and is considered an arrogant womanizer. He is nicknamed “Dr. Brood of Devils ”and is beaten by George after he learns that he is responsible for his syphilis infection. Little by little, Alex develops a not always easy relationship with Izzie, who financed her studies as a model for lingerie advertising . Izzie tends to take a lot of things personally and to develop too strong emotional bonds with her patients, which is why she gets into conflicts with her trainer and the senior physicians a few times.

At the end of the first season, Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd at Seattle Grace Hospital . She is the wife of Derek and traveled from New York for business reasons . Derek had left her in New York after catching her in bed with his best friend. Since he had kept the marriage from Meredith, she separated from him.

season 2

The second season starts exactly where the first ended. Derek first has to justify himself to Meredith for not telling her anything about his marriage to Addison. After a while, Meredith finally decides for Derek, who now has to choose between his wife and Meredith, which he finds difficult over a long period of time. After his wife has given him the option to divorce , he wants to give his marriage another chance. After the separation from Derek seems final, Meredith throws herself into a few one-night stands until her George, encouraged by Izzie, confesses his love. Meredith is frustrated by her past experiences and for a moment believes she has found the right person in George. The two have sex with each other, which ends up disappointing for both of them. George leaves Meredith's house and first moves to Preston, with whom he gets along very well, much to Cristina's horror. Meanwhile, the plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sloan in Seattle, responsible for the Shepherds' marital conflict, and an exchange of blows ensues between him and Derek.

Meredith's mother, Ellis Gray, is also admitted so that everyone in the hospital can find out about her illness. She relived her time as a well-known surgeon, where she had an affair with the current chief physician, Dr. Richard Webber had. Meredith meets the veterinarian Dr. Finn Dandridge with whom she is dating. After attempts to save his marriage fail, Derek has to admit that he still loves Meredith. During a prom rescheduled to the hospital, the two have sex in a treatment room, which is not kept secret. At the end of the second season, Meredith faces a decision between Derek and Finn. However, this remains open.

Cristina continues to hold on to her decision to abort her child. However, this does not happen because she collapses in the operating room due to an ectopic pregnancy . Surgery can save her life, but she loses a fallopian tube and her unborn child. As a result, the relationship with Preston revives, who also informs Richard about it. Burke wants to intensify the relationship with Cristina. After George moved in with Burke and they both share their common interests, Cristina becomes jealous and wants him to move out again. Meanwhile, the orthopedist Dr. Callie Torres who fell in love with him. Both begin a relationship that is difficult to lead because of his friends' rejection and love for Meredith. Preston and Cristina's relationship is compounded by a gunshot wound in Burke. His right arm has limited capabilities and his career is at stake.

Bailey reveals that she is expecting a child from her husband, Tucker. She has her child during a deployment of the ordnance disposal service in the hospital thanks to the active support of George. She names her baby, George, William George Bailey, although his nickname is Tuck, after his father.

At the start of season two, Izzie gets closer to Alex despite warnings from her friends. Izzie is disappointed because Alex doesn't kiss her on the first date, but she starts a relationship with him anyway. This ends after she catches him having sex with the nurse Olivia. Since Alex failed his practical test, the other interns learn with him what Izzie resents them. After cardiac patient Denny Duquette is hospitalized, Izzie falls in love and flirts with him. If he could receive a donor heart, but there is another patient in front of him on the recipient list, the question of whether he will receive the heart depends on his examination values. To manipulate this, Izzie cuts his LVAD line so that Denny moves to the top of the recipient list. Her friends want to stop her, but they support her. Denny receives the donor heart and survives the operation well after proposing to Izzie. However, he dies of a stroke . Izzie, who inherits $ 8.7 million from him, is devastated. When Richard questions the interns about the incident, she confesses her actions and resigns.

season 3

At the beginning of the third season, Meredith still has to decide which of the two men is better for her. After Derek confessed his love to her, she realizes that she can't be without him. When Meredith has to undergo surgery for an acute appendicitis , she makes a heavy hearted decision and separates from Finn. Meanwhile, Derek makes the decision independently of Meredith to divorce his wife. She suffers from loneliness and seeks consolation from Mark, where she is caught again by Derek and therefore any prospect of friendship between the three is destroyed for the time being. Mark is hired as the new plastic surgeon.

Despite her luck with Derek, Meredith seems changed. It looks like she's lost her drive. During a rescue mission, Meredith falls into the deep end due to a ferry accident and goes under after several attempts to swim. Derek, who is now also on site, can find them and rescue them from the water. Since it takes some time to rescue, their condition is extremely critical. She has a near-death experience but can be saved as she chooses to live in this state. During the near-death experience, she reconciles with her mother, who dies at the same time.

After Ellis Gray dies, Meredith and her father Thatcher, who left his wife after their affair with Webber, become closer. But after her father's second wife dies of sepsis, he blames Meredith for it and breaks off contact. Meanwhile, her relationship with Derek, who has ever increasing doubts about the relationship, also deteriorates. This crisis culminates in their separation.

Preston's hand does not fully recover after the surgery, so Cristina assists him with his surgeries to cover up the problem. George becomes suspicious and confronts the two when his father is admitted to the hospital and needs an operation. He is therefore committed to ensuring that Preston does not perform the operation. When he has major problems with his hand during an operation and the two almost lose the patient, Cristina Richard confesses the problem. Then both go at a distance, but Burke makes her a marriage proposal . George becomes engaged to Callie, and the two marry a little later in Las Vegas . However, towards the end of the season, George gets closer and closer to Izzie, so they have sex too. In the season finale, Izzie confesses her love to him. The wedding of Cristina and Preston is already prepared when he separates from her shortly before the ceremony. The wedding is canceled and he leaves town.

Izzie quit her job after losing Denny. She cannot get over it and therefore does not cash the check for her inheritance for a long time. When she is persuaded by Bailey to go back to work, she stands in front of the hospital and cannot bring herself to enter it. Only after some time can she bring herself to do it again and get her position back as an assistant doctor. She is not allowed to perform any operations at first, but is on probation and has to observe. During the ferry disaster, she performs an emergency operation at the scene of the accident and is then rehabilitated again.

Miranda wants to open a welfare station for people in need. She also has the approval of all senior physicians, but she needs a lot of money to build the clinic. That's why Izzie donates her inheritance to the welfare station, which will be built in eight days and called the Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic .

During the accident, Alex saves a pregnant woman. After the pregnant woman realizes that she has amnesia , he calms her down. Alex assists her in choosing a new face for facial reconstruction and her new name Ava. He feels more and more for her. One day Ava remembers earlier events and her life as Rebecca Pope. Her husband appears and Alex encourages Ava to return to her husband. Then Alex appears at Cristina's wedding, where Addison, with whom he had an affair but whose further advances he has blocked, explains that he loves Rebecca and should look for her. But by the time he got to the hospital, she had already left. Meanwhile, the interns have to take the exam after the first year of training, with George failing.

Season 4

After Meredith, Cristina, Izzie and Alex had passed their internship exams after the first year of training, they now look after interns themselves in the first year. George failed the exam and has to repeat his first year under Meredith. When Richard realizes that he made the wrong choice with Callie as ward doctor, he fills the position with Miranda. After Preston and Addison leave the hospital, Derek seeks new friends. He can restore friendship with Mark. Among the interns in the first year is Meredith's half-sister Lexie Gray, who is assigned to Cristina's team and who tries to establish a good relationship with Meredith, which initially blocks them.

Meanwhile, Dr. Webber the cardiologist Dr. Erica Hahn as the new senior physician. She gets along great with Callie and the two become good friends. When Addison returns briefly for professional reasons, Callie ponders when she realizes that Callie and Erica would look like lovers. Driven by Mark, she finally kisses Erica. Izzie and George seek a relationship after George confesses to Callie that he slept with Izzie. But later they realize that they need the other as a best friend and not as a partner.

Meredith distances herself from Derek the more he tries to get closer to her. Finally, Dr. Bailey increasingly struggled to reconcile career and personal life, leading to marital problems and culminating in an ultimatum from her husband, Tucker. Meanwhile, Meredith and Derek split up because she happened to find out about Derek's kiss with the nurse Rose. Derek meets Rose while Meredith continues her prescribed therapy with a psychologist. She finally tells her that her reckless handling of her life comes from the fact that her mother cut her wrists in front of her eyes. Through this she realizes that she should recapture Derek, which she finally succeeds.

Rebecca comes back to Alex and a little later has a pseudo pregnancy because she has a mental disorder after her accident and facial reconstruction. Alex refuses to admit this until she attempts suicide and is admitted to a mental hospital .

Season 5

After Meredith realizes that she wants to fight for Derek and he ends his brief relationship with Rose, the two are happy together. To confront her fear of a permanent bond, Meredith asks Derek if he would like to move in with her until the two have built their dream home. Thereupon Derek moves in with Meredith and her roommates, Izzie and Alex, who meanwhile also try to have a committed relationship, which is only disturbed by the fact that Izzie suddenly begins to have hallucinations of her deceased fiancé Denny. At first, she thinks these hallucinations are just a sign that she hasn't processed it yet. It soon turns out, however, that Izzie has skin cancer and that metastases have already formed, including in the brain .

Meanwhile, Cristina falls in love with Seattle Grace Hospital's new doctor : trauma surgeon Dr. Owen Hunt, emergency room manager , and begins a relationship with him. Since Owen, who was last stationed as a doctor in Iraq, has not yet processed these experiences, he has nightmares . When he was staying with Cristina, he suddenly began to choke her. The shocked Cristina pretends to deal with it, but fails and ends the relationship. Since Owen, through his sessions with Dr. Katherine Wyatt allows his feelings more and more, but in the end he and Cristina get back together.

Meanwhile, George passes his repeated internship test and is assigned his own interns. Since he has not even considered Lexie, with whom he is very good friends, she faces him and insults him. From then on, the two have less to do with each other, which is also to blame Lexie's growing interest in Mark. The two begin to have a relationship, much to the displeasure of Derek, who had asked Mark to stay away from Lexie. Derek and Mark then fight and avoid each other for a while until Meredith and Lexie reconcile the two.

After they kiss, Callie and Erica try to build a relationship, but Callie is unsure of her homosexuality . At the same time, Erica learns that not so long ago Izzie stole a heart for her patient Denny, which at the time was actually guaranteed to one of her patients. Since Erica does not want to leave this alone, but she finds neither Callie nor Richard support to reopen the whole procedure, she leaves the hospital and thus ends the relationship with Callie, who then began a relationship with the new pediatrician , Dr. Arizona Robbins, begins.

Through her extensive work with children, Dr. Bailey to choose pediatric surgery as a new specialty . But since she would have to learn something new for this subject for another two years and thus spend more time in the hospital, her husband ultimately gives her an ultimatum: a new subject or her marriage. She ends her marriage but remains a general surgeon as she is now a single mother.

Izzie is admitted as a patient. Before the cancer treatment, she has Alex freeze fertilized egg cells.

Since Meredith has helped Derek through a low phase, he makes her a marriage proposal, which she accepts. The two are now officially engaged, and to distract Izzie, Meredith allows her to plan the wedding , whereupon Izzie immediately rushes into the preparations. Soon, however, she has to painfully realize that she will still need her energy. On the day of the heralded wedding of Meredith and Derek, Izzie begins seeing Denny again and is certain she has a brain tumor again . As it turns out, the tumor is inoperable. Meredith and Derek decide to pass their wedding on to Izzie and Alex, who get married. Soon after, Derek finds a way to remove the brain tumor, which could cause memory loss .

After much back and forth to Izzie decides to let remove the tumor, but she signs a living will that she wants no resuscitation. The operation goes well and the brain tumor is completely removed. However, as a result of the operation, Izzie's short-term memory is initially not intact. Meanwhile, George decides to join the US Army . The others want to watch him at the end of the day and talk him out of it when a stranger is brought to the emergency room who has jumped in front of a bus to save a young woman. His face is so disfigured that he cannot be identified.

Meredith and Derek want to make up for their wedding, but can't find a time. Through the cases of Izzie and the stranger, Meredith realizes that she doesn't want to wait another day without having married Derek, which is why they decide to write their marriage vows on a sticky note and thus "get married".

When Izzie can finally remember what happened shortly before and Alex hugs her happily, she suffers cardiac arrest . Dr. Webber suspends her living will, and the team begins resuscitating Izzie. At the same time, Meredith realizes that the stranger must be George. Because of his massive injuries, he had to be operated on and also suffered cardiac arrest. The season ends with Izzie standing in the elevator in her ball gown and from there looking at George, who is standing opposite her in front of the elevator in his army uniform. It's not clear if either survived.

Season 6

The resuscitation of the cancerous Izzie succeeds, however, George is declared brain dead by Derek after his serious bus accident. After his organs have been donated, he is buried in small groups.

Derek gives Izzie and Alex his trailer, and the two of them move in there. Owen continues to have sessions with Dr. Wyatt to process his traumatic war memories. Cristina is at his side. Lexie passed her internship exam. She moves in with Mark, who has bought an apartment across from Callie's. This is now officially with Arizona.

Dr. Webber merges Seattle Grace Hospital with its largest competitor, Mercy West . This not only leads to interns Jackson Avery, April Kepner, Charles Percy, and Reed Adamson moving from Mercy West to Seattle Grace, but also to layoffs. Among other things, Izzie, after making a serious mistake, receives her notice and leaves town and her husband, who tries in vain to get in touch with her. After a while, Izzie shows up in Seattle for a short time and accuses Alex of being responsible for her resignation.

Meredith donates part of her liver to her former alcoholic father and has to spend a few weeks in bed. Derek is also released after performing an operation behind the chief doctor's back. However, Derek ignores his resignation and continues to work on Seattle Grace. Meredith brings Dr. Webber and Derek to reconcile. Meredith later learns that Dr. Webber has relapsed into alcoholism . Meredith tells Derek about his drinking problem and obliges him to keep it to himself. He initially agrees, but when Dr. Webber wants to carry out a risky operation with Meredith, he reports the case and is promoted to the chief physician himself. To gain the trust of his employees, Derek hires two of the previously dismissed doctors, Dr. Megan Mostow and Dr. April Kepner, back on.

Dr. Teddy Altman joins Seattle Grace Hospital as the new Senior Cardiologist. She used to be stationed with Owen in Iraq, where she fell in love with him. She confesses her love to him, but Owen tells her that he loves Cristina. Neither of them want to give up their friendship. Owen's post-traumatic stress syndrome leads to further relationship conflicts with Cristina. Owen is increasingly confused about his feelings for Teddy, while Cristina does not want to lose Owen as a lover or Teddy as a cardiology teacher.

Sloan Riley introduces himself to Mark as his daughter, as evidenced by a paternity test. Sloan moves in with Mark and Lexie and tells Mark that she is pregnant. An ultrasound scan reveals that Sloan's baby is at risk and needs surgery, so Addison comes to Seattle and Sloan's treatment later in Los Angeles . Lexie separates from Mark due to increasing competition with Sloan. He then sleeps with Addison, while Lexie sleeps with Alex. Sloan announces that he wants to put the child up for adoption and leaves town. When the child is born, she returns to Mark for a short time, then gives the child up for adoption and leaves again. Mark starts a brief affair with Teddy.

Izzie shows up again at Seattle Grace and tells Alex that she is healthy again, whereupon Alex tells her that he loves her but deserves better. He asks Izzie to leave and not come back, which she then does. After signing the divorce papers, Alex wants to be with Lexie. Arizona and Callie split because their views on children are too different. This leads Mark to confess his love to Lexie and give her the option of marriage. Dr. Bailey begins a relationship with anesthetist Dr. Ben Warren.

Since Owen can't decide between her and Teddy, Cristina ends the relationship. Meredith learns that she is pregnant from Derek. Before she can tell him, however, a gunman shoots several hospital workers, including Reed. Alex, Derek and Owen are badly wounded. Resident Charles Percy dies in the arms of Dr. Bailey and patient Mary Portman. Derek is operated on and rescued by Cristina and Jackson, Owen is treated by Meredith, who miscarries meanwhile, and Alex is rescued by Lexie and Mark, where Lexie confesses her love to Alex, but has to see that he is still attached to Izzie. Dr. Webber looks for the gunman in the hospital and gets him to shoot himself. Due to the traumatic events, Owen clearly chooses Cristina, which Teddy takes well. Callie and Arizona decide they will eventually have children and continue their relationship.

Season 7

All those involved have to deal with their trauma with the help of the psychologist Dr. Process Andrew Perkins, who is having a brief affair with Teddy. Derek returns the post of chief physician to Dr. Webber and Lexie ends their relationship with Alex, while Cristina and Owen get married and move into an abandoned fire station together.

Cristina suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome and is unable to enter an operating room for a long time. After the first successes, she quit her job. The relationship between her and Meredith worsens as Cristina does not understand that Meredith seems to be fine, even though she was in the operating room during the killing spree. She also blames Meredith for her condition. In return, her relationship with Derek improves, who gives her advice. Eventually she overcomes the trauma and returns to the operating room. She becomes the godmother of Callie's baby.

Callie and Arizona resume their relationship and move in together. A little later, Arizona was given the opportunity to go to Malawi . Callie first decides to go with her. At the airport, however, Arizona breaks up with Callie because she realizes that Callie doesn't want to come and would only go because of her. Callie moves in with Mark after leaving Arizona. After a one-night stand with him, Arizona suddenly appears at the door and wants Callie back, but is rejected. Arizona begins to work again at Seattle Grace and initially moves into her old apartment against Callie's will, whereupon Callie confesses that she is pregnant. Callie and Arizona make up and want to raise the baby with Mark. After some conflicts with Mark, Callie organizes a weekend getaway for Arizona and herself. On the way there, Arizona asks Callie to marry her. Arizona therefore does not pay attention to the road and drives head-on into a stationary truck. Callie is seriously injured and the baby, Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres, has to be delivered through an emergency c-section, which Addison is flown in for. When Callie wakes up again, she accepts the marriage proposal from Arizona. The two eventually marry, but this leads to the estrangement of Callie and her mother as she does not approve of this type of relationship.

After Meredith tells Derek about the miscarriage during the killing spree, they go to a specialist who tells them that although Meredith can get pregnant, maintaining the pregnancy is much more difficult. Fertility treatment must be stopped due to complications.

After talking to a patient, Meredith had herself tested for the Alzheimer's gene, but did not pick up the test results, as Derek only wanted them to be together. Nevertheless, Derek's fear for Meredith is awakened. For this reason, he tries to find a possible cure by developing a clinical study and doing it with Meredith.

Bailey ended her relationship with Dr. Ben Warren. She later starts an affair with the nurse Eli Lloyd.

April and the new senior physician at the children's ward, Dr. Robert Stark, get closer, but April ends the relationship because she only wants friendship, Dr. Strong but more.

Mark and Lexie get together again until Lexie learns of Callie's pregnancy and she leaves the apartment angrily. Lexie begins a relationship with Jackson Avery, whose famous grandfather Harper Avery is the founder of the Harper Avery Award that all doctors want.

Alex develops an interest in a gynecologist, Dr. Lucy Fields, who doesn't want to go out with him at first, but then gives him a chance. The relationship fails, however, because Lucy snatches a job under Alex's nose that he turned down to stay with her. Although Lucy finally decides against it, the two no longer become a couple.

Teddy marries the patient Henry Burton because he has a tumor and can no longer pay for his health insurance because of his long medical history. However, Henry falls in love with Teddy. After the first rapprochement, however, Andrew Perkins returns and Teddy begins a relationship with him again. When Andrew receives an offer for a job in Germany, Teddy initially agrees to go with him, but at the last minute decides in favor of her husband.

At Dr. Webber's wife, Adele, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and enrolled in Derek's study. However, Meredith swaps the drugs so that Adele now receives the drug to be tested and not, as planned, a placebo. However, she is caught by Alex, who ultimately tells Owen. This admission leads to a rupture between Meredith and Derek, as he cannot forgive her for rendering the study worthless. Meredith is then led by Dr. Webber suspended, who, however, mitigates his sentence as he feels complicit in Meredith's exchange of drugs for Adele.

Meredith and Derek decide to adopt Zola, an orphan from Africa who was brought to the United States by Alex so that the child can be treated there. Due to the adoption request, Meredith and Derek marry on the same day as Callie and Arizona civilly, without family and friends. Meredith is allowed to take Zola home with her just as Derek has moved out and retired to the construction site.

Meanwhile, Owen is given the task of choosing the new ward doctor. For this reason, the interns try to impress him as lastingly as possible: Meredith is part of the Alzheimer's study, Jackson participates in Dr. Webber's study of diabetes participated and Alex had sick children flown in from Africa to be operated on in the hospital. Jackson quits work on the Diabetes Study to help Dr. Not to stand in the way of Webber in the event of a possible Harper Avery nomination. After much deliberation, Owen decides on April.

Cristina becomes pregnant and, against Owen's will, decides to have another abortion. Owen throws them out of the shared apartment; she moves to Meredith.

Season 8

April starts her job as a ward doctor and gradually finds herself in her role. Shortly before her final exam as a surgeon, she has sex with Jackson, which she quickly regrets because she is a devout Christian. She fails her final exam and has to repeat the year. However, she loses her job at the hospital as there are insufficient funds to keep her employed.

Meredith was initially fired for manipulating the Alzheimer's study, but was reinstated a short time later because Richard took the blame on himself. Even so, Derek is still angry with Meredith and the two live separately. In the meantime, Derek starts building the house. He receives support from Owen and the other men from the hospital. When the social worker learns of the incidents, she is forced to put Zola in a foster family for the time being until Meredith and Derek have resolved their problems. Zola suffers from an intestinal obstruction, which can be treated successfully. Derek and Meredith try to save their relationship and therefore decide, after an argument in the operating room, not to work together for the time being. Meredith is therefore looking for a new specialist area and ultimately decides on general surgery. Alex does everything possible for Zola, so that Meredith and Derek get Zola back after all. Derek finally finishes the house. Both get job offers on the east coast, Derek even at the elite Harvard University , where he should get the opportunity to devote himself to Alzheimer's research again. Although Meredith hesitates at first, they both ultimately decide to accept the job offers and leave Seattle.

Owen Hunt becomes the new chief of surgery. Meanwhile, Owen and Cristina get closer and Owen accepts Cristina's request to have the child aborted. At Zola's birthday party, however, the situation escalates. Owen accuses Cristina of killing her baby. The two then start couples therapy. However, this is unsuccessful and finally Owen Cristina confesses to have cheated on her. The two eventually split, and Cristina plans to take a job at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota after passing her final exam.

Henry surprises Teddy with his desire to learn a medical profession. After an argument between the two, Henry begins to cough up blood. It is then found that he has another tumor in his lungs. At Teddy's urging, Henry is operated on by Cristina, who, however, does not know during the operation who she has on the table in front of her. Cristina is unable to remove the tumor and Henry dies. Since Owen initially led Teddy into the belief that Henry had survived, Teddy ended his friendship with Owen. The two get closer again, but Owen fires Teddy because he finds out that she has been offered a very lucrative position in the army, but wants to stay in Seattle for his sake.

Because he impressed the chief physician at Johns Hopkins University during his final exam, which he passed , Alex receives a job offer there that he wants to accept.

Jackson decides to specialize in plastic surgery, but problems arise at times as Mark is not over Lexie yet. When Lexie becomes jealous of Mark's new girlfriend, Jackson decides that he has to choose between Mark as his teacher and Lexie. That's why he breaks up with Lexie, although, as it turns out later, he still loves her. He, too, decides to leave Seattle Grace after passing his final exam.

Lexie, meanwhile, realizes that she still loves Mark when she sees him with his new girlfriend Julia and a little later confesses her love to him.

Miranda meets her ex-boyfriend Ben Warren, who is still mad at her for breaking up with him. When she realizes that she is still not ready for a real relationship, she breaks up with Eli. A little later, however, she and Ben become a couple again and finally become engaged.

Lexie, Mark, Cristina, Meredith, Derek, and Arizona are involved in a plane crash. Lexie is very badly injured. While Mark tries to save her, he confesses his love to her, but Lexie's injuries are so severe that she dies. Arizona, Mark and Derek also suffer injuries.

Season 9

After the plane crash, the survivors are not rescued for a week. Mark's condition initially improves, but a little later he falls into a coma. Because he signed an advance directive, life support had to be stopped after 30 days in a coma and he died.

Callie has to amputate Arizona's leg due to an infection. Arizona then makes Callie big reproaches, which affects the relationship between the two very badly. In the end, however, they find each other again and are reconciled. When the pediatric surgeon Dr. Lauren Boswell comes to the hospital for a case, she sleeps with Arizona. Callie finds out very quickly, which is why the two fight hard. Arizona admits to Callie that she still cannot forgive her for the amputation.

After the crash, Cristina again suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome, does not speak a word for weeks and avoids planes. On the mend, she starts her job at the Mayo Clinic. There she has to go with Dr. Thomas, the doctor who was doing her exam back then. At first, she clearly dislikes the collaboration because she does not agree with his methods. Little by little, however, the two grow closer and become good friends. Cristina learns from her boss Dr. Parker, with whom she has an affair, that Dr. Tries to get Thomas to retire but can't fire him. In the end, Dr. Thomas during surgery for a heart attack resulting in Cristina returning to Seattle. Cristina gradually realizes that Owen's desire to have children is still unbroken. Since she cannot make him happy on her own, she separates from him.

After three patients die of infection with multidrug-resistant bacteria, it turns out that Bailey was the carrier of the disease. But since the gloves used were faulty, she is allowed to keep her job. However, she is then traumatized and can no longer operate at first.

Meredith gets the nickname Medusa from her new interns because she is extremely strict with them. Furthermore, she has to cope with getting a child and a job under one roof. You and Derek are moving into the new house Derek built for good. A little later, Meredith discovers that she is pregnant and tells Derek. Lizzy, one of Derek's four sisters, comes to Seattle. She is convinced by Meredith to donate nerve material to Derek, which Callie will use to restore the functionality of his hand. A little later, Meredith tested positive for markers for Alzheimer's.

Owen visits April, who has retired to her parents' farm, and offers her a job. Back in Seattle, April continues her affair with Jackson, although she constantly blames herself. Jackson separates from her and later begins an affair with one of the new interns, Dr. Stephanie Edwards. April begins a relationship with the paramedic Matthew, who, like her, is a devout Christian and wants to wait until after marriage to have sex. After a brief separation, because April did not tell him that she is no longer a virgin, he finally proposes to her, which April accepts. A little later, however, April realizes that she still has feelings for Jackson.

Dr. Webber shows interest in Dr. Catherine Avery, Jackson's mother, with which Jackson initially had a problem. The relationship between the two, however, is put to the test when Adele is admitted to the hospital and dies a little later because Richard is very accused of not having taken care of his wife.

Alex receives a job offer from Johns Hopkins University . He decides to stay in Seattle, however, as he feels that the doctor hired to replace Arizona would destroy Arizona's work. Since Meredith moves into the house that Derek built, he buys Meredith's childhood home. He and Dr. Josephine Wilson, one of the new interns, finally get closer. But Jo starts a relationship with the gynecologist Jason. During a quarrel between Jo and Jason, fights break out, as a result of which Jason is hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage. Since Alex protects Jo and Jason also threatens that he will lose his job, Jason refrains from reporting Jo. Alex finally confesses his love to Jo and the two kiss.

All those involved in the plane crash will be offered a compensation payment from the airline, with the condition that, after acceptance, the investigations into the cause of the crash will be discontinued. The doctors finally decide against it. A little later, the doctors' lawyers decide to sue the hospital for damages because Owen rebooked the flight to a poorer airline in order to save costs. Due to the lawsuit and the resulting conflict of interest, Owen files for divorce from Cristina. After they both sign the divorce papers, they become a couple again as they still have feelings for each other. The court decides that the injured doctors are each entitled to $ 15 million in compensation for pain and suffering. Since the hospital's insurance company finds a loophole, it does not have to pay, which means that the hospital has to pay for it itself. Because the hospital is on the verge of bankruptcy, Dr. Alana Cahill brought in to make the hospital more efficient and prepare for a possible sale. As a result, the emergency room is closed, which is rejected by the doctors. Differences are also noticeable within the teaching staff due to the tense situation. Since many jobs and the hospital itself are threatened by the compensation claim, Callie suggests to the others that the money should be used to buy the hospital themselves. To delay the sale, Derek, Callie, Arizona, Meredith and Cristina quit. Eventually, the hospital is bought by the five doctors and the Harper Avery Foundation, whose chairwoman Catherine demands that Jackson become the new boss. With the approval of all parties involved, the hospital will finally be renamed the Gray Sloan Memorial .

Meredith goes into labor as a heavy storm hits Seattle. Your son has to be brought into the world by caesarean section in an operating room with no light because the power has failed in the hospital. A spleen hemorrhage is found, which Meredith suffered from falling down stairs. Dr. Bailey is finally able to overcome her trauma and save Meredith in an operating room. In her honor, Meredith and Derek name their son Bailey. During the blackout, Richard tries to turn on the generator and is electrocuted, causing him to pass out.

Season 10

In search of Richard in the devastation the storm left, resident Heather Brooks dies from an electric shock that slips her and sustains severe head injuries. Richard can be saved after an emergency operation.

Cristina and Owen sleep together again, but separate a little later and agree to find new partners. Owen begins a relationship with doctor Emma, ​​who works at another Seattle hospital. After Cristina stands drunk in front of Owen's trailer one evening, they sleep together again. Owen then ends the relationship with Emma after she confesses to him that she wants children and would take parental leave because Owen doesn't want a woman who would give up her job to be a mother. Cristina and Meredith get into an argument after Cristina Meredith withdraws from an operation because Meredith couldn't prepare enough because of Zola. Meredith is deeply hurt and accuses Cristina of not helping her because she wants other things in life than Meredith. They make up at April's wedding.

Callie can't forgive Arizona the affair and moves out of the shared apartment. She finds temporary accommodation with Meredith and Derek. In order to find herself again, Callie decides to move into the previously shared apartment alone. Callie and Arizona agree to continue to care for Sofia, their child with Mark. Arizona has a brief affair with resident Leah Murphy, which she ends immediately when Callie offers to move back into their apartment. A flashback shows that Arizona had a miscarriage the previous year. Callie and Arizona later buy a house together, where they want to start over and have a second child. However, it turns out that Callie cannot have another child due to her serious car accident a few years ago.

A drug addict is admitted to the hospital, who later turns out to be his father through a paternity test initiated by Alex. Alex finds out that his father has started a new family, but he has no contact with them either, and that he seems to have forgotten Alex. Shortly after they are reconciled, Alex's father dies. Alex temporarily takes a second job in a private practice.

April chooses Matthew for the time being and in turn proposes to him to convince him of the sincerity of her feelings, but when the two stand at the altar, Jackson confesses that he loves her. Instead of marrying Matthew, she leaves him in front of the altar and drives away with Jackson. The two of them get married the next day. April finally discovers that she is pregnant with Jackson.

Ben decides to stop his surgeon training and move back to Seattle to see Miranda and Tucker. Miranda still suffers from the fact that three patients died last year from the broken gloves she wore because she was the carrier of a multi-resistant germ. She then develops compulsions that eventually interfere with her work so much that she is temporarily withdrawn from all of her operations. After Ben can continue his training as a surgeon at the Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital, Miranda returns to normal.

Derek and Meredith get a visit from Derek's youngest sister Amelia. She is now engaged to James, but has doubts about this connection and finally separates from him. She also starts working in the hospital. Derek is also given a brain mapping research assignment, working for the President of the United States, which could make important steps in medical history. He wants to take up the job offer, but Meredith is against it, which leads to a heated argument.

Cristina receives a nomination for the Harper Avery Award, but does not win the award because the Harper Avery Foundation runs the hospital. Richard breaks up with Catherine after an argument over it, even though he had traveled to her to propose marriage to her. During a lecture in Zurich, Cristina meets Preston again Burke, who is now married and has children. He offers her his job as head of the clinic, which she accepts after slight hesitation. Shane Ross decides to go to Zurich with her. Cristina leaves her seat on the board of directors of the hospital Alex, while Richard wants Miranda on that post. Maggie Pierce is hired as the new doctor for Cristina as head of cardiac surgery. Later in the story, it is learned that she is the daughter of Ellis Gray and Richard Webber.

Season 11

The crisis between Meredith and Derek comes to a head because she doesn't want to go to Washington with him because she thinks Derek would put his career and desires above hers. Derek first decides to be there for his family and stay in Seattle. He gets into a crisis of meaning because his sister Amelia has now taken over the management of neurosurgery and he has the feeling that he cannot pursue his dream. Out of anger, he almost gets Amelia fired after a patient confronts Amelia about her drug history in front of the whole hospital. However, he can prevent your termination later. After another very violent argument with Meredith, however, he accepts the job offer in Washington. After a kiss with one of his work colleagues in Washington, Derek returns to Seattle and makes up with Meredith. On the way to his last meeting in Washington, Derek witnesses a car accident. He was able to save all four participants in the accident, but was later hit by a semi-trailer in his car. Although he can be rushed to a hospital, a bleeding in his brain is missed, as a result of which he is pronounced brain dead. Meredith finally decides to stop the life support measures, with which Derek dies. After breaking the news of his death to her colleagues, she and her children leave Seattle, leaving just a note and from then on no one can reach them. It turns out that she is pregnant. After complications during the birth, Alex is called as he is her emergency contact. After her daughter, whom she named Ellis in honor of her mother, was born, she returned to her home and work in Seattle after a year. Since she no longer feels at home there, she wants to sell the house. There is also a heated argument with Amelia, who accuses her of not having informed her about Derek. After Meredith gives Amelia her phone, on which the last voice message from Derek can be heard, the two make up again.

Maggie has a lot of trouble settling in Seattle at first. She is particularly troubled by Meredith's hostility. She initially has a good relationship with Richard. However, this is put to a tough test when she finds out that he is her biological father. Little by little, the two of them as well as she and Meredith get closer again. In the last episode, she learns that her adoptive parents are divorcing and finds solace in Meredith.

Since Cristina is now in Switzerland, her seat on the board is vacant. This place must be voted on by the remaining board members. Although Cristina wanted to give Alex her seat, the board opts for Bailey. Due to a misunderstanding between Alex and his boss in the private practice, Alex is fired there. He got the post of senior physician in pediatrics because Arizona received the scholarship from Dr. Herman accepted. After Derek's death, Meredith moves back to Alex and Jo in their mother's house, whereupon Jo and Alex plan to buy an apartment together.

Arizona gets Dr. Nicole Herman, a respected fetal surgeon at the hospital, accepted the offer for a scholarship under her leadership, which she accepted. Dr. Herman is initially very strict and dismissive of Arizona. It turns out that she has an inoperable brain tumor and only has 6 months to live. For this reason, Dr. Herman a worthy doctor to whom she can entrust all of her knowledge of her specialty. Out of curiosity, Arizona asks Dr. Herman's brain scans. These are intercepted by Amelia, who finally finds a way how to remove the tumor. Dr. Herman delays the procedure until her optic nerve is affected. Although the operation is a success and Amelia is able to remove the entire tumor, Nicole remains blind.

Amelia slowly develops feelings for Owen that are also mutual. After the two have slept together, however, Amelia begins to have doubts and withdraws from Owen, which leads to very great tension between the two, which also affects their work. After Derek's death, Amelia throws herself into work and, a year later, is on the verge of relapsing into pill addiction. However, Owen can stop them and the two make up. Owen resigns from his post as chief physician to return to work in the military.

Callie and Owen are collaborating on a joint research project on myoelectric prostheses for veterans wounded in the war. Due to ongoing arguments between Callie and Arizona, the two go to marriage counseling. However, this was unsuccessful, and in the end Callie separated from Arizona.

The routine ultrasound of April's baby is found to have a very severe form of vitreous bone disease and will not survive long after birth. Their boy, whom they name Samuel, dies a few hours after he is born. After Samuel's death, April decides to go to a war zone with Owen, where she stays longer than planned. Jackson disagrees, but after talking to Arizona, realizes this move was important for April after her child died. After she wants to go to another mission, Jackson gives her an ultimatum because he needs her with him to be able to deal with his grief appropriately.

Richard and Catherine reconcile and continue their relationship. After Catherine initially rejects Richard's proposal, she later makes him a marriage proposal, after Maggie opens her eyes, which Richard accepts. After another heated argument over the appointment of a new head doctor and an intervention by Meredith, they can bury their quarrels and finally get married. Richard promises Bailey the position of chief surgeon, but later agrees with Catherine that she can send another candidate for the post.

Season 12

Meredith moves back to her mother's house with Maggie and Amelia. She meets the military doctor Dr. William Thorpe, whom she goes out with for a short time. She breaks up with him when she realizes that she is not ready for a new relationship. Finally she sleeps with Dr. Nathan Riggs, whom Bailey has hired as the new senior physician in cardiothoracic surgery.

It turns out that Callie's new friend Penny is one of the doctors who treated Derek after his accident and couldn't save him. Penny also starts working as an intern at the Gray Sloan Memorial. She is awarded the prestigious Premiger Scholarship, for which she plans to go to New York. Callie decides to go with her and take Sofia with her. Arizona feels left out of this decision and doesn't want Callie Sofia to take it with her. She therefore hires a lawyer and applies for sole custody. Since Callie and Arizona cannot reach an out-of-court settlement, a lawsuit ensues, as a result of which Arizona is granted sole custody of Sofia. Callie cannot cope with this decision and initially separates from Penny because she does not want to leave Sofia behind. She and Arizona agree on a custody plan, and Callie leaves Seattle to be with Penny in New York.

Bailey prevails against her competitor in the race for the post of chief physician. A little later, she appoints Meredith as head of general surgery. After Ben repeatedly treated patients on his own and ignored instructions, a patient and her baby die. Because of this, Miranda decides to suspend Ben for six months, which drives a wedge into their relationship. Ben starts working as an anesthetist again. When April is in labor and the baby has to be delivered by emergency caesarean section, Ben can restore Miranda's confidence in himself by delivering the baby healthy.

Miranda's decision to hire Nathan is very displeasing to Owen. Owen knows Nathan from before and blames him for the disappearance of his sister Megan, who was engaged to Nathan, without a trace. Owen confides in Meredith about this, but not Amelia, and so the two women argue. As a result, Meredith throws Amelia out of the house and Amelia suffers an alcohol relapse, which she can quickly bring back under control. She and Owen make up first. After an evening of finding Owen drunk, Amelia decides to break up with him so as not to jeopardize her recovery. She reconciles with Meredith and moves back in with her. Later she and Owen reconcile again and Amelia proposes to him, which he accepts. The two get married in the season finale.

Maggie and Andrew DeLuca, one of the new interns who will also be the new Arizona roommate, begin a sexual relationship. Andrew suffers from the secrecy but breaks up with her shortly after Maggie made the relationship public. Maggie later confesses to Meredith that she fell in love with Nathan.

Jackson and April are getting divorced. On the same day, April finds out that she is pregnant. Catherine finds out about this and wants to use it to Jackson's advantage. After a few misunderstandings, however, the two manage to approach each other again for the benefit of the baby. After all, April gives birth to a healthy girl.

Alex proposes marriage to Jo, but she refuses him for the time being. Then Alex moves in temporarily with Meredith. After he has made up with Jo, the two live together again. When he asks her again if she would like to marry him, she replies that she cannot marry him. Alex then wants to separate from her. It turns out that Jo is already married and is hiding from her abusive husband, who would find her if she files for divorce.

Stephanie gets closer to the musician Kyle Diaz, who suffers from a tremor. However, when she is excluded from his surgical treatment due to this relationship and cannot cope with it, she opts for the surgery and separates from him. After being admitted again with meningitis, the two make up, but Kyle dies during the operation.

Season 13

Alex attacks Andrew DeLuca when he and Jo find him in his apartment and seriously injures him. After several attempts to cover up, he turned himself in to the police on the same day and was charged with aggravated assault. While the process is ongoing, he is suspended as a surgeon and has to work at the Denny Duquette Clinic. Jo and Alex split up. In order to protect Jo, who would have to reveal her true identity in court, Andrew finally drops the charges against Alex. Alex then returns as a surgeon. Andrew falls in love with Jo, but when he tries to confess his feelings to her, she rejects him. Alex makes Jo's husband, Dr. Paul Stadler, found out her real name: Brooke.

After Maggie confesses to being in love with Nathan, Meredith tries to keep him away from her despite the mutual attraction. Nathan continues to show great interest in her and asks her out several times, which she turns down. When she finally admits that Maggie is not the reason for her defensive stance, but the fear of really letting go of Derek, she and Nathan become a couple. Maggie struggles with it at first, but gradually accepts the relationship between the two. After Megan is found alive, Meredith releases Nathan.

Maggie's adoptive mother develops breast cancer and eventually dies at the Gray Sloan Memorial, plunging Maggie into a deep crisis from which Meredith and Jackson help her.

Owen and Amelia try to have a child, but after the first failed attempt, Amelia realizes that she is not ready to get pregnant again. Finally, she leaves Owen and initially avoids any confrontation, later it comes to a separation. Owen receives news that his sister Megan has been found alive in a rebel-occupied area in Iraq after years of imprisonment. Amelia is at his side in this situation.

Due to the developments around Alex and the return of Leah Murphy as an assistant doctor, Bailey decides on Catherine's advice to restructure the training program. For this purpose she provides Dr. Eliza Minnick, causing Richard to lose his position as head of training. Meredith refuses to work with Eliza, whereupon she is temporarily suspended and April is temporarily appointed head of general surgery. However, Bailey manages to persuade Meredith to return to the Gray Sloan Memorial when Bailey realizes that April is overwhelmed as the general surgery director. When Richard learns that Catherine is behind Bailey's decision, he distances himself from her. After a while, however, the two can overcome their pride and make up.

After her discharge from the hospital, April moves with her daughter Harriet to Jackson so that the two of them can look after the baby together. During the developments at Richard's hospital, Jackson increasingly distanced himself from Catherine and April, who he resented their approval of Eliza's training program. During a case in Montana, he meets his father, who left his family early. April supports him so that the two finally approach each other again and sleep together. When she later gets the impression that Maggie has feelings for Jackson, she advises Maggie to tell Jackson about them.

Eliza shows great interest in Arizona, who, after initially defending herself out of solidarity with Richard, also begins to become increasingly interested in Eliza and finally gets involved with her. Despite various difficulties arising from Eliza's strict adherence to rules and Arizona's loyalty to her colleagues, the two become a couple. When Eliza forgets to let the police look for Stephanie in the hustle and bustle after the explosion, Bailey gives her notice, which also marks the end of her relationship with Arizona.

After Stephanie makes a mistake during a solo operation and a child dies, she begins to doubt herself and her job. Because she throws a tablet at a religious father who wants to prevent his son's vital surgery, she is temporarily suspended and sent for therapy. On the first day after her return, she is forced by a fugitive rapist to help him out of the hospital. She can outsmart the man, but causes an explosion in the process. Stephanie survives with severe burns and also rescues a little girl who happened to be nearby during the explosion. After these experiences, she quits in order to live her own life.

Season 14

During a visit to his hospital, Jackson's grandfather Harper Avery dies while on hiatus in a meeting about the future of the hospital. He leaves Jackson $ 250,000,000, which Jackson uses to create a new medicine award because he is frustrated that as a family member he will never get the Harper Avery Award. During the competition it was revealed that Harper Avery had been reported by 13 medical professionals for sexual harassment. Those affected had withdrawn their lawsuits against high monetary payments and a confidentiality agreement. They have been banned from working with the Harper Avery Foundation and participating in the Harper Avery Award competition. After the scandal became known, the foundation was renamed the Catherine Fox Foundation and the ongoing competition was canceled.

After Megan is brought to Seattle, Meredith performs an abdominal wall transplant on her, for which she wins the Harper Avery Award a little later. Megan rejects Nathan's marriage proposal because she thinks he has feelings for Meredith. Meredith makes it clear to Nathan that he should fight for Megan and their future together. Nathan does this by bringing Megan's foster son Farouk to America with Meredith's help. Eventually, Megan, Nathan and Farouk leave Seattle and move to Los Angeles together, where Nathan and Megan continue their relationship.

As part of the innovation competition, Meredith and Jo are working together on a project for the reproduction and regeneration of mini-livers, for which Dr. Marie Cerone, an old friend of her mother, wanted to get on board, as she holds a necessary patent. Ellis had removed Marie from her submission for the Harper Avery Award, as she was one of the 13 women molested. Marie announces that she will implement Meredith's idea in her own team with her patent. Meredith continues to develop her project without the patent and renames her mother's gray method to the gray-cerone method after the scandal became known.

To distract herself from her feelings for Alex, Jo has a one-night stand with beginner Dr. Levi Schmitt. Alex finally confesses to Jo on Ben and Meredith's advice that he has located Paul and promises her that he would never hurt her, whereupon the two become a couple again and Alex moves back to Jo's apartment. Jo decides to face her past and file for divorce. A little later, Paul shows up at the hospital with his fiancée Jenny, whom he also abuses, to sign the divorce papers and threatens Jo. After Paul is hospitalized injured after a car accident, Jenny threatens to report him, whereupon he falls badly and is brain dead. Jo decides to donate his organs. Jo and Alex get engaged and get married.

April decides to move out of their apartment with Jackson after apparently attaching more importance to their night together in Montana than he does. Jackson and Maggie grow closer to each other, but first go out with other partners to keep their distance. After Maggie learns that her new boyfriend Clive is married, she begins a relationship with Jackson.

When Andrew's sister Carina took part in a study on female orgasm , Amelia was found to have a brain tumor that had been growing for years. Dr. Tom Koracick, Amelia's former mentor, to remove the tumor without causing any harm. A little later, Owen realizes that he and Amelia don't actually know each other at all and the two separate by mutual agreement, whereupon Amelia has a one-night stand with Tom. Amelia and Owen later start an affair, which Amelia ends when she realizes that Owen has feelings for Teddy. Owen is eventually turned down by Teddy because she doesn't want to be his second choice. Owen then finally wants to fulfill his wish to have children and takes care of an infant, whereupon Amelia offers the child's underage, drug-addicted mother to move in as well. Teddy eventually returns to Seattle, whereupon it is learned that she is pregnant. Miranda offers her the post of acting chief physician.

April is given responsibility for the newly initiated innovation competition. After the wife of April's ex-fiancé Matthew Taylor dies under her supervision, April falls into a deep crisis of faith, as a result of which she often gets drunk, goes out to party and initially has an affair with the novice Dr. Vik Roy and later with Dr. Tom Koracick begins. All attempts by Jackson and Arizona to get through to her fail. After a conversation with a dying rabbi, she returns to the faith. After April saved his daughter, she and Matthew slowly find each other again and finally get married after a serious accident together.

Since Andrew is moving out of Arizona so that she has more space for Sofia, Owen offers him to live with him. Andrew begins an affair with his college ex-girlfriend, Dr. Sam Bello, starting her internship at Gray Sloan. After a while, the two become a couple again. After Sam got into trouble with the immigration authorities as a dreamer , she continued her training with Cristina in Zurich.

Carina and Arizona start an affair after Eliza leaves Seattle without saying goodbye after she quit. After Arizona receives news that their daughter Sofia wants to go back to Seattle, Carina ends the affair. After a brief affair with Owen, Carina and Arizona are reconciled and the two become a couple. Together, in the course of the innovation competition, they are trying to determine why the mortality rate among women after childbirth is many times higher in the USA than in Italy. Arizona is introducing a special birth emergency cart as a measure. She and Sofia move in to live with Callie in New York after Arizona accepts Dr. Nicole Herman accepts to set up a teaching institute together.

Much to Bailey's displeasure, Ben decides to work as a firefighter. Because of this situation and other stressful and nerve-wracking circumstances, Miranda suffers a heart attack. She becomes aware of what really matters in life, so that she begins to support Ben in his professional decision as long as he is happy with it. She takes a break as chief physician in order to be able to devote herself more to her work as a surgeon.

Season 15

Meredith starts meeting men with the help of Cece, the owner of a partner agency who is waiting in the hospital for a donor heart. Meanwhile, after a quick kiss at Jos and Alex's wedding, both Andrew DeLuca and Dr. Atticus "Link" Lincoln, the new head of orthopedics and an old student friend Jos, interested in Meredith. Meredith begins a relationship with Andrew. After forging insurance records for an underage patient, Andrew takes the blame and is arrested. Meredith, Alex and Richard confess and are fired by Bailey.

After Teddy does not want to take over Bailey's replacement, she hires Alex as interim boss. Since the constant concern for Ben Miranda's heart is an additional burden, she insists on a break in the relationship and Ben temporarily moves out of the common house.

Bailey grants Jo a scholarship that allows her to pursue medical research. Jo becomes depressed when she finds out that her mother was raped while conceiving and goes to psychiatric treatment.

Maggie and Jackson struggle with relationship problems, as Jackson confessed to God after April survived and left Seattle and has to find a way for himself to come to terms with it. They approach each other again when Meredith and Tom diagnose Catherine with an almost inoperable tumor, most of which they can remove, but Catherine remains with cancer.

Amelia and Owen become a couple again through the care of Leo and Betty. Betty doesn't manage to get clean again, whereupon Amelia finally sends her into rehab with her consent. There, Betty confesses that her real name is Britney and makes contact with her parents. She returns to her parents, but they are overwhelmed with Leo and entrust them to Owen.

After months of secrecy, Teddy reveals to Owen that he is pregnant with her. Both want to raise the child together. Teddy begins a relationship with Tom Koracick. Amelia leaves Owen and starts an affair with Link.

Dr. Levi Schmitt begins a relationship with Dr. Nico Kim, the scholarship holder Links.

Season 16

Meredith relieves Andrew, who can now go back to work at Gray Sloan Hospital. She is sentenced to community service and has to collect rubbish, but gets her license and job back after a hearing. Andrew breaks up with Meredith and begins to show symptoms of bipolar disorder , which his father also suffers from.

Tom Koracick is appointed by Catherine as the head of the hospital, which Miranda has problems with.

Alex and Richard find a new job at Pacific Northwest Hospital. Richard's niece comes to the Pacific Northwest with a heart tumor. Richard persuades Maggie to perform the operation that kills his niece. Maggie quits after conflicts with Jackson and another patient with complications. She is convinced by Richard to work in the Pacific Northwest.

Jo recovers in a mental hospital and then starts working as a senior physician at Gray Sloan Hospital. Since her wedding was never certified, Alex proposes again to the clinic and legally marries her. While preparing for Meredith's hearing, Alex learns that Izzie lives in Kansas and has two children, of whom he is the father. He then leaves Jo and Seattle to live with Izzie and his children.

Jackson and Maggie split up, Jackson begins a relationship with Vic from Station 19 .

Amelia realizes that she is pregnant again and, together with Link, decides to keep the child. An ultrasound shows that Amelia is four weeks further than expected and the child could therefore be from Link as well as from Owen. She initially refuses a paternity test and separates from Link. Eventually it turns out that Link is the father and the two get back together. Amelia later gives birth to a healthy son.

Teddy returns to Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital after a short parental leave and lives with Owen. After conflicts with Tom Koracick, Owen also moves to the Pacific Nothwest Hospital. Teddy and Owen become engaged. Teddy cheats on Owen with Tom, which Owen finds out about why he doesn't show up for the wedding.

Miranda is also pregnant, but loses the baby. She and Ben adopt a homeless boy named Joey.

Richard and Catherine split up. Catherine then buys the Pacific Northwest Hospital, which means that Richard, Owen and Maggie start working again at Gray Sloan. Richard develops tremor and hallucinations and is admitted to Gray Sloan, where doctors initially suspect Alzheimer's, but after a long search they find cobalt poisoning and cure him by replacing his hip prosthesis.

Cast and dubbing

The German dubbing takes place at Interopa Film in Berlin . Änne Troester wrote the dialogue books for the first four seasons. Since then the books have been written by Nana Spier and Gabriele Böhm. Marion Schöneck has been responsible for directing the dialogue since the series began.

Main cast

role extra information actor image Voice actor Main role Supporting role
Dr. Meredith Gray Assistant doctor (S1 – S8), senior physician in general surgery (since S9), head of general surgery (since S12)
Board member of the Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital (since S9)
girlfriend (S1 – S7), wife (S7 – S11) and widow (since S11 ) of Derek, affair (S12) and girlfriend of Nathan (S13), girlfriend of Andrew (S15 – S16)
half-sister of Lexie Gray and Maggie Pierce
adoptive mother of Zola, mother of Bailey and Ellis Shepherd
Ellen Pompeo Ellen Pompeo LF.JPG Ulrike Stürzbecher 1.01–
Dr. Miranda Bailey Ward doctor (S4 – S6), senior physician in general surgery (since S6), chief physician (S12 – S14, since S15), board member of Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital (since S11)
girlfriend (S6–7, S9) and Ben's wife (since S9 )
Mother of William George "Tuck" Bailey-Jones and adoptive mother of Joey Phillips (since S16)
Chandra Wilson Chandra Wilson 2014.jpg Anke Reitzenstein 1.01–
Dr. Richard Webber Resident Physician at Seattle Grace Hospital (with Dr. Ellis Gray)

Chief Physician (S1 – S6, S7), Senior Physician in General Surgery (since S6), Senior Physician in PacNorth (S16)
Ellis' affair (before the series), Adele's husband (S1 – S9), Catherine's husband (S11 – S16)
Father from Maggie

James Pickens Junior James Pickens, Jr.jpg Roland Hemmo 1.01–
In flashbacks:
J. August Richards
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Dr. Alexander "Alex" Michael Karev Resident Physician (S1 – S8), Senior Physician in Pediatrics (S9 – S11), Head of Pediatrics (S11 – S15), Temporary Head Physician (S15), Chief Physician at PacNorth Hospital (S16)
Friend (S2, S5, S16) and husband of Izzie (S5 – S6), friend of Lexie (S6), friend (S10 – S12, S14) and husband of Jo (S14 – S16)

Father of two children with Izzie (S16)

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Dr. Derek Christopher Shepherd Head of Neurosurgery (S1 – S10), Chief Physician (S6 – S7), Senior Physician in Neurosurgery (S7 – S11)
Board member of Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital (S9 – S11)
Addison's husband (S1 – S3), friend (S1 – S7) and husband of Meredith (S7 – S11)
adoptive father of Zola, father of Bailey, and Ellis
brother of Amelia
Patrick Dempsey Patrick Dempsey cropped.jpg Boris Tessmann 1.01-11.25
Dr. Cristina Yang Resident Physician (S1 – S8), Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon (S9 – S10)
Board Member of Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital (S9 – S10)
Affair (S1), girlfriend (S2 – S3) and Preston's fiancée (S3), girlfriend (S5 – S7 , S9 – S10) and wife of Owen (S7 – S9), Shane's affair (S10)
Sandra Oh Sandra Oh 2011.jpg Christin Marquitan 1.01-10.24
Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Catherine Stevens Resident (S1 – S6), oncologist in Kansas (S16)
fiancée of Denny (S2), affair and girlfriend of George (S3 – S4), girlfriend (S2, S5, S16) and wife of Alex (S5 – S6) and mother his two children
Katherine Heigl Katherine Heigl at 27 Dresses Premiere 9.jpg Antje von der Ahe 1.01–6.12
Dr. George O'Malley Resident (S1 – S5)
Callie's husband (S3 – S4), affair and boyfriend of Izzie (S3 – S4)
TR Knight TR Knight cropped.jpg Nicola Devico Mamone 1.01-5.24
Dr. Preston Xavier Burke Senior physician (S1 – S3), head of cardiac surgery (S1 – S3)
Affair (S1), friend (S2 – S3) and fiancé (S3) of Cristina
Isaiah Washington Isaiah Washington.JPG Johannes Berenz 1.01-3.25 10.22
Dr. Addison Adrianne Forbes Montgomery
(S2: Addison Shepherd)
Senior physician (S2 – S3), head of neonatal surgery (S2 – S3), specialist in gynecology and genetics (S2 – S3)
girlfriend of Mark Sloan (before the series), wife of Derek (S1 – S3), affair of Alex (S3 )
Kate Walsh Kate Walsh 2011.jpg Katja Nottke (seasons 1–6)
Tanja Geke (seasons 7–8)
2.07-3.25 1.09-2.06, 4.13, 5.15-5.16, 6.11, 7.18, 8.13
Dr. Calliope "Callie" Iphigenia Torres
(S3: Calliope O'Malley)
Resident (S2 – S5), Senior Physician (S6 – S12), Head of Orthopedics (S2 – S12), Ward Doctor (S3 – S4)
Board Member of Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital (S9 – S12)
George's wife (S3 – S4) girlfriend of Erica (S4 – S5) girlfriend (S5 – S7, S14) and wife from Arizona (S7 – S11), girlfriend of Penny (S12)
mother of Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres
Sara Ramírez Sara Ramírez3.jpg Ghadah Al-Akel 3.01-12.24 2.19-2.27
Dr. Mark Sloan Senior Physician (S3 – S9), Head of Plastic Surgery (S3 – S9)
Addison's friend (before the series), Lexie's friend (S5 – S6)
Father of Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres
Eric Dane Eric Dane - White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - cropped.jpg Matthias Hinze (season 2)
David Nathan (season 3–9)
3.02-9.02 2.18
Dr. Alexandra "Lexie" Caroline Gray Resident (S4 – S8)
friend of Mark (S5 – S6), friend of Alex (S6), friend of Jackson (S7 – S8)
half sister of Meredith
Chyler Leigh Chyler Leigh at Gala.jpg Marie Bierstedt 4.01-8.24 3.24-3.25
Dr. Erica Hahn Senior Physician (S2 – S5), Head of Cardiac Surgery (S4 – S5),
Callie's friend (S4 – S5)
Brooke Smith Almut Zydra 4.05-5.07 2.17-2.25, 3.09-3.10
Dr. Owen Hunt

Senior physician (since S5), head of trauma surgery (S5 – S15, from S16), head of trauma surgery in PacNorth (S16), chief physician (S8 – S11)
friend (S5 – S7, S9 – S10) and husband of Cristina (S7– S9), friend (S12) and husband of Amelia (S12 – S14), friend and fiancé of Teddy (since S16), adoptive father of Leo (since S15), father of Allison (since S15), brother of Megan

Kevin McKidd Kevin McKidd TIFF 2010.png Tobias Kluckert 5.14– 5.01-5.02, 5.05-5.13
Dr. Arizona Robbins Senior Physician in Pediatrics (S5 – S14), Head of Pediatrics (S5 – S11), Fellow in Fetal Surgery (S11), Head of Fetal Surgery (S11 – S14)
Board member of Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital (S9 – S14)
Girlfriend (S5 – S7 , S14) and wife of Callie (S7 – S11), affair of Leah (S10), girlfriend of Eliza (S13), girlfriend of Carina (S14)
mother of Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres
Jessica Capshaw Jessica Capshaw.png Schaukje Könning 6.01-14.24 5.11-5.14, 5.16-5.17, 5.19-5.24
Dr. Theodora "Teddy" Altman Senior Physician (S6 – S8, since S15), Head of Cardiac Surgery (S6 – S8), Head of Trauma Surgery (S15-16), Co-Head of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (since S16),

Girlfriend (S15) and affair (S16) of Tom, girlfriend and fiancee of Owen (since S16), mother of Allison (since S15)

Kim Raver Kim Raver.jpg Ranja Bonalana 6.19–8.24, 15.01– 6.09-6.14, 6.16-6.18, 14.01-14.02, 14.05, 14.17, 14.24
Dr. April Kepner Resident Physician at Seattle Grace Mercy West (S6 – S9), Senior Physician in Trauma Surgery (S9 – S14)
Affair (S8 – S9) and wife (S10 – S12) of Jackson, fiancé (S10, S14) and wife of Matthew Taylor (S14)
Mother of Samuel and Harriet Avery – Kepner
Sarah Drew Sarah Drew 2012 2.jpg Julia Stoepel 7.01-14.24 6.05-6.06, 6.13-6.14, 6.18-6.24
Dr. Jackson Avery Resident Physician at Seattle Grace Mercy West (S6 – S9), Senior Plastic Surgeon (since S9) and Otolaryngologist (since S9)
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital (since S9)
Friend of Lexie (S7 – S8 ), Friend of Stephanie (S9 – S10), affair (S8 – S9, S14) and husband (S10 – S12) of April, friend of Maggie (S14 – S16), friend of Vic (station 19) (S16)
father of Samuel and Harriet Avery – Kepner
Jesse Williams Jesse Williams in 2008 white shirt.jpg Sascha Rotermund 7.01– 6.05-6.10, 6.12-6.24
Dr. Josephine "Jo" Wilson
(actually Brooke Stadler, S14-S16: Josephine Brooke Karev)
Assistant doctor (S9 – S14), scholarship holder (S15), senior physician in general surgery (since S16),
girlfriend (S10 – S12, S14) and wife of Alex (S14 – S16)
Camilla Luddington Camilla Luddington - 2014.jpg Nicole Hannak 10.01– 9.01, 9.03-9.19, 9.21-9.24
Dr. Stephanie Edwards Assistant doctor (S9 – S13)
friend of Jackson (S9 – S10)
Jerrika Hinton Anne Helm 10.01-13.24 9.01, 9.03-9.17, 9.19-9.20, 9.22-9.24
Dr. Shane Ross Resident (S9 – S10),
Cristina affair (S10)
Gaius Charles Gaius Charles at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.JPG Fabian Oscar Vienna 10.01-10.24 9.01-9.16, 9.18-9.20, 9.22-9.24
Dr. Leah Murphy Assistant Doctor (S9 – S10, S13)
Arizona Affair (S10)
Tessa Ferrer Wanda Worch 10.01-10.24 9.01, 9.04, 9.06, 9.08-9.11, 913, 9.16-9.21, 9.23-9.24, 13.06-13.07, 13.09, 13.11-13.13
Dr. Amelia Shepherd Senior physician (since S11), head of neurosurgery (since S11),
wife of Owen (S12 – S14), affair (S15) and girlfriend (since S16) of Link, mother of a son with Link (since S16),
sister of Derek
Caterina Scorsone Caterina Scorsone Star Wars The Force Awakens premiere.jpg Anja Stadlober 11.01– 7.03, 8.15, 10.21-10.24
Dr. Margaret "Maggie" Pierce Senior Physician (since S10), Head of Cardiac Surgery (S10-S16), Co-Head of Cardiac / Thoracic Surgery (since S16),
affair of Andrew (S12), friend of Jackson (S14-S16)
daughter of Ellis and Richard, half-sister of Meredith
Kelly McCreary Kelly McCreary on Grey's Anatomy.jpg Anne Düe 11.11– 10.23–11.04, 11.06–11.10
Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Warren Senior doctor in anesthesia (S6 – S9), assistant doctor (S9 – S14), firefighter at Ward 19 (since S14),
friend (S6 – S7, S9) and Miranda's husband (since S9)

Stepfather of William George "Tuck" Bailey-Jones (since S9) and adoptive father of Joey Phillips (since S16)

Jason George Jason George at 37th College Television Awards (cropped) .jpg Matti Klemm 12.01-14.24 6.13–6.15, 6.17, 6.22, 7.01, 8.04–8.05, 8.10–8.11, 8.14, 8.19, 8.23–9.01, 9.09–9.10, 9.22–9.24, 10.07–10.08, 10.10, 10.12–10.14, 10.20, 10.23–11.01, 11.06, 11.11–11.12, 11.14–11.19, 11.22–11.25, 15.03–15.04, 15.08, 15.12, 15.14–15.15, 15.19, 15.23, 16.02, 16.04–16.05, 16.09–16.10, 16.13, 16.15–16.16, 16.18, 16.20
Dr. Nathan Riggs Senior physician in cardiac surgery (S12 – S14)
affair (S12) and friend of Meredith (S13), friend of Megan Hunt (S14)
Martin Henderson MartinhEN.jpg Nicolas Boell 12.06-14.05
Dr. Andrew DeLuca Resident (S11-S15), senior resident (since S16)
Maggie's affair (S12), friend of Sam Bello (S14), friend of Meredith (S15-S16)
Giacomo Gianniotti Giacomo Gianniotti 2016.jpg Nicolás Artajo 12.10– 11.24–12.09
Dr. Levi Schmitt Assistant doctor (since S14), friend of Nico (since S15) Jake Borelli Nico Sablik 16.01– 14.01-14.02, 14.04, 14.06-14.09, 14.12-14.14, 14.16, 14.18-15.06, 15.08-15.10, 15.12-15.14, 15.16-15.18, 15.20, 15.22-15.25
Dr. Tom Koracick Senior physician in neurosurgery, medical director of the Catherine Fox Foundation (since S16), friend (S15) and affair (S16) of Teddy Greg Germann Oliver Rohrbeck 16.01– 14.03-14.04, 14.06, 14.13-14.15, 14.18, 15.01, 15.03, 15.07, 15.10-15.13, 15.15, 15.17-15.18, 15.20, 15.22-15.25
Dr. Atticus "Link" Lincoln Head of Orthopedic Surgery (since S15), Affair (S15) and friend of Amelia and father of her son (since S16) Chris Carmack Alexander Doering 16.01– 15.01-15.06, 15.08-15.10, 15.12, 15.14, 15.16-15.18, 15.20-15.25
Dr. Cormac Hayes Head of Pediatrics at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital (since S16) Richard Flood 17.01– 16.09-16.11, 16.13-16.15, 16.18-16.19, 16.21
Dr. Winston Ndugu Senior physician in cardiac surgery at Tufts Medical Center (since S16) Anthony Hill 17.01– 16.19

Supporting cast

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Supporting role


Dr. Ellis Gray Resident Physician at Seattle Grace Hospital (with Dr. Richard Webber), Senior Physician in General Surgery at the Massachusetts General in Boston, two-time Harper Avery Award winner,

Mother of Meredith and Maggie, grandmother of Zola, Bailey and Ellis, mother-in-law of Derek, affair of Richard, ex-wife of Thatcher

Kate Burton Anita Lochner 1-3, 8, 11, 14-15 1.01, 1.04-1.05, 2.03-2.05, 2.13, 2.15, 2.18, 3.01, 3.08, 3.10, 3.14-3.15, 3.17, 8.13, 11.04, 11.22-11.23, 14.07, 15.06, 15.16
In flashbacks: Sarah Paulson Anna Carlsson 6th 6.15
In flashbacks: Sally Pressman 11 11.01, 11.04
Katie Bryce Meredith's first patient Skyler Shaye 1, 12, 16 1.01, 12.12, 16.08
Tyler Christian Nurse Moe Irvin Asad Black 1-7, 10 1.01, 1.04–1.06, 2.04, 2.06–2.07, 2.15–2.16, 3.02, 3.05–3.07, 3.12, 3.16–3.17, 4.02–4.03, 4.10, 4.14, 5.13, 5.20, 6.06, 6.12, 6.14, 6.18, 6.23, 7.15, 10.18
Patricia Murphy Richard's assistant, head nurse Robin Pearson Rose Gisela Fritsch 1-3, 5, 16 1.02, 1.09-2.02, 2.06, 2.10, 2.12, 2.14-2.15, 2.25, 3.01, 3.25, 5.11, 16.08
Dr. Raj Sen psychiatrist Anjul Nigam Klaus Peter Grap 1-2, 4, 13 1.02, 1.08, 2.02, 2.07, 2.13, 2.21, 4.05, 13.14
Olivia Jankovic b. Harper Nurse , friend of George (S1) and Alex (S1) Sarah Utterback Anja Stadlober (season 1–4, 6) Kaya Marie Möller (season 14) 1-4, 6, 14 1.07-1.09, 2.02, 2.09-2.11, 2.15-2.16, 2.19, 2.26-3.01, 3.11, 3.14, 3.17, 4.05, 6.03, 14.21
Joe Bar owner Steven W. Bailey Olaf Reichmann 2-3, 5-7 2.01, 2.04–2.07, 2.09, 2.12, 2.15, 2.18, 2.22, 2.25, 3.01–3.02, 3.04, 3.07–3.08, 3.12, 3.17, 3.20, 3.24–3.25, 5.04–5.05, 5.11, 5.15, 6.09–6.10, 6.15, 7.09
Adele Webber Richard's wife (up to S9) Loretta Devine Philine Peters-Arnolds 2-9 2.02, 2.17, 2.26, 3.01, 3.13, 3.24-3.25, 4.04, 4.14, 4.17, 5.17, 6.09, 7.15-7.17, 7.19, 8.12-8.13, 8.16, 8.20, 9.09-9.10
Tucker Jones Husband of Miranda (S1 – S5) Cress Williams 2, 4 2.05, 2.16-2.17, 2.19, 4.09-4.11, 4.15
Harold O'Malley Father of George George Dzundza Helmut Krauss 2-3 2.09, 3.07-3.12
Denny Duquette Fiancé of Izzie (S2) Jeffrey Dean Morgan Charles Rettinghaus 2-3, 5 2.13, 2.19-2.27, 3.04 (voice), 3.16-3.17, 5.02, 5.07-5.13, 5.22-5.23
Dr. Sydney Heron General surgeon Kali Rocha Ilona Schulz 2-4 2.15, 3.07, 3.15-3.17, 3.21, 4.05, 4.08
Dylan Young Bomb disposal Kyle Chandler Joachim Tennstedt 2-3 2.16-2.17, 3.16-3.17
Thatcher Gray Father of Meredith, Lexie and Molly, husband of Eileen, grandfather of Zola, Bailey and Ellis, father-in-law of Derek, ex-husband of Ellis Jeff Perry Hans Hohlbein 2-7, 15 2.18, 2.22, 3.11-3.12, 3.18, 3.22-3.24, 4.07-4.08, 5.21, 6.04, 6.10, 7.14, 15.11
Dr. Finn Dandridge Veterinarian , friend of Meredith (S2) Chris O'Donnell Sven Hasper 2-3 2.22-2.25, 2.27-3.04
Eileen Gray Mother of Lexie and Molly, wife of Thatcher Mare Winningham Heidrun Bartholomäus 2-3 2.22, 3.10, 3.18, 3.20, 3.22-3.23
Molly Gray-Thompson Daughter of Eileen and Thatcher, sister of Lexie, half-sister of Meredith Mandy Siegfried Maud Ackermann 2-3 2.22, 3.10, 3.24
Jane Burke Mother of Preston Burke Diahann Carroll Monica Bielenstein 3-4 3.02, 3.22-3.23, 3.25, 4.02
Louise O'Malley George's mother, Callie's ex-mother-in-law Debra Monk Rita Engelmann 3-4, 6, 8 3.09-3.12, 4.11, 6.01, 8.08
Rebecca "Ava" Pope Victim of the ferry accident, friend of Alex (S4) Elizabeth Reaser Melanie Pukass 3-4 3.15-3.25, 4.05, 4.09-4.10, 4.13, 4.15-4.17
Nicole Cummins Paramedic Nicole Rubio Sabine Walkenbach 3-12, 14th 3.15, 3.24, 4.04, 4.06, 5.08–5.09, 5.17, 5.20, 6.03, 6.14, 6.18, 7.09–7.10, 8.04, 8.09, 8.13–8.15, 8.18, 8.21, 9.10–9.11, 9.13–9.14, 9.19, 9.23, 10.04, 10.12-10.13, 10.15, 10.17, 10.24, 11.06-11.07, 11.23, 12.01, 14.07
Dr. Colin Marlow Cardiologist, professor and friend of Christina (before the series) Roger Rees Bodo Wolf 3 3.18-3.20
Carlos Torres Callie's father Hector Elizondo Reinhard Kuhnert (season 3, 5-6)
Christian Rode (season 7, 10)
3, 5-7, 10 3.19, 5.20, 6.05, 7.20, 10.09
Larry Jennings Chairman of the Supervisory Board Mitch Pileggi Norbert Gescher 3, 6, 8 3.21, 6.01–6.02, 6.06, 6.08, 6.12–6.13, 8.02, 8.16
Dr. Sam Bennett Friend of Derek, Mark and Addison Taye Diggs Leon Boden 3, 5 3.22-3.23, 5.15
Dr. Naomi Bennett Girlfriend of Derek, Mark, and Addison Audra Mc Donald Claudia Urbschat-Mingues 3, 5 3.22-3.23, 5.15
Dr. Pierce Halley Assistant doctor Joseph Williamson Jan Andres (season 3) Ricardo Richter (season 4–6) 3-6 3.25-4.02, 4.08-4.09, 4.14, 5.03-5.06, 5.08-5.09, 5.13-5.15, 5.17-5.19, 5.22, 6.01, 6.03
Dr. Steve Mostow Assistant doctor Mark Saul Karlo Hackenberger 4-8 4.01-4.04, 4.07-4.10, 5.01-5.10, 5.12-5.19, 5.22, 6.01, 6.03-6.05, 6.07, 6.11, 6.22-6.23, 7.07, 8.14
Dr. Graciella Guzman Assistant doctor Gloria Garayua Julia digit 4-6 4.01, 4.03-4.04, 4.13, 5.03-5.13, 5.15-5.17, 5.19, 6.01, 6.03, 6.05, 6.22-6.23
Dr. Megan Nowland Assistant doctor Molly Kidder Sabine Winderfeldt 4-6 4.01, 4.03-4.04, 4.08, 4.13, 4.16, 5.01, 5.03-5.06, 5.08-5.09, 5.11-5.19, 5.22, 6.01, 6.03, 6.13
Dr. Dani Mandvi Assistant doctor Amrapali Ambegaokar 4-6 4.01-4.03, 4.07-4.08, 5.01-5.06, 5.11, 5.13, 5.15, 5.17-5.19, 5.22, 6.03
Dr. Leo Byrider Assistant doctor Wynston story Sebastian Christop Jacob 4-6 4.01, 4.03-4.04, 4.13, 5.03-5.06, 5.08-5.09, 5.13-5.15, 5.17-5.19, 5.22, 6.01, 6.03
Dr. Norman Shales Assistant doctor Edward Herrmann Jürgen Thormann 4th 4.03-4.05
rose Surgical nurse, friend of Derek (S4) Lauren Stamile Dascha Lehmann 4-5 4.08-5.02
Dr. Katherine Wyatt Meredith and Owen's psychologist Amy Madigan Kerstin Sanders-Dornseif 4-6 4.12-4.17, 5.03, 5.20, 6.02
Dr. Ryan Spalding Assistant doctor Brandon Scott Ozan Unal 5-6 5.06-5.10, 5.12-5.19, 6.05
Dr. Virginia Dixon Cardio-thoracic surgeon, temporary head of cardio-thoracic surgery (S5) Mary McDonnell Petra Barthel 5 5.08, 5.10, 5.14
Dr. Sadie Harris Assistant doctor, student friend of Meredith Melissa George Natascha Geisler 5 5.08-5.15
Dr. Jim Nelson neurosurgeon Phil Abrams Gerald Schaale 5-6 5.17, 6.04, 6.18
Dr. Rebecca Swender Izzie oncologist Kimberly Elise Andrea Aust 5 5.19-5.20, 5.23
Evelyn Hunt Mother of Owen and Megan Debra Mooney 5, 7, 11-12, 14-16 5.23, 7.01, 11.17, 12.08, 12.24, 14.01-14.02, 15.04, 16.21
Dr. Charles Percy Resident Physician at Mercy West (Fusion) Robert Baker Michael Iwannek 6, 8, 12 6.05–6.06, 6.08–6.09, 6.11, 6.13, 6.16, 6.18, 6.21, 6.23–6.24, 8.13, 12.11
Dr. Reed Adamson Assistant Doctor at Mercy West (Fusion) Nora Zehetner Sonja Spuhl 6th 6.05-6.09, 6.11, 6.13, 6.21-6.23
Sloan Riley Daughter of Mark, half sister of Sofia Leven Rambin Maria Koschny 6th 6.10-6.11, 6.14, 6.19-6.20
William Bailey Father of Miranda Frankie Faison Jürgen Kluckert 6, 9, 14 6.10, 9.10, 14.11
Gary Clark Gunman in the hospital (S6) Michael O'Neill Ernst Meincke 6th 6.19, 6.21, 6.23-6.24
Dr. Andrew Perkins Psychologist, friend of Teddy (S7) James Tupper Viktor Neumann 7th 7.01-7.03, 7.19-7.22
Dr. Robert Stark Head of Pediatrics (S7) Peter MacNicol Tobias Master 7th 7.08-7.09, 7.11, 7.16-7.17, 7.19-7.20
Eli Lloyd Nurse, friend of Miranda (S7 – S8) Daniel Sunjata Markus Pfeiffer 7-8 7.10, 7.12, 7.15, 7.17–7.18, 7.22, 8.04–8.05
Henry Burton Richard's patient, Teddy's husband (S7-S8) Scott Foley Till Endemann 7-8 7.10–7.12, 7.15, 7.17–7.19, 7.21–7.22, 8.02, 8.05, 8.07–8.10
Dr. Lucy Fields Gynecologist (including Callie and Cristina), friend of Alex (S7) Rachael Taylor Sanam Afrashteh 7th 7.13-7.18, 7.21-7.22
Janet Meyers social worker Janora McDuffie Andrea Aust 7-8 7.21-8.02, 8.05, 8.10
Dr. Catherine Fox (formerly Avery) Urologist, Head of the Harper Avery Foundation (before S14), Head of the Catherine Fox Foundation (from S14),

Mother of Jackson, ex-stepmother of Maggie, wife of Richard (S11-S16), ex-mother-in-law of April, grandmother of Samuel (deceased) and Harriet

Debbie Allen Regina Lemnitz 8th- 8.05, 8.17, 8.21–8.22, 9.04, 9.11, 9.16–9.17, 10.02, 10.05, 10.16, 10.20–10.21, 10.24, 11.11–11.12, 11.19, 11.22, 11.24–12.01, 12.11, 12.16–12.17, 12.19, 12.23, 13.01, 13.06–13.07, 13.12–13.13, 13.15–13.16, 13.21, 14.16, 14.19–14.21, 14.24–15.01, 15.07, 15.10–15.12, 15.15, 15.20, 15.24–16.01, 16.03, 16.05, 16.07, 16.09, 16.11– 16.12, 16.19-16.21
Dr. Julia Canner Eye doctor , friend of Mark (S8) Holley Fain Luisa Wietzorek 8-9 8.07, 8.10, 8.12, 8.22, 9.02
Dr. Morgan Peterson Assistant doctor Amanda Fuller Magdalena Turba 8th 8.15-8.18, 8.21
Dr. Craig Thomas Doctor in Minnesota William Daniels Rudiger Evers 8-9 8.22, 9.01, 9.03–9.05
Dr. Darren Parker Cristina's Chief Medical Officer and Affair in Minnesota (S9) Steven Culp Wolfgang Wagner 9 9.01, 9.03–9.05
Dr. Heather Brooks Assistant doctor Tina Majorino Nadine Zaddam 9-10 9.01–9.02, 9.04–9.11, 9.14–9.20, 9.22–10.02
Dr. Jeff Russell Senior physician in cardiology Dominic Hoffman Oliver Siebeck 9-10 9.06, 9.13, 9.18, 10.21
Roberta Thompson Board member of Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital Roma Maffia Helga Sasse 9 9.07, 9.11, 9.15-9.16
Elena Bailey Mother of Miranda Bianca F. Taylor 9, 14 9.09–9.10, 14.11
Matthew Taylor Paramedic, fiance (S9-10) and husband (S14) from April Justin Bruening David Turba 9-10, 14th 9.12, 9.14–9.15, 9.19–9.21, 9.23–9.24, 10.02, 10.08, 10.11–10.12, 14.10, 14.19, 14.23–14.24
Dr. Alana Cahill Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital (S9) consultant and accountant, former doctor Constance room Katrin Zimmermann 9 9.12-9.16
Dr. Jason Myers Gynecologist, friend of Jo (S9) Charles Michael Davis Tobias Schmidt 9 9.15, 9.17-9.19, 9.21-9.23
Dr. Lauren Boswell Doctor, Arizona Affair (S9) Hilarie Burton Victoria Storm 9 9.22-9.24
Dr. Emma Marling Seattle Presbyterian Fetal Surgeon, friend of Owen (S10) Marguerite Moreau Nana Spier 10 10.04, 10.06, 10.08, 10.10, 10.12, 10.14
Jimmy Evans Father of Alex James Remar 10 10.04-10.06, 10.11-10.13
Dr. Nicole Herman Arizona Chief Fetal Surgery Officer Geena Davis Ulrike Möckel 11, 14 11.01, 11.03, 11.05-11.14, 14.23
Dr. Penelope "Penny" Blake Assistant doctor, friend of Callie (S12) Samantha Sloyan Marion Musiol 11-12 11.21, 12.04-12.10, 12.12-12.23
Dr. Isaac Cross Assistant doctor Joe Adler Roland Wolf 11-13 11.24–12.02, 12.04–12.10, 12.15, 12.18, 12.24–13.01, 13.14, 13.19, 13.24
Dr. Mitchell Spencer Assistant doctor Joe Dinicol 11-12 11.24–12.01, 12.04, 12.07, 12.13
Dr. Hannah Brody Assistant doctor Vivian Nixon Elisa Bannat 12– 12.04, 12.16, 12.18, 13.09, 13.14, 13.19, 13.21, 13.23, 14.03, 15.03, 16.04, 16.08-16.10, 16.13, 16.18, 16.21
Dr. William Thorpe Military doctor, Meredith affair (S12) Scott Elrod 12 12.13-12.16
Kyle Diaz Musician, friend of Stephanie (S12) Wilmer Valderrama Marios Gavrilis 12 12.17, 12.20-12.23
Dr. Eliza Minnick Doctor, friend of Arizona (S13) Marika Domińczyk Ann have a lot 13 13.07, 13.09, 13.11-13.15, 13.19, 13.22-13.24
Dr. Megan Hunt Army traumatologist,

Sister of Owen, friend of Nathan (S14)

Bridget Regan 13 08/13
Abigail Spencer Melanie Hinze 14-15 14.01-14.05, 15.20
Diane Pierce Maggie's adoptive mother LaTanya Richardson Jackson 13 13.12, 13.17-13.18
Dr. Paul Stadler Husband of Brooke Stadler (alias Jo Wilson) (until S14) Matthew Morrison 13-14 13.23, 14.08-14.10
Dr. Carina DeLuca Senior Physician in Gynecology (S14),

Sister of Andrew, friend from Arizona (S14), affair of Owen (S14), friend of Maya Bishop (Station 19) (since S16)

Stefania Spampinato Melanie Pukass 14– 14.01-14.04, 14.06-14.10, 14.12, 14.14, 14.19-14.22, 14.24-15.01, 15.04, 15.15-15.18, 15.25-16.01, 16.09, 16.14-16.15, 16.18, 16.21
Dr. Sam Bello Assistant doctor, friend of Andrew (S14) Jeanine Mason Julia Kaufmann 14th 14.04, 14.06-14.09, 14.12-14.14, 14.16, 14.18-14.20
Dr. Vik Roy Resident doctor, affair from April (S14) Rushi Kota Kaze Uzumaki 14-15 14.04, 14.06–14.07, 14.09–14.10, 14.12–14.13, 14.16, 14.19–15.01, 15.03
Dr. Taryn helmet Assistant doctor Jaicy Elliot Marie-Isabel Walke 14– 14.04, 14.06–14.10, 14.12–14.14, 14.16, 14.18–14.24, 15.02–15.05, 15.08–15.11, 15.13–15.15, 15.17–15.20, 15.24, 16.02, 16.04–16.06, 16.08–16.10, 16.13–16.15, 16.18, 16.20-16.21
Dr. Dahlia Qadri Assistant doctor Sophia Ali Franziska Endres 14-16 14.04, 14.06-14.08, 14.12-14.13, 14.16, 14.19-14.20, 14.22-14.24, 15.02, 15.04, 15.08-15.09, 15.13-15.14, 15.17-15.19, 15.22, 15.24-16.03
Dr. Casey Parker Assistant doctor Alex Blue Davis Dirk Stollberg 14– 14.04, 14.06–14.09, 14.12, 14.14, 14.16, 14.18–14.20, 14.23–15.02, 15.05–15.06, 15.10–15.11, 15.13–15.14, 15.17–15.18, 16.03–16.04, 16.08–16.10
Lieutenant Andrea "Andy" Herrera Firefighter from station 19 Jaina Lee Ortiz Mia Diekow 14-15 14.13, 15.04, 15.23
Britney Dickinson aka Betty Nelson Foster child of Amelia and Owen (S15), mother of Leo Peyton Kennedy Giovanna Winterfeldt 14-15 14.21–15.01, 15.04–15.05, 15.08–15.09, 15.12, 15.14–15.15
Helen Karev Mother of Alex Lindsay Wagner 14-15 14.22, 15.15-15.17
Cece Colvin Patient at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital Caroline Clay 15th 15.01-15.03, 15.05, 15.08-15.09, 15.24
Dr. Nico Kim Orthopedic surgeon, fellow of Dr. Lincoln,

Friend of Dr. Levi Schmitt (since S15)

Alex Landi Nicolai Tegeler 15– 15.01-15.03, 15.05-15.06, 15.08-15.10, 15.12, 15.14, 15.16-15.17, 15.22-16.01, 16.03, 16.06, 16.08-16.10, 16.12-16.15, 16.18
Dean Miller Fireman from Station 19 Okieriete Onaodowan Simon Derksen 15– April 15, September 16, December 16
Dr. Vincenzo DeLuca Surgeon, father of Andrew and Carina Lorenzo Caccialianza 15th 15.15-15.17
Gemma Larson Good friend of Richard Jasmine Guy Joseline Gassen 15-16 15.22, 16.03, 16.05, 16.07, 16.09
Victoria Hughes Station 19 firefighter, friend of Jackson (S16) Barrett Doss Sarah Riedel 16– 16.01, 16.03–16.04, 16.09, 16.12, 16.15, 16.17
Nancy Klein Meredith's lawyer (S16) Devika Parikh 16 16.01, 16.05, 16.08
Dr. Blake Simms Resident doctor, scholarship from Dr. Tom Koracick Dewin Way 16– 16.02, 16.04, 16.08-16.10, 16.13, 16.15, 16.17
Joey Phillips Orphan, is adopted by Miranda and Ben (S16) Noah Alexander Gerry 16– 16.13-16.16

Personnel decisions

Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington said the at a press conference after the ceremony Golden Globe Awards 2007 on the homosexuality of TR Knight . Previously, Washington and Patrick Dempsey allegedly had an argument during filming , with the former commenting on a cast member other than Fagot ( fagot ). This other actor turned out to be TR Knight, who then made his sexual orientation public . In a public statement, Washington later regretted his "unfortunate choice of words". After discussion in the media and protests by the lesbian and gay movement in the USA, the production company deleted the character Preston Burke at the end of the third season of 2007 from the series.

In the 22nd episode of the tenth season, Washington made a guest appearance in 2014 in the wake of Sandra Oh's departure .

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh's character Dr. Addison Forbes-Montgomery stepped out of the main cast after the third season ended in 2007. In the spin-off Private Practice , she continued the presentation of Dr. Montgomery, however, continued into 2013. In seasons four through eight, Walsh had guest appearances.

Brooke Smith

On November 3, 2008, it was announced that Brooke Smith , the Dr. Erica Hahn pictured who would leave the series with the episode aired on November 6, 2008. The series writer, Shonda Rhimes , said in an interview that the magic between characters couldn't be sustained over the long term. The depiction of a lesbian figure was not the cause.

TR Knight

On June 22, 2009 it was announced that TR Knight was released from his contract and thus the portrayal of his role George O'Malley will end after the 5th season. He justified his decision with the fact that his role in the series had gone under and that he had too little time to appear. Shonda Rhimes stated that this was due to the preparations for the finale, which aired in the US on May 14, 2009.

Katherine Heigl

After lengthy speculation, Katherine Heigl and ABC announced Heigl's exit in March 2010 and thus the end of their portrayal of Isobel "Izzie" Stevens with the season 6 episode broadcast on January 21, 2010.

Chyler Leigh

Shortly before the season eight finale, Shonda Rhimes announced in 2012 that a "beloved" member of the main cast would die in the final episode of season eight. When the episode aired, it was finally revealed that it was Chyler Leigh's character Alexandra "Lexie" Gray. Shonda Rhimes confirmed that it wasn't easy for her, but that both of them ultimately came to that decision together.

Kim Raver

Shonda Rhimes said in a 2012 interview that she had no more story to tell for Teddy Altman for now. For this reason, Kim Raver is ready to give her series character a "long-earned break" and leave the series for the time being. In June 2017, it was announced that Kim Raver would revisit the role of Teddy Altman in season 14. In May 2018 it was announced that Raver will be part of the main cast again from season 15.

Eric Dane

After it became known that Chyler Leigh and Kim Raver were leaving after the eighth season, Shonda Rhimes mentioned that other actors could possibly leave the series. In late July 2012, Eric Dane officially announced his departure from the series. The second episode of the ninth season was the last episode in which Dane was seen in his role. He stated that he was "indebted to everyone" and that he would now "pursue other commitments".

Sandra Oh

During the first rehearsal for the 200th episode of the series, Sandra Oh announced in 2013 that she would be leaving the series after the currently produced tenth season and the expiry of her contract. She said she "was thinking about her long-term future at Grey's Anatomy a year ago when it came to renewing her contract." Oh herself said that when she last renewed her contract, she gave herself two years to say goodbye to her star role. Even after a year she would not have changed her mind: " From a creative point of view, I gave the character everything (and lived through everything) and I am ready to let go ."

Gaius Charles and Tessa Ferrer

After the roles of Gaius Charles and Tessa Ferrer were expanded to lead roles with the start of the tenth season, it was announced in late March 2014 that the two actors will not return in the eleventh season of the series. However, Ferrer was temporarily back in her role as Dr. See Murphy.

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey left the series in late April 2015 for the eleventh season. In a statement from ABC it was said that Dempsey is leaving Grey's Anatomy after eleven seasons [...] to devote himself to other interests.

Sara Ramirez

In May 2016, it was announced that Sara Ramirez would be leaving the series after the season 12 finale.

Jerrika Hinton

In early February 2017, it was announced that Jerrika Hinton would retire from the main cast of Grey's Anatomy after the then currently aired 13th season in favor of a leading role in the HBO drama series Here and Now .

Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew

In early March 2018, it was announced that the two long-time leading actresses Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew will leave the series after the 14th season. The decision was made by the producers.

Justin Chambers

In early January 2020 it was announced that longtime lead actor Justin Chambers will be leaving the series in the middle of the 16th season to concentrate on other projects.


The Seattle Grace Hospital exterior filming location is Fisher Plaza , where KOMO-TV , a station on the ABC Network , is based. This location is right next to major structures such as the Space Needle and the Seattle Monorail . Most of the interior photos are taken at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center on Plummer Street in North Hills , California .

The author Shonda Rhimes ran a weekly podcast in addition to the weblog "Gray Matter" until May 2011 , which contains background information and comments from the actors.

On September 26, 2007, a spin-off called Private Practice started with Kate Walsh in the lead role, who set the story of Dr. Shows Addison Montgomery after moving to Los Angeles. Episode 3.22 "The Other Side of This Life" served as the backdoor pilot for the series. The series ended on January 22, 2013 after a total of six seasons with 111 episodes .

Another branch has been broadcast under the title Station 19 since March 22, 2018. The German-language first broadcast has been on ORF eins since July 2018 . The series is called Seattle Firefighters - The Young Heroes on ProSieben and has been broadcast since August 2018.


  • The first season episodes reached an average of 18.5 million viewers, which meant ninth place among the television series broadcast during prime time .
  • The Grey's Anatomy episode, which aired on February 5, 2006 after the Super Bowl , reached 38.1 million viewers.
  • A few weeks after that event, Grey's Anatomy beat the lead-in Desperate Housewives' odds . An average of 19.9 million viewers saw an episode, which meant fifth place among the prime time series.
  • Right on the first broadcast, Grey's Anatomy hit with a market share of 10.9 percent in the 18 to 49 age group, while CSI only achieved 3.4 percent.
  • At the same time, Grey's Anatomy reached 25.14 million viewers, three million more than CSI. On average, the episodes reached 19.5 million viewers, which meant sixth place among the primetime series.


United States

The pilot episode of Grey's Anatomy aired in the United States on March 27, 2005 on ABC . The first season ended on May 22, 2005 after nine episodes, although only 14 episodes were estimated to end with the series Desperate Housewives , which was on the previous broadcast slot. The second season also aired on ABC on the Desperate Housewives slot. The station began broadcasting on September 25, 2005 and ended on May 15, 2006.

After the end of the second season, ABC tested a transfer of the broadcasting slot from Sunday to Thursday. Instead, a repetition was broadcast against CSI: On the trail of the perpetrators and Without a Trace - Vanished without a trace on CBS , OC, California on FOX and Emergency Room - The emergency room on NBC , so the day of broadcast was changed. The third season began airing on September 21, 2006 and ended on May 17, 2007. On September 27, 2007, ABC began airing the fourth season. After the series was interrupted due to the writers' strike, the last episode of the fourth season was broadcast on May 22, 2008. The fifth season began on September 25, 2008 with a two-hour episode and ended on May 14, 2009 with a double episode. The sixth season was broadcast from September 24, 2009 to May 20, 2010 on the US broadcaster ABC. The first episode of the seventh season was first broadcast in the United States on September 23, 2010.

On January 10, 2011, ABC extended the series for an eighth season, which aired from September 22, 2011 to May 17, 2012. On May 10, 2012, ABC announced the production of a ninth season, which aired from September 27, 2012 through May 16. Between September 26, 2013 and May 15, 2014, the tenth season aired, which includes the 200th episode of the series. This aired on October 10, 2013.

In May 2014, the production of an eleventh season was announced. This was broadcast from September 25, 2014 to May 14, 2015. In May 2015, ABC commissioned a twelfth season. It began broadcasting on ABC on September 24, 2015. The 13th season should have its premiere on September 22, 2016 on ABC. The broadcast of the 14th season began on September 28, 2017 on ABC. The 14th season includes 24 episodes.

In February 2017, the production of a 14th season was announced, which aired between September 2017 and May 2018 in the USA. The 300th episode of the series aired in the United States on November 9, 2017. In April 2018, the series was renewed for a 15th season, Ellen Pompeo received a contract for the 15th and 16th seasons.

The 300th episode of the series aired in the United States on November 9, 2017. In April 2018, the series was extended by a 15th season, which was shown in the United States from September 27, 2018. On May 10, 2019, the series was extended by a 16th season and a 17th season, which will first air on September 26, 2019.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the 16th season was ended prematurely with the 21st episode in April 2020.


The public broadcaster ORF 1 broadcast the first season as the first German-language broadcaster from March 9 to April 27, 2006 in two-channel sound. The second season aired from May 4 to December 18, 2006, and the third was aired from March 5 to November 26, 2007. The fourth season aired between February 11 and October 6, 2008 with an interruption in the summer months. The fifth season aired from April 13, 2009 to August 31, 2009. The sixth season was broadcast on ORF 1 from March 29, 2010 to September 27, 2010. The seventh season started on March 28, 2011 and ended on August 15, 2011 on ORF one. The eighth season aired in 2012. The ninth season was broadcast from January to April and from October 21 to December 23, 2013. The tenth season was shown from January 27, 2014. The eleventh season aired from January 19, 2015. Seasons 12 to 14 were broadcast in German for the first time in March at the same time as SRF two.


In Switzerland , the first season was shown from March 13, 2006 to May 1, 2006, leaving out the first episode. The second from May 8 to November 27, 2006 on SRF two . The broadcast of the third season began on March 5 and ended on August 27, 2007. The broadcast of the fourth season started on February 11, 2008 and ended early with the episode The Healer on April 21, 2008. After an interruption due to the writers' strike the last six episodes of the fourth season aired from August 25 to October 6, 2008. The fifth season started on January 12, 2009 and ended with the episode Make a Wish on March 23, 2009. After a two and a half month break, the second half of the fifth season started on June 8, 2009 and ended on August 31, 2009. The sixth season started on March 15, 2010 with a double episode and ended on August 30, 2010. The seventh season was shown from March 28, 2011 to August 15, 2011. The eighth season was shown from March 26, 2012 through November 12, 2012, with a two-month break. The ninth season was broadcasted by SRF two as a German-language first broadcast from January 7 to October 21, 2013. From January 27, 2014, the tenth season was broadcast. From January 19, 2015, the eleventh season was shown as a German-language premiere. Seasons 12 to 14 were broadcast in German for the first time in March at the same time as the ORF.


In Germany, Grey's Anatomy received the supplementary subtitle Die Junge Ärzte in the first few seasons . The synchronized version of Grey's Anatomy - The Young Doctors started in Germany in March 2006 on the private broadcaster ProSieben . After a weak first season in prime time on Tuesday, Pro 7 aired the entire second season and the first half of the third season two hours later, where the series achieved better ratings . After a few months' break, the station began broadcasting the remaining episodes of the third season in September 2007 on a new slot on Wednesday. Here the series achieved its highest ratings of all seasons. After the entire fourth season was broadcast at 9:15 p.m., Pro 7 moved the series back to prime time, where it has been broadcast from spring to autumn since 2009. Due to the broadcast time at 8:15 p.m. (in the first, fifth and sixth seasons), some episodes are censored for those ages 12 and over in cases where the episode in question was approved for ages 16 and over. The penultimate episode of the sixth season was shortened by a few minutes in order to be able to broadcast this episode at 8:15 p.m. From 2013, ProSieben and Sixx will share the broadcast of the program.

The seventh season was broadcast continuously on ProSieben between March 30 and August 17, 2011. ProSieben showed the first 11 episodes of the eighth season from March 28, 2012 to June 6, 2012; the remaining episodes were broadcast between October 10, 2012 and January 2, 2013. The first 14 episodes of the ninth season were broadcast from January 9, 2013 to April 10. This was followed by a longer break than in the previous seasons. The remaining episodes were initially broadcast on the pay TV channel ProSieben Fun in December 2013 , before being shown on ProSieben from January 2014. The broadcast of the first twelve episodes of the tenth season then took place from February 12, 2014 (not before on pay TV).

The 11th season was broadcast on ProSieben on May 20, 2015. The broadcast of the 12th season began on April 6, 2016 and ended on December 14, 2016. It was broadcast on ProSieben. The 13th season has been broadcast on ProSieben since March 29, 2017, initially in double episodes, from the 17th episode to the end of the season on July 12, 2017 in single episodes. With a brief interruption, the 14th season was broadcast from April to October 2018. From March 27, 2019, the 15th season with 25 episodes was broadcast on ProSieben at weekly intervals.

Season Episodes Broadcast period Audience ratings Time slot Channel
14 to 49 total
1 9 March to May 2006 ø 7.0% ø 4.6% Tuesdays at 8:15 p.m. ProSieben
2 27 September 2006 to March 2007 ø 12.5% ø 7.0% Tuesdays at 10:15 p.m.
3 12 April to June 2007 ø 14.7% ø 8.3%
13 September to November 2007 ø 16.7% ø 8.1% Wednesdays at 9:15 p.m.
4th 11 February to April 2008 ø 14.3% ø 7.3%
6th September to October 2008 ø 13.9% ø 7.2%
5 24 April to September 2009 ø 14.3% ø 6.9% Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m.
6th 10 March to May 2010 ø 14.8% ø 7.1%
14th July to October 2010 ø 14.6% ø 6.8%
7th 22nd March to August 2011 ø 14.1% ø 6.4%
8th 11 March to June 2012 ø 11.4% ø 5.4%
13 October 2012 to January 2013
9 14th January 2013 to April 2013 ø 11.0% ø 5.2%
10 January 2014 to February 2014 ø 11.5% ø 5.3%
10 12 February 2014 to April 2014 ø 10.8% ø 5.1%
12 October 2014 to December 2014
11 12 May to June 2015 ø 10.2%
13 February to April 2016 ø 11.4%
12 13 April to May 2016 ø 12.6% ø 5.6%
11 August to December 2016 ø 9.8% ø 4.4%
13 24 March to July 2017 ø 10.8% ø 4.8%
14th 9 April to June 2018 ø 12.2% ø 5.2%
15th July to October 2018
15th 25th March to September 2019

Episode list



Germany, Austria, Switzerland

  • Season 1 was released on October 19, 2006
  • Season 2.1 was released on January 18, 2007
  • Season 2.2 was released on April 5, 2007
  • Season 2 was released in full on June 12, 2008
  • Season 3.1 was released on October 11, 2007
  • Season 3.2 was released on January 17, 2008
  • Season 3 was released in full on September 24, 2009
  • Season 4.1 was released on October 16, 2008
  • Season 4.2 was released on December 11, 2008
  • Season 4 was released in full on April 1, 2010
  • Season 5.1 was released on October 22, 2009
  • Season 5.2 was released on December 17, 2009
  • Season 5 was released in full on October 14, 2010
  • Season 6.1 was released on October 14, 2010
  • Season 6.2 was released on December 2, 2010
  • Season 6 was released in full on August 18, 2011
  • Season 7.1 was released on October 27, 2011
  • Season 7.2 was released on December 1, 2011
  • Season 7 was released in full on April 12, 2012
  • Season 8 was released on January 24, 2013
  • Season 9 was released on March 20, 2014
  • Season 10 was released on December 18, 2014
  • Season 11 was released on March 31, 2016
  • Season 12 was released on January 5, 2017
  • Season 13 was released on October 26, 2017
  • Season 14 was released on November 8, 2018
  • Season 15 was released on March 27, 2019

United States (USA)

  • Season 1 was released on September 12, 2005
  • Season 2 was released on September 12, 2006
  • Season 3 was released on September 11, 2007
  • Season 4 was released on September 9, 2008
  • Season 5 was released on September 15, 2009
  • Season 6 was released on September 14, 2010
  • Season 7 was released on September 13, 2011
  • Season 8 was released on September 4, 2012
  • Season 9 was released on August 27, 2013
  • Season 10 was released on September 2, 2014
  • Season 11 was released on August 18, 2015


The book Grey's Anatomy: OP-Whispering / Bargeflüster is a reversible book by Stacy McKee, Chris VanDusen and Kerstin Winter. It tells the story of the interns from their first day through the eyes of the cynical ward nurse Debbie and the gay bar owner Joe. Both characters appear in the series. Grey's Anatomy: OP whispering / bar whispering came onto the German market in 2007, has 320 pages and is paperback .

Video games

In early 2009, Grey's Anatomy The Video-Game was released.

Series style

The most prominent stylistic device is the voiceover of one of the characters. This puts the action in a general context and reflects the character's thoughts. Usually this is the voice of Meredith Gray, exceptions are:

  • Episode 2.19, "Karma" (George)
  • Episode 2.26, "Fight or Flight" (all Grey's Anatomy main characters)
  • Episode 3.09, "Treason" (Cristina)
  • Episode 3.25, "Almost there" (Richard)
  • Episode 4.11, "The Healer" (Miranda)
  • Episode 4.17, "Freedom (2)" (no voiceover)
  • Episode 5.13, "Between Heaven and Hell" (Denny)
  • Episode 5.19, "Love letter in the elevator" (Alex)
  • Episode 5.22, "The most beautiful day in your life" (Izzie)
  • Episode 6.02, "40 Days (2)" (all Grey's Anatomy main characters)
  • Episode 6.07, "A Moment of Peace" (Derek)
  • Episode 6.13, "A Difficult Legacy" (Derek)
  • Episode 6.15, "Time Loop" (Richard)
  • Episode 6.18, "Dying is not easy" (Owen)
  • Episode 6.24, "Death and His Friends (2)" (Derek)
  • Episode 7.06, "Seattle Medical" (Cristina)
  • Episode 7.18, "The Song Behind the Song" (Callie)
  • Episode 8.04, "What makes men special?" (All male main characters)
  • Episode 9.05, "Big Steps" (Cristina, Meredith and Dr. Craig Thomas)
  • Episode 9.14, "Pegasus" (Alex)
  • Episode 9.21, "The Sleeping Monster" (Miranda)
  • Episode 10.01, "Questions of Fate" (Richard)
  • Episode 10.02, "Stand by me!" (Richard)
  • Episode 10.06, "What Makes Us" (Derek)
  • Episode 10.09, "Sorry" (Callie)
  • Episode 10.17, "Do you know who you are?" (Cristina)
  • Episode 10.24, "Farewell" (Cristina)
  • Episode 11.02, "The Missing Piece of the Puzzle" (Maggie)
  • Episode 11.05, "Time Out" (Arizona and Callie)
  • Episode 11.11, "Torments of Hell" (April)
  • Episode 11.13, "The End Before Your Eyes" (Dr. Nicole Herman)
  • Episode 11.14, "Superheroes" (Amelia)
  • Episode 11.21 "A High Price" (Meredith and Derek)
  • Episode 11.22 "Disappeared without a trace - Part 1" (Dr. Ellis Gray)
  • Episode 11.23 "Vanished without a trace - Part 2" (Meredith and Ellis)
  • Episode 12.05 "Dinner Party" (no voiceover)
  • Episode 12.10 "All the best" (no voiceover)
  • Episode 12.11 "Scenes from a Marriage" (April)
  • Episode 13.09 "Doom and Doom" (Meredith, Amelia and Maggie)
  • Episode 13.12 "Interfering not wanted!" (Jo)
  • Episode 13.16 "Speechlessness" (Jackson)

The first supporting character whose voice can be heard off-screen is Denny Duquette, who is already dead at this point and only appears as the hallucination of Izzie in the series. So you could say that Izzy's thoughts are being reproduced.

In the episode “Seattle Medical”, Cristina's voiceover is an interview.

The episode "The Song Behind the Song" shows a special narrative style as a musical episode. Here songs such as the theme song of the series Cozy In The Rocket or the song Chasing Cars used in the season finale of the second season are built into the plot and interpreted by the protagonists.

In the episode “Big Steps”, calls between Cristina and Meredith are shown on a split screen . In addition, snapshots of your current, situation-related thoughts are spoken off-screen. Shortly after his death, Cristina remembers various statements made by her mentor Dr. Craig Thomas, which can be heard with his voice.



  • “Maybe it helps that, despite all the talk of the target group, men are allowed to watch 'Grey's Anatomy'. Afterwards you can always deny to your girlfriend that you found it just as exciting to see who was hooking up with whom. Or that you even got goose bumps when they cut open a patient again and saved his life at the last minute with healthy tragedy, while Coldplay warbled meaningful ballads from the off. For this moment you just put the grumbling in order that the 'Grey's' episodes with pop music are originally named after the song titles, for example 'The First Cut is the Deepest'. ” - Peer Schader
  • “Pro7 prescribed youthful lightheartedness: Grey's Anatomy. The fact that the five thirtysomethings work as interns at Seattle Grace Hospital is ultimately irrelevant. It's about relationships, sex drive, and ambition, like any good soap opera; the patients provide the keywords for cool appearances in surgeon green. The series is 'Sex and the City' on the ward. Medicine not for sick, needy viewers, but as a hip career option for yuppies. ” - Katja Werner
  • “While the ER fan could do a tracheal incision blindly after 12 seasons, with 'Grey's Anatomy' you learn to ponder about life itself with the sometimes annoying voiceover of title hero Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo). Compared to her colleagues, like the wonderfully bitchy Asian nerd Cristina (Sandra Oh), the main character remains strangely inconspicuous and pale. ” - Sandra Fomferek


Actually intended as a gap filler, Grey's Anatomy was the second most successful series start of the television season in 2005 and is currently one of the most successful series in the USA, which is also reflected in the large number of awards and nominations.



  • 2006
    • Best casting for a television series: Linda Lowy, John Brace
  • 2007
  • 2010
    • Best makeup for a series (dying is not easy)
  • 2011

Golden Globe

  • 2006
    • Best Supporting Actress in a Series: Sandra Oh
  • 2007
    • Best series - drama

Screen Actors Guild Award

  • 2006
    • Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Sandra Oh
  • 2007
    • Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Chandra Wilson
    • Best Acting Company - Drama



  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
    • Best Special Effects in a TV Drama Series (Walk On Water)
    • Best casting for a television drama series: Linda Lowy, John Brace
    • Best TV Drama Series
    • Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama Series: TR Knight
    • Best Guest Actress in a TV Drama Series: Kate Burton , Elizabeth Reaser
    • Best prosthetic make-up for a series, a miniseries, a film or a special (everything according to plan)
  • 2008
  • 2009
    • Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama Series: Sandra Oh , Chandra Wilson
    • Best Guest Actress in a TV Drama Series: Sharon Lawrence
    • Best prosthetic make-up for a series, a miniseries, a film or a special (The Man in the Forest)
    • Best makeup for a series (Once Upon a Time, Part 1 and Part 2)
  • 2010
    • Best prosthetic make-up for a series, a miniseries, a film or a special (How Intensive)
  • 2011
    • Best prosthetic make-up for a series, a miniseries, a film or a special (super freak)

Golden Globe

Screen Actors Guild Award

  • 2006
    • Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Patrick Dempsey
    • Best Acting Company - Drama
  • 2008
    • Best Acting Company - Drama

People's Choice Award

Further awards

  • DGA Award - 2 nominations (2006)
  • WGA Award - 2 nominations (2006), including 1 award
  • GLAAD Media Award - Outstanding Individual Episode for Where the Boys Are (2007)
  • Image Award 2009 - Award for Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Drama Series for Chandra Wilson

Web links

Commons : Grey's Anatomy  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. In the English original Susan Gray
  2. a b German synchronous index , accessed on May 1, 2009

Individual evidence

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