Season 5 Episodes

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Now or Never (2)

Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/13/2009
Watch Online NOW! In the second part of the two hour season finale, George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie's friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery.
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Here's To The Future (1)

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/13/2009
In the first part of the two hour season finale, Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace.
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What a Difference a Day Makes

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/7/2009
As Meredith, Derek and all of their friends prepare for the big wedding, a group of college students, injured in a car crash as they were heading to their graduation ceremony, is admitted to the ER.
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No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/30/2009
As preparations continue for Meredith and Derek's wedding, Izzie receives a surprise hospital visit from her handful-of-a-mother, Robbie.
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Sweet Surrender

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/23/2009
As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and Meredith's wedding.
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Elevator Love Letter

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/26/2009
All eyes are on Derek as he is set to perform his first surgery after his breakdown; attention is also set on Izzie, whose medical condition requires her to undergo a difficult surgery; and Owen has another PTSD episode that injures Cristina and traumatizes both of them, throwing the future of their relationship into question.
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Stand By Me

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/19/2009
After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him.
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I Will Follow You Into The Dark

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/12/2009
Derek decides to quit after learning that more of his patients have died than survived; Izzie's interns make an unsettling discovery about "Patient X.
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An Honest Mistake

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/20/2009
Derek's confidence is shaken like never before as he faces off with Addison over what course is best for their dying pregnant patient; Cristina calls the abilities of a renown surgeon into question after she botches a standard procedure; and Bailey, who has decided to pursue a fellowship in Pediatrics, is appalled by the Chief's less-than-stellar recommendation letter.
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Before and After

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/12/2009
Addison, Naomi and Sam rush the ailing Archer to Seattle Grace and reunite with old friends Derek and Mark to help save his life; meanwhile, Izzie employs her fellow doctors in a medical game designed to help teach the interns, and Owen runs into a significant someone from his past
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Beat Your Heart Out

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/5/2009
Now that Derek has the engagement ring, he searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith, as Lexie demands that Mark go public with their relationship, and Bailey, encouraged by her work on recent cases and by Dr.
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Stairway to Heaven

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/22/2009
Bailey grows desperate as a patient's condition becomes more and more dire. Everyone in the hospital is stepping up to try to find the boy a new organ donor, including Meredith, who considers a death row patient's wish to die before execution.
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Sympathy For The Devil

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/15/2009
Derek's mother, Carolyn, makes a surprise visit to Seattle and meets Meredith for the first time, as Mark tries to conceal his relationship with Lexie from her as well; meanwhile, death row inmate William wishes to donate his organs to Bailey and Arizona's patient, as Owen and Cristina try to go on their first date.
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Wish You Were Here

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/8/2009
Bailey teams with Seattle Grace's new pediatric surgeon, Dr. Arizona Robbins, to save the life of a young patient near and dear to her heart, as the admittance of a death row inmate at the hospital stirs anger in Derek and further erodes Meredith and Cristina's friendship; meanwhile, Callie and Sloan work as a team to fight their respective attractions to Sadie and Lexie, and Izzie tells Alex that she's seeing Denny.
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All By Myself

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/4/2008
Cristina is awarded the first solo surgery among the residents, but she is forced to give it up and choose her replacement; Lexie is impressed when Mark performs a cutting-edge procedure; Callie doesn't know if Sadie is friendly or flirtatious.
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In the Midnight Hour

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/20/2008
Meredith, Cristina and Bailey come to Lexie and Sadie's rescue when a routine surgery goes horribly wrong, as Owen and Derek treat a man seriously injured while sleepwalking and Mark comforts the sleepwalker's distraught daughter.
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These Ties That Bind

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/13/2008
One of Meredith's oldest friends, Sadie, becomes an intern at Seattle Grace, but Mer's friends are less-than-welcoming to her.
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Rise Up

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/6/2008
The Chief tells the residents that one of them will get a solo surgery, and a competitive frenzy ensues; Derek asks Bailey for advice when he feels that Cristina is coming between him and Meredith; Erica discovers a shocking connection between one of her r .
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Life During Wartime

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/30/2008
The chief gives Bailey new power and responsibility. He also gives her a very difficult surgical assignment: remove a girl's inoperable tumor.
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There’s No ‘I’ In Team

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/23/2008
Bailey heads up a "domino procedure" in which each surgery hinges on the one preceding it. Meanwhile, Derek gets sole credit for the brain-tumor study he did with Meredith; Lexie tries to get George to notice her romantically; and Sloan counsels a desperate Callie in the ways of love.
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Brave New World

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/16/2008
. Meredith gets upset when Derek finds her mother's diary; Callie worries about her first "official" date with Erica; and Cristina discovers a part of the hospital that neither she nor her fellow residents had seen before.
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Here Comes the Flood

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/9/2008
When the plumbing springs a leak, chaos breaks out at Seattle Grace as the Chief tries to put in place new teaching methods.
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Here Comes The Flood

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/9/2008
Alex is offended when Izzie talks about how great a man Alex is to Meredith. Derek is stabbed with the scalpel in the palm of his hand by Rose, while the Chief is stunned over Mercy West's increase in the number of patients, a deadly ice storm ravages Seattle.
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Dream a Little Dream of Me

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/25/2008
As Meredith and Derek begin to find that their "happily ever after" is anything but easy, Cristina develops a crush on a military doctor who brings in a trauma patient.