Stand By Me

Season 5, Episode 18 -  Air Date: 3/19/2009
4 Ratings

Synopsis

After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark attempts a rare face transplant surgery. Cristina, at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends, and Izzie does her best to keep her medical condition a secret.

Grey‘s Anatomy: Episode 5.18 "Stand By Me" Recap (Page 1/4)

A lot happens in this episode of Grey‘s Anatomy. Seriously. This episode finally advances many of the plots that have been unfolding, painfully slowly, throughout this season. I almost wish that this one episode could have taken the place of the months of filler that we have been getting, but I suppose that would be asking too much of the writers.Anyway, back to tonight. There‘s a big, huge, career-making surgery going on. Sloan (Eric Dane) is actually going to transplant a guy‘s face. The patients name is David Young, but all the doctors call him Blowhole behind his back. Much of his face is pretty much gone. He has a big hole where his nose should be, and he has no skin around his mouth. He looks like Harvey Two-Face. Mark is going to attempt a 70 percent transplant of his face. Alex (
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