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Grey's Anatomy - The Complete Second Season


Season Details
The second season aired Sunday, September 25, 2005, and ended on May 14 and May 15, 2006 with a three-hour finale spanning both nights. The first season had originally contained 14 episodes, representing ABC's original midseason order for the show. However, it was decided to end the season early because ABC executives wished for the show's first season to end with ABC's Desperate Housewives (which had the timeslot before Grey’s Anatomy for the first two seasons). Rather than condensing or throwing out plotlines, Grey’s Anatomy producers chose to end the first season with the ninth episode and save the following episodes for the second season. Episodes 10-14 were then held and broadcast as the first five episodes of Season 2. ABC ordered 22 episodes in addition to the five being carried over, bringing the total number of episodes for the second season to 27. Bring the Pain, which aired as the series' 14th episode, has been cited in series creator Shonda Rhimes' blog as having been originally intended as the first season finale.[7] The second season focuses on Meredith and Derek's relationship, which came to an abrupt halt when it was revealed that Derek is married to surgeon Addison Montgomery. Izzie and Alex embark on a relationship of their own (although cut short when Izzie falls for heart patient Denny Duquette), as do Cristina Yang and Preston Burke. Doctor Bailey becomes pregnant, and more is revealed about her personal life. On some of the weeks airing after its highly-watched February 5, 2006 post-Super Bowl episode, the program attracted more viewers than its lead-in, Desperate Housewives. Once the second season ended on May 15, 2006, the show had two previously recurring actors, Sarah Ramirez (Callie Torres) and Eric Dane (Mark Sloan), join the regular cast. The series' opening credit sequence was also dropped by the last half of the second season, replaced by a title card displayed at the end of the first act and credits displayed over the opening of the second act of each episode.



Grey's Anatomy Season 2 Episode Guide

Episode Description
#1Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
While Meredith and Cristina discuss their shortcomings at the Emerald City Bar, Joe the bartender collapses. Dr. Webber recovers from his surgery and asks George to be his 'eyes and ears'. Dr. Addison Shepherd arrives in Seattle to join her husband at the hospital, causing an explanation to Meredith.
#2Enough is Enough (No More Tears)
Mrs. Webber returns from vacation to help her husband recuperate from his surgery. George continues to be associated with nurse Olivia but still has a crush on Meredith. A car crash brings a family into the hospital which causes a liver transplant debate between the father and son. Dr. Bailey deals with an odd surgery.
#3Make Me Lose Control
Meredith's secrets are made painfully public when her mother is brought to Seattle Grace for a surgical procedure. Meanwhile, shocking news about Cristina’s health is brought out into the open.
#4Deny, Deny, Deny
As Cristina tries to recover, she proves to be a very difficult patient, and a visit from her mother doesn't improve her demeanor at all. Meredith's mother, Dr. Ellis Grey, has the hospital staff running in circles.
#5Bring the Pain
Meredith and Dr. Shepherd have to use more than medicine when a young Hmong woman’s traditional, religious father forbids her to have a life-saving operation. Meanwhile, George and Alex are forced to perform surgery under less than ideal conditions in an attempt to save a patient’s life. Derek must make a decision between Meredith and Addison.
#6Into You Like a Train
While Meredith nervously awaits Derek's decision, her angst is interrupted by a train crash that brings several seriously injured patients to the hospital, including Bonnie and Tom, a pair of passengers who’ve been impaled on a metal pole. Addison Shepherd sees great potential in Izzie, who must decide whether her loyalty as Meredith’s friend outweighs professional gain.
#7Something to Talk About
Cristina, Izzie, and Meredith aggressively pursue the case of Shane, a male patient who seems to have a hysterical pregnancy, which fascinates them and the entire medical staff; and a sheltered young patient inspires Alex to better express his feelings for Izzie.
#8Let It Be
Derek and Addison Shepherd’s professional relationship is challenged when their closest friends come to Seattle Grace seeking a radical, preemptive operation to avoid breast and ovarian cancer. Cristina and Dr. Burke go on a date.
#9Thanks for the Memories
The Thanksgiving holiday is more difficult for the interns and residents than any of them is willing to admit, as Izzie plans a big dinner at Meredith’s -- but it remains to be seen who among the invited guests will actually show up. Meanwhile, George endures the O’Malley tradition of hunting turkeys with his less-than-sophisticated family, and Meredith treats a patient who’s been in a vegetative state for 16 years.
#10Much too Much
Meredith is mortified when her “one night stand” shows up at the hospital suffering from priapism and needing medical attention. A patient carrying quintuplets is overwhelmed by numerous medical issues as she navigates her high-risk pregnancy. Alex begins to frustrate Izzie.
#11Owner of a Lonely Heart
Cristina Yang has little sympathy for a prison inmate who jeopardizes her health just to get out of solitary confinement. Meanwhile, the interns all keep careful watch on the family of premature quintuplets with a variety of serious health challenges.
#12Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
A young boy needs a heart transplant but doesn’t seem to want it, and his treatment causes Burke and Cristina to have philosophical differences. Meanwhile, when the interns rally to help Alex prepare to re-take his exam, Meredith has to remind Izzie of the true spirit of the Christmas holiday; and despite a reconciliation with his wife, Derek isn’t in a festive mood.
#13Begin the Begin
Izzie seems to be getting over Alex when she shares an undeniable chemistry with Denny Duquette, a patient who’s awaiting a heart transplant, and George treats Bex, a young intersex patient.
#14Tell Me Sweet Little Lies
The truth is in short supply as Meredith and Cristina lie to themselves and each other about the status of their relationships. George is given the unpleasant task of discharging an elderly patient who’s no longer sick, but refuses to leave the hospital; and Alex learns his fate after re-taking his medical exams.
#15Break on Through
The nurses at Seattle Grace Hospital go on strike, leaving the doctors to fend for themselves; Meredith’s mistake in treating an elderly patient is brought to light by the patient’s friends. Izzie reveals a cherished secret to a pregnant teen.
#16It's the End of the World
Meredith's fears that she is in for a bad day are realized when a medial case arrives at Seattle Grace that threatens the lives of everyone in the O.R..
#17(As We Know It)
Despite the best efforts of the Seattle Grace staff, the code black situation escalates. Dr. Bailey gives birth in the midst of the circumstances.
#18Yesterday
Someone from Derek and Addison’s past arrives in Seattle and shakes things up. Meanwhile, Burke learns about Cristina’s secret and, after a visit with her mother, Meredith looks into more of her family’s dirty laundry.
#19What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Meredith and George suddenly find themselves at odds at work. Meanwhile Bailey, although technically still on maternity leave, finds herself treating Addison for an unusual feminine issue, and Alex finds himself oddly jealous when Izzie pays more attention to Denny.
#20Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole
After Dr. Bailey is called into surgery, Cristina is forced to watch baby Tucker for the remainder of the day. Meanwhile, George and Meredith are still on the outs as she confides in Derek with her problem. Izzie continues to warm up to Denny who is having problems breathing. George meets a new friend.
#21Superstition
When a series of deaths occur at Seattle Grace, the uncanny events bring out the doctors' superstitious sides and make Izzie nervous about Denny's surgery. Meanwhile, Derek and Addison discuss making a more permanent living arrangement, and Richard treats a very special, old friend.
#22The Name of the Game
George begins to overstay his welcome at Burke's apartment; Meredith learns a secret about her father; Bailey worries her colleagues will not treat her the same now that she's a mother; and Alex gets a lesson in bedside manners.
#23Blues for Sister Someone
Izzie grills George about the personal details of his life, Addison takes Alex to task about a sensitive case, and Burke feels the pressure when he treats his musical hero.
#24Damage Case
The interns deal with a family involved in a car accident, Derek lets his emotions get the best of him, and Burke and Izzie make a new suggestion to Denny.
#2517 Seconds
Victims of a workplace shooting fill the ER as Derek and Addison's marital tensions come to a head and Burke, Alex and Izzie fight for a heart for Denny.
#26Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response
Izzie and George attend to Denny as the pressure increases to find him a new heart, Cristina suddenly finds herself in charge of a Trauma Room, Dr. Webber's niece is rushed to the emergency room from her prom and Derek grapples with the realization that the life of a friend is in his hands.
#27Losing My Religion
Dr. Webber goes into interrogation mode about Denny's condition. Callie confronts George about his feelings for her. Dr. Bailey forces the interns to throw a prom for Dr. Webber's niece. Meredith and Derek are forced to make a decision regarding their dog. A fight between the two results in a long awaited reunion.
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