Best Grey’s Anatomy Episodes From Every Season – Part 1 (Season 1 – 5)
Grey’s Anatomy, in its 16-season run, has taken us through many things from plane crashes to shootings to storms, to roller coaster disasters, and not to forget the fascinating passion between the residents and heart-wrenching break-ups. The audience has spent more than a decade-and-a-half immersed in this workplace drama filled with medical mysteries and the most horrifying disasters one could ever imagine.
Since the very first episode “A Hard Day’s Night” that had the perfect mix of character introductions, fund and entertainment, along with a passionate one-night-stand for Meredith Grey, and the budding friendship between the Seattle Grace Mercy West/Grey Sloan Memorial, the show has never ceased to amaze the audience, making it one of the favorites.
The last season had to end abruptly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with fans getting a finale, which was just another normal episode. And since, it’s not clear as to when the production will began for the next season, let’s take a look at some of the best episodes that stood out in each and every season till date, which will be apt for binge-watching. However, if you are die-hard “Grey’s Anatomy” fan, you may not be able to stop with just a few.
“Who’s Zooming Who?” (Season 1, Episode 9)
With Season 1, the show was still finding its bearings, improving character’s likability and their separate story arc. But still, there are a number of episodes from the particular season which fans may never forget. Obviously, the pilot episode of “A Hard Day’s Night” is one among them, with “Shake Your Groove Thing,” also in the list. But, the most important episode with a totally unexpected twist that kind of changed the show’s main storyline was the Episode 9 – “Who’s Zooming Who?” Especially the epic moment when Addison Shepherd showed up and delivered the one-line “And you must be the woman who’s been screwing my husband?” to Meredith, is definitely one that fans will never forget.
“It’s the End of the World” & “As We Know It” (Season 2, Episode 16 & 17)
Grey’s Anatomy, right from the start, created its own style and way of shaping the medical drama. One such is the two-part or three-part story arcs. The Episode 16 & 17 of the Season 2, dealt with the famous bomb in the body cavity story, featuring the legendary guest star Kyle Chandler. It was one of the show’s first truly shocking and tense events, in which we see Meredith’s hand inside the chest of the patient, being the only thing stopping the bomb from exploding. The episode was in the special “Grey’s Anatomy” way exciting yet nerve-wracking.
Apart from these two, the season 2 also has some more memorable episodes like the Episode 5 “Bring the Pain,” in which Meredith utters the now infamous line “Pick me. Choose me. Love me,” to Derek.
Season 3’s Great Ferry Boat Accident – “Walk on Water” & “Drowning on Dry Land” & “Some Kind of Miracle” (Episode 15 & 16 & 17)
Dealing with disasters and accidents is one of the trademark’s of “Grey’s anatomy” and this three-episode arc is all about a ferry boat accident that had a influx of patients at the hospital. As if that was not enough, Meredith nearly drowns before being saved by none-other than Derek, and recovers from her almost dead state of hypothermia in these three episodes. Let’s just say, these three episodes had the fans counting down minutes before each episode was aired.
“Freedom: Part 2” (Season 4 Episode 17)
A case of boy encased in cement is enough to make the episode compelling, but add in every relationship milestones to the plot, from Callie and Erica sharing a kiss, Chief Webber getting back to his wife Adele, and the leads Derek and Meredith deciding on rekindling their romance. In simple words, this episode was just great and amazing on many levels.
“Elevator Love Letter” (Season 5, Episode 19)
Talk about trend setting, and this episode is one of the best in all time history of TV series. Getting married via Post-it note, sounded stranger, but was one of the most lovable scenes from “Grey’s Anatomy,” that has left the audience in awe for years. Not to forget the proposal of the decade with the CT scans’ of their patients, was totally out of the box, but still welcomed by the die-hard fans. Owen’s PTSD leading to a near death experience of Cristina, leading to their breakup, brings about another feeling of sadness.
The season also has another remarkable episode “Now or Never” which was the season’s finale that had George O’Malley killed, marking the end of one iteration, as the next season had new characters coming in, with new stories to be told.