• Episide Count: 9
  • Previous Season: N/A
  • Next Season: Season 2
  • Run = March 27, 2005 - May 22, 2005

The first season of Grey's Anatomy premiered March 27, 2005 and ended May 22, 2005. It was broadcast on Sunday nights at 10 PM on ABC. The season consists of 9 episodes, although it was originally planned to contain 14 episodes, but was shortened by ABC to end the series together with Desperate Housewives. The episode Bring the Pain was planned as the original season finale.


The season chronicles the first few months of the internship program and the day-to-day life of a surgical intern.

  • Meredith's battle to keep her mother's Alzheimer's disease a secret.
  • The attraction of Meredith to Derek Shepherd.
  • George's infatuation with Meredith
  • Izzie dealing with the criticism of being a former model
  • Cristina's relationship with Burke and her miscarriage.
  • A power struggle between Dr. Burke and Dr. Shepherd in the hospital.

The season's end introduces Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd, Derek's estranged wife, although for other areas where the season was aired, Meredith waiting (Season 2, Episode 5) was the season finale instead.


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Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This season served as a mid-season replacement for Boston Legal.
  • All voice overs of this season are narrated by Meredith Grey, making it the only season in which she narrates them all.
  • This is the only season not to premiere in September, due to it being a mid-season replacement.
  • A common mistake in the first season is that the attending surgeons often do procedures that are not part of their field of specialty, such as general surgeons operating on lungs.
  • Season one wrapped on March 28, 2005, the day after the series premiered on television.
  • All main characters appear in every episode, except for Richard Webber, who's absent for three episodes.

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