||Rating:Â 7,7/10 (128,944 votes)
Stars:Â Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson,Â James Pickens Jr,Â Patrick Dempsey
Runtime: 60 min
Genre:Â Drama, Romance
Released:Â MarchÂ 27,Â 2005
|Pilot:Â Cristinaâ€™s secret is going to come out one way or another after the ER is overrun with traumas and George calls for someone other than Dr. Burke to operate on his dad. Okay, we were a bit freaked out by the opening montage. Cristina does the voiceover as scenes of her and Burke making love are intercut with shots of Cristina running down the hall, her surgical gown covered in blood. Things get even more intense once a dozen trauma victims flood the ER after an elderly driver plowed into the crowd at the fish market. A woman drenched in blood collapses in Addisonâ€™s arms. Sheâ€™s ten weeks pregnant and has a large shard of glass lodged in her heart. She needs surgery. Stat! Cristinaâ€™s world is spinning out of control as she helplessly watches Burke work on trauma victims without her. Sheâ€™s also worried that George is gonna spill their secret to the Chief. Burke tries to calm her by saying he hasnâ€™t had a hand tremor in a week. Cristina still wants them to get their stories straight once she hears the Chief wants to speak with Burke. Turns out Richard plans to retire. Heâ€™s recommending Burke take over as Chief of Surgery. For a guy who just got the best news of his career, we think Burke looks as though his dog just died. The guilt of his cover-up is getting to be too much. George doesnâ€™t want Burke to operate on his dad, so he arranges for Seattle Presbyterianâ€™s own Dr. Erica Hahn to serve as a consult on the case. Izzie innocently tells Georgeâ€™s folks that thereâ€™s no one better than Preston Burke when it comes to heart procedures. So, Mr. and Mrs. Oâ€™Malley overrule their baby boyâ€™s idea to have Dr. Hahn operate. They want Burke. George goes what weâ€™ll call restrained-ballistic on poor Izzie.