||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 Meredith Grey is fighting for her life! Her friends are doing everything they can to save her. But is she doing everything she can to save herself? The Chief, Bailey and Burke work feverishly to revive Meredith, but they canâ€™t get a heartbeat. Addison tells her friends to prepare themselves for the worst. Itâ€™s nothing anyone wants to hear (including us). Cristina takes it especially hard, leaving the hospital to go shopping at the 99-cents store. She then hits Joeâ€™s Bar, where she flaunts her new discount purchases while drinking. Burke shows up and says she should come back to the hospital to say goodbye to her friend. Weâ€™re not sure Cristina has the strength. We see Meredith in (what weâ€™re guessing is) the afterlife. Sheâ€™s hanging out with some deceased folks from her past. The ghostly roll call includes: Denny Duquette, Dylan (the blown-up bomb squad guy), Bonnie (the first patient who ever died on her), her momâ€™s old scrub nurse and her dead dog Doc. Meredith swears to Denny that she fought to survive in the water. But she later admits, that just for a moment, she thought â€œwhatâ€™s the point?â€ and gave up. Denny tells her she canâ€™t stay here. If she does, itâ€™ll break her friends, who have lost so much already. And Derek will be utterly devastated. Back in the real world, Derek goes off on Ellis Grey telling her she broke her daughter because nothing Meredith did was ever good enough. We know it wasnâ€™t the right thing to do. Ellis is a sick woman, and should be treated as such. But if the rant was cathartic for Derek, weâ€™re okay with that. Addison pulls him away telling him thereâ€™s still a chance for Meredith. He canâ€™t give up. Ellis crashes while Derek is still outside her room. He works to save her telling her she wonâ€™t die. Not today. Sadly, it will be today indeed.