||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 A young boy is desperate need of a transplant and the only organ donor around is also a serial killer. And Meredith meets McMommy! Derekâ€™s mom, Carolyn (guest star Tyne Daly), comes to town. This has Meredith a bit of a nervous wreck. Izzie tells her she should just try to put on a chipper face. But what exactly makes for a chipper Meredith? Apparently, it involves things like ponytails, forced smiles and not really talking much. Yeah, itâ€™s as weird as it sounds. Merâ€™s change-for-the-chipper doesnâ€™t make the impression she was hoping for. Fortunately, sheâ€™s saved from a prolonged conversation with McMommy when she has to treat convicted murderer William Dunn. Who says thereâ€™s never a serial killer around when you need one? Miranda is fighting as hard as she can for Jackson, a little boy who desperately needs a liver transplant. Sheâ€™s fighting so hard that sheâ€™s getting on Arizonaâ€™s nerves. Finally, Dr. Robbins snaps. It comes out that William, the murderer, would be willing to donate his organs. Itâ€™s not an option despite him being a match. Luckily, another donor comes through for Jackson. But as the organ transplant is underway, Sadie sees a suspicious spot. The organs are no good. Jackson needs a new donor, and soon. Carolyn has known Mark Sloan ever since he was a little McSteamy, so it doesnâ€™t take her long to figure out that Mark is having a relationship with Lexie. Mark expects disapproval, but Carolyn says sheâ€™s happy for him. She tells him he needs a younger woman to compensate for his perpetual immaturity. Weâ€™re still not sure if thatâ€™s a compliment or not. Carolyn agrees not to tell Derek but warns Mark about keeping secrets from his friend. Was anyone else thinking â€œAddisonâ€ when she said that?