||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 The boards are over. The fifth years are physically and emotionally spent. No one has any idea how they did. Catherine lets Richard know that at least one resident from Seattle Grace Mercy West has failed. The question isâ€¦ WHO? We jump back in time to observe some of the sessions. Cristina is beyond fidgety thanks to the plodding pace set by her elderly inquisitor. Meredith is still trying to keep from vomiting thanks to her lingering stomach flu. Jackson is still trying to process the fact that his mom slept with Richard. April is still trying to process the fact that she slept with Jackson. As for Alex, he’s still trying to get to an exam that’s already started. Alex finally arrives to learn that he’s already failed the first of the three sessions. That means he needs perfect scores in the remaining two. Speaking of being perfect, April demands that she have all the information on a case from her questioners even though it’s time to move on. She’s sweating up a storm, as evidenced by all the moisture seeping through her shirt. Jackson continues to have mommy issues. As for Cristina and Meredith, one is trying to contain her rage while the other is trying not to lose her lunch. In random news, Bailey is asked to woo some snooty possible replacement residents just in case they lose anyone after the boards. Derek is told to use metaphors whenever anyone asks him for advice. He takes this approach with Meredith when she calls with fears that she’s failing her boards. Believe it or not, his cryptic answer invigorates his wife. Richard and Catherine make plans to meet up at a future medical conference. In one final random tidbit, Julia blurts out that she and Mark should have a baby. Oh boy. Or girl!