Season 3

The third season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, commenced airing on the American Broadcasting Company on September 21, 2006, and concluded on May 17, 2007. The season was produced by Touchstone Television, in association with Shondaland Production Company and The Mark Gordon Company, the showrunner being Shonda Rhimes. Actors Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, and T.R. Knight reprised their roles as surgical interns Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens, Alex Karev, and George O'Malley, respectively, continuing their expansive storylines as focal points throughout the season. Previous main cast members Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr., Kate Walsh, Isaiah Washington, and Patrick Dempsey also returned, while previous guest stars Sara Ramirez and Eric Dane were promoted to series regulars, following the extension of their contracts. The season followed the continuation of the surgical residency of five young interns, as they experience the demands of the competitive field of medicine, which becomes defining in their personal evolution. Although set in fictional Seattle Grace Hospital, located in Seattle, Washington, filming primarily occurred in Los Angeles, California. Whereas the first season mainly focused on the impact the surgical field has on the main characters, and the second one provided a detailed perspective on the physicians' private lives, the third season deals with the tough challenges brought by the last phase of the surgeons' internship, combining the professional motif emphasized in the first season, with the complex personal background used in the second. Through the season, several new storylines are introduced, including the arrival of Dane's character, Dr. Mark Sloan, conceived and introduced as an antagonizing presence.

Season episodes list 3

S03E01

S03E01 : Time Has Come Today 8.56/10 (aired on 09/21/2006)

Meredith must make an important choice about which path she wants to follow to determine the future…
S03E02

S03E02 : I Am a Tree 8.45/10 (aired on 09/28/2006)

Cristina meets Burke's parents, the interns try to get Izzie's job back, and Addison takes a day…
S03E03

S03E03 : Sometimes a Fantasy 8.46/10 (aired on 10/05/2006)

The staff tries to prevent a patient from getting an elective surgery. Cristina tries to help…
S03E04

S03E04 : What I Am 8.46/10 (aired on 10/12/2006)

Shawn Sullivan, a car salesman who just had surgery, wants to get back to his routine so he doesn't…
S03E05

S03E05 : Oh, The Guilt 8.37/10 (aired on 10/19/2006)

Derek learns one of Addison's secrets. Bailey talks about motherhood and depression to a mother who…
S03E06

S03E06 : Let The Angels Commit 8.45/10 (aired on 11/02/2006)

Cristina gets to scrub in on a rare surgery which incites envy. Alex questions his future in…
S03E07

S03E07 : Where the Boys Are 8.37/10 (aired on 11/09/2006)

The men of Seattle Grace go on a camping trip together, Addison and Callie must team up to work on…
S03E08

S03E08 : Staring at the Sun 8.27/10 (aired on 11/16/2006)

George's father has a serious heart problem that requires surgery and George chooses Burke to do…
S03E09

S03E09 : From a Whisper to a Scream 8.66/10 (aired on 11/23/2006)

A traumatic car accident fills the ER. Izzie pushes the boundaries of her probation. Cristina has a…
S03E10

S03E10 : Don't Stand So Close to Me 8.36/10 (aired on 11/30/2006)

Recent events strain Burke and Cristina's relationship. Mark and Derek must work together when two…
S03E11

S03E11 : Six Days (1) 8.36/10 (aired on 01/11/2007)

Meredith discovers that Derek has a problem sleeping while her father comes to visit the hospital.…
S03E12

S03E12 : Six Days (2) 8.67/10 (aired on 01/18/2007)

Cristina and Burke continue to play Uncle until one of them gives in. Derek and Meredith are…
S03E13

S03E13 : Great Expectations 8.56/10 (aired on 01/25/2007)

George has become a sex machine. Dr. Bailey has the idea of opening a free clinic. A doctor at…
S03E14

S03E14 : Wishin and Hopin 8.74/10 (aired on 02/01/2007)

The chief's announcement of his retirement sparks competition between Derek, Burke, Addison, and…
S03E15

S03E15 : Walk On Water 9.06/10 (aired on 02/08/2007)

The staff is trying to deal with antsy patients while dealing with a major disaster when a cargo…
S03E16

S03E16 : Drowning on Dry Land 9.16/10 (aired on 02/15/2007)

Almost everyone searches for Meredith while they ponder her place in the world. Addison considers…
S03E17

S03E17 : Some Kind of Miracle 8.68/10 (aired on 02/22/2007)

Everyone is pushing for Meredith to survive, or in this case to be revived. People are still…
S03E18

S03E18 : Scars and Souvenirs 8.56/10 (aired on 03/15/2007)

Alex grows closer to Jane Doe as he continues to work on her case. Helen Crawford flies into…
S03E19

S03E19 : My Favorite Mistake 8.47/10 (aired on 03/15/2007)

Callie's father comes to Seattle Grace and meets George, the hospital starts interviewing…
S03E20

S03E20 : Time After Time 8.37/10 (aired on 04/19/2007)

Colin Marlow continues to try to get in the way of Cristina and Burke's relationship. The daughter…
S03E21

S03E21 : Desire 8.46/10 (aired on 04/26/2007)

The attendings vie to be Chief. Two people who haven't slept together before, will. McSteamy's…
S03E22

S03E22 : The Other Side of This Life (1) 6.81/10 (aired on 05/03/2007)

Meredith works on her relationship with Susan and Thatcher. Cristina has to deal with her mother…
S03E23

S03E23 : The Other Side of This Life (2) 7.01/10 (aired on 05/03/2007)

Meredith works on her relationship with Susan and Thatcher. Cristina has to deal with her mother…
S03E24

S03E24 : Testing 1-2-3 8.66/10 (aired on 05/10/2007)

The interns finally take their first year medical exams, the biggest test of their careers, and one…
S03E25

S03E25 : Didn't We Almost Have It All? 8.98/10 (aired on 05/17/2007)

Callie and George make a big decision. A successor to Chief Webber is named. A man named Jeff Pope…