Season 5

The fifth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes, commenced airing on American Broadcasting Company in the United States on September 25, 2008 and concluded on May 14, 2009 with twenty-four aired episodes. The season follows the story of a group of surgeons as they go through their residency, while they also deal with the personal challenges and relationships with their mentors. Season five had thirteen series regulars with twelve of them returning from the previous season. The season aired in the Thursday night timeslot at 9:00 pm. The season was officially released on DVD as seven-disc boxset under the title of Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season – More Moments on September 9, 2009 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Season episodes list 5

S05E01

S05E01 : Dream a Little Dream of Me (1) 8.45/10 (aired on 09/25/2008)

As Meredith and Derek begin to find that their "happily ever after" is anything but easy, Cristina…
S05E02

S05E02 : Dream a Little Dream of Me (2) 8.44/10 (aired on 09/25/2008)

Alex is offended when Izzie talks about how great a man Alex is to Meredith. Derek is stabbed with…
S05E03

S05E03 : Here Comes the Flood 8.23/10 (aired on 10/09/2008)

When the plumbing springs a leak, chaos breaks out at Seattle Grace as the Chief tries to put in…
S05E04

S05E04 : Brave New World 8.23/10 (aired on 10/16/2008)

Meredith is sent into a state of panic when Derek finds her mother's diary in the house. Meanwhile,…
S05E05

S05E05 : There's No 'I' In Team 8.33/10 (aired on 10/23/2008)

Bailey heads up a "domino procedure" in which each surgery hinges on the one preceding it.…
S05E06

S05E06 : Life During Wartime 8.42/10 (aired on 10/30/2008)

The chief gives Bailey new power and responsibility. He also gives her a very difficult surgical…
S05E07

S05E07 : Rise Up 8.31/10 (aired on 11/06/2008)

When the Chief makes an announcement that a solo surgery is up as an award, the residents are sent…
S05E08

S05E08 : These Ties That Bind 7.86/10 (aired on 11/13/2008)

One of Meredith's oldest friends, Sadie, becomes an intern at Seattle Grace, but Mer's friends are…
S05E09

S05E09 : In the Midnight Hour 8.24/10 (aired on 11/20/2008)

Meredith, Cristina and Bailey come to Lexie and Sadie's rescue when a routine surgery goes horribly…
S05E10

S05E10 : All By Myself 8.33/10 (aired on 12/04/2008)

Cristina is awarded the first solo surgery among the residents, but she is forced to give it up and…
S05E11

S05E11 : Wish You Were Here 8.31/10 (aired on 01/08/2009)

Bailey teams with Seattle Grace's new pediatric surgeon, Dr. Arizona Robbins, to save the life of a…
S05E12

S05E12 : Sympathy for the Devil 8.62/10 (aired on 01/15/2009)

Derek's mother, Carolyn, makes a surprise visit to Seattle and meets Meredith for the first time,…
S05E13

S05E13 : Stairway to Heaven 8.92/10 (aired on 01/22/2009)

Bailey grows desperate as a patient's condition becomes more and more dire. Everyone in the…
S05E14

S05E14 : Beat Your Heart Out 8.42/10 (aired on 02/05/2009)

Now that Derek has the engagement ring, he searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith, as…
S05E15

S05E15 : Before and After 8.32/10 (aired on 02/12/2009)

Addison, Naomi and Sam rush the ailing Archer to Seattle Grace and reunite with old friends Derek…
S05E16

S05E16 : An Honest Mistake 8.51/10 (aired on 02/19/2009)

Derek's confidence is shaken like never before as he faces off with Addison over what course is…
S05E17

S05E17 : I Will Follow You Into the Dark 8.61/10 (aired on 03/12/2009)

Derek decides to quit after learning that more of his patients have died than survived; Izzie's…
S05E18

S05E18 : Stand by Me 8.82/10 (aired on 03/19/2009)

After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the…
S05E19

S05E19 : Elevator Love Letter 8.82/10 (aired on 03/26/2009)

All eyes are on Derek as he is set to perform his first surgery after his breakdown; attention is…
S05E20

S05E20 : Sweet Surrender 8.5/10 (aired on 04/23/2009)

As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and…
S05E21

S05E21 : No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance) 8.41/10 (aired on 04/30/2009)

As preparations continue for Meredith and Derek's wedding, Izzie receives a surprise hospital visit…
S05E22

S05E22 : What a Difference a Day Makes 9.1/10 (aired on 05/07/2009)

As Meredith, Derek and all of their friends prepare for the big wedding, a group of college…
S05E23

S05E23 : Here's to Future Days 8.8/10 (aired on 05/14/2009)

In the first part of the two hour season finale, Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and…
S05E24

S05E24 : Now or Never 9.46/10 (aired on 05/14/2009)

In the second part of the two hour season finale, George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending…