Season 6

The sixth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, commenced airing on the American Broadcasting Company in the United States on September 24, 2009, and concluded on May 20, 2010. The season was produced by ABC Studios, in association with Shondaland Production Company and The Mark Gordon Company; the showrunner being Shonda Rhimes. Actors Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, and Justin Chambers reprised their roles as surgical residents Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens, and Alex Karev, respectively. Heigl was released from her contract in the middle of the season, while T.R. Knight did not appear as George O'Malley, because Knight was released from his contract at the conclusion of season five. Main cast members Patrick Dempsey, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr., Sara Ramirez, Eric Dane, Chyler Leigh, and Kevin McKidd also returned, while previous recurring star Jessica Capshaw was promoted to a series regular, and Kim Raver was given star billing after the commencement of the season. The season follows the story of surgical interns, residents and their competent mentors, as they experience the difficulties of the competitive careers they have chosen. It is set in the surgical wing of the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital, located in Seattle, Washington. A major storyline of the season is the characters adapting to change, as their beloved co-worker Stevens departed following the breakdown of her marriage, O'Malley died in the season premiere—following his being dragged by a bus, and new cardiothoracic surgeon Teddy Altman is given employment at the hospital. Further storylines include Shepherd being promoted to chief of surgery, Seattle Grace Hospital merging with the neighboring Mercy West —introducing several new doctors, and several physicians lives being placed into danger—when a grieving deceased patient's husband embarks on a shooting spree at the hospital, seeking revenge for his wife's death.

Season episodes list 6


S06E01 : Good Mourning 8.41/10 (aired on 09/24/2009)

The hospital staff is left to deal with the aftermath of George's passing. Hitting the staff hard,…

S06E02 : Goodbye 8.24/10 (aired on 09/24/2009)

Everyone is struggling after losing one of their own and are turning to any distraction they can…

S06E03 : I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me 7.85/10 (aired on 10/01/2009)

Several weeks after her near-death experience, a recovering Izzie returns to work. Meanwhile,…

S06E04 : Tainted Obligation 8.05/10 (aired on 10/08/2009)

When Meredith and Lexie's father, Thatcher, returns to the hospital with a failed liver, it's up to…

S06E05 : Invasion 8.22/10 (aired on 10/15/2009)

The residents of Seattle Grace and Mercy West vie for surgeries and their careers as day one of the…

S06E06 : I Saw What I Saw 8.92/10 (aired on 10/22/2009)

After a burn victim unexpectedly dies in the midst of a chaotic ER, the Chief and board member…

S06E07 : Give Peace a Chance 8.7/10 (aired on 10/29/2009)

When Isaac has an inoperable tumor wrapped around his spine, he wants Derek to do the impossible.…

S06E08 : Invest In Love 8.52/10 (aired on 11/05/2009)

A generous 25 million donation is offered to Seattle Grace by the parents of Arizonas 10-year-old…

S06E09 : New History 8.21/10 (aired on 11/12/2009)

Owen recruits Dr. Teddy Altman, a former Iraqi veteran, as the new cardiothoracic surgeon. …

S06E10 : Holidaze 8.02/10 (aired on 11/19/2009)

As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's pass, Miranda gets a visit from her father, William who…

S06E11 : Blink 8.19/10 (aired on 01/14/2010)

Mark flies Addison to Seattle to help with a difficult procedure on his pregnant daughter, Sloan,…

S06E12 : I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked 7.91/10 (aired on 01/21/2010)

After learning of Richard's drinking problem, Derek confronts him for the sake of his friend and…

S06E13 : State of Love and Trust 8.26/10 (aired on 02/04/2010)

As Derek begins his role as interim chief, he faces a potential lawsuit when Bailey and Meredith's…

S06E14 : Valentine's Day Massacre 8.18/10 (aired on 02/11/2010)

It's Valentine's Day, and the doctors must treat dozens of injured people after the roof collapses…

S06E15 : The Time Warp 8.78/10 (aired on 02/18/2010)

In his new role as Chief, Derek restores the hospital lecture series, and Richard, Bailey and…

S06E16 : Perfect Little Accident 8.16/10 (aired on 03/04/2010)

When famous surgeon Dr. Harper Avery is rushed to Seattle Grace-Mercy West, the staff is surprised…

S06E17 : Push 8/10 (aired on 03/11/2010)

A patient who needs an extremely difficult surgery comes to Seattle Grace, and it's Richard and…

S06E18 : Suicide Is Painless 8/10 (aired on 03/25/2010)

When Teddy's patient seeks to end treatment and her life, she turns to Hunt for help. The situation…

S06E19 : Sympathy for the Parents 8.13/10 (aired on 04/01/2010)

When Alex's younger brother, Aaron, shows up at Seattle Grace-Mercy West with a hernia, it's up to…

S06E20 : Hook, Line and Sinner 7.81/10 (aired on 04/29/2010)

Sloan returns to Mark's apartment, just as she's going into labor, and Teddy, Mark and the…

S06E21 : How Insensitive 8.13/10 (aired on 05/06/2010)

Bailey preps the team with mandatory sensitivity training prior to admitting a 700-pound patient…

S06E22 : Shiny Happy People 8.33/10 (aired on 05/13/2010)

An elderly patient admitted into the E.R. for a heart condition sees a familiar face, a long lost…

S06E23 : Sanctuary 9.62/10 (aired on 05/20/2010)

Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its' history.

S06E24 : Death and All His Friends 9.63/10 (aired on 05/20/2010)

Cristina and Meredith's surgical skills are put to the ultimate test.