The BEST Episodes of Grey's Anatomy
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.
#1 - Death and All His Friends
Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired May 20, 2010
Cristina and Meredith's surgical skills are put to the ultimate test.
#2 - Losing My Religion
Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired May 15, 2006
This episode is the second part of a two-hour season finale. Richard tries to get information from Addison about a family member's condition. Callie and George have a talk about his feelings. Meredith and Derek have a talk about Doc.
#3 - Sanctuary
Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired May 20, 2010
Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its' history.
#4 - Silent All These Years
Season 15 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 28, 2019
When a trauma patient arrives at Grey Sloan, it forces Jo to confront her past. Meanwhile, Bailey and Ben have to talk to Tuck about dating.
#5 - Cold as Ice
Season 14 - Episode 23 - Aired May 10, 2018
One of Grey Sloan Memorial’s own is seriously injured, making the team reflect on what is truly important to them. Meanwhile, Nicole Herman pays a visit to GSM and talks to Arizona about an exciting opportunity.
#6 - Now or Never
Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 14, 2009
In the second part of the two hour season finale, George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie's friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace's doctors together. This is the second hour of a 2-hour season finale.
#7 - It's the End of the World
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 5, 2006
An explosive case arrives at the O.R. that might endanger all the lives of the people working there, which leads Dr. Burke to declare a "Code Black" for the hospital. Bailey worries where her husband is as she is in labor. Also Izzie and Alex may be creating some heat.
#8 - All of Me
Season 14 - Episode 24 - Aired May 17, 2018
The doctors attend Alex and Jo’s wedding, and things do not go as planned. Meanwhile, the stress from the past year has taken a toll on Bailey, and she will re-evaluate some of her decisions.
#9 - Ring of Fire
Season 13 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 2017
In the season finale, the doctors' lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room. Alex must make a hard choice in his relationship with Jo while Meredith has some big news for Nathan that brings things to a turning point.
#10 - Family Affair
Season 12 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 2016
Meredith and Maggie support Amelia on an important day; Jo reveals that she has been keeping secrets from Alex while Arizona and Callie deal with the impact of their custody arrangement. Meanwhile, Ben leaps into action to help a friend.
#11 - Freedom (2)
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired May 22, 2008
A couple undergoes surgery. Derek and Meredith's clinical trial gets a second shot from a new patient. Izzie helps Alex. McSteamy hooks up with someone.
#12 - Fear (of the Unknown)
Season 10 - Episode 24 - Aired May 15, 2014
The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital bid an emotional farewell to the beloved Cristina Yang. A possible act of terrorism rocks Seattle and causes chaos at the hospital. Meanwhile, Meredith makes a life changing decision and one doctor receives shocking news.
#13 - As We Know It
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 12, 2006
Derek is still operating when he finds out about Meredith's current situation. Meredith is freaking out about her situation. Webber and Bailey are dealing with medical health issues. Cristina and Izzie have their own issues to deal with because of Meredith's situation. Addison freaks out when George tries to find a solution to Bailey's impromtu postponement. Overall, Seattle Grace Hospital is still under code black and the situation is getting worse.
#14 - My Shot
Season 16 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2019
Meredith faces the medical board as her future as a doctor remains uncertain, and she’s forced to reckon with her past in some challenging ways. Meanwhile, the interns are put to the test as they are each vying to be the most successful on their respective cases in the absence of some of the attendings.
#15 - True Colors
Season 13 - Episode 23 - Aired May 11, 2017
The doctors of Grey Sloan encounter a difficult case involving a dangerous patient. Meanwhile, Owen receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia to step up to support him, and Alex attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery.
#16 - Get Up, Stand Up
Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 12, 2013
On the day of April's wedding, the Grey Sloan Memorial doctors are all preoccupied with their own drama. Meredith and Cristina continue to argue about their research and careers, Bailey comes clean to Ben about her feelings regarding him moving back to Seattle, and Shane puts himself in a risky situation. Meanwhile, Derek gets a phone call that will change his life.
#17 - Perfect Storm
Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired May 16, 2013
Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital enters crisis mode as the storm rages, resources become scarce and patients flood in by the busload. Meanwhile, one of the doctors fights for their life.
#18 - Didn't We Almost Have It All?
Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired May 17, 2007
Callie and George make a big decision. A successor to Chief Webber is named. A man named Jeff Pope arrives. He is looking for his wife and newborn child. Cristina and Burke's wedding day has arrived and so have the interns first-year exam results.
#19 - 1-800-799-7233
Season 14 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 18, 2018
Jo finally faces her estranged, abusive husband Paul Stadler, while Grey Sloan continues to work with the FBI after a hacker has compromised the hospital’s computer system.
#20 - Out of Nowhere
Season 14 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2017
A hacker compromises the hospital’s computer system, causing monitors, phones, labs and patient files to all go down. As technology fails them, Bailey attempts to keep the peace but chaos erupts and the doctors are forced to get creative in their methods to treat the patients.
#21 - Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2017
After a roller coaster car falls off the track at the county fair, the doctors at Grey Sloan tend to patients who spark memories about ghosts from their past. The series 300th episode!
#22 - Drawn to the Blood
Season 15 - Episode 24 - Aired May 9, 2019
Alex tries desperately to save his patient Gus while he waits for a severely agoraphobic blood donor to arrive from London. Jo reveals to Meredith why she’s been so down, while Catherine and Bailey hold a meeting to get down to the bottom of an insurance issue. Meanwhile, Maggie and Jackson go camping.
#23 - Blowin' in the Wind
Season 15 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2018
Seattle is hit by a huge windstorm and Grey Sloan becomes inundated with patients; Alex and Jo are stuck at home and decide to make the best of it by having a second honeymoon; Meredith confronts Richard about getting his life back on track
#24 - It's All Too Much
Season 17 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 18, 2021
As traumas and pressure mount, Grey Sloan doctors try to find a path forward; Maggie gives Winston hospital privileges and they work together to treat an uneasy patient; Jo, Link and Jackson play an unconventional drinking game.
#25 - 17 Seconds
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired May 14, 2006
George and Derek work together, Denny still doesn't have a heart, and Meredith gets paired with Callie. A 12-week pregnant girl dies in the O.R. and her parents try to keep the baby alive. This causes tension between Derek and Addison. One doctor's overreaction unites two bickering patients. Finn is still treating Doc for medical problems.