||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 Seattle Grace Hospital is overrun with secrets, sex and syphilis. Cristina Yang puts it perfectly, â€œThe only thing that spreads faster than disease is gossip.â€ Everyone has a secret. There are secret phone calls, secret lovers, secret surgeries and the biggest secret of allâ€”a secret spouse. George asks Alex to take a look at this strange rash he has. Itâ€™s syphilis. Yes, syphilis. Of all people, we did not expect George. Alex maybe, but definitely not George. The only person George has been with is Olivia, the nurse heâ€™s been dating. Cristina dubs him Syph Boy and the name catches on FAST. Chief Webber has a brush with a surgeonâ€™s greatest fearsâ€”losing his eyesight. He swears McDreamy to secrecy about removing his eye tumor. Heâ€™s afraid of the vultures ready to swoop in and take his position. They wonâ€™t know if his eyesight will recover â€˜til he wakes up. George isnâ€™t the only one with syph. Thereâ€™s a major outbreak at Seattle Grace Hospital which means they are all sleeping together. The staff giggles through a safe sex class just like in high school. And they all have to get tested. Câ€™mon itâ€™s funnyâ€”that is if you donâ€™t… Burkeâ€™s oldest friend needs a biopsy of a mass in his bladder. Alex jokes that it looks like an ovary. Burke says, â€œThis is one of my oldest friends. You better take this seriously.â€ We want Burke as our friend. Heâ€™d have our backs. George comes in with the test resultsâ€”that mass, itâ€™s an ovary. But that is just minor compared to what they discover later! Cristina & Izzieâ€™s patient dies unexpectedly. They do not want to be called the next 007â€™s. They try to get the family to agree to an autopsy but the family is adamantly against it. They do it anyways and get caught by Bailey. She comes down on them harder than weâ€™ve ever seen but for good reasonâ€”not only is it unethical but illegal.