||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 The men of Seattle Grace take to the great outdoors for a camping trip while McSteamy stays behind to work and flirt with Meredith. Derekâ€™s dreams of a relaxing camping trip are obliterated when Burke invites the Chief, George, Alex, Joe (of Joeâ€™s Bar) and Walter along. The Chief has an eye-opening moment when he realizes Joe and Walter are a couple. George also learns a few new things. While fishing, he notices Burkeâ€™s shaky hand. Then Alex tells him that Callie is sleeping with Sloan. As we all know, themâ€™s fightinâ€™ words! George and Alex are determined to brawl. The Chief doesnâ€™t want them to ruin their surgical careers, so he makes them partake in an openhanded slap fight. Letâ€™s just say it wasnâ€™t Ali-Foreman. When Alex and George wrestle, they knock down Walter, who smashes his head on a rock. Who knew fishing was such a violent sport? Walter is fine but needs stitches. Burke is able to patch him up without issue. But George knows something is up. Burke later tells George his standards are too high. He thinks Burke is talking about his relationship with Callie. We think Burke is talking about Georgeâ€™s hero-worship toward him. Think weâ€™re overanalyzing? Mark has scheduled a gender reassignment surgery for Daniel (who now goes by Donna). Donnaâ€™s wife, Vicky, is supportive until they discover the hormones Donna has been taking gave her breast cancer. Donna still wants the operation even though it might kill her. This is almost too much for Vicky. But Donna is her husband and her best friend. She says, â€œYou donâ€™t abandon someone just because thereâ€™s baggage.â€ It always seems to take a patientâ€™s situation to smack some sense into those Seattle Grace surgeons, doesnâ€™t it? Chalk up one more revelation, as this exchange has Meredith rethinking her relationship with McDreamy.