||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 Owen is choking the life out of Cristina! Heâ€™s trapped in some sort of nightmare triggered by the spinning blades of her ceiling fan. Cristina is frantically trying to break free but Owen is too strong. Callie hears the commotion and rushes into the room. Only then does Owen break his grip. Callie calls Meredith. The two of them care for Cristina. Owen can only pace and apologize over and over. Cristina hugs him and tells him itâ€™s okay. Meredith and Callie are stunned. Itâ€™s not okay. Derek shows up at Meredith’s the next morning and wordlessly presents her with the engagement ring. Being perfectly honest, we werenâ€™t blown away by this rather lackluster proposal. Derek could have at least shaved! Meredith turns him down, telling him, â€œTodayâ€™s about Izzie.â€ Bailey tells Meredith, Cristina and Alex to be there for Izzie as her friends, not as doctors. But Izzie shoos them away. She wants them to work. They do. But they canâ€™t stop thinking about their sick friend. George is especially hurting. He canâ€™t believe he was the last to find out about Izzieâ€™s illness. He asks Bailey for plenty of work that doesnâ€™t involve Izzie. Alex also keeps busy by making his â€œcontributionâ€ to Izzieâ€™s frozen eggs. This course of action to increases the odds should they want to have kids someday. Alex confesses, â€œThis isnâ€™t how Izzie and I were supposed to make a baby.â€ We know, Alex. We know. Owen has another scary episode on the hospital rooftop when a trauma case arrives via helicopter. The chopper blades (like the ceiling fan blades) elicit horrific memories from the war. Derek witnesses Owenâ€™s meltdown and confronts him about his post-traumatic stress disorder. Owen refuses Derekâ€™s help, but does try to break up with Cristina. This time she refuses him. She also ignores Meredith when she confronts her about Owen.