||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 Meredith is thrown when Derek suggests it’s time to have a baby. She asks Alex’s advice, saying, « I had the worst mother in the world. I would be the worst mother in the world. » Alex’s brother Aaronâ€”the one no one ever knew he hadâ€”shows up unexpectedly, saying that Alex hasn’t been home in seven years. Oh, and Aaron has a bizarre growth on his belly button. It’s an umbilical hernia and he needs immediate surgery, but he doesn’t have any insurance. Fortunately, Alex gets Miranda to do the surgery pro bono. Mark tells Callie that he and Teddy had sex, boasting, « I blew her mind. » That’s pretty much the same thing Teddy tells Arizona, saying, « He’s a legend for a reason. He has skills I never even knew existed! » Meanwhile, Owen is still in his « dark place, » as Cristina calls it, and refusing to talk to her or go see Dr. Wyatt. During a surgery on a cop who survived a shoot-out but still has several Â « devastator » bullets inside her, Cristina sets one off accidentally and Owen chews her out.Â Teddy sees how upset Cristina is and advises her, « His triggers may never go away. He won’t go to therapy if you tell him to. Don’t ever tell him what to do. » As Miranda examines Aaron, he rattles off some surprising information about Alex, including the fact that he was in 17 different foster homes in five years. « My dad wasn’t a good guy, » Aaron explains, adding that his mom would sometimes forget to buy food, so Alex ended up in juvie when he was 11 because he stole food for the family. Aaron is shocked to find out, via Arizona, that Alex got married, as none of the Karevs have ever heard of Izzie. « You walk out on us, you walk out on your wife, like father, like son, » Aaron says accusingly to Alex before they both start throwing punches. « You hitting people too? You really did turn into dad, » he shouts.