||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 and Derek are exhausted as they try to balance work and family life. Thankfully, they have Callie around to help out. Meredith wants to take the liver part of a heart-liver surgery Cristina is doing. Bailey is ticked because she wants in on the surgery. She accuses Mer of being a liver thief. No formal charges have been filed though. Anyway, Meredith needs to get up to speed on the latest procedures, but also needs to keep her promise of a tea party later with Zola. Things get a little crazy when her daughter bangs her head in daycare. Meredith has to deal with the situation, as Derek is busy doing his doctor thing in front of an audience. Stephanie buys a snazzy new shirt in the hopes of impressing Jacksonâ€™s mom. Unfortunately, her new top is halfway off as she straddles Jackson in an on-call room just as Catherine walks in. So much for making a good first impression. On the work front, Stephanie treats a man who has been stung by hornets on his penis. It happens. Stephanie is at a loss on how to treat him. She needs a consultation from Catherine, who determines the man stuck his penis into a hornetâ€™s nest on purpose. Again, it happens. Richard is recovering nicely according to Bailey. Catherine, however, has concerns. She feels he should have progressed more my now. She fears Richard may be depressed. Catherine wants him to come home with her because she wonâ€™t coddle him like the doctors do at the hospital. Richard has other ideas. He orders Leah to buck up and treat him aggressively. He also lets Catherine know that even if he stays in the hospital, she still has him. As for Stephanie, her patientâ€™s wife lets her know that her husband likes pain sometimes. Itâ€™s just one thing. It doesnâ€™t define him completely. Stephanie uses this logic on Catherine and it works.