||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 advises Cristina to be funny during her Harper Avery acceptance speech. Thatâ€™s a tall order given the subject matter of the work sheâ€™s doing for others. Speaking of her patients, the parents in family with the three kids with heart issues are fighting with each other nonstop. They canâ€™t see how much they are hurting their children. Cristina can. She sends the parents away so she can practice her speech while playing Jenga with the kids. All game-playing comes to an end when Ivy starts rejecting her heart. Cristina does a biopsy on Ivy. While doing so, she lets Owen that sheâ€™d prefer to go to her award ceremony in Boston alone. Elsewhere, Alex discovers that Frankie is also having heart issues. With a little help from Bradenâ€™s hide-and-seek car cam, he finds her passed out on the floor. Sheâ€™s in heart failure. Cristina may miss her flight. All three kids are put on the heart transplant list. John, the dad, has no idea this is happening. When he finally returns, he and his wife remember how much they love each other. Richard cons Meredith into pulling an all-nighter to monitor a gastric bypass patient. That means Derek has to deal with the kids. It wonâ€™t be easy since heâ€™s overwhelmed with his Washington gig along with his daily duties at the hospital. He gets the second years to bail on karaoke night (Ben was bailing anyway to drink warm milk) in order to scrub in with him on a late-night life-saving surgery. When Leah makes a mistake, Derek angrily tells everyone to be quiet while he works. Meredith must do an emergency surgery on her bypass patient while trying to find out who has her kids. She knows itâ€™s not Derek. Heâ€™s still working at the hospital. As it turns out, Callie and Arizona canceled their date night to watch the MerDer munchkins. This leads to a discussion about who is having their next baby. They decide to flip a coin until Arizona decides she doesnâ€™t want to do it. They never do see who won the toss.