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Season 1
Grey's Anatomy Season 1 Cast
Season Information
No. of Episodes 9
Original Run March 27, 2005 - May 22, 2005
DVD Releases
Region 1 February 14, 2006
Region 2 October 11, 2006
Region 4 April 26, 2006
Season Guide
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N/A Season 2

The first season of Grey's Anatomy premiered March 27, 2005 and ended May 22, 2005. It was broadcast on Sunday nights at 10 PM on ABC. The season consists of 9 episodes, although it was originally planned to contain 14 episodes, but was shortened by ABC to end the series together with Desperate Housewives. The episode Bring the Pain was planned as the original season finale.

Summary Edit

Meredith Grey, the daughter of the once-renowned surgeon Ellis Grey, becomes an intern at the Seattle Grace Hospital. She meets fellow interns Cristina Yang, Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, George O'Malley and Alex Karev who become her closest friends during the intern program. She finds herself working with renowned surgeons such as the heart surgeon Preston Burke and Richard Webber the chief of surgery and old friend of her mother. She finds herself working under her one night stand and famous neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd and working with her resident Dr. Miranda Bailey also known as The Nazi.

Plots Edit

The season chronicles the first few months of the internship program and the day-to-day life of a surgical intern.

  • Meredith's battle to keep her mother's Alzheimer's disease a secret.
  • The attraction of Meredith to Derek Shepherd.
  • George's infatuation with Meredith
  • Izzie dealing with the criticism of being a former model
  • Cristina's relationship with Burke and her miscarriage.
  • A power struggle between Dr. Burke and Dr. Shepherd in the hospital.

The season's end introduces Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd, Derek's estranged wife, although for other areas where the season was aired, Meredith waiting (Season 2, Episode 5) was the season finale instead.

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Recurring Guest Stars Edit

Prominent Guest Stars Edit

Recurring Co-Stars Edit

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • This season served as a mid-season replacement for Boston Legal.
  • All voice overs of this season are narrated by Meredith Grey, making it the only season in which she narrates them all.

Episodes Edit

Gallery Edit

DVD Release Edit

The "Grey's Anatomy: Season One" boxset was released in region 1 on February 14, 2006. On October 11 and April 26, 2006, the DVD was released in regions 2 and 4 respectively.

Set Details Edit

The boxset contains the 9 episodes of the season, with one extended. The DVD box contains 2 discs. Other set details are:

  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Audio Commentaries

In the UK, the DVD set also contained the first 5 episodes of the second season, as it was originally planned for those episodes to be part of season 1.

Special Features Edit

Additional to the episodes, the season 1 DVD set also contains a couple of special features:

  • Under the Knife: Behind the Scenes of Grey's Anatomy
  • Anatomy of a Pilot
  • Dissecting Grey's Anatomy
    • Pilot – Shonda Rhimes and Peter Horton
    • Pilot – Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight
  • Alternate Title Track
  • Avant-garde Trailer