Season 6

September 24, 2009
May 20, 2010
Region 1
September 14, 2010
Region 2
December 5, 2011
Region 4
November 3, 2010
The season that changes everything.

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The sixth season of Grey's Anatomy premiered September 24, 2009 and ended May 20, 2010. It was broadcast on Thursday nights at 9PM on ABC. The season consists of 24 episodes, both starting and ending with two-part episodes.

Summary Edit

Plots Edit

  • Seattle Grace Hospital merges with Mercy West Medical Center.
  • Derek's ascension to Chief of Surgery.
  • The death of George O'Malley, his funeral, and how his fellow surgeons deal with him being dead.
  • Callie and Arizona's struggles in their relationship.
  • Izzie abandoning Alex.
  • Mark discovering he has a daughter who is pregnant, and helping her when she's in labor.
  • Mark and Lexie breaking up.
  • Lexie and Alex having a one-night stand and eventually starting to date.
  • Bailey prepping the team with mandatory sensitivity training prior to admitting a 700-pound patient with compounded medical issues.
  • Teddy and Mark having a brief relationship,
  • Cristina and Owen's relationship problems, caused by Teddy.
  • Gary Clark going on a murderous rampage at the hospital.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Special Guest Edit

Recurring Guest Edit

Prominent Guest Edit

Recurring Co-Stars Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Prepping for this season started on July 6, 2009.
  • Filming started on July 15, 2009.

Notes Edit

  • The season takes place in May 2009 and ends in February 2010.
  • This is the third year of residency, and the fourth year of the surgical program.

Episodes Edit

6A Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
6x01 Good Mourning September 24, 2009 103 6.01
The hospital staff is left to deal with the aftermath of George's passing.
6x02 Goodbye September 24, 2009 104 6.02
Meredith and Derek consummate their marriage anywhere and everywhere, while Cristina and Owen are instructed to abstain from sex.
6x03 I Always Feel Like Someone's Watchin' Me October 1, 2009 105 6.03
Nervous that there will be layoffs in the hospital, the Seattle Grace residents compete to survive the cuts.
6x04 Tainted Obligation October 8, 2009 106 6.04
When Meredith and Lexie's father returns to the hospital with a failed liver, it's up to Meredith to save his life.
6x05 Invasion October 15, 2009 107 6.05
The residents of Seattle Grace and Mercy West vie for surgeries and their careers as day one of the hospital merger begins.
6x06 I Saw What I Saw October 22, 2009 108 6.06
After a burn victim dies in the midst of a chaotic ER, the chief and board member, Jennings, interrogate the residents to find the culprit.
6x07 Give Peace a Chance October 29, 2009 109 6.07
When the hospital lab tech has an inoperable tumor wrapped around his spine, he turns to Derek to do the impossible.
6x08 Invest in Love November 5, 2009 110 6.08
A generous donation is offered to Seattle Grace by the parents of Arizona's 10-year-old patient.
6x09 New History November 12, 2009 111 6.09
When Owen recruits his fellow Iraq war vet as the new cardiothoracic surgeon, Cristin questions the vet's abilities.
6x10 Holidaze November 19, 2009 112 6.10
As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's pass, Miranda is visited by her father, who disapproves of her choices in life.

6B Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
6x11 Blink January 14, 2010 113 6.11
Mark flies Addison to Seattle to help with a difficult procedure on his pregnant daughter.
6x12 I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked January 21, 2010 114 6.12
After learning of Richard's drinking problem, Derek confronts him. Izzie returns, hoping to reconcile with Alex.
6x13 State of Love and Trust February 4, 2010 115 6.13
As Derek begins his role as interim chief, he faces a potential lawsuit when Bailey and Meredith's patient awakens from anesthesia mid-surgery.
6x14 Valentine's Day Massacre February 11, 2010 116 6.14
It's Valentine's Day, and the doctors must treat dozens of injured people after the roof collapses at a romantic restaurant.
6x15 The Time Warp February 18, 2010 117 6.15
In his new role as chief, Derek restores the hospital lecture series.
6x16 Perfect Little Accident March 4, 2010 118 6.16
When famous surgeon Dr. Harper Avery is rushed in, the staff is surprised to discover that one of their own is related to this legend.
6x17 Push March 11, 2010 119 6.17
A patient who needs an extremely difficult surgery comes to Seattle Grace, and Richard and Owen vie for the opportunity to tackle it.
6x18 Suicide is Painless March 25, 2010 120 6.18
When Teddy's patient seeks to end treatment and her life, she turns to Hunt for help.
6x19 Sympathy for the Parents April 1, 2010 121 6.19
When Alex's younger brother shows up with a hernia, it's up to Alex to get approval for pro bono surgery.
6x20 Hook, Line and Sinner April 29, 2010 122 6.20
Sloan returns to Mark's apartment just as she's going into labor, and Teddy, Mark, Callie and Arizona are there to help with the birth.
6x21 How Insensitive May 6, 2010 123 6.21
Bailey preps the team with mandatory sensitivity training prior to admitting a 700-pound patient with compounded medical issues.
6x22 Shiny Happy People May 13, 2010 124 6.22
An elderly patient admitted into the ER for a heart condition sees a familiar face: a long-lost love who happens to be in the ER as well.
6x23 Sanctuary May 20, 2010 125 6.23
Seattle Grace Hospital is hit with a crisis like no other in its history.
6x24 Death and All His Friends May 20, 2010 126 6.24
Cristina and Meredith's surgical skills are put to the ultimate test.

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