History Series / GreysAnatomy

24th Jul '16 5:46:52 AM eroock
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* AbsenteeActor: Katherine Heigl in Season 6, by her own request. After appearing sporadically throughout the first half of the season, she was credited for six episodes she wasn't in before she finally decided she truly wasn't coming back.
24th Jul '16 5:46:29 AM eroock
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'''''Grey's Anatomy''''' is a MedicalDrama. Beginning its life in 2005 as a MidSeasonReplacement, Grey's quickly became known for being sort of, well, quirky, especially given its genre: in addition to [[NameMcadjective McNicknaming]] and using the world "seriously" as much as we use the word "{{egregious}}", the show focused primarily on the romantic and sex lives of its characters rather than on the medical cases. Case in point: the first scene of the pilot episode is {{Narrator}} Meredith Grey waking up after a one-night-stand with a hot guy named Derek and rushing off to her first day as an intern at Seattle Grace Hospital... only to discover that said one-night-stand, Dr. Shepherd, [[OhCrap works there too.]]

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'''''Grey's Anatomy''''' ''Grey's Anatomy'' is a MedicalDrama. Beginning its life in 2005 as a MidSeasonReplacement, Grey's quickly became known for being sort of, well, quirky, especially given its genre: in addition to [[NameMcadjective McNicknaming]] and using the world "seriously" as much as we use the word "{{egregious}}", the show focused primarily on the romantic and sex lives of its characters rather than on the medical cases. Case in point: the first scene of the pilot episode is {{Narrator}} Meredith Grey waking up after a one-night-stand with a hot guy named Derek and rushing off to her first day as an intern at Seattle Grace Hospital... only to discover that said one-night-stand, Dr. Shepherd, [[OhCrap works there too.]]
12th May '16 6:45:43 AM littlewings
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It forms part of an ExpandedUniverse, with sister shows ''PrivatePractice'' forming part of the universe, canonically.

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It forms part of an ExpandedUniverse, with sister shows show ''PrivatePractice'' forming part of the universe, canonically.
12th May '16 6:40:40 AM littlewings
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It forms part of an ExpandedUniverse, with sister shows ''PrivatePractice'' and ''[[Series/TheCatch The Catch]]'' forming part of the universe, canonically.

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It forms part of an ExpandedUniverse, with sister shows ''PrivatePractice'' and ''[[Series/TheCatch The Catch]]'' forming part of the universe, canonically.
9th May '16 1:33:18 PM Merseyuser1
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It forms part of an ExpandedUniverse, with sister shows ''PrivatePractice'' and ''[[Series/TheCatch The Catch]]'' forming part of the universe, canonically.
23rd Apr '16 11:44:32 AM klutzygirl
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* HideYourPregnancy: The reasoning behind Meredith's liver transplant storyline in Season Six–it was a procedure that would require a lot of bedrest for the character and to get Ellen Pompeo off her feet in real life (Shonda Rhimes has stated she was ''very'' pregnant whilst those episodes were being filmed).
** Also Chyler Leigh (Lexie)'s overeating during Season 5. It was a bit of an in-joke with the cast.
** Jessica Capshaw's pregnancy is hidden in season seven. There was one scene where they failed in the premiere, but they're mostly filming her from the chest up and hiding her behind clipboards. They then sent her character to Africa.
** Sarah Drew's pregnancy was also hidden in season eight, since her character was a virgin. Jessica Capshaw's third pregnancy is being hidden in season eight, too.
22nd Apr '16 10:33:18 PM pistachioed
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** "I have a penis. No, I don't... I'm a girl."
14th Apr '16 5:12:06 AM kilian
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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. Being trained professionals, the protagonists call for psych. consults fairly often, and also attend themselves. Meredith in particular is in and out of the offices of various shrinks, and while they are often PlayedForLaughs initially, they always end up being right and helpful.
11th Mar '16 9:57:47 AM coralina33
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** In a later episode when Callie comes out to her father and he tries to make her leave Seattle and move back home with him she starts ranting in english but as she gets increasingly furious she swaps between english and spanish, sometimes mid sentence.

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** In a later episode when Callie comes out to her father and he tries to make her leave Seattle and move back home with him she starts ranting in english English but as she gets increasingly furious she swaps between english English and spanish, Spanish, sometimes mid sentence.
11th Mar '16 9:55:01 AM coralina33
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* AdultFear: The entirety of the episode "The Girl With No Name." Aside from the main PatientOfTheWeek, Bailey panics for a few minutes when she thinks her son is missing.
** After he's declared brain-dead, [[spoiler:Meredith has to wait for signs of brain activity for hours before allowing the hospital to remove Derek's life support. Your spouse dying suddenly and traumatically, leaving you to raise two small children on your own, has to be at least in the Top Ten of worst things that could happen in a relationship.]]
*** It gets worse the next episode, [[spoiler:when she finds out she's pregnant again.]]



* AllLesbiansWantKids: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] and then PlayedStraight with [[spoiler:Callie and Arizona]]. Initially, [[spoiler:Arizona]] doesn't want to have children, but changes her mind after the shooting, deciding that not wanting children is not worth being separated from [[spoiler:Callie]]. [[spoiler: Callie]] comes to the same opinion, and tells [[spoiler:Arizona]] that not having kids isn't worth losing her, but [[spoiler:Arizona]] overrides her and tells her [[EasyEvangelism she can't live without her and their ten kids]].
** Still somewhat subverted. [[spoiler:Arizona loves Sofia and wants another child, but prioritizes her and Callie's careers over that want, which is one of the main factors that leads to their divorce.]]
* AlternateRealityEpisode: the eighth-season episode "If/Then", which revolves around an Ellis Grey who is alive and lucid. The ripple effects are fairly significant (Alex has proposed to Meredith; Callie and Owen are married; the Shepherds are still together; Cristina has no friends) but BecauseDestinySaysSo other things come back to bite them (Alex is still an inveterate womanizer; Mark and Addison are still carrying on; Meredith ''still'' can't please her mother; she and Derek are attracted to each other; she and Cristina become FireForgedFriends whilst struggling to save a patient, Callie and Arizona are drawn to each other), turning the whole thing from "ForWantOfANail" into "InSpiteOfANail" instead. Incidentally, the episode's theme is "BecauseDestinySaysSo." Has a lot of moments of FridgeBrilliance.
* AmusingInjuries: A lot. Some earlier episodes had a parasite enter through a patient's penis, Addison getting a rash from using poison ivy in place of toilet paper, a patient suffering from priapism, and Mark having a fractured penis all PlayedForLaughs. Usually the attendings have to warn the interns/residents to be professional and ''not'' laugh when around certain patients.
** A recent episode has Bailey describe getting an infection from having sex on the beach while Callie laughs.



* AdultFear: The entirety of the episode "The Girl With No Name." Aside from the main PatientOfTheWeek, Bailey panics for a few minutes when she thinks her son is missing.
** After he's declared brain-dead, [[spoiler:Meredith has to wait for signs of brain activity for hours before allowing the hospital to remove Derek's life support. Your spouse dying suddenly and traumatically, leaving you to raise two small children on your own, has to be at least in the Top Ten of worst things that could happen in a relationship.]]
*** It gets worse the next episode, [[spoiler:when she finds out she's pregnant again.]]
* AllLesbiansWantKids: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] and then PlayedStraight with [[spoiler:Callie and Arizona]]. Initially, [[spoiler:Arizona]] doesn't want to have children, but changes her mind after the shooting, deciding that not wanting children is not worth being separated from [[spoiler:Callie]]. [[spoiler: Callie]] comes to the same opinion, and tells [[spoiler:Arizona]] that not having kids isn't worth losing her, but [[spoiler:Arizona]] overrides her and tells her [[EasyEvangelism she can't live without her and their ten kids]].
** Still somewhat subverted. [[spoiler:Arizona loves Sofia and wants another child, but prioritizes her and Callie's careers over that want, which is one of the main factors that leads to their divorce.]]
* AlternateRealityEpisode: the eighth-season episode "If/Then", which revolves around an Ellis Grey who is alive and lucid. The ripple effects are fairly significant (Alex has proposed to Meredith; Callie and Owen are married; the Shepherds are still together; Cristina has no friends) but BecauseDestinySaysSo other things come back to bite them (Alex is still an inveterate womanizer; Mark and Addison are still carrying on; Meredith ''still'' can't please her mother; she and Derek are attracted to each other; she and Cristina become FireForgedFriends whilst struggling to save a patient, Callie and Arizona are drawn to each other), turning the whole thing from "ForWantOfANail" into "InSpiteOfANail" instead. Incidentally, the episode's theme is "BecauseDestinySaysSo." Has a lot of moments of FridgeBrilliance.
* AmusingInjuries: A lot. Some earlier episodes had a parasite enter through a patient's penis, Addison getting a rash from using poison ivy in place of toilet paper, a patient suffering from priapism, and Mark having a fractured penis all PlayedForLaughs. Usually the attendings have to warn the interns/residents to be professional and ''not'' laugh when around certain patients.
** A recent episode has Bailey describe getting an infection from having sex on the beach while Callie laughs.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Derek knows that he has an injury that will kill him if his surgeons don't take him for a CT, but his injuries prevent him from talking and the hospital staff isn't trained well enough in trauma to know how best to help him. He's literally forced to watch as the doctors trying to save his life [[KilledOffForReal doom him]] because he can't tell them the proper thing to do.]]



* DeusAngstMachina: Meredith has an [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive mother]] with Alzheimer's, a DisappearedDad, and her boyfriend turns out to be married… in Season One. By Season Six, her [[IMissMom mother has died]], her [[ParentalSubstitute stepmother]] died, and her father blamed her for it. Along the way, she went through hell to get her man, however, and did actually succeed. [[EarnYourHappyEnding They are now happily married]], except for the fact that she [[spoiler: just miscarried their child]].

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* DeusAngstMachina: Meredith has an [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive mother]] with Alzheimer's, a DisappearedDad, and her boyfriend turns out to be married… married… in Season One. By Season Six, her [[IMissMom mother has died]], her [[ParentalSubstitute stepmother]] died, and her father blamed her for it. Along the way, she went through hell to get her man, however, and did actually succeed. [[EarnYourHappyEnding They are now happily married]], except for the fact that she [[spoiler: just miscarried their child]].
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