The Episode That Started It All

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The Interns Meet
Who can forget the night we met Meredith Grey, the first-year surgical intern who hooked up with a handsome man the night before her first day at Seattle Grace Hospital, only to find out it was her boss, Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd.

Plenty of awkwardness followed, but soon, a budding romance would blossom. On her first day of work, Meredith bonded with an eclectic group of fellow interns, faced emotional family issues, and felt the growing pains of a brutal occupation.

Tonight, ABC is airing the Grey's Anatomy pilot episode, "A Hard Day's Night" at 9 p.m., as the network officially moves the series to its new time slot. New episodes will air during this time when the show returns in the fall, but for the duration of the summer, it will continue to run on Sundays as well -- including this week, when another early episode airs.

This is a great chance to relive the early days of Grey's Anatomy, when Cristina was sarcastic, George was insecure, and Bailey was bossy. Okay, so none of that has changed. Regardless, it will be fun to watch again, or perhaps for the first time, if you are a new Grey's Anatomy convert. Tell all your friends to watch... then check out the Insider for a complete recap!

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.