Happy (Belated) Birthday to Grey's Anatomy!

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A sharp reader pointed out that the first episode of Grey's Anatomy aired March 27, 2005, meaning our favorite show just turned three last week!

There have been 71 more great episodes since that date, with five more to come this spring and hopefully many more (full) seasons to follow down the line.

Take a moment now to reflect on your favorite episodes (every one of which has been recapped by our site), characters and love stories, as we recognize three great, though often tumultuous years of our all-time favorite drama, Grey's Anatomy ...

Intrigued Interns
Merry Meredith
Pleading for an Answer
Group Bonding

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isnt isiah washington coming back?! i wish he will! his team up with cristina was great! i love them both! please bring preston burke back!


Happy Birthday Grey's!
There have been several shows along the way that I can truly call favorites, but this one is, BY FAR, my most favorite, most obsessed over-- GREYS!!!!
I have so many epis and moments in epis that I love. I really loved the episode when dark & twisty Mer put herself out there and said "pick me, choose me" and, let's face it, no one but Ellen could have done it that well. I love Izzie's obsessive baking and I love the speech she gave Miranda in Season 3 when she told her that she is both a surgeon and an overly emotionally involved person and that she refuses to give up either part of herself. And I love the epi after Denny died-- there were some amazing moments in the episode, despite how sad it was-- "dark & twisty" was born from that epi and Der's speech to Mer when he realizes that he's in love with her and he's so genuinely beaming as he tells her. I also loved the epis when George's Dad was sick and the epi when he died-- we saw good, sweet George totally lose it with everyone-- could there be a more human character than George? He was amazing. And he and Izzie were amazing too-- he totally ripped her apart, but she loves him so and knows he was hurting so-- the love and forgiveness (regardless of whether you want to argue whether it's friend or more) were amazing to watch. But, I must say, I was not a regular watcher before the Bomb episode. The hype of the bomb episode got me to switch it on that night. But what made me keep coming back for more (and going back to watch from the beginning on DVD) was Der's reaction to finding out that Mer was holding the bomb and when he went to see her at home afterwards, awkwardly not having much of anything to say, but just genuinely needing to see her alive and well with his own eyes. The magic of Mer Der. That's what got me hooked. Oh, and boy, am I hooked! Here's to you Grey's! And to everyone who makes Grey's so amazing!!


Happy Birthday Grey's!! Hopefully there are more of these to come!


Wow Ellen looks hot in that 2nd pic


my favourite episode is the one with the bomb in the hospital, true honour by the doctors,, but also true feelings between the characters of the story. Remember the moments they actually got closer ..?
here is to you GA,, to all the memories


I would like to believe that I am expressing a widely shared opinion : despite the scandals, the disagreements, the quarelling, you should get isaiah washington back in the show. We feel the story of our rock star team christina and preston, quite unfinished. every one that goes with that, shouldn't we make a request ? I love the show, I am very into the plot and the strong characters, very keen to learn the medical stuff,, but the show is not the same without the christina-burke story: they are like meredith and derek sepherd,, that is quite obvious if one considers the similarities between those two female characters who have become friends. Don't let Meredith lose the hope of the happy ending despite the 11 episodes that have been aired without burke. I would like to believe that she is waiting for him..


Happy 3rd Birthday Grey's Anatomy! I hope we have many, many more years to come!! I love the show and (PD and MER/DER) actually I have NEVER been so into a show in all of my life like I am with GA! My sons think truly I've lost it, as much as I talk about it! (ha)
Here's to you, GA!


Happy Birthday Grey's anatomy!!! Hopefully many more seasons to come!!!


Happy Birthday Grey's Anatomy !!! Here's to the best show ever - Cheers !!!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.