Two-Hour Grey's Anatomy Finale Set For May 22

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The return of three hits - Grey's Anatomy, Lost and Ugly Betty - to ABC's Thursday night lineup has made scheduling a bit tricky for the network.

Especially regarding the season finales of each.

The network's original plan was for the two-part Lost finale to air over two nights, and have all three shows end on the same evening, May 22.

However, sources confirm that the Lost finale has been rescheduled, making room for a two-hour Grey's Anatomy season finale.

ABC's changes to the final weeks of its Thursday lineup:

  • On May 15, Part I of the Lost finale will follow new episodes of Grey's Anatomy (9 p.m.) and Ugly Betty. Nothing new.
  • There will be no Lost on May 22. The Ugly Betty finale (8 p.m.) and the new, two-hour Grey's Anatomy finale will air instead.
  • On May 29, ABC has scheduled an encore of Part I of the Lost finale, followed by the two-hour, second installment of it.
Two-Hour Grey's Anatomy Finale Set For May 22

So, that extra hour to close the tumultuous Season Four on May 22 is like another full episode of Grey's Anatomy if you want to look at it that way!

The first episode back, "Where the Wild Things Are," is set for April 24 (not that we have a countdown going on here or anything). "Piece of My Heart" will air May 1, and "The Becoming" is scheduled for May 8. That leaves us with one more (currently unnamed) Grey's Anatomy episode for May 15 and then the two-part finale.

For a look at what's to come, check out our Grey's Anatomy spoiler section!

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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.