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Tonight, Grey's Anatomy returns with an all-new episode (its 18th of the season), "Stand By Me." Check out the spoilers and previews posted earlier today for a primer!

Izzie Stevens' ailment is hard to keep secret, especially when the one person who knows is Cristina. Speaking of Yang, she is about to attempt her first solo surgery.

Oh, and there's the McDreamy matter. He's off in the woods, unable to find it within himself to return to work. He's fallen apart. Can anyone put him back together?

We can't wait to find out, and hear what you have to say about everything.

As always, you can discuss "Stand By Me" before, during and after the episode in our Yang and Hunt

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I was sooo crieing i looove this epesode cant wait for the next :d

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ok...here is wht i think... next episode i think der will propse in the elevator...if u have seen promo pics when mer is standing next to chief in front of elevator thats when its going to happen...and it would be great if it happens like this...what say..???

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I am sorry. I guess I never liked Alex because he is so cruel to George. George helped Alex when he failed and Alex just humiliated him. He ridicules him all the time and is so mean to him, and George doesn't deserve it. I do wish they could work together there and grow closer because I think JC and TR work fabulously well together. I'll always be a Gizzie fan though. I think Alex has made a lot of progress as a boyfriend but I will always believe George and Izzie's love and connection is stronger and that George knows Izzie the best of all. I don't care how many times Shonda tries to make me buy Gizzie was a mistake and were not really in love. I'll never believe it. TR and Katie portrayed this as real love and portrayed it as the two made each other happier than anyone. If Shonda hadn't caved in to the disgusting tactics of some haters, we would still have Gizzie because they had (have) as many fans as haters.

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Just for the record, I never said that George won't be devasted by Izzie's illness. I also never said that George's life had been easy or that he hasn't had his fair share of tragedy. I'm sure that Izzie dealing with cancer so soon after his father's death is heartbreaking for him. However, George grew up in a loving home and Alex grew up in a violent one with an mentally unstable mother. I'm not making excuses, but those experiences shape who George and Alex are as people and how they handle relationships and crises. Therefore, I don't think that it is fair to compare how they react to Izzie's news. Alex may be a bad doctor because he hasn't caught on to Izzie's symptoms, and like I said I get frustrated with that too. But I don't think that it is fair, after seeing all of his growth, to say that he is a bad boyfriend. What examples has he had of a good relationship? Some people may think that George was a better boyfriend and that is fine, but that doesn't mean that Alex is a bad one or that whatever his reaction is to Izzie's illness is "wrong." In fact, I don't know why their reactions to Izzie's illness have to be compared at all. JMO Greysaddiction - I am excited to see how they work together too. I think that the dumb interns #2 and Pierce and Preggo were supposed to be the "new" Alex/Izzie/George and George mentioned something like they need to have each other's backs to get through it or something like that (this show isn't too subtle sometimes!) Anyway, I'm sure that they will both be there for Izzie the best that they can. Looking forward to it!

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The only bad thing was Mark and Lexie. The rest was great. I especially loved seeing more George. I always loved his friendship with Mer and Mer is my favourite girl and George my favourite guy. Of course I was thrilled they showcased the GI connection too. I wish there was more Owen though. He is the only newbie I like.

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Yeah George's life hasn't been a bed of roses either. He keeps getting humiliated and having failure after failure, and he had to take care of his dad and watch the man he love so much die of cancer right in front of him. It must be killing him, yet he put on that great beautiful smile for Izzie. Whoever says George is weak, that proves he is far from it. George is so strong and so amazingly loyal and caring to those he love. Izzie is so much of his life. My poor George.

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old grey is definitely back! The whole cast had been amazing especially the fab five! I love their interactions..derek with the callie and owen scene was great..and thank u to derek for telling the chief what i would have wanted to tell him after letting mer know about the ring..i totally love the mer der last scene..i thought mer would have liked to kiss derek during the last scene but she hesitated..it was a sweet scene nevertheless even though mer said no derek understood when she explained why..the scene with izzie and christina were at the bench made me cry..the two are such amazing actors..love it!!! Its nice to see george and to see his reactions when he knew somethings wrong with izzie just made me feel really bad..really sad last scene! Cant wait till next week..hopefully we will get to see thw proposal and that mer should definitely say yes or else i will!! Lol

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I absolutely loved this episode. Loved every moment, every person in it. And the end was the best. The five interns together. If one of them leaves, greys anatomy will be stupid. And Izzy was the best this episode. I feel so bad for her.

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omG omG waht an episode but can't really can't w8 for next one........?will mer say yes????

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This show is exactly why I fell in love with Greys Anatomy and the actors!! I know all did well last night, but the scene in the trailer with Derek and Richard also last weeks scene with the baseball bat, as dark as it was, he deserves a award for that dark acting. We have never seen him this dark and saddened and the way he played it out was amazing. And awesome writing from Shonda and the rest of teh crew!! All actors were amazing and this is our Greys that we all anxiously await for the next episode!!
I do not think Izzie will die because that will bring Derek down even more and we all know he is not getting off the show.
Meredith will say I love you to him when it is the right time. HE knows she does and last night was his time to say it and let it stand at that. I can not wait until next weeks episode and i will have more kleenex ready than I did last night. Awesom job GREYS!!!

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.

Meredith
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