Grey's Anatomy Season Premiere Recap: "Good Mourning / Goodbye"

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Despite approximately 79 sneak previews giving away much of the plot, the Season 6 premiere of Grey's Anatomy still provided some plenty of dramatic high points.

Even though we knew the season-opener revolved around the death of Dr. George O'Malley, his colleagues went through the stages of grief uniquely and emotionally. 

Their respective story lines and personal struggles were neat to watch.

In this two-hour Grey's Anatomy event, 40 days passed in the Seattle Grace universe, 20 in each hour, picking up right where we left off in May. The episode titles set the stage, but there were plenty of developments and vintage Grey's Anatomy moments you never saw coming.

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Crying Trio

Izzie mourns the loss of George ... until she burst out laughing.

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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.