19 Most Epic Grey's Anatomy Episodes: From the Pilot to the Present

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Grey's Anatomy has been a staple of our television lives for almost a decade at TV Fanatic.

Ever since its debut in the spring of 2005, Meredith Grey, Derek Shepherd and a strong cast of supporting players have occupied a special place in our hearts.

We've been through compelling cases galore, along with ups, downs, chills and thrills; shocking breakups, makeups and hookups; deaths, births and the occasional ghost visit.

Hey ... if you can bring Jeffrey Dean Morgan back, you gotta do it, by any means necessary.

Times change, cast members have come and gone, and things may not be what they once were, but even in its present form, Shonda Rhimes' creation still tugs at the heartstrings.

Here, we have picked out what we believe are the 19 most emotional, OMG-worthy and otherwise notable installments of the long-running ABC medical drama.

Scroll through and remember the most epic installments below:

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

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)