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

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

[narrating] "At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that's how we're made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here's what I know. If you're willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side... is spectacular."

MEREDITH