‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Photos From the Pilot To Get Fans Excited for Season 17

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Photos From the Pilot To Get Fans Excited for Season 17

Grey’s Anatomy is again. 

The long-running TV present from Shonda Rhimes returns with a landmark 17th season. But earlier than all-new episodes air, revisit the episode that began all of it.

'Grey's Anatomy' Season 1 cast
Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 solid | Frank Ockenfels/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ premiered in 2005

The first-ever episode of the medical drama aired on March 27, 2005. Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 Episode 1: “A Hard Day’s Night” follows the title character, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), on her first day as a surgical intern at what was then known as Seattle Grace Hospital. 

The episode marks the primary of many which are named after a track. The Grey’s Anatomy pilot, as an alternative of merely being titled “Pilot” acquired the identify “A Hard Day’s Night” after the well-known Beatles track. 

Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, and T.R. Knight in a scene from the 'Grey's Anatomy' pilot episodeEllen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, and T.R. Knight in a scene from the 'Grey's Anatomy' pilot episode
Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, and T.R. Knight in a scene from the pilot episode of Grey’s Anatomy | Richard Cartwright/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

Meredith meets her fellow surgical interns George O’Malley (T.R. Knight), Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), and Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) on her first 48-hour shift with Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) aka “The Nazi.” 

Meredith Grey discovers she had a 1-night-stand along with her boss

To complicate issues, Meredith discovers Derek, the man she had a one-night-stand with hours earlier than her first day, is none apart from Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), one in every of her bosses. 

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To make issues even extra difficult, Derek tells the interns whoever can work out what’s unsuitable with one in every of his sufferers will get to wash in. Meredith and Cristina group up however Meredith makes it clear in the event that they win she doesn’t wish to be in on the surgical procedure. 

T.R. Knight, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, and Chandra Wilson in the 'Grey's Anatomy' pilotT.R. Knight, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, and Chandra Wilson in the 'Grey's Anatomy' pilot
T.R. Knight, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, and Chandra Wilson within the Grey’s Anatomy pilot | Richard Cartwright/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

Thanks to one thing the affected person tells Meredith in passing, she figures out what’s unsuitable and tells Derek. He, in flip, says the working room will likely be packed so there’ll solely be room for her.

Meredith stays silent whereas Cristina waits for her to provide the spot to her as promised. She doesn’t and Cristina tells Meredith to be sincere about being “a shark.” 

George O’Malley will get to wash in on a surgical procedure throughout his first day

The interns attempt to impress as a result of they hear one in every of them will get to help on an precise surgical procedure. Dr. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) awards the honour to George, who he says has probably the most promise.

Katherine Heigl, Isaiah Washington, T. R. Knight during the pilot episode of 'Grey's Anatomy'Katherine Heigl, Isaiah Washington, T. R. Knight during the pilot episode of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Katherine Heigl, Isaiah Washington, T. R. Knight in the course of the pilot episode of Grey’s Anatomy | Richard Cartwright/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

Shocked, George can’t imagine what’s occurred. As Miranda tells Dr. Burke, George barely made the minimize to hitch this system. 

Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Oh in a scene from the 'Grey's Anatomy' pilotEllen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Oh in a scene from the 'Grey's Anatomy' pilot
Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Oh in a scene from the Grey’s Anatomy pilot | Carin Baer/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

When it comes time for the process all of the interns collect within the gallery to observe George in motion. They take bets on when he’s going to fail. Meredith sticks up for him, saying they need to all be rooting for him to succeed as a result of he’s one in every of them. 

T.R. Knight and Isaiah Washington in a scene from the 'Grey's Anatomy' pilot episodeT.R. Knight and Isaiah Washington in a scene from the 'Grey's Anatomy' pilot episode
T.R. Knight and Isaiah Washington in a scene from the Grey’s Anatomy pilot episode | Carin Baer/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

Things begin off properly however quickly take a flip for the more severe. George freezes up forcing Dr. Burke to step in and get the affected person stabilized. At this second George will get his nickname “007” that means “license to kill.” 

Viewers additionally study somewhat bit about Meredith’s well-known mother, Ellis Grey (Kate Burton), who has Alzheimer’s illness. The relaxation is TV historical past.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 premieres Nov. 12, 2020, at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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