Isn't Grey's Anatomy (2005- ) a show that is worth binging? Well of course! Grey's Anatomy has been with us since binge watching wasn't a thing, but it seems that it is one of those TV shows that were meant to be watched that way!
Think of all the great characters with their complex personalities and their complicated relationships! Think of the moment that Addison Montgomery Shepherd first appeared on our screens and told Meredith that she was Derek's wife (say whaaat?). We couldn't wait to see what was next. Would Derek choose Meredith or Addison?
Then think of Burke and Cristina. Think of Alex and Izzie. Think about Mark and Lexie. Think of all the ups and downs. Think of all the happiness and the sadness we've witnessed over the years.
When we look back, we can safely say that 15 years haven't been enough and we definitely want more. As much as Shonda Rhimes can give us!
We can't help but be nostalgic over many things (like Derek looking at Meredith in those first episode's or Cristina and Meredith's awesome friendship) but we can honestly say that we want to see where this journey will take us!
Now, let's see how many real Grey's Anatomy fans are out there!
Who said: "Pick me. Choose me. Love me?"
This could easily be one of the greatest lines spoken in Grey’s Anatomy since its premiere! In the 5th episode of the 2nd season, we get to hear one of our favorite characters pour his or her heart out. Appropriately enough the episode’s title is “Bring the Pain” which, according to Wikipedia, was inspired by “the song Bring the Pain, originally sung by Wu-Tang Clan.” We all know how it goes. Sometimes we fall for someone that might not be available (like this character in the particular time and place in the Grey’s Anatomy universe). Remember who said this quote?
Which one of the original interns had cancer?
In season 5, one of the original interns is diagnosed with melanoma. First of all, according to National Health Service, melanoma is “a type of skin cancer that can spread to other organs in the body.” At first, he/she tried to be diagnosed without alarming anyone at Seattle Grace Hospital, but eventually people found out. Unfortunately for our protagonist, the cancer did spread to other organs, which resulted in her/him having a very small chance at survival. Against all odds, he or she did survive, and we couldn’t be happier! Remember which one of the original interns was diagnosed with cancer?
Who is Alex Karev's first wife?
In a TV show like Grey’s Anatomy, we see a lot of things that make us cry. Now tears might come out of sadness or out of joy. For now, let’s focus on moments of joy! Moments we get to see favorite characters announcing to the world that they love each other. Even if Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) has been married twice, it is safe to say that both times were followed by tears of joy! And who can resist to shedding a tear or two when the ceremony is accompanied by a perfect song? According to Wikipedia, the song during Alex’s first wedding is “Turn the Stone” by Ingrid Michaelson. Remember Alex’s first wife?
What 3 words does Owen say to Cristina instead of 'I love you?'
Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) had a very tumultuous relationship. Cristina was really lost after her relationship with Burke, and Owen had his own emotional struggles (we can never forget his PTSD episodes). For this reason, they break it off at some point in season 5, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have feelings for each other anymore. Owen does this to protect Cristina, so he also finds it unfair to tell her that he loves her. Instead, in the 21st episode of the 5th season titled “No Good at Saying Sorry” (inspired by The Early November’s song "No Good at Saying Sorry" according to Wikipedia) he says something else. Remember what he says?
How do Meredith and Cristina say goodbye?
It’s the 10th season’s finale and Sandra Oh has decided that it’s time to go. In one of her interviews at EN-TV she stated that: “Creatively I really feel like I gave it my all and I feel ready to let her go.” Doing a fantastic job for 10 years and over 200 episodes, Sandra Oh felt it was time to go and we had to say goodbye to Cristina Yang. So did other characters and people that were closest to her all these years. One of those people was Meredith. Remember how Meredith and Cristina say goodbye to each other?
Why do Cristina and Burke break up the first time?
In the 2nd season premiere which according to Wikipedia aired on 25 September 2005, Burke and Cristina break up. We couldn't be more surprised since even if the couple didn't have a lot of things in common we could see that their connection was strong. Beginning with "just coffee" and ending up being something unique, we thought Cristina and Burke were endgame. Was it their love for cardiology? Was it their love for each other? We didn't know and we didn't care. We just enjoyed it while it lasted. Remember why one of our favorite couples broke it off in the beginning of season 2?
Who said: "Guys like you don't see girls like me?"
We have entered season 4 and we are ready to see where it will take us! The episode is titled "Forever Young" which according to Wikipedia "originated from the song Forever Young, originally sung by Bob Dylan!" Well we see why the episode is called like that. The point of it all is that no matter how much we grow old, we are never really adults in the way we thought adults would behave when we were kids. For instance, we still have similar problems. This is exactly what this particular quote is communicating. A woman feels that certain type of men never notice her. Remember who said this quote?
Who is Lexie dating when Mark tells her he still loves her?
Mark's (Eric Dane) daughter comes to town and Lexie is not ready to be a stepmom. The infamous Mark and Lexie break up and Lexie gets a makeover (Hello blonde!). Things aren't always that simple though, are they? When Mark's daughter leaves, he wants Lexie back, but she has a boyfriend. So can we be "Shiny Happy People" (as the episode's title inspired by R. E. M.'s song with the same title according to Wikipedia suggests) or maybe sometimes life gets in the way? Or perhaps in this case even if Lexie is shaken once again, it's for a good reason? Well we all know what happens, so perhaps yes. Remember who was Lexie' s boyfriend at the time?
Who mentors Alex?
We all love Alex right? Well according to Wikipedia Shonda Rhimes definitely does since she "said of Karev: 'I love that we have a character who can do something wonderful but still be a selfish and cranky about it. Alex gets to be complex in ways most characters don't because even though he's got a moral code, his moral code is totally twisted and dark. But he's essentially good – deep down inside." Well what's not to love? Alex isn't sure which specialty to take as a doctor, but eventually he chooses a path. Remember who was Alex's mentor?
Who has her eyebrows waxed off on her wedding day?
We are about to witness a wedding during a season finale. We are about to witness a hopeful message about love! On that day, a bride has her eyebrows completely waxed off by her future mother in law because as she says it's a tradition; "a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past" according to Wikipedia. Well we've never heard of this, but we'll go along with the future mother in law because in this particular case, there is no other option. Remember who had her eyebrows completely waxed off on her wedding day?
Who said: "I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke?"
Well, we've all been heartbroken. It's part of life! Have we ever been confronted by our ex about the way we're dealing with the break-up? Well someone on Grey's Anatomy has and we can't say that we were pleased. Close to a season finale and things are getting very exciting and we know it! It makes sense, therefore, that this episode "scored 21.99 million viewers" according to Wikipedia. At the edge of our seats waiting for the unexpected and we get the speech of a lifetime! Remember who said this particular quote to her ex? Was she on the right?
Who said: "He's not the sun, you are?"
Season 10 has come to an end and we said a goodbye to someone we never thought would leave. As a review in TV Fanatic stated: "There were so many instances where I couldn't help but to shed a tear or two", since "overall, 'Fear (Of the Unknown)' was a moving, stressful and emotional rollercoaster that illustrated Cristina's happy ending in such a seamless way." Before our goodbye we hear those incredible words. We are inspired once again at how Grey's Anatomy depicts friendship and love. Remember who said this quote? Was it a character who stayed or maybe not?
Why does Derek punch Mark in season 2?
It's the 18th episode of the 2nd season and Mark Sloan makes an entrance. From the moment we see him, we know we're going to like him. There's something about him that we cannot exactly explain! Shonda Rhimes said of the character: "Mark, the original bad boy, is struggling with his own issues. He brings a healthy serving of mystery and potential conflict to Seattle Grace" according to Wikipedia and we sort of understand what she's saying! He is the guy we know we shouldn't date, but we end up dating because we can't say no. All of this is evident from the very first scene when Derek (Patrick Dempsey) punches him in the face. Remember why Derek punched Mark?
Who put a diaper to perform a surgery?
It's the 7th episode of the 6th season and we are still trying to process a big change. We are well aware of what our favorite doctors can do at this point and we try to discover what the doctors are willing to do. In this episode, one of the doctors wears a diaper to the operating room. According to Wikipedia Nowalk said that "the idea to have [a character] wear a diaper to get through the operation was inspired by an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. He added: 'It wasn't that big of a leap for us to go diaper. Our doctors are hardcore by nature'" (well we couldn't agree more!) Remember who wore a diaper?
Who helped Bailey give birth?
Remember when Miranda Bailey was pregnant? If yes, remember when she gave birth? (it was hilarious and exceptional). We loved every minute of it and it turns out that we were right! According to Wikipedia "this was the episode submitted for Chandra Wilson's bid for the 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series' at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards." What made the performance so great was the chemistry she had with another cast member. Now we know that Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) was with Bailey the whole time (she was her doctor) but there was somebody else there as well! Remember who?
Who said: "We don't do well with mothers here?"
In the episode titled "Denny Denny Denny" which according to Wikipedia was inspired by the song with the same title "sung by Brooks and Dunn, " one of our favorite doctors confronts a mother. Was it her mother? Was it a friend's mother? We can't say, but what we do know is that it was an attempt to protect herself or a loved one. We love our mothers, but sometimes there are those of us that need a little bit of space. Remember who said this particular quote? Was she on the right or perhaps she shouldn't have said that?
Who won the sparkle pager?
What is the sparkle pager we ask? Well the sparkle pager, according to Wikipedia, "is a glittery pager that must be paged when a surgery is received by another resident. The sparkle pager owner then has the ability to take the surgery." In the episode titled "Where the Wild Things are" one of our favorite doctors wins the pager! We were happy because she deserved it! What made us happier, however, is that she gave the sparkle pager to her friend to cheer her up! That's what friends are for, right? Remember who won the sparkle pager and then gave it to her friend?
Whose panties are on the bulletin board?
A lot happened in the 2nd season's finale. We couldn't wait to see what would happen with Burke and we couldn't help but hope that Meredith and Derek would finally be together! It's the 3rd season's premiere and according to Wikipedia "Shonda Rhimes disclosed that the main concept for the episode was to 'go in places the audience can imagine, but doesn't expect,' in an attempt to 'freshen up' the series for the new season." Well we can't say we weren't pleased with what we got especially after seeing Katherine Heigl's performance as her character Izzie lost her fiance. But to go back to the funny stuff, remember whose panties were on the board?
Who is Meredith's person?
We've heard Meredith calling someone her person countless times. We loved hearing it because we knew it was the absolute truth. But what did it really mean to be Meredith's person? According to The Odyssey Online it meant being able to "tell each other anything, and do anything for each other. Whenever they have a secret or some gossip they need to share, they turn to each other." Now isn't that something everyone wants in his or her life? Someone to share everything with? Someone that we know will always be there even after our most embarrassing story or thought? Well Meredith has that! Remember who is Meredith's person?
Who DOESN'T date Lexie?
Isn't Lexie (Chyler Leigh) just the greatest? We love her because she is a perfect depiction of what it means to be vulnerable and own it. Shonda Rhimes has said about Lexie that she is "a dork with issues expressing her feelings" according to Wikipedia and the truth is that we agree! That's exactly what made her so relatable! But every time she hit the ground, she was right back up later on and that was a great inspiration! Further, Lexie dated a few guys at Seattle Grace Hospital, but only one of them was her true soulmate! Remember which of the four guys listed below she didn't date?
Name this character
This character is introduced to us in season 14's premiere which according to Wikipedia aired on 28 September 2017, and she is portrayed by Stefania Spampinato. A talented doctor and a very beautiful woman, she gets our attention from the very beginning. It's not our attention alone, however, that she gets. Arizona is also taken by her and we can totally see why. Even if the couple didn't stay long together, they were a breath of fresh air! What's surprising is that even if Arizona is the one that ended things, we thought that it would have been the other way around! Remember the name of this character?
Who is the father of Callie's baby?
We are introduced to Callie (Sara Ramirez) in season 2 and we're not exactly her biggest fans. It turns out that this was international since according to Wikipedia "Callie was initially conceived as a love interest, and eventual wife, for O'Malley, and was created to be disliked by her colleagues" and as a result by us (the characters show us how to react!). But Callie grows on us and we learn to love her. It's not that she never makes mistakes (it's only human after all!) it's just that we get her. One serious development in her life is her pregnancy! Remember the father of Callie's baby?
Who said: "You weren't on the plane?"
The plane crash happens in the 8th season finale. It's one of those events in Grey's Anatomy that we can't get over even after almost 7 years. According to Wikipedia "the episode opened to mixed reviews from television critics, with some criticizing the [loss] of Lexie, but praising Leigh's performance, in addition to Ellen Pompeo's and Eric Dane' s." It is Lexie's loss that we can't accept. It is Mark's loss later on that we also can't let go. Those losses have marked both us and the characters. So it makes sense that at some point one of the plane crash's survivors eventually says this particular quote. Remember who says it?
Who is in the mistress club?
We get pretty much everything in Grey's Anatomy. Relationships, friendships, doctors that try to save lives. What we never thought we'd get was a mistress club (oh yes there is such a thing!). Well the truth is that relationships at Seattle Grace Hospital are very complicated, so we can't say we're that surprised! The club even has rules! As we see in the episode "Where the Boys are" which according to Wikipedia first aired on November 9, 2006, the rules are there and cannot be skirted around in the least. Remember which two characters are members of the mistress club?
What is Meredith's favorite drink?
We all have a favorite drink. Sure when we go out we try other stuff as well, but there is a drink that has been with us since we can remember. Meredith has a favorite drink. She calls it her friend and she loves it. Fun fact: "Meredith sometimes hides [a bottle of her favorite alcoholic beverage] in her cookie jar" (thanks Wikipedia!). After all, Meredith's humor and her spontaneity are two things we love about her. Furthermore, this drink makes her very cheerful when she's drunk which many television viewers can't help but think is hilarious! Remember Meredith's favorite drink?
Who wants waffle Sundays?
Are waffle Sundays that important? Well it depends! Who wants waffle Sundays and why? According to Elite Daily "This may simply sound like eating waffles on a Sunday, but waffle Sundays mean so much more than that, especially coming from [this character]" because he/she wants to create a tradition. Traditions among friends are significant. They are bonding experiences that prove that someone wants to be in another person's future. They demonstrate a friend's dedication and love. So when a character from Grey's Anatomy suggests that waffle Sundays should be a thing, our hearts melt. Remember who wants waffle Sundays?
Who is Owen's second wife?
Owen is introduced to us in season 5 as a love interest for Cristina and eventually the character becomes part of the main cast. His relationship with Cristina is a great part of the character's development. According to Wikipedia "McKidd's connection with fellow actress Sandra Oh has been acclaimed amongst critics, with Matt Roush of TV Guide calling the 'instant sparks' between McKidd and Oh 'electrifying'" and we couldn't agree more. Unfortunately Cristina leaves in season 10, but Owen stays. He's here up until now and we're grateful. He has been married twice. Remember the name of Owen's second wife?
Teddy was in love with...?
Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) is introduced to us in season 6. We're not sure how to feel about her in the beginning even if she eventually becomes a fan favorite! According to Wikipedia "we see Teddy as a person who is willing to do whatever possible to make herself a much appreciated doctor and friend at Grey Sloan. Teddy is referred to as the 'Desert Barbie'" a label which is both accurate and funny! When she first arrives, it's clear that she has feelings for a doctor at Grey Sloan Memorial. She is in love even if she's not ready to talk about it. Remember the doctor that has Teddy's heart?
Who is Amelia's person on her wedding day?
Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) asks Owen to marry her after he shows her the house he has bought for his future family and life. Although Amelia wants to do this, her family doesn't approve of her decision, so they decide not to attend the ceremony. Scorsone has stated at The Hollywood Reporter that "What [Amelia's] looking for is permission to be happy and that is a permission that is not going to come. She's looking to get that from all of the people who are no longer in her life: Derek, her dad and people who aren't alive to give her that permission." There is only one choice left. Remember who is Amelia's person on her wedding day?
Who stops April from getting married to Matthew?
April Kepner (Sarah Drew) was introduced to us in season 6 and was added to the main cast in season 7. April is someone that we might find it hard to empathize with in the beginning. According to Wikipedia "ABC noted her determination, thoroughness, and intelligence as her main traits, while her insecurity, over-eagerness and vulnerability were highlighted as her main weakness." Both her strengths and her weaknesses help us understand her after we get to know her a bit. In season 10, April almost gets married. The almost refers to the fact that someone stopped the wedding. Remember who got up and said, "I love you" to April publicly?
Where does April go after she loses her child?
When April decides to leave once again after she loses her son, Jackson doesn't take it very well. In fact, when April returns back to Seattle he gives her divorce papers to sign and end their marriage. We couldn't believe what was happening. We thought Jackson and April were endgame. And so did Sarah Drew apparently since she said at TV Guide "I thought Jackson and April were meant to get back together and they were going to get married again and realize they'd been crazy and it was just going to be this long, slow burn." Well that last trip was one of the last blows. Remember where April went after she lost her son?
Name this character
This character is introduced to us in season 6 and he is portrayed by Jason George. He married one of our favorite doctors and after many years of working at Grey Sloan Memorial, he decided that he needed a change. So, the character shared his screen time with Grey's Anatomy and Shonda Rhimes' Station 19. Jason George said at ABC Primetime "I'm a military kid, my dad was in the Navy, and I love that we are telling the story of how hard it is for the families of first responders, military people, people who put their lives on the line for other people, I love that they are telling this story of how hard it is." That is a great point! Remember this character's name?
Who does Andrew kiss on Jo and Alex's wedding?
Andrew DeLucca (Giacomo Gianniotti) is introduced to us after Derek lost his life and many fans thought that he was the new Derek. According to Wikipedia "however, Gianniotti denied that this was the case, and even had a particular quote saying, 'I’m just a new character on the show. I’m not filling any void.'" Well a few years later, things might not be exactly like that. His love life is a bit more complicated than he initially thought perhaps. We see an example of this in Alex and Jo's wedding. To be more exact, Andrew kisses someone. Remember which person Andrew kissed?
Where does Addison move after she leaves Seattle?
When Addison realizes that no matter what she does Derek won't be able to let Meredith go, she can't take it anymore. She even leaves Seattle at some point. The creator Shonda Rhimes gave a quote about Walsh's departure from Grey's Anatomy. She touched on her starring in Private Practice and said, "I discovered I had endless stories to write for her. Grey's is mainly about young people starting their careers. I realized Kate could anchor a show about people 10 years down the line — what happens if they didn't achieve their dreams, or if they did?" Where did Addison go?
Name Meredith and Derek's first child
Meredith and Derek really wanted to have a baby. They tried, but it turned out that having a baby would be a bit difficult for them. At some point they decide to adopt a baby from Alex's Africa program. Now "according to Meredith, [her daughter] is very good at getting people to submit to her will, seeing as how she got Derek to wear a princess crown at a tea party" (thanks Wikipedia!). That baby girl made Meredith and Derek the happiest we've ever seen them and so we rejoiced with them. Remember the name of that baby girl?