Grey's Anatomy: Season 4 (2007 - 2008)

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Air date: Sep 27, 2007

Cristina returns from her "honeymoon" (with Meredith) and begins looking for Burke. At the hospital, new chief resident Callie welcomes a new batch of interns---including George, who is repeating his intern year, and Meredith's half sister Lexie (Chyler Leigh). Meanwhile, Richard resumes his post as chief of surgery, while Bailey tries to acclimate herself to her new duties at the hospital; Derek, at an impasse with Meredith, looks to fellow doctors for friendship.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2007

The residents and interns treat the victims of an apartment-building explosion, while Alex investigates its cause; Mama Burke (Diahann Carroll) returns to collect her son's things while Cristina gets rid of her wedding presents; Lexie Grey tries to have a heart-to-heart with an unwilling Meredith; Callie is overwhelmed with her duties as chief resident while Bailey searches for an outlet for her pent-up leadership skills.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2007

George's skill level at the hospital impresses the new interns, who don't know his "repeater" status. But life isn't as simple at home, where George feels he must tell Callie about his indiscretion with Izzie. Meanwhile, Meredith halfheartedly helps Lexie with her first emergency patient; and Mark and Richard attempt a radical new surgery to save a woman's ability to speak.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2007

Adele Webber rushes the niece who had her prom at Seattle Grace back to the hospital for treatment; Izzie reveals her feelings for George to a mutual friend, and the reaction is not what she expects; Derek shows Cristina how to be a better teaching resident; and Norman (Edward Herrmann), an intern who's considerably older than his colleagues, misdiagnoses one of Meredith's patients.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2007

Halloween is a day of surprises (both good and bad) for the doctors of Seattle Grace: Alex receives an unexpected visit from Ava/Rebecca; Meredith is convinced that her mother's ashes are haunting her; Cristina is snubbed by a surgeon she admires; and Callie announces George and Izzie's affair to their fellow doctors.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2007

With his wife filing for divorce, the Chief decides he needs to spend a "gentlemen's evening" with his fellow male surgeons; Cristina and Izzie heatedly compete for the same surgeries (and the favor of new cardiothoracic chief Erica Hahn); Meredith treats the survivor of a skydiving accident; the doctors treat two injured finalists in a bridal-gown promotional competition.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2007

George and Izzie's romantic chemistry is put to the test; Derek asks for more than just sex from Meredith; Mark develops an unexpected crush on a fellow surgeon; and Callie's job as chief resident is jeopardized after she delegates many of her duties to Bailey.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2007

The ER is filled with teenagers after a school-bus crash; Bailey treats a patient who was her high-school crush; Derek dates a fellow doctor; and Thatcher sees Meredith for the first time since his second wife Susan's death.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2007

Meredith and the Chief struggle to save paramedics injured in an ambulance crash; Bailey treats a patient who refuses her help; Ava returns to see Alex---and meets his new girlfriend.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2007

Meredith works furiously to save a paramedic trapped in an ambulance; Lexie literally holds the life of a patient (Seth Green) in her hands; Derek must rely on nurse Rose to save a patient when an OR computer breaks down; and Bailey keeps Tucker waiting while she operates on a white supremacist.

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In the fourth series of the popular medical drama, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Cristina (Sandra Oh), Alex (Justin Chambers) and Izzie (Katherine Heigl) graduate to resident status, while George (T.R. Knight) must repeat his intern year after failing his exam. That's not George's only problem: He must also deal with the fallout of betraying his marriage vows to Callie (Sara Ramirez) as he and Izzie try to figure out if they truly are more than friends. Callie lets the stress of her marriage get to her, and it affects her ability to perform as chief resident, a position that Bailey (Chandra Wilson) coveted. Bailey's own marital woes come to a head when her little boy is hurt in an accident at home, while the Chief (James Pickens Jr.) makes strides in repairing his marriage after his ill niece returns to the hospital. Cristina deals with the pain of her failed wedding to Burke by throwing herself into her other love, cardiothoracic surgery. But much to her dismay, Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) is the new head of this department, and Cristina and Erica clash. Also new on staff is Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), George's fellow intern and Meredith's half sister, whom Meredith does her best to avoid. Meredith is on the outs with Derek (Patrick Dempsey), which leaves him free to pursue a nurse named Rose (Lauren Stamile). Meanwhile, a group of nurses whom Mark (Eric Dane) has dated band together to try and stop his promiscuous ways. This prompts Mark to want to change, but he's not the only one looking for self-improvement---Meredith begins therapy with Dr. Wyatt (Amy Madigan). She then reconnects with Derek on a professional level as they work on clinical trials on patients with brain tumours. Alex also reconnects with someone as former patient and love interest Rebecca (Elizabeth Reaser) re-enters his life. However, things with her eventually turn complicated, for reasons he doesn't see at first.

Critic Reviews for Grey's Anatomy Season 4

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Grey's has had its batteries recharged for most of this season, and done that in part by stepping away from some of the weirder impulses of seasons past

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Grey's Anatomy wore out its welcome.

Sep 21, 2006 | Full Review…

The special two-hour episode of Grey's Anatomy titled "The Other Side Of This Life" aired tonight and to be honest, with the exception of being two hours long and devoting half of its time to the Addison-California story,

Oct 2, 2013 | Full Review…

Ummm.... wow. I've been trying to wrap my mind around this season finale and all that will pass through my head is just...wow.

Oct 2, 2013 | Full Review…

It gives it to you in sweet and syrupy doses, and is enough to handle at any temperature, which always seems to be hot, hot, hot on this show.

Oct 2, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It had enough heart and satisfactory reconciliations to bring the season full circle so that season five can start anew.

May 23, 2008 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grey's Anatomy: Season 4

  • Sep 08, 2020
    The weakest season of all. I don't hate it all around, but it was my least favorite. The George/Izzie and Derek/Rose relationships were unbearable to watch. Rose was bland and had no chemistry with Derek whatsoever, and George/Izzie are just, I, uh, whatever. I'm glad they ended it before things got worse. The characters weren't themselves, and the storyline wasn't the best this season. Can't blame them due to the Writer's Guild of America East/West strike back in 2007. The aspects of this season that I did end up liking was the candle house in the finale, MerDer is back together, Alex grew as a character with Ava, Lexie Grey's introduction, and Addison Montgomery's surprise guest appearance in "Piece of My Heart".
  • Nov 04, 2018
    LEXIE, LEXIE, LEXIE!!!! O meu grande amorzinho da série chegou... Infelizmente, não por muito. Enfim... A série continua a ter um grande desenrolar nesta temporada, graças aos interessantes casos médicos e às novas personagens que se aventuram no hospital. Devo dizer que adorei a aparição de Addison no episódio "Piece of My Heart".
  • Jan 15, 2015
    This show lost me this season.... it drags, it's not as funny and enough is enough...

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