Grey's Anatomy: Season 6 (2009 - 2010)

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Season 6
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Air date: Sep 24, 2009

Season 6 premiere: With George's death overwhelming everyone, his mother (Debra Monk) arrives but can't decide what to do with his organs. Also arriving at the hospital: a British backpacker who lost an arm in a speedboat accident; and a 15-year-old whose previous doctor diagnosed him with "growing pains." Meanwhile, Derek gets a proposition from the hospital board; and staffers look for diversions from their grief (Derek and Meredith find one in bed).

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Air date: Sep 24, 2009

Conclusion of the Season 6 premiere. Staffers coping with George's death look for diversions. Meredith and Derek find one in bed, but Dr. Wyatt advises Cristina and Owen not to have sex.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2009

Izzie returns to work amid fears of impending layoffs, which lead residents to jockey for positions at the hospital. Meanwhile, Bailey and Alex's difficult case is further complicated by the patient's schizophrenic son.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2009

Meredith must treat her father, Thatcher (Jeff Perry), who's suffering from liver failure; Izzie empathizes with a tumor-riddled patient; and Mark tricks Cristina into assisting on an unusual surgery because he's annoyed with her competitive nature.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2009

It's Day 1 of the Seattle Grace-Mercy West merger, and residents react as though their jobs are on the line. They are, especially Izzie's. Meanwhile, Callie's father (Hector Elizondo) gets a priest to urge her to date men. Callie's enraged, and Arizona stands by her.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2009

When a burn victim dies unexpectedly in the ER, the chief and Larry Jennings (Mitch Pileggi) look to find out which resident is responsible, and all of them have some explaining to do.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2009

Derek tests the Chief's authority in the case of a hospital lab tech with a tumor wrapped around his spine.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2009

Arizona faces a conflict of interest over a 10-year-old patient whose rich parents are planning to donate $25 million to the hospital. Meanwhile, Cristina tests her boundaries with Owen at the hospital; and Alex must deal with Izzie's hospital bills.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2009

Owen recruits a fellow Iraq-war vet (Kim Raver) as the new cardiothoracic surgeon, and Cristina questions the move for both personal and professional reasons. Meanwhile, Izzie returns with her high-school mentor, who's seeking treatment for dementia; and the stresses caused by the merger are taking their toll on the Chief.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2009

Bailey's father (Frankie Faison) visits for the holidays, and he voices his disapproval of her life choices. Meanwhile, a woman from Mark's past shows up, complicating things with Lexie; and Meredith defends the Chief when he's criticized by Thatcher (Jeff Perry).

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In the sixth series of this medical drama, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) bask in the glow of being unofficially married, while the abrupt marriage between Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and Alex (Justin Chambers) begins to fall apart in the wake of a patient mishap. Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) see their relationship intensify, despite Callie's father's attempts to get her to renounce her homosexuality. Meanwhile, Meredith makes a personal sacrifice to help her ill father (Jeff Perry); and Mark (Eric Dane) discovers that he is a father when his 18-year-old daughter shows up, pregnant and in need of a place to stay.

Critic Reviews for Grey's Anatomy Season 6

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

I'm not sure the show could have held my attention for another season of crippling sadness. This way, we'll be able to watch the Seattle Grace staff deal with the tragedy after the initial bombshell shock wears off.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

While the return of our favorite oversexed surgeons was wobbly, it had its moments - and was characteristically chock full of quotable moments.

Oct 2, 2013 | Full Review…

I am at least convinced that nerve-racked Meredith and her buddy band of handsome cutups have a higher calling than liposuction, insurance fraud, grandstanding, and golf.

Oct 10, 2009 | Full Review…

There was no opportunity for suspense, or tears, or anger, or horror, or some good old-fashioned monologuing left unexplored. Huge stakes, huge emotions, great performances from everybody and a sense of creeping horror.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Maybe its ability to stay in the headlines keeps the show fresh in my mind, but Shonda Rhimes and Co. keep providing new reasons to watch each week.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Most of these characters were merely changing back to what they were several seasons ago. This is not a good thing and it's not meant to be, for them, at least. Frankly, it's even worse for us.

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

This is Grey's Anatomy and with that comes the usual drama, sex, love and whacky medical mysteries thrown in the mix to keep things moving. If that's what you're looking for, I think you'll enjoy the season premiere just fine.

Sep 5, 2013 | Full Review…

The episode titles set the stage, but there were plenty of developments and vintage Grey's Anatomy moments you never saw coming.

Sep 25, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grey's Anatomy: Season 6

  • Sep 30, 2019
    Mind blowing excitement ..climax to the series is unreal
  • Jan 08, 2019
    You lost me for quite a few weeks because of Georges death. It was the hardest on to go through on the show and to this day I still can't watch that episode again.
  • Dec 04, 2018
    Grey’s Anatomy is not just a show about surgeons, it is also a drama, comedy and romance, it not only mixes all those things together but also combines the complications of science today. The show is so intense it keeps you at the edge of your seat. Excites you. Pulls you in where you can not stop watching. Especially the surgeries. They seem so real, with the blood spattering, guts popping, beating hearts, pulsing brains The surgeons all have special things they do before cutting open a patient. Pops their knuckles, says something, pray, etc. One in particular is Derek Shepherd. Before he starts on a surgery he says “It’s a great day to save lives, now let’s get started”. Cliffhangers are the best for this show. They leave you wanting more and guessing at the end of the episodes. Many episodes throughout all the seasons. Grey's Anatomy is nothing but an inspiring, intense, dramatic show that will have you binge watching for days. I’d recommend this show to anyone and everyone.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    Esta temporada foi boa, mas, de facto, não foi a melhor. Chorei durante o primeiro episódio quando soube com certeza que o George estava morto e acho que senti muitas emoções, desde o riso, a empolgação, o horror, o medo e a tristeza. As minhas únicas críticas a esta temporada são a saída da Izzie e a razoável qualidade de alguns episódios.
  • Aug 09, 2017
    Grey's Anatomy: Season 6 proves with its talented cast be capable of bring thrills and interest to medical series.
  • Mar 24, 2015
    A nice comeback year, for a great drama

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