Grey's Anatomy: Season 9 (2012 - 2013)

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Season 9
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Air date: Sep 27, 2012

In the ninth-season opener, the doctors try to deal with the fallout from the plane crash, which includes adjusting to changes and moving on from loss.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2012

A flashback to the aftermath of the plane crash recounts how the victims dealt with the disaster. Meanwhile, back at Seattle Grace, the doctors seek peace from the turmoil.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2012

The plane-crash survivors face a difficult choice, which will have far-reaching effects. Elsewhere, Jackson and April are put in a stressful situation when they're obligated to work together; and Alex must exercise some self-restraint with an intern.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2012

Meredith stops discussing her surgeries with Derek in an effort to be sensitive to his situation; Richard seeks Catherine's assistance with a difficult operation; and Arizona wrestles with her new reality, making Callie and Alex confront their guilt.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2012

Meredith and Cristina lean on each other and maintain their long-distance friendship as Meredith deals with a case that affects her personally, while Cristina provides assistance on a difficult cardiac operation.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2012

The crash victims proceed with their lawsuit, which requires them to face their injuries. Meanwhile, Bailey sneakily gets Arizona to assist with a pediatric case; and Cristina works on adjusting to her new surroundings.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2012

Bailey and Ben disagree over wedding plans. Meanwhile, Cristina and Owen take stock of their relationship; and Callie wants Jackson to help her with Derek's dilemma, but Jackson gets distracted by a surprise involving April.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2012

Meredith wants Heather to help repair Derek's hand, even if it requires pushing the limits. Meanwhile, Cristina encourages her interns to get competitive with each other; Alex sees a different side of Jo; and Shane learns an important lesson from April.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2012

Bailey gets nervous as she prepares for her wedding, so Richard helps calm her down. Meanwhile, Lizzie clashes with Meredith; and Callie and Jackson attempt to persuade Derek to undergo a high-risk surgery to repair his hand.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2013

Bailey's wedding is in limbo while she focuses on saving Adele. Elsewhere, Cristina and Owen are indecisive about following through with their divorce; Arizona and Callie try to spice things up; and a group of injured bikers are brought to the hospital.

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In the ninth series of this medical drama, several doctors who were on board a small plane that went down struggle with the aftermath of the life-changing plane crash, which resulted in both severe injuries and deaths. Cristina (Sandra Oh) decides to accept a fellowship in Minnesota as a way of moving on, and she and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) pursue a major lawsuit concerning the crash. Meanwhile, Meredith is happy to learn that she's pregnant again; and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) gets cold feet en route to her wedding to Ben (Jason George). Career-wise, Bailey also encounters some trouble when she becomes the target of a CDC investigation.

Critic Reviews for Grey's Anatomy Season 9

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

TV is at its best when it emotionally connects, and even when it seems to be otherwise merrily hurtling off a cliff, Grey's Anatomy is nothing but emotional connection, which is more than other, more consistently better shows can say.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

All in all,... a solid return to form.

Sep 28, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's still one good reason to keep watching: Where else can you find such deep friendships between female co-workers?

Sep 24, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

There's still life left in Grey's.

Sep 27, 2012 | Full Review…

I found myself even more in love with Owen (didn't think that was possible) and more frustrated with Christina. If you've gone through a traumatic event, of course Owen would be the person you'd want at your side.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

This is so much more than a breakdown: it's a breakthrough for queer characters on network television.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Grey's Anatomy has developed into a fine example of how a TV show can mature beyond its initial purpose.

Oct 19, 2012 | Full Review…

Grey's Anatomy always knows how to bring the drama and they did not fail in the Season 9 premiere.

Sep 27, 2012 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grey's Anatomy: Season 9

  • Nov 04, 2018
    Enredo muito bom, emoções mistas, boa prestação dos atores... Só acho que faltou um pouco de ênfase em relação aos pacientes e aos pequenos elementos que fazem do hospital um lugar onde tudo pode acontecer.
  • Nov 29, 2017
    Shanda Rhimes, writer/director/producer extraordinaire, possesses an ability to introduce a character that has little significance to a story, and weave them into an intricate part of the emotion balance of the narrative. Rhimes exercises this skill quite frequently in the renowned ABC show, Greys Anatomy. This medical based drama with comedic and suspenseful undertones is a 14-season long journey of love, hate, turmoil, terror, growth, and success that leaves you more drawn into the world of Seattle Grace Hospital than you ever thought possible. Throughout the entire length of the series, creator Rhimes repeatedly makes you fall in love with characters who you thought you would hate forever. One of the finest examples of this is in the final episodes of season 8, as the back-stabbing, wife-stealing, airheaded manwhore Mark Sloan reveals his true feelings for his love interest and shows the tenderness of his heart as he takes his final breaths. Do not turn down this show because of your fear of medical gore before considering the reward of seeing such relatable hardships be overcome by the Seattle Grace/Mercy West clan. Somehow this show, riddled with heartfelt healing stories, never grows cold even though it’s story has been continued for years.
  • Nov 09, 2017
    With great trepidation, I delved into season nine of Grey's Anatomy and it was a really good decision. You still have some writers who need to get laid, but the characters begin to take on a real flavor as opposed to the cartoon of seasons past. While it's empty calorie fun with some tears it's still a decent enough show to watch on a cold winters' night.
  • Aug 10, 2017
    It is undeniable that Grey's Anatomy: Season 9 has its high points, but it isn't interesting or flawlessly emotional as it used to be.
  • May 16, 2014
    The plane crash brought Grey's Anatomy back to the forefront of television. After lagging in drama for the past few seasons, this game changer shook everything up and changed the course of the series.

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