Grey's Anatomy: Season 12 (2015 - 2016)

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Season 12
Grey's Anatomy

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Grey's Anatomy reinvents itself after shedding much of its original ensemble, proving its longevity with an engrossing season that brings new players into the spotlight.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 162

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 24, 2015
2
Air date: Oct 1, 2015
3
Air date: Oct 8, 2015
4
Air date: Oct 15, 2015
5
Air date: Oct 22, 2015
6
Air date: Nov 5, 2015
7
Air date: Nov 12, 2015
8
Air date: Nov 19, 2015
9
Air date: Feb 11, 2016
10
Air date: Feb 18, 2016
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Tv Season Info

In the 12th season of this medical drama, after Richard and Catherine's wedding, April returns to her work in Jordan, despite the harm it causes to her relationship with Jackson. Meredith begins teaching the new interns in her new anatomy class. Miranda Bailey is made the new Chief of Surgery, which causes her husband Ben Warren to feel emasculated.

Cast

Ellen Pompeo
as Meredith Grey
Justin Chambers
as Alex Karev
Chandra Wilson
as Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr.
as Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez
as Callie Torres
Kevin Mckidd
as Owen Hunt
Jessica Capshaw
as Arizona Robbins
Jesse Williams
as Jackson Avery
Sarah Drew
as April Kepner
Jerrika Hinton
as Stephanie Edwards
Caterina Scorsone
as Amelia Shepherd
Kelly J. McCreary
as Margaret "Maggie" Pierce
Jason George
as Ben Warren
Samantha Sloyan
as Penny Blake
Martin Henderson
as Nathan Riggs
Giacomo Gianniotti
as Andrew DeLuca
Debbie Allen
as Catherine Avery
Joe Adler
as Isaac Cross
Sandra Oh
as Dr. Cristina Yang
Patrick Dempsey
as Dr. Derek Shepherd
Eric Dane
as Dr. Mark Sloan
Katherine Heigl
as Dr. Izzie Stevens
Eva Ariel Binder
as Sofia Torres
Scott Elrod
as Eric Thorpe
Linda Klein
as Scrub Nurse Linda
Shaan Sharma
as Omar Singh
Vivian Nixon
as Intern Hannah
Carl Lundstedt
as Reggie Dalton
Linara Washington
as Gretchen McKay
Sage Correa
as Gage Dean
Mandalynn Carlson
as Jessica Tanner
Skyler Shaye
as Katie Bryce
Casey Wilson
as Courtney Hall
Sarah Jane Morris
as Emily Vaughn
Joe Dinicol
as Mitchell
Irene Choi
as Ashley
Lance Henriksen
as Griffin McColl
Kyle Wise
as Christopher
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Critic Reviews for Grey's Anatomy Season 12

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Should Pompeo ever depart, as fans have worried for so long, we have proof, via season 12, that this show has a way of modifying its formula and format to accommodate new themes and relationships.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

So welcome back, Grey's, and thanks for reminding us that life does indeed go on - annoying sisters-in-law and all.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Derek's absence... forced the show to reexamine its identity and evolve in its 12th season, something many long-running series don't have to do. That's a big part of why Grey's has had such a powerful renaissance this year.

Jan 4, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's television that you can't just watch at your leisure. It demands that you watch it right now. In an age of on-demand viewing, it's the last remaining TV that has any sense of urgency.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

No better way for this season to end than with Meredith Grey side-eyeing the universe. Hard.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

This season has done a really great job of cementing Alex and Meredith's friendship... Part of that is purely the bond of shared trauma, but it's more than that - way back in season 2.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Jackson and April may be the rockiest couple of all time on Grey's Anatomy.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

In a season that had a lot of struggle, this year it ended happy, which is what these characters need.

Jun 22, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This was a great start to the twelfth season. I actually feel a bit on edge, as I wonder who among this group will have to endure heartache this season.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Is Grey's Anatomy actually returning to its roots?! It sure seems like it, and I, for one, am thrilled.

Sep 25, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grey's Anatomy: Season 12

  • Jul 09, 2020
    If you're still watching at this point you're into it and the arc of this season is weaker, but fresh. In typical Grey's fashion it ends with a wedding! Great final few episodes of the season!
  • Feb 17, 2020
    Between the show trying to make everyone gay or making sure that all white people are portrayed as evil I finally now understand why so many hated it. I mean I couldn't stand Meredith from the start but loved the characters and how it dealt with daily stuff and all. Then came the stupid politically correct crap and I'm now officially done with this show.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    it's honestly one of the best shows i've watched on netflix so far. It's interesting and it puts things into the nurses and the doctors point of view to help the viewers understand what they go through at work and shows how stress can affect the everyone else around them
  • Jul 15, 2019
    This season of rebirth was an amazing season with drama, tension, and the whole frenzy with Penny - worst character ever. The custody battle was emotional and though Callie made the wrong choice, I missed her after this season. The characters felt stronger and so did the story line, ending it with a great finale. Welcome to the world, Harriet!
  • Nov 04, 2018
    A série, de facto, perdeu qualidade após a morte de importantíssimos personagens para a história da Meredith e do Alex, por exemplo. Alguns episódios destacam-se, mais pela prestação dos atores do que pela qualidade dos casos médicos e dos enredos.
  • Oct 26, 2017
    This series just shows how good a show can be even if it's lost one of its most popular characters and still manages to not dewl on the past and have good stories to tell and some of the best stories of this show is here and just shows that you don't need a bomb or plane crash to tell a good story for example a custody battle can be just as thrilling
  • Jun 16, 2016
    Not a bad season overall, but I came away with the feeling that nothing was resolved and I'm not sure what the purpose of the season was at all. The growing sisterhood between Meredith and her two "sisters" is very touching but otherwise there was nothing all that exciting going on. The last episode didn't feel like a season finale at all.
  • Jun 05, 2016
    I can say I've seen many tv shows more than usual, and I can say that Grey's Anatomy is spectacular the best tv show I've seen in my life.
  • Jun 04, 2016
    I have been watching this show for years! Still my favorite.
  • Nov 06, 2015
    This was one of my favorite shows a decade ago. i pulled the plug on this long ago.

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