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Grey's Anatomy 12 Seasons 2009

Season 5
(301) IMDb 8.9/10

22. What a Difference a Day Makes TV-14 CC

A group of college students are rushed to Seattle Grace following a serious car crash on their way to the graduation ceremonies.

Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh
44 minutes
Original air date:
May 7, 2009

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143 of 146 people found the following review helpful By The Opinionista on May 20, 2009
Format: DVD
Somewhere halfway through this 5th season, I decided it would be my last. I was even tempted to stop right then and there. I think this happened around the same time that Izzie was having mind-boggling sex with Denny (the dead ex). But I decided to wait until the end. Who knows why?

And I am so glad I did. I have just finished watching the season finale. I have been downloading the episodes from iTunes since the season will not be out in DVD for a while. I still wanted to write a review in case you are hesitating to buy this season.

So without further delay or hesitation I say BUY IT. The 2nd half of the season more than makes up for the weaknesses in the first half, and the season finale is so good that it's worth to get it just for this. Well, to be honest, the season finale is devastating. So much so that it reignites your desire to watch the show and come back for the 6th Season.
But getting back to Season 5....there are a few reasons why this season is very good:

1. The Derek/Meredith situation is resolved and this is great. It is good to see a happy ending to these 2, especially after 4 years of following their ups and downs. The show's creator wanted to deliver this to the fans and she made the right call on this. I think people would have been turned off if Meredith and Derek had split permanently or if their story would have kept being dragged on.

2. What started as the unlikely couple of Sloan and Lexi, has developed into a really nice story line where he sheds his playboy lifestyle for a more committed relationship. Lexi's character is also growing quite nicely, from an almost defenseless "little girl" to a mature woman that centers Sloan.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Thompson on September 15, 2009
Format: DVD
I have worshiped and adored Grey's Anatomy since the second season. It's been a ritual for me to turn off my phones and other electronic devices to glue myself to the television to watch this tantalizing series unfold. Although the show fell off the track in seasons 3, 4, and to some extent in the early part of this season; I watched every moment of it. The storyline with Izzie was just hard to deal with at times, but i stuck by it. I am so glad I did; the last half of the season was brilliant. SPOILERS follow: If you are a Meredith and Derek fan they have worked their issues out and are truly great this season. The addition of Owen Hunt has brought new life back to the series, and to Christina. While I wasn't to crazy about the pairing of Sloane and Lexie, they have really grown on me. The crossover episodes with Private Practice were wonderful. The hundredth episode is one of the best, but the finale is what left me with chills. From start to finish it is easily one of the most powerful episodes of the series. Meredith's realization of "John Doe's" identity as George was nothing short of incredible, the moment Izzie's memory returns and the she flat lines took my breath away, and Meredith's voice over telling the audience to say "I love you" to the people in our lives before they are gone makes you realize the importance of those three words. However the final scene is what really makes the episode, with Izzie going into the elevator with her "prom" dress, and the door opening to George dressed in his army uniform, as they both flat-line, you realize it is very likely that one of them will not come out of this alive. That scene is truly haunting, and the song that plays in that scene "Off I Go" by Greg Laswell makes the scene truly unforgettable.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eve Galewitz on November 18, 2009
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Shonda Rhimes outdid herself this season with the Denny-Izzy storyline. It was practically a movie in and of itself with Ms. Heigl & Mr. Morgan playing their ill-fated romance to death DO US NOT part. On the other side, Izzy seems to finally made of man of the chip on his shoulder bigger than a boulder Dr. Alex Korev. Also well played by Justin Chambers

Meredith & Derek became almost secondary characters until Derek's breakdown following an unsuccessful surgery - which was not a bad thing as the show tended to rest a little to heavily on McDreamy & Mare and there on-again off-again silliness. Meredith was much more interesting interacting with her Mom's diaries, dealing with her mixed feelings for the "chief" and with her "person" Christina Yang. And speaking of my favorite cold-hearted surgical resident, we finally found out a little about how she got that way through her sudden passion for McArmy surgeon Owen Hunt. McKidd was a perfect addition to the cast & a great foil for Yang, who needed a man with a little more angst than Mcdreamy & McSteamy provide.
McSteamy & little Gray gave Gray's the comic turn it needed to keep from drowning in the drama, with Lexie showing Dr. love 'em and leave 'em Sloan what it feels to be the woman in the relationship. Also bringing up the comedy factor was the adorable Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torres, who when not fixing broken bones was exploring her sexuality with both genders.

Chandra Wilson deserved special praise for taking Dr. Bailey to a whole other level in Season 5. Watching her compassion while hold a dying child, or like a little girl at Christmas with her new medical equipment or facing divorce she was all over the place emotionally. What a performance.
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