Here Are the Best Grey’s Anatomy Episodes, According to the Cast
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Here Are the Best Episodes of 'Grey's Anatomy,' According to the Cast
Grey's Anatomy became the longest-running medical drama in television primetime history on Thursday night. and as a Grey's fan, I couldn't be happier. Recently, the current season 15 cast of Grey's opened up to Good Morning America about their favorite episodes of all time – and considering a few of them have been there since the beginning, I would love to hear their take. So, are you ready to dive in and take a trip down memory lane? Here are the best episodes of Grey's Anatomy, according to the cast.
Yes, they mention the bomb episode. So, be prepared.
Chandra Wilson, who has played Miranda Bailey since the first episode of Grey's Anatomy in 2005 revealed that her favorite episode is the very first one that premiered on ABC.
Why? Well, because it set up what was coming.
"I feel like that's the one that established what our show was going to be," Wilson said.
'Into You Like a Train'
According to showrunner Krista Vernoff, one of her favorite episodes was an old one, but it still fresh in her mind.
"I just re-watched the episode that I got nominated for an Emmy for, which was 'Into You Like a Train.' That's probably my favorite episode," Vernoff said.
For those of you that don't remember, 'Into You Like a Train' introduced fans to the devastating patients who were stuck together by a pole after a major train crash.
However, Vernoff also notes that one of her favorite moments from the episode was when Sandra Oh's Cristina Yang was "running around the hospital looking for a leg."
'At Last' & 'Family Affair'
Owen Hunt's Kevin McKidd and Amelia Shepherd's Caterina Scorsone haven't been on Grey's Anatomy for as long as some of the OGs. However, their favorite memory is one of their earlier ones.
"I like the episode where we get married and you run off in the rain," McKidd told Scorsone in the interview.
"That was such a nice wedding once they got me back," Caterina laughed, agreeing with her onscreen husband.
'Who Is He (and What Is He to You)'
While most of the actors loved episodes when they first started the show, Jesse Williams, who plays Jackson Avery, revealed that he loved one of Jackson's storylines from season 14, when Jackson met his father.
"One of my favorite storylines was around family and parenthood if you didn't have a dad growing up...[and] going to find him," Williams revealed. "But sometime you gotta be careful what you wish for."
Williams also added that this storyline was huge for his character's arc, revealing that it "was a really pivotal moment for him and his growth."
'It's the End of the World' & 'As We Know It'
Turns out that most of the characters, including James Pickens Jr. and Justin Chambers, mentioned that their favorite episode was the bomb episode, which aired immediately after the 2006 Super Bowl and garnered 38.1 million people.
"That episode was really riveting," Pickens Jr. said. "It had so many moving parts to it."
When asked for any juicy behind-the-scenes stories, Ellen Pompeo delivered.
Back when they were shooting the bomb explosion scene where Meredith gets blown back, Pompeo ended up having to do the stunt.
Initially, there was a stunt woman. However, like true Grey's Anatomy fashion, things went horribly wrong.
"They attach a vest to her and they would attach this cable to the vest and they pull her back," Pompeo said. "And the stuntwoman banged her head on the floor and got a concussion and got taken away in an ambulance. And then the director said, "Okay, Pompeo, you're up!'"
While Pompeo did the stunt, she claims that she wouldn't do it today. "The big difference when you're 33 and when you're 49 is today I would have said 'No way,'" Pompeo said.