Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
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She's Leaving Home: Part 1 

Jackson struggles to understand April's decision; Ben & Bailey discuss their future; a patient revisits Callie; Amelia tries to deal with her past.


Chris Hayden


Shonda Rhimes (created by), Stacy McKee




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pompeo ... Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin Chambers ... Dr. Alex Karev
Chandra Wilson ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Kevin McKidd ... Dr. Owen Hunt
Jessica Capshaw ... Dr. Arizona Robbins
Sarah Drew ... Dr. April Kepner
Jesse Williams ... Dr. Jackson Avery
Caterina Scorsone ... Dr. Amelia Shepherd
Camilla Luddington ... Dr. Jo Wilson
Jerrika Hinton ... Dr. Stephanie Edwards
Kelly McCreary ... Dr. Maggie Pierce
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Kevin Alejandro ... Officer Dan Pruitt


Meredith reveals the news of Derek's death at the hospital, with everyone taking it hard except Amelia, who hides behind morbid jokes about her brother being dead. After the funeral, Meredith goes AWOL after leaving a note. Bailey and Ben discuss their different opinions about extraordinary measures if anything happens to them. Catherine rejects Richard's proposal before he can even ask her. Dan, Callie's chief of police one-time date, is admitted to the hospital after an accident. Owen and April go overseas for a planned three-month military surgical training program, but April keeps extending her leave despite Jackson's pleas for her to come home. Jackson and Jo work on a pair of burn victims who bond over their circumstances. Written by Meredith

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

30 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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She's Leaving Home is a song by The Beatles. See more »


As the life support equipment attached to Derek is being switched off, all of the infusion pumps display for a gentamicin (antibiotic) infusion. There would not be multiple infusions of the same antibiotic. See more »


Dr. Amelia Shepherd: You've never lost the love of your life. You've never cried over the person you loved most in this world. You don't know how that messes a person up. You've never had to claw your way back from that.
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »


In the Sun
Performed by Aron Wright
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Re: How to View episodes you've missed ASAP while still available online.
1 May 2015 | by DonnaTNSee all my reviews

Go to the network's web site (FOR FREE!!!!) ( and you can see episodes of shows you've RECENTLY missed (available for a limited time only!!) They are usually posted the day after they are aired on live TV. But they are only available for a few weeks. Eventually newer episodes roll the older ones off the play list online!! This is how I caught up on the last few weeks before last night's show. ;-)

I've been a fan of this show since day 1.

Even though losing Derek is a shock ~ it would be cool to see how Meredith (& her kids) deals with her sudden widowhood. (I would TOTALLY expect her to show up at Christina's door right away, with her kids in tow.) How could she lose Derek & NOT go see Christina???? Christina is "her person!"

I had a childhood friend who lost her husband last year, due to cancer. I lost my dad of a heart attack when I was 10. (He was 49.)

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