Grey's Anatomy (season 7)

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Grey's Anatomy (season 7)
Grey's Anatomy Season 7 DVD Cover.jpg
DVD cover art for the seventh season of
Grey's Anatomy
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes22
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) – May 19, 2011 (2011-05-19)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1September 13, 2011
Region 2May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28)[1]
Region 4November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)[2]
Season chronology
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Season 6
Next →
Season 8
 
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Grey's Anatomy (season 7)
Grey's Anatomy Season 7 DVD Cover.jpg
DVD cover art for the seventh season of
Grey's Anatomy
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes22
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) – May 19, 2011 (2011-05-19)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1September 13, 2011
Region 2May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28)[1]
Region 4November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)[2]
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 6
Next →
Season 8

The seventh season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, commenced airing on September 23, 2010 on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), and concluded on May 19, 2011 ending the season with a total of 22 episodes. The season was produced by ABC Studios, in association with Shondaland Production Company and The Mark Gordon Company; the showrunner being Shonda Rhimes.

Plot[edit]

This season starts a little while after the season six finale, where the shooting in the hospital took place, and deals with all of the doctors trying to get their lives back to normal. Cristina seems to be the most affected by the shooting, quitting her job, because she doesn't believe she loves surgery anymore, eventually to come back. In the beginning of the season Cristina and Owen marry, while Callie and Arizona's relationship takes a turn for the worse when Arizona goes to Africa after getting the Carder Madison Grant. With Callie in ruins after breaking up, she ends up sleeping with Mark only to find out she's pregnant, just as Arizona comes back confessing her love for Callie. The season also focuses on Meredith and Derek starting an Alzheimer trial, with Meredith suspecting that Adele may have Alzheimer's. Richard doesn't believe Adele could have Alzheimer's only to eventually accept their offer and put her in the trial. Season Seven shows the show's first musical episode, after Callie and Arizona are in a car accident, and Callie and the baby's life are put in danger, and Mark and Arizona are forced to decide who to save if Callie were to die. When Meredith messes up, and finds out that Adele won't get the drug, and switches them she takes a risk with her job, only to have Alex find out and to tell Hunt. At the end of the season Cristina finds out that she's pregnant, and decides that she doesn't want to keep the baby, with Alex being kicked out of Meredith's house, and Derek leaving Meredith with Zola, the baby they're trying to adopt, questioning if he can have a relationship with someone who could lie like that. Another central story-line in the series is Lexie and Mark, after Lexie decides that she's going to give Mark a second chance, he tells her that Callie is pregnant, and she effectively ends their relationship, and starts one with Jackson.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Kristine Sandvik

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

The number in the "No. in series" column refers to the episode's number within the overall series, whereas the number in the "No. in season" column refers to the episode's number within this particular season. "U.S. viewers in millions" refers to the number of Americans in millions who watched the episodes live. The seventh season's episodes are altogether 946 minutes in length.

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1271"With You I'm Born Again"Rob CornKrista VernoffSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23)14.32[3]
A trauma counselor, Dr. Perkins, tries to help the hospital staff in the recovery and to assess each doctor's readiness to return to work. Cristina and Owen plan their wedding, while Meredith fails to get approved for surgery. Derek quickly returns to work with adrenaline but worries Meredith when he continuously speeds while driving. 
1282"Shock to the System"Tom VericaWilliam HarperSeptember 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)12.53[4]
Meredith tells Derek about her miscarriage; Bailey won't let Alex operate until he removes the bullet on his chest; and Cristina has post-traumatic stress disorder during an operation. 
1293"Superfreak"Michael PressmanMark WildingOctober 7, 2010 (2010-10-07)12.75[5]
Derek's sister, Amelia, shows up at the hospital, and things go awry between the siblings; the Chief tries to help Alex with his trauma of elevators; Meredith and Derek try to help Cristina with her post-traumatic stress. 
1304"Can't Fight Biology"Ed OrnelasPeter NowalkOctober 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)12.11[6]
Meredith and Derek receive some disturbing news from the obstetrician; a car crash brings more traumas. 
1315"Almost Grown"Chandra WilsonBrian TanenOctober 21, 2010 (2010-10-21)10.97[7]
The Chief puts the residents in charge while the attending surgeons compete for a million-dollar grant and Callie tries to psych everyone out. Derek tells the Chief of his wish to start a clinical trial for Alzheimer's when he fears Meredith will develop it. 
1326"These Arms of Mine"Stephen CraggStacy McKeeOctober 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)10.79[8]
A documentary film crew visits the hospital six months after the shooting to document the road to recovery for doctors and patients. Meanwhile, Derek and other surgeons prepare to do a double arm transplant on a logger who lost his arms in an accident four years previously. Alex treats a young girl who is slowly dying that no other doctor has been able to cure up to now. Alex, however, looks for an alternative cure. Derek is able to operate and save the logger. In the end, Alex manages to find a treatment that involves the growth of a trachea in vitro and saves the life of the girl. After Arizona receives an elite medical grant that means she has to move to Africa, she and Callie decide to go together. 
1337"That's Me Trying"Tony PhelanAustin GuzmanNovember 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)11.92[9]
Cristina is left alone to watch an ill patient while Teddy goes to retrieve his organ transplant. Owen puts the residents through a rigorous trauma certification drill. Mark and Lexie perform surgery on a woman who wants butt implants. Callie and Arizona prepare for their trip to Africa, but Arizona realizes she doesn't want Callie to go with her when she feels Callie will ruin it for her, causing Callie to end the relationship. 
1348"Something's Gotta Give"Jeannot SzwarcWilliam HarperNovember 11, 2010 (2010-11-11)11.13[10]
Cristina tries to decorate her house for a housewarming party while the hospital welcomes a new Pediatrics Attending, Dr. Robert Stark. Alex receives a verbal beatdown from Stark, and Jackson learns about something that happened to April that enrages him. 
1359"Slow Night, So Long"Rob BaileyZoanne ClackNovember 18, 2010 (2010-11-18)11.46[11]
The residents are on their own when they have to take a night-shift, and realize things go very differently at night. The attendings head to Joe's to celebrate Derek's grant for his clinical trial and are shocked when they learn Cristina has taken a job as a waitress there. 
13610"Adrift and at Peace"Allison Liddi-BrownTony Phelan & Joan RaterDecember 2, 2010 (2010-12-02)11.02[12]
Derek takes Cristina out on a fishing trip to help her with her problem. Teddy finds herself attracted to a patient who no longer has insurance, and ends up making a shocking suggestion. Lexie deals with a nurse who refuses to take orders from her and realizes she has to ask Mark for help. 
13711"Disarm"Debbie AllenKrista VernoffJanuary 6, 2011 (2011-01-06)11.64[13]
The doctors of Seattle Grace-Mercy West are confronted with what happened to them 6 months ago, when a student shoots dozens of students and teachers at a nearby school. While most of the doctors try to save the lives of their patients, Teddy has to be strong when she finds out she's operating on the shooter, while Cristina sets foot in the OR for the first time in months. 
13812"Start Me Up"Mark JacksonNatalie KrinskyJanuary 13, 2011 (2011-01-13)12.15[14]
All the residents are appointed a med student, whom they are supposed to teach. As the med students evaluate their teachers, they all receive negative evaluations, except for Alex, who was teamed up with a girl that eventually becomes a fling of his. Teddy faces difficulties as she has to make life-changing decisions for her patient, of whom she is the legal spouse. Arizona attempts to reconcile with Callie, but Callie refuses and ultimately reveals she is pregnant with Mark's child. 
13913"Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)"Kevin McKiddMark WildingFebruary 3, 2011 (2011-02-03)11.18[15]
Derek starts his Alzheimers clinical trial and reluctantly includes Meredith in it. Bailey starts tweeting during her surgeries, a concept that is opposed by Webber, but he decides to allow it after seeing it is a valuable teaching tool and allows surgeons from outside Seattle to assist during surgeries. Mark opens up to Lexie about Callie's pregnancy, while Callie starts getting paranoid over her child's health and struggles with the respective roles Mark and Arizona will play in the child's life. 
14014"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"Steve RobinAustin GuzmanFebruary 10, 2011 (2011-02-10)10.47[16]
Meredith and Lexie's father, Thatcher, is admitted to the hospital with kidney stones. Much to Lexie's shock, he is accompanied by a 20-year old girlfriend, Danni. Alex conflicts with the hospital's newest OB/GYN, but unintentionally wins her respect by remaining concerned over a case she dismissed him off. Mark tasks Avery to find out what is upsetting Lexie, causing Avery to find Lexie frustrating about people around her making major life changes, such as her father and Mark. Webber offers Meredith to continue on her deceased mother's clinical trial on diabetes, but she chooses to remain on her Alzheimer trial with Derek. 
14115"Golden Hour"Rob CornStacy McKeeFebruary 17, 2011 (2011-02-17)10.24[17]
Meredith, looking to prove she is Chief Resident material, learns that anything and everything can happen in an hour's time when she steps up to run the ER for a night; meanwhile, Bailey sneaks off with Eli and gets into a little mischief, and everyone is surprised when the Chief's wife, Adele, shows up as one of the ER patients. 
14216"Not Responsible"Debbie AllenDebora CahnFebruary 24, 2011 (2011-02-24)9.13[18]
Meredith must choose between her fertility treatments and her eyesight when she begins having trouble seeing, Mark makes it clear to Callie and Arizona that he takes his role as father-to-be very seriously, and April discovers there's more to Dr. Stark than first appears. 
14317"This Is How We Do It"Ed OrnelasPeter NowalkMarch 24, 2011 (2011-03-24)10.28[19]
Richard is desperate for Derek and Meredith to accept Adele into their Alzheimer's trial, but will Adele stand in her own way? Meanwhile Mark and Arizona have conflicting ideas of the kind of baby shower Callie wants, Teddy is freaked out when Henry has another health complication -- leaving them both a little exposed -- and the competitiveness amongst the residents for the Chief Resident position is amplified when Richard receives the green light for his diabetes clinical trial. 
14418"Song Beneath the Song"Tony PhelanShonda RhimesMarch 31, 2011 (2011-03-31)13.09[20]
In a series first, the music that has been at the heart of the show and been beloved by fans comes to life for Grey's Anatomy: The Music Event. A cataclysmic event rattles the doctors of Seattle Grace to the core, as Callie, on the verge of an enormous life-changing moment with Arizona, envisions her hospital and friends as it has never-been-seen before. "Chasing Cars" (Snow Patrol), "How to Save a Life" (The Fray) and "The Story" (Brandi Carlile) are among the songs performed by the cast. Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery guest stars. 
14519"It's a Long Way Back"Steve RobinWilliam HarperApril 28, 2011 (2011-04-28)10.67[21]
Everyone pulls together to help Callie and baby Sofia on their painstaking journeys to recovery in hopes of allowing mother and baby to finally meet; the sudden death of a clinical trial patient has Derek proceeding with more caution while Meredith makes a calculated and risky move; Alex treats a cranky old rich woman dying of cancer and gets an idea for a grandiose endeavor that is sure to get him the Chief Resident spot; and Teddy is pleasantly surprised by the return of a familiar face. 
14620"White Wedding"Chandra WilsonStacy McKeeMay 5, 2011 (2011-05-05)10.11[22]
As Callie and Arizona's wedding approaches, the couple quickly realize that the day they've been looking forward to is not turning out the way they'd envisioned. Meanwhile Alex continues to make the other residents jealous as he appears to be the top contender for Chief Resident. While Dr. Andrew Perkins presents Teddy with a very tempting proposition, Meredith and Derek decide to do something that will alter their lives forever. 
14721"I Will Survive"Tom VericaZoanne ClackMay 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)9.63[23]
Personal and work pressures are adding up and have Meredith visibly on edge, Owen conducts formal interviews for the Chief Resident position, Cristina grows increasingly defiant, Alex and Lucy's undefined relationship gets tested, and Jackson suddenly backs out of the Webber's diabetes trial. 
14822"Unaccompanied Minor"Rob CornDebora CahnMay 19, 2011 (2011-05-19)9.89[24]
News of Meredith's dishonesty in the clinical trial comes to light, leading to unanticipated consequences for both her and others. Cristina finds herself in a compromising situation, which forces her to decide between her career and her relationship. Meanwhile, Owen posts his decision for chief resident and Teddy makes a surprising choice regarding her love life -- and her future. 

DVD Release[edit]

Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Seventh Season - More Heartbeats[25]
Set DetailsSpecial Features
  • 22 Episodes (1 extended)
    • Song Beneath the Song
  • 6-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Dissecting Grey's Anatomy - Unaired Scenes
  • In Stitches: Season Seven Outtakes
  • The Music Event: Behind the Scenes
  • Seattle Grace: Message of Hope- 6 Webisodes
Release Dates
Region 1Region 2Region 4
September 13, 2011May 28, 2012November 2, 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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