• Season 1 Episode 3
  • Winning a Battle, Losing the War

  • Airdate:10.04.2005.

When the annual bicycle messenger race takes place in Seattle, the hospital emergency room fills with an assortment of injuries, causing the interns to compete for the most severe cases. Meanwhile, Derek and Burke compete for the chief resident position, and while Derek continues to pursue Meredith romantically, a patient flirts with George.


series regulars:

    Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey
    Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd
    Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
    Isaiah Washington as Preston Burke
    Katherine Heigl as Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
    Justin Chambers as Alex Karev
    T.R. Knight as George O'Malley
    Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey
    James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber.

guest cast:

    Callum Blue as Viper
    Keith David as Lloyd Mackie
    Claire Lautier as Shelley
    Kathleen M. Darcy as the anesthesiologist
    Kelsy Kemper as Shelley's daughter.

written by:

Shonda Rhimes

directed by:

Tony Goldwyn