• Season 5 Episode 12
  • Sympathy for the Devil

  • Airdate:15.01.2009.

Derek's mother, Carolyn, makes a surprise visit to Seattle and meets Meredith for the first time, as Mark tries to conceal his relationship with Lexie from her as well; meanwhile, death row inmate William wishes to donate his organs to Bailey and Arizona's patient, as Owen and Cristina try to go on their first date.

series regulars:

    Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey
    Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd
    Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
    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
    Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres
    Eric Dane as Mark Sloan
    Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey
    Brooke Smith as Erica Hahn

guest cast:

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Denny
    Tyne Daly as Carolyn
    Guest starring Kevin McKidd as Owen
    Melissa George as Sadie
    Eric Stoltz as William
    Jessica Capshaw as Dr. Arizona
    Samantha Mathis as Melinda
    Jason Kravits as Chuck
    Ernie Grunwald as Gary
    Brandon Scott as Intern Ryan.

written by:

Jenna Bans

directed by:

Jeannot Swarc