• Season 5 Episode 18
  • Stand By Me

  • Airdate:10.04.2009.

After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark attempts a rare face transplant surgery, Cristina, at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends, and Izzie does her best to keep her medical condition a secret.

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
    Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt

guest cast:

    Larry Sullivan as Dave
    Emily Kuroda as Kendall
    Brandon Scott as Intern Ryan

written by:

Zoanne Clack

directed by:

Jessica Yu