The Women of 'Grey's Anatomy' Reveal Their Favorite Episodes

The "Grey's Anatomy" women (Chandra Wilson, Debbie Allen, Ellen Pompeo, and Krista Vernoff) opened up about some of their favorite episodes of the past 17 seasons, how they're filming during the Coronavirus pandemic, and why the prolific series might be coming to an end soon. This conversation is a part of Variety's Power of Women event.



  1. Lucie Engen

    Lucie Engen

    3 giorni fa

    This was excellent! I have watched Grey’s Anatomy throughout its entirety and listening to these wonderful women makes me want to watch it all over again! Thank you for bringing this to us 🥰.

  2. Robert Kasmerski

    Robert Kasmerski

    5 giorni fa

    You would think they would’ve made Chandra a producer too.

  3. Criselda Ballesteros

    Criselda Ballesteros

    6 giorni fa

    I really hope that you still have more seasons to come. I've watch it since I am single and now I have 3 kids and still watching it even the pilot episode with my daughter.

  4. Barbara Wykes

    Barbara Wykes

    10 giorni fa

    Oh my gawd this was such an amazing interview!!! You could easily do a special episode sharing the different perspective of the women that make Greys what it is. The behind the scenes!!! Thank you btw for being part of my family for so many years

  5. Samantha Boulanger

    Samantha Boulanger

    10 giorni fa

    life changing icons, thank you for the journey.

  6. v chlopie

    v chlopie

    12 giorni fa

    i honestly love that they also mention sandra oh in this 🥺🥺 really loved this discussion!

  7. Its_ Danisse

    Its_ Danisse

    17 giorni fa

    Its weird that i want a greys anatomy x the good doctor crossover😂

  8. Teressa G

    Teressa G

    21 giorno fa

    So inspiring!!!! Yes, the hall of women is so memorable.

  9. Kristen A

    Kristen A

    22 giorni fa

    I love Greys Anatomy!

  10. BearMonk ASMR

    BearMonk ASMR

    23 giorni fa

    I"m only on sesaon 5... And i know waaaay to much for only being in season 5

    • Addison Lydia

      Addison Lydia

      16 giorni fa

      same i know every death alr

  11. Hermione Granger

    Hermione Granger

    24 giorni fa

    greys anatomy has inspired me so much as a young asian woman. when i first saw christina yang, i couldn’t believe my eyes because she looked exactly like me. this cast is so diverse and inclusive, this show really feels like home.

  12. Asim Ahmed

    Asim Ahmed

    24 giorni fa

    Because of this show I cant listen to chasing cars🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 that song makes me ugly cry at this point

  13. Bri TT

    Bri TT

    25 giorni fa

    The hallway of women scene is one of the best and most powerful moments I have ever seen on television.

  14. Sujeet Amberkar

    Sujeet Amberkar

    25 giorni fa

    Mer is an unlikable character but everyone loves Bailey.

  15. RealizeTheRealLife


    26 giorni fa

    O`malley!!! Oh my god this episode, I couldn`t stop crying :(

  16. Elbi Dippenaar

    Elbi Dippenaar

    27 giorni fa

    I love how the actors grow and become directors and producers - like how interns become attending.

  17. Elbi Dippenaar

    Elbi Dippenaar

    27 giorni fa

    When Ellen talks about the lexicon... : "Seriously?!"

  18. Nicole Smith

    Nicole Smith

    28 giorni fa


  19. Nicole Smith

    Nicole Smith

    28 giorni fa

    The legacy of greys will be not hearing how to save a life or chasing cars the same again It will also be so many young fresh surgeons And it will be making us cry...with death and despair ...having our favourite characters ripped apart from under our feet

  20. Ker Loz

    Ker Loz

    Mese fa

    The spurious ex-wife analogically discover because club pivotally listen mid a big toilet. brief, aboard sofa

  21. Adelissa Hunsley

    Adelissa Hunsley

    Mese fa

    It is hard to pick one episode but I think if I had to, my favorite episodes (2 parter) was the Stephanie fire plot. I absolutely love Stephanie's Character and the actress is gorgeous. I don't know Jerrika Hinton's story as to if she wanted to leave or what but I wish they would find a way to either have her come back for a visit or something so we can see that she is healing well or at least mention her. Last we heard she was in a burn center in Texas.

  22. Dayla v

    Dayla v

    Mese fa

    The new episode in season 17, calling out owen for racism is one of the good ones. Another good one is the episode discussing sexual assualt. That one is so powerful

  23. InAnother Life

    InAnother Life

    Mese fa

    this is so true about the diversity in cast for both doctors and patients. Scrubs and House barely had POC as doctors and patients

  24. Alaina Drouin

    Alaina Drouin

    Mese fa

    I love these women. I love this show for many reasons explained today. It's not all about the drama. It's about supporting a diverse show that gives you literal therapy through watching. It's my dream to meet at least one of these women. OVERALL ICONIC

  25. S.& S. At Home

    S.& S. At Home

    Mese fa

    Grey's Anatomy has always been a comfort show to me. It saw me through heartbreak, career changes, and single life and a change of nationality and transition to being married. In 2014, I was rushed to the hospital with full congestive heart failure. I could barely breathe, I needed a quadruple bypass. One of the first cardio-thoracic doctors to assess me was a young, Chinese-American doctor. She came to my bedside when I quite groggy with all the stuff they do after admission, and got right down to examining me, no frills and as she started she said; "I'm doctor Yang." I looked at her, with her slightly curly shoulder length hair, and her very Sandra-Ohish features, and her Christina Yang bedside manner and said "Oh, you are not." Dr. Annie Yang, she could be Christina's twin. I will never forget her. She had never seen the series, she was baffled at my comment and a little offended. The nurses had to explain it to her later. It was a surreal moment and one that weirdly, I will always cherish because at that moment, with this no-nonsense, Dr. Yang, checking my arteries and palpating my abdomen, I knew everything was going to be alright. Thanks Grey's Anatomy, if you choose to end the show this season, I will be really sad, but always grateful.

  26. Alexa Ganley

    Alexa Ganley

    Mese fa

    There is something about the episode where George dies that gets me every time. There's just something about losing a character that is so admirable that makes me weep.

  27. Newton Haw

    Newton Haw

    Mese fa

    Casey Parker is the first trans man representation I've ever gotten. If the show ended before he got more development and screentime and stuff, I'd be devastated.

  28. Chelsea Smith

    Chelsea Smith

    Mese fa

    Currently on season 7 of my first rewatch of Grey's with my boyfriend. He has watched the 3 most recent seasons with me, but now he's meeting all these new characters and basically back stories to these beautiful, flawed people. This is SUCH an incredible show - thank you to everyone that has helped this show continue and grow

  29. Lana Phillips

    Lana Phillips

    Mese fa

    Early episodes of miranda bailey is awesome AF. The sass and authority she possessed and still possesses is amazing.

  30. Daniel Rademeyer

    Daniel Rademeyer

    Mese fa

    I really can't pick, I love them all because in a way they all got the characters to where they are now, similar to life. I can't pick the best day because they all mean something in the end. What I can say is that I'm so proud of the show bringing to light real world issues and not holding back!!! I personally think the last episode was emotionally the worst for me especially because of Covid-19 and this is happening now. I know its a show but what Chandra had to go through was awful and all I wanted to do was hug her, once again I know its not real but the emotions is real and my thoughts go out to anyone and everyone that has gone through this or is going through this....

  31. Darius Huang

    Darius Huang

    Mese fa

    The tough chord annually whisper because meteorology ontogenetically compare aboard a small meter. level, ugliest answer

  32. Alex Ward

    Alex Ward

    Mese fa

    Ellen Pompeo has been on Grey's Anatomy for 15 years and the show is 21 days older than me

  33. Andreita Carril Pinto

    Andreita Carril Pinto

    Mese fa

    alguien puede traducir al español esta entrevistaaaaa porfiiis pliiiiis que no cacho ingles jajajaa no sean malitos...alguien de buen corazon que ame esta serie y quiera compartirlo con muchas que no entendemos ingles

  34. Maria Ten Brink

    Maria Ten Brink

    Mese fa

    im sorry but there isnt enough escapism in this season... being a nurse during this has fucked me up and the show just brings so much sadness. maybe ill feel differently at the end of the season but damn. its a sad fucking show rn

  35. Lex Taylor

    Lex Taylor

    Mese fa

    i hate the way krista keeps cutting ellen off lol im only 13 minutes in but its fkn bugging me

  36. I Live To Inspire Mental Health

    I Live To Inspire Mental Health

    Mese fa

    So empowering oh my gosh 🤩 it’s so amazing to see these powerful women empowering each other and the world. Favorite show! Also love the way you guys bring in mental health into the show , it is so important! Thank you❤️

  37. laravine


    Mese fa

    Greys anatomy inspired me to pursue a career in the medical field. I wanted to be just like Cristina. Now I work in cardiology and am an active worker in treating COVID patients almost every day.

  38. Anna S

    Anna S

    Mese fa


  39. Miriam Orieukwu

    Miriam Orieukwu

    Mese fa

    Great interview !!! I love how all the women have great admiration and respect for each other. They also took the time to acknowledge Shonda Rhimes , Sandra Oh and several other women who contributed immensely to the show. Some many powerful episodes through the years.

  40. Kailey Mercurio

    Kailey Mercurio

    Mese fa

    Does Shonda actually write any of the show

  41. summer noel

    summer noel

    Mese fa

    I really love to hear how much admiration they have when talking about Sandra Oh. It's been seven years and she's still a key factor in the conversation.

  42. Lexi Klein

    Lexi Klein

    Mese fa

    The fact that they aren’t like other actoreses like once someone leaves they don’t care anymore, they still talk about Sandra and how great she is. And I literally only started watching on Netflix a month ago and I’m on season 11

  43. Wes Bradshaw

    Wes Bradshaw

    Mese fa

    Hearing Ellen speak so highly about Sandra's work ethic and how she stood up for her role and material...that's the most Meredith/Christina breaking the fourth wall thing ever!!! ❤️

  44. Bree R

    Bree R

    Mese fa

    Anyone notice Chandra said "Grey's Anatomy WAS"...? I hope this isn't the last season!

  45. Kamarca


    Mese fa

    It's so disappointing to see how badly they are portraying proper PPE and social distancing.

  46. Brittany C.

    Brittany C.

    Mese fa

    Yang will always be my favorite! Bring her back!!!

  47. Becky Roberts

    Becky Roberts

    Mese fa

    Tell me why the heck you wrote Karev out the way you did?

  48. Beyond The L Word

    Beyond The L Word

    Mese fa

    My favorite episodes wlda been season 15, 16, 17 Arizona’s storyline with Carina. Oh wait, Krista Vernoff publicly humiliated JCAP and fired her. She is hideous and not an ally to the lesbian community. Oh, she was there when they created Arizona. Big fucking deal if she was just gonna show the world that lesbian stories weren’t on Grey’s agenda anymore. I loathe Vernoff and the show is awful. I wish she wlda stayed gone.

  49. Angela Castillo

    Angela Castillo

    Mese fa

    I just want to say that the episode that made me cry was the one where amelia's relationship with her mom was the focus. That's all, that's the one episode that actually broke me, but I think it's just the one that speaks to me the most.

  50. Darius Edwards

    Darius Edwards

    Mese fa

    Debbie came in season 8

  51. Jessica Lubell

    Jessica Lubell

    Mese fa

    Season 4 when Meredith and Derek was doing the clinical trial on the terminal brain tumor!

  52. Kiah Zechzer

    Kiah Zechzer

    Mese fa

    these are the only ladies i would trust with my life ngl

  53. Keia Ran

    Keia Ran

    Mese fa

    both Debbie Allen and Chandra Wilson have brown hair. Coincidence? All actresses look they're very best dressed.

  54. Mariana Peña Segovia

    Mariana Peña Segovia

    Mese fa

    ellen in 10:50 was talking about choose me love me clasic phrase we all know

  55. Be Sa

    Be Sa

    Mese fa

    I love how chandra talked about that one episode that miranda bailey would’ve picked as well (007) 🥺

  56. M Fernanda Martínez Villegas

    M Fernanda Martínez Villegas

    Mese fa

    Grey’s Anatomy is my favorite show of life, I feel so grateful for finding this video. These powerful woman have inspired me so much, I’ve seen the show more than 5 times each season, it helps me to feel happier if I’m sad or just to cry if I can’t do it on my own. Every time I watch Grey’s my soul feels complete🥺❤️

  57. Sydney Hand

    Sydney Hand

    Mese fa

    You owe it to them to not waste 3 test a week on each of yall so you can film, and save them for people that really could be infected

  58. Illy Alia Binti Mohd Azizan

    Illy Alia Binti Mohd Azizan

    Mese fa

    Every single episode have it own magic. I love every minute of this show. The message behind it is heartfealt.

  59. Liz D

    Liz D

    Mese fa

    My fave is the bomb episode 2 x 17. I think Kyle Chandler is one the best stars to guest on Grey's. Love him. So much going on in that episode - Bailey giving birth, Derek and Yang saving Big Tuck, bomb going off. It was a lot. Lol.

  60. raestanwood


    Mese fa

    an episode that made me cry (Spoiler Alert to those who havent finished S16) was listening to Alex read the letters out loud. I was so angry and sad but also happy that he could have a family.

  61. HumanPolarBear


    Mese fa

    Honestly, who edited this? 😶

  62. Claudius Bruss

    Claudius Bruss

    Mese fa

    Bout to publish my best video yet 👀

  63. No Tra

    No Tra

    Mese fa

    0:40 she is hot girl and sexygirl.

  64. Karyn Lynn

    Karyn Lynn

    Mese fa

    It wasn't that Shonda put different kinds of people on TV again, it was the way she did it. You'd have gay parents on the show and the show wasn't about the struggles of "gay" parents, it was about the struggle of PARENTS who have a child in the hospital. She would put an interracial couple on the show and it wasn't about their relationship it was about whatever medical situation they were dealing with. Growing up, we used to watch shows and all of a sudden there would be what we would call the extra special black episode where all of a sudden there would be a show where all the guest stars were black and the entire show would be about so-called "black" issues as if that was the only thing to discuss. People loved Cosby and A Different World because they showed black people being people. Shonda took it to the next level.

  65. Robin Vaden

    Robin Vaden

    Mese fa

    I honestly really just want an episode on Bokie, she's always there and I just want to know who she is.

  66. Amy Miller

    Amy Miller

    Mese fa

    Bailey's heart attack episode is the reason why my mom is still alive. She had no idea that women's heart attacks felt differently than what all the literature we read growing up says. My mom was able to recognize the symptoms based on the episode and was able to get to the hospital in time.

    • Alissa Saurel

      Alissa Saurel

      Mese fa

      This is so awesome glad she’s okay❤️

    • Mandy Moore

      Mandy Moore

      Mese fa

      💜💜 so glad you was able to make it to the hospital in time , unfortunately my mother didn’t. She died 1/2/2013 from a massive heart attack.

    • Adeline Bennett

      Adeline Bennett

      Mese fa


  67. M. Sanchez

    M. Sanchez

    Mese fa

    Sound of silence is def one of my favorites. When Meredith and Alex start laughing. I was bawling

  68. Danielle Rodriguez

    Danielle Rodriguez

    Mese fa

    Crying at the thought of the 007 episode. I forever miss George😩

    • Stella Ashi

      Stella Ashi

      Mese fa

      ahh i cried for hourssssssssss

  69. Latocha Terrelonge

    Latocha Terrelonge

    Mese fa

    And the music selection is so perfect

  70. Latocha Terrelonge

    Latocha Terrelonge

    Mese fa

    Season 8 finale along with George will never not hurt. 😭

  71. Mark Jeffrey

    Mark Jeffrey

    2 mesi fa

    Thank you to Netflix for bringing this show.

  72. IGY


    2 mesi fa

    also thank you for showing the world how HCW's are dealing with the pandemic (i mean not all are accurate but some are :) )

  73. IGY


    2 mesi fa

    tested 3 times a week? damn LOL

  74. one1 clicks

    one1 clicks

    2 mesi fa


  75. queen g

    queen g

    2 mesi fa

    i know this has not been a topic of the conversation, however i always see comments about this so i wanted to express my opinion on it: i honestly love so much the fact that they do so many mini crossover all the time, it makes it feel like it is actually real in the sense that the characters and the places are the same in many way and it would be such a waste not to unite them. i love that it is not a one episode and than never again or maybe in a few years type of situation.. it is kinda like the ncis world, law and order’s or the chicago world or tvd’s or the marvel cinematic universe (including both movies and tv series) or many others. i get that people might not want to watch other shows and it is perfectly fine because you can easily understand every plot even without watching the spin-off, but i personally think that not watching the (private practice too) is a waste of potential, because first of all spin-offs (and web series! do not forget them!) are in the same world so why ignoring them? but mostly because they are SO well done and entertaining and beautifully played



    2 mesi fa

    this will be the best season yet, please tell this generation's story and tell it right

  77. Nycon Mckenzie

    Nycon Mckenzie

    2 mesi fa

    Yah man Jamaican this show as make loose sleep when I'm going to work early in the morning...everytime I said I'm going to bed it the last episode trust me something how me love you guys

  78. Pastelly Jelly

    Pastelly Jelly

    2 mesi fa

    Ellen talking about Sandra Oh makes my heart hurt

  79. Jasmin Sanchez

    Jasmin Sanchez

    2 mesi fa

    Hallway of women is such an amazing, heart wrenching, powerful episode

  80. Julia Bernard

    Julia Bernard

    2 mesi fa

    The only thing i am not down for is again a season premiere cross over. I. DONT. WANT. TO. WATCH. STATION. 19. IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND A SHOW I HAVE WATCHED FOR OVER A DECADE.

    • Cameron Taylor D.A.

      Cameron Taylor D.A.

      2 mesi fa

      Me too

  81. Elizabeth Fischer

    Elizabeth Fischer

    2 mesi fa

    the only thing I'm curious about is all of this PPE being used for a TV show!!! Are they reusing it for every episode like the actual healthcare workers are? I just feel like its a waste to use it for a TV show when it's so scarce in hospitals around the world!

  82. Preslee Carson

    Preslee Carson

    2 mesi fa

    Best and amazing show ever love women who can supporting other women is everything and they’re so gorgeous in their own way good job we need more women roles or anything 😊

  83. Vanessa Luna-Perez

    Vanessa Luna-Perez

    2 mesi fa

    Grey's is definitely my comfort food 🙏🏽

  84. Nardy Hernandez

    Nardy Hernandez

    2 mesi fa

    Grey's Anatomy never ceases to amaze me and me thanks to all the amazing episode, life lessons, great cries, and showing us strength through all these hardships it really keeps me engaged and falling in love over and over again.

  85. Kimmie T

    Kimmie T

    2 mesi fa

    The episode that Denzel Washington directed, 12x9 Sound of Silence

  86. Kimmie T

    Kimmie T

    2 mesi fa

    15x19 KhalilahJoi was phenomenal. I’ve been a fan of hers on several web series. Camille’s part in that episode was pivotal and so empathetic knowing what “Jo” was dealing with.

  87. Tressa C

    Tressa C

    2 mesi fa

    There was a time where I was afraid to watch season finales. My favorite may be from earlier this when the doctors were at the conference. The hospital shooting episode was a lot to take in...and I screamed when Derrick's doctor showed up at Meredith's house.

  88. Tressa C

    Tressa C

    2 mesi fa

    ELLEN please don't stop before I get my cameo.

  89. Hunter Brookes

    Hunter Brookes

    2 mesi fa

    Cannot wait!

  90. Teej 1

    Teej 1

    2 mesi fa

    She did.

  91. Shorty2Die4


    2 mesi fa


  92. Erica Peterson

    Erica Peterson

    2 mesi fa

    All the talk about Sandra Oh from Ellen is making me think that they are bringing her back like derek. i had lost hope before but now anything is possible. TBH i would rather see either lexi or christina than derek.

  93. macy grace

    macy grace

    2 mesi fa

    This show should have ended when it was good in season 5. None of the good actors stayed and the stories got more convoluted and more shock value than ANY actual soap opera.

  94. bella lipsey

    bella lipsey

    2 mesi fa

    im so emotionally attached i cant handle the emotional turmoil that comes with this show....

  95. Kayla Davis

    Kayla Davis

    2 mesi fa

    wait I wasn't supposed to "like" Christina or Bailey?

  96. sourced podcast

    sourced podcast

    2 mesi fa

    The only thing i am not down for is again a season premiere cross over. I. DONT. WANT. TO. WATCH. STATION. 19. IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND A SHOW I HAVE WATCHED FOR OVER A DECADE.

  97. Sopiha Grace

    Sopiha Grace

    2 mesi fa

    I love how Shonda portrayed the women in this show. She doesn't portray them as weak, she portrays them as strong, strong mothers, creative, and so on. Like when Kepner gave birth on a kitchen table with no pain killers or anything like that's amazing. From season 1 to season 16 she has done a good job with how she portrays women. Thats amazing.

  98. Emily Yankee

    Emily Yankee

    2 mesi fa

    But they missed the chance to tell the "other" medical workers story... We don't have doctors buying and providing ppe that's supply chains job and its hard and we try very hard everyday.....and how about the housekeeping, dietary, facility, and security workers ... We are the invisible workers it would have been nice to be acknowledged..

  99. SuperBollywoodboy


    2 mesi fa

    Ellen’s Make-up seem to be off. Doesnt set right.

  100. Wiktoria Niemynska

    Wiktoria Niemynska

    2 mesi fa

    The energy between those 4 women / icons is just amazing, it's so positive 😍 they are only good vibes here ! Truly beautiful 💪💕

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