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Hope for the Hopeless 

While Derek prepares to operate on a tumor deemed entirely inoperable, Hunt pressures Meredith to declare a specialty. As Cristina and Teddy try to steal a prized cardio surgery, the doctors celebrate Richard's 10,000th surgery.

Director:

Mark Jackson

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Peter Nowalk
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pompeo ... Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh ... Dr. Cristina Yang
Justin Chambers ... Dr. Alex Karev
Chandra Wilson ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Eric Dane ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Chyler Leigh ... Dr. Lexie Grey
Kevin McKidd ... Dr. Owen Hunt
Jessica Capshaw ... Dr. Arizona Robbins
Kim Raver ... Dr. Teddy Altman
Sarah Drew ... Dr. April Kepner
Jesse Williams ... Dr. Jackson Avery
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
Loretta Devine ... Adele Webber
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Storyline

While Derek prepares to operate on a tumor deemed entirely inoperable, Hunt pressures Meredith to declare a specialty and everyone believes that general is the obvious choice. Then, as Cristina and Teddy try to steal a prized cardio surgery, the doctors celebrate Zola's first birthday and Richard's 10,000th surgery. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Episode guest star Jes Macallan (Hillary, Alex's guest) and series regular Chyler Leigh (Dr. Lexie Grey) both went on to star in the Arrowverse, mainly on DC's Legends of Tomorrow and mainly on Supergirl respectively. They do not share any scenes in either universe, but have notably slept with the same character in both (Alex Karev on this show, Sara Lance in the Arrowverse). See more »

Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Rock It
Performed by Little Red
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