Knight reprised their roles as surgical interns Meredith Grey , Cristina Yang , Izzie Stevens , Alex Karev , and George O'Malley , respectively, continuing their expansive storylines as focal points throughout the season. The season followed the continuation of the surgical residency of five young interns , as they experience the demands of the competitive field of medicine , which becomes defining in their personal evolution. Whereas the first season mainly focused on the impact the surgical field has on the main characters, and the second one provided a detailed perspective on the physicians' private lives, the third season deals with the tough challenges brought by the last phase of the surgeons' internship, combining the professional motif emphasized in the first season, with the complex personal background used in the second. Through the season, several new storylines are introduced, including the arrival of Dane's character, Dr. Mark Sloan , conceived and introduced as an antagonizing presence.
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Season 3 Episodes
Didn't We Almost Have it All
Does Michael Sheen know his own career? Watch the video. Title: Testing 10 May The interns take the biggest test of their careers, their first-year medical exams, as the residents attend to three injured mountain climbers. Meanwhile Callie's suspicions of George and Izzie grow, and Cristina struggles to write her wedding vows. Looking for something to watch? Sign In.
What will become of the race for Chief, the Chief's wife, the wedding, the intern in love with his patient and unwilling to admit it, the other intern in love with her married best friend, and the growing rift between Meredith and Derek? And there's the matter of the fourth rock climber with an ax lodged in his skull. We learn that this happened not because of an accident, as the trio of previously-admitted climbers originally tell the cops, but because he was badly hurt and suffering and one of them tried to kill him to put him out of his misery. Derek realized it was intentional during brain surgery on the man, and he confronted them until they caved. Derek is left wondering if he should be put out of his own misery, relationship-wise. After meetings with Addison, Mark and Preston in which he turns each down, Richard gives Derek the news that he's being recommended for the Chief of Surgery position. But Shepherd turns it down, telling Richard that there's a better man for the job - Richard. If he really wishes he could do it all over again, Derek says, then he should. The Chief's future remains up in the air, then, as he reconciles at least somewhat with Adele.