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The thirteenth season of Grey's Anatomy premiered September 22, 2016, and consisted of 24 episodes. It was broadcast on Thursday nights at 8 PM on ABC as part of the TGIT line-up.


Performing medical miracles on a daily basis makes the surgeons of Grey Sloan Memorial consider themselves a breed apart from mere mortals. However, what works in the O.R. doesn't always cut it in the "real world." And when the gloves and scrubs come off, they often find that fixing their own chaotic lives takes a lot more than neatly tied sutures.

After being on her own for some time, Meredith is beginning to explore the idea of a romance with Riggs. Unfortunately, Maggie desires him as well, which threatens to drive a bitter wedge between the sisters. At the same time, despite their differences, Jackson and April must come together when they are assigned a difficult case. Meanwhile, Alex faces the consequences of his vicious attack on DeLuca, Owen and Amelia's marriage implodes and a hospital-wide mutiny erupts when Bailey demotes Webber. Finally, Arizona may have found love again - but is she sleeping with the enemy?


  • Meredith slowly opens herself up to love again with Nathan while making sure Maggie doesn't get hurt.
  • The fall-out of Alex beating up Andrew and Alex finding about Jo's secret marriage.
  • Bailey's loyalties get tested when Alex faces felony charges and Catherine demands she hire an eduction consultant to overhaul the residency program when Leah Murphy returns to the hospital.
  • Richard feels betrayed by Bailey and Catherine when Eliza Minnick, the consultant, takes over his job, while the other attendings support him. The tension results in a civil war inside the hospital.
  • With Callie and Sofia in New York, Arizona is caught between Alex and Andrew and she develops a secret romantic relationship with Eliza Minnick.
  • Newlyweds Owen and Amelia have a fallout over having children.
  • Jackson and April move in together to co-parent Harriet despite not getting back together. April has to decide where her loyalties lie as she's presented with a job offer while Jackson seeks out his father and leans on April for support. He also bonds with Maggie while treating her mother.
  • Jo feels isolated after Alex's actions and the following trial and finds a friend in Andrew.
  • Stephanie buries herself in work to avoid grieving and happily welcomes the Minnick method, which gives residents a more prominent role in the OR.
  • Maggie deals with her crush on Nathan and her mother's disease while bonding with Jackson.
  • Ben feels caught between his attending friends and resident colleagues given their conflicting feelings about Minnick as he navigates through residency playing it safe.
  • Nathan pursues Meredith and tries to get to her to open herself up to love, drawing from his own experience.
  • Andrew bonds with Jo and develops feelings for her as he continues his internship.
  • A hospital fire and news about Megan throws everyone for a loop.


Main Cast[]

Recurring Guest Stars[]

Prominent Guest Stars[]

Recurring Co-Stars[]

Notes and Trivia[]


No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date
270 1 "Undo" Debbie Allen William Harper September 22, 2016
When one of Grey Sloan's own lands in the hospital, Bailey tries to figure out what happened while the rest of the doctors jump in to help. Meredith juggles huge secrets that affect her relationships with Alex and Maggie. While Richard helps Jo with a big decision, April and Catherine clash over the new baby.
271 2 "Catastrophe and the Cure" Kevin McKidd Karin Gist September 29, 2016
Meredith considers her loyalties, as Alex deals with the repercussions of his actions. Newlyweds Amelia and Owen host a dinner party with unlikely guests, and Jackson proposes an arrangement to help April through her recovery.
272 3 "I Ain't No Miracle Worker" Rob Corn Andy Reaser October 6, 2016
A car crash at a funeral brings a bickering family into the hospital. Back from New York, Arizona ends up caught between Alex and Andrew. While Ben takes on a new parenting role, Amelia helps Meredith and Maggie through a problem.
273 4 "Falling Slowly" Victoria Mahoney Jen Klein October 13, 2016
Alex tries to do the right thing, but still can't catch a break. Jackson and April adjust to their "new normal" with the baby. While Meredith and Nathan establish what's going on between them, Amelia questions the status of her relationship with Owen.
274 5 "Both Sides Now" Chandra Wilson Mark Driscoll October 20, 2016
Meredith and Bailey are at odds when both of their patients need a liver transplant, Owen seeks help from the other doctors when he is charged with babysitting baby Harriet for the day, and Amelia struggles with telling Owen some important news.
275 6 "Roar" Nicole Rubio Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter October 27, 2016
A familiar face returns to Grey Sloan, throwing many of the doctors for a loop. With Catherine putting on the pressure, Bailey has to make a decision about Alex, while a tough ER case makes Amelia's bad day even worse.
276 7 "Why Try to Change Me Now" Jeannot Szwarc Austin Guzman November 3, 2016
The arrival of a new consultant puts all of the doctors on edge, especially once she starts stepping on toes in the OR. Amelia and Owen bring their personal problems into the hospital, while April explores some uncharted territory.
277 8 "The Room Where It Happens" Debbie Allen Meg Marinis November 10, 2016
A difficult surgery brings back pivotal memories for Meredith, Richard, Owen, and Stephanie, as they work together to save a life.
278 9 "You Haven't Done Nothin'" Rob Corn Karin Gist November 17, 2016
Believing he's going to jail tomorrow, Alex makes a big decision about his future. While the hospital is overrun with victims of a building collapse, Richard demands answers from Bailey about Eliza's presence at Grey Sloan.
279 10 "You Can Look (But You'd Better Not Touch)" Jann Turner Tia Napolitano January 26, 2017
Bailey, Arizona and Jo go to a maximum security women's prison to treat a violent, 16-year-old pregnant girl and her unborn baby.
280 11 "Jukebox Hero" Kevin Rodney Sullivan Zoanne Clack February 2, 2017
Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza's first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex.
281 12 "None of Your Business" Geary McLeod Andy Reaser February 9, 2017
Maggie gets a surprise visit from her mother at the hospital. Bailey has to make a difficult decision when one of the attendings refuses to work with Eliza, and Stephanie gets caught up in Owen and Amelia's personal drama.
282 13 "It Only Gets Much Worse" Jeannot Szwarc Lauren Barnett February 16, 2017
The residents are excited for Eliza's next phase of teaching, but they spend the day caught between the warring attendings. Meanwhile, April has a challenging first day in her new role at the hospital.
283 14 "Back Where You Belong" Oliver Bokelberg Jen Klein February 23, 2017
Alex returns to the hospital and discovers a lot has changed since he left. Meanwhile, Jo has to make a difficult decision on a case, and Arizona tries to distance herself from Eliza.
284 15 "Civil War" Nicole Rubio Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter March 9, 2017
Richard, Jackson, April, and Catherine tackle a grueling trauma case intensified by hospital politics, Amelia finally faces her feelings about Owen, and Meredith gets caught between Nathan and Alex over a patient.
285 16 "Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?" Elisabeth R. Finch Kevin McKidd March 16, 2017
Jackson and April travel to Montana in order to perform a complicated surgery on a young patient, but Jackson's mind is elsewhere, and April is forced to step up and get him back on track.
286 17 "Till I Hear It From You" Kevin McKidd Austin Guzman March 23, 2017
Diane Pierce returns to Grey Sloan, but Maggie is still in the dark as to why she's really there. Owen and Amelia hash out their problems as they work a trauma case together, and Bailey tries to mend her relationship with Richard.
287 18 "Be Still, My Soul" Ellen Pompeo Meg Marinis March 30, 2017
When Maggie's mom's health deteriorates, the doctors are at odds over how to treat her. Meanwhile, Richard comes to grips with Bailey's betrayal over the Residency Program.
288 19 "What's Inside" Nzingha Stewart Tia Napolitano April 6, 2017
When Maggie takes on a big case, many of the doctors are worried she's not the right one for the job while Stephanie makes a mistake, treating one of Grey Sloan's own.
289 20 "In the Air Tonight" Chandra Wilson Stacy McKee April 13, 2017
Meredith and Nathan have to confront their feelings when they are stuck sitting next to each other on a plane.
290 21 "Don't Stop Me Now" Louis Venosta Andy Reaser April 27, 2017
Bailey and April work to fix things between Richard and Catherine. Meanwhile, Eliza continues to pursue Arizona, and one of Alex's previous patients returns to Grey Sloan.
291 22 "Leave It Inside" Zetna Fuentes Elisabeth R. Finch May 4, 2017
April and Andrew consult with a fiery patient who has a giant, inoperable heart tumor. Meanwhile, Alex and Eliza are at odds over the treatment of a young patient, and Stephanie and Ben make decisions that could affect their careers.
292 23 "True Colors" Kevin McKidd William Harper May 11, 2017
The doctors of Grey Sloan encounter a difficult case involving a dangerous patient. Meanwhile, Owen receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia to step up to support him, and Alex attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery.
293 24 "Ring of Fire" Debbie Allen Stacy McKee May 18, 2017
The doctors' lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room. Alex must make a difficult decision in his relationship with Jo. Meredith has big news for Nathan that brings things to a turning point.


DVD Release[]


The "Grey's Anatomy: Complete Thirteenth Season" boxset was released on August 29, 2017 in region 1. In region 2, the boxset was released in October 23, 2017.

Set Details[]

The boxset contains the 24 episodes of the season. The DVD box includes 6 discs. Other set details are:

  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Runtime: approximately 1,008 minutes

Special Features[]

In addition to the episodes, the season 13 DVD set also contains a couple of special features:

  • Deleted Scenes – Back From the Dead, These Scenes Have a New Life on DVD
  • In Stitches – Check Out the Cast Cutting Up, Both In and Out of the OR


Cast Promotional Photos[]