‘Grey’s Anatomy’: What Are the Halloween Episodes of the Medical Show?

The doctors on Grey’s Anatomy are very busy. But sometimes they have time to celebrate the holidays. Are there any Halloween episodes of the medical show? Here is everything you need to know.

Are there Halloween episodes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?

Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang on 'Grey's Anatomy' is in scrubs and is looking at a man dressed as a clown.
Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Ron Tom/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

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Grey’s Anatomy has been running for over 15 years. Throughout that time, there has been almost every type of episode.

That includes Christmas episodes which include a wedding, Christmas decorating, and more. There are Thanksgiving episodes where the doctors leave the hospital and meet for dinner like one big family.

So it’s not surprising that the show does have multiple Halloween-themed episodes. There are four episodes that closely align with spooky episodes.

‘Haunt You Every Day’ is the first Halloween episode

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Season 4 had an episode called “Haunt You Every Day.” The episode starts with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) waking up from a bad dream. She believes her mother’s ashes are actually haunting her. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) are getting ready for Halloween by carving a pumpkin. 

There aren’t any costumes in the episode, so it’s not the most festive. It’s mostly focused on moving on from traumatic events.

Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) gets a new roommate after Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) moves out. Meredith figures out where she wants to put her mother’s ashes.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ also included the Day of the Dead

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The show later revisited Halloween in “Thriller” in season 10. The episode takes place on Halloween, and some people are dressing up and meeting up at Alex’s house for a party. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) awkwardly fight over which costume their child will wear. 

But the doctors are also focused on their work. A patient is brought in after being mauled by another man, who was also brought in. It doesn’t take long for the doctors to compare him to a zombie.

Then there’s “Flowers Grow Out Of My Grave” in season 15. This episode is more aligned with the Day of the Dead than Halloween, but it’s worth a mention. Zola (Aniela Gumbs) and her friend dress up for the holiday to walk in the parade. The episode ends with multiple characters honoring the dead in different ways. 

Lastly there is the season 16 episode, “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard.” The episode starts with Meredith waking up in jail on Halloween. She’s expecting to get out that day but eventually is at risk of missing trick-or-treating with her kids. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) tries to make costumes for her kids.

A common theme in multiple episodes is family. Whether it’s about being with family that’s alive or the ones that have died. Only time will tell if Grey’s Anatomy will add another episode to the list.