‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season Finales Ranked Worst to Best, According to IMDb

Grey’s Anatomy’s future is uncertain. The medical drama that’s been on the air since 2005 might be saying goodbye. The creators are treating the Season 17 finale as the end of the entire series. In honor of what could be the end for the award-winning TV show, revisit every Grey’s Anatomy Season finale and see how they rank on IMDb.

16. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 7 Episode 22: ‘Unaccompanied Minor’

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The episode, which originally aired in May 2011, has a score of 8 stars out of 10. Unlike other episodes of the medical drama that center around one major tragic event, “Unaccompanied Minor” focuses on the consequences of Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) tampering with a clinical trial. 

15. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 15 Episode 25: ‘Jump Into the Fog’

The 25th and final episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 has 8.1 stars out of 10 on IMDb. Originally airing on May 16, 2019, the episode centers on a fog that descends upon Seattle. The doctors have to navigate their personal lives while dealing with a rush of incoming traumas in the emergency room.  

14. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 11 Episode 25: ‘You’re My Home’

Just a few episodes after the death of Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), Meredith continues to grieve his loss in the 8.2-star Season 11 finale. She attempts to patch things up between her and her sister-in-law, Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone), by letting her hear Derek’s last voicemail. 

13. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 16 Episode 21: ‘Put On a Happy Face’

Just barely beating out “You’re My Home” is the Season 16 finale with a score of 8.3. In “Put On a Happy Face,” Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) fights for his life after a peculiar incident during a presentation. Desperately trying to diagnose him, the doctors discover Richard has cobalt poisoning. 

12. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14 Episode 24: ‘All of Me’

Nothing goes as planned on the day Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) get married. Ultimately, they end up exchanging vows on a ferry boat with Meredith officiating. The episode, which originally aired in May 2018, has 8.4 stars out of 10. 

11. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 13 Episode 24: ‘Ring of Fire’

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Directed by Debbie Allen (Dr. Catherine Avery), the Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 finale has 8.5 stars out of 10 on IMDb. Titled “Ring of Fire,” the episode focuses on a  fire that’s caused chaos throughout the hospital. 

10. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 1 Episode 9: ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who?’

The first-ever Grey’s Anatomy season finale — it originally aired back in 2005 — has 8.7 stars out of 10 on IMDb. Then-intern George O’Malley discovers he’s contracted syphilis after having sex with a co-worker. Meredith learns new information about Derek’s past. 

9. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 8 Episode 24: ‘Flight’

With 8.7 stars, the Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 finale features a devastating plane crash leading to multiple deaths. For those who survive the crash, life is never the same. 

8. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 12 Episode 24: ‘Family Affair’

Another episode directed by Allen, this particular one has 8.7 stars. Meredith and Dr. Maggie Pearce (Kelly McCreary) are there for Amelia when they need her. Jo reveals details about her past to Alex

7. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 3 Episode 25: ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All?’

With 8.8 stars the Grey’s Anatomy Season 3 finale features a wedding. Another major plot point? The interns get their exam results back and one doesn’t pass. 

6. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 4 Episode 17: ‘Freedom’ 

A two-part season finale, “Freedom” Part I has 8.5 stars while “Freedom” Part II has 8.8. The latter finds the doctors working tirelessly to remove a boy from a block of cement.

5. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 9 Episode 24: ‘Perfect Storm’

There’s a massive storm in Seattle and Meredith’s having a baby. The hospital loses power and everyone is forced to work in the dark. Originally airing in May 2013, the episode has 8.9 stars. 

4. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 2 Episode 9: ‘Losing My Religion’

One of the highest-ranked Grey’s Anatomy episodes with 9.3 stars, “Losing My Religion” follows the interns as they’re forced to throw a prom for Richard’s niece following Denny Duquette’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) death.

3. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 10 Episode 24: ‘Fear 9 (of the Unknown)’

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Tied with “Losing My Religion” with a score of 9.3 stars is the Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 finale. Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) leaves Seattle to take a job in Switzerland. 

2. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 5 Episode 24: ‘Now or Never’

Dr. Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) has memory problems while the doctors try to save an unidentified man after being hit by a bus. They soon discover the man is George. the Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 finale has 9.6 stars. 

1. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 6 Episode 24: ‘Death and All His Friends’

This episode marks an intense end to the show’s sixth season. There’s an active shooter and the hospital and not all the doctors make it out alive. “Death and All His Friends” ties with the “Sanctuary” — Part I of the Grey’s Anatomy Season 6 finale — with 9.7 stars. This Is Us star, Mandy Moore, also makes a guest appearance.