When Does ‘Station 19’ Season 5 Return? Episode 5 Promo Teases a Death

Station 19 Season 5 isn’t on tonight, so when does the firefighter drama return for episode 5? The Station 19 Season 5 Episode 5 promo teases a dramatic crossover with Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 when the shows both return. Many viewers worry that Ben Warren (Jason George) or Dean Miller (Okieriete Onaodowan) will die. The trailer reveals to fans that “Not everyone will survive.” 

'Station 19' Season 5 Jaina Lee Ortiz looking shocked as Andy Herrera
‘Station 19’ Season 5: Jaina Lee Ortiz | ABC/Eric McCandless

Is ‘Station 19’ on tonight, Oct. 28?

Station 19 Season 5 is not on tonight, Oct. 28, due to a three-week break. The Station 19 cast and crew need a brief hiatus to let production catch up. However, the next episode will be worth the wait. When viewers last watched Station 19, Diane Lewis (Tracie Thoms) visited the firehouse for Crisis One intervention training. Dean found out that another station might be interested in implementing the same program. Plus, Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) took another step toward a divorce.

Station 19 Season 5 Episode 2 Jay Hayden and Okieriete Onaodowan shake hands
‘Station 19’ Season 5: Jay Hayden and Okieriete Onaodowan | Eric McCandless/ABC/Getty Images

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When does ‘Station 19’ Season 5 return?

After a long three-week break, Station 19 Season 5 returns on Nov. 11 with an explosive Grey’s Anatomy crossover event. In the Station 19 Season 5 promo, an explosion shakes the firehouse and Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. At first, the firefighters weren’t sure whether it was an explosion or an earthquake. However, later in the premiere, Travis Montgomery (Jay Hayden) tells someone about a “second explosion.” 

“I’m trying to call Ben, but he’s not picking up,” Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) says to Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.). 

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Then the promo flashes to a clip of Ben, who looks very worried, standing in either a makeshift shelter or underground area. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) insists that the hospital will be “flooded with massive trauma.” Then Bailey yells at everyone to move as she pulls a gurney into the emergency room. It looks like it could be Ben that she’s transporting. In another clip, Owen’s sister, Megan Hunt (Abigail Spencer), breaks down crying outside an operating room. 

“When Theo and Vic hit a relationship milestone, Vic is forced to reckon with her feelings about commitment,” the ABC press release about episode 5 reads. “Andy takes refuge at Dean’s home and helps care for Pruitt, while Dean considers a new potential career opportunity. Meanwhile, an explosion rips apart a neighborhood and changes the lives of our firefighters forever.”

Since the Station 19 Grey’s Anatomy crossover event promo insists that not everyone survives, viewers worry that Ben Warren will leave Station 19 when the series returns.

‘Station 19’ episode guide

Many viewers want to know how many episodes to expect in Station 19 Season 5. Here’s the complete episode guide so far:

  • Station 19 Season 5 Episode 1, “Phoenix From the Flame” – Sept. 30
  • Station 19 Season 5 Episode 2, “Can’t Feel My Face” – Oct. 7
  • Station 19 Season 5 Episode 3, “Too Darn Hot” – Oct. 14
  • Station 19 Season 5 Episode 4, “100% or Nothing” – Oct. 21
  • Station 19 Season 5 Episode 5, “Things We Lost in the Fire” – Nov. 11

Station 19 Season 4 and Season 3 both had 16 total episodes, so season 5 is expected to end up with the same number of episodes. This article will be regularly updated when ABC releases new episode air dates and titles.

Station 19 Season 5 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC, before Grey’s Anatomy.