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Though initially focused on Meredith, the other four interns and their immediate superiors, the show has introduced numerous characters since its onset, resulting in a large ensemble cast.

Additionally, the show has matured somewhat in later years; the wackiness and sexcapades have been largely toned down, resulting in a more serious character study.

The season mainly focuses on the relationship between the show's protagonist Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and "her person" Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) as both follow different paths relating their careers straining their relationship.

Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) having separated from her wife Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) teamed up with the White House to work on a brain mapping project.

Possibly part of canon, though not referenced in the show, is the videogame (Gary Clark: "The funny part is, I didn't need a drink until now. And the only reason I need a drink is because I've only got one bullet left.

Some found this deplorable, but the show continues to pull high ratings.

Former Trope Namer for Urgent Medical Alert, Grey's Anatomy Emergency Medical Response.

She bids her farewell to her colleagues of the last seven years, including Hunt and dances it out with Meredith one last time to an old favorite song.

The season, garnered 12.12 million viewers average viewers and was ranked 15th overall in total viewers which is eleven spots higher than ninth season. and Chandra Wilson were nominated for Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress respectively at the 45th NAACP Image Awards.