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By now, you probably know Grey's Anatomy is hitting a major TV milestone this week with its 332nd episode. To celebrate becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama of all time, ABC posted a "By the Numbers" video counting some of the major moments. My favorite part is seeing there were more "dancing it out" scenes than births, weddings, or punches:
Yes, the top number probably goes to "OMG moments," even over surgeries, hookups, and "Seriouslys." As the video notes...
After 332 episodes, Grey's Anatomy boasts some kick-ass numbers, with more than...
50 Dancing it outs
20 Punches thrown
Countless OMG moments
What a great dance/punch/birth down memory lane! Grey's Anatomy premiered back in March 2005. Season 15, Episode 15 -- aka 15x15 -- will air this Thursday, February 28, marking the 332nd episode of the series. That will pass ER's 331 episodes, making Grey's Anatomy the longest-running American medical drama.
Grey's Anatomy does not seem to be slowing down. ABC hasn't renewed the series for Season 16, but it's pretty much a given. Ratings are still strong each week, and fans are still watching rerun marathons and catching up on Netflix. Every time The Powers That Be think the show will wind down, it finds new life and new viewers.
Season 15 just gave Meredith Grey a new love interest in Andrew DeLuca. As this recap video reminds us, Alex Karev has done his fair share of punching on Grey's Anatomy, and he beat the crap out of DeLuca when he thought DeLuca was making moves on a drunk Jo. At the time, DeLuca did have a crush on Jo. He had already been with Meredith's sister Maggie. And now he is with Meredith.
On that note, next week's March 7 episode puts Mer in the middle of her new boyfriend and her longtime buddy. Here's the synopsis for "Blood and Water":
Meredith finds herself having to side with either Alex or DeLuca during a difficult situation, but she doesn't want to betray either of them. Meanwhile, Maggie reveals details about her personal life that cause a public stir, and Levi struggles with whether or not to tell his family about Nico.
Alex and DeLuca on opposite sides again? And what about Jaggie will cause a public stir -- maybe that she and Jackson are stepsiblings? Hmmm. That's next week. Here's the synopsis for this Thursday's big 332nd milestone episode, "We Didn't Start the Fire," airing February 28:
When Jackson throws a party to celebrate Catherine's surgery and those who worked to save her, literally nothing goes as planned. Meanwhile, Helen pays Alex and Jo a surprise visit on a record-breaking episode of Grey's Anatomy.
Yes, Lindsay Wagner's Helen Karev is coming back in the picture this week! That should be interesting. So far, ABC has shared two promos for this episode that both focus on the milestone of passing ER as the longest-running primetime medical show on TV. So are they celebrating that through the celebration for Catherine's surgery? Otherwise, there hasn't been much to promote the actual episode's events.
In terms of what's still to come, the March 14 episode is called "And Dream of Sheep," with tension between Andrew and Carina DeLuca over "unforgiving family history." We can probably expect a lot of yelling in Italian in that episode. It will also feature Teddy and Owen working together on a married couple who is expecting, and Amelia attending a conference on alternative pain relief.
Speaking of Amelia, we know her special episode is coming up, with Amy Acker cast as her (and Derek's) elusive sister Kate.