Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
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Mama Tried 

Callie and Arizona are at odds over Sofia's future, and Stephanie questions the status of her relationship with Kyle. Meanwhile, Alex and April work on a pregnant teen that is readmitted to Grey Sloan Memorial.


Kevin McKidd


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pompeo ... Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin Chambers ... Dr. Alex Karev
Chandra Wilson ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr. ... Dr. Richard Webber
Sara Ramirez ... Dr. Callie Torres
Kevin McKidd ... Dr. Owen Hunt
Jessica Capshaw ... Dr. Arizona Robbins
Sarah Drew ... Dr. April Kepner
Jesse Williams ... Dr. Jackson Avery
Caterina Scorsone ... Dr. Amelia Shepherd
Camilla Luddington ... Dr. Jo Wilson
Jerrika Hinton ... Dr. Stephanie Edwards
Kelly McCreary ... Dr. Maggie Pierce
Jason George ... Dr. Ben Warren
Martin Henderson ... Dr. Nathan Riggs


Callie and Arizona's battle for custody of their daughter goes to court. Arizona learns that a pregnant girl she treated returns because she had an accident and wants Arizona to take care of her but she has to go to court and refers her to another OB/GYN. When he looks at her he recommends a procedure which Alex doesn't agree with. When it doesn't work, he wants to do a Cesarean. Alex then contacts Arizona who needs to decide which is more important. Edwards wonders her decision about Kyle. Written by

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

5 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Meredith mentions how Sophia has a whole village, she says the same thing about herself in S12 E10 during the conversation with her psychiatrist See more »


About 5 to 6 minutes into the episode, after checking the pregnant woman for the first time, Arizona walks away from Karev and you see two bare and fully functional legs and feet.. a bit odd, after the amputation a couple of years ago. See more »


Dr. Callie Torres: [to Arizona] No matter what the judge decides, I know that you're a good mom, too and I just want you to know this doesn't change that.
Dr. Arizona Robbins: The things you let them say about me, I would never have done that to you. Never.
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Excellent one-off episode shows this soap's ongoing power
6 May 2016 | by lor_See all my reviews

Like most long-running hit series, "Grey's Anatomy" faces the problem of keeping the pot boiling - how to maintain interest in an episodic (in this case derived from tried & true soap opera romantic conventions dating all the way back to radio serials) storyline whose high points are largely in the distant past, what with the inevitable churn of major characters - title roler Grey is still standing but not too many others.

This particular she said/she said courtroom battle segment solved the dilemma by diverting away from the show's Prime Directive of hospital pathos - life and death situations, in favor of a very human and very modern story about child custody. Having the two lesbian characters as warring moms, with dear Grey intoning rather pretentious allusions to King Solomon's solution in her voice-over narration, is the new wrinkle and quite well handled.

In fact the script had me guessing (wrongly) right through to the end as to the judge's decision in the matter and it was also fun watching surviving cast members like Chandra Wilson and Kevin McKidd (who also ably directed the show) have to take sides as to which heroine they supported with court testimony in the case. Balancing this stagy footage was a quite effective dollop of the necessary (and relevant) hospital antics, concerning the fate of a premature baby still in the womb whose mom is inadvertently being neglected by one of our heroines who is in charge of her care.

Ultimately the hit, which I recall watching breathlessly every Sunday night its first season as a breath of fresh air to broadcast TV, will have to give way to fresher concepts, but it is satisfying to witness life in the old body still.

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