Grey's Anatomy

TV Show • 2005 • Drama  

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Follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
This tv show contains 140 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
149 supporters
Yes
273
No
14
24
craftyminersminecraft
Meredith Grey's dog is euthanized by the vet.
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Abandonment
Yes
18
No
0
Yes
38
No
3
2
uselesslesbiab
Meredith's father leaves her as a child and then remarries/has another family. Jo was abandoned as a baby and left at a fire station. A few parents throughout the series abandon their babies.
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Is an animal abandoned?
38 supporters
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0
No
17
Abuse
Yes
27
No
11
0
both meredith and alex have abusive/neglectful parents which are referenced throughout the show. meredith’s mother actually appears on the show and we see her verbally abusing a now adult meredith
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0
Anonymous
Meredith at one point forgives her father, and another time Meredith’s sister forgives her because of the way she treated her sister. Although they were not really in an abusive relationship, their relationships were pretty complicated.
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Is someone stalked?
12 supporters
Yes
107
No
8
1
nalo25
S2
 E21
A patient that fell out of a tree is suspected of stalking her ex-boyfriend. She asks the doctors to call him and he confirms that they haven't been together for a while, yet she still tried to see him by climbing a tree to get into his backyard.
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7
Asiaklg
There are some patients and doctors who are survivors of domestic violence. The abuse is not shown, but the injuries are. One doctor’s abuser is shown strangling her but it turns out to be a dream/imagined scenario. An abuser lunges at their victim but does not teach them.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Yes
22
No
4
Yes
91
No
38
4
beeistyping
many relationships and families deal with gaslighting.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
6 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
Is a child abused?
55 supporters
Yes
154
No
4
7
hyperandrogenism
Several episodes deal with abuse/neglect, including Meredith's mother abusing/neglecting her which is a main theme, as well as Alex and his family being abused by his father
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Addiction
6
aaron
Several patients need medications. Amelia is a recovering drug addict and there are several episodes where opioid addiction is discussed.
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Is there addiction?
6 supporters
Yes
178
No
1
3
hyperandrogenism
Webber is an alcoholic but recovers, patients who use drugs come in to the ER, some patients are accused of being drug seekers, and Amelia is a recovering oxycontin (and other medications) user and struggles with almost relapsing, including when she actually goes out and buys oxy and the drugs are shown on screen.
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Yes
184
No
2
5
hyperandrogenism
Webber is an alcoholic and other characters drink heavily because of trauma and bad emotions.
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Animal
0
purpleunicorn
I could be wrong, but the cast did use dead pig parts in lieu of fake body parts to make it look more realistic.
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Does a horse die?
41 supporters
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Yes
1
No
149
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
78 supporters
Yes
201
No
11
9
hyperandrogenism
A man falls from a building and lands on a pigeon, the pigeon is shown crushed and sticking to his body in pieces but it's mostly feathers, bones, and a beak. Turkeys are shot on screen. Mice in experiments die. Pigs used for teaching are operated on while under anesthesia and then euthanized.
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Are animals abused?
93 supporters
Yes
40
No
121
6
BlueDragon
Not really, but live animals are operated on while under anasthesia as an educational thing.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
145
Yes
145
No
7
7
noelleh18
The interns work on pigs in the skills lab and then they are euthanized
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Is an animal sad?
33 supporters
Yes
10
No
3
0
KHave
Dying deer is shown so I guess it was sad because it was dying
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Are rabbits harmed?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Does a cat die?
82 supporters
Yes
3
No
148
0
Technically a lion dies off screen in season 8
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Does a pet die?
69 supporters
Yes
58
No
6
1
Carys_G
A dog is euthanized
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Does a dragon die?
11 supporters
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Yes
2
No
166
Are there spiders?
25 supporters
Yes
156
No
8
7
Faith.
A spider crawls out from inside of a man's hand while he's being operated on
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are there snakes?
9 supporters
Yes
43
No
98
10
niamh3118
In a very recent episode 18x13, a snake injures a patient and is seen in great detail.
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Are there sharks?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Are there bugs?
13 supporters
Yes
160
No
8
4
frogs.r.rad
there are worms, many worms, being pulled out of someone
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Assault
2
S3
 E23
Meredith is slapped by her father.


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Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
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Yes
19
No
2
Is there pedophilia?
53 supporters
Yes
14
No
6
1
shaymin
S8
 E20
s8ep20, a patient was kidnapped as a child and held captive. the escaped and, while in the hospital, said she was sexually abused and the only reason she successfully ran away was because the man who held her claimed she was "too old" and was going to take a new girl, when the patient was only 18.
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Yes
3
No
10
0
a main character almost drowns but she is not held underwater by anyone else.
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Is rape mentioned?
36 supporters
Yes
24
No
2
3
emetophobic
S1
 E2
a rape victim is admitted who has been attacked and fought heavily back. If this triggers you I would skip this episode as it is the main focus
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
10 supporters
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Yes
13
No
1
Yes
49
No
1
1
purpleunicorn
In the jail episode, the young female patient is restrained to the bed. It's slightly distressing because her wrists get bloody
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Yes
131
No
3
8
Hello
One of the latest episode focuses of the mother of a protagonist and a patient both being victims of rape.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Yes
2
No
12
Bodily Harm
Yes
164
No
1
6
jessmart2005
While this episode does not directly deal with self harm season 5 episode 8 was extremely triggering as the interns practice sutures on each other’s wrists and some of the doctors believe they are engaging in self harm and the interns behave in many ways that were similar to such and extremely triggering as someone who had a history with that.
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Yes
17
No
1
0
S1
 E2
A patient has severely damaged hands from fighting against a rapist. There are likely other instances too that i am forgetting about because it is a medical drama.
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Yes
17
No
0
0
It is a medical drama and dislocations are a common injury so they appear somewhat frequently on the show
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Is there throat mutilation?
11 supporters
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Yes
14
No
0
Yes
114
No
1
0
It is a medical drama so there are a lot of scenes involving lung injurys, intubation (which is when a pipe is forced down someone’s throat to help them breathe) and panic attacks.
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Is there decapitation?
12 supporters
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0
No
12
Is there cannibalism?
20 supporters
Yes
4
No
91
5
L4n4
No but somebody does bite then end off of her rapists penis on a very early episode
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Yes
27
No
2
0
It is a medical drama. It is not excessively gory but if you are pretty squeamish i would avoid it. There are many episodes where patients obtain massive injuries.
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Is someone choked?
12 supporters
Yes
21
No
1
1
purpleunicorn
^ Cristina is choked by Owen while he was sleeping. He had a PTSD attack because their fan reminded him of a helicopters blade, he apologized but it's still distressing to watch
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Yes
151
No
5
7
Anonymous
Season 13 episode 23 when Keith holds Stephanie hostage and tries to escape except the hospital goes into lock down shutting off all the exits so he tries to set off the sprinklers but instead Stephanie douses him in alcohol turning him into a human torch (burning him alive)
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Yes
32
No
62
7
molliealice
there is a scene in which one boy is trapped in concrete by bullies, we don't see, but doctors work to chisel his body out of the concrete block
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Is there body horror?
25 supporters
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Yes
17
No
2
Is there amputation?
10 supporters
Yes
134
No
1
2
luna78
Multiple patients have an amputation, including one of the main characters.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
117
No
4
3
ana_mason1
"ava" from season 3 got her head squashed by a pillar or something on the dock in the ferry boat crash
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is there a hanging?
19 supporters
Yes
6
No
97
1
Abadou01103
The male was on a death row sentence and wanted to donate his organs in the hospital instead of them just going to waste, Meredith goes to the prison to watch his death , it’s not a hanging but he is euthanized by IV.
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Yes
25
No
3
1
uselesslesbiab
MANY episodes deal with patients asphyxiating
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Are any teeth damaged?
22 supporters
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Yes
134
No
3
1
uselesslesbiab
many patients faint or fall unconscious do to medical emergencies. people are also put under anesthesia for surgery pretty much every episode.
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Yes
162
No
0
5
hyperandrogenism
Breaks, including open fractures, are shown and set on screen. Some people have broken skulls or face bones. Dislocations are also common, including severe ones and the dislocations being set.
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Yes
167
No
2
5
hyperandrogenism
Many seizures, including grand mal, are shown on screen. One episode has a man who has a severe seizure and while post-ictal is violent.
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4
on season one episode two, a man comes in the hospital after his penis was bitten off
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Yes
136
No
0
3
hyperandrogenism
A woman has her finger dislocated on screen. Derek has to rip his arm out of part of a plane and is cut severely. People have amputated limbs, including one man who gets his arm stuck in a meat grinder.
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Is someone tortured?
50 supporters
Yes
116
No
6
3
hyperandrogenism
A girl comes to the hospital who was kidnapped and sexually assault and it is implied that she was tortured. Other than that, there aren't actually torture scenes but there are scenes where patients are held down while painful medical procedures are performed.
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Yes
42
No
0
3
voidcitys
in 9x23 meredith falls down a flight of stairs whilst pregnant.
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Does someone fall to their death?
6 supporters
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Yes
117
No
3
Yes
129
No
2
2
OpenCasting
Yes many episodes have people with different forms of eye mutilation
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Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
Yes
11
No
1
0
No direct stabbing a on screen however there are many patients with stab wounds or items lodged in their body
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
50
No
1
3
membree711
It's a surgical show at a hospital, so many graphic injuries and very bloody scenes
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Children
Yes
26
No
3
1
LovelessTune
Season 16 episode 18.

Dr. Deluca confronts a child trafficker. Noone believes him and the suspect runs with the young girl without anyone looking.
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Does a kid die?
25 supporters
Yes
168
No
2
3
OpenCasting
Yes many kids die over all seasons of the show.
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Is a minor sexualized?
52 supporters
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Yes
1
No
19
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
9
Death
4
cjamie71
in one of the early seasons, a character sacrifices himself to save someone else from being hit by a bus
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Yes
16
No
2
4
That’s all this show does. Do not get attached. Mer is the only safe bet tbh.
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Does a non-human character die?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
16
No
2
Does someone die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
20 supporters
Yes
33
No
4
3
Burgerkingcomputers
Christina says she’s not “socially r****ed” somewhere in the end of the second season or beginning of the third. Haven’t gotten past S3 to inform on later episodes
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1
shaymin
i dont know any specific moments off the top of my head, but there are so many one off patient actors that im sure there are a few that present disabled on the show but their actors arent
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
38
No
1
1
Soapy1906
S15
mass od
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Family
Yes
107
No
4
8
Asiaklg
In season 13 a rapist is a patient in the hospital. In order to evade authorities he holds a doctor hostage and they find a child who had wandered off from her parents and he holds her hostage as well. He does not directly harm the child, but she is hurt in their escape from him.
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Does a parent die?
8 supporters
Yes
178
No
1
10
Anonymous
Maggie pierce's mom dies. Meredith's mom dies. Alex Karev's dad dies.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
158
No
2
39
NeonPhoenix
does anyone not cheat?
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
19
No
35
5
Reviewer
A toy is not shown being destroyed on screen, but destroyed toys are involved in at least one medical case.
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Does a family member die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
19
No
1
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
26 supporters
Yes
8
No
102
17
voidcitys
yes, whenever owen hunt’s face pops up
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Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
103
Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
134
No
11
4
Merle
Denny Duqette is shown several times in cause of Izzie's disease
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Are there clowns?
8 supporters
Yes
31
No
70
28
ameliashepherd
owen hunt
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0
It is set in seattle so there are large bodies of water and multiple scenes involving boats and at least one episode involving drowning.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
2
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
4 supporters
Yes
17
No
1
1
BroTidds
S1
 E1
A patients scalp is prepped for surgery with an electric shaver
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Yes
134
No
1
4
hyperandrogenism
Including one where George has a fantasy about Izzie, Meredith, and Cristina showering together. No nude bodies are shown except for upper chest (ending around cleavage) and legs.
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Are there mannequins?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
9
Gross
Yes
62
No
1
4
ana_mason1
one was when the little girl who was in the ferry boat crash peed herself
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Does someone vomit?
49 supporters
Yes
254
No
18
51
KirEm
okay. this took me forever, i definitely missed some, and haven't watched past s16e11 but will update as i go. this is a pretty comprehensive list of the worst ones (with time stamps):

s3e4: visual and audio of meredith vomiting at ~6:10 and again at ~7:45

s5e20: visual and audio of izzie vomiting at ~21:30

s6e4: visceral visual and audio of thatcher vomiting blood TWICE at ~03:47
s6e7: visceral visual and audio of derek vomiting at ~30:45

s7e9: partial visual and audio of christina vomiting at ~41:30

s8e3: audio of owen vomiting at ~37:20
s8e21: audio and partial visual of meredith gagging and then vomiting at ~7:20, audio and partial visual of meredith vomiting at ~38:00
s8e22: partial visual and audio of meredith vomiting (twice) at ~09:35, and again at ~30:25, and at ~31:15, and at 31:50

s9e6: audio and visual of a patient vomiting on jo at ~04:45, and 29:30

s10e18: many people act as though they are going to vomit, visceral audio of jackson vomiting at ~38:30

s11e6: visual and audio of patient vomiting during intro at ~00:20,
s11e07: audio of dr. herman vomiting at 30:05
s11e21: visual and audio of meredith vomiting at ~37:00

s12e5: meredith does NOT vomit but runs to the bathroom as though she might

s13e9: visual and audio of patient vomiting blood at ~06:00
s13e10: audio of jo vomiting at ~41:30
s13e20: audio and visual of a passenger vomiting at ~22:50
s13e21: audio and visual of a patient vomiting at ~03:10

s14e2: audio and partial visual at ~21:55
s14e8: visual and audio of a young patient vomiting at ~39:10
s14e14: audio and partial visual of a young patient vomiting at ~02:50
s14e18: audio and visual of amelia vomiting at ~18:50
s14e22: visceral audio and visual of a girl vomiting at ~00:50

s16e1: young girl vomits at ~12:00
s16e5: audio and visual of zola vomiting at ~01:55
s16e11: audio and visual of a young man vomiting blood at ~07:50
s16e14: audio and visual of patient vomiting at ~01:30

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Is someone eaten?
15 supporters
Yes
11
No
3
1
IoriSylvor
The rapist's penis- that was bitten off- was found in the victim's stomach. She may not have intentionally eaten it, but it was partially digested.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
0
no but in an episode someone needed a fecal transplant
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Does someone spit?
5 supporters
Yes
127
No
2
3
hyperandrogenism
One episode focuses on a patient who can't stop farting because of a medical condition.
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Is there audio gore?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
70
No
3
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
3
Large-scale Violence
Yes
27
No
2
7
kkyubinbestiez
i believe teddy's former girlfriend died in one of the towers during 9/11, she teddy has ptsd/flashbacks from it in season 16 or 17 i forget which one and the specific episode(s)
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
7 supporters
Yes
2
No
46
10
ameliashepherd
the show is generally anti-cop, particularly in the later seasons. cops are usually shown getting in the way of the doctors rather than helping. season 17 mentions main characters attending anti-police brutality protests.
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Yes
9
No
1
1
Naina123
One episode is set in a prison.
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LGBTQ+
2
I dont remember the episode but its a trans couple (mtf and ftm) and one of their fathers deadnames them.
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Are there transphobic slurs?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
19
Yes
0
No
18
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
1
Yes
19
No
4
1
shaymin
callie is bisexual and sleeps with mark while arizona is away and they are broken up. kind of a rachael/ross situation and its almost treated like it was chesting but wasnt. arizona makes remarks about callie being unfaithful because shes bisexual
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Medical
Yes
34
No
69
11
rickiecait
There are scenes where patients get shocked to restart their hearts b**t never as electro sick therapy.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
156
No
0
2
axmeeshxxxs
Usually you can hear when the doctors will use a needle/syringe/IV etc and there’s time to look away. But there’s a very abrupt scene with a needle stuck in someone’s arm in S15 ep 14 around 22 minutes in. Blood starts to pour from under a door, look away then
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6
hyperandrogenism
There are consults in the psych ward. Patients are sent to a psych ward, and some are made fun of, treated badly, or insulted for being mentally ill.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
165
No
5
13
hyperandrogenism
Almost all of the show takes place in a hospital. Most characters are in medical uniforms, like scrubs, white coats, etc.
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
13
0
shaymin
not sure of one specific mention but given its a medical show im sure its mentioned at least once, especially when meredith and derek try for a baby
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
153
No
1
8
hyperandrogenism
Frequently people die of cancer. Some doctors have/develop brain cancer. Tumors are operated on on screen.
2 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Yes
47
No
1
3
membree711
Owen Hunt has a lot of story arcs about his PTSD from being an army medic. Being triggered results in him strangling a loved one. PTSD comes up for others as well.
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3
Soapy1906
multiple doctors and patients have mental illness eg. addiction, depression, ptsd etc
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
143
No
5
3
SydneyBess
Yes, episode 13 of season 2 has images of young girl's self harm scars and it is briefly mentioned
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
21
No
3
4
shaymin
a doctor with autism is portrayed very stereotypically and is shown to be rude and cold. many other doctors make fun of her before finding out shes autistic, and even after she says she is, she refers to it as aspergers. theres a mention if curing autism later in the show i believe.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
58
No
2
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
2
Depictions of Meredith’s mother. Also season 12 episode 1 where we later find out the two girls hit by a train intentionally jumped together
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
8
Does someone have a meltdown?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
1
Is there misophonia?
22 supporters
Yes
8
No
24
0
Kai1
S1
 E1
Meredith vomits around 19 minutes in
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Is there ABA therapy?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
13
Yes
97
No
1
0
one episode contains a patient who is diagnosed with body dismorphia because he is convinced that his foot is not his own
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5
Jackie3Vargas
The characters occasionally make suicide jokes, mostly Meredith and Cristina
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
133
No
1
5
hyperandrogenism
Webber has an anxiety attack that he thinks is a heart attack, characters are shown having panic attacks and flashbacks frequently.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
95
No
3
3
rehepapp
An episode where a character gets stuck in an elevator.
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4
hyperandrogenism
A patient comes in after she got illegal gastric bypass surgery because of an eating disorder that her mother encourages. She is talked to about the danger of eating disorders.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
41
No
57
29
NeonPhoenix
not abuse, but there's references to curing autism and an autism speaks poster in the background of a few episodes
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5
rickiecait
They show just after one person attempts with clips of a young child finding her. They have flash backs to it in a few episodes.
6 comments | Add comment
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
2
Yes
9
No
2
0
shaymin
S3
 E16
spoiler for s3ep16- meredith falls into a body of water while attempting to help someone, and doesnt exactly try to swim to the surface.
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Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Yes
57
No
0
4
brennaaa
I believe there are scenes in the NICU where babies can be heard crying, and birth scenes where babies cry. Many young kids and adults cry during the show as well
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Is there shakey cam?
20 supporters
Yes
86
No
14
3
BH88
Camera shaking is used during the 'wilderness' scenes of the plane crash episodes (the last episode of season 8 and the first episode or two of season 9).
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Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Yes
10
No
1
0
yes, there are many awful injury’s throughout the show and many patients scream
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0
Very mild swearing not bad would let my 12 year old watch 👍🏼
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4
hyperandrogenism
Some scenes have alarms that flash but as far as I remember they aren't bright or intense.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Yes
6
No
20
4
beeistyping
i wouldn't consider it breaking the fourth wall, but once the pandemic began, the show went along with it. many people didn't expect the show to recreate struggles of the pandemic because so many other shows pretended things were normal.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
11 supporters
Yes
35
No
2
4
Burgerkingcomputers
S3E7 “Where the boys are”, a mother delivers a child she knows is dead. It is all on screen.
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Is there childbirth?
12 supporters
Yes
126
No
0
5
LexieDriscoll
there's a graphic scene of April having a C-Section with no meds during a storm on Meredith's kitchen table.
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Yes
123
No
2
5
Asiaklg
Abortions are mentioned throughout the show. One character has an abortion. She is shown lying down before the procedure. None of the actual procedure is shown. It is a sad experience for her and her partner who wanted a baby.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
8 supporters
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37
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0
Yes
147
No
3
6
hyperandrogenism
Meredith miscarries on screen and blood is shown between/on her legs.
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Yes
108
No
2
7
Asiaklg
A few pregnant patients die throughout the show. The most graphic is season 11, episode 16 in which a third trimester pregnant woman dies suddenly following a seizure and doctors perform a C-section immediately after her death.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
23 supporters
Yes
123
No
6
10
hyperandrogenism
Fat characters are made fun of by the doctors.
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hyperandrogenism
A trans woman early in the show is misgendered by staff on accident (wrong pronouns and names and correcting themselves) and by her wife (calling her her husband and he), but it implies the trans woman allows her to do. In a different episode, a trans man and his trans woman girlfriend are confronted by the trans man's dad, who isn't supportive and says many things along the lines of losing his little girl etc. A trans woman is shown in later seasons who is not misgendered and fully accepted as a woman. A trans man intern is shown and never misgendered, but he discusses the DMV refusing to change the gender on his drivers license.
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Yes
2
No
93
2
beeistyping
no, but many people of all races, cultures, and ethnicities pass away throughout the show for different reasons. some of the cases and deaths are related to discrimination.
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Yes
62
No
15
4
niamh3118
Their are no homophobic slurs as far as I'm aware, but some queer characters do face homophobia mostly from parents. The other doctors are fully accepting though.
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15
rehepapp
There's a patient with a swastika tattoo.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
14 supporters
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Yes
3
No
46
Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
Yes
105
No
3
5
hyperandrogenism
Transphobia, racism, and ableism (as far as I remember). A trans man is told by his father that he can't make the decision to have top surgery and that he is actually a girl. There is a police shooting where the police try to justify it. Disabled people are made fun of and insulted by doctors and sometimes the disabled people hear this. Jackson is pro cochlear implants and sees them as necessary and says that not getting a child a cochlear implant is abuse/neglect.
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0
An autistic character is represented extremely stereotypically. This was uncomfortable to watch as an autistic person myself
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Yes
135
No
3
13
hyperandrogenism
There are many LGBT patients, some of them die but not all of them or even close to all of them and it doesn't come off as bury your gays. LGBT characters are otherwise treated very well.
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jensenc18
The portrayal of autistic characters in the show, including Dr. Dixon in season 5, is often offensive and ableist. A main character is also interested in “curing” autism in season 11. Throughout the seasons, Autism Speaks signs show up around the hospital.
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Are there n-words?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
73
Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
Yes
3
No
6
0
As far as i am aware, there are no openly asexual characters in the entire show
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Race
Is there blackface?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Relationships
Yes
11
No
5
2
shaymin
mark and lexie have a 16 year age gap, meredith and derek are 9-13 years apart (we dont know their exact ages), meredith and deluca are 9-10 years apart. owen and cristina, burke and cristina, no clue exact ages there but its a few years at least. alex and jo are 4-6 years which isnt nearly as bad as theyre similar maturity wise and have shared experiences that contributed to their maturity.
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Religious
Yes
10
No
2
1
shaymin
vauge mentions (the hospital has a church and some scenes are in there with characters praying silently, wedding scenes, offhand mention that some characters are W.A.S.Ps) until end of season 8 to beginning of season 9, when a character on the show starts talking about being religious and it becomes a main part of her character.
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Are there demons or Hell?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Sex
Yes
116
No
0
4
hyperandrogenism
People have sex and make out on screen but it only shows their heads and shoulders. One couple comes in to the hospital after getting stuck together during sex and are shown covered by blankets/sheets.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
20 supporters
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17
No
2
Yes
17
No
3
0
BroTidds
S1
 E1
The back side of Dr. Shepard is exposed at the beginning of the episode
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Is there bestiality?
42 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there BDSM?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
1
Soapy1906
april in season 8
and mer and derek help get virgin patients laid in season 4
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
41 supporters
Yes
77
No
22
8
BeatrizS
Jackson and Maggie had no feelings for each other before their parents got married as Jackson was married to someone else at the time. They started growing co-dependent long after, as Maggie lost her mom and was leaning on her new family to heal. Catherine Avery (her stepmom, and Jackson's mom) specifically refers to them as siblings. So, as they say, even if they're not technically related, it's not great when you have to justify it's not incest by saying that
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Sexism
Yes
4
No
15
Sickness
Yes
20
No
0
0
It is a medical drama, there are multiple instances of patients having strokes and dying from them
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0
It’s a medical drama, many patients have chronic illnesses. if you are triggered by illness at all i would definitely avoid watching <3
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Yes
22
No
0
3
Meredith’s mother (Ellis Grey has Alzheimer’s). Also Richards wife has Alzheimer’s
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Yes
13
No
0
0
Many, MANY patients die from terminal illnesses throughout the show
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Social
Yes
32
No
2
2
Robin375
The show discusses Jo living in her car at 16 because she ran away from foster care. It is a large part of her storyline, and relationship with Alex.
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Yes
16
No
2
3
shaymin
owen supports cristina getting an abortion at first, and then has outbursts at her saying she killed their child, etc. the show itself doesnt really lean towards either way, but meredith doesnt like owen particularly because of that
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Are there fat suits?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
5
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2
Spoiler
Yes
38
No
49
9
hyperandrogenism
A young boy questions the existence of Santa when he has a heart transplant and his mother told him the heart came from Santa.
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Are there end credit scenes?
9 supporters
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1
No
9
Yes
96
No
15
7
BlueDragon
Many individual episodes have a sad ending, but the series as a whole is still ongoing
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
0 supporters
Yes
127
No
0
10
Anonymous
On multiple occasions, one being Derek's death scene. Also, There is the Calzona car crash,the ambulance crash that injures two paramedics and kills the patient.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
3 supporters
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Yes
28
No
0
Does a plane crash?
0 supporters
Yes
136
No
2
6
TaetaesGucci
When Arizona, Meredith, Derek, Lexie, and Mark were flying. The pilot crashed into like a forest place. I’m not gonna say who but someone dies.
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Yes
120
No
1
8
facts
don’t forget george aha
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Violence
Yes
17
No
72
5
snail
But there is a bomb threat in season 2
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Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
Yes
118
No
0
3
hyperandrogenism
Frequent gore including surgical scenes, severe injuries, and head wounds where the brain is shown. At one point Izzie drills holes into a man's head. A woman is shown after having her face severely injured, breaking many of her bones. There are scenes of internal organs, brain surgery, and intestines being operated on.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
119
No
3
5
hyperandrogenism
Meredith tries to drown herself in the bathtub but denies that it was one purpose. Later in the same episode two ships hit each other and people are mentioned to have drowned, and Meredith is drowned but survives after almost dying.
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Yes
104
No
3
7
aaron
After a black kid is shot by police and treated in the hospital, Bailey has to talk to her son about being careful around police (Bailey and her son are black).
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