AS TIME RUNS OUT FOR BAILEY'S YOUNG PATIENT, MEREDITH FIGHTS TO
GRANT A DEATH ROW INMATE'S WISH TO DONATE HIS ORGANS
TO THE BOY, ON ABC'S "GREY'S ANATOMY"
Guest Starring Eric Stoltz ("Pulp Fiction," "Mask") and Jessica Capshaw ("The Practice")
"Stairway to Heaven" � Bailey grows desperate as a patient's condition becomes more and more dire. Everyone in the hospital is stepping up to try to find the boy a new organ donor, including Meredith, who considers a death row patient's wish to die before execution. Meanwhile, an injury leaves Mark in a compromising position in the OR and Cristina awkwardly avoids Owen, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network
"Grey's Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O'Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, and Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey.
Special guest star Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Denny. Guest starring Kevin McKidd as Owen, Melissa George as Sadie, Eric Stoltz as William, Jessica Capshaw as Dr. Arizona, Samantha Mathis as Melinda, Jason Kravits as Chuck, Ernie Grunwald as Gary and Brandon Scott as Intern Ryan.
"Stairway to Heaven" was written by Mark Wilding and directed by Allison Liddi-Brown.
"Grey's Anatomy" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
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