Where the Dead ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Docs Would Be Now If They Were Alive

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Where the Dead ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Docs Would Be Now If They Were Alive

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Where the Dead ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Docs Would Be Now If They Were Alive

Death visits Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital often, claiming the lives of patients and surgeons alike.

But what if some of our favorite dearly-departed Grey’s Anatomy doctors hadn’t died? The hospital wouldn’t even be called Grey Sloan Memorial!

We’ve imagined whole storylines in which late, great characters like Derek, George, Lexie, and Mark are still alive. Click through the slideshow above to read about this alternate reality.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m ET on ABC.

Where the Dead ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Docs Would Be Now If They Were Alive
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George O’Malley

George O’Malley Credit: ABC

George becomes an army surgeon, crossing paths with April Kepner and Nathan Riggs in their tours of duty. After years overseas, he comes back to the hospital with new trauma protocols to put in place, which puts another furrow in Owen’s brow.

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George O’Malley

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George becomes an army surgeon, crossing paths with April Kepner and Nathan Riggs in their tours of duty. After years overseas, he comes back to the hospital with new trauma protocols to put in place, which puts another furrow in Owen’s brow.

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George O’Malley, continued

George O’Malley, continued Credit: ABC

In his tradition of giving wives rhyming names, he meets and marries a scrub nurse named Sally who then becomes Sally O’Malley.

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George O’Malley, continued

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In his tradition of giving wives rhyming names, he meets and marries a scrub nurse named Sally who then becomes Sally O’Malley.

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Lexie Grey

Lexie Grey Credit: ABC

Lexie surpasses Derek to become Chief of Neuro at the hospital, putting Meredith in an impossible spot — should she support her half-sister or her husband?

Lexie Grey

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Lexie surpasses Derek to become Chief of Neuro at the hospital, putting Meredith in an impossible spot — should she support her half-sister or her husband?

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Lexie Grey, continued

Lexie Grey, continued Credit: ABC

Meredith chooses to side with Derek, but then supports Lexie when Amelia arrives and threatens to usurp her spot.

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Lexie Grey, continued

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Meredith chooses to side with Derek, but then supports Lexie when Amelia arrives and threatens to usurp her spot.

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Mark Sloan

Mark Sloan Credit: ABC

Mark goes into private practice, opening up what becomes the Pacific Northwest’s premiere destination for nipping and tucking, much to Jackson’s disgust.

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Mark Sloan

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Mark goes into private practice, opening up what becomes the Pacific Northwest’s premiere destination for nipping and tucking, much to Jackson’s disgust.

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Mark Sloan, continued

Mark Sloan, continued Credit: ABC

McSteamy tells his Seattle Grace colleagues he just wants a change of pace, but really, the number of sexual harassment lawsuits facing him at the hospital have hit the double digits.

Mark Sloan, continued

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McSteamy tells his Seattle Grace colleagues he just wants a change of pace, but really, the number of sexual harassment lawsuits facing him at the hospital have hit the double digits.

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Derek Shepherd

Derek Shepherd Credit: ABC

Derek — who reached for his cell phone after making a U-turn on that fateful day, thus narrowly missing a collision with a semi — is thankful to be alive and raising his kids. He and Meredith still have problems, though…

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Derek Shepherd

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Derek — who reached for his cell phone after making a U-turn on that fateful day, thus narrowly missing a collision with a semi — is thankful to be alive and raising his kids. He and Meredith still have problems, though…

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Derek Shepherd, continued

Derek Shepherd, continued Credit: ABC

Getting dethroned from the neuro department by Lexie has taken a toll on his marriage, since Meredith hesitated before supporting him over her.

Additionally, his fragile masculinity is having trouble handling the increasingly obvious fact that Meredith is becoming a better surgeon.

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Derek Shepherd, continued

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Getting dethroned from the neuro department by Lexie has taken a toll on his marriage, since Meredith hesitated before supporting him over her.

Additionally, his fragile masculinity is having trouble handling the increasingly obvious fact that Meredith is becoming a better surgeon.

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Charles Percy and Reed Adamson

Charles Percy and Reed Adamson Credit: ABC

Having survived the hospital shooting attempt — Gary Clark’s gun was loaded with blanks! — these two acknowledge their attraction for one another and move to Tacoma, where they work for Chief of Surgery Izzie Stevens, get married, and raise kids as sarcastic as they are.

Charles Percy and Reed Adamson

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Having survived the hospital shooting attempt — Gary Clark’s gun was loaded with blanks! — these two acknowledge their attraction for one another and move to Tacoma, where they work for Chief of Surgery Izzie Stevens, get married, and raise kids as sarcastic as they are.

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Heather Brooks

Heather Brooks Credit: ABC

After she’s resuscitated from that nasty electric shock, Heather wisely decides to leave that cursed hospital.

Emboldened by all the compliments about her hairstyle, she goes into cosmetology and opens up her own beauty salon called Mousey’s. Occasionally she catches herself asking for a No. 10 blade as she gives someone a haircut. (Old habits!)

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Heather Brooks

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After she’s resuscitated from that nasty electric shock, Heather wisely decides to leave that cursed hospital.

Emboldened by all the compliments about her hairstyle, she goes into cosmetology and opens up her own beauty salon called Mousey’s. Occasionally she catches herself asking for a No. 10 blade as she gives someone a haircut. (Old habits!)

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Death visits Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital often, claiming the lives of patients and surgeons alike.

But what if some of our favorite dearly-departed Grey’s Anatomy doctors hadn’t died? The hospital wouldn’t even be called Grey Sloan Memorial!

We’ve imagined whole storylines in which late, great characters like Derek, George, Lexie, and Mark are still alive. Click through the slideshow above to read about this alternate reality.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m ET on ABC.