‘Grey’s Anatomy’: In Which Episode Does The Hospital Shooting Take Place?

For a medical series, ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ surely has a truckload of drama. Friendships, romantic scandals, heartbreaking deaths, and even a hospital shooting made ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ entertaining and thrilling. Despite being the longest-running series over 19 seasons and still continuing, it has a loyal fan base.

The finale of season six, a two-part episode literally startled the hospital and its staff. Never had the doctors previously witnessed a lunatic with a gun on a killing spree inside the hospital. This endangered the lives of many doctors as well as patients, leaving everyone behind with trauma.

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In Which ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Episode Does The Heartbreaking Hospital Shooting Occur?

In the two-part episode, a grieving widower Gary Clark comes into the hospital with a loaded gun, seeking revenge on Derek Shepherd and a group of doctors who he blames for his wife’s demise. Gary Clark first came to the hospital with his wife, Alison who had cancer. Unfortunately, after the surgery, she had a stroke, which meant that mechanical ventilation was the only thing keeping her alive. According to her medical directive, she didn’t want that, so the machines were turned off despite Gary’s disapproval.

In the episode ‘How Insensitive‘, Gary decided to sue the hospital, believing that his wife’s death was the doctor’s fault. While the lawsuit was still pending, he decided to purchase a gun and ammo and take them to the hospital to shoot the doctors involved in Alison’s death just for the sake of revenge. Gary then went on to the hospital, where he enquired about the Chief of Surgery, but was ignored by several staff members. He then wandered into a supply closet, where he found Reed, and asked about the Chief of Surgery, but she denied giving up his location. Everyone at the hospital, overlooked the power of a widower until he started shooting everyone and the hospital was under total lockdown.

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Which Characters Were The Victims Of The Shooting?

This incident shook the entire staff at the hospital, it left everyone traumatized and scared. Many doctors and nurses were severely injured due to this traumatic incident and few lost their lives. The shooting scene felt soo real that it even affected the actors in the scene. Sarah Drew who played the role of April Kepner had panic attacks even after the shoot ended. Her character witnessed, her best friend’s body (Reed) bleeding out in the storage room. And April herself was in direct contact with the shooter who threatened to kill her.

Later in the episode ‘Sanctuary’, Derek tried to talk Gary down, telling him he was a flawed human being who made mistakes. It was starting to work, but then April came out of Derek’s office and shook Gary, who then shot Derek in the chest. Christina Yang was able to save him in the episode ‘Death and all his friends’. While Teddy helped Alex suture his wounds. Dr. Bailey and Richard were stuck outside the hospital. Amidst this chaos, Meredith Grey went through a miscarriage but still continued to save lives. But before the S.W.A.T team could get to Gary, he shot himself.

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