Following her patient's successful surgery, Amelia has a long overdue heart-to-heart with Carolyn, who apologizes for not being there for her all these years. Link tries to cheer Jo up following her visit to her birth mother but realizes Jo is worse off than he and Alex thought. Despite the negative critical response, the performance of the cast members and the production technique of the crew received outstanding recognition through numerous awards and nominations. After Amelia rushes Link out of bed in secret, he questions if their relationship is real to her. Meredith's half-sister, Molly, goes into labor and is admitted to Seattle Grace Hospital under the care of Addison.
It is discovered that she can't feel pain which makes her believe she is a super hero. Webber demands that Burke has surgery again to fix his hand. Meanwhile, Cristina has her own therapy and Derek speaks his mind to Ellis. Parriott, Betsy Beers, Peter Horton and Rob Corn have been nominated at the for Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Drama for the production of the third season, after winning the award at the 2006 Awards for the. He also forces Bailey to get signatures from all the attendings so she can create a free medical clinic, before confessing to her that he thinks she will be Chief one day.
George fails his internship exam. Season 3, Episode 22: The Other Side of This Life: Part 1 Original Air Date: 3 May 2007 Addison leaves for warmer climes and to figure things out, Susan visits the clinic, and Cristina's perfect wedding is changed when her and Burke's mothers hit town. Callie attempts to rebuild her relationship with George. When the conversation gets heated over Amelia's brain tumor and sobriety, Link defends Amelia before they leave for the hospital. Jackson convinces Maggie to go camping, but things go awry when Maggie cannot adjust to the rural outdoors.
Ava's husband shows up at the hospital to find her, but when he's gone, Ava confesses to Alex that she wants to be with him, but he turns her down. Gus is saved, and Teddy and Owen profess their love while she is giving birth to their daughter, who they name Allison. Due to Addison taking the day off, Bailey has Alex help her in the pit, and they're faced with a teenage patient who has been impaled on a tree branch. The production team was acclaimed for the Best Drama Series category, but only received a nomination. Alex treats a young patient who has a long history of injuries, leading him to suspect abuse. Alex tells George that Callie slept with Mark, and he is unable to accept the truth, even though he and Callie were broken up at the time. The attending physicians vie for the Chief position by tending to the chairman of the hospital board, after he is admitted as a patient.
Alex is unsuccessful in searching for the pregnant Jane Doe's family as she undergoes surgery, and at the same time he also has to deal with the families of the victims. Andrew grows impatient with Meredith's indecisiveness about him and Link. Also in 2007, the female cast and crew of Grey's Anatomy received the , which honors those whose work in television has positively influenced attitudes toward women. While fielding job offers from hospitals across the country, Nico is at odds about his relationship with Levi until he makes a mistake that kills a young patient. Cristina and Burke still don't speak to each other, but she eventually breaks, and Burke ends up proposing to her.
The season is produced by , in association with Production Company and Entertainment One Television; the being and William Harper. George and Addison work with a pregnant woman with an unusual dilemma. He keeps his doubts to himself, except to tell Cristina. Cristina covers for him by asking to practice her running whipstitch. Callie confesses to Meredith that she slept with another man, but doesn't name Mark. The tight space and condensed air takes its physical and emotional toll on the medical team when they lose.
Also Alex makes a questionable move to treat a patient with a preexisting condition and Qadri reports it to Webber. At the same time, Jo avoids giving Alex details about her recent visit to her birth mother, who shared shocking details about Jo's past. After Amelia's patient dies, her organs are directed to Cece since she's a match. The series ended its third season with an average of 19. Bailey secures the signatures, but has no funding until Izzie offers to spend her entire 8. Season 3, Episode 16: Drowning on Dry Land Original Air Date: 15 February 2007 Cristina keeps an eye out around the hospital for Meredith to tell her about Cristina's impending nuptials. Mark is determined to leave Seattle for good, and irritates Meredith and Alex by making them tend to a patient who will need constant attention but Meredith accidentally gives Mark incentive to stay after letting him know of the open Chief position.
Alex and Jo worry something might be wrong when Alex's mom, Helen, visits unexpectedly. As Teddy nears her due date, she has a startling realization about whom she wants to be with. George calls Erica Hahn from Seattle Presbyterian Hospital to perform heart surgery on his father after he finds out about Burke's condition. In the end she tells them both that she would like to try dating them both instead. Despite Derek's neurological advice, Callie believes that a certain expensive surgery might be live-saving. Izzie seeks advice from Addison about her affair, confessing that sleeping with George felt right, despite him being married.
Season 3, Episode 17: Some Kind of Miracle Original Air Date: 22 February 2007 Meredith interacts with some memories, all while the Chief, Burke and Bailey devise an unusual resuscitation maneuver. Kent Hodder, Nancy Bordson and Steve Mulholland served as executive producers for four episodes during the season. Callie sees Meredith's embarrassment and takes the blame, which in turn causes George to become jealous, fearing Callie might have cheated on him. George is surprised when Callie tells him that she broke up with him. Addison and Alex deliver Ava's baby, through a cesarian-section, before sleeping together, but afterwards Alex tells her to make sure that it never happens again.