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Okay, well you do that if you want to. I'm not. I'm not gonna feel sad or angry or pitiable for one more minute. Because I'm not going to care about you. So if I don't say hello or make small talk in the elevator or acknowledge your birthday or even acknowledge you're alive, it's because to me, you just exist. Because I don't care.
— Stephanie to Jackson (10x13)

Stephanie Edwards is a surgical resident at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

History Edit

Internship Edit

Stephanie started her internship at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital shortly after the plane crash. She, along with the other interns, quickly learned to fear Meredith Grey, dubbing her Medusa. ("Going, Going, Gone")

While working on the case of Graham Cunningham, Cristina allowed Stephanie the opportunity to do a procedure, even saying that Stephanie was better than Shane. When Bailey stepped in, Cristina backed off, but then ultimately decided to let Stephanie close, over Bailey's objections. ("I Was Made for Lovin' You")

While competing with Leah while they were both on Cristina's service, they both were indefinitely banned from the OR when their fighting led to Leah hooking up a patient's oxygen to her IV, a potentially fatal mistake. ("Love Turns You Upside Down")

When it seemed like the hospital was going to be sold, Stephanie started looking at programs at other hospitals because she wanted to be the best and to be the best, she had to learn at the best program.("Hard Bargain")

Heather's Death Edit

When Heather died, the other interns were given time off. Derek told them to think of happy Heather stories for her mother, but they realized they didn't have any as they were not very close to her. They went to Meredith and she told them a story about George stealing jello for all of them, a story she had shared with George's mother when he died. They used alcohol from Alex to get drunk and bond, but when Heather's mother arrived, they still didn't have a story to tell her, so they stole Meredith's George story, as well as using a question Stephanie had asked Jo and changing it to involve Heather. Using their newfound bond, the four of them went out to the pile as a group to help. ("I Want You With Me")

After Heather's death, the interns began all sleeping at Alex's house and studying. Jo was waiting for Alex to proposition her so they could have sex and Alex was waiting because he thought she was still grieving, so he said they could stay there as long as they wanted. Jo went to the others and said that they needed to leave. ("Everybody's Crying Mercy")

Eye Surgery Edit

The day before Halloween, Stephanie had LASIK eye surgery. She came back to work right away rather than taking the two days off that were recommended. She spent the day running into things. At the end of the day, Jackson told her that he had planned to take the day off with her and take care of her. She asked if they could do it the next day, but he said they'd do it now and took her home.("Thriller")

Meredith's Trial Edit

Stephanie worked with Meredith as she started her portal vein trial. After siding with Alex over Meredith in a surgery, Meredith didn't want to work with Stephanie anymore. ("Two Against One")

Stephanie operated with Meredith when she put the first printed portal vein in a sheep. The surgery was successful, but the the sheep later died. ("Man on the Moon")

When Meredith hired a bioengineer to work on the portal vein trial with her, Stephanie was assigned to watch him as he read all the research materials and not allow him to touch the printer. When he doodled something that Stephanie found interesting, she asked him how it would work. Stephanie went to Meredith to ask for permission for Eric Block to use the printer, but Meredith denied permission. However, Meredith later came back to the lab to find them using the printer. Meredith said that she really wanted to work to get her trial off the ground. ("We Gotta Get Out of This Place")

April's Wedding Edit

Stephanie was confused when April invited her to her and Matthew's wedding, as she expected to be Jackson's guest. However, Jackson was not invited because of his past with April and inviting Stephanie was April's way of getting Jackson there. Stephanie believed that Jackson and April weren't really over each other because if they were, they would be congratulating each other. Despite this, Jackson assured her that there was nothing going on with them and that they could go to the wedding. ("Somebody That I Used to Know")

April told Jackson that she wanted him to be there, so he and Jackson attended the wedding. However, at the wedding, he stood up and confessed his love for April, effectively ending his relationship with Stephanie. ("Get Up, Stand Up")

Stephanie walked out of the hospital that night. Three weeks later, Leah and Jo were surprised to see her back finally, though she claimed she wasn't in hiding. She avoided interacting with Jackson. However, when her patient, Robert Fischer, expressed desire to undo the changes he'd made to his body to look like a cat, she went to Jackson and asked him to fix Robert's face pro bono.

She talked to Leah about how hard it was to be around Jackson and how she knew that dating him was a bad idea, but she did it anyway. Leah told Stephanie that it was Jackson's fault because he was her boss and he chose to date her and then he chose to toss her aside, like Arizona had done with her and Cristina had done with Shane. She said it was awful and that someone should do something about it. ("Take It Back")

Non-Fraternization Policy Edit

When the non-fraternization policy was introduced, Jo immediately assumed that Stephanie had filed the claim that led to the policy being enacted. ("You've Got to Hide Your Love Away")

After hitting both Arizona and Jackson with gurneys in the same day, Stephanie had to go to HR to fill out an accident report. Jackson was in there at the same time filling out his own paperwork about the incident. Jackson told her that he didn't plan what he did at the wedding. He apologized for it and said he didn't know how to make it better. Stephanie said he couldn't. She got looks of pity, something she'd never had before. But she was done feeling bad about it. To her, he just existed and she didn't care about him at all. ("Throwing it All Away")

Richard's Teachings Edit

When a case came in of two sisters, one of who had developed three kinds of cancer in her lifetime, Richard told the residents to do research on Li-Fraumeni, as that's the condition the girl had. They did the research and developed a treatment plan, but Rory Williams had already died.("You've Got to Hide Your Love Away")

At Richard's birthday party, Owen asked him to be director of the residency program because he noticed how well he'd been mentoring the residents. ("We Gotta Get Out of This Place")

When Shane was worried that he was sick, Stephanie took over the conduit patients for the day in exchange for him taking her weekend calls for a month and being her swap monkey for two months. ("You Be Illin'")

When Stephanie got bored watching Bailey look through options, she pulled swap monkey on Shane and sent him to work with her while she printed sample conduits for Cristina's trial. However, when Shane ended up in a surgery instead, Stephanie tried to call swap monkey to switch back. She tried again to swap to go back to Bailey after surgery and ended up chasing Shane down the hall. ("I'm Winning")

Derek, warned that he wasn't teaching enough, took all the residents to work on a case with him that he had rescheduled several times. As the OR wasn't available until 1 AM, he then took them to the ER to work on the incoming patients, including having them work on a patient who was already dead so they could work with real brain tissue. When a man came in with scissors puncturing his forehead, they took him into an OR for a controlled extraction. Then they went back to the case of Nova Jenkins. Each of the residents took a turn to step up to the microscope and ask a question so they could learn. ("Go It Alone")

Braden Morris Edit

Stephanie worked with Bailey on the case of Braden Morris, who was born with SCID, which left him vulnerable to illness. His parents consented to them using de-activated HIV as a vector to deliver an enzyme to his body, but before the procedure could be done, his mother withdrew consent. Despite this, Bailey proceeded with the procedure, desperate to prove that her research would help people. ("Change of Heart")

When Braden's t-cell count jumped overnight, Stephanie confronted Bailey about it and Bailey confirmed to her that she had done the treatment without consent. ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together")

When Bailey came clean to the parents, Bailey and Stephanie were both involved in legal meetings. When the parents announced their intent to sue and get Bailey's medical license revoked as well as charging her with assault and battery, Stephanie took the blame, saying that she didn't tell Bailey that the parents had revoked consent and Bailey was covering for her. They dropped the charges and Stephanie was suspended for a week. ("Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right")

Relationships Edit

Romantic Edit

Jackson Avery Edit

April set her up as Jackson's date to Bailey's wedding. They missed the ceremony, so Jackson suggested he just take her home. She misinterpreted, letting him know she did not want to sleep with her boss. They both agreed that sleeping together would be a mistake, but ended up having sex right there in the car anyways. ("Things We Said Today")

They initially kept things quiet because Stephanie didn't want anyone thinking she was sleeping with her boss to get ahead. ("The End is the Beginning is the End")

They began seeing each other. Jackson claimed it was just sex, whereas Stephanie believed it was more serious than that because she stated that she would follow him if he were to move and get a job somewhere else.

When Jackson's mother came to town to see him, he sent Stephanie away so that his mother wouldn't interrogate her. ("This is Why We Fight")

When his new role as board director started to interfere with their relationship, as he began to forget dates, she asked him why he'd been standing her up and demanded to be treated better. He kissed her and she stopped talking. ("Do You Believe in Magic")

The night of the fundraising gala, Stephanie was mad at Jackson because he didn't invite her to go with him, because he believed that she didn't want to go. After working closely with Shane on a group of junkies while covering the ER, Shane kissed her, which Jackson saw. He fled back to the gala, but she followed him. They fought and Stephanie explained what had happened, so they made up. ("Puttin' on the Ritz")

When Jackson's mother came back to Seattle to visit Richard, Stephanie met her when she burst into the on-call room where Jackson and Stephanie were making out, giving his mother a bad impression of her. While they worked on a patient with an enlarged penis together, Catherine continued to tease Stephanie. Later, at the bar, Stephanie talked to Catherine about what had happened. ("I Bet It Stung")

Stephanie went to April's wedding with Jackson. During the ceremony, Jackson stood up and confess his love for April, thus ending his relationship with Stephanie. ("Get Up, Stand Up")

Career Edit

She is a surgical resident at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. While on Cristina Yang's service, she got reprimanded for accidentally almost killing a patient and was banned from the O.R. until further notice, a ban which has since expired.

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • Edwards proclaimed that Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital's surgical program was the residency-match to get.
  • She went through college on a cheerleading scholarship.
  • Stephanie had laser eye surgery because "glasses are annoying." She returned to work early and, because her eyes had not healed up yet, she strained them and spent the day struggling to see. 
  • Stephanie dressed up as a clown for Halloween
  • Stephanie sheds hair easily and is known to leave her many bras lying around.

Appearances Edit

Grey's Anatomy, Season 9
Going, Going, Gone · Love the One You're With · I Saw Her Standing There · Beautiful Doom · Second Opinion · I Was Made for Lovin' You · Love Turns You Upside Down · Run, Baby, Run · Things We Said Today · The End is the Beginning is the End · Walking on a Dream · Bad Blood · The Face of Change · Hard Bargain · This is Why We Fight · Transplant Wasteland · Can't Fight This Feeling · She's Killing Me · Do You Believe in Magic · Readiness is All · Perfect Storm
Grey's Anatomy, Season 10
Seal Our Fate · I Want You With Me · Everybody's Crying Mercy · Puttin' on the Ritz · I Bet It Stung · Map of You · Thriller · Two Against One · Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word · Somebody That I Used to Know · Man on the Moon · Get Up, Stand Up · Take It Back · You've Got to Hide Your Love Away · Throwing it All Away · We Gotta Get Out of This Place · Do You Know? · You Be Illin' · I'm Winning · Go It Alone · Change of Heart · We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together · Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right · Fear (of the Unknown)
Grey's Anatomy, Season 11
I Must Have Lost It on the Wind · Puzzle With a Piece Missing · Got to Be Real · Only Mama Knows · Bend & Break · Don't Let's Start · Could We Start Again, Please? ·Risk · Where Do We Go From Here · The Bed's Too Big Without You · All I Could Do Was Cry · The Great Pretender · Staring at the End