"Give Peace a Chance"
is the seventh episode of the sixth season
of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy
, and the show's 109th episode overall. Written by Peter Nowalk and directed by Chandra Wilson
, the episode was originally broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company
(ABC) in the United States on October 29, 2009. Grey's Anatomy
centers around a group of young doctors in training. In this episode, Dr. Derek Shepherd
) performs an operation on a hospital technician's "inoperable" tumor, despite the objections of the chief of surgery, Dr. Richard Webber
(James Pickens Jr.
). The episode was designed to revolve around Dempsey's character. Katherine Heigl
(Dr. Izzie Stevens
) was absent from the episode, as she was filming the 2010 blockbuster Life as We Know It
. Mark Saul
, Jesse Williams
, and Nora Zehetner
returned as guest stars, while Faran Tahir
made his first and only appearance. "Give Peace a Chance" won Wilson an NAACP Image Award
, and was generally well received among critics, with Tahir's character particularly praised. The initial airing was viewed by 13.74 million people, garnered a 5.2/13 Nielsen rating/share
in the 18-49 demographic, and ranked fourth for the night in terms of viewership.