Breakout Stars of the Year

They stood out from the pack in '05. We can't wait to see what happens next ...

  • GREY'S ANATOMY  photo | Grey's Anatomy

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Updated: Tuesday Dec 27, 2005 | 06:00 AM EST


Why do we love the season's hottest new show? Let's look at how each character operates: Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey, far right) has his hair; Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo, to his left), her heart; Dr. Christina Yang (Sandra Oh), her mouth; Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), testosterone; Dr. Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), estrogen; and finally, Dr. George O'Mally (T.R. Knight) – the eyes.