The Pandemic Hits 'Station 19' & 'Grey's Anatomy' in Premiere Crossover (PHOTOS)

Meredith Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Premiere Andy Station 19
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The COVID-19 pandemic hits the first responders of Seattle in a premiere crossover event on Thursday, November 12, on ABC, and the first photos out show just how safe everyone is being.

It all begins in Station 19's Season 4 premiere, "Nothing Seems the Same," at 8/7c, when the crew lean on each other for support while facing the health emergency. Meanwhile, Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) "tries to make sense" of the fact that her mother is actually alive, and Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) settles into "a new routine" following his surgery.

Then, in the first of the two-hour Grey's Anatomy Season 17 premiere, "All Tomorrow's Parties," we see how the pandemic turns the lives of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Bailey (Chandra Wilson), and the rest of the Grey Sloan doctors upside down a month in.

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Executive producer Krista Vernoff breaks down what's ahead for the characters and couples in both flashbacks and present-day.

What brings it all together is a group of teenagers who unintentionally start a wild fire (cuing the need for Station 19's firefighters and pandemics) and are brought into the hospital for treatment (enter the Grey's doctors).

Scroll down for a look at these two episodes.

Station 19, Season 4 Premiere, Thursday, November 12, 8/7c, ABC

Grey's Anatomy, Season 17 Premiere, Thursday, November 12, 9/8c, ABC

Jaina Lee Ortiz Station 19 Season 4 Premiere Andy
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Station 19 Season 4 Premiere "Nothing Seems the Same"

How is Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) handling the revelation that her mother’s alive?

Danielle Savre Station 19 Season 4 Premiere Maya Bishop
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Maya (Danielle Savre)

Jason George Jay Hayden Station 19 Season 4 Premiere Ben Travis
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What’s going on?

Andy Dean Station 19 Season 4 Premiere
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Andy and Dean

Vic Maya Travis Station 19 Season 4 Premiere
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Vic (Barrett Doss) and Maya

Jaina Lee Ortiz Andy Station 19 Season 4 Premiere
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Andy

Jason George Station 19 Season 4 Premiere Ben Warren
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Ben (Jason George)

Ellen Pompeo Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Premiere Meredith
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Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Premiere "All Tomorrow's Parties"

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)

Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Premiere Meredith PPE
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Meredith stays safe.

Miranda Bailey Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Premiere Chandra Wilson
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This looks serious…