How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 online without cable

Ellen Pompeo stars in Grey's Anatomy
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Dance it out because it's almost time to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 online. Fans have had to wait a couple weeks between new episodes, because the medical drama took a short hiatus. We have all the details on when Grey's Anatomy season 18 returns and how you can watch it online, even without cable.

Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 start time, channel

Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 airs Thursday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5, titled "Bottle Up and Explode!" is part of a crossover event with Station 19. When an explosion rocks Seattle, the doctors of Grey Sloan spring into action. Owen (Kevin McKidd) experiences PTSD after hearing the explosion, and his sister Megan (Abigail Spencer) quietly enlists help from Winston (Anthony Hill) and Hayes (Richard Flood).

In Minnesota, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) find a familiar face assisting in their study.

Here's everything you need to know to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 online. Check out our guide for how to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 6 for the next episode, too. Plus, watch a promo below:

How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 from anywhere on Earth

Just because ABC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Grey's Anatomy season 18 if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 in the US

Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 airs Thursday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

ABC is a broadcast network that can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch ABC on a live TV service, like FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend FuboTV, one of the best streaming services on the market. Its affordable Starter Plan comes with over 120 channels, including all the broadcast networks. 

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) offers a 7-day free trial so you check out all of its features without paying upfront. Fubo's channel lineup includes local networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox as well as cable favorites  such as ESPN, AMC, Food Network, FX, MTV, Syfy and more.

After airing live on ABC, Grey's Anatomy season 18 episodes will also be available to stream the next day on Hulu.

Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 in Canada

In the Great North, Canadians can tune into Grey's Anatomy season 18 episode 5 at the same day and time as Americans on CTV, and the CTV app.

Cordcutters can access their services easily with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Grey's Anatomy season 18 in the UK

Good news and bad news for Brits. The good news is that new seasons of Grey's Anatomy usually air on Sky. 

The bad news is that Sky hasn't set a Grey's Anatomy season 18 premiere date. When they do, you can sign up for a Sky TV package (opens in new tab) starting at just £25 per month.

Anyone abroad who wants to watch Grey's Anatomy season 18 live with the services they already pay for should check out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.