Grey's Anatomy Review: Time For Goodbyes...

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Wow. ABC promised an astounding episode and, boy, did it deliver. The midseason finale of Grey's Anatomy offered up some serious cliffhangers, including the careers of two doctor in question, and a truly sad death.

So let’s waste no more time. Go ahead and put down your tissues. Let’s discuss "Dark Was the Night."

Bye Bye Zola. A few minutes into the hour and news broke that Grey’s favorite couple would not be getting its baby back. Social Services delivered the news that Der and Mer will be baby-less once again. And to think, this wasn’t even the saddest news of the episode. Many of us viewers have differences of opinions on the Zola situation.

Of course, we all want them to have a family, but I have to admit, I’m not truly disappointed that Zola will not be returning. This series is about adults. The baby situation works for Sloan/Arizona/Callie because we don’t see Baby Sophia often. There is no way for Der and Mer to have a baby and it not be up front and center. What do you think? Are you okay with McDreamy and Mer being alone again?

A Mer, Der Pic

Denny 2.0? We all knew it was going to happen at some point, but I didn’t know it would feel like this. Teddy’s patient, husband for insurance purposes, husband fell victim to his tumors during a surgery being performed by Cristina and Webber. This was, of course, without Cristina knowing who the patient was. First, let’s point out that what Teddy said was right, the girl is a machine. She has proved time and time again that she is someone who can maintain composure and Sandra Oh is in serious need of some recognition. And no, I don’t mean a nomination. I mean an award. In her hand. Now.

It’s easy to forget that Teddy and Owen have been friends for years, outside of the hospital. To keep Teddy out of the loop about the death of her husband is a serious decision, though. Not too sure Teddy will be able to forgive him for that. By hour's end, she still didn’t know the fate of her husband. I’m not sure I can physically wait until the show returns to see her reaction to the news. Seriously heartbreaking.

Meredith and Derek Shepherd

When Denny Duquette rolled into our lives, you knew you were in for a tragedy. The arc moved quick and serious and before we knew it, Izzie was lying on that bathroom floor. The situation with Henry, although similar in many ways, has felt authentic all the way through. His death is a definite loss for Grey’s Anatomy. The bright side? We will get to see the delicious Scott Foley on True Blood this summer. 

Screwed. "Dark Was the Night” brought a new meeting to getting your heart screwed over. Callie and Jackson’s spinal patient ended up with a screw loose , one that was tearing apart her heart. This could hold some serious repercussions for Seattle Grace’s most hardcore ortho surgeon and the doc with the world’s best eyes.

Oh Baby. Anytime the docs head out for a case, something bad happens. Mer and Alex’s ambulance adventure had me on the edge of my seat. I kept waiting for it to blow; I never expected to see three bodies laying in the road. Having Derek and the others on speaker when the ambulance got hit? Shonda Rhimes knows how to work the drama. 

On a side note, who else loved Derek shopping on eBay for 1960 scalpels for Mer? That’s the McDreamy we love. 

Doctor Derek Shepherd Picture

So we were left with some serious cliffhangers: Callie’s patient is still in surgery, Meredith and Alex are on a dark abandoned road with a newborn and three bodies, and Teddy still hasn’t learned about the death of her husband. We have to wait until a new year for answers?!?

Overall, a really solid midseason finale that has us viewers already wishing it was January. Until then, hit the Comments and let us know your predictions for when the show returns. Did you love “Dark Was the Night,” or did it fall short? Sound off and remember to check back for the official Grey’s Anatomy Round Table. 


Editor Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (1247 Votes)

I loved the Dark Was The Night episode but i got to tell you that the rest of the season has been mediocre at best, and yes I have been a steadfast fan from the beginning. But after last season I'm not sure how long I will remain a diehard follower. I can not believe the show is on hiatus yet again. I mean do these people ever not take a break?!? With all these breaks and last seasons reruns my friends and I aren't worried about nearly breaking our necks to catch the next episode because we can always catch a rerun since there sure was plenty of them last fall. Come on Shondra, GA is steady losing it's momentum. Pull some new tricks out of your bag and keep us fans dying to see the next episode every week like it use to be, before last season that is.


I enjoyed the drama -no singing a bonus. Love seeing der-mer "close" again...who knows?


Waiting for January?? Too long!!! Henry died too soon. They should have left him until the end of the season...


its quite amazing how such a powerful story line touches our heart...other screen writers should seriously learn for shonda


might teddy be pregnant? Then there would be a part of henry left afterall...


I think teddy will end up going crazy on Owen for him not telling her and then on Cristina ... I also think Cristina is going to go to have a small effect as well and be upset they never told her who it was..As for Meredith and Derek I am truly hoping she has his baby even though they told her she has angry ovaries. Her having a baby with him that would make my year xD .. Also Cristina and Preston Burke were a better couple to me ..


I reviewed all posters ,most fans are agree with s8p09's great, but no one gave the credit to director& writer, allow me to introduce them
Director Mr.Allison Liddi-Brown who directed s6p6: I saw what I saw.......
Writer Debora Cahn who wrote s7p22 final:Unaccompanied Minor......


Very HAPPY that they aint getting zola, thank god for small favors, maybe then they can get back to a storyline that is good and fitted for them.


Ok the one night that it is a midterm finale. I did not watch it. I know not a very good fan. What I have read is exciting. Teddy- I cannot wait to see her reaction she is going to be devistated. Merder- not getting Zola is sad I think something else will work out. The preview that I saw with Alex and Mer in the ambulance with a baby, I was scared that the whole thing was going to blow up. I cannot wait Untl January to see what happens. I won't miss another episode... Seriously....


Almost great epi...1st scene-the 3 original interns at Joe's-can't get much better than that. Mer/Alex scenes...just wow! Mer/Cris, Der/Cris, Mer/Der, Der/Mark scenes--vintage Grey's. I say "almost" great because wayyyyy too much teddy! Even Henry couldn't save a teddy scene. She is FF material for me. I don't care how she reacts; we all know it will be over-acted. But I am interested in seeing how Cristina reacts to not knowing it was out Owen. Bonus: Very little april!

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 9 Quotes

Cristina: You can cry.
Meredith: I don't want to cry. I'm never going to see him again.

I had a terrible day. We say it all the time; a fight with a boss, a stomach flu, traffic. That's what we describe as terrible when nothing terrible is happening.