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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. 

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mi scuso per aver inavvertitamente inviato il commento due volte e visto che ci sono vi dico che la pausa a me sembrerà più breve perchè dal 30 di novembre verranno trasmessi gli episodi doppiati in italiano.Alleluia!

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sono sincera guardo grey's anatomy soprattutto per Merder,potrebbero anche elencare gli ingredienti di una ricetta li amerei lo stesso ,tuttavia ci sono alcune cose che mi lasciano perplessa :Meredith prova a rimanere incinta.segue una cura per la fertilità che le dà problemi alla vista,bene,a qualsiasi medico verrebbe l'idea di sostituire il farmaco con un altro che non abbia effetti collaterali,ma qui nel tempio della medicina questo non avviene,provare con l'inseminazione assistita?neanche a pensarci!invece in PP una Addison (che trovo patetica )si sottopone alle sperimentazioni più avanzate per avere un figlio,questo mi fà proprio arrabbiare d'accordo il dramma ,lo spettacolo e quant'altro ma forse passiamo troppo per cretini

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sono sincera guardo grey's anatomy soprattutto per Merder,potrebbero anche elencare gli ingredienti di una ricetta li amerei lo stesso ,tuttavia ci sono alcune cose che mi lasciano perplessa :Meredith prova a rimanere incinta.segue una cura per la fertilità che le dà problemi alla vista,bene,a qualsiasi medico verrebbe l'idea di sostituire il farmaco con un altro che non abbia effetti collaterali,ma qui nel tempio della medicina questo non avviene,provare con l'inseminazione assistita?neanche a pensarci!invece in PP una Addison (che trovo patetica )si sottopone alle sperimentazioni più avanzate per avere un figlio,questo mi fà proprio arrabbiare d'accordo il dramma ,lo spettacolo e quant'altro ma forse passiamo troppo per cretini

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Does anyone know the title to the song that was playing
right after the death of Christine's surgery on Henry?
Some of the words were
She went quietly without a word... she wrote the note
chose to walk away...
Please respond if you know.
Thanks
Country Girl

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Truly I think Meredith and Derek are what make the show. Are they perfect characters? No, but if they were what would be the point in watching? As for the many cliffhangers...yes these are aggravating but mostly because I can hardly stand the waiting to see what happens. Having Christina do the surgery without knowing who she was working on...well yes that is definitely a Christina moment (even if real life would not even dream of this). However if you do not like Meredith and Derek...why are you even watching the show? This show has ALWAYS been centered on these two. I have seen every episode and they are the central characters, don't like them? Don't watch. Finally...seeing Derek finally remember that Meredith is not all to blame for the Zoe fiasco was long awaited. If I recall correctly she is the one who took the baby home when he would not answer his phone for a very long time. Not answering the phone was immature and frankly in real life that is the moment something terrible happens...don't believe me? Don't answer your phone - Bummed I have to wait to see how they play this out, but the episode overall was excellent (even with their artistic liberties in the medical area).

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Didn't love this one, tho I do look forward to resolution of it in Jan. Brilliant moment when Christina finds out whose time of death she just called. I concur with the poster who misses George and Izzy. Great characters, warm (G) and fiesty (I). I was heartbroken when George was killed off... why not just ship him overseas, so we might at least get a visit...I've fantasized about a ghost or dream-visitor, but this just isn't the show for that.
Re: mcbabies:For me, there need to be babies and kids on the show, for the characters to grow like real people do. Perpetual adolescense is boring. We don't need to see much of these offsproings, but we DO need to see how they challenge and expand the hearts of our fictional friends.
Re: McSteamy: I love his estrogen-soaked mellowness; in context of the character's arc, it's hilarious.
Re: McDreamy: I hated the grumpy McDreamy of the previous episodes. If we lose Patrick Dempsey, and the quiet centre of the show that is the Mer-Der relationship, I will miss the wonderful way P.D. LISTENS... the mark of great acting, and you see many examples of it on Grey's.

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@daphne all i said was MAYBE they are watching Zola in the living room, it is only my opinion. I was trying to put 2 and 5 together and guessing.
Yes the episode is entitled "This Magic Moment" don't you think it would be magic if they did have Zola back?
Also i would really love for Mer to be pregnant as well a little more magic 2 for the price of 1.
@Sofia agree there were a lot of clues in the episode pointing towards them eventually having a child of there own, moving into the dreamhouse and living happily, good to see Derek admit it was just as much his fault and he can't live without Meredith.
We all know ABC intend to continue with Grey's i'm hoping at least another 2 years which will bring it to 10 years and hopefully Ellen and Patrick will sign for another 2 ASAP. They are renegotiating currently!

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i want meredith to have a baby, first to piss all of you off, and two, why the hell not? i dont think it would be weird. we need some new stuff here people. crazy surgeries and deaths aren't cutting it anymore. and seriously, enough with all these unnecessary deaths. i honestly like this cast more though. but STOP KILLING PEOPLE and stop changing the cast. i dont want any more replacements. the cardiac surgeon has already been replaced at least three times, so has addisons former position. SERIOUSLY cut the crap. Lexie is awesome. no surrogates. Nicky if you hate meredith and derek together so much, do us all a favor and stop watching the show. Derek and addison did not have any chemistry whatsoever.

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Poor Henry:( I really liked him! He brought life to Teddy, and he was quite awesome. Merder not getting Zola... I really don't mind actually. Last scene with Alex and Mer. I was very surprised. I was definitely not expecting that.

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Worst episode of Grey's ever! Ajmmed in a zillion cliff hangers. So liitle faith in the loyalty of viewers? There's no longer even a semblance of medical accuracy in Grey's. Pure manipulation! I never expected 100% medical accuracy, but at this point, I find the manipulation indicative of an underlying attitude that disrespects viewers. The whole noenatal transprt arc was utter nonsense. 5th yr surgical residents sent to transport a neonate -- even one with a TE fistula. Done solely to create another cliffhanger. Next, what surgeon operates w/o a review of the chart, labs, etc? Silly, silly, silly. So much wrong here.... Very, very sad!

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.

Meredith
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