Grey's Anatomy Review: Life Altering Moments

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After what seems like the longest hiatus ever, Grey’s Anatomy is finally back, returning this week with an episode that delivered tragedy, death and a surprise visit for some of our favorite docs. Did “Suddenly” deliver? The wait is over... so let’s discuss now!

Charts Tell the Story

RIP Henry. As sad as it is to see Scott Foley go, GA made the right choice in ending this relationship. This is going to steer Teddy’s character into a dark direction that we have yet to see from her. The scenes between her and Cristina were perfection. Cristina kept her robot mentality for the most part; Teddy finally showed some real emotion. The delivery of the news to the new widow is a scene that should go on both stars' acting reels. Teddy alone with Henry’s body? Heartbreaking. Even more heartbreaking...

Fighting For Their Lives

The Deadliest Crash. This was absolutely a case that deserved a two episode arc. First of all, Lily the daughter, is a serious beast. She survives the crash only to watch both her parents and her grandmother die. On her eighteenth birthday, no less. While she was preparing to step up for her siblings, she was unknowingly preparing Meredith for something even bigger (more on that below). 

The scenes between her and Mer was sweet, showing a side of Grey that we haven’t seen in a while. The one thing that I hated about this case? The stomach turning glass shard in the eye!! Seriously, I will be fine if I never see anything like that again. Leading to...

The New Triangle. Now that Jackson is out of Lexie’s relationship life, there is a room for a new person in her triangle with Mark. Welcome back, Julia, the eye doctor who Lexie beamed with a softball. This is a welcome change which hopefully will lead to some laughs. There wasn’t too many of those in this installment.

Mark's Girlfriend Julia

The return of Zola! Meredith and Derek were sharing such a nice scene, one where Derek even seemed like McDreamy again, when the doorbell rang. I half expected it to be Zola, but I wasn’t sure I wanted it to be. These two deserve to be happy after everything they have been through, but I’m still not 100% sold on the baby angle. This is a show about adults working in a hospital. This is where the majority of the time is spent. This is not a show about children. As long as Zola doesn’t become too big a part, I’m good with it. What do you think? Are you glad they got their baby back?

Lexie With Bangs

Some After Thoughts...

  • Grey’s should never take that long of a break again. I almost forgot how gorgeous Avery and Sloan are.
  • Cristina’s impersonation of Kepner was amazing. Seriously. Dead on. She should do that in every episode.
  • Arizona, Callie, Avery, and April took a back seat tonight. Can’t say I really missed them all that much.
So what did you think, TV Fanatics? Was the return of Grey’s Anatomy everything you expected it to be? Are you glad that Derek and Zola got their baby back? Can they finally live happily ever after? Sound off below and don’t forget to check back for the official GA roundtable. 


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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (635 Votes)

i love GA,i think its refreshing and i love every soapy line and the cast..........GA can do no wrong


Another example of Grey's trying too hard. Every four minutes someone was flatlining. And the over-the-top emotional reactions backed with over-the-top emotional reaction music is just lazy. Human drama doesn't have to be this contrived.


I agree with the person who wrote tha Alex is boring. He dosen't have a storyline, a purpose, so why is he even in GA? Justin Chambers might as well find a different job. There is so much more the writers could do with his character. I realize that he is not the major star of GA, but come on give his fans a break. Bring back Izzie, let's meet some of his family, invent something. Surely the writers could do more with his character. Even April is more interesting.


I like scenes w/ Karev and Arizona better than Callie and Arizona. And I love when Callie gets to be all badass and fun. I hope Callie is the one who helps Teddy


Who writing this article made it past 4th grade? (And don't give me that tired song about, "As long as you can understand what I mean, it doesn't matter." You write for a living? Don't give up the day job. :^) -- "The scenes between her and Mer was sweet," (WERE sweet, ducky.) -- "This is a welcome change which hopefully will lead to some laughs. There wasn’t too many of those in this installment." (Again, WEREN'T.) Singular (as in: scene, laugh) = was. Plural (as in: scenes, laughs) = were. Now, isn't that easy to remember? They don't need any kids on the show, I agree. Julia, the new eye doctor, doesn't "pop" on screen. I don't expect she will be around long. I also agree they take too many long breaks, and I wouldn't miss losing some of the characters. April is a big snooze. They need the character of Teddy to do something, because she has been a big snooze, too. Alex has gotten boring, and what is up with his hair?


I'll have to admit I wasn't that much thrilled about the baby arc before but when this door openened and I saw Meredith's face I was like wooooow...She NEVER looked more happy than in this moment. She was so beautiful to watch I had tears in my eyes and from now on I can picture Meredith Grey as a mother as weird as it may sounds!^^
The Christina -Teddy scenes were brilliant...not much to say about it. Christina always delivers and No I certainly didn't miss April being center of attention in this episode! She still annoys me from time to time.
Also loved the medical case. It was the first this season where I felt emotional about it: I missed that the last episodes!
Great start! Can't wait what's gonna happen with Teddy!


I am overjoyed that merder got Zola back. I think the adoption storyline is great and realistic, it shows that not being able to have a biological child doesn't automatically mean you have to remain childless,that there are other ways to have a child.
I hope Ellen and Patrick stay with the show because it wont be worth watching without them.
Now that merder have Zola back, all I want is for Mark and Lexie to reunite because they belong together.
To all those who are complaining about the show,there is a simple solution for you, if you don't like the show then don't watch it.


Callie was amazing in her short scenes. Glad she took responsibility, it was very mature and professional. I hope we get to see her a lot more from now on.
Glad that MerDer got their baby, it was a cute scene. Felt sorry for Alex, I just wanted to give him a hug. In other news, I can't stand Owen anymore. He's a major douche. I'm trying to FF through his scenes as much as I can. Sandra Oh was superb, give her an Emmy.


Personally, I'm happy that Zola's back. Not just because she's the baby they wanted, but the drama with the agency was getting really tedious. I'm happy that it's done with. Though it was a sweet way to end an otherwise depressing episode; expected, but sweet. I love Christina and all the scenes she had with Teddy, the Kepner thing was hilarious though I like Kepner. Poor girl needs a break. She reminds me a little of a female George. Owen's ticking me off, but I can understand his decisions. Army guy's usually have a harder look on decision making and this way at least the woman survived--Callie's brief scene with Avery and then the husband was cringe-worthy.I felt horrible for the girl; In one night she loses both parents and her grandmother, becomes responsible for her sister and brother and how is she going to support them and pay the hospital bills? Overall, I enjoyed the episode and look forward to the next.


I loved this episode, made me cry as usual. I like Mark's new gf BUT I'LL ALWAYS BE ON TEAM SLEXIE. I agree, why isn't there any other kind of dynamic in their storyline? There's always a third person. We've been through this before with Teddy, Jackson, Karev, who's next? Why can't they just be together already?! Seriously, Sandra Oh is one hell of an actress. Fantastic, heartbreaking episode! Can't wait for next week!

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 10 Quotes

I need another me and Cristina is the closes thing. Don't tell her I said that.


Victims of a sudden impact are some of the hardest to treat. It's not just the collision that injures them, it's everything after.