So, Grey's Anatomy Season 12 Episode 9 was very much worth the wait, wasn't it?
Following a multi-month hiatus, ABC finally aired a new installment of this long-time favorite on Thursday night, centering the hour on an especially traumatic event.
A patient actually attacked Meredith, leaving her beaten and bloodied.
Penny was the one who found her occasional nemesis down and wounded, as Meredith's coworkers then raced to save her and waited by her side as she fought to survive.
Yes, of course she made it through.
But what sort of impact will this have on her going forward?
Click on the video above to watch Grey's Anatomy online and to see how this all transpired.