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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Dark Was the Night"

Season 8, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Henry is sent to the OR for emergency surgery while Teddy's away; Meredith and Derek receive news about Zola; Callie and Jackson are blamed for their patient's post-op complications; and Meredith and Alex treat an ailing infant at a neighboring hospital and get involved in a life-threatening situation.
Original Air Date: Nov 10, 2011
Guest Cast Scott Klace: Jordan Wagner Caroline Macey: Dana Scott Foley: Henry Burton Dylan Bruno: Griffin
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Season 8, Episode 9
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Length: 18:40
Aired: 11/10/2011
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Grey's Anatomy Recap: "Dark Was the Night" Season 8, Episode 9

We told you Grey's Anatomy's midseason finale would make you bawl your eyes out. Take a moment to grab a tissue... OK?

After being checked into the hospital, Henry had to undergo surgery. Since The Chief isn't knowledgeable in more high-tech surgeries, Teddy decided to enlist Cristina to do the surgery, but keep her unaware of who the patient actually was by using a drape over Henry's face. Meanwhile, Meredith and Derek learned they weren't getting Zola back, Jackson botched a major surgery under Callie's supervision, and Alex and Meredith are in a near-fatal — or possibly very fatal for the other car — accident. Let's check out the top moments of this week's episode, where we'll reveal the answers to this week's Grey's Anatomy guessing game.

1. Cristina's cockiness: Unaware of who she's operating on, Cristina decides to time herself during the surgery on Henry. Though he was doomed from the start anyway, after she calls time of death and learns the truth — that she's just killed her mentor's husband — we couldn't help but brush away a small tear — or a ton of very large ones.
Guessing game answer: 4. Dr. Yang breaks down after a surgery.

2. Jackson's fall from grace: Mark's favorite resident has been on top of his game this season, proving to be one of the best docs in the bunch. So, it's nice to see him bounced off his pedestal after he accidentally inserts a screw into a woman's heart during a spinal surgery. The fact that he left Callie high and dry doesn't score any points either. Since he's no longer with Lexie, we're going to declare, "Down with Mercy Westers!" (Sorry April, we like you, but not enough.)

3. Teddy's loss: Fans of Grey's Anatomy know there's only so long a doctor can be happy on the often dark and twisty medical drama. So, when Teddy started off this season in wedded bliss with Henry, it was only a matter of time before she would be flipped on her head. Plus, Scott Foley is a regular on True Blood next season. We'll have to wait to see Teddy's reaction, though, because Owen kept Henry's death from her so she could finish a complicated surgery.
Guessing game answer: 2. Dr. Hunt has to tell a lie to save a patient. 5. Dr. Altman loses his/her husband though he/she doesn't know it yet.

4. Meredith's losing hope: After learning that their custody hearing has been canceled, Meredith finally loses faith that they'll ever get Zola back. She even tells Derek that she doesn't want kids anymore if it's not Zola, and insists to Alex that she doesn't want to use a surrogate. Recalling the beginning of the season, if they've really lost Zola, we may lose MerDer for good. Let's start a petition to get the baby back... or at least have Derek take Mark up on his offer to timeshare baby Sofia.
Guessing game answer:
1. Dr. Sloan offers Dr. Shepherd his/her baby. Jokingly, we think. 3. Dr. Grey and Dr. Shepherd lose their daughter, causing one of them to lose hope.

5. Meredith and Alex's accident: To be fair, we're hard-pressed to believe either doc would be in any danger — at least not until possibly the end of this season — so it was slightly disappointing that Grey's didn't drag out their fate longer for the heck of it. The real cliff-hanger there is who's going to hold the baby while the other attempts to save the burnt, and possibly already dead, car accident victims who rammed into the paramedic rig while they were stranded on the side of the road.

What were your top moments from this week's episode? Are you sad Henry is gone? Check out our interview with Kim Raver here to find out what's coming up for Teddy now that she's lost her husband.

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We told you Grey's Anatomy's midseason finale would make you bawl your eyes out. Take a moment to grab a tissue... OK?

After being checked into the hospital, Henry had to undergo surgery. Since The Chief isn't knowledgeable in more high-tech surgeries, Teddy decided to enlist Cristina to do the surgery, but keep her unaware of who the patient actually was by using a drape over Henry's face. Meanwhile, Meredith and Derek learned they weren't getting Zola back, Jackson botched a major surgery under Callie's supervision, and Alex and Meredith are in a near-fatal — or possibly very fatal for the other car — accident. Let's check out the top moments of this week's episode, where we'll reveal the answers to this week's Grey's Anatomy guessing game... read more

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