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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "The Girl With No Name"

Season 8, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: A Jane Doe in the hospital turns out to be a patient whose case has gained national interest. Meanwhile, Richard comes to an unsettling realization when he visits Adele at her nursing home; and the residents begin interviewing for postresidency positions at prospective hospitals, and Cristina proves to be the one who's most in demand.
Original Air Date: Apr 19, 2012
Guest Cast Jonny Acker: Deliveryman Ann Ryerson: Dr. Margaret Goodwin Reggie Jordan: Reporter Vanessa Marano: Holly Wheeler Wren T. Brown: Roseridge Administrator Lorraine Toussaint: Dr. Fincher Frank Wood: Frank Wheeler Sam Ayers: Detective Ross Mackenzie: Dr. Mitchell Albie Selznick: Columbia Rep Stacy Edwards: Kathleen Wheeler Peter Breitmayer: Carson Methodist Doctor
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Grey's Anatomy Recap: "The Girl With No Name" Season 8, Episode 20

Aww, the residents are all grown up!

In this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, the docs are heading all over the country to interview for positions at different hospitals. For some, like Cristina, it's easy. For others, like Alex, it's a nightmare. Meanwhile, Seattle Grace becomes ground zero for all media when the victim of a highly publicized kidnapping case ends up there. Let's take a look at the top moments:

New jobs: Cristina is the Queen of the Residents, being wooed by the best hospitals across the country. Meredith is disappointed because she would like the new Fab Five to stick around Seattle Grace and even goes so far as to try to weasel out of one of her interviews in Boston. While April is an overachiever during her interviews, Alex is having trouble getting any hospital to see him in the first place. Turns out, Arizona has been tainting his recommendations in hopes he'll stay at Seattle Grace. As for Avery, he turns down a shot at UCLA because they only love him for his lineage. When Mer does finally make it to Boston, however, she reveals to the interviewer that she is very serious about moving there since their program is her top choice. Twist!

Jane Doe: When an unidentified young girl is rushed to the hospital, the doctors rally to treat her, discovering that she has been abused and tortured for a while. Once they realize she is Holly, a girl at the center of a kidnapping case that hit national headlines — similar to the cases of Jaycee Dugard or Elizabeth Smart — the hospital becomes the focus of her recovery. Meredith is enlisted to watch after Holly, helping her to cope with the transition back into the real world, which is made especially difficult since she also suffers from Stockholm Syndrome, a psychological phenomenon in which a hostage has positive feelings towards his/her captor. (Switched at Birth's Vanessa Marano was amazing as Holly in this episode.)

Bailey's freak-out: As a parent, Bailey struggles with the Holly case, which is showcased when Tuck goes missing from the daycare center. In a moment of panic, she screams for everyone to find her son. Turns out, Tuck had a nosebleed and was taken to the nurse. When Holly is going to get discharged, Bailey is overwhelmed once again with (Emmy-worthy) emotion.

Poor Webber: While Adele has been living at Rose Ridge, she has fallen in love all over again... but not with her husband. She met another man who also has Alzheimer's. Richard has Adele moved to another wing, much to her disappointment. In the end, Richard concedes and lets Adele be with who makes her happy. (Also, the Academy should just hand the Emmy to Loretta Devine again.)

CO on the mend: While the beginning of the hour continues to be rocky for the pair, with Cristina avoiding Owen at the hospital, the two begin to slowly talk again. Cristina offers for Owen to stay at the firehouse, while she camps out at Meredith's house to study. They also briefly discuss job opportunities, including the possibility of moving to Maryland (which is across the country. Eh? Eh?). She even claps for him with the rest of the docs when the hospital is able to close the book on Holly's case.

Should Owen and Cristina get back together? Anyone else cheer when Owen finally put a distraught Teddy in her place? Which docs do you think will leave Seattle Grace? Hit the comments with your thoughts.

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Aww, the residents are all grown up!

In this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, the docs are heading all over the country to interview for positions at different hospitals. For some, like Cristina, it's easy. For others, like Alex, it's a nightmare. Meanwhile, Seattle Grace becomes ground zero for all media when the victim of a highly publicized kidnapping case ends up there. Let's take a look at the top moments: read more

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