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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Moment of Truth"

Season 8, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: In San Francisco, where the residents have gone for their oral boards, sparks fly when Richard bumps into Catherine Avery. Meanwhile, Owen and Teddy argue over a young auto-crash patient and Bailey must intervene; Mark tries to recruit Lexie for a case; and Alex feels guilty for being away from the hospital when a patient begins to fail.
Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2012
Guest Cast Kari Coleman: Mother Jim Lau: Examiner Debbie Allen: Catherine Avery Amanda Fuller: Morgan Peterson David Pevsner: Examiner Thad Luckinbill: Kevin Banks
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Grey's Anatomy Recap: "Moment of Truth" Season 8, Episode 21

It's the moment of truth — yes, that's the episode title, but it also marks the residents' trip to San Francisco to take their medical boards. Some crack under the pressure — April — and others just don't care — come on, Alex! Who handles the stress the best? Let's take a look at how each of the docs fared being away from Seattle Grace:

Meredith: Unfortunately, baby Zola has the stomach flu — which means Meredith does too, so she's sick as a dog when they land in SF. Everyone is worried that she'll get them sick, so they avoid her like the plague, except Cristina (more on that below). Even the day of, she's still ill. Ruh-roh. 

April: She's naturally freaking out and unable to handle the stress. When another doc, whose job she unknowingly stole from him, insults her at the hotel bar, she punches him in the face and tries to beat him up. Feeling more confident, she decides to sleep with Jackson. Yup, April gets deflowered. Immediately after, however, she is awkward and essentially kicks him out of her room. Before she goes into the boards, she tells Jackson that the reason she was a virgin is because... she loves Jesus, and now Jesus hates her. Oh April.

Jackson: He's the most calm of the bunch, even with his mom there as a medical examiner. He's also the perfect gentleman when it comes to April, standing up for her in the bar — chivalry isn't dead! — and even tries to resist sleeping with her, worried that she's going to regret her actions. His big shock before the boards — next to April's declaration of love for Jesus — is that he discovers Catherine and Webber slept together when he knocks on her hotel room door the next morning. Awkward.

Cristina: She's the only one who tries to take care of Meredith, and she pretty much does everything through their conjoined hotel room door... while it's closed. Their time together does afford Cristina a chance to reveal that Owen had cheated on her (even though Meredith already knew) and that she wants to leave Owen and take the job across the country. Will the twisted sisters be separated?!

Alex: Alex is more focused on Morgan's son Tommy, who has taken another turn for the worst. He even flies back to Seattle just to be there for his surgery, and stays when he's taken off life support. With a swift kick in the behind from Arizona, Alex will attempt to make it back in time for the boards. As of the end of the episode, when his name is called, he's MIA.

The promos for next week promise that one of the Seattle Grace residents will fail. Who do you think it will be? Hit the comments with your thoughts.

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It's the moment of truth — yes, that's the episode title, but it also marks the residents' trip to San Francisco to take their medical boards. Some crack under the pressure — April — and others just don't care — come on, Alex! Who handles the stress the best? Let's take a look at how each of the docs fared being away from Seattle Grace:

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