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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Beautiful Doom"

Season 9, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Meredith and Cristina lean on each other and maintain their long-distance friendship as Meredith deals with a case that affects her personally, while Cristina provides assistance on a difficult cardiac operation.
Original Air Date: Nov 8, 2012
Guest Cast William Daniels: Dr. Thomas
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Aired: 11/8/2012
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Grey's Anatomy Recap: "Beautiful Doom" Season 9, Episode 5

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy. Read at your own risk!]

As if there wasn't enough death on Grey's Anatomy this year, another doctor met their maker on Thursday's episode. Before we discuss the surprisingly emotional ending to one of our favorite new friendships, let's take a look at how Cristina and Meredith, our favorite old friends, were reunited. Plus: What were the night's big highlights? 

Life through the eyes of Meredith, the bitter working mother:
Throughout the hour, Meredith struggles with balancing work and being a mother — except unlike Ellis Grey, this Grey truly does care about her child. On the way to work, Meredith spots an accident in which a woman is trapped under the car, similar to how Lexie was pinned under the plane. Mer does everything in her power, even shouting at the nearby crowd to help, to rescue the woman, but once she's at the hospital, Webber makes her step back considering her emotions may be clouding her judgment. But Meredith powers through and saves the woman's life. Highlight: Forcing her interns to do a 30-second dance party during her surgery.

Life through the eyes of Cristina, who needs to buck up:
Cristina has really settled in at her hospital in Minnesota, finding a new person in Dr. Thomas. (Their banter has definitely been a highlight this season!) But their relationship is tested when Dr. Parker decides to place Dr. Thomas on probation, and the latter refuses to adhere to the rules, pushing to do one last surgery so he can at least he can go down fighting if he is going to be fired. Little does he know, it's really his last surgery. As he tells Cristina that she will be the surgeon of her generation, and he wants it to be known that he helped train her, he collapses, suffering from what we presume is a heart attack. (OMG, called it!) Knowing what Dr. Thomas said was true, that she won't find anyone who understands her at this hospital, Cristina decides to go back to Seattle. Highlight: Cristina needing to get wasted to get on a plane and using the old Mer-Cris drink of choice (aka tequila) to do so.

So Meredith and Cristina are finally reunited (again, called it!) — and they're both able to admit the sad truth: Lexie is dead. Everyone is dead.

What did you think of this week's Meredith-and-Cristina-centric episode? Were you surprised by Dr. Thomas' death? Are you happy Cris is back in Seattle? Hit the comments!

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[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy. Read at your own risk!]

As if there wasn't enough death on Grey's Anatomy this year, another doctor met their maker on Thursday's episode. Before we discuss the surprisingly emotional ending to one of our favorite new friendships, let's take a look at how Cristina and Meredith, our favorite old friends, were reunited. Plus: What were the night's big highlights? 

Life through the eyes of Meredith, the bitter working mother:
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