Greys Anatomy - Season 8
The eighth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, commenced airing on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) on September 22, 2011, with a special 2-hour episode and ended on May 17, 2012 with the eighth season having a total of 24 episodes. The season was produced by ABC Studios, in association with Shondaland Production Company and The Mark Gordon Company, and overseen by showrunners Shonda Rhimes, Tony Phelan and Joan Rater.
Greys Anatomy - Season 8
This season follows the storyline of Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) as they try to save their marriage and adopt Zola after Meredith tampered with the Alzheimer's trial in the previous season. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) also struggles to forgive Meredith because Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.) takes the blame for Meredith and steps down from his role of Chief of Surgery, and Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) takes his place. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) decides to have an abortion, putting her relationship with Hunt at odds. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) co-parent their baby with Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) who continues to have an on/off relationship with Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh). Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) deals with the fallout of his decision to tell Owen about Meredith altering the Alzheimer's trial, and becomes an outcast by the other residents. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) marries Henry Burton (Scott Foley), who later dies of a heart condition, leaving her devastated.
The season hit the series' low for ratings as it ended with an average of 10.92 million viewers ranking at #34 and in the 18-49 key demographic ranked at #12. Loretta Devine garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Adele Webber and earned numerous nominations including the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and the Critics' Choice Television Awards. James Pickens, Jr. won Outstanding Supporting Actor at the NAACP Image Awards, and Chandra Wilson and Sandra Oh both received nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Drama. Stacy McKee was nominated for Humanitas Prize for writing "White Wedding". Sara Ramirez was nominated at the 13th ALMA Awards for Favorite TV Supporting Actress. For the 38th People's Choice Awards, the show was nominated for Favorite TV Drama, and Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey were respectively nominated for Favorite TV Drama Actress and Favorite TV Drama Actor.
The number in the "No. in series" column refers to the episode's number within the overall series, whereas the number in the "No. in season" column refers to the episode's number within this particular season. "U.S. viewers in millions" refers to the number of Americans in millions who watched the episodes live. Each episode of this season is named after a song.
In this intense season finale, Meredith, Derek, Cristina, Lexie, Mark, and Arizona are in a plane crash in the middle of the woods. They discover that Lexie has had her lower abdomen and legs crushed under part of the plane, and she dies shortly after due to her injuries. Derek was blown away from the scene of the crash, and he wakes up to find his hand trapped in a piece of metal pinning him to the ground. In order to get up to find the others in the crash, he breaks his hand with a rock so he can remove it from the metal. Arizona suffers a severe injury to her leg, and the pilot of the plane appears to be paralyzed. Shortly after Derek returns to the site of the crash, they discover that Mark suffered internal injuries and Christina must perform a surgical procedure on him with what they have on hand.
The season received mixed-to-positive reviews. Tanner Stransky of Cinema Blend gave a fresh review to the season, "Juxtaposed against that nightmare that launched season 8's 2-hour season premiere was exactly what the show does portray rather accurately (most of the time) - the relationship drama."
Verne Gay of Newsday acknowledged the following for the show stating, "Grey's has had a good season and has an intensely loyal fan base to prove it." TV Fanatic reviewing the episode Free Falling wrote, "This episode set the season in motion, and from the looks of it, it's going to be good."
Carrie Raisler of The A.V. Club gave a negative review to the season's alternate-reality episode, "Just because a show is meant to be fun doesn't mean it shouldn't have standards, and this episode just simply didn't measure up."
Season 8 (Grey's Anatomy)The promo picture of the season 8 main cast.Season InformationNo. of episodes24Original runSeptember 22, 2011 - May 17, 2012DVD ReleasesRegion 1September 4, 2012Region 2December 3, 2012Region 4October 17, 2012Season GuidePreviousNextSeason 7Season 9
The eighth season of Grey's Anatomy premiered September 22, 2011 and ended May 17, 2012. It was broadcast on Thursday nights at 9 PM on ABC. The season consists of 24 episodes, starting with a two-hour premiere.
The eighth season kicks off with hour one, "Free Falling." Reconnect with the Seattle Grace doctors to learn how bad things are for Meredith, if Christina is going to be a mother, and how Kepner works as the new Chief Resident.
Season 8 of Grey's Anatomy, the hit primetime medical drama on the ABC network, is packed full of drama; in fact, some could argue it's the most dramatic season of the entire series. The series picks up with Meredith's career and personal life hanging in the balance after everyone learns that she tampered with her and Derek's clinical trial to treat Dr. Webber's wife, Adele.
The season ends with six of our favorite doctors on a small plane headed to perform a surgery in Idaho; however, the plane crashes, leaving most of them seriously injured and one of the main characters dead.
Meredith, Cristina, and Alex, who were interns with George, are happy to see a familiar face and all spend some time with Mrs. O'Malley to catch up and share memories. It was also a fun episode for viewers and a great reminder as to how far this show had come in eight seasons.
This finale was incredibly hard to write. I did not enjoy it. It made me sick and it made me sad. We end the season not knowing ANYTHING about the future. Except for two things. We know we are definitely saying goodbye to two of my favorite people: Chyler Leigh (Lexie) and Kim Raver (Teddy).
Most people remember this episode for Denny's death, who has a much higher ranking on this list, but another crucial death happened in the episode "Losing My Religion" and that's the death of Doc the dog. Known for being a bit of a menace (especially to Izzie), Doc was a good boy and found a home with Addison (Kate Walsh) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and was very close with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). While his death might seem to be a just a blip in the grand cosmos of Grey's deaths, Doc's effect is still felt many years later. Even in up to the 15th season, Doc made an appearance among Meredith's deceased loved ones in "Flowers Grow Out of My Grave."
When Elise died in the season nine episode called "Can't Fight This Feeling," which aired in March 2013, April broke down crying because a new mother had lost her second chance at love with her soul mate.
In the 2014 season 10 episode titled "Take It Back," we learned that Japril went to Lake Tahoe to get married after Jackson semi-proposed to April in the middle of the road while she panicked about her decision to ditch her wedding.
"Okay. Callie said it best tonight: Life changes in an instant. Turns on a dime." she wrote. "This finale was incredibly hard to write. I did not enjoy it. It made me sick and it made me sad. We end the season not knowing anything about the future. Except for two things. We know we are definitely saying goodbye to two of my favorite people: Chyler Leigh (Lexie) and Kim Raver (Teddy)."
"I know this season's finale had some surprises for viewers and the exit of Kim Raver was one of the big ones," Rhimes continued. "But Kim's series option was up and she was ready to give Teddy Altman a much-needed vacation. It's been a pleasure working with someone as talented and funny and kind as Kim; everyone is going to miss her terribly. I like to imagine that Teddy is still out there in the Grey's Anatomy universe, running Army Medical Command and building a new life."
Arquette made an early-series appearance in the second season, playing Constance Ferguson, a prisoner who swallowed razor blades in order to be admitted to Seattle Grace. She later swallows pieces from a broken lightbulb in order to prolong her stay at the hospital.
Before he was Coach Taylor, Chandler appeared in two episodes of Grey's as Dylan Young. During the bomb scare, Young, a leading member of the Seattle Police Department Bomb Squad, was killed when an explosive went off in his arms after being successfully released from a body. Young later reappears in Meredith Grey's "afterlife" visions during her near-death experience in the series' third season. Dylan Young is the only character creator Shonda Rhimes regrets killing off (opens in new tab) in the series' 14-season run.
Before Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok, Thompson made a brief appearance as Camille Travis, Richard Webber's niece, in the series' second season. After passing out during sex the night of her prom. Camille finds out that her ovarian cancer has returned.
Imagine a world in which you can't feel pain. Seems great at first, but in the third season Breslin played Morgan, a young girl who's insensitivity to pain means she has no gauge on how bad her injuries could be. After letting a classmate hit her stomach with a baseball bat 25 times, Morgan is admitted to surgery at Seattle Grace with internal injuries.
Now you know her from Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale, but back in 2007, Moss guest starred in the series' third season as Nina Rogerson, the daughter of a patient in need of a risky surgery who wants to make sure her mother receives the best care. 041b061a72