Season 8

September 22, 2011
May 17, 2012
Region 1
September 4, 2012
Region 2
December 3, 2012
Region 4
October 17, 2012
Tomorrow's a brand new day.

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The eighth season of Grey's Anatomy premiered on September 22, 2011 and ended on May 17, 2012. It was broadcast on Thursday nights 9/8c PM. The season consisted of 24 episodes, starting with a two-hour premiere.

Summary Edit

No mate how hot it gets - in the operating room or in the bedroom - the doctors of Seattle Grace know they can always lean on one another. As fifth year residents, it's do or die for the doctors, and things get bumpy when the chief makes a decision that rocks the entire staff. Outside the hospital, Meredith and Derek struggle to keep their relationship afloat while they try to adopt an orphaned baby girl, and Cristina wrestles with a difficult choice that threatens to ruin her marriage.

Plots Edit

  • The fallout from Meredith tampering with the Alzheimer's trial.
  • April struggles to be Chief Resident.
  • Everyone struggles with their fifth and final year as residents.
  • Ben returns to Seattle.
  • Meredith is working in General surgery.
  • Lexie dies in a plane crash.
  • Mark admits to Lexie that he loves and wants a future with her.
  • Teddy deals with Henry's death.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Special Guest Edit

Recurring Guest Edit

Prominent Guest Edit

Recurring Co Edit

Trivia Edit

  • ABC officially renewed Grey's Anatomy on January 10, 2011.
  • Prepping started on July 6, 2011 and ended on April 18, 2012.
  • Filming started on July 15, 2011 and ended on April 30, 2012.

Notes Edit

  • This season takes place in July 2011 and ends in mid-May 2012.
  • This season is the fifth year of residency, and the sixth year of the surgical program.

Episodes Edit

8A Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
8x01 Free Falling September 22, 2001 149 8.01
Meredith faces the repercussions of messing with the medical trial.
8x02 She's Gone September 22, 2001 150 8.02
Meredith and Derek's relationship concerns Zola's adoption counselor.
8x03 Take the Lead September 29, 2011 151 8.03
The chief makes a decision that shocks everyone at Seattle Grace.
8x04 What Is It About Men October 6, 2011 152 8.04
A stampede at comic book convention leads to an influx of patients.
8x05 Love, Loss and Legacy October 13, 2011 153 8.05
The residents try to impress Jackson's mother, Catherine Avery.
8x06 Poker Face October 20, 2011 154 8.06
Meredith tries to get Derek interested in a patient's rare brain tumor.
8x07 Put Me In, Coach October 27, 2011 155 8.07
Owen organizes a baseball game against Seattle Presbyterian.
8x08 Heart-Shaped Box November 3, 2011 156 8.08
Jackson's suspicious about Mark and Lexie interfere with work.
8x09 Dark Was the Night November 10, 2011 157 8.09
Teddy is called away on another case, as Henry is brought in for surgery.

8B Edit

Image Title Airdate Series Season
8x10 Suddenly January 5, 2012 158 8.10
Teddy asks Cristina to help with an OR patient.
8x11 This Magic Moment January 12, 2012 159 8.11
The doctors form two teams to operate on conjoined twins.
8x12 Hope for the Hopeless January 19, 2012 160 8.12
Richard's 10,000th surgery is a liver transplant for two sisters.
8x13 If/Then February 2, 2012 161 8.13
Meredith dreams of what her life would have been.
8x14 All You Need Is Love February 9, 2012 162 8.14
Callie surprises Arizona with a romantic evening.
8x15 Have You Seen Me Lately? February 16, 2012 163 8.15
Amelia arrives at Seattle Grace to beg Derek to help with a case.
8x16 If Only You Were Lonely February 23, 2012 164 8.16
As Adele's condition deteriorates, Richard considers making a change.
8x17 One Step Too Far March 15, 2012 165 8.17
Derek asks Meredith to work with him in neuro again.
8x18 The Lion Sleeps Tonight April 5, 2012 166 8.18
An escaped lion puts lives and relationships in danger.
8x19 Support System April 12, 2012 167 8.19
Cristina makes Owen tell her about his intimate details of his affair.
8x20 The Girl With No Name April 19, 2012 168 8.20
Richard faces a disturbing realization while visiting Adele.
8x21 Moment of Truth April 26, 2012 169 8.21
The residents travel to San Francisco for the oral boards.
8x22 Let the Bad Times Roll May 3, 2012 170 8.22
The residents agonize over their upcoming exam results.
8x23 Migration May 10, 2012 171 8.23
The residents choose their future positions.
8x24 Flight May 17, 2012 172 8.24
A dangerous situation leaves the doctors fighting to stay alive.

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