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Grey's Anatomy: She's Gone

News of Meredith and Derek's unsteady relationship raises a red flag for Zola's adoption counselor; Alex quickly realizes that he has become the outcast of the group after ratting out Meredith; and Cristina makes a tough decision regarding her unexpected pregnancy. Also, Chief Webber brings Henry in for a last minute surgery, alarming Teddy.

Source: ABC

Episode Info
Episode number: 8x2
Airdate: Thursday September 22nd, 2011
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Rob Corn
Writer: Debora Cahn

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Oct 10, 2011
UK (sky LIVING) Nov 09, 2011
SE (Kanal 5) Mar 07, 2012

Guest Stars
Amy Price-FrancisAmy Price-Francis
As Susannah Wilson (Patient: Fell In Sinkhole, Wife of Danny)
MacKenzie AstinMacKenzie Astin
As Danny Wilson (Patient: Fell In Sinkhole, Husband of Susannah)
Mitch PileggiMitch Pileggi
As Larry Jennings (Seattle Grace Board Member)
Scott FoleyScott Foley
As Henry Burton (Patient: Married Teddy For Insurance)

Co-Guest Stars
Arlene SantanaArlene Santana
As O.R. Board Nurse
Bruce BeattyBruce Beatty
As Jerry Hoffman (Patient: Injured In Sinkhole)
Janora McDuffieJanora McDuffie
As Social Worker Janet
Kate MinesKate Mines
As Nurse Gloria
Teresa HuangTeresa Huang
As Nurse
Steven MeekSteven Meek
As Doctor
Main Cast
Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin ChambersJustin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev
Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
As Dr. Derek Shepherd
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
As Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr.James Pickens, Jr.
As Dr. Richard Webber
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
As Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres
Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd
As Dr. Owen Hunt
Jessica CapshawJessica Capshaw
As Dr. Arizona Robbins
Sarah DrewSarah Drew
As Dr. April Kepner
Jesse Williams (2)Jesse Williams (2)
As Dr. Jackson Avery
Kim RaverKim Raver
As Dr. Teddy Altman
Chyler LeighChyler Leigh
As Dr. Lexie Grey
Eric DaneEric Dane
As Dr. Mark Sloan
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang


The chief is on a phone call trying to defend Meredith. Alex walks in and tells the chief he needs to get Meredith her job back. Alex offers to say he lied and wasn't sure of what he had seen. The chief tells Alex this is not on him, but Alex thinks it is. Meanwhile, Sloan continues to mock Avery for a bad stitching job he did on the man whose kid was found at the sinkhole. All of the residents meanwhile are getting paged by Bailey. Bailey is walking around and finally comes upon the woman whose leg was cut off at the sinkhole. She says, "This is a Gunther." She's been looking for one all day. No one knows what it means, except for Callie. Meanwhile, Janet, the social worker, wants to talk to Meredith and Derek together. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 10.39 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Benjamin Francis LeftwichAtlas HandsOwen Turns and Exits, Cristina Tends to Alex
Big ScaryThink About YouSofia's Parents Wake Her, Closing Scenes
Emma LouiseJungleCristina, Alex, and April During “Gunther” Surgery
New CassettesBite Your LipOpening Scenes, Hospital, Social Worker Waiting

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): When my mother left my father, she didn't tell him she was leaving and taking me with her until wed landed to the other side of the country. In those days, it was called family troubles. Today it'd be called kidnapping.

Derek: Yang, where's Meredith?
Cristina: I don't know, they fired her. Maybe she's putting anthrax in Karev's locker.

Richard: Dr. Bailey.
Bailey: I wanted to keep an eye on the Gunther, an intern just--
Richard: I need 'ya now. (opens door to research lab) You need to spend some time with the mice.
Bailey: This is why I left my Gunther?
Richard: Once you put a couple of devices in the mice, putting one in a human is a breeze. All that space.
Bailey: Sir, I already have a full schedule which I had to take a part so I could watch you put this thing in a person this afternoon.
Richard: Henry. Altman's husband.
Bailey: Put on a mask, Dr. Bailey. Even with mice you need a sterile field.
Richard (picks up a mouse): This is mouse T, he's skinny, so it won't be easy. (Bailey looks annoyed) Get yourself some gloves.

Teddy: I love you so much and you have made me so happy. I mean like, really, really happy for the first time in my life I think.
Henry: Are you saying good-bye?
Teddy: No, no, no.
Henry: Because you keep telling me that this is a simple procedure.
Teddy: It is. It is. It'll um... It'll be fine.
Henry: Yeah but that sounded like an 'if I never see you again, remember that I love you'.
Richard: It did.
Teddy: I-I should go.
Richard: I think that's a good idea.

Mark: It looks like Yang's the Gunther.
Bailey: Yep, no surprise.
Teddy: What's that mean?
Mark: It means she took over while everyone else is standing around looking like idiots doing whatever she says. I mean, look at Avery, useless.
Arizona (hands Mark money): I gotta go. Kepner? What was I thinking?
Teddy: No, no. This is the opposite of what she should be doing. I'm trying to teach her some humility and she's running the OR in a massive trauma.
Bailey: What can you do? Some people are race horses, she's a race horse. (Cristina accidentally stabs Alex with an epi needle)
Teddy: Race horse?
Bailey: My bad.

Meredith: I think I stole a baby.
Cristina: Okay, first of all, you didn't steal the baby, she's your baby. What you did is... You took her for a nap... in a very odd location and you failed to answer your phone. But y'know, many people find all the technology in our lives to be intrusive, so you're not the first person who didn't answer your phone or your pager. You know, all we have to do is- is find a reason why you were AWOL for an hour.
Meredith: Four... hours. (Cristina glares) Janet was gonna take the baby so I took off.
Cristina: Okay, okay. You know, people make mistakes. I mean, I almost killed Alex in the OR today, so we'll just figure it out.
Meredith: How?
Cristina: I don't know.
Meredith: No, how'd you almost kill Alex?
Cristina: With a cc of epi. (Meredith looks shocked) Ah, y'know, whatever. He'll be fine. Just uh-- stay here. I'll fix this.
Meredith: What are you gonna do?
Cristina: I'm gonna fix it.

Derek: She wasn't covering for you. What the hell are you doing?
Richard: I'm protecting your wife. What are you doing?
Derek: This is wrong and you know that.
Richard: What are you trying to do her? She was trying to save Adele. She was trying to save me. At what point are you going to stop punishing her for that?

Callie (about Sofia): We should let her sleep. She's ours and nobody is taking her away. She'll wake up in a half hour and we'll take her home for dinner.
Mark: Nah, we should wake her up.
Arizona & Callie: Yeah.

Meredith (closing voiceover): You think that true love is the only thing that can crush your heart; that will take your life and light it up or destroy it. Then you become a mother.

Cultural References
Episode Title: She's Gone

She's Gone is the title of a song originally sung by Hall & Oats.

Episode References
Season 8, Episode 1: This episode is a direct continuation of the season eight premiere, 8x01 "Free Falling".

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