Grey's Anatomy

Suddenly

Season 8, Ep 10, Aired 1/5/12
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  • Episode Description
  • A severe car crash involving an entire family results in an all-hands-on situation in the ER, as the eldest daughter is left to make the toughest decision of her life. Meanwhile Teddy, still in the dark about Henry's death, calls upon Cristina to help with her patient in the O.R., and Lexie finds herself working alongside Mark's new girlfriend, Julia, during an eye surgery.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ellen Pompeo

    Dr. Meredith Grey

  • Patrick Dempsey

    Dr. Derek Shepherd

  • Sandra Oh

    Dr. Cristina Yang

  • Justin Chambers

    Dr. Alex Karev

  • Chandra Wilson

    Dr. Miranda Bailey

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  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • The best of the entire season, and one of the strongest and well-written episodes of the entire series.

    By g_anatomy, Jul 16, 2012

  • great episode

    By safarizoo, Jan 10, 2012

  • It just hits you out of nowhere...the emotional rollercoaster

    By Arno_00, Jan 07, 2012

  • Did they get the Pizza?

    By Tim_H, Jan 06, 2012

  • Back so Back!

    By absolute6991, Jan 06, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Meredith (after Derek sighs): What's wrong?
      Derek: Well, there's no food and I'm hungry.
      Meredith: Mm. I just ordered pizza.
      Derek: For breakfast?
      Meredith: We've been up for thirty nine straight hours. It's dinner. It's a very, very late dinner. (Derek sighs) Oh, that cheese is old.
      Derek: I'm hungry. I might die.
      Meredith (laughs): Don't eat the old cheese. Come and sit down by me. Put your head down.
      Derek (sits down): I'd like to put a little salt on your nose and eat a bite.
      Meredith (laughs): The pizza will be here any minute.
      Derek: Mmhmm. ... We'll be okay... if it's just the two of us... if that's what you want.
      Meredith (smiles): I love you. (door bell rings) Pizza. (gets up to answer the door)
      Derek: Don't start eating that pizza without me. (notices Mer standing staring at the door) Meredith?
      Meredith: Derek?
      Derek (walking over to her): Yes?
      Meredith: Is that our baby?
      Derek (looks at Janet holding Zola and smiles): Yes, yes it is. (opens the door)
      Janet (handing Zola to Derek): She's yours.

    • Meredith (opening voiceover): Victims of a sudden impact are some of the hardest to treat. It's not just the collision that injures them, it's everything after. The centrifugal force keeps them moving, tossing them from vehicles, throwing them through windsheilds, slamming their internal organs into the skeleton. Their bodies are injured over and over again. So, there's no way to know how much damage has actually been done... Until they stop.

    • Meredith (closing voiceover): You can't prepare for a sudden impact. You can't brace yourself. It just hits you out of nowhere. And suddenly... the life you knew before is over... forever.

    • Derek: Canner did a good job.
      Mark: Yeah, she did.
      Derek: Don't screw this one up. I like her. She's a keeper.

    • Bailey: I was rude to you before when you mentioned Henry.
      Ben: I'm used to it. It's kind of your thing. (chuckles) Look, when bad things happen to you, you lash out. You want space. That's why I'm sitting way over here at my own table. I'm... I'm giving you space.
      Bailey: I didn't just lose a patient today. I lost a friend.
      Ben: I'm sorry.
      Bailey: I wouldn't mind if... you didn't give me quite so much space. (Ben moves to Bailey's table and sits down, he then holds her hand)

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 5, 2012 on CTV
      Germany: May 30, 2012 on ProSieben
      Norway: June 26, 2012 on TV2

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