Grey's Anatomy

Season 8 Episode 9

Dark Was The Night

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 2011 on ABC

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  • One of the most intense episodes ever (spoiler alert)


    The level of intensity in this episode has not been matched since last year's season finale. There was so much going on and all of it was life and death, but the key component was how the storylines tied in to each of the characters' personal lives. I hated that they wrote Henry off and killed him. This will cause a deep response and change in Christine Yang and allow her character to develop further, but at what price?

    Meredith's own conflicted emotions upon losing Zola are swirling inside all the while she and Alex try to save a premie and the whole thing goes wrong with the ambulance breakdown and then the subsequent crash that they survive, only to find the carnage outside the ambulance when they finally step out.

    There's going to be a lot of fallout from the events of this episode and one can only hope that it brings out the best in the writers. I think this was one of the most well-written episodes I can remember since I started watching the show.

    A lot of emotion all the way around...