Grey's Anatomy

Season 5 Episode 8

These Ties That Bind

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2008 on ABC

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  • Bizarre medical cases come to the hospital, interns are doing some crazy things to learn stitches and other surgical procedures, a new intern/old friend of meredith comes to town and, well, she seems kind of insane, and izzie keeps seeing a certain ghost

    Ok, I must preface this review with the fact that yes, I really did like grey's anatomy. Yes, I may be in the minority but I never liked Hahn and am glad she is no longer on the show, they needed some new people. Now i don't mind gossip and intriguing scandals, but this episode was frankly ridiculous. Yes, the medical mysteries were interesting but mostly served to show how pained Callie and Izzie still are over their respective partner losses. Which is fine. But c'mon, the ghost thing? Really? Not only is it absolutely ridiculous, it seems they're only adding it because they want to give Izzie more "depth"--either that, or they're preparing to make her seem insane to other people and get dropped off the show after her emmy stunt. Honestly, though, it was ok in the last episode but the stupid ghost is just getting ridiculous. You can also tell this is gonna become a multiepisode arc for sweeps, but it really just damages the show in the end....honestly, they need to reign in their writers and tell them to stay in the natural world.