Free Falling; She's Gone
Season 8 | Episode 1 | Aired 09/22/11
Word of the Mer-Der separation gets back to the adoption counselor even though Meredith tried to hide the news. She also failed to mention she’d been fired. Now a slew of red flags have been raised regarding Zola’s adoption. Needless to say, Derek is not happy with his wife.
Owen isn’t happy with his wife either. He has no idea that Cristina still hasn’t had the abortion even though she desperately wants to. Meredith gives him the scoop. She’s speaking as kid who was raised by a mom who didn’t want her. She knows that Cristina will resent her child if she has one and that will ultimately destroy her. Clearly, her words hit home with Owen.
Teddy has been pretty darn giddy lately because of all the earth-shattering sex she’s been having with Henry. Earth-shattering sex tends to put people in good moods. Teddy is now willing to teach Cristina again. They’ll be getting back to basics, focusing on all the things Cristina was able to gloss over because she was so brilliant right out of the gate. Sounds like fun! Well, not for Cristina.
There’s trouble in the OR when Bailey almost performs a procedure on the wrong patient. There was a mix up on the big board. Fortunately, Lexie suspected something was amiss just before scalpel hit skin. Bailey stares ahead with daggers in her eyes. She believes the team needs a Gunther. The woman with the amputated leg will serve that purpose well. What’s a Gunther, you ask? We have no idea. But I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.