Season 8

The eighth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, commenced airing on the American Broadcasting Company on September 22, 2011, with a special two-hour episode and ended on May 17, 2012 with the eighth season having a total of 24 episodes. The season was produced by ABC Studios, in association with Shondaland Production Company and The Mark Gordon Company; the showrunner being Shonda Rhimes.

Season episodes list 8

S08E01

S08E01 : Free Falling 8.28/10 (aired on 09/22/2011)

The fifth-year residents return for the first day of a year that will make or break their careers:…
S08E02

S08E02 : She's Gone 8.31/10 (aired on 09/22/2011)

News of Meredith and Derek's unsteady relationship raises a red flag for Zola's adoption counselor;…
S08E03

S08E03 : Take the Lead 8.24/10 (aired on 09/29/2011)

The chief makes a decision that shocks everyone at Seattle Grace; Owen and Cristina attempt to find…
S08E04

S08E04 : What is it About Men? 8.28/10 (aired on 10/06/2011)

A stampede at a comic book convention leads to an influx of colorful characters in the ER; Mark…
S08E05

S08E05 : Love, Loss and Legacy 8.33/10 (aired on 10/13/2011)

The residents try their hardest to impress surgical great Catherine Avery-who also happens to be…
S08E06

S08E06 : Poker Face 8.09/10 (aired on 10/20/2011)

After being blackballed by most of the surgeons, Meredith uses Lexie to spark Derek's interest in…
S08E07

S08E07 : Put Me In, Coach 8.44/10 (aired on 10/27/2011)

Owen stresses teamwork and moves his leadership role over to the baseball field when he signs the…
S08E08

S08E08 : Heart-Shaped Box 8.36/10 (aired on 11/03/2011)

The doctors become nostalgic when George O'Malley's mother, Louise, returns to Seattle Grace for…
S08E09

S08E09 : Dark Was the Night 9.05/10 (aired on 11/10/2011)

Teddy puts her husband’s life in the hands of her peers when Henry is sent to the OR for surgery…
S08E10

S08E10 : Suddenly 8.85/10 (aired on 01/05/2012)

A severe car crash involving an entire family results in an all-hands-on situation in the ER, as…
S08E11

S08E11 : This Magic Moment 8.36/10 (aired on 01/12/2012)

The doctors split into teams for a risky surgery involving conjoined twins; Bailey recruits…
S08E12

S08E12 : Hope for the Hopeless 8.17/10 (aired on 01/19/2012)

Richard performs a monumental surgery in his career; Derek and Lexie attempt to work miracles for a…
S08E13

S08E13 : If/Then 7.82/10 (aired on 02/02/2012)

As Meredith puts Zola to bed and falls asleep, she begins to wonder -- what if her mother had never…
S08E14

S08E14 : All You Need is Love 8.08/10 (aired on 02/09/2012)

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Meredith and Derek try to have a night to themselves when Lexie…
S08E15

S08E15 : Have You Seen Me Lately? 7.9/10 (aired on 02/16/2012)

Amelia arrives at Seattle Grace to beg Derek to help with the gliosarcoma case; Cristina and Owen…
S08E16

S08E16 : If Only You Were Lonely 7.96/10 (aired on 02/23/2012)

As Adele's condition continues to deteriorate, Richard considers altering their living situation;…
S08E17

S08E17 : One Step Too Far 7.99/10 (aired on 03/15/2012)

Derek encourages a hesitant Meredith to work with him again in neurology; Jackson's mother,…
S08E18

S08E18 : The Lion Sleeps Tonight 8.17/10 (aired on 04/05/2012)

A lion breaks loose in Seattle, leaving a couple's lives and relationship at risk; Lexie overhears…
S08E19

S08E19 : Support System 8/10 (aired on 04/12/2012)

A devastated Cristina presses Owen to confess the intimate details of his affair; Mark takes his…
S08E20

S08E20 : The Girl With No Name 8.53/10 (aired on 04/19/2012)

The doctors work on a Jane Doe, who turns out to be the subject of a case that gained national…
S08E21

S08E21 : Moment of Truth 8.44/10 (aired on 04/26/2012)

After eight years of practice, the residents head to San Francisco for their oral boards; sparks…
S08E22

S08E22 : Let the Bad Times Roll 8.55/10 (aired on 05/03/2012)

The residents agonize over their oral boards, reliving every answer they gave during their exams;…
S08E23

S08E23 : Migration 8.68/10 (aired on 05/10/2012)

The residents determine their future as they make their final decisions regarding post residency…
S08E24

S08E24 : Flight 8.62/10 (aired on 05/17/2012)

Faced with a life threatening situation, the doctors must fight to stay alive while trying to save…