|Season 8, episode 10|
|Mark, Derek, Julia, and Lexie preparing for their eye surgery.|
January 5, 2012
- "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 windshields, 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 is actually been done until they stop. 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."
- —Meredith Grey
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.
Full Summary Edit
Episode in detail.
- Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
- Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang
- Justin Chambers as Dr. Alex Karev
- Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
- James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber
- Sara Ramírez as Dr. Callie Torres
- Eric Dane as Dr. Mark Sloan
- Chyler Leigh as Dr. Lexie Grey
- Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt
- Jessica Capshaw as Dr. Arizona Robbins
- Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman
- Sarah Drew as Dr. April Kepner
- Jesse Williams as Dr. Jackson Avery
- Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd
- Scott Foley as Henry Burton
- Jason George as Dr. Ben Warren
- Dylan Bruno as Griffin Lewis
- Holley Fain as Dr. Julia Canner
- Stella Maeve as Lily Anderson
- Janora McDuffie as Social Worker Janet
- Amber Bela Muse as Laura
- Dan Conroy as Robert
- Saige Ryan Campbell as Abby
- Bridger Zeiden as Michael
- Evelyn Reese as Grandma
- Denice Sealy as Nurse
- Jeffrey Muller as Code Team Person
- Justin Benson as Drew
Medical Notes Edit
|"The Same"||Mackintosh Braun||
|"Always Looking"||Dum Dum Girls||
|"Pictures"||Benjamin Francis Leftwich||
|"New York"||Snow Patrol||
Notes and Trivia Edit
- This episode's title originated from the song Suddenly, originally sung by Billy Ocean.
- This episode scored 12.12 million viewers.
- Some sound effects used in this episode were previously used in both parts of the Grey's Anatomy Season 6 finale.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Teddy: I need another me and Cristina is the closes thing. Don't tell her I said that.
|Grey's Anatomy Season 8|
|#01||"Free Falling"||#09||"Dark Was the Night"||#17||"One Step Too Far"|
|#02||"She's Gone"||#10||"Suddenly"||#18||"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"|
|#03||"Take the Lead"||#11||"This Magic Moment"||#19||"Support System"|
|#04||"What is It About Men"||#12||"Hope for the Hopeless"||#20||"The Girl with No Name"|
|#05||"Love, Loss and Legacy"||#13||"If/Then"||#21||"Moment of Truth"|
|#06||"Poker Face"||#14||"All You Need is Love"||#22||"Let the Bad Times Roll"|
|#07||"Put Me In, Coach”"||#15||"Have You Seen Me Lately?"||#23||"Migration"|
|#08||"Heart-Shaped Box"||#16||"If Only You Were Lonely"||#24||"Flight"|
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