Credit: Danny Feld/ABC Television Group © 2010 Disney Photo: Meredith Looks Sad on Grey's Anatomy, February 17, 2011

Grey's Anatomy Season 8, Episode 9, "Dark Was the Night" has been promoted as the doctors' "darkest hour," so it's not particularly surprising that this descent into drama comes hand in hand with one of creator Shonda Rhimes' favorite tricks: a cliffhanger.

Shonda tweeted recently that the episode "has a crazy cliffhanger ending!" Of course it does. Based on the preview, it looks like Alex (Justin Chambers) and potentially Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) are going to put themselves in danger to save a young patient. How much do you want to bet the cliffhanger involves the possible death of one (or both!) of these dedicated docs?

Oh, Shonda. One day you're going to put us in the hospital with stress-related injuries.

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