The return of Grey’s Anatomy on January 5th is already guaranteed to be an intense event. And this new promo for the next episode, Grey’s Season 8, Episode 10: “Suddenly,” paints a picture of just how bombastic the drama will be.
With Teddy’s (Kim Raver) husband Henry (Scott Foley) pronounced dead in Seattle Grace, no one was able to tell her — which was essentially Owen’s (Kevin McKidd) decision as Chief.
But in this promo, we see Owen being told off by his girlfriend Cristina (Sandra Oh), who says, “You haven’t told her yet?!” in disappointed shock, since she will be called in by Teddy to help her operate on a different patient. We also see her saying, completely exhausted and exasperated, “I can’t do it.” Does Cristina mean telling Teddy the truth, or simply working alongside her without telling her the truth?
Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is also seen giving Owen a piece of her mind — “Her husband is dead, she has no idea!”
But we know a few things about this episode already. Lexie (Chyler Leigh) will be forced to work alongside Mark’s (Eric Dane) new girlfriend Julia, and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex (Justin Chambers) will be in the middle of the chaotic car crash we saw in the end of Season 8, Episode 9: “Dark Was the Night”, which involved a family, including a baby.
We also see at least 3 bodies on the road, and an image of a woman holding what appears to be the baby wrapped in blankets.
What do you make of this promo? Do you think the docs will force Owen to tell Teddy about her husband during the first episode back from hiatus? We really hope so — at least so we can move on from that tension to more medically-related drama, like potentially dead families that need to be resuscitated (nice chest-pumping, Karev!).