Title: Free Falling
Air Date: September 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM PDT
As Season 8 begins, Meredith faces the professional and personal consequences of tampering with Derek's clinical trial (and Alex faces some consequences, too); Cristina and Owen deal with her unexpected pregnancy; and the chief brings in Henry for an urgent surgery, alarming Teddy. Meanwhile, a giant sinkhole in downtown Seattle leaves April in charge of the residents. (First part of a two-part premiere.) Read the full recap here.