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Grey's Anatomy: Season 8 (2011-2012)

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In the eighth series of this medical drama, Cristina (Sandra Oh) deals with another unplanned pregnancy, and she and Owen (Kevin McKidd) are at odds about how to handle it. Meanwhile, Alex (Justin Chambers) is treated like a traitor for revealing what Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) did wrong during the Alzheimer's trials, and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) has difficulty forgiving Meredith for her dishonesty at work. Likewise, Bailey (Chandra Wilson) also struggles to forgive Meredith. Things fare better at work for April (Sarah Drew), who becomes the new chief resident at Seattle Grace-Mercy West and grows closer to Jackson (Jesse Williams).

Cast

Ellen Pompeo
as Meredith Grey
Patrick Dempsey
as Derek Shepherd
Sandra Oh
as Cristina Yang
Justin Chambers
as Alex Karev
Chandra Wilson
as Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr.
as Richard Webber
Eric Dane
as Mark Sloan
Sara Ramirez
as Callie Torres
Chyler Leigh
as Lexie Grey
Kevin Mckidd
as Owen Hunt
Jessica Capshaw
as Arizona Robbins
Jesse Williams
as Jackson Avery
Kim Raver
as Teddy Altman
Sarah Drew
as April Kepner
Caterina Scorsone
as Amelia Shepherd
Jerrika Hinton
as Stephanie Edwards
Kelly J. McCreary
as Margaret "Maggie" Pierce
Amanda Fuller
as Dr. Morgan Peterson
Debbie Allen
as Catherine Avery
Payton Silver
as Dr. Knox
Nicole Cummins
as Paramedic
Kate Mines
as Nurse Gloria
Teresa Huang
as OR Nurse
Mitch Pileggi
as Larry Jennings
Susan Ortiz
as Examiner
Shi Ne Nielson
as Paramedic
Grace Rowe
as Paramedic
Jamai Fisher
as Charisse
Rene Auberjonois
as Neil Sheridan
Holland Roden
as Gretchen Shaw
AJ Langer
as Erica
Vanessa Marano
as Holly Wheeler
Ernie Hudson
as Brad McDougall
Alexis Carra
as Other Woman
Drew Powell
as Carl Shatler
Dylan Bruno
as Griffin
Lorraine Toussaint
as Dr. Fincher
Brie Eley
as Administrative Assistant
Williams Daniels
as Cristina's Examiner
Judith Moreland
as Mrs. Baer
Stacy Edwards
as Kathleen Wheeler
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Marion Steiner
Ellen Crawford
as Carrie Reisler
Thad Luckinbill
as Kevin Banks
Miguel Nájera
as Janitor Mike
Keong Sim
as Dr. Park
Frank Wood
as Frank Wheeler
Thai Douglas
as Examiner
Rebecca Hazlewood
as Maria Keaton
Patrick Fischler
as Jake Steiner
Michael Carbonaro
as Dominic Zicaro
Jeff Holman
as Mr. Felker
Martin Yu
as CT Tech
Mark Saul
as Dr. Steve Mostow
Brian Scolaro
as Mike Zicaro
Ron Bottitta
as Alex's Examiner
Maura Soden
as Librarian
Wren T. Brown
as Roseridge Administrator
David Pevsner
as Examiner
Lak Rana
as Pediatric Surgeon
Peter Breitmayer
as Carson Methodist Doctor
Anthony S. Johnson
as Transplant Surgeon
Jimmy Smagula
as Tommy Zicaro
Chelsea Harris
as Lori Bosson
Jim Lau
as Examiner
Ann Ryerson
as Dr. Margaret Goodwin
Carla Vila
as Angela
John Pollono
as Charlie Bilson
Charles Emmett
as Mr. Bosson
Jill Remez
as April's Examiner
Jon Schmidt
as Intern Logan
Rosalyn Sidewater
as Mrs. Bosson
Albie Selznick
as Columbia Rep
Hilary Ward
as Dr. Thompson
Zibby Allen
as Nurse Zibby
Philipe Preston
as Entitled Incompetent
Aly Mawji
as Dr. Russell
Ross Mackenzie
as Dr. Mitchell
Richardson Chery
as Kevin's Friend
Rachel Andersen
as Nurse Carol
Catherine Kwong
as Dr. Claire Hiatt
Shelby Zemanek
as Clementine
Wesley Thompson
as Therapist
Sam Ayers
as Detective
Mark Sinacori
as Hospital Staffer
Jae Jung
as Daycare Worker Tara
Heather Brooker
as Daycare Worker
Peter Sabri
as Flight Nurse
Denice Sealy
as Desk Nurse
Rusty Burns
as Reporter
Reggie Jordan
as Reporter
Jonny Acker
as Deliveryman
Josh Fingerhut
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Grey's Anatomy: Season 8

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Grey's has had a good season and has an intensely loyal fan base to prove it.

May 15, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Juxtaposed against that nightmare that launched season 8's two-hour season premiere was exactly what the show does portray rather accurately (most of the time): the relationship drama.

October 2, 2013 | Full Review…

Not that, Grey's Anatomy isn't essentially a spoof of itself these days.

September 12, 2013 | Full Review…

This episode set the season in motion, and from the looks of it, it's going to be good.

September 22, 2011 | Rating: 3.9/5 | Full Review…

Just because a show is meant to be fun doesn't mean it shouldn't have standards, and this episode just simply didn't measure up.

February 3, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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