'Grey's Anatomy' recap: Death and Devastation

There are devastating episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, and then there are really devastating episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. This week’s was the latter, and it was no surprise, considering the hour was called "Dark Was the Night." A title like that can mean nothing but ominous things, indeed. So much tragedy was packed into the episode, led by the not-all-that-shocking-but-still-very-sad death of Altman’s husband Henry and the not-all-that-shocking-but-still-very-sad likelihood that, no, Meredith and Derek would not be getting their baby Zola back. And it all happened in the span of one fateful evening. Happy holidays, Seattle Grace!

Let’s first deal with the loss of Scott Foley. My first reaction is: We had to know this was coming, right? We couldn’t have known that it was going to happen in this exact episode, but I feel like we Grey’s viewers should have been preparing ourselves all along for the eventual demise of the ever-adorable Henry, who has suffered from a life-threatening illness the entire time we’ve known him on the show. And the signposts pointing to his death were everywhere in this episode, like during the pre-surgery conversation between him and wife Altman. "You’re going to be fine," she said, "you know that, right?" His reply: "I know, that’s why I started spitting up blood." Then she was swiftly whisked away to a consult. I should add a sound effect here, and it goes something like this: Dun dun dun. Read More...



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