Grey's Anatomy: Season 5, Episode 8

These Ties That Bind (13 Nov. 2008)

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Izzie wrestles with her ghost, Torres uses a ground-breaking procedure to get her mind off of Hahn, and the interns continue teaching themselves spurred on by a new cohort.



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Meredith's best friend from college shows up on her doorstep and Cristina feels threatened by it. Meredith thinks Sloan is putting the moves on her half-sister and asks Derek to intervene, while the interns practice sutures on each other and Izzie still feels Denny's presence. Hahn is suddenly gone from Seattle Grace and everyone immediately feel at odds over her replacement. Written by Moviedude1

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and I thought it cant get any worse
16 November 2008 | by (Bratislava, Slovakia) – See all my reviews

this was the most hypocritical and disgusting thing I have ever seen on TV. I don't know where they are going with the Izzie storyline and Im not sure I want to know. he is dead but no one can rest in piece because they keep on dragging his dead body out of the grave to annoy and hurt. I thought after the disaster they came up with in the third season there cant be anything worse but I severely underestimated the writers. they can do worse. so much worse.

I don't like Merediths old friend. she is annoying.

Im not sure I like the way they are showing McArmy down our throats. tone it down a little he is an interesting character but it is too much at once. but Kevin MvKidd is awesome. he deserves better.

I don't like the idea of Mark & Lexie.

basically the only thing I liked about this episode was MerDer and the Mark/Callie friendship. and that was like 3,5 minutes of the show.

I even wont start on how they are treating Alex or I would be here all night. I though Greys got their groove back. but now it seems more as though they completely lost their minds

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