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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Goof: Dr. Virginia Dixon tells Bailey that the first successful heart transplant was performed in 1896 by Dr. Ludwig Rehn, which is a very serious mistake - in 1896 Dr. Ludwig Rehn actually performed a very first successful heart surgery in recorded history, but not a heart transplant. First cardiac transplantation was performed only in 1967 by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in South Africa. It's hard to believe that Dr. Dixon would make such a mistake in her area of expertise. See more »


Dr. Virginia Dixon says that the first successful transplant surgery was performed on September 7, 1896 by Dr. Ludwig Rehn. However, the truth is that Dr. Rehn performed the world's first successful heart surgery (not transplant) on September 9, 1896. See more »


Clay Bedonie: You have your beliefs, I have mine.
Dr. Virginia Dixon: I don't have beliefs, I have science.
Clay Bedonie: Science is a belief, belief in only what you can see and touch. I believe in more.
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Why can't writers leave the sharks alone - enough of the sharks
8 March 2009 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Okay, Grey's has finally 'jumped the shark' - the idea of Denny and Izzie is preposterous - this is just the most stupid storyline. I know they wanted to get rid of Hahn because of small minded viewers, who's myopia really has no place in determining what the rest of us can enjoy. I was happy that Izzie and Alex seemed to finally find their groove. I also wish they would stop trying to amp up Lexie Grey - Chyler Leigh, is a wonderful actress, but she is not believable at the moment, she's gone from being a sweet girl who gave me hope, to being an absolute rebel - she can't pull it off. And please don't get me started on Melissa George - I couldn't stand her in Alias, and now she's even more irritating - she shouldn't play bad characters - another one who's unbelievable, it's a shame cause normally she's a good actress.

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