The residents try to impress Jackson's mother, Catherine Avery.



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The residents try their hardest to impress surgical great Catherine Avery-who also happens to be Jackson's mother-when she arrives at Seattle Grace to perform a groundbreaking transplant surgery; Arizona and Alex find their hands tied with a confidentiality issue when a familiar patient comes into the ER; meanwhile, a love-struck Teddy throws a dinner party for the couples, and Bailey makes a decision regarding her love life. Written by ABC Publicity

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Drama | Romance





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13 October 2011 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Every episode is named after a song. "Love, Loss and Legacy" is originally sung by Kelly Winter. See more »


When Miranda finishes up her surgery, Ben takes his mask off but in the next shot, it's back on. See more »


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Awesome episode
30 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE WHOLE ZOLA ARC. Guys, I can't even! I never thought I would be that invested in the Derek/Meredith/Zola thing because there's already far too many story lines concerning babies on this show but CRISTINA/ZOLA. BEST THING EVER!! That scene where Cristina is telling Zola all about her parents and how awesome they are and Owen's watching her and is all ~cute/heartbreak~. And then the way that Cristina tells Meredith she's going to stay with Zola all night because she knows that's what Meredith needs her to do. Character who has really stepped up to the plate this season: Cristina. She is at her awesomest this season.

And Derek/Meredith singing to Zola over the phone! <3 <3 <3 <3. It was such a heartbreaking scene and for the first time I full bought how invested they are in Zola - not just them but their whole circle of friends. Alex was WONDERFUL in this episode. First, the moment in the skills lab when he looked at Meredith and then forfeited (before he even knew the page was about Zola) so that she could get in on an awesome surgery and then when he found out about Zola and just kept on wanting to tell Derek/Meredith. The conversation with Cristina where he wanted her to take responsibility for the decision because last time Meredith didn't talk to him for months and he couldn't go through that again. I love that Meredith means so much to him. One of my favourite dynamics in the show because they are so screwed up and Meredith is the only one who really gets Alex and the only one who has ever really been there for him when he's having a rough time and Alex appreciates that <3.

Bailey / Ben / Nurse thing - I can't say that I was ever particularly bothered about this triangle but I am quite surprised how it all turned out.

Arizona telling Callie that she wants a piece of paper saying that she is Sofia's mother <3 <3 <3. Also liked how Alex hit the nail on the head with his comment about that in the operating room.

And now let's talk about how Henry was in this episode and yet didn't even have a moment with Teddy! EPIC FAIL SHOW! BUT they moved in together and had a housewarming party! Yay! I liked the Henry/Bailey/Nurse scene. Hee. And the scene where Teddy asks Bailey if Ben's butt would be joining them. LOL.

This episode wasn't one of those Grey's episodes that blows you away with ~emotions~ and ~epicness~ but it had so many small moments that made me happy.

Last thing: Owen/Teddy - why the hell don't they share more scenes together. I think the last time that they had a scene/friendship moment was a year ago when Teddy married Henry. C'mon Shonda! There's a dynamic there that we need to see more of.

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