Teddy is called away on another case, as Henry is brought in for surgery.


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Teddy puts her husband's life in the hands of her peers when Henry is sent to the OR for surgery and she's called away on another case; Meredith and Derek receive the long-awaited news about Zola; Callie and Jackson come under fire when their patient experiences post-surgery complications; and Meredith and Alex are involved in a life-threatening situation when they travel to a neighboring hospital to tend to a sick newborn. Written by ABC Publicity

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10 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Every episode of the show is named after a famous song. "Dark Was the Night" is part of a title of a gospel blues song written and performed by American musician Blind Willie Johnson and recorded in 1927. See more »


When Meredith is talking to Derek on his cell phone and the call gets disconnected, a dial tone sound is heard followed by a busy signal then the call disconnects. Cell phones do not have dial tones after being disconnected. See more »


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Bye Bye Henry
30 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I wanted to hate this episode because they killed off my favourite OTP and put one of my favourite characters into emotional turmoil but I can't because it was pretty ingenious in its dark and twisty way.

The fact that there was another crisis going on that meant Teddy had to be in the OR instead of with her husband.

The fact that although we did get a semi-goodbye scene in CT (mirroring the first time he professed his love for her!) and a phone call, she wasn't there in pre-op to actually have that final goodbye and be the worried wife she was earlier in the season. Guilt over not being there for him and guilt over the whole med school thing.

The fact that Teddy had unwavering faith in Cristina shows such a progression in their relationship as well.

The fact that Teddy was relatively upbeat (although worried) about Henry's situation after his operation.

The fact that she was so focused on the whole med school thing which is just so tragic.

The fact that they got Cristina to do the surgery without telling her who the patient was. This was just so ingenious – that scene where Owen tells her to go do the surgery and Cristina is being all arrogant and Cristina-like saying how Teddy was treating her like a valet and giving her all the rubbish easy surgeries and then again later after Henry died and she's talking about how she hopes it doesn't count towards a bad outcome on her score sheet because the guy had no hope and she doesn't understand why Lexie, Chief and Owen are so upset (and you can't even hate Cristina for it because it is so in tune with her character …. And yet you can't help but hate her for being like that because you know the truth and the whole tragedy of it) ………………… and then that silent moment when Owen tells her who she's just killed and her reaction which is just …… The fact that after 2 seasons we finally got some Owen/Teddy friendship in some dark twisty way where Owen is trying to be there for her at the beginning and then caves to her request to get Cristina to do the surgery (even though he doesn't want to because he knows if it goes badly it might break Cristina again and the Cristina/Teddy relationship and he doesn't want his wife to be the one to kill his friend's husband) and then he has to lie to Teddy about Henry still being alive – not just once! TWICE! And how he doesn't want to do it but realises it was the only way. And I love Owen/Teddy and I semi-shipped them when everyone was hating on her for breaking up the Owen/Cristina and there I was in my shipper world enjoying all their moments even though I was sure that Owen would choose Cristina and Teddy would be all heartbroken. And now this angst! So now not only do we have the fact that Henry is dead and have Teddy's straightforward "my husband is dead" emotional fallout we have FALLOUT on four fronts: Teddy/Henry, Teddy/Owen, Teddy/Cristina, Owen/Cristina.

I am really interested to see how Teddy will react once she's over the initial shock of Henry being dead. When she finds out that Henry's artery was calcified and that either outcome would have ended up in his being dead, she might be able to accept the fact that Cristina and the Chief didn't kill him and there was nothing they could have done (after some initial outbursts of misplaced anger perhaps).

Okay so other things which happened in this episode ….

  • Cute Alex/Meredith/Cristina scene at the bar following on from the

last episode.

  • I can't decide if I wanted Derek/Meredith to get Zola back or not.

The Meredith fallout was wonderful – that "cry" scene with Cristina was both heart-wrenching and funny and then the Derek/Meredith "I don't want another baby" hug and the look on Derek's face – he didn't resent her for feeling that way, he understood. And the Derek/Cristina "it's my fault" / "She'll come around, she always does" scene.

  • Mark's whole "time share" Sofia thing. Hilarious! The one bit of

humour in this episode and it made me smile because his logic is faultless.

  • Henry/Lexie scene – weirdly cute and touching.

  • The fact that Callie and Jackson screwed up was actually interesting.

I mean obviously with everything else that was going on, it kind of got smothered, but in any other episode I would actually be vaguely interested to find out what they did to screw up and what their punishment will be.

And then we come to the Meredith/Alex ambulance thing. I LOVE MEREDITH/ALEX SCENES. And then when they were fighting over who should stay in the ambulance. Alex shouting at Meredith to get out! Meredith shouting at him to get out and telling him that he's not going to alleviate his guilt by letting her let him die in an ambulance.

The slowmotion crash! The scene back in the hospital when the phone went dead and the way Mark took charge and told Jackson to take over for Derek.

I was ridiculously relieved when Meredith and Alex finally stepped out of the damn ambulance and even better – it didn't even blow up the moment they were out as I expected. Then we saw the dead bodies which was weirdly horror-movie like.

But still the big cliffhanger is not what will happen to Alex and Meredith and the baby and the dead bodies, it is how will Teddy react to the news that Cristina killed her husband and that Owen lied to her.

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