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Christina crawls into bed with Meredith and Derek just as a strange blonde woman knocks on the door, Derek answers, she runs inside and leaps into bed with Meredith, calling her "Death."

Her name is Sadie, Meredith's backpacking partner (in Europe) from before med school. Christina and Derek lament in the kitchen about her sudden and somewhat rude invasion into their lives.

Sadie is at Seattle Grace to start her residency.

Alex tries to get Izzie to talk about the Hahn-Denny thing, but she won't let him in. Inside, she sees Denny's spirit walking about and talking to her.

Intern #3 is sent off to plastics by Cristina because of her scratched-up arms (Cristina suspects her of cutting herself) and Alex tells Christina that he's working on a heart transplant that day.

Dr. Hunt, Callie and Cristina wait for some crash victims to arrive at the ER. The victim is a man they had to fish out of a working garbage truck.

He is impaled on his own femur.

Sadie tries to jump in on the emergency but Christina smacks her down. Dr. Hunt has called in McSteamy to help.

Bailey is charged with showing Dr. Dixon - a new cardiac surgeon - some of the ropes around the hospital. She has Asperger's syndrome and is awkward, albeit brilliant to be there in the first place.

They introduce her to the patient, who had a small heart piggy-backed on his own six years ago but now needs a new heart. He's Navajo and has been seeing visions of the woman who gave him the heart.

With the impaled man, the docs plan to yank out the femur from his chest ... that is until he wakes up screaming in the middle of it.

The patient is homeless and says he can't survive if he can't walk, so they have to save his leg. Dr. Hunt says the surgery is off then. Derek and Mark confront Owen about leaving the patient to die. He storms off, and Der asks Callie if she can figure out a way to build the man some legs.

The transplant patient wants old heart back after the transplant but Dixon won't have it because rules say the heart must go out as medical waste.

Bailey goes to the Chief and asks that they specify in the hospital rules that they respect the beliefs of their patient so that they may give him back his heart. The Chief just declares it a rule then. Win-win.

Cristina introduces herself to Dr. Dixon, who dismisses her, so Cristina goes to Callie to find out what happened to Hahn. Callie says they had a fight and subtly reveals to Christina that Hahn was her girlfriend.

Derek guilts Meredith into talking to Lexie about her problems and Meredith asks if Lexie is cutting herself. Before she can answer, Mark asks "Little Grey" if she wants to scrub in on a surgery. She says yes and runs off.

In the basement, Lexie tells the Secret Intern Society and says they need to keep quiet for awhile because people are getting suspicious of their cutting themselves.

Sadie is there and encourages them to keep at it. She demonstrates by taking off her shirt and cutting her own shoulder with a scapel, then asking who wants to stitch her up. Yeah.

Izzie talks to the heart patient about her Denny-spirit sighting, wondering if he is bringing her heart transplant patients. He asks her not to be in his surgery because he doesn't need any extra ghosts.

Derek and Dr. Hunt talk to the homeless man. They tell him that his refusal to have live-saving surgery is not smart and that they need to operate and figure the rest of the details out later.

In surgery, Bailey tells Dr. Dixon again about respecting the patient's beliefs, stressing that it is now a RULE declared by The Chief. Dixon instructs DKarev to return the heart to the patient after the surgery.

Up in the gallery, Denny talks to Izzie as she tries to ignore it. Izzie admits that before, she would have given anything to be able to see him again, but being able to see him and not touch him is killing her.

Izzie worries that she's somehow sick because he cannot be real. Denny insists that she touch him. She won't.

The patient's heart is beating on its own after they removed the piggy-back heart. As he recovers, they tell the man that if his heart continues to function this way, he won't need a new heart.

The doctors say that his heart had six years to rest and must have repaired itself in that time. He is relieved to no longer be haunted by his piggy-backed heart owner's spirit.

Elsewhere, the homeless man's reconstruction is going very well. Callie is building a leg from titanium and Lexie is out-pulley stitching Derek.

But the man suddenly starts flatlining and they call time of death.

Callie is furious because she built his bones from scratch and all the rest of the team had to do was keep him safe and alive. Cristina gets everyone away while Callie cries, and Mark hugs her.

Izzie gives the piggy-back heart to the Navajo Man, who says they will burn it now because the spirit can cling to any part of it that they don't burn.

Izzie realizes she still has things of Denny's that his spirit can cling to.

Dr. Dixon tells Bailey that she likes the regularity and rules of the human heart, the structure. She then tells Bailey that she has Asberger's Syndrome, a social impairment that she suffers from.

She does point out that she CAN recognize when she is being manipulated, which she knows Dr. Bailey did with the "rules" business.

Derek and Mark have a chat about Lexie where Derek advises him not to let Little Makr anywhere near Little Grey.

Izzie says goodbye to Denny's spirit because she's trying to let him go so his soul can be at peace. He says that he IS at peace, but she says a last goodbye as Alex observes from down the hall.

Cristina confronts the interns about their little circle and tells them to shut it down because practicing on themselves is insane.

At the bar, Callie mopes about Hahn, Cristina watches Owen and Mark gazes at Lexie. Cristina catches up with Owen outside the bar, he yells at her, then they kiss passionately, but she then walks away. Naturally.

Derek asks for a story from Meredith about med school with Sadie and she obliges. Alex finds Izzie holding Denny's sweater and she asks him to burn it for her, which they do in the fire place.

She then sees Denny again in her bedroom and can't believe it. He tells her to touch him and she reaches out... and he's real! She puts her hand on his chest, and they kiss.

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Last nights Grey's was totally awsome. I like the way Izzie handled her sickness by telling Christina (the stronger girl of the group) because she knew she would tell her friends for her. Last nights show was very moving

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GOD, danny should jst leav cuz i hve bein waitn 4 alex izzie 2 gt 2geda

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(More news on George) this stuff was all posted today... Actually, Do Believe the Rumors That T.R. Knight Is Leaving 'Grey's'
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posted: 9 MINUTES AGOcomments: 1filed under: TV NewsPrintShareText SizeAAA(Dec. 9) - So remember how we said that T.R. Knight wasn't leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'? Well, we were wrong. He is. Or at least, he wants to.
According to Michael Ausiello of EW, the actor is currently trying to get out of his contract with 'Grey's,' the show that turned him into a whiny, test-failing adulterer.
No More George? What Will Isaiah Washington Think?
Earlier, in response to to rumors that Knight, walked off set and never attends table readings because he knew he was getting written off the show, a rep for 'Anatomy' said that was untrue.
"T.R. has never walked off set in the middle of filming. He attended the table read today and will be shooting this week, like any other week of production," the rep tells US Magazine.

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The return of Izzie’s tumour? (Tv guide) By Amber Dowling 2008-12-08 Major ‘L Word’ and ‘Grey’s death spoilers
Shonda Rhimes was playing with our heads. Or she was playing with Izzie’s, it seems. The Grey’s Anatomy creator and showrunner denied, denied, denied rumours of an impending Izzie tumour after actress Katherine Heigl pulled herself out of the Emmys race earlier this year, claiming there was insufficient material. But when Izzie began having visions of (and lots of sex with) ghost Denny Duquette, fans did more than arch their eyebrows. Message boards, blogs and staff inboxes here at TVGuide.ca filled up with angry protestors wanting to know the deal. Turns out, Izzie’s ghost is related to a looming illness, an unnamed medical condition similar to an aneurism. While Stevens won’t be belting out George Michael tunes like on Eli Stone, her increasing Denny-visions are a sign things are getting worse. Entertainment Weekly reports ABC executives are putting pressure on Rhimes to reveal the condition to viewers soon before they permanently tune out. Although we’re unsure whether this condition will result in Izzie’s death and relieve her from the show as per the actress’s wishes, Rhimes maintains the storyline was in the works with a happy ending from the get-go. Of course, endings can change … just look at how long the network denied an Isaiah Washington exit. And we all know how that turned out. You can't totally fault Heigl for wanting an exit. With these types of whacked-out storylines and a new place as the fifth-highest paid actress (behind Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz), things are looking up for Heigl. ‘L Word’ death?
Grey’s isn’t the only show potentially killing off one of its leads – Showtime’s The L Word is reportedly killing off one of the gals when it returns for its sixth and final season next year. The network announced Jenny Schecter’s (Mia Kirshner) body is found in a swimming pool in the Jan. 18 episode, but that won’t be the last we see of the girl everyone loves to hate. She’ll be making flashback appearances for the rest of the season, hopefully not in ghost form. Guess this excludes Kirshner’s character from the pool of potential L Word spinoffs rumoured to happen once the show wraps. Thoughts? amber@tvguide.ca

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http://tvguide.sympatico.msn.c... Here's your answer about Izzie.....she might be leaving after all.

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This denny n izzy thing is gettin rly wierd:S:S
they shouldnt have killed off denny in the first place but letting his spirit appear let alone makin izzy kiss the ghost is seriously messed up!!Alex n izzy shoudl hook up n plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz dont kill off izzy with a brain tumor :( I (L) ellei n patty:D:D

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I too am a Grey's loving male. I agree with you Kell, but after losing a father at a young age I can tell you that when you sense their presence, it involves nothing like the show portrayed. I think Marilyn is on to something with the developing of the Izzie-Denny relationship-but I agree with most on this site when I say they went a little too far. As far as this new Sadie character goes, I think she's an awful actress. They should give her a tumor, not Iz. Puppyperson, ditto: I miss George. His Character's development makes for the best viewing-he is an AWESOME actor.

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firstly i've never gone really gaga over Denny. I mean come on, how long has Izzy known that guy to be his fiancee. Secondly, the dead dont ever come back Shonda, what are you implying by having Denny around? Thirdly, anyone notice that George appeared in like 5 seconds for this episode? Not much character development unlike season 4. And somehoe Meredith and Derek being happy together is kinda weird.

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Is Hahn really gone for the rest of the season? I never saw it coming. Is she gonna come back? at all?

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Forget the absurdity of Denny's return for a second. What about Alex? Really? Did the writers have to throw in another crazy girlfriend for him? And these rumors of a tumor? This smells of a character departure.

Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 8 Quotes

Cristina: So Sadie, you postponed your residency to work in a ... morgue.
Sadie: Yeah, you know, none of the cutting, none of the rules. But I got bored. Got a craving for blood that was flowing.
Meredith: And now you're here. I can't believe you're here!

I've seen a lot of trauma, but never anything like this.

Owen

Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 8 Music

  Song Artist
The uniform The Uniform The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra iTunes
Ah ah ah Ah, Ah, Ah The Coral Sea iTunes
Song It's A Funny Thing Jets Overhead
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