• Season 8 Episode 1
  • Free Falling

  • Airdate:05.05.2014.

the fifth-year residents return for the first day of a year that will make or break their careers: Meredith faces the consequences of tampering with Derek's clinical trial and is terminated at the hospital; April tries to step up to the plate as Chief Resident in the wake of a giant sinkhole in the middle of Seattle; and Cristina and Owen are still at odds over their drastically different feelings for their unborn child.

series regulars:

    Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey
    Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd
    Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
    Justin Chambers as Alex Karev
    Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey
    James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber
    Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres
    Eric Dane as Mark Sloan
    Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey
    Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt
    Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins
    Kim Raver as Teddy Altman
    Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery
    Sarah Drew as April Kepner

guest cast:

    ackenzie Astin as Danny
    Amy Price-Francis as Susannah
    Robin Weigert as Karen

directed by:

Rob Corn