Well, in case you didn't know it's sweeps at Seattle Grace Mercy West. This week's "Heart-Shaped Box" (season 8, episode 8) pulled out all the stops with a medical miracle, a major break up and plenty of emotional wallops when a familiar face returns to the hospital. George O'Malley's mom is back to drudge up all of our post-George sadness but the moment she shares with Callie is a vintage Grey's Anatomy tear-jerker.
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Oh, and Henry is back so Grey's can toy with us by hinting he could have a medical future before stomping all over our hopes. (Come on Shonda Rhimes, I could use some more Scott Foley in my life...please don't kill him off!) But in case you're worried about things getting too dark, Chief Webber is roaming the hospital like the surgical good fairy waxing poetic about "the key"--a still-beating heart in a box.
This week's best quotes may not be a medical miracle but they're still pretty great, so check them out below, vote in the poll and let me know in the comments if I left out your favorite quote!
Bailey: I will not have another O'Malley lost under this roof.
Mrs. O'Malley: I kept hearing George's voice saying, "Mom get a second opinion. Go to Seattle Grace. They'll take care of you."
Chief Webber: So use it! Use the key! Unlock your mind!
Cristina: What are you talking about?
Chief Webber: I'm just talking about a heart in a box. A heart. In a box...hot diggity!
Sloane: It's just you and me! The Plastics Posse kickin' surgical ass and takin' names!
Avery: The Plastics Posse?
Sloane: It's just something I'm trying out.
Cristina: Heart in a Box, what should I put on my wish list? Heart in a Box, what should I put on my sandwich?
Meredith: Heart in a Box, why is George's mom sick?
Cristina: She lets you know what's most important to you. That's what Heart in a Box does. Plus she's nice to talk to.
Henry: I have insurance, I have a wife, I have a life expectancy beyond the next three months. Sue me if I don't want to waste any of it.
Bailey: He was my baby, George O'Malley. My favorite.
Meredith: I know. He was the good one.
Avery: So I have to walk away. From you. For me.
Callie (after coming out to George's mom): Oooh God...I'm making you cry. Please don't cry.
Mrs. O'Malley (happily): You have a baby?
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