Grey's Anatomy

Series 8 - 1. Free Falling

Free Falling
Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Once you see the sinkhole on Seattle’s streets in this season-eight opener, you’ll never gripe about the state of Britain’s roads again. No sooner has this gigantic crevice opened up during the morning rush hour than a husband and wife fall straight into it: she gets trapped under a car, he has to amputate her leg to free her. It’s like 127 Hours but with a slushier soundtrack.

About this programme

1/24. The final year of residency begins with Meredith's career in jeopardy, as she faces the consequences of tampering with Derek's clinical trial. April's role as chief resident proves to be difficult as the team deals with a sinkhole in Seattle, and Cristina and Owen battle a difference of opinion towards their unborn child.

Cast and crew


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