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Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8 Recap “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8 “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.” The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial celebrate the holidays; Hamilton and Meredith prepare for a milestone on their project; Link wants to spend the holiday with Amelia and Scout as a family; Schmitt is faced with a difficult decision during surgery. Here’s what you missed!

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Previously on Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 7, Dr. Hamilton takes his frustrations out on Meredith, so Nick gives her a chance to blow off steam by scrubbing in on a surgery. Back in Seattle, Link and Jo take their kids to a fairytale theater performance that goes wrong. Bailey and Dr. Lin attend a recruitment fair in hopes of attracting more doctors to Grey Sloan but find themselves ill-prepared.

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Warning… Shocking spoilers below!

On Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8, a super-secret project was going to commence in the OR. Everyone was warned to stay away. A famed surgeon, Dr. David Hamilton, is scheduled to have experimental brain surgery.

Dr. Meredith Grey preps for experimental surgery on Grey's Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8

Dr. Meredith Grey preps for experimental surgery on Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8

Grey went outside to regroup and Dr. Amelia Shepard had to encourage the surgeon of what they were about to do. They were about to perform a procedure on a world-renowned surgeon, drilling into his brain with a device that had just been invented, injecting a questionable fluid to cure an incurable disease.

However, David had a few complications that prevented him from surgery. A CT scan revealed he had a ruptured boul and needed emergency surgery.

After getting past the complication, they decided to move forward with the surgery as the good of the experimental procedure outweighed not performing it. So they decided to fix his boul first.

Love Crushed

Dr. Jo runs into Dr. Shepard on Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8

Dr. Jo runs into Dr. Shepard on Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8

Dr. Jo ran into Dr. Shepard so Jo called Link, warning him to not get on his plane and rush to the hospital to tell the woman how he feels. Link came back to practice on Dr. Jo, what he would say to Dr. Shepard. She was taken by what he said, wishing it was meant for her…

Shepard saw Dr. Bartley while prepping for David’s surgery. She tried to talk to Dr. Pierce about her new girl crush but the woman was too busy managing the residents. Shepard caught up with Bartley, she reassured her about David’s procedure, calming the Amazon woman with a mediation technique and then they kissed outside. Suddenly, Link came and saw them. He didn’t confront them but he was crushed!

Here To Learn You

Dr. Webber and Dr. Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8

Dr. Webber and Dr. Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8

While Ben walked Miranda into the office, a young handsome physician, Dr. Jordan Wright, was trying to impress upon her. Dr. Richard and Dr. Bailey passed out assignments to their residents and Dr. Wright was assigned a procedure to use Webber’s famous surgical technique. Ironically, the young resident respectfully turned the surgery down and requested to shadow Bailey… he was there to learn from her. Thus, she was scrubbing in.

Wright showed impressive technique to Bailey and she questioned why he hadn’t performed it solo. He confessed that he was there to learn her.

Meanwhile, Dr. Levi Schmitt was assigned a routine surgery. Dr. Schmitt recognized his patient from a podcast he listened to. The surgery was going well and he was to perform the Webber technique. Though he got cocky, instead of waiting for Webber, he started without him and ruptured something in the man’s body and blood started gushing everywhere! The man bled out and died.

Bailey, Webber, and Pierce got to the OR demanding to know what happened. Another doctor explained on Schmitt’s behalf. Bailey made Schmitt man up and call the time of death. She held Webber personally responsible for his attendings’ defiance and negligence…

Over A Cliff

Dr. Cormac Hayes stopped in to visit his heart transplant patient, Faruq, and his mother, Meagan, was completely distraught but by his side. He asked her to go home and get some rest but she erupted at him, telling the doctor if her son died then so would she.

Dr. Teddy Altman and Dr. Owen Hunt were talking and suddenly got an alert about Faruq. His mother was hysterical with joy as they found a donor that matched!

Altman, Hunt, and Hayes went to personally transport the organ. On the trip back, they started to discuss Meagan’s unhealthy obsessive habits lately and suddenly the transport driver fainted from a stroke and the van flipped and crashed!

They landed on the edge of a cliff and needed to be careful when exiting, else they would roll-off. They were faced with the choice of waiting for help and losing the window for the heart or escaping. They tried to carefully escape but it made the car slide closer to the ledge.

Altman managed to get out with the heart, forced to leave Hunt and Hayes behind. Faruq was prepped for surgery, Altman got a ride and raced towards the hospital.

Hunt wanted Hayes to exit since he was closest to the window and gave his last will and testament verbally to him. Hayes just barely got out before the car slid off the cliff taking Hunt with it

Stay tuned to Station 19 as the fire crew will have to rescue Dr. Hunt on the next crossover episode!

What did you think of Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 8? Let’s talk about Grey’s Anatomy in the comments below! Missed any of the episodes? Catch up with our recaps!

Air Date: December 16, 2021

Grey’s Anatomy Cast

  • Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey
  • Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
  • James Pickens Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber
  • Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt
  • Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman
  • Camilla Luddington as Dr. Josephine “Jo” Wilson
  • Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd
  • Kelly McCreary as Dr. Maggie Pierce
  • Chris Carmack as Dr. Atticus “Link” Lincoln
  • Jake Borelli as Dr. Levi Schmitt
  • Richard Flood as Dr. Cormac Hayes
  • Anthony Hill as Dr. Winston Ndugu
  • Richard Flood as Dr. Cormac Hayes
  • Scott Speedman as Dr. Nick Marsh
  • Jason George as Dr. Ben Warren
  • Alex Landi as Dr. Nico Kim

Guest Starring

  • Peter Gallagher as Dr. David Hamilton
  • Greg Tarzan Davis as Dr. Jordan Wright
  • E.R. Fightmaster as Dr. Bartley

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Grey's Anatomy Season 19 has officially been renewed!

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Grey's Anatomy Season 18 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
18 20 “You Are the Blood” Grey's Anatomy Season 18 Finale May 26, 2022
18 19 “Out for Blood” May 26, 2022
18 18 Stronger Than Hate May 19, 2022
18 17 I'll Cover You May 12, 2022
18 16 Should I Stay or Should I Go May 5, 2022
18 15 Put It To The Test April 7, 2022
18 14 Road Trippin' March 31, 2022
18 13 Put the Squeeze on Me March 24, 2022
18 12 The Makings of You March 17, 2022
18 11 Legacy March 10, 2022
18 10 Living In a House Divided March 3, 2022
18 9 No Time to Die” Crossover Event with Station 19 February 24, 2022
18 8 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear December 16, 2021
18 7 “Today Was a Fairytale” December 9, 2021
18 6 Everyday Is a Holiday (With You) November 18, 2021
18 5 “Bottle Up and Explode!” November 11, 2021
18 4 “With a Little Help From My Friends” October 21, 2021
18 3 “Hotter Than Hell” October 14, 2021
18 2 “Some Kind of Tomorrow” October 7, 2021
18 1 “Here Comes the Sun” Grey's Anatomy Season 18 Premiere September 30, 2021

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