30 Grey’s Anatomy episodes sure to make you cry

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26. Season 8, Episode 10, “Suddenly”

Most people will put the episode beforehand on the list. Now that is certainly an episode that will make you cry, but this one still deserves a spot.

While seeing Cristina’s reaction to learning that Henry was the patient she was operating on and Teddy’s reaction to learning her husband is dead are two difficult, heartbreaking moments, Grey’s Anatomy Season 8, Episode 11 took us through Teddy’s grief. Does it make this list? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

It is a hard episode to sit through. Even April shouts at Teddy because she just can’t take any more of the run-through of what happened during Henry’s surgery. We all felt the same but this was a process Teddy needed to go through and she was the grieving widow.

Cristina isn’t going to tell Teddy to stop, either. She understands that this is part of Teddy’s process and is so unbelievably calm and professional running through the details. Despite the way she felt after Henry’s death, she was the doctor in this.

In the end, Teddy was able to break down. She was able to accept that Cristina did everything right—everything that Teddy would have done. This is the start of the end for Teddy’s time on Grey’s Anatomy (until this season, of course) and that’s what makes this episode so much worse.