Season 5 - Episode 8: These Ties That Bind

Episode 8: These Ties That Bind

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Cristina hops into bed with Meredith and Derek to pass on the news she has picked up – Hahn has packed her bags and left the hospital. Her gossip is interrupted by a knock on the door from Sadie, an old friend of Meredith’s who has just started an internship at Seattle Grace.

Izzie is still not in charge of her senses after coming face to face with the patient whose heart she took for Denny. In fact, Denny’s spirit is still following her along the corridors. His ghost remains with her when she talks to a Navajo Indian who has had a ‘piggyback’ heart transplant, in which a donor heart is inserted but the patient’s original heart remains in place. The man believes he is haunted by the spirit of the girl whose organ he received and has decided that, come what may, he wants the donor heart removed.

Also this week, Derek and Callie work on the case of a homeless man who risks losing a limb, Cristina and Owen console each other with a drink, and Izzie’s plan to burn Denny out of her life seems to have the opposite effect – will she ever be rid of his ghost?

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Comments (16)

  • Phil

    over 2 years ago


    have given up with channell 5 and 4am Grey's. Bought the complete series 5 from for £13.99 and series 6 from (the ones on ebay are region 1 only!) so no more early starts for me. Thinking of buying box sets of NCIS and CSI so I no longer have to watch 5 at all. Couldn't agree more with comments about BB, so far past sell by date that hardly anyone watches what is channel 5 thinking.

  • keith jackson

    over 2 years ago

    keith jackson

    its a discrace that 5 put it ona such a ridiculous time


    over 2 years ago


    Agree,agree,agree-why when they put repeated rubbish on at midnight & as for Big Brother don't get me started-didn't Channel 5 consider why Channel 4 dropped this rubbish!!?Come on powers that be this is prime time viewing material get it sorted!

  • Jean

    over 2 years ago


    Don't they realise that not enough people are watching Greys because they have scheduled it at an ungodly hour Big Brother is such a rubbish programme schedule that later Please Please Please put Greys back on at a reasonable hour so we mere mortals can watch it...

  • yvonne

    over 2 years ago


    I love this programme but I HATE the time it shows at. What's wrong with the bosses at Channel 5? what don't they get?

  • Stanley280355

    over 2 years ago


    Still can't get a single programme to work!

  • Diane

    over 2 years ago


    I agree with you all and the problem may be that we'll lose access to Grey's altogether because C5 will say that they won't be buying the next series because not enough people are watching!

  • Sharon

    over 2 years ago


    Totally agree and why do we have to wait so long between series

  • Simon

    over 2 years ago


    The On Demand service is so crap - it keeps on freezing - that I think I'll have to go back to recording the live broadcast. That has the advantage (for me; for your sponsors of course it's a disadvantage) that I can skip the ads.

  • Dave

    over 2 years ago


    hi, i sent channel five an email asking what you and me have been saying, they said they changed the time because when big brother was on beforehand they thought that 1000s of people would be watching that and carry on watching greys, unfortunately nobody wants to watch that rubbish anymore so they decided to move greys to the early morning slot which is totally out of order.

  • Lin

    over 2 years ago


    Week after week we complain about the time this show is on yet nothing is done about it and not explanation is given. Come on put it on at a decent time or give us an explanation as to why you won't. My tv is turned off because there is NOTHING worth watching why isn't greys on now? See you here tomorrow to catch up on the next episode that is yet again shown at stupid o'clock. GGGRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Gofa

    over 2 years ago


    I've just had too watch episode 7 On Demand because I LOST track of the series... SHOW IT AT A SENSIBLE TIME PLEASE !!!

  • ali

    over 2 years ago


    again why so late! Totally agree with you Mark. Get a grip channel 5, thank god i can watch it on here!

  • sue

    over 2 years ago


    :0( :0( thank you Mark I have just spent 2 hours trying to find this brilliant programme so glad I saw your comment 4am ...... sort it out Channel 5 please xx

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    over 2 years ago


    I totaly agree 100% with mark channel 5 sort it out ! 10.00pm would be a good time. thanks

  • Mark Jobin

    over 2 years ago

    Mark Jobin

    can someone explain why Channel 5 are now screening this excellent program at such an awfully late time..I mean midnight was bad enough, but now 10 past 4 in the morning ? Have the schedulers at channel 5 lost their mind's completely? This is an excellent program that deserves a much earlier time slot..I mean what else are you showing ? err big brother - total rubbish and roulette..oh yes let's encourage people to gamble. Come on channel 5..sort it out !