As a storm rages, patients are brought to the hospital by the busload and resources dwindle; a doctor's life hangs in the balance.
The doctors prepare for a superstorm; Owen's desire to be a parent gets stronger; Meredith and her baby are put in danger.
Bailey shuts everyone out; Owen worries about Ethan; a magician's assistant needs medical attention after a trick goes awry.
A dangerous situation leaves the doctors fighting to stay alive in the eighth season finale.
The residents choose their future positions; Mark admits to Derek that he still has feelings for Lexie; Arizona encourages her friend to have surgery.
The residents agonize over their upcoming exam results; Arizona's childhood friend needs medical help; the doctors try to help a patient who is missing one third of his skull; Julia wants to start a family with Mark.
The residents travel to San Francisco for the oral boards; sparks fly when Richard and Catherine (Debbie Allen) bump into each other at a hotel; Alex feels guilty about being away from the hospital.