patrick dempsey eric dane greys anatomy finale 'Grey's Anatomy' finale: Watch the first seven minutes after the plane crashRemember when we said that Season 8 had restored our faith in “Grey’s Anatomy”? We were so right, you guys! After last season’s rather lackluster ending, Shonda Rhimes has delivered another heartbreaking bow to Seattle Grace — but this time, we love it.

A large portion of the Seattle Grace team went down in a plane crash in the final moments of last week’s episode. Alex (Justin Chambers), Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Mark (Eric Dane), Lexie (Chyler Leigh), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), and Cristina (Sandra Oh) were all headed to Boise. Suffice to say they didn’t make it to Boise.

And it’s a doozy. Given that we already know someone is going to die in this finale — a goodbye, Jesse Williams tells us, that made people cry during the table-read — it will be one of the most tense, powerful episodes the series has ever seen. That much is apparent from the first seven minutes of the episode, which you can watch below. There’s a head injury, an exposed bone, heart issues… and a sickening crunch that will leave Derek’s entire future in jeopardy.

Couldn’t he have used that rock to make some noise until help arrived? You know, instead of smashing a body part that’s pretty essential to his career?

What part of this clip most intrigues you? Obviously, you won’t forget to tune in on Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST.

Posted by:Carina MacKenzie