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'Grey's Anatomy' Season 8: Is Meredith Really Fired? What Izzie Did Was So Much Worse!

Tue, August 16, 2011 12:37pm EDT by 8 Comments

The first on-air promo for the eighth season of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ reveals Meredith’s fate! Do you think she deserves it?

We all wondered what would happen to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) after Alex (Justin Chambers) ratted her out for tampering with the Alzheimer’s treatment trial on last season’s Grey’s Anatomy finale — and now we might just have our answer! “What you did disgraced the hospital,” the Chief (James Pickens Jr.) tells Meredith in a new on-air promo. “You’re fired.” … Wait, what?!

Is this really happening? Has the whole world gone mad? I don’t condone what Meredith did, but I hardly think her actions justify her being fired — especially considering far lesser punishments have been dished out at Seattle Grace for far greater offenses. A pretty blonde doc by the name of Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) certainly comes to mind.

Back in season two, Izzie cut boyfriend Denny’s LVAD chord, purposely worsening his condition in order to move him up on a donor list. And how was she punished? Probation. For intentionally harming a patient. Now tell me, isn’t that worse than what Meredith did?

Click here to watch the new season 8 promo on TVLine