ABC has released the synopsis for Grey’s Anatomy episode 9×15 “Hard Bargain” which reveals more of the cuts Seattle Grace Mercy West will be making in order to avoid bankruptcy. Warning, they’re a bit shocking.

We know that Dr. Alanna Cahill has come in to make cuts at the hospital in order to try and save it. They’ve already discussed closing down the ER. It also seems like some of the doctors are worried about losing their jobs. Alanna particularly pointed out to Richard that he had logged less OR hours than any other doctor. Now it looks like the patients will be suffering due to the hospital’s finances. The question is, will the surgeons stand by and let this happen?

Episode synopsis:


Guest Starring Constance Zimmer (“Entourage”) as Alanna Cahill

“Hard Bargain” – As the hospital spirals closer to financial ruin, Owen must make some tough decisions, which includes foregoing an expensive surgery that could save the life of a child. Meanwhile, Alex and Jo work together to save the life of an infant, and April asks Jackson for dating advice, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.

Guest cast TBA.

“Hard Bargain” was written by Phil Harper and directed by Tony Phelan.

What do you think will happen when the doctors have to start cutting expensive surgeries?

Photo credit: ABC/Kelsey McNeal

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