I loved 8x11. One of my favourite episodes, and my favourite in S8. Not better than 3.16 though. As for Julian's actions - I couldn't possibly judge him. I have NO idea how I would react in that situation. I like to think i know how I would: child first, Brooke next. But thankfully I've never been in such a position.
Same here. We don't know how we would react? It's an impulsive decision and you can't really judge him since you've never been in the situation.. (I know he's a fictional character, but still..)
Watching season 8 right now and just finished 8x11 and boy that was one amazing episode to imo a GREAT season, certainly better than season 6 and 7.