Three Burning Grey's Anatomy Questions

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Okay, so there's no new episode on tonight. After we stopped crying, we pulled it together and took the time to reflect on the five episodes of Season 3 that we've been treated to thus far.

Then we found three burning Grey's Anatomy questions in People magazine and thought we'd share them with you. Let us know what you think -- and pose ongoing questions of your own by clicking on "comments" below and sharing your thoughts!

1. Is Izzie milking it? Or losing it?

Izzie Stevens: Perpetual Mourning?
The thing about Izzie (Katherine Heigl) is that you're expected to always be worrying about her, and that gets exhausting. It's an Izzie tizzy!

She's almost literally paralyzed by grief over the death of Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) -- understandable, since they made a great romantic team. Now she's worth $8.7 million and dreamily wondering how to use it.

As of last week, though, no one could quite persuade her to deposit the check. "I'm fine," she kept saying, with a smile, but also with a faraway look in her eyes. She's probably seeing Denny's spirit somewhere on the horizon. Feel like going back to work at some point?

2. Has Dr. Bailey gone soft?

The staff still refers to Miranda as The Nazi, but since she had her baby, has she become too much of a softie? And is that a bad thing?

Dr. Bailey: Softer Nazi?
In the season premiere, "Time Has Come Today," she actually wept along with a patient. In "What I Am," she had an inspiring talk with a salesman whose face had been burned severely. This shows us a different side of Miranda, but is it the kind we want to see?

Chandra Wilson is too clever an actress not to suggest that Dr. Bailey must have been bluffing, to some degree, when she told the salesman how love and respect were what mattered in his career, and not his face. It's just that Bailey used to boast such conviction and bluntness.

She hasn't done a complete 180, but at times, she's close.

3. Can we move past Washingtongate?

It's unfortunate (not to mention frustrating and annoying) that reports of Isaiah Washington's real-life fight with Patrick Dempsey disrupted the show's free-floating romance. Grey's Anatomy is more about the invisible chemistry of love and friendship than the clinical practice of medicine.

T.R. Knight is a very good actor in a very good cast, and his character, Dr. George O'Malley, was always more of an underdog -- an unsung everyman, rather than a McDreamy-style hunk.

There's no reason any true fan won't be behind Knight 100 percent of the way, and pulling for O'Malley sort out his feelings for Drs. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez), as usual.

But it may take a few episodes to get past all the distraction, especially if some members of the media keep beating it to death.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


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IMO, the only entertainment media that reports the entertainment news with style, without having to put their own little twist to it, would be Entertainment Tonight. You don't have to be sleazy to report entertainment news. And what really gets me is how they said Shonda and the other cast members have downplayed the incident. I don't feel that their downplaying anything, they just prefer to move on (even though the media would like to keep it going) and do what they do best- entertain.


You can tell the real GA fans from the really I don't know what you would call them. Real fans would drop it and move on. I try to limit my comments until someone says something that gets under my skin. Isaiah made a mistake like so many people do I don't remember anyone saying he makes a habit of this. I don't think I will find a perfect person until the Good Lord calls me home. That point aside Nobody deserve to get fired and Isaiah is a great actor just like everyone else. It takes everyone involved to make this show a hit. I'll admit it took some of them longer to grow on me than others but you take the good with the bad. That's what true fans do.


Those are fighting words, Justin. Isaiah Washington is Preston Burke. It is the way he smiles, walks, words things, looks half-way embarrassed (like when he walked into her messy apartment). It is the way IW plays the part that makes me love Burke. The chemistry between Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington is outstanding, but neither one carries the scene from my perspective. I thing they do great things together. They are both outstanding actors and I'm so glad that Shonda has found them, created a story line for them, and has put them together for us. I'm sorry you are having a personal issue with this. But, for heavens sake, get past it and don't even suggest firing someone so central to the show or that anyone else could play Burke. Isaiah Washington has brought this character to life and it is his artistic talent that has made a character that could have been arrogant and completely unlikeable into someone many of us care about. Like Sandra Oh said in speaking about Burke in the commentary on season 2, "I love the way he loves her." So do I and the show would lose something extraordinary if it lost this character or this actor.


Isaiah should be canned. Not really for his bigotted attitude or gigantic ego but mainly for his poor acting skills. Sandra Oh carries him in every single scene. I usually fast forward the dvd-r when his scenes are on so as not to get completely bored. His story line is a bit of a snooze too. They should knock out his character and bring up someone more interesting. I know that Shonda is a bit fixed in her commitment to keep Burke but she surely has the talent to write him out and create a new love interest for Christina.


First of all, I totally stand by TR!! I support him 100%!! I love me some George! ;) Izzie, I love sweet, dear, sensitive Izzie. I understand she is grieving, but I agree that yes, she does need to move on now. I can't wait for her to go back to work *crosses fingers*!!! As far as Baily goes, I miss the hard-sassy-quick-witted-sarcastic Baily, but either way I love her!! BTW, what's up with the rerun!?! I was so disappointed, I needed my Grey's fix! It's official I am completely and utterly addicted and can't wait to see what happens next!




Izzy.... I get it - she's greiving..but it's time to move on. I also get it that she loved him and Denny was a superiffic guy...however she was his finace for a whole 45 minutes. Its television - they need a story line ..but it's definately time for izzy to move on. (oh - and this is just CONSTRUCTIVE critism ...i would still watch if Izzie struggled for years with this....)
Baily ....PLEASE bring back the NAZI! I love cocky sassy Baily with an OCCASIONAL soft spot. But lately she crying and sappy a little too much than was introduced to us in the beginning. People change, i get that, especially after children (trust me i have 3) ...but she's Bailey...the Nazi ...and I just love her when she says things like "What have you done with my suck-ups?"...and "No one holds a scaple until I'm so happy I'm Mary Freakin Poppins" (one of the very BEST lines I've ever heard!)
And the Washington thing ...get over it media people. God no one goes home and is in a bad mood and kicks their dog and regrets it? (not that i would ever kick a dog...but you know) ....ok - it was a fight - they are tired - they work like crazy - and they have the media up in their faces when they go to the grocery store..... give them some space to vent ... The best people to fight with are family sometimes say things you dont mean - and they still love you 10 minutes later when you are choking on the foot in your mouth.
All in all - HUGE Greys addict here. I refrain from using fan...because I crossed that OCD line somewhere after McDreamy said "I have a thing for Ferryboats" .....hmmmmm. Gotta love him...if only he wasnt so ......FICTIONAL!!!! They dont make 'em like that in real life. URGH!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.