Grey Chatter: Blinded By the Light

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Is it a coincidence that "Staring at the Sun" began with Meredith talking in her voiceover about blind spots at the same time that she and Derek are in the tub together? Could this be some foreshadowing about the impending doom about to play out in their relationship?

McDreamy in the Tub
Because while seeing them together in the tub is deliciously steamy, it is hard to let go of all the drama and emotions that have led them to this point. It seems that at any moment, this bright and shiny existence may come crumbling down, just as it has before. On the other hand, they are each dark and twisty enough in their own ways to maybe make it work.

While this opening scene is certainly going down in Grey’s best scenes ever, the real story of the episode seems to be George. First of all, George and Cristina. Two people who aren’t often paired together, mainly because they are so different. But George’s dad has pulled them together in a heartbreaking way. Obviously, George wants what’s best for his dad, which normally would include the expertise of Cristina and Burke.

But George is also slowly figuring out Burke’s secret. It is somewhat ironic that the attributes that George respects in Preston – his honor, his confidence, his honesty – are the very things that Burke is currently lacking, forcing George to question his own integrity, and do the right thing.

George and Callie are also thrown together in an unexpected way in this episode, leading Callie to realize her mistake in breaking up with George. But his heart has been broken, and seeing her talking and laughing with his brothers is almost more than he can take. She made her choice, which didn’t include him, so according to George, she has no right to interact with his family – she gave that right up.

Although she may now be realizing what a huge mistake she made in ending it with George, it may just be too late. George tried his best to lay it on the line for her, but there was still something missing there. Callie knew it and George knew it. Unless George is willing to take another risk, this may be the end of the line for this twosome.

Alex Sulks After Getting Shot Down
This episode also brought Alex and Izzie together again in a new way. Alex gives Izzie the only thing he can think of that will show her he does still care – he lets her work on a patient.

But it’s not enough for Izzie to let her guard down with Alex. The pain of losing Denny is still too real for her, and moving forward with Alex would undermine Izzie’s love for Denny. But it is nice to see the spunky Izzie back a little bit, even if her character seems less bright and shiny than before.

Maybe a strong dose of reality is what the interns need, as well as some of the residents. After seeing Derek happy and moving on, Addison throws her wedding rings off the ferry in a move that shows she wants to get past him as well. But if she truly wants to get him out of her mind, keeping a relationship no matter how platonic is not a good idea.

She’s not willing to leave Seattle Grace, which means that maybe she is still holding on to some tiny thread of hope that she and he will reunite. Or maybe she does just like Seattle better.

One thing’s for sure: this episode built up a lot of suspense and tension among the characters in more ways than one. It’s obviously laying the groundwork for some passion and drama soon to come.

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Can someone tell me what happened on last night's eposide (that would be Nov. 30th)? Unexpected company - what nerve!!!!!


i also think that callie should just say 'i love you' and get it over with!!!


i think izzie should so get together with alex, they are a cute couple, and i am so annoyed with meredith, "let's take it slow", "let's take it slow", she should just stop thinking and just start dating derek already!


Olivia. I liked George better with Olivia, too. I think I agree with both of you about Alex. I do think he has grown so much on this show and maybe he couldn't really love Izzie back in season two before the whole Denny thing. Maybe he didn't even recognize himself how much she meant to him.
I'm not so sure about Alex and Addision. Maybe it is just because of where they are in their careers, but she seems too sophisticated and mature for him. I get the feeling that she is older. There is certainly a common bond though iin her specialty area. I just love that Alex has a soft spot for babies, especially newborn fragile babies. So, you never know. Nothinig is predictable on this show.


Hey Burke Backer, you are welcome- I love this site and love that we can bounce things off of each other. I agree with rose about Alex, I am not sure that he knew that he could even be the person he is today.
About Callie and George- I dont' really like Callie, she has been better in the last two episodes but I don't like them together. Call me crazy but I liked him with that nurse..can't remember her name.
I want Alex and Addison to be together in a real relationship...maybe they could hide it at first. that might be fun as one by one the hospital finds out.


Thanks BB, this website is the best--it helps me to get from Thursday to Thursday too!
Alex--I think he tried to let go of Izzie back when he could see that she was really in love with Denny. And when Denny died, I think Alex's only concern was for Izzie's well-being, even though we could tell that he still deeply cared. So I think the kiss took him by surprise just as much as her. I know we all love how he handled it.
George and Callie--I have an open mind and just keep watching to see where its going with them.
Addison--she needs to heal & become strong in herself before starting another relationship. I wish she would remember Bailey's words about not being defined by any man.


Hey, Rose and Purplemerder (Faith, MJ, and Burketina, too) can I just say how nice it is that you are on this website. It is helping me get through this week of worrying about the next episode to know that there are other people out there hoping that everything will work out for Burke and Cristina, George's dad, George, too. I agree with luvethisshow, I can't imagine that Cristina would be running out of the operating room with blood all over her if it weren't a nightmare of some sort. I've been trying to distract myself thinking about other people on the show.
Here's a question for all of you. Did you believe Alex when he told Izzie that he didn't know he still felt that way about her either? I personally don't think he ever got over her. I don't think he believed Denny would live and so thought eventually she would be available to him again. What do you think about George and Callie? I love George, and Callie was more likeable to me the last two episodes, but somehow they just don't look right together. George is so small it makes Callie look bigger. Physically they just don't look like a good fit to me. Maybe that shouldn't matter. And then there is McSteamy and Addison. I wish they hadn't made Sloan such an arrogant jerk. I thought he would be a little more likeable. Right now, if he has his clothes on, he doesn't seem to add much to the show. I would really like a love interest for Addison, just not Derek.


I would love to see Izzie and Alex together as a couple in every way. I just don't see it happening anytime soon because of Izzie not being ready to move on. Men being men, and especially Alex being Alex, he will have his sex with someone. LOL I hope Izzie doesn't get hurt again and I hope it doesn't ruin the potential the two of them have to be a couple down the road.


I agree with Burke Backer 100% about Alex and Izzie--I hope too that by their building a deep, trusting friendship, it will become the basis of real love between them in time. Alex needed to grow and mature to become a potential love interest for Izzie again. Because Izzie grew and matured from her relationship with Denny and would have otherwise left Alex behind for good. I could really see them back together now, after Izzie has healed from her grief.


me too burker backer


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.