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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I think Izzie really liked Alex to begin with and thought they had a chance at being more than friends with privileges. But he was going through that period of self doubt right after he found out he had failed his board exams and was having some sexual problems. Then he slept with Olivia to prove to himself that he was still manly and Izzie caught them together which completely changed their relationship. He fell for her even harder after she walked away, but when she came back it was chnaged for her. I think then she only liked him for the sex. Now, they are starting over by becoming friends and I think that is the best place to start.


I agree with you about Alex...I am loving him right now. he was so annoying in season 1 and the first half of season 2 but now he is growing so much...I do want to see him with Addison and I would like them to be in a longterm relationship. they both deserve someone to be into them with no other baggage. If they do get together I don't want it to be a fling.. I love alex and izzie together but i think izzie needs to be alone right now and figure out her life...i would love to see her and alex be close friends i would love to see his character in that situation. All they really were was sex last time anyway...they should be close friends for the rest of the season and then maybe make a cliff hanger for the season finally about them being together.


I hope you are wrong about Der/Mer being destined for impending doom---good gawd they've only been together for what, 2 minutes and 45 seconds? LOL But, seriously, let the doom fall on someone else's doorstep for a change, these two need some togetherness minus the drama, if only for a while. Give them and us a good dose of the passion and romance we saw in season 1. I think the foreshadowing going on involves the whole Burketina/George's dad storyline. As for Callie and George, I'm just not feeling it for the two of them anymore. George is a very sensitive guy as we all know. I think what she did (sleeping w/Sloan like 5 minutes after they broke up) may just be too much for him to deal with and recover from right now, especially now that he's reeling from his dad's situation and the fact that Burke is hiding his ailment. I've said it before and I'll say it again, my favorite character right now is Alex. I'm loving what we're seeing from him lately. A lot of maturity has taken place over the past season. It speaks volumes that he can move past Izzie's rejection and still be there for her as a friend. He's come a long way baby! I can't wait to see where he's going! I hope it's not to Addison though, unless they plan on making them a long-term couple. I don't think a fling is the best idea for either one of them or their reputations right now. I've seen the promo about a hundred times for thursday and more and more I keep thinking Cristina's bloody mess is a dream sequence, or should I say nightmare for her. I just don't think she'd be wandering the halls covered in blood like that. I think it's her guilty conscience speaking and warning her of what could happen if she continues the charade with Burke. At least I hope that's what's going on. We'll find out soon enough! As for Addison, I think she needs to keep a low profile for now, get herself and her emotions under control. Steer clear of Der/Mer and get back to the strong, confident woman introduced to us at the end of season 1. Enough of the wimpy sappy Addi! Time to put on her big girl panties and deal with it! And thursday's "extended" episode is only giving us an extra 10 minutes---what a tease! But I'll take what I can get cause it's never enough!


It's Meredith/Derek time.
They will stay together for many episodes. ITA with you about the first scene.


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