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Grey Chatter: The Last Day

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There were numerous underlying stories in the final days (and second installment) of this terrific two-part episode, "Six Days."

Grey Chatter: The Last DayDerek is still having trouble sleeping, which has transformed the ever-happy MerDer into a relationship with nagging and annoyances and nit-picking. In other words, the honeymoon phase appears to be over.

Along with dealing with a crabby boyfriend, Meredith is dealing with her ever-present father, who is still lurking about the hospital.

Meredith doesn't want to see any part of herself in Thatcher, but Cristina and Izzie gleefully point out her resemblance to him.

In fact, Meredith's medical career may be one of the only things she has in common with her mother. And maybe this glimpse into her father's life will catapult her into trying to build a relationship with him. She desperately needs a relationship with her father, even if he is a little bumbling and awkward.

Izzie donated money so a girl could walk upright, a gesture that proves to Bailey that she is still capable of forming attachments to her patients. However, in Izzie's eyes, this is not always a bad thing. In fact, her caring and compassion may prove to be what sets her apart from the other surgeons.

Addison is dealing with her abortion of Mark's baby eight months ago. She's sure Mark wasn't ready to be a dad, and she never wanted a baby with him at all. She wanted Derek, but now she fears she's ending up alone - which may be leading her into Alex's arms.

Alex and Addison are clearly feeling something for each other that neither one is sure he or she should feel. But how many interns can be dating attendings at once? Surely there's some kind of limit.

But the main story of the episode centers on George. His father's organs are failing and there's nothing left to do but hope. George's friends stand by him, hoping with him. But things aren't looking good.

Something clicks in George's mind and he realizes that the Chief and Bailey proceeded with the surgery because of his father's wishes. George breaks down, letting out all his built up emotions from the past few days in a heartbreaking scene in front of the whole hospital.

When George and his family decide to let his dad go, his friends are right outside waiting for him. We learn that Cristina lost her own dad when she was young, and so she can sympathize with George in a way that none of the others can.

Hopefully, the tragedy is over for George and he can start moving on, in the same way Izzie has. A lot of things are still left hanging, and we can only wonder what surprises are just around the corner.

George O'Malley

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And, Burke (who is still on the show at this point in time, by the way) reveals to Cristina by way of Derek that his hand tremors are gone. He also tries to help George face the fact that there is no more science to help his father and now he must depend on faith. Everyone in part II did a great job of acting. The O'Malley family were all wonderful in their portrayal of the ultimate heartbreaking decision to allow their father to die rather than suffer. There were wonderful touching moments between Meredith and Cristina, Meredith and Derek, Meredith and Thatcher, Burke and George, Cristina and George, Bailey and Izzie, Cristina and Burke, and of course Alex and Addison. Even the scene between Mark and Callie was touching and made Mark a bit more sympathetic. This was an episode that involved the entire cast in some unusual pairings as well as some that we have come to love and expect. Vintage GA.

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I cried in part 1 when meredith was there to comfort George when he stepped out when he saw his father in such a state of pain and suffering.
I teared in part 2 when George was crying and yelling to Richard and Miranda and I thought that was very sweet how close to his dad he is! Then I REALY lost it when George and his family had to watch his father die right in front of them. I think it meant even more because, the usually querky and fun family turned into a misrable and devestated group in seconds. The 2-part episode was well written and well ACTED. I think TR did a tremendis job in his role.
GO GEORGE!
Next episode looks realy good.=D

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this show was amazing and i cried so hard....keep it up shondra..you rock...and as Brianna would say: "YOU ARE KOOL"

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issaih should be FIRED, he is out of line and you are going to lose viewers. he's offensive. HIRE TAYE DIGGS to replace him and watch your ratings get even higher. issaiah out of line. get rid of him

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You know what made me cry the most? When George walked out of his dad's hospital room and EVERYBODY was there, waiting on him, making sure he was ok. I LOVE that all the interns are so close. When Denny died, it was the same for Izzie. The part that got me the most was all the interns coming in there, Alex carrying her out, and the them all just following her out of the hospital. It's so cute!

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THIS WAS AN AWESOME EPISODE! Although it was very sad. I dropped one or two tears when George's father died. It was such a tragedy, it made me think when his father first guest starred on the show and george went hunting for turkeys. That was the first time he was in the hospital. That day when George came back from camping and Callie told him about his father i knew that it was gonna end like this, although i wish it hadn't!

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This episode was heartbreaking. I keep liking George's character more and more all the time. I was touched by the scene in which Meredith was there to comfort George after he saw his father for the first time following the cancer surgery. I'm so glad she can be there as a dear friend to him in his time of need. Although it's not love as George once wished for with Meredith, it is a love of a different kind -- and so good to see after the trauma of their "intimate moment" in season 2!

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TR was excellent in this episode! I cried for him, I hope he gets some recognition for his superb talent instead of his sexual orientation.