Grey Chatter: Expect the Unexpected

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Two proposals, one retirement, and a sex machine added up to a whole lot of drama at Seattle Grace on last week's "Great Expectations."

Meredith and Derek continue their recent drama with a mini-fight, complete with an apology. But it seems that they're both staying committed to each other, at least for the time being.

Miranda Bailey
Izzie decides to fund the free clinic that Bailey has contrived at such an opportune time.

It remains to be seen, however, how much this will affect her life as an intern, and if she will completely devote herself to doing good things with Denny's money.

It also remains to be seen what really inspired Bailey to open this clinic. But the Chief's vote of confidence in her will no doubt spur her forward and hopefully help to heal some of the self-doubt Burke imposed upon her.

The could-be-soon-to-be-open Chief of Surgery position has the otherwise calm, cool, and collected attendings acting like greedy children. Sloan, Montgomery, Burke, and Shepherd all throw their hats in the ring for a shot at Chief. However, not everyone is cut out to be the next chief.

While he appears to be talented (in many areas), Mark Sloan is just not fearless leader material. The entire hospital would no doubt stage a mutiny if he were chosen. Addison has potential, but she's emotional and she too easily gets wrapped up in patients' lives.

So that leaves Preston and Derek as the two main contenders. Both come complete with God-complexes, as well as questionable decisions in their respective pasts.

From a purely professional standpoint, Derek seems to be the clear choice, as he hasn't recently put dozens of patients' lives at risk on the operating table. However, Derek is a pushover, so until he gets a little more of a backbone, the choice is still up in the air.

On the flip side, if Adele really won't take Dr. Webber back, then maybe he won't retire after all. That would really throw a wrench in everyone's plans, although it would allow more time for Bailey to grow into the position, since she is the obvious choice.

Alex surprises Addison with the revelation that he's just not that into her. Maybe this is true, and maybe it's not. Either way, it's clear that Alex Karev has his sights set on a new career path.

However, since the chemistry is obviously there between the two of them, and since it seems they're going to be working in close proximity, it's really only a matter of time until something happens again.

Saving the best for last as usual, Burke's proposal to Cristina at the end of the episode was both shocking and romantic. But it seemed a little out of character for him. Wouldn't someone as composed and controlled as he is have planned out every detail of such an important step?

Like, maybe, having a ring? But that is what love does to people - makes them act on impulse.

Cristina's clearly shocked at his impulsive proposal. She was expecting a fight, and instead, Burke asked her to marry him. But she does love him in a transparent way that surprises even her. So of course she will accept his proposal. If she doesn't, she could lose him forever.

George gives us the other shock at the end of the episode, getting down on one knee in front of Callie. It's so George to do things the traditional way. But again, where's the ring? And why so hasty?

George and Callie have been back together for what, like, a week? For most of that time, they have been busy with the types of things that do not involve talking. And he's already spouting off to her how he can't live without her, and how much he loves her.

It's too sudden. He just lost his dad, and he clearly still needs to deal with that grief. Jumping head first into an engagement to Callie is a way for him not to have to deal with it right now. But sooner or later, it will show up. And if Callie's smart, she'll realize that and put things on hold for the moment.

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Burke/Yang - I absolutely adore these two characters, also. I loved Burke's "marry me" and hope Christina says "yes". Oh, yes, in true Yang fashion, I can see her dragging her feet - she'll string us along a bit but, not too long Yang or Burke will walk! George/Callie - How could he possibly ask her to marry him? Number 1, I absolutely do not believe these two belong together - they just do not fit at all. I know George's dad said "Callie gets him" but, I just do not like them together at all. Put George back with Olivia - she is a truly good fit with him. To be honest, I am a bit insulted that the writers think it was the right time for him to ask her to marry him. Have they ever been on a date? They screwed once at her place at the hospital……isn't that it? She has spent more time with Mark Sloan than she has George! This marriage proposal is stupid and I hope Callie has sense enough to say "no". Most people at least have a date or two before they ask someone to marry them…….. Karen, I agree with you on seeing some hot/heavy sex scenes between Burke/Christina - when was the last time we even saw them kiss? moons ago! Four and 1/2 hours to go!!!!!


I'm rooting for a Burke and Cristina wedding, too. They just seem to belong together to me. It will be interesting though, I think. Marriage is something that would seem important to Burke and scarey to Cristina. Can't you see her dragging her heels and trying to figure out if this is something she can do without losing herself? Then I can see him getting hurt having to wait for an answer. They never do anything easy, so it would be a real surprise if she simply thought it over and said, yes. But that is what I'm hoping for.


Burke and Cristina have always acted like a married couple anyway, they should make it official.


I'm really pushing for a Burke Cristina wedding and of course more love scenes good ones we were cheated by the last one.


actually, i am kind of confused about this whole wedding/marriage proposal thing..i think it is kind of out of line with the characters.. i mean..what does getting married mean? to people, and to the characters on set?
Burke And Cristina...they ARE practically married..i mean they live togehter...they have sex all the time (ok, i didn't say this one, the wrtier on Grey said it on his blog), and she told Burke she is not in to win, she is in for the long haul... so what does it mean to get married? it doesn't really mean anything practical, does it???


I hope alex and addison get together, and not just for a hook up, but for a relationship. addison may have cheated, but she's been through a lot as far as marks baby goes. and i think she's learned her lesson. and as far as alex goes...he's cheated on izzie with olivia before but i think that addison intiminates him. i think that the two are totally compatible. and i know addison was lonely that night at the bar, but she had recently apologized and yet was attempting it once more. i hope they work out cuz addisons and alex= cute couple


you know what?
forget it..i am so tired of the speculation..
i just hope ABC would show us some decent steamy sex/love making scene between Cristian and Burke.. I am dying for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Callie and George will be engaged by the end of the next 2 episodes.. No doubt.


im still rooting for addison and alex, i think even though he says hes not into her, he totally is. he just wants her to chase him, not the other way around. and i think callie and george should wait on an engagement and burke and christina should get engaged
thats all i had to say so.....
oh on there is a clip of a new greys moment with alex and it
its funny :D k bye


i think it is more likely with burke and cristina..
george just turned into a sex machine, remember that :) also, i would like to see a friendship blossoming between Callie and Cristina...The 2 of them are actually a lot a like, they are both no nonsense...
and Callie could become a big sister figure for Cristina..since she is open minded and honest and charming...
Nobody is able to get under Cristina's skin like Callie did..
"Yeah, you too, impressive....uh..not that we are friends or anything" "Silence is overrated!!" see, these 2 quotes are just priceless..


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)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.