Round Table: "Great Expectations"

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This week on the Round Table, Richard is rebuffed, Addisex takes a step back, the race for Chief is on, and a couple of very serious questions are popped ...

Besides the ineligible Dr. Bailey, who would make the best Chief: Derek, Preston, Addison or Mark?

Addison and Izzie
McCritic: Derek. Now that he's learned how to be McScreamy, as well, Shepherd has the perfect combination of strictness, kindness and professionalism to handle the job well. And hair. The man has hair that simply won't quit.

Married-to-McDreamy: I vote for Addison. Clearly Derek and Preston have too many ego issues that would get in the way of either leading the surgical department with a clear head, and Mark just hasn't been there long enough.

Addison, on the other hand, is a strong, professional woman and it would be terrific to see a female take over that position.

iheartizzie: Mark's only out for himself, Burke blew his chance by disguising his hand tremor, and Derek isn't hardened enough. The only knock on Addison Montgomery is personal - she's an adulterer. So was Bill Clinton, though, and there's a good bet Americans would elect him over George W. Bush now if given the opportunity. Just saying.

Was Alex serious about not being into Addison, or just saying that to get back on the vagina squad?

Married-to-McDreamy: That was completely and utterly false. Alex just wants back in on Addison's surgeries and I think it's pretty clear that he was into her when they had their "moments" on the previous episodes. Alex knows what he's doing in this situation. Before we know it, Addison will be crawling after him.

Playing it Cool

McCritic: The latter. But he doesn't wanna be in gynecology, no.

iheartizzie: I think Karev is hedging his bets here. He sees how thrown off Addison is, so by playing it cool, at least he gets to scrub in. He definitely still wants her, but there's no sense in playing your hand too soon and losing both the surgeries and the McHot doctor, you know?

Will Adele come around and welcome Richard home?

Married-to-McDreamy: I hope so. That was very sad when Richard was left on the front porch with his little bouquet. My guess is that she'll make him sweat a little but then eventually let him come home and explain that he really screwed up.

McCritic: Adele if I know.

iheartizzie: Man I hope so. We weren't shown how hard it must have been for the Chief to announce his retirement from the institution that has been his life for so many years, but it couldn't have been easy. Even if it took him far too long, he made this decision for Adele. They've got at least 20 good years left, and hopefully, Mrs. Webber will realize they should spend them together. And let Richard work a few days a week.

So we saw two marriage proposals in "Great Expectations." Which, if any, will be accepted?

iheartizzie: Like the aforementioned Bill Clinton, I will look to my most trusted guide before stating my position - the polls. As of this posting, 52 percent of Insider respondents feel only Cristina and Preston will wed, while another 14 percent think we'll see both couples walk down the aisle. So, Burktina it is, then! Still, you can't count out that George O'Malley. Smart, sensitive and a sex machine!

McCritic: Callie looked more comfortable cutting a conscious man's leg in half than she did looking down at a proposing George. Cristina, conversely, looked stern, judgmental and completely unaffected. In other words, she's thrilled. Schedule the Burktina wedding now.

Married-to-McDreamy: I truly hope that Cristina accepts Burke's proposal but I do not think O'Callie should tie the knot. Not yet at least. I think George is overly emotional and making drastic decisions because of his grief.

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I don't really like this episode. I think the two proposals and the whole final scene was far too much. Burke's proposal is normal and well.. I like it but George's one... it's just not working. If you look back, and think about it, he didn't want to tell Callie that he loved her and now.. He says I love you and Marry me! Come on! Plus, Callie doesn't really look like the proposal makes her happy.
I really like the whole Addisex thing.
Alex is so into her but he doesn't want to be the one who is avoided because he is an intern (and younger). I think he wants Addisson to recognize she has feeling for him but he doesn't want to chase her and to be hurt. When she come back to him, it will work because they will both know what they really want and that they want it for good reasons. Even if they won't be together for a long time. I see it like a kind of transition because Alex is meant for Izzie.


i was absolutely blown away by the proposals at the end of the episode. i thought they were completely unexpected and amazingly done. The way they left you hanging like that was perfect! I nearly cried when George got down on one knee. I am anxious to see what Christina and Callie say to their lovas!


Well, I personally don't think that Burke should be chief. Yes, he has been there the longest but after the whole thing with his hand and the tremors and basically letting an intern do his job, I think that he blew it. I think Derek could do the job but he is awefully full of himself sometimes (the whole "I'm suppsed to be chief" line) although I do think that he was justified in being upset when he found out the Chief offered the job to Burke. I mean, he moved all the way from New York under the assumption that he was going to be the chief's replacement. So that has to make him angry. I don't know about Addison... I mean, she definitely can do her job, no doubt about it, and I think that she could do the chief's job but really she hasn't been there that long and that would be more of a slap in Derek's face then if Burke gets it. As for Mark... I agree that he hasn't been there long enough either to really be considered. But everything would totally hit the fan if Richard decided to shake things up and name Mark as his replacement... that would be some good TV (plus I love McSteamy so I have to give him some support). But realisitcally, I think that it should be Derek, simply because I think after everything Burke doesn't deserve it. Alex is sooo into Addison. But he's not about to let her have all of the power. And it's working. She was completely taken aback when he basically told her to get over herself. I loved it! Christina has to say yes. I mean, Burke and Christina are so great together. I loved the fact that it was Christina who finally broke and told him that she was in it for the long haul. It has always been Burke who puts himself out there in the relationship and this time Christina finally showed him that she could too. I really don't think Callie should say yes. That being said, I don't know if she will or not. I mean, it woudl definitely be hard to say no to George's puppy dog eyes. But I really don't think they're ready for marriage, I mean they just got back together. I don't think Adele will take the chief back. She seemed pretty clear when she closed the door in his face. As soon as she opened the door in that little nightie, I knew that she was with someone esle and my heart really did break for Richard.


I am so thrilled for Chandra Wilson. She really was great last year. And, I wanted to kiss her when she acknowledged the table AND the one in rehab. Thank you Chandra!! It was wonderful that again the entire ensemble cast won. It just goes to show that it takes the group to make the show and that while there might be stellar performances from time to time, like Bailey giving birth last year, it is basically a show that depends on the interactions of the group as a whole. Just awesome.


Hey check it out, Grey's just one two SAG awards! Best Ensemble Cast (TV drama) and Best Actress (Chandra Wilson)!


Pepper - I'm not surprised by the TV guide poll results. If I'm not mistaken, that Micheal Ausiello guy works for TV guide. Think about it. The latest polls I've seen so far are in fav of IW staying.


I still say Burke should be Chief. He is the most focused and the most driven. Just because he made the wrong decision about his hand doesn't mean he wouldn't make a good Chief. Derek and Addison are just not focused enough, and Mark is not even in the running. Is he even a surgeon? Not convinced that he is.


i just want everyone to just watch the show and stop worrying about the cast off long as they keep bringing us amazing epsiodes it is all good.


Actually, I just checked and the Greysanatomyinsider poll is 73% he should stay. I think polls on websites such as this one that is the vote of people who are all GA fans are the ones that should count. The gay mafia has infiltrated the other polls on the more open forums with their own agenda and even then they are unable to get a concensus for him to be fired. I am really hoping that he stays, not just because he plays my favorite character on the show, but because although he made a terrible and embarrassing blunder on the Golden Globes, he is now the victim of a hateful campaign trying to make an example of him that is completely over the top. There are far worse acts that have gone unpunished. He has been punished by the media and fan reaction and threat to his livelihood. Enough is enough. His error does not warrant firing in my opinion and aparently in the opinion of the majority of viewers of the show.


Hi Pepper. Could you give us a link to that information? I went to the TVguide channel and could not find the poll at all or its results. In Extra the results were the opposite. "But the viewers have spoken, and more than 65 percent of you think Isaiah's apology is enough, and that he should stay put on "Grey's Anatomy." Our poll here had similar results with 70% or so wanting Isaiah to stay. I think you may be mistaken, but don't know for sure, since I can't find the poll.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes

IZZIE: "George, can I come in? I made you some cookies and brownies and muffins, of course. I always make muffins."
CALLIE: [runs out the door] "Thank God you're here. I can't take it anymore. Three times already tonight, and he's getting ready for a fourth."
IZZIE: "What are you talking about? Oh. Oh, ew."

[narrating] "No one believes that their life will turn out just kind of okay. We all think we are going to be great. And from the day we decide to be surgeons, we are filled with expectation. Great expectations of who we will be, where we will go. And then... we get there."


Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 13 Music

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Song Enchantment Lily Frost
Song Ships Umbrellas
Song Love Show Skye