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Grey Chatter: Heading Into the Light

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It's hard to get past the fact that last Thursday's episode, "Drowning On Dry Land" ended with Meredith heading into the light, where she came face to face with Denny and Dylan. Because she's dead.

Denny said so, so it must be true.

Or is she?

Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing how this will turn out until we tune in Thursday. But it seems that all signs are pointing to Meredith Grey's demise. It certainly would make a shocking end to this three-part saga.

Rock Star!But back to what we do know.

Izzie is a rock star on the ferry for saving the guy pinned under the car. But she's a little less than a rock star in the friend arena, after trash-talking Callie to George.

Besides, it wasn't the best timing, as Meredith lay dying in the other room, for Izzie to just blurt out her feelings like that.

As much as she dislikes Callie, Izzie is supposed to be George's best friend. Best friends are supportive and accepting, not judgmental. Izzie needs to let it go and find a way to be George's friend with Callie in the picture.

Alex, meanwhile, finally steps up and takes charge of the missing family member situation, snapping photos of all the patients and victims at the hospital. It took him a while to figure this out, but now that he has, maybe it will help give him a boost of confidence.

Plus, he saved a pregnant woman's life. That pretty much makes Alex the star of the last two episodes. It will be interesting to see how his relationship with this "Jane Doe" develops.

Cristina and Preston hit yet another hurdle as Burke has to face the best friend dilemma. Cristina tries to explain her attachment to Meredith, but the best she can come up with is a story involving dragging a dead body across the floor.

While absolutely hilarious and true, this only serves to upset Burke more, although Cristina didn't willingly compare their relationship to a corpse. It's quite likely that Cristina is going through many "firsts" right now, and she's unable to deal with them emotionally.

Dr. Yang has never really been close to people, and now she has not only a best friend but a fiancé as well. It's a little overwhelming to Cristina to realize how attached she is, and that these people mean something to her. Once she figures out what to do with these emotions, maybe she'll stop saying crazy things about dead bodies.

But now back to Meredith
. If she is dead, what does this mean for Derek? He's completely lost as to how to help her. His medical skills mean nothing now; he's banned from the room. All he can do is hope and pray and accept his friends' consoling.

If the miracle in the next episode (titled "Some Kind of Miracle") is for Meredith and she does come back to life, this could forever affect her relationship with Derek.

If he didn't know before, he knows now that he's lost without her. There's nothing like a brush with death to make you appreciate the special people in you life. But if Meredith is really dead... well, a lot of things around Seattle Grace will be changing.

Grey Chatter: Heading Into the Light

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okay-okay...so first of all I don't mind giving myself over to the writing of the story and saying no matter where it goes I will follow...I think they are doing an incredible job-obviously they are effective to insight so much emotions/reaction from us! So, no matter who they kill/keep/bring on we will be watching...enough of us will be watching to keep the show going haha! They've got us hooked, let's just admit it!
Izzie is great-I am not surprised that she brought up the O'Callie issue-she has proven in the past to be hugely inspired to be super spontaneous in the face of death/loss. However, for her to say what she thought may be fitting-ish...but the way she went on kind of ...well I guess it did what the writers wanted it to do...it caused a big reaction. I would say something to Izzie about how she had plenty of oppurtunity to say what she thought instead of being a child and trying to use her sarcasm and plain meanness to bully O'Callie. However, this group of friends has overcome more than meanness together and I think they will work it out. It reminds me of the type of friendship emulated by the Sienfeld cast...it is shocking how horrible they could be to eachother and still remain friends...they somehow just keep gravitating toward oneanother...it's like they know they need eachother...and we keep watching...it's like we need them...

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Also, I had heard there were only 22 episodes for season 3 - so, we only have 5 new ones left! Probably 2 new in April and 3 in May..... BB - Don't worry about Burke & Christina - I still think they will get married - maybe when Meredith is back up to speed she will be helpful in explaining Christina to Burke......I have not doubt IW will remain on this show - he is just absolutely awesome - I loved his scene with Derek last week - I really hope he and Derek become good friends -....Dr. Burke just has so much compassion and is such a great person.....he and Christina need to sit down and 'talk" and find some way to communicate with each other that they both understand!! And, yes, I agree - could we please just have a kiss now and then, hello? C'mon - these two are supposed to be in love and are engaged for heavens sake. Even Derek and Meredith kiss every episode - or how about an "I love you".......geez

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Hey all - Back in December, I emailed the ABC Medianet contact and here's what she said about season 3. I asked about how they would stretch the new episodes to May. I assume when she says "break" for March we may not have any new ones. "They will stretch until May â€" expect a couple new ones in January, all new in February, a break in March, a couple in April and all new in May. Amy Astley
ABC Media Relations
(818) 460-7952 (o)

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Don't most shows go on hiatus during March so they aren't having to compete with the NCAA tournament? Typically, March Madness starts on a Thursday and I have to admit that I'd TiVo Grey's and watch the games live. The loss of ratings would be significant enough to make a hiatus prudent.

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I like, I love Izzie. And what she said to George about Callie, that`s who she is. As she said she gets emotionally involved. She is emotional, she says what she thinks and how she feels. She`s sincere. It`s a good quality to have in a person and in a friend. And even though it might haven`t be the best time to say what she said, but when you are on a emotional rollercoster, you can´t control yourself.
Besides... everyone who hates Izzie and dislikes what she said, whatch it again, look at George`s face. There`s confusion in it, there`s shock and there`s also fear, fear that her best friend might be right.

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Well, I checked every where I know where to check and this is what I found out. ABC shows Men in Trees, Ugly Betty, and Boston Legal are all airing reruns the first two weeks of March just like Greys. Greys will rerun a different episode Thursday and Friday of the first two weeks of March, so four reruns in a row over two weeks. They are the episodes that include the camping trip and the episodes just after it. I don't know if we will have a new episode the third week of March or not. So it doesn't look like it is unusual to have a hiatus in March, but still I don't know how many episodes for the remainder of season three have already been shot and how many episodes are still being shot. I do know Isaiah has planned a trip to Sierre Leone in April. It was planned months and months ago at a time when he would clearly have been expected to be on the show, so all of the episodes for season three will probably have been shot by then. I don't really know what any of this means, but thought I would share it. If we just finished episode 3.16 and this week is 3.17 and the last new episode is aired the first week of May as Dixie Girl said in her post, that would make no new episodes until March 29th. There would be four weeks of reruns. That really sucks. I hope they don't leave us with a cliff hanger to worry about for the whole month of March.

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If Meredith dies, who will narrate the show, and then it will have to be named something else. There are so many problems SHE CANT DIE!!! Not to mention her and McDreamy are my favorite part of the show, :(** She'll live! she has to

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Wow. Burke Backer, I had quite the thought that my comments were exceeding the length that the normal Grey's fan would read, but I am a changed person now and longer I shall write! Definitely agree with the issues Isaiah Washington has been involved with. I am also very much in agreement about Burke and Cristina.

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I agree with those who say that Meredith won't die. It would be ridiculous for this show to kill of the title character. Particularly now that she and Derek have been through so much to finally be together. I do think though that she has to deal with her issues with her parents. She may have thought if she and Derek could be together that it would make everything else all right, that she would stop feeling lost. Then when they are together, the reality is her mother still has the power to crush her and Derek, as much as she loves him, doesn't solve all of her issues. That can be pretty depressing. I think she will survive and realize she wants to survive, but will still have to work through her childhood issues. In terms of Burke and Cristina, I could be wrong, but I think that if they intended to fire Isaiah they would have already done it and it would not be a big secret. Isaiah has said repeatedly that he loves being on the show and likes and respects the people that he works with. All involved have said that everyone gets alone remarkably well most of the time for the amount of time they spend together. He has jumped through all of the hoops that they asked him to jump through. I don't think if they broke his contract he would be quiet about it. I think there would be a lawsuit and it would certainly be in the news. So it is really doubtful to me that he is being written off the show this abruptly, although we haven't seen any statement from ABC Touchstone that he is staying either, so who really knows. I think the ratings will have a lot to do with their decision and so far the ratings have been better than ever. So I am hoping that we don't lose this great character because of the off screen stuff. I am really, really hoping that. I am worried about Burke's engagement to Cristina, though. All of the Bang fans were so thrilled with the engagement and Cristina's acceptance. We all danced and celebrated when they did. We were so looking forward to the wedding and how it would all play out. Now I don't know. I can't imagine either of them with anyone else and we didn't expect the entire engagement would run smoothly because if there is a wedding I don't think it will be until the season finale. But, now, I don't know. I'm so tired of no loving dialogue between them. We haven't even seen them kiss since season two other than in a flashback. Even if he is on the show if they aren't going to develop his character and the relationship between Burke and Cristina it will be very sad. I'm really tired of the bickering. I agree that having two "persons" when you are not use to having any will be a major challenge for Cristina, but she will work it out and have room in her life for both. I am nervous but hopeful for Burke and Cristina, but I have no doubt about Meredith. She will survive. The March hiatus seems to be something that was planned quite some time ago, not something new due to the need for rewrites and reshoots. I read somewhere that it was only a week or two. I'll see what I can find online about the break.

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McDreamyMmMmM,
Since you're counting down insanely large amount of numbers for seconds for the mere fact that Grey's will be on is almost for certain that we are twins!

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.

Meredith
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