Round Table: "Wishin' and Hopin'"

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This week on the Round Table, the Denny Duquette Clinic opens, Mark reverts to his steamy ways, the O'Callie marriage faces its first test, and Meredith feels anything but average ...

Did Izzie just waste $8,000,000?

McCritic: In terms of patient care, definitely. A safe sex brochure costs about 40 cents. But Dr. Stevens managed to beat out Mike Tyson and MC Hammer for quickest use of $8 million. She averaged a cool million/day in order to construct that free clinic. That mark should stand for longer than Denny lived.

Isobel Stevens


Hospital bed: $200
Box of surgical masks (size medium): $40
Saving one motherless girl from teenage pregnancy and STDs: Priceless.

iheartizzie: It's too early to tell. Having established the organization a whole eight days ago, there hasn't been time to wage a serious marketing effort. Have no fear. The clinic will one day be a resounding hit with the STD-ridden, possibly pregnant populace. The only problem may be if the budget doesn't allot for a bouncer. Once word gets around that hotties like Drs. Karev and Stevens are on staff, the line will be out the door!

Healthier course of action: Taking a cold shower or sleeping with Mark Sloan?

JuJuSage: COLD SHOWER! You'd think that with Addison's track record with men, she'd be able to play the game by now. Come on Addison, you're not THAT old! You remember how 20-something boys behave - play the game and win Karev. Don't take the consolation prize. You already made that mistake once.

McCritic: A cold shower. And to think, all Addison had to do to learn such a lesson was walk a few feet over to the Denny Duquette free clinic. Miranda would have given her the same speech about va jay-jay use that the 14-year old girl received.

iheartizzie: Mark Sloan. It's not like she married the guy, or didn't abort his baby. The Mark Sloans of the world are paradoxical: abhorrent, yet irresistable. Trusting one of them emotionally would be a grave mistake, but why deprive one's self of the pleasure derived from an occasional fling? Plus, cold water doesn't clean out your pores.

Is Meredith ordinary?

Meredith Grey: Anything But Ordinary
JuJuSage: Yes, Meredith is ordinary. She is smart, kind, and hard-working, all of which are great qualities, but none of which make her extraordinary. Who cares though? If being extraordinary means being like Ellis Grey, then being ordinary and having a great career, a loving boyfriend, friends, and Joe's down the street, seems like a pretty great ordinary life.

And at least every morning she gets to wake up next to extraordinary hair...

McCritic: Of course not. She has a show named after her. Then again, so does George Lopez. Ellis Grey might be on to something ...

iheartizzie: She sure is, and that's why we love her (well, at least two thirds of this panel does). Meredith's vulnerabilities, emotional shortcomings and bad decisions are part of what makes her human. Plus, there's a thing called balance. Maybe she's not cutthroat enough when it comes to her career, and she's certainly a handful for the men in her life. But at least she has men in her life. Give her a break, Ellis!

Will the O'Malley marriage last?

iheartizzie: Of course. For all their emotional shortcomings, these two are made for each other. The sparks flew from the moment George flew down the stairs and landed in arms (which wrenched his dislocated shoulder back into place). It will be a bumpy ride at times, but now that George stood up to his McJudgy friends, Callie can rest easy - unless that sex machine Bambi keeps her up all night, of course.

McCritic: Yes. Once you move past the Britney Spears/Jason Alexander Las Vegas marriage duration of 52 hours, you're set for life. George and Callie might as well order matching sets of rocking chairs right now.

JuJuSage: In Greek history, Iphigenia was sacrificed by her father, Agamemnon, before he went to battle in the Trojan War. Is Calliope Iphigenia Torres O'Malley sacrificing herself into marriage on behalf of the grief caused by George's father? Even more intriguing is the reason Agamemnon sacrifices Iphigenia in the first place: to win back Helen of Troy, the most coveted woman in the world.

We all know who George has most coveted at Seattle Grace - will this marriage somehow lead him to her? If it's any indication on the O'Malley marriage, when Agamemnon sacrificed Iphigenia, he wos Helen…

The O'Malleys

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Sam, I am a straight female with children. But I have very close friends and colleagues who are gay whom I like and respect very much. I'm afraid to ask why you ask.


I don't think George and Callie will last. George doesn't love her. His feelings for her is gratitude for being there when his father was dying, it's not love. I'm hoping he gets back with Olivia. I'm looking forward to Burke and Cristina getting married. That's the marriage that will last, because no matter what, if they need to work hard at making it work, they will. Marriage will be a challenge for them, but that's what they love about each other - the challenge.


burke backer are you gay.


So, am I the only one thinking about Christina's ring. I'll take it if she doesn't want it, that thing is gorgeous.


There is no doubt that Addison was thinking about Alex while she was sleeping with Mark. I wish she wouldn't have done that because it makes Mark think he has a chance. And Addison knows Mark is a man whore and that she needs more to be able to have a serious relationship. She knows she can get Mark whenever she wants and that he still cares for her. We all clearly saw that Mark still has feelings for Addie. And I think Addie might still have some feelings for him and is in denial. But she is only using him for sex!! She needs more of a man, someone she can start fresh with and fall in love with and a relationship where she isn't in complete control.. And that's where Alex comes in. We saw Addison dreaming about him, licking her lips whenever she saw him.. HORNY GIRL!! But she can't get Alex unless Alex makes the move now because Alex is in control of the relationship. Then there is Mark who has been so sweet to her and she wants to get laid.. So why not?! Except now Mark is going to think he has a chance with Addison when he really doesn't. Making the perfect lead for a spicy hot love triangle!!!! In the long run, sleeping with Mark is a bad idea.. But this show is a drama series and there aren't any love traingles currently! And Mark and Alex AND Addie are HOT! This is going to get very interesting.. 3 PARTER!! I felt so bad for Meredith.. This would've been a perfect time for Derek to show how much he cares and loves Mer and that he will always be there. And they didn't show that. I want to see romance!! The chemistry there is too amazing to go to waste!!


omally girl ---glad that you thought of that....i just hadn't seen anyone mention it...but it was hilarious.


I want Mark to be a better person for Addison
and Alex and Izzie to get to a place where they belong sigh
wishful thinking as I have this feeling that they are building up a relationship between Alex and Addison... although I do wonder if she likes unreq love a lot... I mean she tried and tried with Derek when he wanted Mer and Alex was so smitten with Izzie and told her he was not interested I do think he said that however so that he does not in any way harm his career
I mean she is Dereks ex wife
Sloans ex love
plus she gets antsy with him after intimacy
what a work envirorment


I was just looking at a clip from the GG Awards where they were interviewing IW and he commented there would be (3) weddings, not just (2) he said...who do you think the 3rd one will be?
Meredith and Dereck maybe??????????Unless the chiefs wife comes back to him??????You know it will be someone that we least expect at this point, so my vote is Mer/Der! I would love that! What do you guys think?


"I can't believe no one thought of the Callie O'mailey thing before…i laughed so hard"
i thought of that before right after the episode when George proposed to Callie. I think what Addison is doing to Mark is just WRONG- at the end when she was making out with him. She's making him think that they've got a relationship going on and there not. She doesn't even like him. She likes Alex. So wtf is going on! I felt so bad for Meredith. It was, though it sounds mean, her fault that she was overly depressed. She ignored her for most of the day and when she finally REALY talks to her, she's back in her old mind, that's breaking away... The whole "Yes!" scene rocked. With Cristina and Preston... and OFCOARSE they have to add something medical and added the toxic blood -hehe- but that was one of the best parts. And ofcoarse my favorite part... at the end when George stands up for Callie in front of his friends!!! he's so f*cking adorable--


OK I could handle most of this episode it was really great. Even George and Callie did'nt bother me that much. But I never wanted to smack two people in my entire life as much as I wanted to get at Derek and Ellis. Ellen did one of her best performances in this one. Ellis tries to make Meredith feel worthless and Derek has a bad habit of listening to other people and taking it out on her. This would have been the perfect time for Derek to speak up for Meredith and let her mother know how great she is and how much he loves her. Has anyone noticed also that these couples don't look each other in the eye and say I love you what's with that. That is one thing I would like my two favorite couples to do. Is it that hard. Also did Cristina and Meredith look all that concerned when Derek and Burke both went down. All I heard was that aint good. If that was my boyfriend I would be running to help if I was mad at him or not. Now that I've been on my high horse I can't wait for the next three episodes to see what happens.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 14 Quotes

MARK: "Aren't you gonna get in there? If you wanna be chief, you gotta fight with the big boys."
ADDISON: "Oh, I intend to fight like a girl. I'll let them kill each other and then I'll be the only one left standing."

[narrating] "As surgeons, we live in a world of worse case scenarios. We cut ourselves off from hoping for the best because too many times the best doesn’t happen. But every now and then something extraordinary occurs and suddenly best case scenarios seem possible. And every now and then something amazing happens, and against our better judgment we start to have hope."


Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 14 Music

  Song Artist
Song Runaway (feat. Psapp) Sybarite
Song Elevator Music Beck
Song Barracuda Miho Hatori