Grey Chatter: The Tangled, Complicated Webs We Weave

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Holy crap, it's George and Mere... no. It's George and Oliv... No. Wait, it's George and Call... oh, nope, wrong again.

Grey Chatter: The Tangled, Complicated Webs We Weave
It's actually George and Izzie.

He certainly gets around for such a soft-spoken, insecure guy. But it is wrong to judge, after all, though cheating on your wife does fall outside the judge-not boundaries.

George and Callie had a fight. A fight. It's what married people do.

Never mind that Callie's own insecurities seem to creep into every corner of their relationship, or that George spilled the beans on Callie's heiress status or that he somehow always manages to say the wrong things.

None of these things give him the right to cheat on his wife.

Add to that the fact that he cheated on her with Izzie and the situation manages to get even worse. Callie and Izzie obviously already had issues with each other. Callie's issues stem from her jealousy of Izzie's looks and relationship with George. Izzie's apparently come from these pent up feelings she has been harboring for George.

But everyone has flaws, and everyone makes mistakes.

Take Cristina, for example. In an effort to save Burke from rival jealousy over past relationships, she sort of leaves out one of the most important relationships she's had: a three-year tryst with Burke's own idol and the possible new chief of surgery, Dr. Colin Marlow.

This opens Burke's eyes to something he should have seen from the start - Cristina digs authority figures. But if her admiration of Burke's medical abilities is the only thing keeping Cristina in the relationship, Burke doesn't want a part of it.

Now Cristina has an out. She can either fight for Preston and attempt to overcome this new hurdle in their rocky road toward marital bliss, or she can just let him go the same way she let past relationships fizzle out.

People are complicated. This is what makes them endearing and "important," as Meredith points out on multiple occasions. Her renewed take on life and love and friendship is refreshing and long-awaited.

Her father, Thatcher, and his wife have reached out to Meredith and she's finally reaching back, albeit timidly.

Alex is finally moving into the house with Izzie and Meredith, leaving his previous housing situation a mystery. But a lot about Alex is mysterious, which is part of what makes him so interesting. His growing attachment to Jane Doe is reminiscent of another intern's affection for her patient.

Yet no one can really blame him. He risked his own life to rescue this woman, and now she has no one else in the world except him.

Many things are now hanging in the balance at Seattle Grace, all awaiting decisions - the chief of surgery position, George and Callie's marriage, Burke and Cristina's relationship - but eventually, decisions will be made and consequences will be carried out, for good or bad.

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No...No....No!!! No George and Izzie! It is too weird and it just does not feel right. As much as I would love for George and Callie to be together, I like Callie too much to watch her get her heart stomped on by Bambi! Callie is a strong woman, but men are her weakness (I can relate). She needs a man that is going to love as hard as she does and is going to ride shot gun with her when she needs him to. I really do not think George is that guy. Callie would do well on the spin-off with Addison (hint...hint).


I, for one, am glad that Izzie and George hooked up. I've never really liked Callie and I've never really liked their relationship because I've always felt like it's very forced. I feel like George has feelings for Callie because he thinks he should.
I also don't think, however, that Izzie and George will become anything. I think this is going to end up just being a one night, drunk fling. It will make their friendship a little awkward at first, but I think it will all blow over as soon as George leaves Callie. I do wonder if George does leave Callie if she will stay on the show. Her only interesting storylines evolve around George and I can't really see her staying at Seattle Grace if her and George get divorced. Maybe she'll leave with Addison? That would be kind of interesting. Can't wait to see upcoming episodes to find out!


I had always wondered, in a tiny corner of my tiny mind, if George and Izzie would ever hook up. From the beginning it seemed like one of those couples you look at and say, "Yeah, that would work." It's probably just because they're best friends, but they seemed like they would click. Yet, now that it's actually happened, I don't know how well it will turn out, and it's more likely that it was just a drunk fling rather than an actual expression of "pent up feelings."


I think that George has always had feelings for Izzie but maybe was too scared to even think about acting on them. It's interesting in the scene where him and Izzie are sitting on the floor that he admits Callie's concerns about Izzie's feelings and then he adds, "and she thinks that I want you." Callie NEVER said that so maybe he was admitting out loud how he's always felt.


I agree with Celestia. Izzie hasnt had feelings for george. If she did she would have gone after him long ago. George is timid and wouldnt go for her even if he is interested. Izzie on the other hand would. She misses her best firend. Shes also lonely she lost denny, and then lost george. but again its just a drunk mistake, which will play out very interestingly over the next few episodes!!!


I don't think Izzie's sleeping with George stems from pent up feelings. Even with all her jealousy toward Callie, I really just felt that she wanted her best friend back. Maybe I will be proved wrong in the next episode, but I'm thinking it was just a drunk fling-thing.


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.