Grey's Anatomy

Thursdays 8:00 PM on ABC
Greys anatomy
TV Fanatic Works Better with Prime Instant Video
40,000 other titles are available to watch now.

"Didn't We Almost Have it All" Recap, Music, Pictures, Quotes & More

by at . Comments

It's over. For us, Season 3. And for some of the characters we love, parts of their lives we thought we'd never see jeopardized. Suffice it to say, last night's episode, "Didn't We Almost Have it All," was riveting.

Recap all of the evening's action from beginning to end in our exclusive episode guide. Also, we've started working on our image gallery, list of memorable quotes and list of the night's music. If you can help the Insider out with any of the missing lyrics, please let us know!

As always, you can discuss the episode, and all things Grey's Anatomy, in our forum. There's certainly no shortage of things to talk about.

"Didn't We Almost Have it All" Recap, Music, Pictures, Quotes & More

We'll be updating our features more throughout the day, and will continue to keep you apprised on all the latest news from the Grey's Anatomy world throughout the off-season. We've got a lot planned for the site in the time between now and Season 4, and will be sure to keep you updated!

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

Tags:
Avatar

How come no one is taking Cristina to task for the debacle? I think she blew it. All she had to do was memorize her damn vows, which probably were a few sentences long (you can only squeeze so much on the palm of your hand). If she had, she probably wouldn't have freaked out at the church and the wedding would have gone ahead. Who writes their vows on hand anyway? It's so sad Burke put so much thoughts into writing his vows, whereas Cristina couldn't even take a few minutes to memorize hers, let alone write them. Furthermore, if you need to be pushed on the day of your wedding, may be you ought not to be getting married. I hope Burke and Cristina get back together but if they don't she'll be lucky to get another great guy like Burke.

Avatar

alexaholic, YOU'RE OPINION AMAZES ME, AND I TOTALLY 120% AGREE WITH YOU. THE SHOW HAS BECOME DEPRESSING. WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT UNIQUE SHOW WE ALL FELL IN LOVE WITH. Burke & Cristina should be married. They had a REAL relationship. Way to go alexaholic, you finally put into words what I couldn't. Thanks!

Avatar

Mel, I definitely agree with your comment about Izzie this season. Over the past two seasons Izzie had really grown to be my favorite character. I loved how strong she was, how she was beautiful AND smart and coming from her background, had managed to put her past behind her and became successful. Then, the situation with Denny developed, and while I always thought (hoped) that she and Alex would finally get back together (perhaps after he learned how to behave in an adult relationship, maybe under the tutelage of Dr. Addison Sherpherd)---Nothing could have disppointed me more than to have her first SLEEP with George (one word---"ICK")---then actually fall in love with him. Izzie, who was so tuned in to all of her patients, and such a smart and brave doctor, has suddenly, this season, morphed into whiney, husband-stealing depressing girl. There is almost no medical stuff for heranymore. The only surgery she gets is so she can overhear some ridiculous medical commentary that seems to be a metaphor for her "love affair" with George. What happened to the amazing doctor who drilled into the brain of that guy on the ferry? Now all we get is shots of her looking longingly at George (I mean c'mon, it's George---seriously!) or melting under the almost comic-book like glare of Callie. Why does Shonda believe that two smart women, doctors, would be battling over the likes of George? I don't even believe that Izzie would ever go for someone like George, other than as a friend. McSteamy also has not been developed enough. Can't you find someone hot enough for him, and give him some fun sex or a relationship that is more than him whimpering after Addison? We got to glimpse him in his towel that one time, now he's more buttoned up than the Chief in a singles bar. I'm also WAITING for Shonda to figure out what to do with Alex. Talk about wasting all that man-candy. I listened to the podcast and in my opinion Shonda is too smug about her audience and the direction she has taken the show. She thinks she's being "ground-breaking" but in fact she is just replaying everyone else's formula for what they think will be a success. We fell in love with Grey's because it was different, but now, sadly, it seems just like every other prime time show that outlives its own success, by repeating soap-y story lines and trying to (falsely) sustain suspense by never letting the main couples (Burktina/ Mer/Der) find happiness. I got news for you Shonda--there is plenty of "happily ever after" out in the real world, and a REAL relationship built on love and trust and surviving misfortune is far more exciting than the manufactured drama you presented to us this season. Burke and Cristina could have delved into the most exciting relationship of modern TV--a married relationship between EQUALS, who also happen to have exciting and important jobs. How about a relationship where one spouses eclipses the other professionally, as I could imagine Cristina one day doing, and how they sustain their love and friendship through that ? You could have done so much more, but you created a very bleak and depressing show and ruined all of our characters that we had grown to know and love. Shame on you Shonda, you claim to be a feminist, but your women have devolved back to the 50's.

Avatar

I just don't think that this season was that great…it doesn't have that "umphhh" if you will. The writers are trying so hard to create drama…killing Susan, the George/Izzie thing, Meredith drowning, etc. that they are missing the little details and conversations between characters that are so lovable. I think they jumped the shark when they made George and Meredith sleep together, but they recovered a little bit, but now that Izzie and him have slept together I think it has screwed up the entire dynamic. Izzie, a character I used to love, is now one I can't stand. She's become psycho-obsessed and overly dramatic. This definitely isn't going to be a 10-year series, and I'm not so sure about 5 years.

Avatar

>>>This is the same post I put on the episode preview, but it fits a bit better here.

Avatar

I agree 100% with Mary.
But I will add that I hope Burke & Cristina will get back together. But for the most part, Mary covered it all.
Lexie Grey = all around mess. Just a bad idea on the writer's part.
Izzie & George = Just plain sick.
Meredith = What are you thinking? Derek is PERFECT. Stop whining and be happy!
Burke = After those amazing vows...how could you just leave her? Go get her back!!
Cristina = Explain to Burke that you did actually want the wedding. Hopefully Burke & George will be back next season. I'm giving Season 4 a shot just because Grey's is such a great show and deserves a chance. C'mon Shonda, prove all of your viewers wrong & make something happen between Burktina & [possibly] MerDer!

Avatar

I hated it!
I have followed this show since day one & always been happy. I think the writers did a horrible job w/ the finale!!!
We all knew there was a good chance Burke & Christina wouldn't go through w/ it, but after Burke had those beautiful vows...how would he decide in 30 seconds never mind...I was wrong.
I hate George & Izzy being hot for eachother. They are like siblings...it's sick.
Meredith is annoying. She depends on Christina's happiness to find her own? Grow the heck up & be your own person. Derek loves her & she is throwing it all away because why?? There's no clear reason.
But seriously my biggest complaint..."I'm Lexi, Lexi Grey" NO NO NO...you cannot have Meredith's sister & Derek hook up. It's sick & wrong. I am confident that if George &/or Burke leave the show & the have Derek start a relationship w/ Lexi I will leave. I cannot support a show that makes no sense.
I watched the finale of "The Office" before Grey's & was so happy w/ that finale. Then Grey's ends & I'm left feeling cheated. Nothing about it was good. Nothing...I was so disappointed. I went to work the next day & realized I was not the only one who felt so ripped off by the show. Many of my co-workers who love the show felt the same way I did.
I will give the spin off a shot, it could be good. Hopefully it doesn't have the same writers.

Avatar

I agree with Kat (above). Is Burke gone for good? I sure hope not. He's the best character on the show. If next season has no Burktina, I don't think I'll watch.

Avatar

I think Shonda just killed the show with that episode. I can't believe Burke left Cristina. If he left the show for good I will be very upset!!

Avatar

Ya know, I wasnt "thrilled" with the "cliff hanger" but I Love Grey's, and I will still watch it. Everyone says that Shonda has read on all the forums about fans WANTING and NEEDING Mer/Der together. But SHE is the creator, SHE is the HEART of the show. She doesnt have to listen to what everyone wants. I dont know off hand, one show that starts out introducing 2 charactors, (who are not already married) gets them into a relationship, and makes everything happy ever after ALL the time. MOST shows, the main relationships are on-again, off-again. Look at Friends with Ross and Racheal. They were on again, off again through out the entire 10 years it was on! The good thing to think about right now, is at the end of the series, MORE than likely, thats what will happen. Probubly with a Mer/Der wedding. And I'm fine with that. I dont watch Grey's Anatomy for Mer/Der. I watch it for the medical issues, and ALL the cast. As much as I liked Burktina, if they are in fact totally over, I am not going to "stop watching" or think that Shonda is "ruining the show". She knows what she is doing, and I trust her, as should the rest of you. Do not determine you like a show only because of one couple out of the rest of the cast.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Nobody's memory is perfect or complete. We jumble things up. We lose track of time. We are in one place... then another and it all feels like one long, inescapable moment. So, what does it mean? What do we take away? Which pieces will haunt us? Hurt us? End us? Inspire us? It's just like my mother used to say, the carousel never stops turning. You can't get off.

Meredith

We're all going to die. We don't get much say over how or when, but we do get to decide how we're gonna live. So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide.

Richard