Debora Cahn on "Love/Addiction"

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You've heard from our staff in the Grey's Anatomy Insider round table, and you've exchanged views with other fans via comments and forum discussions. Now it's time to read what writer Debora Cahn says about the most recent episode.

On the official writers blog, Cahn posted some thoughts on "Love/Addiction." Follow the link at the bottom for her full column. Excerpts appear below.


Addiction. Who doesn't love a good addiction? I do. You try something. You like it. You try it again. You build a little ritual around it, make it a special part of your day. You tell time by it. "Must be noon, cause I'm jonesing for another cup of English tea!" or "I know it's morning cause I'm awake and ready for a hit of crystal meth!"


See, here's the thing: anything can be addictive. And it's not always easy to spot when something slips down that slippery slope from experiment to habit to addiction. Derek and Meredith thought they'd ended it. Cold turkey. White knuckle. Over. So over. Well, it wasn't totally over.

MerDer Love or Hate?

There was a bit of a hang-over. A little no-strings-attached sex. Just for old times sake. No harm, no foul. But the thing is, there is harm. Derek doesn't like it. He wants to talk. He wants to sleep over. He wants lunch, with the woman he loved, or loves, or has some impossible to define love related interaction with. He's settling for just sex, cause that's all she's willing to indulge. But that's hurting him. It's just enough of the drug to keep him hooked. Never enough to satisfy him, only enough to make him want more. He knows it, too. But he can't walk away.

Love. It's like crystal meth.


Even Callie's strung out. Callie Torres, who always seemed stronger than the rest. More together. Less at the mercy of her emotions George's on-again, off-again commitment made her kind of nuts, but she always seemed like she was handling it. Now she's walking around the hospital like a crazy person. Falling down on the job, which she NEVER does. Unable to concentrate on anything other than the sneaking suspicion that her husband's having an affair. She knows it, in her heart she can't deny it.

That's a pretty serious drug.

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I think Derik and Maradith should get back together he loves her and sheloves him its oviouse The are perfict for each other shes "Dark and Twisty" as she puts it and I think he can make her "Bright and shinny" They are aviously in love and they should be together.



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)

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.