Round Table: "Dream a Little Dream of Me"

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While fans gather in our Dream a Little Dream of Me." Better late than never, right? Topics this week include memorable Grey's Anatomy quotes, perceptions of characters old and new, and the future of MerDer ...

1. What was your favorite Grey's Anatomy quote from the premiere?

McCritic: Lexie's take on adultery: "It happens. People make mistakes. They ... sleep with the wrong person and ... they hide it but, if you ask me, it's the part that comes after that matters. The part where you make it right. And I think you're off to a good start." Sums up Grey's Anatomy perfectly, doesn't it? No show on TV examines the imperfect nature of humans in such a manner. Thanks so much for that, Shonda.

missingBurke: My favorite was Owen's recurring, one-word quote: So?

iheartizzie: When Alex demands to know what Izzie said to Meredith: "Did she tell you that I cried? Because that is a lie!" This is great because Izzie did not actually say this, and because being perceived as nice really does turn some guys off.

She is So Cute

2. Lexie Grey: Cute or annoying?

iheartizzie: I heart Lexie and think she and George would be great together (eventually, under the right circumstances) - unlike some of the other girls he's been with to date.

McCritic: She's very cute. But incessant crushing on George by beautiful women - has he had time to breathe between Callie, Izzie and now Lexie - is annoying. Leave some for the rest of us!

missingBurke: Lexie Grey does kind of irk me sometimes. I've found the character to be a bit inconsistent. I know it's not her fault but it just seems like Chyler Leigh is trying too hard.

3. Dr. Hunt's aggression: Turn on or Turn off?

missingBurke: Oh, it is most definitely a turn-on. Which, oddly enough, makes the show even harder to turn off. Sorry. That was lame.

McCritic: Let's just say that Cristina has far more willpower than I ever could. Yum.

iheartizzie: I have to say, I was sketpical about Dr. Hunt at first, but rather than introducing a token Cristina Yang love interest we are supposed to accept just because, Grey's Anatomy hit it out of the park with this talented, tough Army doc. I hope he's not MIA for long.

4. Which Alex will show up next week?

McCritic: Alex is evolving. But Darwin never said this process would happen overnight. We just need to sit back and enjoy the struggle Karev is undergoing as he learns that it's okay to open up. It really is, Alex.

iheartizzie: He recoiled big time after Izzie described him so glowingly, and was last seen dragging some random girl into bed. Sensitive Alex is lurking beneath the surface and plotting a comeback, but look for vintage Season 1 Karev in the immediate future.

missingBurke: He seems to be struggling to find out who he is. For that reason I think we will continue to see both sides of Alex intermittently. 

5. Derek moving in will result in: A break up or a marriage?

iheartizzie: There will be turmoil between now and then, but a marriage between these two is what we've all been waiting for from the very first episode. Sometimes it takes longer than we want, but Grey's Anatomy always delivers.

missingBurke: Breakup. It may be a short-lived breakup, but you don't think they can really go a whole season of being together, do you? What would people talk about?

McCritic: A marriage. Sorry, Meredith, but I need to believe in fairy tales.

Marry Her Dammit!

What's next for Derek and Meredith after he moves in with her this week?

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Why was there no denny question!!! I'll ask one here... Dream a little dream of Denny, was it perfection, or do we need to just let Denny rest in peace? I personally thought it was perfect... and by perfect, I mean i balled my eyes out..


She drives me crazy she needs to get over it with Mer not likeing her!!!


I think George and Lexie have better chemistry than Mark and Lexie, but I still want George and Izzie. They were the hottest couple on the show and so in love. I miss them. I haven't been able to get into the show without them. If Izzie is rpegnant, it has to be George's baby. I hope george rises up again and is able to be the amazing doctor he was the three first seasons. I don't like how Shonda has him regressing. Where is the operating on a heart in the elevator George? I wish he got back, that would shut Mark up and everyone. I love George and I adore TR and he deserves better than be the laughing stock.


I want MerDer to get married!
Good thing Rose is finally gone! OMG she annoyed me, she was so stupid!
Izzie and Alex is a good idea to some extent, but I don't think they should actually stay together, she's too nice and he's too mean!
Lexie and George won't make it, and it will ruin their friendship, I hope they don't get together.
I desperately want Mer to have her "5 chatty kids" lol.
Also Izzie might be pregnant, I was reading in a mag and it hinted Katherine was pregnant!! Isn't someone who was kissed in the finale meant to be pregnant? I hope it's Izzie! It could be her love story, it so fits! }i{ McPrincess }i[


If meredith and derek break up again i will be so annoyed.
They have been on and off for 4 seasons now it's time for them to actually be happy together and get married!!!!!


I like Lexie. I like that she figured out how to get away with telling Sloan to shut up before George did. The problem I have with a George/Lexie hookup is that Lexie had more chemistry with Mark (in 5.01) than I have ever seen her have with George. (BTW, I don't want a Mark and Lexie hookup. I would prefer they maintain a mentor/student relationship/friendship.) My favorite quote of the night: "What are you O'Malley, a moron? Are you one of those special morons from the isle of complete and utter morons?" Yes, it was mean, it was cruel, and it was rude, but I'm just glad Shonda isn't afraid to use the word 'moron' in a script. It is a harsh word, but if you act like one, you should be able to deal with being called one. George gets kudos for finally realizing that the past year has not been his best. Hopefully he'll be able to turn things around.


I really do think that MerDer won't break up again... sure they will fight, and all that. Have cranky moments, happy moments, freaking out moments... but ultimately they will stay together. I do really have a lot of hope for these two now. Meredith isn't running away anymore. She wants her happy ending. She wants it with Derek. She has fought for it so hard... and she's not just going to let it go again. I don't think he will let her go either. The way she was talking about the mcmarriage... and the 5 chatty kids with perfect hair... and the chatty husband... and their house in the wilderness really instilled a lot of hope. It will be difficult and heart breaking a lot of the time... but... i think we will get our MerDer happiness eventually. I actually think we might get a season 5 finale proposal if we're lucky... or a proposal sometime around then. I also think that it will be Meredith asking Derek... not the other way around. She's going to lean into the fear to get her happy ending... :) It would be fantastic! MerDer together forever is how it will be i say! Just because they don't break up doesn't mean that we can't talk about them. There will always be the chaos that is MerDer. As for Lexie... she's crazy... but soooo adorable and quirky that i just love her! haha.


George and Izzie were in love. It was obvious. Shodna is just beign a big chicken coward. I hate her. I haven't watched since Gizzie broke up.


The HUGE difference between Alex and George is Alex is a control, abusive cruel freak who takes his pleasure in abusing people while George is a sweet, beautiful, caring, warm, wonderful person who actually knows what love is all about. Lexie is the sweetest person ever. She and George make the cutest sweetest couple. I want a George, Izzie and Lex triangle. That'd be sweet (and very hot).


Izzie admitted she made a mistake sleeping with a MARRIED man. She never said falling in love with george was a mistake because IT WASN't. It was the smartest thing she ever did. I could buy your whole confused thing if I ahdn't seen Izzie fall for george all the way back to season 2 when Denny was alive. If he ahd lived, I am sure she would still have slept with George. They are fated and meant to be and have had those feelings for a long, long time. This didn't come off of thin air. The Gizzie fans, and we are a lot mroe than we are given credit for, saw the signs of Gizzie way before they hooked up, and TR and Katie said they played it this way. Any girl would be lucky to be with george, not unlucky. Alex was in love with Ava. The whole I would notice if you were gone show he was falling for addie, but then they did PP and that fell to the wayside. I never thought Izzie was in love with Alex. She never looked at him the ay she did George and Denny. It was sex, lust and pity. But now they are having Izzie be in love with George, Denny and Alex all in one eyar. She said I love you to George, she said she emant it, every single egsture she did while with George and even before they slept together tells me she was in love with him for maybe months and months before they happened. The Gizzie haters may not like it, but before Shonda became such a coward, she did say this was a love story and Izzie was completely OVER Denny. Nothing will convince me otherwise because TR and Katie played this as love. Now in the meantime, if GI can't be together now, and Izzie has to be in that utterly gross abusive reationship with Alex 9the one that makes me puke in my mouth), then I want George to have some love too. And George and Lexie are like a million times better than Mark and Lexie or Alex and Izzie (Lexziepuke), although never as good as Gizzie. The Gexie thing is the one thing keeping me from completely giving up the show, although I think I watched 3 episodes since Gizzie ended in 4.7 and I quit watching after 45 minutes during the premiere. The show sucks without Gizzie.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 1 Quotes

[narrating] We all remember the bed time stories of our childhood. The shoe fit Cinderella, the frog was turned into a prince, sleeping beauty was awakened with a kiss. Once upon a time and then they lived happily ever after. Fairy tales. The stuff of dreams. the problem is, fairy tales don't come true. It's the other stories. The ones that start in dark and stormy nights and end in the unspeakable. The nightmares always seem to become the reality.


Meredith: What happened!?
Cristina: A bus in front of him hit a telephone pole. He tried to swerve and miss it, but ...
Meredith: How bad is it?
Richard: Meredith -
Cristina: Meredith, you're gonna have to be strong.

Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 1 Music

  Song Artist
Song Youthless Beck
Song Wins Jade McNelis
Song Jungle Drum Grey's Anatomy Emiliana Torrini