Round Table: "Here Comes the Flood"

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

McCritic: The way Cristina described speaking to Derek. We love the McDreamy one, but we sometimes love Cristina's brutal honesty even more: "Well there's pain and then there's torture."

missingBurke: A tie between 1. Cristina's dismissive [to Lexie] "Don't think. Know." and 2. Mark's [to Callie] "You want a spanking?" So funny!

iheartizzie: I confess, the softer side of Alex Karev appeals to my inner cheeseball. When he was explaining to the man how his pancreatic cancer was discovered at Stage One, and how his luck has turned around, he nearly brought a tear to my eye.

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2. Will George pass his internship test?

iheartizzie: I hope so. The results of our George and Lexie poll are mixed, but I actually think they'd be a great couple. If she helps him earn a second shot at the text and then pass it, romantic fireworks can't be too far off, can they?

McCritic: Yes. As much as I love the Chief, it can't be good for George's career to remain his intern forever.

missingBurke: He has to. As he said, he's not married and cheating on his wife with his best friend this time. You're golden, O'Malley.

3. Should Izzie and Alex move out?

missingBurke: No. Derek might have objections, but I like the residents all living in the same house together. It's perfect for such a coming-of-age drama.

McCritic: Yes. It's only fair to Derek and Meredith. But, please, don't move in together, guys! Sexual tension between roommates is a recipe for disaster.

iheartizzie: Yes, as long as they move in together. Not only would that lead to great comedic exchanges, maybe Alex's parade of skanks would cease and he'd sweep Izzie off her feet! Eh, probably not. But if nothing else he should do it for the baked goods.

4. Mark Sloan: A great TV character, or the greatest TV character?

McCritic: With apologies to George Costanza and Andy Sipowicz, Mark Sloan may be the greatest. Those one-liners, combined with that sly smirk when he delivers them, give Sarah Palin a run for her adorable money.

iheartizzie: He'd have to play a more central role to be the greatest, but Mark is up there. The writers get major props for his transition from Addison's male madam (I don't even know what that means) to wise-cracking, not-entirely-mean-spirited surgeon.

missingBurke: Just a great TV character. Have you met Brian the Dog from Family Guy?!?

5. Should Meredith continue with therapy?

iheartizzie: I'm not going to go all Tom Cruise and say there is no such thing as depression or mental illness, but at some point Mer has to sink or swim on her own. Therapy was great for Meredith but it's a first step, not a crutch.

missingBurke: Definitely. Look what it's done for her already! She stood up to Derek at the end and he was wonderful about it. That is the kind of situation they will come across a million times in their new life together, and there's no going back. I thought the whole therapy angle was sort of overdone last season but there's no question it has helped her grow.

McCritic: Not only should Meredith continue with therapy, she should cease to move forward with any activity that does not include therapy. Can we start a movement to christen her McTherapy?


Meredith Grey is happy. Or at least she's telling herself that.

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this picture should have been in the caption contest...where George is looking at the


I totaly agree with ppl that wish for Izzie and George to be back at least as frinds. I re watched the end of season 3 and beginning of 4 and between these 2 there is a great chemistry, Izzie realy loves him, the way she behaves is like she behaved when Denny was around, so its real. And as he said he's her best friend...i mean such a relationship cannot be ignored, is a pitty.
Mer& Der tryed for more than 4 seasons to keep it together and these 2 just give up and don't even speak to each other just because of bad sex..... Is so low. These 2 characters are the one who most cherrish these kind of feelings so i guess they should make some turn in the serie and re focus on them, everyone wants to see them working in a way, at least as best friends.
Maybe we put to much in this serie and after all it is done in a more marketing oriented way, since ABC needs to gain money. Overall the ep was good, i liked it, i like their group and i don't like intruders :)


George should be on more, treated with more respect and get true love. He has to apss his exam. TR is such an amazing actor, he expresses so much just with his eyes (the linen closet scene with Izzie still blows me away), but the writers give him no respect.


IMHO, Mark Sloan is one of the greatest supporting characters in television history. I can see why the writers of GA love having him around. He says what is on his mind, whether he should say it or not, and in a way, that gives the writers a freedom they don't have with the other characters on GA. Meredith should definitely continue with therapy, and a few of the other characters should join her. Dr. Wyatt rocks, and I was so glad to see that it looks like she will be showing up occasionally in future episodes.


Shonda should stop listening to the fans and start looking to the facts!
Izzie and George had an amazing friendship, and an epic night in bed, and with some bumps on the way, they should be together, at least resume their friendship. Alex and Izzie??? Come on!!! Alex is a good guy, but Izzie is a connection that was severed when he screwed up. The only guy who helped her, cared for her, would do anything for her, was... george. Stop bashing george, he's a great character!


oh and i really think Groge needs a woman! everyone else has one! hook him with Lexi! she is desprate! cum on!


I wanted to add if George loses the girl this time, I am quitting. I don't like seeing bad guys win all the time.


I agree Vivianna. It feels some people don't want George happy just because he isn't their typical hunk and because he is the nice guy. I also think the fact that he is gay in rl is a part of the reason. Peoplem are so shallow and homophobic. It makes me sick. Izzie has no chemistry with Alex. The guy absues her and she acts so lovey-dovey wiyh him and doesn't even care about George anymore, the one person who has always been there for her. She makes me sick. Way to ruin her. And if Lexie goes for jerk Mark who keeps ridiculing George, I'll lose respect for her too. George deserves happiness and love way more than Mark and Alex, not to mention he has more chemistry with both women than Mark and Alex have with Lexie and Izzie. If people would get over how he looks, and really watch his scenes with both women, they would see that.


I really hope George passes his intern test this time, i am tired of seeing him as an intern. Izzis has turned, my opinion, in to a bitch, she needs to be single for awhile. She is so stupid to go after Alex again who is an asshole. She just broke up with George and needs to stop and just have fun by herself, it seems everytime someone she knows starts a relationship she goes after them. As for George and Lexie, that is the only reason i still watch the show. Everybody that hated George and Izzie and George Lexie togerther seriously need to open their eyes. Doesn't George deserve a happy ending to. If he ends up happy with Izzie or Lexie or whoever that will be great so stop bashing on him for who he gets with. It seems everybody has a problem with every person he gets with and they don't want to see him happy. That is all i have to say. GO TWILIGHT!!!


Oh please. I so don't buy the big love story between Izzie and Alex. I bought it with Denny and I bought it with George, but not with Alex. How could she love this total jerk who is cruel, mean and a total jerk. It makes no sense. They have sex and they absue each other, that's all. Even if I wan't a Gizzie fan, which I am, I would think they were terrible. I do love George and Lexie together. They are so cute and just the couple the show needs right now.
I am so mad at Shonda right now though, I don't even know if I will watch. Where was the muffin scene? We get one Gizzie scene after months and the skank cuts it? GRRR!

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Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 2 Quotes

Eat the muffin, Mer. Taste the muffin. Remember. The muffin.


Cristina: There's no way that guy has been living at an 8. He's a wimp. His 8? My 3. I can take pain.
Meredith: You can't talk to my boyfriend for 10 minutes.
Cristina: Well there's pain and then there's torture.