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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George will pass his test! There's no way Shonda will do that to him... I mean, he always has been kind of insecure, but he's smart and hard working... why should someone leave him as an intern forever? (It's not good for his storyline.) Anyway, it's time to move on, to grow up, to be a better doctor! and he was into a lot last season... oow, I really like him and I want the best for him!!
As for Meredith, I have to admit that she wasn't one of my favorite character! But this episode it seems that she had changed, become stronger, trying to be all whole and healed aside her psychologicals problems (her mother, her previous problem with a serious relationship and then with Derek's lie..) Anyway, I'm starting to like her... she took her decision and stand up! Really good...
And oooow, Alex was so so sooo cute in this episode! I know he's a jerk, he's abusive, he's totally an a-hole! but come on! can't a boy turn into a man?? We just have to wait for his transformation...! And who knows if he can't do any good for Izzie?!
And Callica... They are trying to make it work... goooood!
As for Lexie, I don't know... she has to grow up a little! How come she gave up a really good experience (that will help her in her career) just to help George with that?!! Come on... she's not gonna make him like her more with this... (I know it was cute, but being realistic...) Maybe she just gotta experience new things (with Mark??) right now!
And yeeeesss!!! I just loved this episode!!! YAY!


I freaking love Dr. Wyatt. I think that it would be awesome if all of them visited her in one show. Like they tell a story for the perspectives of all the cast in their therapy sessions. That would completely rock! I think that she should be a regular!


what i'm dieing to find out is, DID GORGE PASS HIS INTERN TEST!!!!it is KILLING MEEEE!! what will Shonda do to this poor man?!
love always Syd


I don,t want everyone to have sex. Lexie loves George so she shouldn't sleep with inappropriate men like her sister. He is way older than her and he looks like her dad to me. I want her and George to make it. Although I'll be honest if Izzie and George get a chance, I won't care if Mark and Lexie hook up however gross they are. Izzie shouldn't have to handle Alex being a jerk. It has been 5 seasons already and I am sorry, this has abuse written all over it. She had an amazing love with George and they were so much hotter IMO. As for polls, they mean nothing. All of them can be spammed. Do you realize I was at the library and was able to vote thre on 6 different computers? Not that reliable to base people's feelings on that.


I like meredith on therapy
I like the therapist's role and what she brings out of Mer... it's funny, it's revealing. Izzie and Alex will move out eventualy.... so what's the debate. Keeping them living all together longer will give material for much more funny scenes between all of them, so they shouldn't rush it! About Izzie and Alex as a couple... I've always liked them!
Izzie can manage Alex jerckness she's been through so much more than that! and she also gets him. And Alex falls for Izzie no matter how hard he plays to be. Lexie and George is kind of obvious but it's cool... still I also think they shouldn't rush it. George should pass his exam and regain his confidence, while Lexie should keep revealing herself to everybody... she is cute! Lexie and Sloan? they should have sex and I can see him falling for her and not her for him and that could be a good twist for him... tring to totally win her ... and on the other hand it's kind of cool that the friends end up with the grey sisters... that happens a lot


The results are not that mixed. Only one third is opposed to Gexie. two thirds are open to it. Since they have had no romantic scenes so far, that is pretty good. And on fanforum they have a big fanbase. I just want him to be happy and pass and have love. I want him to have it all. I do miss Gizzie too. I can't help it. They are my OTP and it's hard to let go, but it would be easier if we had some friendship scenes.


I have always loved the therapy sessions with Amy Madigan, she's one of my favorite actresses. I do think she should continue therapy. Always great scenes between Mer and Dr.Wyatt.

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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.