Round Table: "Life During Wartime"

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While fans gather in our Life During Wartime" include all things Dr. Hunt, being the Chief, and the unconventional but entertaining Mark/Callica love triangle ...

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

McCritic: When Callie invited Mark for a drink and said, "You're good for more than just sex," I melted. Let's hope a non-lesbian feels the same way soon and falls for this hilarious man!

missingBurke: I liked Hunt's willingness to take advice from Derek and Sloan, saying this is day one for him as well. Just when you think you have this guy figured out, there's another component to him. I also loved Cristina's classic "RUN!"

iheartizzie: I'm going to go with Richard's heartfelt apology (or non-apology) to Meredith. He's made a lot of mistakes in his life and it's not always easy to admit them, let alone make things right, but it was very big of him to try.

Callie Torres and Erica Hahn Kiss

2. More likely to end up as a couple: Callie and Erica, or Callie and Mark?

iheartizzie: After this past episode, Callie and Mark seem more likely to me. Will new intern Sadie be a better match for Erica than Callie, who ends up with Mark?

McCritic: Callie and Mark. The former is scarcely even hiding her reservations about Erica. Callie may have gotten involved in that relationship because men were letting her down; but Mark is now showing her that we sometimes get it right.

missingBurke: I'm not sure, but I am enjoying the evolution of the Sloan character. We learn a little bit more about him every week - something Grey's Anatomy is really good at - without sacrificing his trademark sarcastic one-liners.

3. Can Bailey be the Chief?

missingBurke: I think Bailey has proven to be a natural leader and teacher, one who leads by example and offers just the right balance of tough love and encouragement. I do worry about her not spending enough time at home, however.

McCritic: Not if she wants to maintain her marriage. Whatever happened to spending more time at home with the two Tucks anyway?

iheartizzie: They're both the best in the business - and have similar problems finding a work/life balance. She might as well be mini-Chief!

4. Should Meredith continue to read her mother's diaries?

McCritic: I don't really care... as long as this yawn-inducing story line doesn't continue to be the focus of the Mer/Der relationship.

iheartizzie: The armchair psychologist in me would tell Mer, look, girl, you've got to put down the diary. You've come so far. Ellis is gone, and you have to move forward, not relive the past by reading her innermost thoughts from decades past.

missingBurke: You know, I thought this was interesting the first time, but are they just using this to create faux Mer-Der tension at this point? Meredith deserves to be happy, and I get the feeling this is just a form of self-loathing.

5. Dr. Hunt: A great addition? Or the best addition?

iheartizzie: This guy's awesome. Just the kind of guy the hospital needs to shake things up, but a little damaged in his own right beneath that exterior.

missingBurke: I loved Burke. He was my absolute favorite Grey's Anatomy character. For that reason, it's hard to see Cristina having a romantic interest in anyone else. That being said, I do enjoy the character of Dr. Hunt. He's growing on me quickly.

McCritic: The greatest. Grey's Anatomy does a superb job of integrating new cast members into the show. Dr. Hunt has a solid back story, a possible love interest and an enemy in PETA. I'm a fan.

Owen Hunt Picture

Dr. Owen Hunt is making quite an impression on Grey's Anatomy.

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i'm sooo pissed off, yeah, kiss my ass good bye too.


cant believe that they are doing that to Brooke


How can we protest the homophobia?


I am very upset about Erica being fired. That was the best relationship that they have had yet. I read on another site that Erica will get into her car and that will be the last we see of her. Soooo I think that she will probably have a car wreck and be brought back to the hospital where she will die on the operating table. Callie will probably get to go see her, to tell her good-bye. She will probably tell her she loved her and kiss her cold dead lips. If Grey's gets rid of Callie too you can kiss my ass good-bye.


Concerned... --
Please leave politics out. Let's just discuss the show.




Because they are homophobes and because Hahn wasn't hot enough for them. That is the same reason why Gizzie was dropped. I don't believe the superficial anti-gay people are the majority but they spam polls the hardest and whine the loudest and they scare ABC. They convinced ABC the ratings were down because of them like the GI haters convinced ABC before GI was bringing the ratings down even though they were better with them together. The people who got Callica fired are the same ones who got GI to end and TR to have no story or romance on the show. All they want is hot couples, read boring cliched ones, like MerDer and AI and anything fresh or different is rejected by them. The GI fans warned you this would happen. That if GI was dropped due to the haters, any different stories after was in danger. That is why I quit the show. I also know Gexie will never happen. The people out there who don't think George deserves a hot girl will never accept it and Lexie will be aired off with the hot guy. Tr will either be fired or continually backburnered.


@ ILoveCallieTorres, Lee, McSmarty:
Great you guys, I' glad you're with me! Can't see how anyone could say things like "it's great having Hahn out". She brings that sarcastic, kick-ass, funny thing to the whole show. Love Brooke Smith, especially as Dr. Erica Hahn!
For those of you who love MerDer; there are a lot of us loving Callica as much as you love MerDer. Besides, 4 seasons of them already, isn't it about time with something new and refreshing. Well, don't answer that - I love Callie and Erica, period!


Maddiexoxo -- If you read the Ausiello interview with Brooke Smith, they didn't write anything as a means to "write her out." They just had her walk to her car at the end of the episode and she's never seen again. The lack of time to properly plan for her departure and the fact that Shonda doesn't appear to have been allowed to address it properly points to something fishy going on at ABC.


If I was in the US I would definitely be voting for no Proposition 8. At least in the US gay people can get married - I wonder and worry that my little brother may never be allowed to marry when he decides too. There are no marriage rights in my country for gay people and it's so sad as JJ says '21st Century'.
Someone cast a no vote for me for Prop 8 I'm supporting it from miles away!!

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