Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "Stairway to Heaven"

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While fans gather in our Stairway to Heaven" Round Table include Meredith's morbid decision, the possible departure of Denny, some terrific acting efforts, and George's continued absence ...

1. Meredith attending the lethal injection: Creepy or compassionate?

McCritic: Creepy. Whether or not you believe in the death penalty, actually attending such an event - for someone you've known for mere days - goes beyond dark and twisty, Mer.

missingBurke: Creepy, although everything happens for a reason. Maybe it took this to get Cristina and Meredith on speaking terms again, in which case it would be worth it.

iheartizzie: Creepy. One wonders why Meredith would possibly take him up on that offer. The girl is a glutton for emotional punishment. Thank goodness she has Derek now.

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2. Is Denny finally gone?!?

iheartizzie: We pretty much know that he's not, since they tell us these things in advance now. Months in advance. I think my greatest problem with this story (besides it making no sense) is how blatantly they try to string it along. I must say, though, that Katherine Heigl and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have great chemistry. Maybe they should co-star in a Ghost remake.

McCritic: I can't even think about that question at the moment. Izzie is sick?!? I totally didn't see that coming!

missingBurke: Not according to some of the Grey's Anatomy spoilers we've read. Sounds like Denny will remain by Izzie's side as she goes through her ailment.

3. Better performance: Chandra Wilson or Samantha Mathis (Jackson's mother)?

missingBurke: Gotta be a tie. Both those actresses can turn on the water works with the best of them!

McCritic: Chandra Wilson. Mathis was great, but Dr. Bailey went through a range of emotions this week, from angry to confused to sorrowful and everything in between. Hand her an Emmy!

iheartizzie: Chandra. She's awesome. Wilson and Sandra Oh are the show's glue, and deserve their perennial Emmy consideration. Mathis' role deserves praise, though - a recurring character that the show didn't run out of town under controversial circumstances. What a feat!

4. Lexie Grey: Great girlfriend or the greatest girlfriend?

McCritic: Just a great girlfriend. While her concern over Mark was adorable, let's remember she did still break his penis. Ouch!

iheartizzie: The best. Girlfriends show up and strip for you, asking you to "teach" them. But cuddling up to Mark like that in his time of need? After breaking the very thing that makes Mark Sloan Mark Sloan? That's what keepers do.

missingBurke: I still like Mark and Callie better in terms of chemistry and overall interaction, but Lexipedia is growing on me a little each week, I must admit!

5. Got any words for George O'Malley?

iheartizzie: Bet you wish you'd taken that transfer to Mercy West right now, eh?

missingBurke: Hang in there, buddy. If characters keep dropping out of the show at this rate, there's gotta be a storyline for you at some point.

McCritic: Are you angry that Izzie keeps talking about her love for Denny? I thought she told you that you were her soulmate!

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Hi all. The idea was definitely to poke fun at Shonda & Co. for the lack of George screen time. We do love his character and TR himself. If you don't share the humor and took offense, sorry about that, we go for jokes and sometimes they miss. But the intention was not to disparage the man or his fans.


Well, I don't know what's up with y'all, but I for one


Just curious, mods are you making fun of TR and George. If so, that is really uncool as they both rock. If you are making fun of Shonda, though, I fully support that.


I figure this episode was about the time TR got sick and tired of it, and demanded to be let out of his contract. Good for him for standing up for himself. You have an amazingly talented person like TR, you give him some respect. And then all the fans stood behind TR, well most of them, and that makes me proud too. At least TR can know the fans love and respect him.


I miss George. But, as a George fan, I am not offended by the roundtable fun-poking here. I don't think they're making fun of TR or George at all-- I think they are making fun of Shonda and the writers and ABC for not giving George any air time! Mer going to William's execution? Not creepy to me. Right in line with Mer's character-- ultra compassionate.


At least T.R. can sleep at night - with so few lines to memorize who needs to practice. (Hang in there George!) Oh and give Chandra an Emmy right now even if I have to make one myself. Excellent performance last night!


awwww! i change my mind after seeing that! i tought Denny was so great! well no, Jefry Dean Morgan was really great! for me McCritic really hit it on the bat for me! couldn't put it any better!


Drcook, those George scenes never aired, but they were in the official ABC written recap, meaning they were shot but never aired. I just hope they'll put them on the DVD. I miss George.


There is so much they could do with George and they aren't. He should have a reaction to Callie being gay. He should know about Izzie seeing ghosts. Real Izzie would have told him. He should be seen with his inters. He should be interacting with patients and kids again, something he does amazingly well. Why isn,t he? And Gexie was so much better than Mexie.


Isn't George suppose to be dealing with the "news" that his ex-wive suddenly turned gay? That would be a nice little storyline.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Episode 13 Quotes

Derek: She's in the car, she's in the car and she won't stop crying.
Cristina: Did you propose?
Derek: No. She went to William's execution.

Meredith: I know you don't understand me. I don't understand me. I wanted to show him compassion. That's why I went. That's the reason. And it was horrible... it was horrible.
Derek: It's okay.