Krista Vernoff Reflects on "Holidaze"

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Krista Vernoff, Grey's Anatomy executive producer and the head writer on last week's episode, "Holidaze" has posted some thoughts on the episode on the show's official writers' blog.

Below are excerpts, with a link at the bottom to the full entry ...


Can we talk about the hot hot hot HOT Owen Cristina kissing??? Oh my God, I’m like a fan girl, I can’t help it. And how about the scene where Owen whispered into Teddy’s mouth, “I’m in love with Cristina.” I wrote it. I pictured it. But when I saw it?

I seriously threw up a little in my mouth.

It was SO brutal – and what was so brutal is that Owen didn’t mean to be brutal. He clearly loves them both. Which is impossible. And devastating. I mean it – how could Teddy not love him? Playing guitar one minute, torturedly whispering into her mouth the next.

There’s so much more in this episode – Mark Sloan becoming the sexiest Grandpa on TV and Meredith making a deal with the devil and Arizona and Derek and Mark paying their own hard-earned money to save the life of a very sick little boy.

It made my heart happy, that story. And so did the story of the woman living without a heart for all that time and surviving. Both of those stories were our little gift to you, to send you into this holiday season with a little more hope and optimism.

Follow the link for the entirety of Krista's blog ...

Arizona Picture
Oh, Der

These two did everything to save their patient. Even pay for his treatment.

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Just watched the epi, and I totally love all Crowena/Owenstina scenes


Bailey's speech rather overpowered the Christmas meal. Didn't her father notice the placetable decorations were lacking for the 2 end places where he and Bailey sat?


I have watched this eppy about 5 times to see if I understand better or miss something that made the episode great. Well!!!! To start out it was much to much show to be just and hour.
AND you all recorded this freaking amazing recording of Sara Ramirez singing her ass off and you cover it up with Bailey freaking out to her dad for just about the whole song. That song would have been much better placed in the scene where the heart girl was taken out side. And no one should have uttered a word until the song was over. I'de been really pissed had I been Sara/Callie about that. I did like the part where Sloan Derrick and AZ paid for the tools to work on the little boy. Oh and how come the hospital didn't have the money to pay for the tools? What was it 2 eppys ago the hospital got 25 million dollars and this eppy didn't have enough money to pay for the tools they needed? I think the hospital needs a new accountant to find out why the hospital is always broke. I love this show so much. But at times it feels like the writters just write a bunch of crap and throw it together. Holidaze wasn't as good as the 2 eppys before it. Please please please go back to the 2 eppys before this one and continue picking another of the doc's and let them have the whole hour focused on them. I loved Derrick and AZ being in the spot light. Those 2 eppys where fantastic. The one with Derrick I thought was so sweet. All the doc's trying to help him get through the surgery. They was all concerned about him and had his back. It was good seeing them all be a team. So many of us love this show. PLease don't drop the ball, since it looks like we might just have this year and next before you all turn off the lights and go home for the last time.


I know that Grey's has lost most of its "spark," but last Thursday I completely forgot it was even on TV. If not for the DVR, I would have completely missed it. And I wouldn't have missed much. This long-time fan is asking, "What on earth has happened to Grey's???"


It was a very crammed episode with 3 holiday days included. The new SGMWH seems to require so many folk to work instead of seeing their families. I didn't get any thanksgiving vibes at all.


i thought bailey's speech was just a little over the top and dramatic, however could've been every effective. kind of overpowered the whole holiday theme which could've been focused on other characters too. it was the holidays and it was too crammed. especially since we got no holiday stories last season. my favorite season was when mer/george/izzie were alone under the christmas tree. should've elaborated on the progress in this area...LOVED owen and christina's story line. he's an awesome actor and very good story ahead i'm sure.


I have read the comments regarding Krista's blog and I was really smiling to read the Owen/Cristina fans comments. Thanks to the amazing chemistry of Sandra and Kevin there are followers like me. Im happy that Krista is on our side. But I hope they wont ruin the O/C happy ending cos that would be disastrous.


@hohoho...I agree with you. I thought Bailey's speech was good at first, then I kept wondering when it was going to end. Thought it was too long and a bit too much and somewhat embarrassing for everyone else at the table to listen to.


KRISTA, has liked me that Derek and Arizona they have written a cheque for to save the life of a patient, but the 25 milions of dollars given to Arizona that the end they have done, the chief them has already spent all.Mark becomes me pope and too in the near feature grandfather, falls me the Mcsteamy myth.Mer, you has returned as an ingenue that does not understand that the head drinks all the days and he is an alcoholic.Teddy, if we must be realist must hold still hidden the her love| for Owen and does not blurt it to Owen too knowing that he is occupated.Teddy seems a teeneger more than an adult.


Have to say that having heard Bailey defend herself to her father, and then Kirsta saying she's in a similar situation, I kinda thought Kirsta got a little bit carried away with Bailey's speech


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.