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Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked"

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Welcome to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table discussion! Below, our panelists break down some of the burning questions we're left with after Thursday night.

Topics for our "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" Round Table include Derek going too far (or not), Alex and Izzie being over (or not) and a whole lot more:

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

M.L. House: Arizona and Lexie drooling over how Mark can "make anything sexy." You can say that again, ladies! Better yet, don't say a word: just show it.

Mrs. Northman: Meredith: "Number one rule of surgery is limit exposure. Keep your hands clean, your incisions small, and your wounds covered. Number two rule of surgery is when rule number one stops working, try something else. Because sometimes you can't limit exposure, sometimes the injury is so bad you have to cut, and cut big." Gotta love Mer's words of wisdom.

iheartizzie: Owen: "People do matter. I matter. We matter."

L.J. Gibbs: AZ: "I have a cure for a headache that doesn't involve coffee." Wowza.

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2. Do you agree with how Derek handled things with the Chief?

L.J. Gibbs: I do. The end justifies the means as far as I'm concerned, and someone had to intervene. Derek may be unpopular, but Bailey's major concerns about the Chief and Owen's rationale for doing what saves the most lives tell you everything you need to know.

Mrs. Northman: No! I thought McDreamy would've been more sensitive to the Chief, but at the end you see he handled it the way he did for his own selfish reasons. And I mean, really what do you think would have happened by pouring a glass of alcohol and placing it in front of a drunk. That's just mean.

M.L. House: Yes. It was adorable for Meredith to yell "Post-It" and everything, but let's be real: Richard was putting lives in danger and you can't solve marital disputes by just saying the words "marriage certificate."

iheartizzie: That's not easily answered. He obviously had concerns about Richard anyway, and was right to step in on behalf of patients who could be at risk. But Derek was clearly bitter on a personal level as well, and overstepped his boundaries with the alcohol stunt.

3. Can Cristina and Owen's strained relationship survive?

Mrs. Northman: I definitely believe that Cristina and Owen's relationship will survive this. C'mon people! It survived him almost killing her, it can survive this.

iheartizzie: Gosh I hope so. They have some of the best chemistry on all of TV, and lately, Sandra Oh is turning in Emmy-worthy material on a weekly basis.

M.L. House: It's not a question of surviving. It's a question of how much hotter it can get! If that make-out session is the result of a "strain" on a relationship, I've gotta go tell some dude he can have my wife!

L.J. Gibbs: Unclear. I'm still very worried about this Teddy girl and her motives.

4. Will - and should - Izzie and Alex get back together?

M.L. House: No, they will not. No, they should not. Alex said it well last night: Go away, Izzie, and never come back.

L.J. Gibbs: Maybe I'm in the minority but I think they have always been great together and will eventually find their way back to each other, even if happily ever after is a long way off.

iheartizzie: Here's the thing. I heart Izzie like no other, but we've already been through a full season of debating whether she'll be gone (in a different way) within a matter of months ... Enough! Let's get some resolution one way or another here!

Mrs. Northman: I don't think Izzie and Alex should get back together. It's like beating a dead horse. Let him move on to Lexie or someone else and let Izzie leave the show already!

5. Did Mark overreact to Lexie's confession?

L.J. Gibbs: He did, however in his defense, Lexie broke up with him prior to that. He found comfort in Addie, and while she did the same with Karev, he clearly views it differently.

iheartizzie: Perhaps. I can't decide if Mark's history with Addison and genuine (albeit short-lived) interest in moving to L.A. to be with her makes his dalliances better or worse.

M.L. House: Yes, but it was a natural overreaction. He probably went home and knew he invoked a pretty basic double standard, but who among us hasn't been guilty of that?

Mrs. Northman: Hmm... I go back and forth with this one. He did sleep with Addison as well - and they have a huge history together, but Lexie did break up with him right before his daughter was about to have a very risky surgery, then slept with Alex that same night. That's pretty cold. So, my final answer would be no. I guess he kind of had a right to be that mad.

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anuflas i disagree. derek wasn't even going to call mer. and there's no der without mer anymore.
the chief brought him back by convincing him to talk to mer. that's how i see it anyway :)

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Thanks anuflas. I think Der's gonna hate the job too. I think Mark held Lex as his ideal example, and now she's mortal like him sleeping around (even though they'd finished). Perhaps he's not had a woman like that before. The age difference will always be there, no working around it, they want different things cos Mark's acting like a father of a teenager.

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jude, I doubt it. JPJ is still on the show, so I imagine that he'll get his job back when he is back on his feet. Derek won't want to be Chief forever (I have a feeling he'll hate it). inka, The Chief convinced Derek to call Meredith, not to come back. Meredith convinced Derek to come back because she can't love someone who can turn his back on such a gift. According to press releases and promo pics, it looks like even as Chief, Derek is still trying to get Richard some help.

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Few more observations:
1. Teddy & Owen @ Joe's wtf's up with altman going all martyr and crawling and being everything but a good man in a storm?!?!! thumbs down, shonda. it insults her character. and i really like teddy altman. she made burke's image fade far behind the horizon. brilliant performance, owen. the awe on his face was almost touchable. 2. the chief & derek being an ass to each other not that long ago, when derek's pregnant patient died and derek was in his dark & twisties, it was the chief who brought him back. not mer, not his fellow surgeons, the chief of surgery. a big big big NO NO for derek on this one. --- to be continued ---

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1. What was your favorite Grey's Anatomy quote from the episode?
"I am calling post-it! Because I told a secret about my friend to my husband! My husband, Derek, not the chief of neuro-surgery, which I have to be able to do! So the rules of post-it clearly prevail.!." wtg shonda! regardless of both of them being selfish to the bone - they are two peas in a pot. and they know that. have always known that. will always know that. and we know it too. and we love it.

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5. Did Mark overreact to Lexie's confession?
Absolutely yes. Yes, he did sleep with Addison and yes, she slept with Karev, and yes, she did leave him ... but ... but!! ... he chose Sloan over Lexie ... so a big NO NO for Mark here ...

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1. What was your favorite Grey's Anatomy quote from the episode?
"I have chicken pox between my butt cheeks." I think the entire scene with Callie and Lexie dealing with the pox was funny. There were tons of great lines in this epi.
2. Do you agree with how Derek handled things with the Chief?
Derek had to step up, I personally believe he was obligated as an attending physician, as a leader in the hospital to take a stand when he knows something is wrong with the hospital current leader. I do not believe that Meredith and Derek handled it well amongst themselves. Maybe the Chief deserved an intervention, he has been around mentoring and leading this group for years, maybe he deserved Derek doing more than putting a drink in his face and walking out the door. Owen’s utilitarianism view point is flawed, but valid in the world of a hospital. Someone has to make the hard decisions, and the Chief was in a position to do more damage than good, and needed to be removed.
3. Can Cristina and Owen's strained relationship survive?
I believe so, I think they are both willing to deal with the flaws of the other person.
4. Will - and should - Izzie and Alex get back together?
I am a on again off again fan of this relationship. But since watching Alex grow up, and watching Izzie overcome some serious challenges, I think they are good for each other.
5. Did Mark overreact to Lexie's confession?
No, the two events were not equal. I am a woman and I understand the double standard is blatant, but we have also seen Mark go from a womanizing freak to being settled into his relationship with Lexie. While Lexie has her problems, overall she is a good wholesome sweet person and up until now Mark has only had to deal with the super sweet perfect Lexie. Mark was going through a lot of difficult stuff at once time and while you can blame Lexie’s indiscretion on age, she did something very selfish. At the time they were broken up, so neither cheated, it was more a matter of how little I matter that you turned around and immediately slept with someone else. I guess that can apply to both of them, but for Lexie to stoop that low, it was just painful for Mark, he didn’t expect it.

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Plz did the chief actually get fired? Has anyone any links to the Mark and Lexie scene where they both own up to sleeping with someone else? I keep looking without any luck

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Okay so i could probably quote the whole episode as my favorite there were just SO many great lines From Callie and Arizona: " i have a cure for a headache that doesnt involve coffee", " take off my gauze paws", i have pox between my buttcheeks" " i find her miraculous, breathtakingly stunning" From Cristina and Owen: " people do matter, i matter, we matter, you dont get to toss me aside" Izzie and Alex: " Iz: " can you hold my hand?" Alex: " i cant reach your hand, i can hold your foot..." " i deserve better" Lexie: " we've done it before, it was recycling it was like good for the enviroment or something" Meredith and Derek: " Post-it!" haha this was a GREAT episode, as for the other questions... i dont know i guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens

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1. People Matter, I matter, we matter
2. I think he could've tried to get the old chief out, I know he tried but i think he should've tried harder to help him instead of helping everyone else, including himself.
3. I think that somethings broken there and that Izzie's coming and going is starting to get ridiculous. If she's staying she's staying...but enough of the swaying.
4. Yes, but I understand where he's coming from. I mean, when he's talking to Callie about telling Lexie he's like..."how do you not tell her? Leaxie...she's just so good."
I think he was so surprised that she did something bad that he just didn't know how to react.

Grey's Anatomy Season 6 Episode 12 Quotes

(narrating) Number one rule of surgery is limit exposure. Keep your hands clean, your incisions small, and your wounds covered. Number two rule of surgery is when rule number one stops working, try something else. Because sometimes you can't limit exposure, sometimes the injury is so bad you have to cut, and cut big.

Meredith

(narrating) In surgery, the healing process begins with a cut, an incision, the tearing of flesh. We have to damage the healthy flesh in order to expose the unhealthy. It feels cruel and against common sense, but it works. You risk exposure for the sake of healing, and when it's over, once the incision has been closed, you wait. You wait and hope that your patient will heal. That you haven't in fact, just made everything worse.

Meredith