Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "State of Love and Trust"

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Grey's Anatomy Round Table!

We've already reviewed this week's episode, "State of Love and Trust," and encourage fans to check it out.

But one analysis is never enough. A trio of TV Fanatic staff members has gathered again and we're excited to analyze an installment that dealt with issues such as Derek's first day as Chief and Mark's non-stop hilarity. As always, feel free to chime in with your thoughts on these topics...

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

M.L. House: "Trust is hard for surgeons. We're trained from day one to believe that the only person we can trust is ourselves." It was my favorite because it made the least sense: surgeons are trained not to trust anyone else? What about scrubs nurses, residents, fellow doctors, physician assistants... one could argue there's more trust needed across the medical profession than anywhere else! Easy on the overly profound voiceovers, Grey's!

Mrs. Northman: Lexie: Mark was really awesome at leaving you with good sex injuries. Cristina: Please don't cry on my ass.
P.S. Lexie and Mark have to get back together!

iheartizzie: "Don't let the roller skates fool you. Peds is nothing but hardcore." It didn't seem noteworthy at the time, but had me laughing in the end when Arizona actually skated away from Karev after giving him an intense speech.


2. Do you feel bad for the Chief?

M.L. House: Not really. I want him to get help personally, no doubt. But there's no professional argument to be made for him remaining in his job. Derek did nothing wrong, and everything right.

Mrs. Northman: Of course! He knew Derek was gunning for the job and admitting he has an addiction is a real blow to his ego and reputation.

iheartizzie: I feel confused about the Chief. Why is drinking all he has to hold on to? Is he with Adele again? I'm actually asking for real because the show has never handled that relationship in a consistent manner. They are together... right?

3. More unlikely development: Arizona serving as Alex's mentor, or Cristina choosing sex over surgery?

M.L. House: Cristina's decision was surprising, but Sandra Oh's incredible performance was certainly not. What a powerful, emotional speech she gave at the end. I smell Emmy!

Mrs. Northman: Cristina choosing sex over surgery! Hello! What's going on with her lately - one minute she gives Owen up in a split second, the next she's not answering her pager?! Crazy lady!

iheartizzie: Have you seen Owen?!? Cristina's choice was to be expected. But this was a great showcase for the burgeoning relationship - professional relationship, that is! - between Arizona and Alex; or, as I call them: The A Team!

4. Is there a romantic future for Bailey and the Gas Man?

M.L. House: Yes, of course. Do you even read this site's Grey's Anatomy spoilers section, Round Table question maker?!?

Mrs. Northman: Looks like it! He's pretty hot, too! Go Bailey!!!

iheartizzie: There sure looks to be. I just hope the new doctor is ready to take orders in bed. They don't call her the Nazi for nothing!

5. Funniest Mark scene: Shooting baskets with Owen and Derek, yelling over his ruined skin graft, or lying in bed with Callie and Arizona?

M.L. House: The scene in Derek's new office was classic mark. He went right for the chief's chair and then casually remarked on Cristina's near-wedding to Burke, oblivious to Owen's reaction.

Mrs. Northman: Lying in bed with the lesbos! Loved every second of it! Too funny!

iheartizzie: The ruined skin graft, for one reason: as much as Mark is portrayed as a ladies' man and comic foil, he's actually an accomplished plastic surgeon. It's nice to be reminded of that sometimes.

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Oh woops. Forgot #5
5. I think the funniest scene and a great scene, too, was the lying in bed with Callie and Arizona. Hilarious. I love Callie and Mark's friendship.


1. Fave Quote: When Cristina told Owen she loves him more than she loved Burke! Crowena FTW!
2. The Chief: Yes, I do. But he's an alcoholic. He needs to go to rehab. I feel bad for him because Derek basically stabbed him in the back.
3. Cristina choosing sex over surgeries. Whoa. Surgeries are, like, her life, her livelihood. Her meth. Haha. She even said that she would pick surgery over love. Even though it wasn't all love. It was hard, rough... with caveman Owen. =]
4. I definitely see that. Did you not watch the O.R. scene? Flirty, flirty, flirty! The Nazi needs some loving. The Gas Man can give her that. =)


Ok here I go and I think I am going some are going to "hate" my post. First let me start by saying that I really loved the Chris/Owen couple as much as Lexie/Sloan. However....(here I go...)
This past two weeks made me realized that really the age difference between Lexie and Sloan is just too much. I mean, Lexie a grandma? Come on! I really, truly love them together but that episode was pretty much an eye opener. Maybe they can hook up Lexie with Jax and Sloan with Teddy. I mean Teddy and Jax need a love interest, don't you think? Now going back to Teddy/Owen/Cristina deal. I really love Chris and Owen but although I do like the fact that he is a "manly" man, taking charge an all, I think his personality is not what Chris needs. Like she says, he is becoming another Burke and she lost too much with him. So I am not sure I like this anymore. I have to say that it does not help the fact that they don't make her look like a person that would actually fall in love, they make her seem like a robot, all about surgery. I mean, I really thought she was into Owen and then last week she blurted that to Teddy, you can have him? She does not love him, maybe lust, who knows but I also don't think he loves her. I think he is trying to believe he does and that is a reason for avoiding Teddy.


Whats happening to Izzie? When will she be back? She's not gone for good, right??


1. What was your favorite Grey's Anatomy quote from the episode?
I always love Derek's voice over and lines. To choose one... Maybe the one on the locker room. "I don't expect to win your trust overnight. But I want each of you to know you have mine." Because that represents what he is most: caring about people. They have been afraid for so long. No leadership no safe place. This line represents what Derek can do different. To disseminate trust. 2. Do you feel bad for the Chief?
Of course I feel bad for him. He's lost and, alone. Thinking about his life I bet he left Ellis cause he was afraid of her. He wasn't secure enough to stay with a woman more gifted than him. He'd focus his life on work and left his personal life on hold. Ellis wouldn't have allowed him to do that. When the rank drops and he didn't success to make the hospital back at what it was before he went back to alcohol.
Derek was his student, his pupil long time ago. But Derek is a grown up now. Capable of confront him and point his mistakes. Bailey did that too. But she's a woman, she's young, even if she's the Nazi, she isn't ready to takes his place as chief. Derek is. That's why Richard was so angry and intimidated. Derek wanted the job. But for Richard the worst was Derek being able to take his job and do better. Accomplish what Richard had failed to do. That's why their relationship is so difficult now. 3. More unlikely development: Arizona serving as Alex's mentor, or Cristina choosing sex over surgery?
Arizona and Alex was a matter of time. Since Addison we know Karev is good in Peds. Team A! Perfect!
Since Burke we saw Cristina was able to love. To make sacrifices for love. The point is she was giving pieces of her. That's not good. She a very unusual person. So it's difficult to be with or to love people in a standard way. I think she still needs to find a person right for her. Someone who didn't need to take pieces of her. Someone who loves her for who she is. Choosing surgery over sex. And that's not Owen. 4. Is there a romantic future for Bailey and the Gas Man?
I hope so. He's handsome and wasn't afraid of her. 5. Funniest Mark scene: Shooting baskets with Owen and Derek, yelling over his ruined skin graft, or lying in bed with Callie and Arizona?
Mark is always funny! He's being so immature! Even more funny! The last scene was the best one. I miss George!!!!!!!!!


The scene with Mark lying in bed with Callie and Arizona reminded me of the good ole days with Mer, Izzie, and George :-(


"Mrs. Northman: Lexie: Mark was really awesome at leaving you with good sex injuries. Cristina: Please don't cry on my ass.
P.S. Lexie and Mark have to get back together!" P.S. I agree! If there's one thing you can always count on me doing, it's talking about Mark and Lexie. And I gotta say, when and I do mean when, Mark and Lexie get back together...are they going to have scenes as steamy as Yang and Hunt? Seriously! McSteamy here. Why does he get to be McSteamin' it with everyone else but Lexie? So, that should be on the list. Steamy M/L scenes. Just saying...


1. Derek's final VO about honoring Richard's legacy. It was beautiful. 2. Yes. Despite all of his crap and the rest, he is sick. He has a disease and having to face it...can't be easy. Especially with his career on the line. 3. Even though Arizona/Alex was a given (by the Addison foreshadowing) it was very gratifying to watch it. I cheered when Alex got it right. Makes me proud. 4. Bailey and the Gas Man sitting in a tree...wait, does that mean that there's another character added? Oy. For Bailey, I think I can take it. 5. Mark in Derek's office BY FAR! Straight to the chair. I love their bickering. And Hunt dumbfounded about the whole thing. More Mark and Derek, I say.


Last Night's episode was awesome!!!I love Cristina's speech at the end of the episode, it was really touching. I love Owen and Cristina together they complete each other which is nice. I also REALLY want Lexie and Mark to get back i really hope they do, they're great together.


ooopsss didnt mean to post the first one , sorry.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 6 Episode 13 Quotes

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.


[lying with Callie and Arizona] This isn't gonna work for me ...