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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.

GART

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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To iheartizzie the chief and adele are not togther ,she left him . Remember in the holiday episode when mer was making excuses for the cheif telling derek that the cheif cant sleep well with adele gone .I think she left after the episode when she came to the hospital and thought that he was having an affair with bailey , it seems like he wasnt spending that much time at home so she left him .

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to ti iheartizzie the chief and adele are not togther shw left him , Remember in the holiday episode when mer was making excuses for the cheif telling derek than the cheif cant sleep well with adele gone .I think she left after the episode when she came to the hospital and thought that he was having an affair with bailey , it seems like he wasnt spending that much time at home so she left him .

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1) "When in doubt, wear the blue tie. It brings out your eyes." Despite the fact that Derek told Richard's secret (as he should have), Meredith still supports him. It's a very grown-up Meredith we're seeing now, and the adoration she has for Derek is touching because it's something we as fans have been fighting for since Season 1.
2) I do feel bad for Richard, even though he was a complete ass at the beginning of the season. I don't know if it's the responsibilities that accompany the merger that changed him or if he started drinking even before that and those caused the changes, but it's clear he needs help and it's a shame he's letting his pride stop him from getting better. On the other hand, he's being irresponsible and hurting both Bailey and Meredith, his proteges.
3) I was surprised, like Cristina said, that she'd start letting a man change her like that again. Arizona and Alex wasn't a surprise, because we all knew Alex was a peds man at heart and I'm just glad that he's finally embracing it. I'm anxious to see how Owen will deal with Cristina, trying to show her that people matter without changing her at the core. It's definitely tough, but Owen's a good man and if anyone can do it, he can.
4. Clearly. Bailey hates everybody at first; remember her and Shepherd? She called him "arrogant and neurotic, in an overly moussed hair kind of way". Now they're really close. And Jason George definitely wants what Bailey's dishing out! It's only a matter of time.
5) Shooting hoops in Derek's office. I miss flirty, funny Mark. Angsty Mark can go away and never come back. He's such a gossip when he's single. I like him better single, but if Angsty Mark comes as part of that package then he needs to get back with Lexie!

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.

Cristina

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

Mark
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