Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "The Time Warp"

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Welcome to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table! Below, our panelists break down some of the hot topics and burning questions from Thursday evening's show.

Topics for "The Time Warp" Round Table include memorable quotes, our favorite (and least favorite) flashbacks, Ells Grey, Callie and Alex, and Bailey's old school hair ...

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

M.L. House: Ellis: "Flattery will get you to an on-call room in five minutes or less." I love that sex in the on-call room has been going on at Seattle Grace since the days of bell bottoms and afros.

iheartizzie: Richard: You're gonna make a hell of a surgeon, Dr. Bailey. Lose the smile!

L.J. Gibbs: "God made you short. Who made you quiet?" So little explains so much ...


2. The flashback-heavy episode: A unique change of pace or a boring filler?

L.J. Gibbs: A little of both. I enjoyed seeing the Chief and Ellis - if you're going to do flashbacks, might as well go way back - but the rest felt a little forced to me. Bailey's awesome, don't get me wrong, but was this just Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey's week off or something?

iheartizzie: Unique change of pace. We got to learn a little bit more about each character's background, while enjoying the same great medical dramas play out. Kudos!

M.L. House: Sorry, but it was a boring filler. The portrayals of various characters were too over the top to take seriously (e.g. Miranda's attending, Callie's overt stage fright) and the episode continues this season's trend of not advancing any interesting story lines.

3. React to Callie and Alex having slept together.

iheartizzie: Hmm. So she sleeps with Alex, then sleeps with George, then decides she likes girls. What does that say about those two in the sack? I'm just asking.

M.L. House: I'm glad this wasn't more than a one-day stand. How come? No nickname works well: Calex? Tarev? Just terrible.

L.J. Gibbs: Up top, Torres! Kidding. Seriously, when we first heard the Grey's Anatomy spoilers that Alex slept with someone in the past, this made perfect sense.

4. Should Miranda go back to the braids?

M.L. House: No. That's a minnow type of look - and this fantastic surgeon is one serious shark!

L.J. Gibbs: Maybe just to mess with us once in awhile.

iheartizzie: Haha, no. Definitely not. Same with the pink glasses ... they just scream "rookie." Or minnow, as it were. Bailey's current look better reflects her in-charge status.

The Flip Side

5. Ellis Grey: A big bitch or the biggest bitch?

L.J. Gibbs: Pretty big, but we knew that from the start about Ellis. The younger version was a lot like I expected. Meredith has mommy issues for a reason, after all.

M.L. House: Let's just say that Ellis should be thankful Kate Gosselin exists, or else she'd have the titled of Biggest Bitch all sewn up. But telling Richard to act like an adult because he doesn't drink vodka? Hard to see what attracted him to this rude woman.

iheartizzie: No comment, but I will say the casting for her was spot-on. Sarah Paulson was terrific, as was J. August Richards as a young Chief. Cute little Mer too!

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ellis have compassion for a stranger who is outcast just like christina have compassion for a little girl who mom is going to from a heart problem and Meredith fighting for there little girl who had an abuse father. I call this factor hit home factor


Hmmm Shonda said she would never have Callie sing:( Cause after 6 yrs we didn't know that Callie could sing:( But she is amazing. I loved getting to hear her sing silent night. I think a night at Joe's and she gets drunk and lets lose with a little kareoke would be fun and interesting. Even better if she sang to Arizona. Yummy:)


I missed Mark and Owen in this episode! And I loved little Meredith *w* that girls was so CUTE


may we have a derek flashback too?with mark sloan.that would be nice.


I agree with the unbelievable stage fright of Callie, she might have some fears of public speaking, but I think they went a little too far. She is far too bold to be that scared. I guess we won't see her singing in front of people any time soon?? I was so looking forward to hearing Sara Ramirez (Callie) singing in the future. Since, Sara can sing her hind end off, (Ms Spamalot, tony award winner) She is amazing! Thought they might incorporate that in the character somehow? Callie would have to be good and drunk, to sing in front of people Then again, Arizona might be able to get callie to get over any of her fears. (Calliope has finally found some one who really knows her, and loves her anyways!)


I would like to see Arizona and Callie stay together. I thought there might be a time when Arizona has an opportunity to adopt an adorable hispanic baby...being that she is so good with children and would make a wonderful mother. Call her "Catalina" nickname "Cat"
I could see them bringing her up bi -lingual, Callie teaching her to speak spanish along with english. You can see the signs of Callie's maternal clock ticking, when she offered to help raise Slones baby... Callie is looking for someone to love her so desperatly, and I think Arizona is the perfect gardner for her rose. Catalina, means pure, innocente in spanish. Shonda Rimes, take notes...let there be a future for Arizona and Callie! They have amazing chemistry!


1. What was your favorite Grey's Anatomy quote from the episode?
Yang: Give me candy! 2. The flashback-heavy episode: A unique change of pace or a boring filler??
Eh. We've seen it before with the season three opener, when we saw the interns first meet, Mer/Der's first moment at Joe's, and the night when Addison is almost thrown out of she and Derek's home. It was nice to have Bailey's flash back, and learn the origin of the "You're an intern, bottom of the surgical food chain" line. And I thought the Chief/Ellis' story line was okay as well. I still felt like something was missing though. Can't put my finger on it yet. As for Callie's story line... well I would have liked to known a little more about Derek--perhaps when he kills his first patient (whom he briefly mentions to Karev in season two). If they stuck with Callie, perhaps a different look would have suited, or when she was an intern, and not a resident. 3. React to Callie and Alex having slept together.
"Seriously?"... I didn't find it believable. There weren't any hints to it before, and I think there would have been more of a tension when she married George, since Alex tends to rival him a lot. 4. Should Miranda go back to the braids?
No thanks. She's mature now, and her image reflects that. 5. Ellis Grey: A big bitch or the biggest bitch?
Just a big one. I think the story went well with what we saw from Kate Burton's performance. And yay for Anatomy Jane!


I thought the actors playing young Ellis & Richard were amazing. Definately a resemblance: good casting + I think both actors must have really worked on 'fitting'/ copying the older Elis/Richard trraits, characters and behaviours. Especially the bit when Richard & Ellis meet young Mer & Thatcher - and Richard just has this facial expression (glazed guilt or something) that fits PERFECTLY with the same look/expression the Chief does a lot. Callie's stage fright was incredibly caricatural - to the point of not just cringing but boring/ exasperating. It was way over-acted, maybe to seem funny, but didn't end up funny. Also: Callie & Alex sex: yawn. Everyone has sex with everyone - again somewhat unbelievable and now getting a bit old. Owen/ Teddy and Mark weren't there for a good reason: some people had to run the hospitable. At least that was a good call in terms of 'believability'.


Also, I would have liked to have ED on the episode. He would bring some comedy into it. =D Plus, he's hot. ;) We needed at least one more hot doctor and I would have been more satisfied. =D


So true.
Izzie: Slept with George and Alex. Many people wanted to see McStizzie. o.o
Lexie: Slept with Alex and Mark. Only kissed George but she has fallen for him.
Callie: Slept with Alex, George, and Mark. Fallen in love with George and got married to him. Divorced then best friends with Mark, or friends with benefits. Alex was just a manwhore intern.
The one thing that sticks out is that Callie has slept with all of them. o.o

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