Grey's Anatomy Review: "Shiny Happy People"

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Next week marks the season finale of our beloved Grey's Anatomy. For whatever reason this reminds us of a cheesy one liner - we hate to see you leave, but we love to watch you go!

We wouldn't go as far as saying we felt that this week's episode, "Shiny Happy People" was a filler, but it really did put the 60 minute show to good use to tie up some loose ends.

One of our favorite loose ends happened to be Miranda and Ben's blossoming relationship. When Ben interrupted Bailey and said:

Ben: Now woman, I am naked and I look good. Are you going to sit there and lecture me or are you going to let me take you into my bedroom and have my way with you. | permalink

We got to admit he had our hearts pounding!

Ben definitely is the type of man Miranda needs in her life. He is able to stand up to her and will not take any of her nonsense lying down quietly. He made it crystal clear to her and the rest of us that he is not looking to play games and is in it for the long hull. We really heart him and the beginning of what looks like the relationship we always wanted for Miranda.

A Bailey Smile

Meredith was the one person in the most difficult place last night because she finally had to admit to herself and Cristina that it just isn't the two of them anymore.

She is married to Derek and her loyalties have to lye with him. Thankfully, Meredith did get herself involved a bit when she gave Owen a piece of her mind. We were worried that Cristina wouldn't find out the truth - and we were shocked that Teddy heard the whole conversation!

What do you think Owen means when he said he isn't sure about his feelings for Teddy? We feel like something will definitely happen in the season finale that will make his choice clear on who he cares about most.

Oh Lexie! What to do! What to do! When Mark gave his speech to Lexie it only left us more confused!

We really do like Alex and Lexie together, but Mark is in LOVE with Lexie and pretty much proposed to her in a way. It definitely was no post-it, but it was something!

We wonder if Shonda purposely had Alex seem more confused this week. Why else would Alex be calling himself a duck one week, but kissing Lexie so passionately the week before?

Who do you want Lexie to end up with? Do you think Mark's feelings for Lexie are as genuine as they seem or do you think it is more about wanting what you can't have?

Alex and His New Patient

We enjoyed Demi Lovato's character and her storyline because it involved Alex asking Lexie - the computer brain - for help. It's always nice to have a case that seems unsolvable and then our beloved doctors come to save the day!

The passionate kiss that Callie and Arizona shared in the elevator only means one thing: Whatever feelings they have for each other are still burning strong!

We still don't see how they are going to overcome their problem. We feel neither one should have to budge from their ground. We can't wait to see where their story goes!

We all know what is looming next week and for some reason we still feel creepy April will be involved. It is too obvious for Shonda to have Mr. Clark be the killer. He may have the biggest reason to want to kill Derek, but seeing that Meredith is pregnant (yeah, we called it!) could throw April off the deep end...just saying!

Until the much anticipated two-hour long season finale next week we leave you with a few of our favorite Grey's Anatomy quotes after the jump!

Mark: Lex - I'm still in love with you. I tried not be, but it didn't work. And Sloane's gone, there is no baby, and I don't want to sleep around. I want another chance. I'm in love with you.
Lexie: Karev, he's...Mark, I have a boyfriend.
Mark: I know. All I'm saying is that you could have a husband. | permalink
Meredith: Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple - to be happy. Maybe it's this expectation though of wanting to be happy that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try to will ourselves to state's of bliss, the more confused we get - to the point where we don't recognize ourselves. Instead we just keep smiling - trying to be the happy people we wish we were. Until it eventually hits us, it's been there all along. Not in our dreams or our hopes but in the known, the comfortable, the familiar. | permalink
Callie: You don't want fifty years to go by and realize that you let the love of your life get away. So go - try! | permalink
Meredith: You have to understand that it's been just you and me for a long time, now its me and Derek. And it's you and me. I told you what I said this morning because it's you and me, but I can't tell you anymore because it's me and Derek.
Cristina: Fine I get it, but I need you to understand that I need there to be a me and Owen. | permalink
Alex: It's like the computer froze! | permalink
Lexie: The point is - I need to know what we are. What this is.
Alex: We're a thing, yeah we're together. We're a thing. Whatever. | permalink
Richard: A happy patient is a healthy patient Yang. | permalink
Meredith: It's a common belief that positive thinking leads to a happier healthier life. As children we are told to smile, be cheerful, and put on a happy face. As adults we are told to look on the bright side, to make lemonade, and see glasses as half full. Sometimes reality can get in the way of our ability to act the happy part though. Youre hope can fail, boyfriends can cheat, friends can disappoint. It's in these moments, when you just want to get real, drop the act, and be your true scared unhappy self. | permalink
Owen: Lets move in together. Good, you cant answer. That's good I don't want you to, I ran it past my shrink and she thinks it's a good idea. So think about it. Me, you, our own place.
Cristina: Yes.
Owen: What! Yes?
Cristina: Yes, but I need to warn you that this is my fourth martini and my judgment is severely impaired. Also, I'm a real easy lay right now. | permalink
Meredith: At my parties we drink beer and dance on tables.
Derek: Are you insulting my party?
Meredith: It is getting kinda lame out there.
Derek: Duty calls. | permalink

What did you think of this week's episode?


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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (42 Votes)

Loved the episode! I liked all the storylines and everyone did good. Gotta love the kiss between Callie and Arizona in the elevator though! It was all kinds of hot and heartbreaking.
Arizona is the master of compartmentalization..she was both being in control AND losing control of herself in the elevator scene. Arizona copes by detaching herself emotionally from everyone - including her patients, i wonder if we'll see Arizona break in the finale? And I'm torn between Alex/Lexie and Mark/Lexie... I like Alex more and I find him so much more interesting than Mark, but it does seem like Mark and Lexie still have strong feelings for each other... Love and Meredith Cristina friendship! Owen's still an ass though... Oh, and i love Bailey and Ben together!


Julia, I don't think the same but whatever it was I guess it will be a next season thing. For now, I hope we'll enjoy season finale sorry for my english


Do you think Mark's feelings for Lexie are as genuine as they seem or do you think it is more about wanting what you can't have? Honestly, I never thought Mark's feelings were anything but genuine. If this was about him wanting what he can't have, they would have had scenes of him seeing Lexie with Alex being all couple-y or whatever and him having some sort of reaction to it before he made his move. The way it played out, it was clear that Mark knew that Lexie and Alex were together. As far as he knew, Lexie had moved on. It was Callie who urged him to tell Lexie how he really felt before he ended up regretting it and obviously he took her words to heart because that is exactly what he did. He flat out told her he was in love with her and wanted another chance and he left it at that. He didn't play any games or pull any stunts or anything that would suggest this was about him wanting to be with Lexie only because she was with Alex or because Teddy "dumped" him which she really couldn't have because they were never exclusive to begin with and Mark himself seemed bored with her already judging by his comment to Derek in the elevator that "appropriate is boring." Now it's up to Lexie to decide if she wants to give him a second chance or she wants to stay with Alex, and I'm sure if she chose to stay with Alex, Mark would respect her decision. But at least he let her know how he felt.


I just would like to say the show is getting worse and worse everyday. PP is such a better show. I cannot stand Dereck and his arrogance.
I love Karev, he is sympathetic and practical. Mark and Lexie make me sick. Mark needs to grow up. Be with someone his age same goes for Dereck. They both live in a world of fantasy.
I like the old chief but he is also screwed up. All char on the show has no moral value. Torres should get a good guy.
Waiting to see the finale. I think Mer should not have a kid for Der, he does'nt deserve same.


smoker, It's not about me liking Mark or not. It's about me believing that Mark and Lexie ultimately do not work as a couple and won't end up together. They are in different places in life and they will not make it even if they get back together. I don't like Owen at all but I believe that he and Cristina, even with their ups and downs, will end up together.


I think for this finale Mark and Lexie will end up together, She's maybe the one who's pregnant as in the last episode she was saying to Alex that she has fat... or..this is Meredith pregnant for real and Christina is really congratulating her for that.
Also I think the victim could be Richard shooted by Thatched ( but I don't see the point really as it was one hundred years ago..)
or Derek by the guy who lost his wife in the last episode , I don't know who else it could be? yeah maybe Owen but by who? It is not Mark and not Karev. and I can't find out what choice will have Bayley to do, who's involved in this situation.
Too many questions , can't wait :-)


Alex respects and likes and lusts Lexie but he currently is not in love with her. He recgonizes that she's someone he SHOULD be able to be in love with. He's acting like a duck. If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck. I hope they find Alex someone he won't have to act like a duck with. He deserves a swan.


This was a really good episode.I'm a sucker for love stories so I really enjoyed the ER couple it was one of the aww moments of the episode Bailey/Ben-Bailey GOT SOME! :D :D :D :D. The lecturing was cute and showed Bailey's insecurities throughout the episodes which a lot of women seem to have IDK. I just have this strange feeling that Ben is going to get shot in the SF (I hope I'm WRONG they are CUTE!) C/O/T-After this episode I come from not caring about C/O to just not liking them. It was cute S5 where he was chasing her but I can't stand them anymore(sry fans!) In my honest opinion Owen belongs with Teddy I just want him to stop messing with Cristina so much. They need to break up Alex-I grow to love him every episode and especially this episode with Demi Lovato (who is a good actress which shocked me because I think Disney is corrupt) I really enjoyed where he fought to look for what was wrong instead of dismissing it it showed how much Alex has grown as a doctor AND as a person. Did anyone notice that Alex wasn't in any of the promo pictures for the SF I just have this bad feeling that something's gonna go down with him and the shooter :'( Lexie/Mark-oh god my fears are starting to come true!marriage? really? from ignoring to a proposal to someone who isn't ready to be tied down wow Mark. Sadly I think Lexie may go back to Mark instead of being with Alex but by the look of her face she's confused. This is WHY I DIDN'T want Alex/Lexie to have a relationship in the first place I don't want Alex to be strung along or hurt again I want him to have someone to be happy with. Mer/Der- The house is coming up again :D :D :D! This is definetly a good thing for me because Mer/Der are trusting each other acting like a married couple. They confide in each other and that is so key in marriage because you can't have a good marriage without honestly.The "this is your room" scene to cris was so cute I am so looking forward to the SF but the Pregnancy ugh I want it to be true but we will just have to wait and see where this shooting takes them. The preview OMG that is all I have to say


I don't agree with Mark wanting what he can't have. He has real feelings for Lexie. They didn't break up because they didn't love each other it was because at that moment in time they wanted different things. Besides I don't think Mark should be punish for choosing his daughter.


mARK DOES A JOKE WITH lEXIE THAT I DON'T LIKE ME,Because he wants that he cannot have...I like Alexie ,Alex has genuine feelings for Lexie.
Mer is great with Owen and Mer there'll be always for Cri ,but i don't know if Owen there'll be for Cri.I'm so sorry for the last scene Merder was beautiful but Cri must come another moment.This show us as Shonda when she wants can rovine a scene.
Teddy is absolutely a pathetic woman,she is always among Owen and Cri.
Miranda is great and i understand her point of view. Calzona beautiful kiss in the elevator,i hope only the Callie understands that the love is enough in the life. If that was a party...Shonda

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Grey's Anatomy Season 6 Episode 22 Quotes

You don't have any fat.


It's a common belief that positive thinking leads to a happier healthier life. As children we are told to smile, be cheerful, and put on a happy face. As adults we are told to look on the bright side, to make lemonade, and see glasses as half full. Sometimes reality can get in the way of our ability to act the happy part though. Youre hope can fail, boyfriends can cheat, friends can disappoint. It's in these moments, when you just want to get real, drop the act, and be your true scared unhappy self.


Grey's Anatomy Season 6 Episode 22 Music

  Song Artist
Open your eyes 1 Open Your Eyes Andrew Belle iTunes
My shadow My Shadow Keane iTunes
Song Shiny And Warm Goldfrapp iTunes