Grey's Anatomy Reaction: Discuss "Shock to the System"

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Meredith finally told Derek the offseason's biggest piece of news tonight on Grey's Anatomy, as the surgeons continued to grapple with the aftermath of the tragic shooting.

Cristina, meanwhile, reacted in a manner few could have predicted. How will this tough surgeon bounce back going forward? And will Alex finally man up or keep kidding himself?

We'll recap "Shock to the System" in detail shortly. For now, we want to hear from you regarding the episode, in the form of comments and votes in our informal survey below ...


What did you think of this week's Grey's Anatomy?

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I completely agree with you. I pretty much have hero worship for Shonda (and Chandra -- have you all seen the special clips on the Season 6 DVD? I would love to see her on stage!) For the life of me, I do not understand why so many people seem to despise April, Teddy, Owen or Lexie. Is there no compassion for April's corn-farming-teacher-sisters-family girl? So what if she was a "gentle stalker" of Derreck's? I thought that was super interesting. And Owen? I love him. He battled the PTSD, is super care-taking of Christina. (I thought it was really cute when she said he washed her hair gave her the oat bar and lines up surgery and said "I'm a bride and I'm goin' with it" LOL. Anyway, I like a wild red-haired man with a lot of passion. Teddy. She love (loves? loved?) Owen but was good to Christina anyway and taught her. (I loved her in Third Watch). Yay that she has a hot boyfriend now. And the animosity toward Lexie is beyond me. She's beautiful but doesn't seem to be aware of it (a trait I admire pretty people), she's insecure but brave. It's almost as if people want to be watching some kind of "Harlequin romance" instead of an intelligent multi-layered drama. Oh, and I'm a different "Beth" than the one with the lower-case "b", not that I have any criticism of her :)


I'm thinking we're not done with the miscarriage. You have to remember that Derek probably hasn't really been hit by the reality of that statement yet, I think we'll see more of that in the next couple of episodes, after he's had time to process.


@Helen I totally agree with you that the MerDer scene was way to short. I can't believe that they would build that scene up so much and give us so little. I thought it would be nice if after Mer told Der that later she would see him go into the closet and follow him and see him crying. Just like he did for her in season 2. I think that would be awesome. Also, way to much Teddy with the new Doc. I don't know his name either. The scenes with Cris were good and Bailey and Alex were good too.


It annoys me a LOT that Teddy and whats-his-face's pointless scene was longer then MerDer's IT scene. Wth.
I like Teddy, but I wouldn't bawl my eyes out if she left or anything. And honestly, I can't even remember this shrink's name. So... why in the world do they get more screentime?!?! Anyway, besides that I thought the episode was really good. I just have a big bone to pick with that, LOL


I loved this episode, it looks like we have our Grey's back. Minus George and Izzie and I think this season is going to be one of the best.


I 'm shoking to see this episode.I love only the last ten minuts less Teddy-Perkins.This episode has been related bad because that have written there's at the end and no for full episode.I see it only for Cri-Mer ,Mer-Derek and as usually shonda does the scene was short everytime,the last season was on the miscarriage and Shonda shores in the bath a scene that could be great.Teddy was so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!In the last season Teddy has trashed more than an episode and Shonda continues with this way.April AND tEDDY take SO MUCH minuts that can be used by other characters.Bailey 2 minuts ,the chief 1 minuts,aLEX only the great scene with Mer!!!!!!!!! I'll continue to see this show only for the characters that have done great GA.Mer-Cri-Alex-Bailey-Derek...


I agree, the IT scene was very rushed, I wanted more! However, I LOVED Owen's "I'm not going anywhere" speech at the end. With more of those let's hope for the return of classic grey's!


Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh are just amazing and brilliant!!! Love that my Meredith Grey is front and center again. :D I enjoyed all the Mer/Cris moments. Awesome friendship. Poor Cristina. Also love Mark/Callie. Teddy and Arizona are a forced friendship. Poor Mark. I feel so sorry for him. Oh, how I wish the Mark/Callie pairing. I don't like April and Teddy at all. They need to go. MerDer are so cute. But the IT scene that we've been waiting for was too short and rushed.


This was a very intense episode, loved it. Hope Mark and Lexie can figure out their relationship, still hope for some futute among them. I think Shonda cares what fans like or dont, but fans on this forum are not all the fans, or even a majority. I for one like Teddy very much and am ready to give April a chance...


This was better and had some really good moments. The scene with Derek and Meredith was too rushed and not written very well which was a scene that should have been more than two minutes. And it's not Patrick and Ellen's fault. If they would get rid of at least two or three characters, the scenes would be more meaningful with the great characters that have been around from the beginning. There were some great scenes here and there so I say it's getting better, just not there. The reason this show survives is because the fans want it to be the way they know it can be and so each week we tune in. There must be some politics in this with the way some characters get longer scenes than others and seem to be the favorites. It is just frustrating from a fan's perspective. I wonder if Shonda reads this. That's right. She doesn't care what the fans think.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

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.