Grey's Anatomy Instant Reaction: What Did You Think?

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This week on Grey's Anatomy, a visit to the obstetrician made for an emotional roller coaster for Meredith and Derek, while both Lexie and Cristina continued to battle their issues.

It hasn't been an easy ride for any of the characters we love (not to mention the patients) in the seventh season, a pattern which continued tonight. Are there brighter days ahead?

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

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i kinda think they are doing the Alzheimer thing because Ellen "Meredith" is considering not continuing after the 8th season (after her contract runs out) but they might continue the show anyway, so i think its a way to explain Why she would no longer be in the show and Derek could stay in the show if he wanted to.


Thank you Beth. :D


Grey's Anatomy is my favorite TV Series HOWEVER THE CHARACTERS DO NOT ENUNCIATE CLEARLYAND SPEAK TOO FAST PARTICULARLY PATRICK DEMPSEY. In an effort to appear 'natural' they run everything together and tend to mumble. You have to strain to understand the dialogue. I would truly appreciate it if they could be advised to slow down their speech and speak clearly. I have many friends who love the show too and have made the same comment. The Actors on the following show "Private Practice" enunciate well; it would be nice if "Grey's" would too.
I am a professional Voice Teacher and Vocal and Dramatic Coach in New York City so I am coming from a place of some discernment. I'm not seeking a job (I'm in New York and you're in LA); I just want to enjoy my show!
I'd love to fully grasp the content of the show and would truly appreciate it your actors could slow down and speak more clearly.
Thanks so much,
Arabella Hong-Young


Sorry, Jeff. I see this topic has been addressed! I haven't posted in a few days. Oops, my bad.


Just Google the words, "Is there a gene for Alzheimer's?" like I did. Here's a snippet from the Mayo Clinic site: "Most common late-onset Alzheimer's gene
While some rare forms of Alzheimer's occur before the age of 65, the most common variety of Alzheimer's usually begins after the age of 65. The most common gene associated with this late-onset Alzheimer's is called apolipoprotein E (APOE). APOE has three common forms: ■APOE e2 — the least common — appears to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.
■APOE e4 — a little more common — appears to increase the risk of Alzheimer's.
■APOE e3 — the most common — doesn't seem to affect the risk of Alzheimer's in either direction." (Wow, when I pasted that, it changed my font & I can't change it back) Anyway, I'd like to add that there are different kinds of Alzheimer's and there is also dementia which may or may not be caused by Alzheimer's. So, I'll have to research some more. From this snippet, it sounds like you can only test for late-onset not early-onset (which is what Ellis had, right?) I know Grey's has medical fact checkers. Surely they wouldn't play fast and heavy with medical facts?


Aries93, Hilarious! I am too chicken to rant as thoroughly as that!!! Totally tired of all the whining (about Izzie coming back, etc.!!!) People take a class in drama or literature and see how the elements of drama are comprised!!! :)


Claire! YESSS!! I totally concur.


Ellis developing Early on set Alzheimer's could be genetic flunk, which mean that she didn't inherited, not all Early onset Alzheimer is inherited. It is familiar Alzheimer's but that no guarantee that Ellis inherited or that Meredith will as well. Meredith having the genes doesn't meant that she will develop it. Unlike Huntington's disease.


The last two episodes have a bit of a vibe of the first two seasons: Shots of the crowded bathroom, medical case as a tool to reflect on oneself, obnoxious Alex, multiple people in bed with Meredith, the Chief being the Chief, Christina putting her true-self on the back burner for a man . . . I kind of like it. I agree that you cannot go back. Meredith is a lot more mature now (which I REALLY like), but they have integrated the new characters nicely and brought back a more normal vibe to the show.


merder4ever, i agree with u, the best episodes are when they focus on merder all the time, BUT u can't have that always, because the show would be boring, don't forget that mer and der are a happy married couple, and the show is a drama series, and since creating some merder drama might not be plausible to everyone, they should also focus on other and new characters. the show needs to be evolved and changed, because in these days, not all the storylines are liked. Besides, it's ok if derek was even there for an episode, last season was all about him (centric episode, the shooting, all the chief drama...). come on, u tell him to leave grey's anatomy and u bash shonda because he was missing for just an episode (and maybe there is an explanation of that, maybe he was busy), i agree with Aries although i wished he expressed his point more politely and in a more civilized way.


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.