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Grey's Anatomy Review: "Slow Night, So Long"

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It was extremely entertaining watching Cristina switch careers and enter into the bartending world on last night’s episode “Slow Night, So Long.”

So far this season, Cristina has yet to let me down in terms of bringing it each week. I really wish she would get over her issues and return to being the doctor we all know and love, but until then, this week did bring in some light humor and laughs.

Cristina the Mixologist

Joe's face says it all.

The group goes to Joe’s to celebrate Derek’s grant and they find Cristina behind the bar wearing more make-up than I’ve ever seen her wear. Everyone is shocked, but Derek is the most concerned, feeling responsible for his demise and unable to enjoy his own victory.

But, just because Derek isn’t having a grand ol' time, doesn’t mean any of the rest of them aren’t boozing it up. Bailey and Teddy decide to let it all go and drink their problems away. They both end up back at the hospital because they're too drunk to drive home.

This leads Bailey and April to an unusual shared moment. Bailey opens up to April and tells her not to just give it up to any Alex, but to wait for a guy that’s worth it. Of course, April now believes they will be the best of friends, but Bailey shuts that down right away. 

Meanwhile, Callie just wants to get over Arizona. Mark tells her maybe she should just clean the pallet and start fresh. Who expected to find these two back in the sack?

From the look on Callie’s face in the morning, the sorbet, so to speak, didn’t change anything. In fact, it looks like it only made things more confusing and awkward for her.

If and when Callie and Arizona get back together, how will she explain this situation?

Calliope and Mark

This is going to be awkward now ...

Jackson is still dealing with the emotional trauma by screaming out in the middle of the night. Lexie tries to get him to open up about his issues, but he snaps at her. Thankfully, by the end of the episode he kind of lets her in by telling her:

Jackson: Just tell them that he's gonna feel pretty awful. That he lived and his brother died. That every time he feels glad to be alive, he'll hate himself for it. Just tell them to look out for it. He won't want to talk about it, but he'll be glad they know. | permalink

Just tell them that he’s gonna feel pretty awful. That he lived and his brother died. That every time he feels glad to be alive, he’ll hate himself for it. Just tell them to look out for it. He won’t want to talk about it, but he’ll be glad they know.

I was happy to see that Meredith didn’t wait to hear back from Dr. Stark. He in no way shape or form is able to fill Arizona’s loving and caring shoes. Who knows whether or not her patient would have survived if she and Alex didn’t dive head first into surgery on her patient?

It was strange that Joe let Cristina get as drunk as she did, even if he fired her beforehand. The patrons of the bar loved the stripper moves, but I was shocked that Owen wasn’t more upset that his new wife was dancing all up on some other guy.

Overall, I did find this episode to be pretty hilarious. With all the normal seriousness, it’s nice to see some funny drunk moments.

One final thought that my lovely man pointed out to me: why do they all still live in the same house? I get Izzie and George, but that was bygones ago! It’s time for Lexie, April, Alex, and Jackson to fly the coop and let these two lovebirds get their privacy back.

Since we have a two-week turkey break, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here are a few of my favorite Grey’s Anatomy quotes from last night:

Meredith: Good morning.
Derek: Goodnight. | permalink
Meredith: Remember when the chief said only two of us would make it?
Alex and Meredith: I thought it would be me and Cristina. | permalink
Meredith: Under the cover of darkness, people do things they never do under the harsh glare of day. Decisions feel wiser. People feel older. But, when the sun rises, you have to take responsibility for what you did in the dark. And face yourself under the cold harsh light of day. | permalink
Jackson: Just tell them that he's gonna feel pretty awful. That he lived and his brother died. That every time he feels glad to be alive, he'll hate himself for it. Just tell them to look out for it. He won't want to talk about it, but he'll be glad they know. | permalink
Mark: Water?
Callie: I want sorbet.
Mark: Sweet tooth? I think I've got cookies around here somewhere. Oh. Oh. Really?
Callie: Really. | permalink
Derek: (about Cristina) If she's going to act like a stripper, I'm going to act like a bouncer. | permalink
Teddy: Crap! I'm really drunk. | permalink
Bailey: Young people need love too. | permalink
April: Dr. Bailey! Ugh! I'm so glad you're here.
Bailey: I'm not here. You don't see me. I just need a nap before I go home, but first, I need some food. | permalink
Alex: (to Meredith) Let's play a game. There's only one rule. You don't call Starke. | permalink
Bailey: Sexual sorbet? Hahaha! I love it. | permalink
Callie: Did she mention me?
Teddy: What?
Callie: I know she writes to you so I'm asking you if she's mentioned me. | permalink
Derek: Yang is bartending. You know how disturbing that is? | permalink
Teddy: Okay again Mr. Perfect married guy you don't have to open your mouth. | permalink
Bailey: First round is on me.
Callie: Um guys? | permalink
Jackson: Nice face.
Alex: At least I can do surgery. How's that hand?
Jackson: It'd be better if you hadn't run your face into it. | permalink
Meredith: We doctors take pride in the fact that we can basically sleep standing up. Anytime, anywhere. But, it's a false pride because the truth is after twenty hours without sleep you might as well just come to work drunk, doctor or not. So it's no wonder that fatal medical errors increase at night when we doctors are proudly sleeping on our feet. Recently our communal pride has been shattered and our egos have been wounded by new laws that require we sleep all day before we work all night. We are not happy about it. But, as someone who might need medical care, you really should be. | permalink

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hey people! can U help me? what song is it - starting 35minute (Mark&Torres scene)?

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oops, sorry about some of the misspellings... it´s been a while since I wrote anything in english... i´m brazilian, btw... going through (not going throught)
leave him the hell alone (not live him) and sorry for the ones i did´t catch...

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To me, the look in Mark´s eyes when Callie said the wanted sorbet, it´s not love... at least not LOVE love... Maybe best friends love... It´s like he knows what´s she´s been throught... Remember the sleeping with addie when Lexie broke up with him? Sex to him is confort. It´s what he knows, it´s what he does so he can feel better. Not that it works, because he´s still in love with Lexie (even after Addison, Teddy, and i don´t know how many women...) and he DOES KNOW that Callie loves AZ, that them having sex doesn´t change that, but it´s the only thing he can think to do to help Callie feeling better... And I agree with whoever said that people sleep with the wrong people when they are trying to forget someone, to move on... I´m just glad that Callie's "wrong people" is Mark because we know he´s not gonna hurt her, he´s not gonna fall in love with her... it´s all about confort, not even about sex itself. And about the living arragement, it´s not like Mer and Der woke up one day and decided to invite the whole crew to live with them... Lexie move back because of Mark, Alex moved back because of Izzy. Jackson and April moved in because Mer knows what it is to be alone, to have no one to turn to. And it´s not like it´s a permanent arrangement... we all know it´s temporary... And I just love how much Derek understands Cristina, by not pushing herm just taking care of her... He went through the same thing in season 5, when he quitted. And he just wanted people to live him the hell alone, because nothing anyone said could have made any difference to him... he needed time and he needed perspective (izzy´s cancer). So he´s giving Cris time, and waiting for her to get some perspective. She has to come back on her on...

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@metoo Meredith has all those people in her house because she had a lonely childhood, her mother was never there. So she doesn't like to feel alone in that house. She probably doesn't like to be alone in that house at all, it brings bad Memories. Yes she has Derek but Derek can't be with her all the time, and when Derek isn't there, her friends are, so she never alone in that house. Is not that Mer doesn't want to be alone with Derek, because she has been, last season Alex and Izzie were living at Derek's trailer and Lexie was living with Mark until they broke up and Izzie left Alex and even then it was awhile until Alex move back in.

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All this talk of too many people in Mer/Der house....well this says something about her, I mean she has grown but what married woman wants all these people around...so we'll all just have to wait and see. You'd have to ask why it is that she doesn't want to be completely alone with him...would that just be too normal for her? And I think we all know she is anything but that.

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So everybody lives in mer's house and MerDer are happy with it????? It is so unrealistic and negative!! I really like the way Derek cares for Christina not only because she saved him but because she is Mer's soulmate. Mer and Alex relationship is very well created and presented, one of the few so real. Yes, Mark and Callie are a very good couple (i like Arizona a lot) because they were strong and mature from the beginning. No, idiot Lexie is not good for anyone and is bad for the whole show.

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Favorite quote for tonight goes to callie "every girl who clime on the top of the table thinks,she the hotest girl in the room,but really she just dancing alone." - Callie its so surprisingly how she grow on me!!!!

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Most of the maincast being drunk was HILARIOUS, especially Bailey and Teddy, LMAO.
I loved the episode, it was awesome and somewhat real.

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Please could anyone tell me where I can find me an Owenlicious of a hubby who will carry me like he carried Cristina. Sigh! I guess it's like finding a needle from a haystack! But anyway grey's fills me up with all this Owenliscious fantasies anyway. I love Cristina but my goodness I cant wait for her to get her groove back. I think Owen and Cristina should make a baby. Maybe that will make her whole again! I love the carpool Mer and her so called surgeon kids. I love Derek looking out for Cristina. But I think Shonda should give MerDer fans what they want. They deserve it. I like Mer but Im loving her even more just like my fave Cristina. I want Mark and Lexie back. They belong together. Bailey is freaking hilarious. Love her. Love Webber. Hate Stark. I used to love Peter McNichol with Portia de Rossi in Ally McBeal. But I dont like his character here in Grey's. He doesnt belong at grey's at all. Teddy I like her as a teacher for Cristina but other that I'm a bit wary and uncomfortable. Too bad I am gonna wait for two weeks for another episode but with greys its worth the wait!

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@lovemallie i for one, don't know where you got the Mark is so in love with Callie idea, because their isn't actually that proves that they are in love, which obviously they aren't...it's just your wishful thinking. And SR posted that Calizona are soul mates and (in my opinion Mark and Lexie are meant to be, because they are the best!) :D Their hasn't been anything that indicated that Mark is in love with Callie or the other way around (or that they are soul mates....I mean seriously?!?!)

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 9 Quotes

Jackson: Nice face.
Alex: At least I can do surgery. How's that hand?
Jackson: It'd be better if you hadn't run your face into it.

We doctors take pride in the fact that we can basically sleep standing up. Anytime, anywhere. But, it's a false pride because the truth is after twenty hours without sleep you might as well just come to work drunk, doctor or not. So it's no wonder that fatal medical errors increase at night when we doctors are proudly sleeping on our feet. Recently our communal pride has been shattered and our egos have been wounded by new laws that require we sleep all day before we work all night. We are not happy about it. But, as someone who might need medical care, you really should be.

Meredith

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 9 Music

  Song Artist
Runaway 2 Runaway The National iTunes
Song Run To The Sun Vassy
Open 3 Open Free & Easy iTunes