Grey's Anatomy Review: "That's Me Trying"

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I was completely moved by many aspects from last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, but one that stood out the most for me was Cristina’s whole storyline.

In “That’s Me Trying,” Cristina’s past patient Roy returned for a lung transplant. I was expecting to see something major happen here, perhaps a breakthrough to get our old Cristina back. But instead, we got to see where the root of her anger lies.

All this time, Cristina has been harboring hate for Meredith because she thinks that it is her fault for where she is today. Did anyone see this coming?

I felt totally blindsided by this. Yet, it also makes perfect sense.

Yang in Thought

In a way, Cristina blames her own best friend.

When Cristina admitted she would have walked away if it was anyone else pleading to stay and save Derek‘s life, I could clearly see the old robotic Cristina up and leave.

But, as we all know, Cristina and Meredith have a very special relationship. They are each other’s persons and she could never leave Meredith Grey just hanging there.

Because of all these events, Cristina has made up her mind to up and quit Seattle Grace What?! Really? This can’t last long! After all, this is Grey’s Anatomy.

I really thought Roy getting his lung transplant would be what we needed to get Cristina back to her old self this week. What will bring her back now?

How long do you think it will take Dr. Yang to come back to work? I’m willing to bet it won’t be for at least another three episodes. What do you think?

Meanwhile, Callie was trying to show Arizona her unhappiness with moving to Africa. It was like Callie was trying to make a grandiose point that moving is a sacrifice.

Who would have thought that Arizona would call it quits right before they both board the plane? Why wait until the last second (other than for ratings/shock value)?

As much as Callie openly admitted hating the idea of living in Africa, she was willing to sacrifice her professional happiness to be with the woman she loved. I applaud Callie for her effort.

There is so much love here, I just can’t imagine these two being over! When will Arizona come back? Do you think Callie will be able to move on? Knowing Callie and her record, I foresee her having a couple flings before these two make up. What do you think?

Arizona R. Photo

Arizona and Callie are over ... but for how long?

Bailey’s efforts to find some closure with Mary’s death had me tearing up. You could feel the frustration she’s carrying for the inability to get an answer for why she died.

Hopefully, after a few weeks Mary’s brain will provide the answers she’s waiting for.

April really has grown on me! I couldn’t believe what an excellent trauma surgeon she would be! I am just unsure about the brewing romance forming between her and Alex. A part of me really wants to see her end up with someone great, but is that Alex?

It almost feels like the writers are just throwing these two together because they ran out of other options. This is a pretty big hit show, couldn’t the writers / executive producers afford someone else for April and Alex to date?

Still no big breakthrough happening between Sloan and Lexie, although the ending scene where he’s checking out her butt was really cute! I hope these two get back together really soon! It’s been plenty of time already!

What was your favorite storyline from this week’s episode? Leave your thoughts below!

Until next week, here are a few of my favorite Grey’s Anatomy quotes from last night:

Meredith: We are all looking for answers. In medicine, in life, in everything. Sometimes the answers we were looking for were hiding just below the surface. Other times, we find answers when we didn't realize we were asking a question. Sometimes, the answers can catch us completely by surprise. And sometimes, even when we find the answer we've been looking for, we're still left with a whole helluva lot of questions. | permalink
Arizona: You are ruining Africa for me.
Callie: No I'm not.
Arizona: You are.
Callie: Okay fine, I don't want to go to Africa, but I do want to be with you.
Arizona: You stay here and be happy. And I'll go there and be happy.
Callie: If you get on that plane and go without me we are done. Do you hear me? We are over.
Arizona: We are standing in the middle of an airport screaming at each other. We are already over. | permalink
Sloan: Now who am I going to talk to about women?
Callie: You have Derek.
Sloan: He's married and self satisfied it's irritating.
Callie: You could always email. | permalink
Cristina: How are you fine? How are you just completely fine? I'm ruined, okay I'm dead. I am wrecked. And you're just what, walking around babysitting me? As if you didn't go through the same thing too. Why are you okay?
Meredith: I don't know.
Cristina: You know what, you were there too. You were there too with your sad eyes screaming at me to save his life. Telling the guy to shoot you and not giving a crap about yourself or your pregnancy. I didn't have a choice. And you did that. If it was anyone else on the table, if it was anyone else standing there I would have walked away.
Meredith: You could not have walked away.
Cristina: I could have walked away and then I wouldn't be here! | permalink
Cristina: Yes, he's stable-ish for now.
Meredith: Great. So let me take over here and you can give his daughter an update.
Cristina: No you go. Tell her that his blood pressure is coming up.
Meredith: No she needs to hear from you.
Cristina: Well, he needs to be monitored.
Meredith: Well, I can do that.
Cristina: She doesn't need to hear an update from me. All she wants is to make sure that I know that she's afraid and I can't hear that now because I am scared enough as it is. I was scared when he coded. I'm scared now that he's stable. I'm scared walking across the lobby. I'm scared all the time.
Meredith: Well, let me help you.
Cristina: You can not help. You can't help me! | permalink
Bailey: (to Derek) Great you're in here. Now where can I sulk? | permalink
Callie: This is a party?
Sloan: It's a busy day. | permalink
Callie: I don't want to go home yet.
Sloan: You want to see us give a lady a really big ass?
Callie: Oh my God yes! | permalink
April: Now move! Or I will run you down. | permalink
Callie: Big plans. Big plans. You know what? I don't care. I've got big plans myself. Great big African plans.
Sloan: Yeah you do. | permalink
Owen: Patients don't suddenly die, it just seems that way when you stop paying attention. Food for thought. | permalink
Chief Webber: It's a shame Torres. I had such big plans for you. Big plans. | permalink
Meredith: Question - when was the last time a complete stranger took off her close in front of you, pointed to a big purple splash on her back and asked, "what the hell is this thing?" If you're a normal person the answer is hopefully never; if you're a doctor the answer is probably about five years ago. People expect doctors to have all the answers. The truth is we love to think we have all the answers too. Basically, doctors are know-it-alls until something comes along that reminds us that we're not. | permalink


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WoW greys this season has been the best ever! They are back to
what they used to be in the first three seasons.
Can everyone leave Christina to mend at her own pace. Sheesh!!
AND the humour gets me every time one minute I am crying the next I am laughing hysterically.Love it!!! Don't like April but the scene with the dummy and the ambulance was priceless and sloan callie and Lexie with the butt scene I am still chuckling.


Very, very late, but here goes MJ_McBelle, Mer's attitude of you can't control things is a good explanation of why Mer's hasn't got PTSD. I also think her dark and twisty background has made her able to cope better. But Cris is so bitter. Owen's speech about quitting to Avery should have been repeated, sorry, should be repeated every day by Owen to his wife. It always seems that Cris gets very bitter and blames Mer when things go wrong between her and Mer. I can't remember it being the other way round. I alwsys think it's easy to hurt people you love, and Owen isn't getting any flack from Cris, just Mer. :(((


I know I'm a week late but here goes... Alex and April....YUCK! If Alex kisses her I hope he comes to his senses immediately and leaves her alone. Hello Alex, she has KRAZY written across her forehead. This is your time to RUN in the OPPOSITE direction. Meredith and Cristina. Totally pissed about this story line because Cristina would have expected the exact same thing from Meredith. Also, I sincerely doubt she could have walked away from the table leaving a colleague that she knows there to die that way even if he wasn't connected to the BFF. This is such a horrible way to cause drama between these two. Christina quitting. Unless I've missed a spoiler that Sandra Oh is leaving the show this is a stupid way to go. We KNOW Cristina is going to come back -- quitting is for the ratings not the story and that sucks. Feels like a rehash of Izzie quitting when Denny died. Been there, done that. Derek and Bailey, OMG please let them team up for the Alzheimer's study or something. I LOVE their interaction and we haven't seen enough of them lately.


April and Alex? it could be cool but i don't think that right know is the right time. It's too soon. And, her first time, at the hospital in an on call room? Don't think so. I'm afraid she's gonna be a one stand night. And on the pictures, she seems completly freaked out (Avry seems to calms her down)Does she regret? I really hope it's not because of what happened with Alex. How it's gonna happen after? They live in the same house!! Sorry if i just talk about Alex, I'm really just interested in his caracter, he is greater and greater, we see more and more of his speciality. :) (Sorry if my english isnt great it's not my first langage)


I won't be happy until I see something happening between sloan and grey


Definately one of the better episodes of the season. I knew that Cristina was hiding something, and the fact that she blames Meredith is so believable. She couldn't leave Meredith there. But at the same time, I hate the way Meredith thinks Cristina hates her. I cannot believe she quit! Something I don't think anyone could say they were expecting. Loved the Arizona and Callie seen at the airport. My heart really goes out to them beause you can see two characters who totally love eah other, but their ambitions get in the way and they're not prepared to just settle. Trauma scenes and the 'ass implants' scenes really brought the comical side to the episode, especially April's crazyness at the end!You can totally see the spark between these two, and I for one would not mind seeing them together. Like Meredith, I am liking April more and more. Also, I just love any Bailey and Derek interaction. They are both awesome!


I really hate this poor poor Christina story line. At first it was ok, but I am so over it now. I wish they would stop draggin it out!Oh and blame Meredith? That is just the easy way to go. Not right!


Ok, please, please, PLEASE do not hook up April with Alex. I can't stand seeing Alex having another fling and April losing her virginity to Alex, whom I can't see her having a serious relationship with. She's better off with Jackson. Alex needs someone who will be there for him - I can't stand seeing him being abandoned yet again. It's gotta be someone new and definitely NOT April. I'm just beginning to like her..please don't ruin it.


Bring Burke back to help Christina's career.


Damn, I hate it when Callie and Arizona break up! It's super depressing and it's going to be angst-fest for me until they get back together. I can't wait to see some Callie/Sloan or Callie/Cristina (since they're both in a shitty place right now).

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Question - when was the last time a complete stranger took off her close in front of you, pointed to a big purple splash on her back and asked, "what the hell is this thing?" If you're a normal person the answer is hopefully never; if you're a doctor the answer is probably about five years ago. People expect doctors to have all the answers. The truth is we love to think we have all the answers too. Basically, doctors are know-it-alls until something comes along that reminds us that we're not.