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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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I knew the actress playing Arizona was pregnant, but I didn't know what was going to happen to her character. I knew Callie wouldn't actually leave. She's part of the foundation of the show. I love the way this show pulls the viewer into the storylines of not only the main characters but also the patients.

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I love this episode felt so bad for Meredith at the end, she think Cristina hates her. Cristina quitting WTF, where is Dr. Wyatt when you need her? Derek my heart broke a little because like him, I'm worry that Shonda will write the Alzheimer's storyline for Meredith. Oh Bailey my darling Bailey, I was missing her scenes with Derek and finally we got two in one episode. Yay Now April and Alex they got the chemistry in this episode, they have my blessing to hook up and eventually become a couple. Finally Callie's and Arizona's break up, not surprise. I mean come one it wouldn't be GA if a couples didn't break up at least twice.

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I'm a bit uncomfortable with the idea of Alex-April hook up. But let's see hoe it develops. Probably they'll be cute. Alex is the protective type and April is the frail little girl, and voila! an instant match. Although in my book it's still Alex and Avery getting together in the end lol.

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I loved the episode and everything was just perfect...Now I know Why they kill Mandy moore to give a story to Bailey. though I was really sad when she died! April rocked the show this time... her performance was outstanding in the trauma training its hard to keep one tempo of emotions while shooting I believe and she did her best... Alex and April are wrong patch... U are right they are hooking them up just for the sack of it... Btw they have hire two more actors one for Teddy as Romantic Lead who will be a Patient... and Gorgeous Rachael Taylor is coming as Doctor to Romance Jesse Aka. Dr. Jackson Avery .

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best episode of greys i have seen in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lots of emotion and tension before the next episode. christina had been boiling for quite sometime cant wait to see how this story plays on.

Mcdreamylover18

i really enjoyedd thiss episodee. it was really intensee and sadd. like im a girl so like im not a big fan of lesbians but callie and arizona i lovee. and that was the saddest scene i had everr scenee it was heartbreaking.when arizona said "we are screaming at each other in the middle of an airport its already over" that wass soo sadd i almost criedd. then cristina blaming her PTSD on mer wass soo sadd too and there fightt omg i was horrible i felt soo bad for merr. that was the biggest fightt for them ever them yelling at each other like thatt. and dereekk awll with the alzheimers thing soo cuctee biut sadd what he was readingg. best part was "Alzheimer's is a bad disease. We should cure it." soo funnyy. whatt elsee..oh yeahh aprill wass hilariouss withh the trauma thinggg. move or il run yuu downn!! and i CANT BELIEVE CRISTINA QUITT!! but all in all it was fantastic epiosode loved itt

Nicky79

WTF??!!
cristina yang quiting?! really?! i hope that she realize that she made a mistake soon. and arizona&callie over?? i just can't believe what happened in last night episode. at least it seems that lexie&mark will be together soon (pleasee!!!! i love that couple!!). and i used to hate april but after this episode i change my mind. she was sooo funny! 'Now move! Or I will run you down!'

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Gosh I was in tears at the end... I couldn't stop !!!!
-Calzona... Big shock !!! The fact that it was Arizona who broke up was really unexpected. But Callie was starting to get on my nerves with her attitude, so I understand the break-up. But for how long indeed... And poor Mark who will have to support Callie, it's gonna be hard for her. And arizona too...
-Mer/Cris... BIG SHOCK... The fact that she blames Mer, hates her, didn't occure to me until this very episode. It was heartbreaking... Those 2, I mean, this can't be happening ! 7 seasons, and here we are !!! Nah, come on !
-Cristina QUITING !!! WTF !!! again, BIG SHOCK ! lol... That's not possible ! She has to come back, and she will ! it's not who she is, what she is! The normal life isn't for her ! She won't be able to stand it. I can't wait to see that. I too, thought this episode would bring her back, but it wasn't...
- I was really sad for Dr Bailey, the way she tried, sooo hard to find answers for Mary's death... But then soo frustrated and angry she spat the truth Derek couldn't face by himself...about Mer... So much drama going on, well, it's Grey's Anatomy, so did I really expect sthg else !
-Now, hilarious: April !!!! I was laughing out loud, with all my guts! She totally has grown on me ! Man, she was crazy! But, seriously, romance with Karev... I don't think so, bad idea !
-Sloan/Lexie : butt ! I was smiling at the end, through my tears, when Mark was checking at her butt! sooo funny ! And I really am tired of this: PUT THEM BACK TOGETHER !!! I think it's high time now!
All in all, Loved the episode!

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I CANNOT even believe calzone broke up they are one of my fave greys couples but I knew callie wasnt going to go to afraica; her heart wasnt in it and mark knew it to. mark and lexie.. ugh I wish theyd just put these two back together its so obvious they still love each other so why keep torturing us ?? cristina QUITTING I DIDNT see that one coming!!! april.. I CANNOT stand her at all she reminds me of izzie in a lotta ways and NOONE can replace izzie and I mean NOONE.
to put her with alex is just wrong.
he and lexie were good together but I see alex with someone whos good with kids.
hes AMAZING in peds.

Raxxx

It was certainly a Rollercoaster episode! Christina Yang Quit! .. Seriously? who saw THAT coming? Although I am kinda confused who to side with in the Mer-Cris dispute, Cristina is just looking to blame someone for the shortcomings she's facing and ofcourse you will blast it out on the first person you can clearly think of being remotely involved in that situation.......... where as I totally empathize with Mer too, She didn't call upon Gary Clark to come and shoot all, she lost a lot herself that day, she shouldn't be blamed....... Will have to wait and see how it goes. April is annoying psycho ,but yeah i admit, Like-able! ambulance sequence was Funny! but I still can't like the idea of her being with Alex... a VERY apparent effort to clearly replace Izzie (which is kinda unacceptable for any core Grey Fan) Mark , Lexie and Callie! wow that's gonna be fun to watch! P.S: Am i the only one who thinks that Merdith's Pony tail was yet again ALARMINGLY high as she did when Der's mother was in SG? :P strangely she was in a conflict with Cristina back then too!

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 7 Quotes

Finally getting some junk in this trunk.

Kristy

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.

Meredith
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