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Grey's Anatomy Review: "Adrift and at Peace"

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On last night's emotional mid-season finale of Grey's Anatomy, "Adrift and at Peace," Scott Foley (from Felicity) premiered as Teddy's new potential love interest, Henry.

Teddy tried to get the Chief to give Henry pro bono medical treatment for his serious medical problems, but the review board decided not to allow it. Then Teddy suddenly proposed to Henry so that he could have her medical insurance.

Do you think they will actually get married?

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Will Teddy actually go through with this?

Teddy's proposal seemed to come out of left field, although Teddy did explain how she wanted to do something good to make up for messing up with Cristina.

Plus, Henry and Teddy did have an undeniable spark in the elevator and during their later conversations. Is Henry going to live or die? Is he really the new Denny Duquette?

There must be some new twist to the relationship.

Derek and Cristina have been spending a lot of time together, and it looks like his strategy of giving her space so she could come to terms with her problems finally worked. 

The scene in which Derek had the man take a picture of Cristina sobbing while holding her giant trout was one of the most emotional of the episode. The fact that she put the picture in such a public part of her house implied that she is ready to move on.

We'll have to wait and see when she decides to confide in Owen and Meredith, who is clearly getting jealous that Cristina won't talk to her and will do un-Cristina-like things, like fish, with Derek. Does Christina's breakthrough/breakdown mean she's ready to come back to Seattle Grace? 

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GONE FISHIN': Who knew a neurosurgeon could play psychiatrist as well.

It looks like Mark and Lexie are getting back together after all. Clearly, Jackson has a crush on Lexie, so the love triangle may get complicated.

Who do you think would be a better match for Lexie?

Owen and Meredith's showdown this episode was very interesting. Owen admitted that he feared Meredith's recklessness and her influence on Cristina, while Meredith admitted that she blamed Owen for letting Cristina fall apart.

Owen kicking Meredith out of his OR was an incredibly tense moment. One of the best parts of the show was when Meredith told the newlywed about her recovering husband, "I know right now that all you can see are the machines and the damage, but he's still there."

Owen seemed to take the words, which also apply to Cristina, to heart, so maybe he and Meredith will be able to come to more of a common ground in the upcoming episodes.

Eli, a male nurse at Seattle Grace, is another new character being introduced. Bailey's reaction to him asking her out was priceless. They might be a great team, especially since he singlehandedly solved the fistula mystery, about which Bailey had been obsessing.

The end of the episode was shocking, as Arizona arrived at Callie's front door and told her how much she had missed her, and Callie slammed the door in Arizona's face.

At this point, it's unclear whether Arizona will stay in Seattle and whether they will get back together, but Callie admitted throughout the night that she still missed Arizona.

What did you think of the episode? Tell us below! Here are some of the night's best Grey's Anatomy quotes ...

Callie: Sex with you just makes me sad. | permalink
Meredith: There are no bathrooms out there, you know?
Cristina: I know. | permalink
Henry: How do I look? I'm about to propose to my girlfriend, so besides the gown and the IV and the ghostly pallor from being in the hospital for the past week... what do you think... do I have a shot?
Teddy: She'd be a fool to say no. Good luck. | permalink
Mark [to Lexie]: I miss you! | permalink
Cristina: Can I make a suggestion.
Derek: Yeah.
Cristina: If you mount the rod-holders mid-ship, we can both reach the rods from either end of the boat. After you called last night, I did some research. I didn't want to be any less than sea-worthy.
Derek: It's a lake.
Cristina: Still.
Derek: Actually, it's ... it's a great idea.
Cristina: You may need clip-on mounts to clear the gunnels.
Derek: Are you gonna be like this all day?
Cristina: I can't help it. | permalink
April: Sparkle... that was the name of my pony. | permalink
Jackson: Anybody want my soup? It's reminding me of pancreatic fluid. | permalink
Teddy: Cristina Yang is fishing today. She is one of the most talented surgical residents I have ever seen and she is fishing instead of operating, and that is partly my fault. I just want to do something good today ... make it up, pay it forward ... whatever you want to call it. I ... I just need to do some good. | permalink
Cristina: Is this typical? I mean to go for hours without a bite?
Derek: Well, the only thing predictable about fishing is that it's unpredictable.
Cristina: Wow, that's deep.
Derek: Yeah, why don't you ponder that for a while. Quietly.
Cristina: Cristina: I can't stop. I can't turn my mind off. | permalink
Derek: You know the fish can hear you. Did you read about that in your research? Fishing is supposed to be quiet. | permalink
Meredith: I know right now all you can see are the machines and the damage, but he's still there. | permalink
Callie: I'm still awesome. | permalink
Owen: Do you want to know what I think? I think you are reckless. I think you are reckless with your own life and today you were reckless with a patient's life. I don't care who you are. I don't want that in my OR, and I don't want that around my wife who is struggling just to hold on.
Meredith: Your wife is struggling just to hold on because you married her and let it be ok for her to completely fall apart. | permalink
Meredith: The goal of any surgery is total recovery - to come out better than you were before. Some patients heal quickly and feel immediate relief. For others the healing happens gradually, and it's not until months or even years later that you realize you don't hurt anymore. So the challenge after any surgery is to be patient. But if you can make it through the first weeks and months, if you believe that healing is possible, then you can get your life back. But that's a big if. | permalink
Arizona: You look really pretty. | permalink

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I'm in love with Grey's!!! & by the way rose chill :)

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I loved this episode, thought it was one of the best of the season. I like the Teddy storyline and the fact that Derek is the one whos helping Christina with what shes going through. I like Mer and Owen having problems and Arizona coming back I like Mark and Lexie getting back together. I pretty much loved everything about that episode.

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Yea he does have the rite to say those things but he shouldnt because she knows more about cristina then he does therefore he didnt need to say all of that.

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Some of you guys are looking at the Mer/Owen situation as a TV show, and you support Mer coz she is the main cahracter. you think Owen has no right to say those things to her, but this show is written like real life, in which case Owen defineately does have the right to say those things to Mer, coz he is the attending and she is the resident. PS i do like Mer, but she was quite a bitch in this episode

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@ vickie
i agree with you lol derek should show some compassion or something for meredith and i totally agree with you when you said he should tell owen off! owen forgets that, that is dereks wife :). i personally did not like teddy in the begining but i think its sweet that shes doing that but then again it seems like shes doing it just to seem like a better person i think they will make a cute couple. i think derek should take meredith on a camping trip lol just the 2 of them out there in the wilderness.... lol :) wonder how that would turn out i wonder....

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@Rose-.... Well then, I think you are "venting your frustrations" here as well as she is. I find this so amusing that you are justifying yourself to people you don't seem to care about and whom you call "idiots." o.o I merely just wanted to state that you do have a right to your own opinions but remember that you are the one that started all of this and thus started this "venting." I am just laughing at the fact of how arrogant you are. o.o....and if you respond to this I guess it does mean that you are venting your frustrations and in turn truly caring about others opinions. After all, I am just stating my opinion. It seems to me that you are the one being a “seasoned critique� by critiquing people whose English is not even their first language. I think you need the healing as well, by the way you told Katie to stop “coming down so hard on people� but didn’t you just call her a “stupid lady� and “bitchy?� Decent and classy individuals don’t call others idiots.

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@Katie: The last thing I want, or have the patience for is a cat fight with a woman who is shallow and pretentious herself. Please heal thyself first! What a thing to do! Jump in and pretend to be politically correct. Is that your hobby or something? Stop coming down so hard on people. I'm sure that you understand the meaning of freedom of speech, or don't you? Or do you take shows like Gossip Girl very seriously, and try your hand at being bitchy, that too on a blog? Way to go girl! Anyways, I will not appreciate any further comments from you or anyone else. I have already admitted that I should not have used the word 'idiots'. Now, give me a break. I get it--this is not a place for decent people.

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@Katie: Actually, I should not even be replying, but who the hell do you think you are to dictate terms to me? Vent your frustrations elsewhere! Please don't use such sites as your personal releases! I have a right to my opinions as well as you do. Therefore, shut up lady!

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@ rose: 1) just because the show has won awards doesn't mean it isn't open to criticism, and it does not mean it's infallible. 2) you're really pretentious. you're irritated people are using pedestrian language on a blog? Go write a thesis about Grey's Anatomy then if you're so concerned about inner beauty and themes. 3) people who bitch about internet grammar usage are as annoying as those who make the mistakes

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@kp
When did I ever place a gag order on you or someone else on this site? I just wrote down what I thought was correct (I mean it's what I feel). I agree with you that I should not have used the word "Idiots", but what the heck? Its a pretty mild and normal word, and besides, many posts here ARE IDIOTIC, to say the least! I mean, you guys are really pretending to be seasoned critics or something, when in reality, well, if I write something I will be given hell! Anyways...Have a nice day! I do not want to be a self-proclaimed policeman here. Happy Blogging!

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 10 Quotes

She [Christina] doesn't do the wildnerness. There aren't even any bathrooms in the wilderness.

Meredith

The first 24 hours after surgery are critical. Every breath you take, every fluid you make, is meticulously reported and analyzed. Celebrated or mourned. But what about the next 24 hours? What happens with that first day turns to two and weeks turn into months? What happens when the immediate danger has passed, when the machines are disconnected and the teams of doctors and nurses are gone? Surgery is when you get saved, but post-op, after surgery, is when you heal. But, what if you don't?

Meredith

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 10 Music

  Song Artist
Its christmas time It's Christmas Time Jules Larson iTunes
Song Merry Xmas Basement Apartment
Silent night Silent Night Low iTunes
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