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Grey's Anatomy Review: Still Want That Second Chance?

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Last night’s Grey's Anatomy, "Start Me Up," was terrific, creating a bunch of new loose ends and concluding with one of the all-time cliffhangers. Seeing how the different relationships develop the rest of the season should be interesting to say the least.

Callie is still so angry with Arizona, but Kyle’s speech about his undying love for Brady (Callie’s patient) seemed to hit home with her. It was great to see “Ricky” from My-So Called Life playing Kyle in such a poignant, albeit minor, role. 

When Brady forgives Kyle for getting him hurt, Callie grows quiet and seems to wish she could do the same with Arizona, who spends the entire episode trying to make up with both Callie and Sloan - and clearly looking for an ally in Mark. 

Little does she know ...

She's Back, But ...

Arizona might want to look for a new sublet option.

At the end, Arizona apologizes yet again to Callie, only to have her admit (as the Grey's Anatomy spoilers have hinted for weeks on end) that she is pregnant with Sloan’s baby.

Do you think this will keep Arizona from pursuing a relationship with Callie? How would the dynamic between Arizona, Callie, and Sloan work if they did get back together? 

It’s kind of difficult to picture the three of them and a baby living together happily ever after. Also, Callie hasn’t even told Sloan about the baby yet. He has expressed his desire to have a child in the past, but now he is finally back together with Lexie.

How do you think Sloan and Lexie will react to the news?

Meredith is concerned about getting pregnant, and it seems like this is going to be a recurring issue going forward. She and Derek look like they are doing well again, and he is being very supportive. It is ironic that Callie got pregnant, while Meredith can’t.

Think that will cause tension between them in upcoming episodes as well?

When Henry’s medical problems get more and more serious throughout the episode, Teddy begins to second guess her decision to marry him so spontaneously.

She is upset when the Chief chastises her and tells her that she must make Henry’s medical decisions because she is listed as his emergency contact.

When Henry confides in Teddy, however, that he has no one else left because of his recurring medical problems, a wall is broken down and they bond. 

When Teddy sits on Henry’s bed holding his hand, it's clear there is something between them. Do you think Henry will ultimately be a love interest or a close friend? It seems like Henry is filling the void that Owen left in Teddy’s life when he married Cristina.

Cristina showed at the end of the episode that she is capable of being nurturing and could be a good chief resident. Who do you think will eventually get that honor?

Alex won the little contest according to the Chief, but he was only successful because he was trying to win over his attractive student. Alex is back to his old tricks.

A New Couple Alert?

Totally inappropriate relationship? Maybe, but an awesome one too.

Dr. Bailey and Eli are adorable together, but Dr. Bailey made a little speech to Teddy about how she could never have a serious relationship with Eli or bring him home to meet her son.

Do you think they will continue to date? If so, will it ever become more serious despite Bailey’s reluctance? So many unanswered questions remain after this outstanding hour.

After this week’s cliffhanger, next week’s episode and beyond should make for great TV. Until then, we leave you with some Grey's Anatomy quotes from last night ...

Callie: You want a second chance?
Arizona: Yes. I'll do anything.
Callie: Today I found out that I'm pregnant. With Mark's baby. How about now. | permalink
Meredith: It's all anybody wants, right? Clean slate. A new beginning. Like that's gonna be any easier. Ask the guy pushing the boulder up the hill. Nothing's easy about starting over. Nothing at all. | permalink
Arizona: What the hell do I have to cop to to make her give me another chance?
Sloan: You bail. When things get hard, you bail. | permalink
Teddy: Life and death decisions wasn't part of our deal. | permalink
Sloan: I'd choose her over you in the divorce. You know that, right? | permalink
Dr. Bailey: I think you're dirty. That's what I think.
Eli: You want to be dirty with me? | permalink
Chief: You've signed a marriage license, and you haven't asked him the most basic questions on how he wants to live or die. | permalink
Chief: Also it's funny when they fall down. | permalink
Callie: Things don't go the way you want them to. Ever. | permalink
Arizona: Ok, I know I'm not perfect, and I know sometimes I don't listen, and I'm sorry about that, so here I am ready to listen.
Callie: Um, ready to listen.
Arizona: Like a priest at confession. | permalink
Meredith: Well, the thong is unprofessional. | permalink
Chief: This is a totally inappropriate relationship. Totally inappropriate. | permalink
Sloan: You're a crappy listener. Add that to the list. | permalink
Cristina: Ok, you think peeing is exhausting. Wait 'til you have a muling, poo-covered infant hanging off of your boobs 24-7. | permalink
Chief: We are doctors. We save people's lives every day without marrying them. You marry someone you love. | permalink
Meredith: People are really romantic about the beginnings of things. Fresh start. Clean slate. A world of possibility. But no matter what adventure you're embarking on, you're still you. You bring you into every new beginning in your life, so how different can it possibly be. | permalink
Meredith: The baby doesn't want to set up shop in a hostile uterus. | permalink
Arizona: Well, now I'm your subletter. Hooray? | permalink
Callie: My lack of interest in seeing you is not a strategy. I'm not playing hard to get. I don't want to see you because I turned my life upside down for you and you walked away because for a week I was cranky. You're untrustworthy, so I don't want to see you. You're self-centered, so I don't want to see you. I am a hundred percent certain that if I let you back in my life again you will hurt me again, so I don't want to see you. This isn't a ploy. I'm not pouting. I don't want you in my life. Get your crap out of my apartment. | permalink
Teddy: That's disgusting.
Henry: Yeah, I wouldn't eat it if I were dying. | permalink

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Uniquely yours: that this you said about kissing your...I don´t know if that was only for Mia or I was included. Whatever. The point is that you have no respect, so don´t ask it for you, OK?
SandraOhforever...stop shouting! That´s annoying.

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also, im waiting for sloan to admit his homosexuality/bisexuality - which explains his deep lack of respect for women and inability to maintain friendships with men!

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this was terrific tv! grey's anatomy has done a u-turn and headed back the way that made it successful in the first place. teddy would be my favourite character and im enlightened to see her happy because she always seems to get the short straw in any circumstance. This three way complexity between ari, sloan and cal is by far the best relationship setup on the show yet!!

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I really dont see what the hell the big deal is. So what if Callie is pregnant by Mark. She was never really a gold card carrying lesbian. At best she is Bisexual because it is obvious she enjoys heterosexual sex. That being said, Arizona left her butt at airplane like a piece of luggage and anything that happened after that she has not right to get angry about. The thought that this was a false alarm is wishful thinking because y cause all this fuss with no pay off. Think like a writer people. Its all about the drama and twists. I for one want to see what happens down the road when she gets closer to her due date. As for Lexie, she is too immature for Mark. she belongs in the group with Karev, Avery and others.Mark and Merder and Cris and Owen, callie and Arizona are for the grownups. I cant wait to see this kid, he or she will be a cutie and Callie will be happy once she gets farther along and holds her kid. I could totatlly see a medical emergency with Callie and the Baby bring Calzona back together in the end.

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Am I the only one who wants April and Jackson to be together? The kitchen scene was so funny! hahaha

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I am a died MerDer fans, and it doesn't bother me that Callie is pregnant, because we all know that it won't be easy. I am sort of secretly happy that another couple is getting the light punch out, MerDer suffered for 4 seasons with the back and forth and the wife, and the vet, and the drowning, now is someone else turn for the drama and so it happens to be Calzona and Mexie the one suffering now. Since I'm so used to seeing MerDer never getting what they want, it doesn't bother if they never get a baby anymore. They are happy and together that all I wanted since the beginning anyway. The rest is just extra, however I do think they need to move out of the frat house ASAP, its a total brothel.

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This Mallie baby is getting in the way of both Callie/Arizona and Mark/Lexie's relationships!! But somehow deep down inside, I'm hoping that both couples will work out their issues, and everyone can get used to the idea of the baby...
Now, Calzona fans and Mexie fans and even MerDer fans are furious. lol! How a single baby makes everyone furious!

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OMFG I DONT WANT MERDER TO GET PREGNANT.. CALLIE AND ARIZONA ARE GOING TO GET BACK TOGETHER BUT ARIZONA HAS TO FORGIVE HER BUT I KNOW SHE WILL SUPPORT HER..

Sandraohforever

YEAH... CALLIE WILL NOT GIVE THAT BABY TO MERDER BECAUSE SHE WANTED A BABY SINCE SEASON 2 WITH GEOGRE SINCE HE BROKE HER HEART AND COULD'NT HAVE A BABY BY HIM THEN NOW SINCE SHE HAD SEX WITH MARK ON SEASON 7 EPISODE 9 BECAUSE SHE WAS SAD AND NEEDED TO HAVE SEX BUT I THOUGH SHE WAS SAD WHILE THEY WERE IN THE BED BECAUSE THEY DIDNT USE A CONDOM THAT IS HOW SHE GOT PREGNANT THAT NIGHT BUT THEY WERE DRANK BUT NOT THAT DRANK BECAUSE SHE REALLY ASKED MARK TO HAVE SEX WITH HER A COURSE HE SAID YEAH. BUT NOW SHE IS PREGNANT WITH HER BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD BABY AND NOW WILL KEEP AND RAISE THAT BABY NO MATTER WHAT AND IF SOMEONE TRYS TO GIVE THE AWAY THEN SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE SIKE BUT YEAH.. AND I DONT THINK MEXIE (MARK AND LEXIE) IS GOING TO GET BACK TOGETHER. FIRST, IT WAS LEXIE BEING A GRANDMA. AND NOW SECOND SHE HAVE TO BE A STEPMOM THAT IS CRAZY AND CALZONA (CALLIE AND ARIZONA) THEY WILL LAST NOW THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO FIND A DONOR TO GET PREGNANT AND I THINK CALLIE AND MARK MIGHT GET BACK TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY ARE HAVING A BABY TOGETHER BUT WE WILL HAVE TO SEE ON FEBURARY 3, 2011...... AND WHO IS CALLIE GOING TO HAVE SEX WITH WHEN HER HORMONES START TO ACT UP BECAUSE HORMONES THEY MAKE YOU WANT TO HAVE SEX... I SAW ON (ARMYWIVES WITH JOAN)

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okayy well i absolutelyy loved this episodee!!! it was hilariouss esspecially with the new interns and eli and bailey ahahah.. just the hwole episode wass just funny count stop laughingg. BUT also intense especially at the endd. CALLIE IS PREGNANTT LIKE WHHATTT ? like i knew but hten i didnt cas i didnt believe the spoiler but cas it wasnt alie cant wait to see what happens now between them and markk ... CANT WAIT TILL FEBRUARY 3RD

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 12 Quotes

First year med students. Too dumb to find the toilet.

Cristina

Cristina: It's like court-ordered community service.
Meredith: I'd rather be picking up trash off the side of the highway.

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 12 Music

  Song Artist
Song Harder Than Easy Jack Savoretti
Song Cry Baby Cee-Lo Green
Song England The National
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