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Grey's Anatomy Review: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"

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This week's Grey's Anatomy solved some mysteries (i.e. who is Dr. Fields’ love interest going to be?), but also created some new issues (i.e. what is going on with Lexie and Avery?).

Throughout "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," Meredith demonstrated her ability to relate to Alzheimer’s patients and their families. The Chief decided, however, that he wanted to start a clinical trial to cure diabetes based on research he found in one of her’s mom’s journals.

Richard explained that he would not complete the trial without Meredith, and she ultimately had to choose between Alzheimer’s and diabetes research.

Best Friends on Grey's

Meredith gave the Chief permission to go through with the diabetes trial alone after she decided curing Alzheimer’s was more important to her than continuing her mother’s work.

This plot line emphasized that Meredith really never knew the same woman that the Chief did and is most concerned with keeping others from suffering from the same pain that she faced growing up with a sick mother. 

Mark and Arizona ganged up and tried to keep Callie healthy for the baby. Callie could not resist caffeine and eventually rebelled against Mark and Arizona. The episode ended with the three of them actually getting along in the apartment. 

Do you think that Callie, Arizona, and Mark can maintain this positive dynamic? 

Callie, Owen, and April operated on a patient who tried to be a human slingshot in an attempt to find Internet fame. The patient figured out the error of his ways when Owen told a story about a soldier who was injured trying to save others in combat.

Owen did not have a very large role in this episode, but this was a strong scene. Will he fade into the background or will a new story line thrust him back into the spotlight? 

Thatcher Grey was admitted to the hospital, surprising Lexie and Meredith. Lexie found about his new girlfriend when the girlfriend arrived at the hospital kissed him.

Lex and Dad

Lexie was upset that the girl was her age and acted cruelly toward her. After Meredith told Lexie to let their dad be happy, Lexie and the girlfriend found common ground in caring for Thatcher. Lexie has had her share of problems lately. Hopefully, things will start looking up for her.

In other Lexie news, Mark bribed Avery with surgeries to get him to spy on Lexie and find out why she was so upset. Avery successfully got Lexie to spill her guts in exchange for candy. 

She admitted to being upset that Mark is having a baby and leaving her behind without consulting her. She also said that she missed Mark but that the relationship had to end since Mark had messed up for the second time.

Avery told Mark that he could not get any information from Lexie, but Mark still let him scrub in. Avery seemed to have a real connection with Lexie. At the end of the episode, Avery asked Lexie out informally, and she said yes.

Avery and Mark clearly both want to be with Lexie. If Avery had told Mark what Lexie had said to him, do you think that Mark could have fixed things with her? Did it make you like Mark any less that he abused his power to get Avery to spy on Lexie? 

Mark clearly will not be happy if he finds out that Avery and Lexie are spending time together. Who do you think Lexie is going to end up with?

Finally, Alex and Dr. Fields got off to a rocky start when he used offensive language to describe a baby that was a candidate for organ donation.

Dr. Fields had Alex removed from the transplant case and made Alex feel insensitive for not thinking about the mother who birthed the injured baby.

Dr. Fields later saw another side of Alex when he insisted on staying with the recovering baby in the NICU. Alex and Dr. Fields ended up in an elevator, and she refused to go out with him. It seems like the writers are setting up a future relationship.

Do you think they have good chemistry? Did you like the episode overall? Browse some of the night's best Grey's Anatomy quotes and comment below!

Lexie: You're not his family! You're his midlife crisis! | permalink
Mark: Peanut butter cups. She's a stress eater. You get her eating, you get her talking. She loves peanut butter cups. | permalink
Alex: I thought I knew all of the nurses on this floor. How did I miss you? | permalink
Mark: That goo looks great. I say stick with the goo. | permalink
Meredith: One of the hardest lessons as a doctor is learning to prioritize. We're trained to do all we can to save life and limb, but, if cutting off a limb, means saving a life, we learn to do it without hesitation. It's not an easy lesson to learn, and it always comes down to one question, "what are the stakes?" What do we stand to gain or lose? At the end of the day, we're just gamblers trying not to bet the farm. | permalink
Cristina: If you continue to whine about how you can't decide which groundbreaking medical advancement to put your name on, I'll punch you in the ear. | permalink
Cristina: It's Sophie's choice.
Meredith: It's Sophie's choice?
Lexie: I've never seen that movie.
Cristina: Well, you should. It's really funny. | permalink
Callie: Kepner, I need you to speak differently.
April: I'm sorry.
Callie: It's your voice. It's a little um—just speak differently.
April: Like with an accent? | permalink
Cristina: There's no way she's twenty. She's gotta be like 26, 27.
Lexie: I'm 27.
Cristina: Oh. Gross. | permalink
Teddy: For someone who has a history of ambivalence towards motherhood, you got the whole guilt thing down cold. | permalink
Cristina: You're the one who needs to keep his mouth shut, cabbage patch. | permalink
Lexie: That's what happens when your boyfriend's an old man. Old men get cancer. | permalink
Lexie: I never really got it before, but this is how he operates. He starts up new families, stops talking to the old ones. He'll go off marry Dani the tattooed lady, have six little mid-life crisis babies, and I'll never hear from him again. It's exactly what he did to you. | permalink
Chief: She didn't give you a lot of love, but she gave you her talent and her name and this. | permalink
Lexie: Crap, my dad's tatted up skank isn't the bitch. I am. | permalink
Meredith: I think it's right that you continue her work, but I just really want to cure her disease. | permalink
Meredith: Surgery is a high stakes game. But no matter how high the stakes, sooner or later, you're just going to have to go with your gut, and, maybe just maybe, that'll take you right where you were meant to be in the first place. | permalink

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Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Thanks alot - your answer solved all my prombles after several days struggling

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@bazuka74
I know what you mean, I'm doing a biomolecular science degree and tv is a definate distraction. I keep saying I won't get into anymore series, but its not easy lol! My mum is trying to get me to watch the event, so far i'm holding out!

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This episode was so funny :)

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@H88. LOL, you're right about Mark creeping about! I don't even have a TV I've got rid of it a couple of years ago 'coz it was interfering with my studies, my PC is more than enough for me.I always watch Greys on cucirca now. Also I've got myself a laptop now 'coz of the constant fights with my hubby who's turn it is on the PC, lol! I really hope that the show lasts for at least a couple of more seasons, there are still plenty of stories to tell as long as they aren't as dull as in Season 7...

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@Bazuka74 I know! For a start theres Mark in Seattle LOL!
I'm guessing you get bored of waiting for the episodes to air here, hence tv fanatic!
If I did'nt have sky, i'd be waiting for season 6 to start on channel 5, which is annoying!
We're not too far behind USA now on living!

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@H88. I am Russian but live here in England for 12 years now, the thing is I always lock my door either in England or when I go home for a visit.My mum taught me that from a very early age, so I'd say yes it's just weird to see that open door thing. I mean Seattle is a big city there could be lot's of creeps hanging about, you never know.It's just asking for trouble.

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Bazuka74
I loved your line: "he's clinging on to Calls like a dog shit on your brand new shoe, come on!"
Funny as hell, such a great analogy!
I still don't understand the open door thing! Even when someones come round, I lock the door. Cos you never know who's around. I learnt it off my parents and I don't think its a bad habbit! Maybe its a UK thing in my case, I dunno. It just seems to me that with their apartment, there is potentially a lot of people (and Mark) with access to the floor their apartment is on. P.S Bazuka74
Glad I made you laugh!

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Lexie's reaction didn't shock me at all, Arizona's did.She's a Stepford's wife now, you know just like this happy robot with this happy smile, brrr..

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I'm hearing you. However, Mark was constantly after Lexie, he kept telling her that he wanted her & that he loves her & he even offered to be her husband for crying out loud!..at the same time he's never mentioned his 'healing sex' sessions with Calls not while he was after Lex & not even when they got together again. I think if he would've been straight forward with her & told her everything, she wouldn't have freaked out the way she has, don't you agree?

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I think that Lexie is a spoilt brat. Mark did not in any manner cheat on her ( just like Callie did not cheat on Arizona).
At times unexpected things happen in life and you either make the best out of them/complain and go away/accept that it's not what you want for yourself and future.There are so many possibilities that each one of the persons (characters) could have handled this situation and each is persuaded to be doing the right thing for themselves and this beautiful gift that is the Callie and Mark baby! Lexie should just grow up! She loves Mark, OK! But he is older and older persons want something else for themselves! I personally like the way Arizona is handling this! I do not like her at all, but I respect her decision to hang in there whatever happens co's she loves Callie!
And least we all forget; Mark loves Callie deeply too! Mark and Callie are like Meredith and Cristina; each other's person!
Come what may!