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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@H88. LOL! You made me laugh there!..people loose perspective 'coz it's a gay couple but when you try to imagine that it was a straight couple it becomes really creepy. So please Shonda make Mark go away & have life, he's clinging on to Calls like a dog shit on your brand new shoe, come on!


Bazuka84. I know right, why don't Mark talk to Lexie about starting a family and if she won't forgive him, why don't he start dating and find someone to start a family with!
He don't even knock on the door, he just walks straight in! Even when Christina and Owen shared with Callie, he would just walk in. Earlier in the series he walked in on Callie and Arizona in bed.
If it was me I'd be locking that door to keep Mark out, whether he was the baby's daddy or not LOL


I agree.Mark is supposed to be hot, so why doesn't he go & find someone else to have life & babies with? I mean if Calls & Az were a straight couple that would have been totally inappropriate for the guy who made your girl pregnant to walk in & out, do dinners together & rub your girl's feet, don't you think? I'm all up for a modern family thing, however am I wrong to expect a line in there somewhere?..there's got to be some limit, seriously!


I must admit, I like Callie and Arizona together. I really thought the baby storyline was going to ruin their relationship. But at the end of the previous episode, seeing how Arizona responded to the baby's heart beat and how Callie and Arizona made up, for me the ending gave the storyline some hope.
But then last weeks episode, seeing how Mark and Arizona were doing their best to look after and do whats best for Callie and the baby was really sweet. But Callie's lack of appreciation, kind of annoyed me. Callie deals with loads of blood, broken bones, but she was put off by a smoothie, it just did not seem to make sense to me. I understand she's hormonal and not herself, but the previous episode Callie was worried that Arizona would leave her, but if Callie does not start showing a bit of appreciation and respect to Arizona soon, she may well leave. Like Arizona said, she'd been left out of too many decisions.
But I loved Arizona giving Callie the guilt treatment in the hospital when she was wanting coffee. Those looks were funny!
Mark's face was funny, when Callie said about a foot rub.
Wish Mark would stop walking in the apartment, he just walks in like he's their room mate.


Yes if it was properly represented like it was before, now it seems like something from a horror movie.A nasty Bermuda Triangle.Need I say more?


greys anatomy has been part of my life...each episode has something that each viewer should look after to it.. its full of twist and turn.. each character portray has its own uniqueness that make it more exciting to watch... specially dr. arizona robbins and dr. callie torres.. i really enjoyed watching their scene together.. its something that is out of the norm yet its full of reality that was must be accepted by the society now adays..


For one I think that the threesome between Arizona - Callie - Mark is annoying , however , they have their funny moments together (The milkshake scene was funny at least for a few hahas). I think that Arizona and Callie aren't even in a relationship anymore when you add Mark . They have very little screen time together as a pair and are now being overshadowed by Mark . As for him and Lexie , I think Lexie should have at least a fling with Jackson for the simple fact Jackson has no real storyline to me and is just there for decoration . If they give him a storyline with Lexie it would add spice , drama , and a much more need for him to take off his shirt more often (yummy!). As for Alex and Dr. Fields , I'm going to throw a big no in that path . Alex has been hurt in the past and he needs a steady girlfriend who will love him and respect him . Sure they have great chemistry together but as a couple it wouldn't work . Besides isn't the actor who played her leaving soon anyway ? She has a movie deal or something ? Therefore for her to get involved with him would be pointless .


I would like to know why in all the showns that have Lesbians,why the writers seem to think they need a male?As much as I like Arizona and Callie togther I really really hate,hate how they brought in the baby story Mark really who did not see that coming give us a break get Mark out of thier life and let them be what they are a gay couple(together)not have Mark in their life,All can say is I think Arizona no the writers need a big, big brick or maybe just a samll eraser to get Mark out of thier lives,and as for the foot rub how could you not get pissed if she was your partner,come on wriers lets get a little more real and not do waht every other show does.(I love Greys Anatomey by the way I just cannot stand senseless story lines)


grey's used to be about epic and dramatic medical cases, a code-black situation with the bomb threat, and interns cutting l-vad wires for the patient she fell in love with. Now it's about coffee and babies.
Nuff said.


New to this page, but here goes. The writers really need to do something, I went back to my book midway through Thursday's episode and did the same during Private Practice. This year has not been good. The Christina storyline went on WAY TOO LONG before resolving. Arizona had a line wherein it was made clear that Callie is a bisexual woman is this going to lead to a three-way marriage? Once McDreamy and Mer "married" they've become dull and boring. I hope the writers are able to paint themselves out of the current corner they've written themselves into.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 14 Quotes

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.


No matter how high the stakes, sooner or later you're just gonna have to go with your gut. And maybe, just maybe, that'll take you right where you were supposed to be.

Meredith (voice over)

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 14 Music

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