Grey's Anatomy Review: "White Wedding"

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It must be wedding season.

After all, I was lucky enough to attend The Royal Wedding last week via DVR and was also cordially invited to Calzona’s special day in last night’s "White Wedding."

After a season of craziness for Calzona, including breakups, intercontinental separation, Mark Sloan, the awful car accident, and precious Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres (Whew! Say that five times fast!), Grey's Anatomy definitely brought on the wedding bells last night.

Mr. and Mrs. Torres? Robbins?

Whether you’re a fan of Calzona or not, you’ve got to admit they both looked absolutely gorgeous on their wedding day. Not so surprisingly, there was plenty of tension on the family and wedding front.

Then again, what would you expect from a wedding with two brides and one Mark Sloan?

I liked seeing the dynamic of both Callie’s and Arizona’s parents together. Mr. Torres was slowly accepting their lesbian marriage; The Colonel was not particularly at ease either. Speaking on behalf of all daddies’ girls, it couldn’t possibly be easy for any father to see their daughter grow up regardless of the circumstances.

As for Callie’s mom, she wasn’t on board with what she believed was a pretend wedding.

That’s too bad for her though, because she missed out on her daughter’s beautiful day. I honestly didn’t expect that Callie’s father would return at the end in perfect time for the father-daughter dance. That was certainly a touching moment.

By the way, baby Sofia is absolutely precious! She looks exactly like Callie. I’m not sure how Mrs. Torres could resist holding her. I get that she has her beliefs, but how could she refuse to even look at her granddaughter?

I’m glad that Calzona finally got their happily ever after, but I’ve been patiently waiting for MerDer to get theirs for what seems like much longer.

Moreover, how perfect were the scenes between MerDer and baby Zola? I couldn’t help but gush to see how excited McDreamy was to simply just be holding baby Zola. I still can’t believe that they are finally married and am thrilled that they will be moving forward in hopes of adopting.

I will say that I know better though than to get my hopes up thinking that baby Zola will easily be theirs. In Grey’s Anatomy style, I’m certain that it just won’t be that simple... especially since nothing ever comes easy for MerDer.

The Big Decision

They would make a lovely McFamily though. I have always seen both Meredith and Derek as people who would adopt. Just look how many people Meredith has taken into her home, and Derek has the biggest heart of anyone on Grey’s Anatomy.

Everyone definitely stepped it up this week in the race for chief resident. Well, except for Cristina as she spent most of her time apologizing to Teddy.

I’m kind of tired of seeing Cristina “on the sidelines” and think that she and Teddy just need to talk things through. Cristina needs to get back in the OR, but she also needs to be a little more respectful to Teddy.

Alex seemed to be leading the competition though with his orphans from Africa. Alex also has some dirt on Meredith and confronted her about jeopardizing the Alzheimer’s study. I can’t help but wonder if Meredith will admit to her wrongdoing, or if Alex is going to say something. What will this do to MerDer?

While Avery worked closely with Chief Webber, April deservingly received a recommendation from Dr. Stark. I won’t try to obliterate the patients’ names, but every single medical case was heartbreaking this week. For one patient, April’s corn porridge made a good impression on Dr. Stark. Maybe there’s still hope for these two.

Then, there’s Teddy. Dr. Perkins wanted Teddy to come with him to Germany. What about Henry though? After all, he is her husband.

Overall, this was a solid Grey’s Anatomy installment. One thing is for sure – I absolutely loved that this episode was named after Billy Idol’s "White Wedding." Moreover, everyone looked absolutely stunning at the wedding.

What did you think? Were you glad you attended Calzona’s wedding? What do you think will happen with MerDer and baby Zola? Who do you think should be chief resident?

Check out some of the night's best Grey's Anatomy quotes and discuss below!


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I think Cristina can show Teddy respect as soon as Teddy shows that she deserves some. I agree 100% with Cristina's speech to her. Cris didn't go over Teddy's head; when Teddy was failing and Callie going to die, she proposed an alternative surgery and Owen and the Chief agreed. Teddy is not being cautious, she's being pissy because she can't accept those times when Cristina is a better surgeon than she is. Poor Cristina. Mer has Der in her corner, Avery has the Chief even though all he's done is be a good research assistant, April has Stark. Only Cristina has no one to support her. The wedding anvils are killing me. Once again, Shonda is saying the legal paperwork is just an irritant, what is real is post-it notes and wearing white in front of your family and friends.


You know what would be cool? I mean possibly. If Bailey found out about the trial. She waged damage control the best way possible with the Denny/Izzie/LVAD incident. Bailey could wrangle the Adele/trial incident, right? I don't know how. The problem would be Derreck forgiving Meredith. The study is his "baby." (and maybe Zola will be his other baby! :) but the study also represents how much he cares for Meredith...) @domcos, agree on your observation re: Mark & Arizona. @seriously13, I'm guessing Christina is down in order for us experience the tension of wondering how she's going to climb back up, ya think? Everyone is changing/growing in all these ways. I can't wait to see how they evolve. Gosh, I hope Karev doesn't throw Meredith under the bus!


@gdl: EXACTLY! Well put.
Beth V


Touche! Christina Tran! I never claimed to use spell check at all times! Although I usually spell correctly! :) I totally did not get your meaning of "obliterate" in that sentence. Your explanation helps.
Beth V (there's another Beth who posts and I'm sure she wouldn't want her posts confused with mine :)


I was so disappointed by what the Chief said to Christina at the wedding about her loosing the Chief Resident battle. That was just way too insensitive. Who talks to other people like that? I just hope they have some good thing in store for Christina, I would hate to see her plummet.


Are they trying to wrong foot us with regard to kepner getting the cheif resident gig at the last minute? I read something SD said about something happening that would affect kepner in the remining seasons(yes seasons). Maybe kepner not wearing the protective gloves etc has meant she will have HIV????? I so worried about Meredith and that stupid SL that meant she has risked too much in order to help Adele. I'd rather see her tell Derek, but I'm thinking Alex will tell on her in order to get the chief resident job. Alex seems to be the only one who knows, and yet last week we saw him get away with fraud by sheer goodluck. Iz's fraudulent way of getting her boyfriend the heart didn't seem to have got out as news to the medical community. Remember how indignant Hahn was when she found out? I can't see how SGMWH reputation would survive the scandal of what Meredith did for the chief of surgery's wife


Really enjoyed this episode, very nicely done! Especially loved April making porridge and telling Stark off - I think April really adds something to this show, as Stark pointed out, her approach (and personality) are different to everybody else's and she's quite funny too. Jackson can still go away as far as I'm concerned because he just doesn't add anything to the show. Also loved Arizona and Mark's scene together - she expressed her pain so beautifully and Mark responded in the only acceptable way, and Arizona took the comfort he offered in the spirit it was offered. Beautiful!
I love Alex (he's my favourite character)but if he tells anybody what Mer did I'll never forgive him. Everything he said about Mer's actions effecting the whole hospital etc. are true - just as they were true for what Izzy did with the LVAD wire. If he believes 'you need to stick with your team even if you think the quarterback's a jerk' then he needs to show it once again. Besides, how can it be okay to wangle money out of a patient but not be okay to make sure someone you care about gets the medicine that could help them. It's a little bit rich for him to self-righteous now. Maybe he would see it differently if he knew Adele was the patient in question.
I do believe the truth will come out, I juust hope it doesn't come from him.
Oh, and @Losers - right back atcha!

Priyam srivastav

baby Zola is just so adorable!


.. I absolutely loved the way Derek and Meredith got married ! wonderful. as true to character as I could've hoped for.. "perfectly UNromantic", so, paradoxically.. couldn't have been more romantic! round of applause to whoever(s?) wrote this part of the script! thanks-


I will be EXTREMELY disappointed if the storyline with Christina and Teddy ends up with Christina coming to the conclusion that she should be more careful and respectful like Teddy claims she wants. Christina was RIGHT! This entire situation is about Teddy's ego, not getting Christina to be a safer doctor. Teddy is threatened. I did not appreciate Owen's discussion with Teddy when he was indulging her as she tried to defend her reasoning. I can't believe he bought that whole "i'm trying to teach her a lessaon" rubbish!

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Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 20 Quotes

Just when we think we figured things out, the universe throws us a curveball. So, we have to improvise. We find happiness in unexpected places. We find ourselves back to the things that matter the most. The universe is funny that way. Sometimes it just has a way of making sure we wind up exactly where we belong.


Mark: I'd like to propose a toast.
Colonel: Why is the sperm donor here? I thought tonight was a family dinner.

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 20 Music

  Song Artist
Song Never Let You Go Calahan
Song Love You Good Amy Stroup and Trent Dabbs
Song Morning Noon & Night Ryan Shaw