Grey's Anatomy Review: Batter Up!

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The latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy was anything but a strike out. It was a nice, light hour - following a few heavy episodes - and moved things forward for our favorite docs. So grab your glove and get ready to discuss "Put Me In, Coach."

Cheering on the Team

You’re My Person. Meredith and Cristina stole the scenes with their BFF fun and I loved every second of it. From the start of them laying in the outfield to them getting drunk in the middle of the game, these two were the picture of what a best friends should be. Plus, we really haven’t seen them that wasted together since the parties that used to go down at the Grey house. Classic Meredith and Cristina.

Kudos to Sandra Oh once again. She can bring the serious, the drama, the tension. But she can definitely show up the rest with her insane smile and laugh. The girl is awesome. Case closed.

Richard: Baller

The Big Game. The best part of the episode stemmed from the surgeons attempting to play softball together. The only thing that could have made this better was more time. dedicated to it. Teddy’s terrible pitching, Bailey and Mer having a blow out in the field, and Chief Webber calling time outs were just small pieces of a great puzzle. The game led to some important things that we must discuss:

  • The Bailey/Meredith blow out. This has been awhile coming. Bailey is rightfully mad at Meredith, but these two work best on the same side. Webber is right, Meredith has clearly made mistakes but it is not Bailey’s job to rub them in. Time to move forward. Either way, they are both incredible doctors who can do better... together. Bailey has been seriously miserable lately and it was time Meredith stood up to her. 
  • I didn’t think these actors could look any better in a uniform than they do in their scrubs. I was clearly mistaken. Who else is with me in thinking that Henry and Avery should wear a hat and uniform every episode?
Poor Henry
Speaking of Avery... Things came to a head for the hot doc love triangle with Jackson noticing Lexie being bothered by Sloan and his new girlfriend. The writers must have been paying attention by giving this man a new love interest, but where did she come from? All of a sudden Mark has a new girl from Seattle Pres and Lexie isn’t having it. Little Grey has a serious arm, and chucked that ball at the eye doc. Funniest part of the hour, hands down.
Alex, The Silent Saver. Word got to Alex that the courts want Lola’s medical records to transfer her. Taking matters into his own hands, he went looking to the family courts to get some answers and took no credit for the court date Mer and Der will be getting. He took a big risk going to the judge. Is he now a great friend or just a bigger idiot? The cases were pretty great, too: Derek pulled off another miracle and Callie proved once again how awesome she is.
O and H
Overall, an instant classic Grey’s episode. Anyone with me in thinking the softball game should become annual? Do you prefer the funny or did you miss the drama? Without a doubt, we are in for some heaviness next week, based on this preview. Sound off and let us know what you thought of and don’t forget to check back for the weekly Grey’s Anatomy Round Table. 


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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (267 Votes)

I loved this episode! I haven't seen Greys Anatomy in a while, because it just got too heavy for me.. But this episode was good. My favourite part was Christina and Meredith getting drunk, loved it!


This episode rocked! My favorite scenes were all Christina on the field. Her lines, her gestures and the drinking from the flask hidden in the glove were hilarious! Lexie was great too. @uklass- Alex feared that the integrity of the hospital would be compromised, and he's right if you noticed what the chief from Seattle Pres. said. It's the FDA that makes the call about what happens with the trials. Alex feared the worst case scenario that the entire hospital could be blacklisted but in the end the FDA decided to suspend Derek as principal investigator and Webber. I'm not sure if the show specified whether Mer is off the hook with the FDA after Webber "confessed" but if she is it could just be they let her work on it without being credited for her work on paper.
Mer only got away with it because of Webber's protection but you're right it's ironic. In real life I've seen professors pass blame to a student for their mistakes.


Oh, wow. Thank you for that Lexie jealousy thing. Made me laugh but what's important is it gave me hope for more Mark-Lexie! They need to happen real soon. I don't care if it was childish and immature of Lexie. I love it. :)) cristina and mer are the best. And yes, i agree.. sandra oh is one hell of an actress!


i LOVED it - i had two episodes to watch and i haven't laughed that hard or quite some time now. i also, i felt cristina and mer - got drunk with them, so excuse my possible grammar mistakes. these past two episodes, but this one especially. was something i had expected. fun, it was very greys. and just like one of your critics said in the last review - i miss callie/cristina time too, these two badasses are fun together! i'd love to see more of that. once again - loved that episode and i love greys. it can bring tears into my eyes, also can make me laugh so hard that im almost crying! fantastic! and that all in one episode... how is that possible!? shonda, you're one hell of a writer! cant wait 'till next week!


Mer got away because Webber said to the board that he was the one that messed with the trial not Mer, so according to the board, she didn't do anything except try to take the blame for Webber.


I can't understand how SGH is running a clinical trial after Alex said the hospital would be stopped doing that. I guess Mer will carry on with the vital lab work, but how come she's allowed to. Did she get banned, cos if so I missed that bit. I know Der and Webber had a scene where they discaussed their being banned, but did Mer get away with it as she was the resident?? Kinda ironic really if so.
Avery previously said he wouldn't wait around for Lexie, but I thought he picked up on Lexie being jealous of Mark and his new gf. So will he really put up with that?? I guess he's more invested in lex as his gf now, but I would love him to moe out of Mer's house and take Kepner with him. Roll on the House of Candles being finished asap


Did anyone else notice that Mark's new girlfriend was on first before that one guy hit a home run, and then she's still on first for the next batter. She shouldn't have even been on base when Lexie started pitching, although I must say I loved her getting pegged in the boob. Great episode, classic Grey's, but common GA writers, you have to notice errors like that.


Excellent episode :) :) :) best one this season, and best one in a long time :) Really loved the Mer and Cristina scened :) Can't wait for Mer to get out of the pink scrubs and off the Vagina Squad. Also, mostly I'm excited about Cristina and Altman working together on proper cases.


The episode was awesome!It brought out little bits of almost everyone in different ways. It was light and fun and I really enjoyed it! I wish Mer would just get pregnant by some awesome loop of science or whatever... Getting tired of the Zola story.


It's pretty obvious this show is on the downhill slide. The episodes this year have been awful and the most recent one was just plain boring. Too bad a show that was once so great has crashed like this. I'll miss what I used to love, but I'm not sure I can spend anymore time with this.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 7 Quotes

When are you going to put me in? I'm a really great pitcher!


Surgeons can't be lazy, the risks are too great. The second we stop pushing ourselves, something terrible happens. Something we never see coming.


Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 7 Music

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Mix tape Mix Tape Big Scary iTunes
Rock bottom Rock Bottom Pablo iTunes
Song High Road Tennis