Welcome to our weekly Grey's Anatomy Round Table!
Our official Grey's Anatomy review broke down Thursday night's episode, "Poker Face," in detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff writers Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have gathered for a Round Table Q&A to further discuss, debate and dissect the goings on at Seattle Grace/Mercy West:
What was your favorite scene/quote from the episode?
Courtney: I'm torn. I loved Meredith pulling the strings to get Derek to work on her patient's butterfly tumor but I equally loved Sloan and Arizona's new found love of cooking. Loved Sloan coming in at the end of the episode and Arizona getting up to tell him how amazing the food looks. Sorry Callie, but it looks like your wife has a new friend, and that friend is your baby daddy.
Sean: I liked Callie telling Sloan to get lost and get laid. She managed to get a hold of her relationship and hopefully set the wheels in motion for Sloan to find his own love interest. Let the steaminess begin!
Christina: I liked the Sloan and his scones scene, but I also loved the simple sister bonding scenes between Meredith and Lexie. Lexie’s been MIA for awhile, but she made up for it with some pretty funny lines. Here, let me remind you of a couple: “Can you go have sex with him so he’ll be nicer?” “So, I’m a tumor mule?”
The cast of Grey’s Anatomy is one of the largest on TV. If you could cut out one character completely, who would it be?
Courtney: I thought about this for a while and definitely have mixed feelings. The characters I disliked the most are already gone (Izzie Stevens... Erica Hahn). If I'm cutting one, its probably Teddy, just for the fact that she is underused and is not nearly as big of a Cardio God as Preston Burke.
Sean: I’d have to agree with Courtney and cut Teddy. She hasn’t really done much recently in terms of the larger story and I can totally see her fading further into the background.
Christina: Although April has kind of sort of grown on me, I’d cut her in a heartbeat. Alex’s impersonation of her annoying voice was dead-on.
Better case: The spinal surgery with the annoying parents or the new mother with the butterfly tumor?
Courtney: I call butterfly tumor, no doubt! It was emotional, had the opportunity to be tragic, and it allowed us to see Meredith in her vagina squad scrubs!! In all seriousness, the thought of giving birth and then no longer being here in six months is one of the saddest stories we have had all season. Derek had to fix up that tumor because I'm not sure I could have handled watching the husband/father leave that hospital with his baby and no wife.
Sean: Definitely the new mother with the butterfly tumor. It was filled with an emotional punch not only for Derek, etc., but even for me as well. I was afraid for the bad news when he came out to talk to the father. Thank goodness, it wasn’t. Man, what a classic Grey’s Anatomy case.
Christina: Definitely the latter. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen such an emotional case. I may have shed a tear or two.
Cristina and Owen: Avoidance seems to be working for them. Is it going to catch up to them or will the two make it for the long haul?
Courtney: These two can be a mystery. Sometimes I think it feels forced, other times they are the perfect fit. Obviously they will not be able to go on without even mentioning the children subject, but for the time being it is working. Who knows, maybe one of them will change their mind, but Owen knows who he married and he has to accept that. I hope these two make it for good because Owen is one lucky guy. Seriously Cristina? Stand on your head type? Kudos to you!
Sean: It’s going to catch up to them eventually. Nothing ever goes perfectly. That said it was rather funny watching them act like a couple of bunny rabbits all around the hospital.
Christina: They say you can avoid reality, but you simply can’t avoid the consequences of doing so. It appeared that avoidance was working for them last night, but I definitely think that it’s going to catch up on them eventually. Hopefully, it’s later rather than sooner.
More underused this week: Sloan, Arizona, or Jackson?
Courtney: Jackson by default because he only appeared in the last minute or so. The one that needs more screen time - Sloan!! He has been the main character providing the laughter for the past couple weeks, but the man needs a great surgery and a woman (Oh hey, Grey's Anatomy spoilers section!). Remember the days when Mark reconstructed peoples faces and performed groundbreaking surgeries? I miss those. But I would totally settle for watching some Food Network with him given the chance.
Sean: I’m going with Jackson but I think that was because he had a fair amount of screen time last episode. At least he managed to pop in for a moment. Granted, I think someone always is going to be underused each week with such a large cast.
Christina: Jackson, for sure. Truthfully, I didn’t even notice him missing for all but two seconds of the episode.