Welcome to another Grey's Anatomy Round Table discussion!
Our official Grey's Anatomy review broke down last week's episode, "What Is It About Men," 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 the many goings on at Seattle Grace/Mercy West:
What was your favorite scene/quote from “What Is It About Men?”
Courtney: Tie between Sloan being a daddy to baby Sophia and when he showed up at the dream house to take back Jackson from Derek. Either way, Eric Dane stole the show for me.
Sean: “Get in the car, Avery!” It was a great line followed by a humorous moment of Sloan and Derek fighting over Avery. So, which one gets to take him to prom?
Christina: I loved all of the Sophia and McSteamy scenes. Like Courtney said in her review, he's a total DILF! Sophia is definitely cute, too.
The boys front and center – a fun twist or kind of lame without the ladies?
Courtney: I actually really liked the focus on the guys for a change. Although building the deck to take out aggression was a little cliché, it was a nice change of pace. It gave a chance to show the guys with “their person” like we see with Meredith and Cristina.
Sean: It could have been fun, but it wasn’t really anything wildly exciting. I did like having the boys front and center, but it felt more like a female’s perspective on the “guy’s world.” I mean I know guys love power tools and using their hands, but really? Bonding over a deck? Me, Man! Me, Angry! Me, Build! I agree with Courtney that it was just a little too cliché.
Christina: I'm biting the bullet and going with the latter. Although it was a nice refreshing change, I missed the girls terribly. It really just isn't the same without Mer and Cristina.
Favorite bromance? Sloan/Derek, Owen/Derek, or Jackson/Alex.
Courtney: Although the scene with Jackson and Alex in the kitchen with the panties was pretty awesome, I’m going with the never fail McDreamy/McSteamy bromance. Sometimes I forget how long their history is together. That Addison was one lucky girl! Owen taking Sophia so the two could talk? Classic. Even better? Ben’s comment that they are trying to decide who gets to take Jackson to the prom.
Sean: Jackson and Alex. Not only do they get along and even rag on each other a bit, the two just seem natural together. Their personalities, even though drastically different, just seem to click and it makes for great screen time. Mayfield in 22, anyone?
Christina: Sloan/Derek! It's certainly easy to forget the history between these two guys. Much has changed since the Addie days, and their bromance is still going on strong.
Owen is the new chief. Do you like his punching the patient style or should someone else have been named the Chief of Surgery?
Courtney: Although what Owen did in the ER was unprofessional, it was sort of justified. His staff was at risk and he tried to take care of the problem. Owen will do just fine as the Chief, although I wouldn’t have been disappointed if a woman had taken the throne. I’m looking at you Miranda Bailey.
Sean: He’s got a strong hook to break that giant’s jaw, and I love the way he handled the situation. Should he punch someone every time there is a problem? No, but I think he’s going to bring a different vibe to the position. I believe he’ll be able to stick it out, much like Kepner is slowly adjusting to her role.
Christina: Sure, punching a patient might not have been the right thing to do, but Owen did it for the right reasons. Just as Kepner is easing up to the Chief Resident position, I think that Owen will also be great as the Chief of Surgery. His style is different, and maybe that's what SGMW needs.
Derek points out that Sloan hasn’t been getting any action from the ladies lately. Who should his next love interest be?
Courtney: In a perfect world, Jackson would see Lexie is meant for Sloan and the two would get back together. But since that doesn’t seem to be happening ... I’m going with bringing someone in from outside the hospital. The guy needs a love interest like yesterday. Either have him meet a new girl at Joe’s bar (I miss that place!) or send him back to his old ways of being McSteamy and give him some hot docs and nurses to have fun with.
Sean: He does seem tightly wound doesn’t he? For a guys episode, he should definitely have been getting laid and even spilling details. Okay, okay, he was on dad duty. Of course, he really has that soft spot for Lexie, but I’d love to see a new love interest that isn’t already in the hospital. McSteamy needs to get back to being McSteamy.
Christina: I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Forget about Jackson. Bring back Slexie!