Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "Heart-Shaped Box"
Welcome to our weekly Grey's Anatomy Round Table!
Our official Grey's Anatomy review broke down Thursday's episode, "Heart-Shaped Box," in detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff writers Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have gathered for a Round Table Q&A to further debate, discuss and dissect the goings on at Seattle Grace/Mercy West:
What was your favorite scene/quote from the episode?
Courtney: I really enjoyed Callie’s scene with Mama O’Malley, but I’m giving it to the originals talking about their departed friends in the original home of the show - Joe’s Bar. Alex said it right, “George is dead and Izzie is gone. We’re all different.”
Sean: Jackson and Sloan getting back together. It was funny watching the two of them stumble over their words and excitement to be with each other again. The Plastics Posse is back!
Christina: I've got to give it to Alex. He was dead on when he said: "George is dead and Izzie's gone. We're all different." It's short, sweet and complete.
2. Was Mrs. O’Malley your favorite guest star of the season? If not, who was?
Courtney: For nostalgia purposes, absolutely. Besides Meredith’s mom, George’s family members were the ones we got to know the best. The woman has had serious heartache and still greets all of them with a smile. I wouldn’t mind seeing Mama O more often, maybe as a substitute mom for Callie ...
Sean: She was a great return in the sense that it was fun to reminisce and think back to the early days of the show. Man, it feels like a whole different time now, but life keeps going and so does the show. I wonder if there will be any other callbacks this season?
Christina: My favorite guest star of this season so far is still Avery's mom. Don't get me wrong though, I definitely appreciated having Mrs. O'Malley there. It felt like forever since George was last mentioned, and it was refreshing to have somewhat of a reminiscent episode. I liked all of her interactions with everyone... especially with Mer.
3. Jackson broke up with Lexie. Is the love triangle over? Who should she be with? Mark, Jackson, or Alex?
Courtney: This may have been the most mature break up on the series so far! It is obvious that I am a true Mark and Lexie shipper, but how could you not want someone with those eyes to be happy? I’m still voting for Jackson to be April’s first. I was glad Jackson beat Lexie to the punch too, if you’re getting outed from a triangle, at least be the one to do it. Now we just need the Plastics Posse to hang out, preferably without shirts, and this season of Grey’s will be on top!
Sean: The love triangle is done and I don’t think ever really was. I’m glad Jackson stood up and made the decision for himself. Who should Lexie be with now? I doubt if any of those three options would jump into something with her right away, so I’ve got a feeling she’ll be ridin' solo for a little while.
Christina: What love triangle? It's always been about Slexie!
4. What does the future hold for the gorgeous guy we call Henry?
Courtney: I used to think this felt forced; All of a sudden Teddy was happy and he was around all the time. But over the past several episodes, I have grown to really like Teddy. He’s obviously not hard on the eyes either. I’m guessing that he will make it through for a little while longer but heartbreak is inevitable for Teddy by season's end.
Sean: The show has been building him up recently and giving him lots of positive moments and goals like going to medical school. All that blood coming up though, and I’ve a strong feeling he won’t make it to another season.
Christina: If last week's episode was any indication of Henry's future, things just aren't looking too great for him. I predict his health will worsen and Teddy will struggle to catch him when he falls.
5. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you miss George and Izzie?
Courtney: George - somewhere between and 8 and a 9. Izzie - probably about a 2. The character of George was almost always likable (except for the Gizzie faze but I’m blaming that on the latter). He was the moral one and was always trying his best. Now Izzie, well that’s another story. The Denny arc did it for me and I was turned off from this character forever. The only Izzie to really miss was Season One bad ass when she was confident and fun. Remember her telling off Alex about her modeling career? She may have been posing for photo shoots but she wasn’t the one sitting on a hundred grand of student loans! Other than, I hardly miss her.
Sean: I’ll go with a 5. I never really cared for Izzie as much and George was simply ok. They really only make me think of how the show used to be and how far all of the other characters have come.
Christina: 5. On one hand, I thought George was incredible, but I didn't care too much for Izzie. I miss them sometimes, but honestly I'd forgotten about them up 'til this episode. It's just that it's felt like a lifetime since they were last spoken of, and things are just so different now. You know what they say, and the more things change, the more they stay the same. They will always be a part of Grey's Anatomy.
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