Grey's Anatomy Review: Burning Love

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Questioning of infidelity. Questioning of vows. Questioning of skill. All of these were tackled in the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, "If Only You Were Lonely." So let’s get to it; time to discuss!

Richard in Green

Cases. A nearby coffee shop had an explosion with a machine, sending in some burn victims. How heartbreaking was it that the employee had no idea who her customer was that was so into her? What I do know is that they were some nasty looking injuries. Best part about the case is that it gave a chance for Sloan to have some screen time.

Speaking of... Mark wants to hook Jackson up with someone so he can relieve a little tension. First prospect = April. Even if this doesn’t happen now, it needs to happen at some point! Second prospect = Julia’s friend. Jackson is not interested. Sloan realized it’s because he still is carrying a torch for Little Grey. Could this become a problem for the pair at some point?

Just want to make a note that Jackson and Avery are the new and official BFF/Bromance. Derek and Sloan hardly have any buddy scenes together anymore, even though we were treated to the hot docs and their babies in this episode. Which pairing do you like better?

13%. These are the chances for Morgan’s baby, but if Alex has anything to say about it, he is not going to let anything happen to that boy. Having the parents both be doctors makes you wonder: How do you separate what you know as a doctor but what you want as a parent? That has got to be tough. 

Alex Stepping Up

This case is showing a great side of Alex. He does his best with children. Now the question is, who is on board for an Alex/Morgan hookup? She gave Chris an out and he took it. Gil McKinney played this role and it took me a few minutes to place him. For any Friday Night Lights fans out there, he was Julie’s TA in the final season. Looks like he is good at playing the bad guy because he was a jerk on both.

Heartbreak In The Home. Ohh, Richard. You cannot catch a break. Adele’s condition keeps getting worse and even burned his arm. Meredith recommends checking out the home where Ellis went. I am not sure what is in the cards for these two, but I can guarantee that it will be a tear jerker if anything happens to Mrs. Webber. I have said it before and I am saying it again: Loretta Devine is amazing. This woman deserves an award for her work on this show. 

Adele and Richard Webber

“I Don’t Have Time!” So Cristina is thinking that Owen is cheating on her. Is she wrong to make that assumption? Absolutely not. The signs are there. He isn’t coming home at night, the nurse changed her schedule, they are going through a rough patch. But would Owen actually cheat? Not so sure. This is a good arc to give these two. Kudos to the writers for what is looking to be a well-developed story for the broken couple.

The nurse in question was guest star Summer Glau. I have seen her in a handful of things, but each time they showed her I couldn’t help but think “Man, she looks like Winnie Cooper.” Anyone else agree?

Here is hoping that she sticks around for a few more episodes, at least until we see resolution. If she doesn’t, then what a waste of a guest spot. Did she even have any talking lines?

After Thoughts.

  • Meredith and Derek are on a roll lately. Who else laughed at Miranda coming over to show Derek how to do Zola’s hair??
  • Teddy goes off again on Owen, this time in the OR. Callie is right, you can’t have that happening when you are the Chief of Surgery.
  • Not much happening for April lately. Time to get the girl a boyfriend or a big case. 
  • “I’m going to make the boards my b*tch!” Instant Classic.
So what did you think, Grey’s fans? Was this episode a little slow for your taste? It felt like the writers were setting up arcs for the remainder of the season. The relationship between Cristina and Owen, the possible hookup for Jackson and the triangle with Lexie and Mark, Teddy with a new grant, Callie helping Meredith. It was a solid episode, not the best of the season, but enjoyable and entertaining. Basically what we look for from Grey’s Anatomy. So hit the comments and let us know what you thought.

Is Owen cheating on Cristina? What’s going to happen to Adele? Can Teddy forgive Owen? 


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I hope that eventually Owen and Teddy get married. They have had a lot of good chemistry and fun scenes together in the past. I have never really cared for Cristina with Owen. Time to break them up legally before bringing in any new loves, though. I think they break up, Owen has revenge sex with the nurse (since he was accused of it anyway) and then he's alone for a while until Teddy is healed enough for them to get into a real realationship. Cristina will hook up with some new castmember-hot-headed-arrogant-slick doctor. Casting! Maybe an asian version of Burke but in a different field? I can see it now. Do it, Ms. Rhimes!


I like Bailey best when she's not in a romantic scene. Cash Cab is a fine couple, but not my favorite. I think they try and force chemistry but I don't believe them. I think Jackson was gearing up to take the bromance position when Patrick Dempsy's character decides to leave. Now they say that possibly Derek will stay, so I guess Sloane gets to have 2 besties! There are so many combos of great group scenes on this show and I love that they have been able to keep such a big cast. Sometimes when a show gets too big, the salaries explode to the point that they probably have to limit the characters. I love Karev and Arizona together, I wish she wasn't written as gay. I liked the combo of Owen and Callie on the previous ep. also. And I'm really glad that the Chief is still getting screen time even though he's not one of the new hot docs hooking up in the corner. This show has a lot of heart. Every time I see Adele I just miss Eli Stone more and more!


I knew exactly that it was Zola's hair. My twins have really curly hair and my husband will make exactly ZERO attempts to fix their hair if I'm not available. His solution: "put on a hat girls". Well, guess how long that hat tends to stay on? Yep. They look like poor homeless girls when they are out with Dad. Pathetic.


I thought the episode was fantastic. Owen and Christina marriage issues continue to be interesting. Mark trying to get Avery laid was just hysterical! I much prefer their bromance over mark and Derek. But watching the two men bond with their daughters and make attempts at embracing their daughters ' cultures was fantastically done. So glad they didn't ignore such a realistic opportunity. Derek with the hair was hilarious! That isn't even a cultural thing that's a guy thing! Him assuming others were being racist and trying to set up play dates with kids like her was cute. I'm si glad someone finally acknowledged teddy's unprofessional,disrespectful, insubordinate behavior. She's behaving like a child and asking ti be fired. That cannot keep happening.


I can't help loving Crowen drama story in s8,probably 2 actors Ssandra Oh& Kevin Mckidd are too good?
it's first time we see Cristina loving Owen over surgery, and she looks like much scared of losing Owen,that is a good start!! but I don't think Owen's cheating on Cristina,he's waiting for Cristina loves him back, not only the sex! anyway, crazy Cristina's adorable!!
I hate Teddy's bad attitude to Owen,totally OOC,but hope Teddy will take Cristina to do new trail together


I also want Morgan and Alex to get together because of their chemistry (not sexually based, but emotionally. I don't think Owen is cheating i think he wants stay away from Christina and their martial problems. I love Mer/Callie, Arizona/Alex, Mark/Avery, and Mer/Chris relationships. I would like the writers to do something with April...maybe put her with Avery. Mark and Lexie really need to get back together is obvious they really love each other.


Loretta Devine DID get an award for the show at last year's Emmys for Best Guest Star.


Christina and Jackson please! They ARE the badass couple. Oh...Season you teased me.


Love it! Bailey's line was the best! I could tell from the moment Derek walked in with Zola! In the situation Derek was a bit ignorant but you must admit those stares were a little haunting! I want Tommy to make it! And Owen needs to realize that his wife is hurting! I can't wait for the next episode!


Also loved the fact that both daddies are trying to relate to the culture of their children. Every woman watching TV knew the issue was Zola's hair, I laughed so loud when Bailey finally called Derek out on it. Then he gets Bailey to help him learn how to brush her hair. Loved it! I didn't like the Owen/Cristina storyline. I don't like Cristina being all stalker about Owen cheating. Who cares if he does? He's getting on my nerves, along with Teddy. Adele and Richard are heartbreaking, especially at the end when she said she needed to move into the nursing home.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 16 Quotes

I haven't seen my husband or baby since yesterday and I don't even care because Callie blew my mind. I'm going to make the boards my bitch!


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