Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "If Only You Were Lonely"

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Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!

Our official Grey's Anatomy review broke down last week's episode, "If Only You Were Lonely," in great detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff writers Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have assembled for their weekly Round Table Q&A to further debate, discuss and dissect the goings on at Seattle Grace/Mercy West.

Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!


1. What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode?

Courtney: Meredith asking Cristina what is going on with her. It was classic twisted sisters with her offering to do all types of crazy things. A closed second goes to Bailey teaching Derek how to do Zola's hair. She did make a point - your daughter can't have messy hair when yours is just about perfect!

Sean: Sloan: "You're two attractive people. Any ways you could alleviate that stress?" Hilarious that he would ask April to "take one for the team."

Christina: Bailey: "Daddy's hair is nice ... maybe even perfect. And his daughter's hair is 31 different flavors of wrong. Your daughter is black. Do her hair!"

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2. Is Owen cheating on Cristina? If so, what's going to happen to the Hunt's?

Courtney: I'm not too sure. Like I said in the review, the signs are there and I get why Cristina is suspicious. I just don't think that Owen would go there, especially this early into their breakup. Final answer? No.

Sean: I don't think so. I understand her feelings, but I think their relationship problems make Cristina seeing a pretty girl talking to her husband, etc as more than it is.

Christina: I'm honestly not sure, but I have a feeling that Owen wouldn't go there. Either way, Cristina should hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

3. Adele's condition is getting worse. Should Richard move her into the nursing home? What's your prediction for Adele's fate for the remainder of the season?

Courtney: Yes, because it is truly heartbreaking to watch Richard at home with her while she throws things and sets fires and has no idea who he is. His speech with Meredith was so sweet. He did make vows to her that he has broken before and that he needs to stand beside her through her sickness. But as a doc, Webber knows that he can't give her everything she needs by himself. Hopefully Adele's fate is just in the nursing home, because I am not sure I could take Shonda having her die on us. There is not enough tissues in my house to deal with that.

Sean: He should and doing so doesn't mean that he loves or cares for her any less. At a nursing home, with her condition, she could get the best possible care and Richard can still be apart of her life. I think Richard will reluctantly come to the decision in the end.

Christina: Yes, Richard should move Adele into the nursing home ASAP. Unfortunately, I think that Adele's condition will continue to worsen and she won't make it to this season's finale. It'd be one heck of a way to close out this season, and you already know Shonda and company love bringing on the waterworks.

Adele and Richard Webber

4. Who is going to do the best on their boards: Cristina, Meredith, Alex, or Jackson?

Courtney: Meredith. Not only is she a Grey and pretty much rocks at everything, but she has Callie on her side. Who doesn't remember her killer flashcards?

Sean: I'd say Meredith and Jackson because they both are doctor's kids, but that would be too easy of a choice. I think Cristina, although top notch, will be distracted by her personal problems. Which leaves, Alex. And it would be good for him to have that success, even if it means plenty of bragging.

Christina: Meredith, of course! For starters, her last name is Grey. Secondly, she is awesome at everything. Lastly, she's prepping like crazy and has Callie's studying technique on her side.

5. Better BFFs? Mark and Derek or Mark and Jackson?

Courtney: As much as I hate to say it, Mark and Jackson. The two actually talk with each other and any comedy from the guys always comes from these two. Plus, Mark never slept with his wife like he did with Derek. His time with Lexie was never cheating.

Sean: Mark and Derek are good buddies, but Mark and Jackson maintain that comedic bromance. It's always fun watching and you can tell that the two guys have a good time when they are together.

Christina: Mark and Derek! Even through the ups and downs, these two are still the best of friends. Forget about Addie! They've both moved so far beyond the worst of their days and are now hanging out at the nursery with their daughters. I can't imagine that it gets any better for two lifelong buddies.

What do you think? Share your responses in the comments below!


Snooping makes me sad that I had to resort to that. But I've done it in past otsaeirnlhip. I confronted first but he denied it so snooping it was. I pretty much knew that I already had one foot out the door when I started snooping but I just wanted to prove I wasn't crazy. Once I got my proof, I just high tailed out - didn't even tell him the real reason.


The background music has ruined the program. We no longer watch it


Does no one remember when Owen came back and had been engaged to that previous girl and hadn't let her know he was back but was starting his flirtation with Christina? This is TV they can all be that kind of guy.


Supporting background info :
Christina was the first to nickname Avery "pretty boy". Avery developed a crush on Christina right away. When drunk at a party, he kissed her but she broke off the kiss. This was the end of season six, before the hospital shooting. Avery was the one to suggest Christina operate on derrick when he had been shot and it was Avery's idea/skill to make it seem derrick died on the operating table so the gun man would leave. Oh how far we have come !!


Owen does not cheat on Christina. Christina thinks he is cheating and so she sleeps with Avery ( now all that build up makes sense, huh?) The Avery / Christina strife will play out for several episodes. You are welcome.


Alzheimer's is such a complicated and LONG lasting disease. The writers can keep Adelle & Richard in plot lines for 5-10 more years. Moving into a care facility is by NO means the solution to the problems. I think Season 9 is the perfect time to narrow down the cast and regain focus.


Hey will someone please make a comment other than me. Why is this show not on for two weeks. Next episode is March 15.


1.Nice to see the twisted sisters making a reappearance,but Bailey pointing out that Der should make as big an effort with Zola's hair as he does for his own was priceless.
2.Cris seems very insecure about her marriage.Anyone remember when Alex was telling Mer about the attraction men with power have for women?(when Kepner had her crush on Der).I don't think Owen has strayed, yet
3.Adele having good days will diminish,Richard will not be able to cope.Unless there is another medical condition Adele has,this is a long term condition
4.Mer is studying for her boards with a child,not sure Shonda will resist Mer feeling conflicted cos Zola needs her mom.Cris is normally a deadcert,but she's distracted.If Alex continues to team up withMorgan, he should be fine.
5.I think MarkAvery is about to get a bit shaky cos of Lex. DerMArk have been through so much, they are BFFs


Best Scene: Bailey telling Der about why people are staring at him. Love it! Owen Cheating: Um no. Altho I'm sure Summer Glau wants him to. Adele should be placed in a care facility. Its the best place for her. Probably not the same one as Elis. Mer will Rock those boards! She has the Board Exam Whisperer. She just needs to declare her specialties. Mcsteamy and Mcdreamy have a better bromance going on. They have history and Mark regards Derek as his brother.


1.favorite scene -> Cristina says I'm crazy!!
fav quote-> the boards are my bitches
2.Owen never cheat on Cristina,he loves her that much
3.Adele always want Richard retired since s2 and stay home with her, it's about time
4.the best on their boards-> Mer(nature) & Cri( focused on study since s1)
5.Better BFFs-> MerCri, MarkCalli, JacksonApril,

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