Grey's Anatomy Review: The Right To Know

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Intensity. This is something that Grey’s Anatomy knows how to bring right through your television screen, doing so once again via "Support System." There were fights, breakdowns, and realizations. So let’s get to the latest review, shall we?

Oh Yes, It’s Ladies Night. The idea of ladies night? Terrific. Watching all the girls try to get out of it? Ehhh. This arc would have been much better if the ladies did actually go out. Not that I didn’t enjoy Teddy showing up with wine and Dirty Dancing (aka the newly single girls favorite move). And Arizona has really grown to be an enjoyable character. The writers have done a great job in making her the type of person you root for all of the time. At least she knew they couldn’t ditch the big sad widow. 

Beef With The Chief. Sloan played Chief for the day in Owen’s absence and he became Hardcore Sloan instead of just McSteamy. He knows the rules and he wants to follow them. Gotta say, I wouldn’t mind having Mark become the next Chief. Plus, it gave Eric Dane a chance to light up the screen for more than just a few minutes.

Mark Prepares to Operate

The McDreamys. How cute have Meredith and Derek become? Watching them in the daycare with Zola made me realize that these two characters have grown the most. Remember dark and twisty Meredith? How about the hot hookup during the prom at the hospital while Derek was still married? These were the building blocks of these characters and they have built them up to perfection. Seriously, love them.

Speaking of dark and twisty... Meredith continued to reach out to Yang knowing her situation. It surprises me a bit that Cristina hasn’t confided in her person yet, but saying it out loud makes it real. That can’t be easy.

Have A Right To Know? Oh Cristina, how much hurt can you take? After Owen admitted his one night stand with a woman from the hospital, Cristina begged for the details. Is this really something you want to know? Does this make it any easier or does it just hurt you more? For one thing, it makes it a reality.

The fact that Owen did this because he wanted to hurt Cristina about the abortion is just plain wrong. If you are not happy in your marriage, if you can’t get over something, try to fix it or walk away. Do Not Cheat. There is no excuse, even if it was just for sex. 

Xtina Yang

The hour ended with Owen leaving the home he shares with his wife. Is this the end for them or will Cristina take him back?

After Thoughts:

  • Mark Sloan should wear a suit every single day. The man cleans up nice.
  • How hilarious was Owen crashing through the door after Cristina unlocked it? Gotta love Yang’s laugh.
  • Last episode, Lexis was all worried about Mark moving in with Julia. Now, not a word about it. Little Grey needs a solid arc of her own.
  • How cute is Mer helping out the other residents for their boards? Those exams are bound to be intense and who knows if they will all pass.

Overall, another solid episode from Shondaland. The flashbacks through Cristina and Owen’s relationship were a perfect touch to prepare us for the breakdown between the couple. What is to come with these two? Will Cristina take her unfaithful husband back? How many of you with Burke would make an appearance right now in one of his sweet turtlenecks?

So until next time, TV Fanatics. Hit up the comments and let us know what you thought of “Support Systems.” Was the build up of Owen’s affair a let down? Don’t forget to check back later for the official Grey’s Anatomy Round Table. There are only a handful of episodes left. Make your predictions for the end of the season now!


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Okay with the whole abortion thing, I know Christina told Owen there was a Burke. But she never told him that she was pregnant at one time and lost a tube and the baby. When she got pregnant again obviosuly Christina didn't want the baby, but subconsciously she was scared. I know that a miscarriage from your past isn't always important in your current relationship, but it does matter because maybe Owen would of had more sympathy then he wouldn't have cheated. Also I wish Shondra would bring Burke back (T.R. isn't there so there wouldn't be an issue) and have Burke be the head of Cardio since Teddy is gone and try to win Christina back. I'd love to see Owen and Burke battle for Christina. Especially with the way Owen treated her, I can see her running into Burke's arms. Just one episode, one more episode with Burke! He was unrightly fired!!!


honestly, Christina would be a great mom, so she needs to get over her stupid fear of loving surgery more than her own child because it wont HAPPEN. she needs to just think about it, consider what Owen is saying, and have a conversation with him. instead of shooting him down all the time. i know its just a tv show but sometimes i wanna slap some sense into that girl.


owen and christina plllzzzz!! i love those two together, and owen already admited he was wrong and sorry, it wasn't as if he had a long, draged out affair, he was hurt and wanted to hurt her ( i know it wasn't right but everyone gets like that at times)i mean christina had done hurtful stuff to him in the past. Like the time she was willing to give him up for teddy or when she gave him back his ring when she had post dramatic stress? i thought she handled the whole abortion thing wrong aswell. ( not that thats a excuse for him to cheat mind u). I'm with her in that she didn't want a child and that it was ultimately her body and decision, but she could've sat him down and explained the situation. i know he wouldve still wanted the kid, but as someone whose meant to be his partner, she should've sat him down and been there while he was grieving. it was his child too, he should've been given enough warning about the abortion and be listened to, even if her mind was made up to have the abortion. I mean, im not married, but how would any woman feel if her husband came home and said he had a versectime because he never wants kids? its not the fact he had the surgery, it was the fact he never consulted or notified his wife!!!! anywho thats my opinion, over and out!! :P:P:P


Shonda Rhimes, I BEG you. Please Please Please Please .. I want Mark and Lexie together. After MerDer if I've love any other couple so much in Greys, they are Mexie. Love them.


Sandra Oh is just amazing. She is my favorite character on the show. That was an incredible performance. I felt bad for them both. And Zola - can she get ANY cuter, OMG.


One thing I haven't seen mentioned is whether or not they'll show Teddy's reaction to Owen's cheating. She and Cristina have become very close.


I can't help myself. Cristina is REAL. And I have nothing better to do.


Sandra Oh is leaving Grey's Anatomy at the end of this season. Why else do you think Cristina/Owen have been on verge of breakup since Season 7 finale? It's been the long goodbye and this episode was Shonda's "love letter" to CO fans in Shonda's twisted way. Remaining episodes will be splitting up Mer and Cris. Next will Cris lovers bash Mer like they bash Owen? Good thing about Sandra Oh leaving is hopefully her diehard fans will disappear with her and stop stalking and harassing everyone else in the GA fandom as THEY have for the past few years. YOU know who I'm talking about. YOU need help.


this is quite an episode...i do wish shonda would straighten out a lot of things with cristina...first burke left so abruptly and now owen's cheating on her! they r both did something wrong, get over it... 4give and then build the relationship again? if u luv some1 so much, u must surely give them a chance? look @ mer&der, they hit rough spots but still came up again! relationships should b more like that....


Owen KNEW that Christina didn't want a baby. He freakin knew. And yet he still married her the way she is/was. So in all honesty I can't stand the guy, because he is putting all the blame on Christina and he cheated on her. Seriously dude? That's like me touching an oven that is hot, I know better. Moral: Owen needs to stop blaming Christina.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 19 Quotes

The human body is made up of systems that keep it alive. The one that keeps you breathing, the one that keeps you standing, the one that makes you hungry, and the one that makes you happy. They're all connected, take a piece out and everything else falls apart. And it's only when our support systems look like they might fail us that you realize how much we depended on them all along.


I have a right as your wife to know what you did.