Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "Moment of Truth"

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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, "Moment of Truth," in great detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff members Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have assembled for their weekly Q&A discussion to further debate and dissect the goings on at Seattle Grace/Mercy West.

Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!


1. Cristina was defending Owen to Meredith. Is she planning on taking him back?

Courtney: Yes and no. I think Yang is planning on forgiving him but she is not going to base her life around him anymore. She may take the chance to go to Stanford or Columbia.

Sean: I agree that she seems on the road to forgiveness and that's a good thing. I hope she's not planning to, but she really shouldn't. I know it's going to be hard, but it's time to move on.

Christina: “Should she take him back?” is the real question. And I’m not quite sure I would know the answer.

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2. Richard hooked up with Catherine Avery. Was this wrong since he is still married to Adele?

Courtney: I don't think so. Granted, it's cheating. But his wife is sick and she is doing the same thing with Alan.

Sean: I know that Catherine and Richard have great chemistry, but I wasn't happy by his choice. I really felt like the writers gave him an "out" by having Adele cheat on him. And her Alzheimer's doesn't make her situation the same as his. Sure he made faces like he felt like he was in the wrong, but I guess I wish it would have at least taken more than just one episode before Richard hopped in the sack.

Christina: Cheating is cheating. However, like Courtney said, Adele technically cheated already. It’s a tough predicament Richard is in.

3. Jackson and April: Hot or not?

Courtney: Hot. It got Jackson shirtless and any scene with that is going to be hot. Plus, these two are fun together and it was nice to see them let loose.

Sean: Initially hot, but the whole regretting it and "I love Jesus" line was just another left field antic for April. She's so all over the place as a character from crying hysterically and jumping head first into a fight that it's hard to take her seriously.

Christina: Not! I honestly don’t care all too much for this coupling.

4. Assuming Alex gets to take the exam, which one of the residents fails their boards?

Courtney: Kepner. She was not with it when it was time to take the test. She was upset about her sleeping with Jackson, plus she was a wreck of nerves. She's someone that caves under pressure.

Sean: What if Meredith fails? That would be a huge twist. Even with her wonderful abilities as a doctor, I could see her leaving medicine behind and focusing on taking caring of Zola.

Christina: Blame it on her excessive annoyance throughout the entire episode, but I strangely wanted and kind of hoped April would be the one to fail.  

5. With contract negotiations going on, there is a chance that some of our favorite docs will not be back at SGH next year. If you had to pick one resident to stay, who would it be?

Courtney: Easy. Meredith Grey. Not only is she the voice of the show, but she is part of the heart. Her relationship with Derek and her friendship with Cristina has been part of the backbone of every season so far. A close second goes to Yang.

Sean: Meredith. I mean the show is called Grey's Anatomy! The show could certainly go on, but I just don't think it would be the same without her. Hopefully she sticks around.

Christina: Meredith Grey! It just won’t be the same without the once dark-and-twisty girl we’ve watch grow into a caring mom and wife, who has stayed true as an awesome surgeon throughout all these years. I really can’t imagine Grey’s Anatomy without her. (Insert sad face emoticon here.)

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


Meredith Grey is the heart of the show , and the reason I keep watching. And I really hope to see the dark and twisty intern with the dark blue scrubs! that's the reason why everyone waited 8 years and it should be the epic ending to the story of MEREDITH grey, not the little sister no one cares about. So please Shonda, dont even think about doing season 9 without Mer , or only giving her seconds on screen, it would be a waste of time, I wont be seeing that for sure.


1.I love to see how Cristina bring Owen back
2.Richard can divoice Adele first, of course he's wrong
3.I can't feel Jason's falling love with April?
4.Alex fails
5.only Cristina's story which I'd like to see


5)Obvious choice here: Meredith. She IS the show.. It wouldn't the same without her. Though I'm not sure I wanna see her in season 9 without Derek..


1) It's still a long way until we see Christina and Owen reunited. And the scene proved once again that Mer is Christina's person. She told her the truth, even though she knew that's not what Christina wanted to hear from her.
2) It's hard to tell.. I mean Adele already kind of cheated on him, but the thing is she isn't aware that she is cheating because she doesn't recognize Richard as her husband. You could totally see that Richard was reluctant to pull the thing through but.. It's complicated..
3)It was... random? I don't know.. April's behaviour was so irritating.. When she was sitting with Jackson at the bar, she seemed perpectly sober, and after punching that guy she was high and wasted at the same time.. I can understand that punching someone in the face can get you pumped up but losing your virginity after preaching to us that you want your first time to be special? I don't know.. But the Jesus-thing the morning after did it for me.. April has to go..
4) See question 3.
5)Obvious choice here. Meredith. She IS the show.. It wouldn't be the same without her.. Though I'm not sure I wanna see her in season 9 without Derek..


1) I seriously don't understand why people are mad at Meredith. What was she supposed to say? "Owen is a great guy. He only cheated on you once and it was 'just sex'. Its not like he did it on purpose just to hurt you or anything." Please... She only said what any indignant friend would have said. Cristina and Owen have way too many issues besides cheating to deal with. She should leave him.
2) I am all for supporting old people having sex but did they have to make the scene last that long. Eww
3) Jackson & April? NOT
4) Get rid of April already
5)Meredith is the Grey in Grey's Anatomy. Derek, Cristina, Alex & Bailey cant leave either.


-sounds like she's planning on forgiving him. Which she should. I'd kind of like to see them work.
-no. The only problem I had with it wad that it happened so soon.
- Not. I've always seen those two as having a sibling relationship. He's protective of her like that. I hate the fact that they ruined that and ruined the value in her character being a virgin only to cheapen it that way. Nice to see Avery shirtless however.
- April. She can never hold it together.


1) Christina will take him back because even as a hardcore doctor she's an insecure noodle when its comes to her personal life. We saw that with Burke. Pathetic. 2)I don't know why we're debating this. He cheated on Adele for years. He has no ethics here. Moving on. 3) Thought it would be hot, but the aftermath left me feeling icky. 4) April fails. 5) My favorite is Arizona, but if I have to choose an original I'm going with Alex. Unless they want to bring back season 6-7 Bailey. If don't like this emotional mess they're making her.




I think that if Sandra Oh comes back next season, Crowen will prevail. Shonda has written theirs to be a beautiful love story. Like Mer and Derek. It took four full seasons for those two to get it together. Season 9 will be the fourth season for Crowen. The things Mer said about Owen were typical best friend comments. He hurt my person, he's a pig! Ultimately, Mer will support her person, whatever decision she makes. Cristina has grown a lot since Season 1. She's still pompous about her skill, but she has softened in her emotions with the people she loves. She loved Burke but she's different with Owen. Avery and Kepner - totally weird. It didn't appear to me that Avery was emotionally attracted to Kepner (like in love). He was just turned on by the kissing. Izzie/George repeat. Ewwww! And I would not be upset if Kepner left. She's annoying, but if she stays it would be interesting if she ended up pregnant. I can't decide who I think fails. They all have direct hints so it could be anyone, but I'd hate it to be Mer, Cristina or Alex. They've had such shitty things happen to them it's time for someone else to get a screwed up SL. I still lean towards Webber being the one who dies, or maybe Bailey, but I really hope it's not Bailey or one of the kids.


1 - Yes - what Cristina had to say to Meredith on the other side of the door was very grown-up & profound for Cristina & Meredith needs to keep her big mouth shut & let Cristina do a whole lot of soul searching & come up with her own decision. So many people do not like Owen - not sure why that is - would like to hear what it is about this guy you all don't like. 2 - Did not like the Catherine/Richard hook-up at all. Interesting that his wedding ring was prominent not once but twice & he ignored it not once but twice. He isn't any stronger than that? And I really did not like that Richard answered the door & Jackson was on the other side - he is supposed to be looking up to Richard not thinking he hooked up with his Mother ... just sayin' .... 3 - Not hot 4 - Cristina fails 5 - Sandra Oh stays

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