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Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

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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, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," in great detail. Now, TV Fanatic staffers Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have assembled for their weekly Round Table discussion to further debate and dissect the goings on at Seattle Grace/Mercy West.

Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!

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1. Alex made the situation clear to Morgan. Was he too harsh or did he do the right thing?

Courtney: Sometimes the truth hurts. Morgan needs a friend and someone she can depend on, it doesn’t have to be romantic. If Alex is not interested in being a part of her life in that way then he did the right thing. It doesn’t mean he still can't be a good friend to her.

Sean: I don't think Alex was harsh at all, rather than enabling her or leading her on, he put a stop to their dizzy dance. He manned up and was direct, even if it did hurt her. Her son was the important thing she should be worried about, not Alex.

Christina: I’m going with the latter. In fact, I thought it was very grown up of him to stand his ground and not sugarcoat anything with Morgan. She needed to be reminded that her son was the most important thing at that given moment.

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2. Should Mark move in with Julia or should Lexie tell him how she feels?

Courtney: Lexie needs to make a move!! Mark still totally loves her, Derek even said it. She will end up regretting not saying anything so it’s better to get it out in the open.

Sean: Lexie needs to make a move or call it quits for real. I'm a little tired of her moping and longing in the background. I know she wants Mark but I'd like to see her put her focus on something other than whether or not she gets to be with a guy. There's so much more to her than that.

Christina: As a total Slexie fan, I think Lexie should totally tell Mark how she feels. However, Derek definitely made a point that she needs to decide whether or not her feelings are the result of Mark’s newfound relationship or the fact that she really does still love him.

3. Was the “lion as a pet” too ridiculous of a story for this show?

Courtney: Absolutely. Not as ridiculous as Izzie working on the deer though. But realistically, there is no way someone has a lion of that size as a pet in her home. Just not happening.

Sean: I know people have had pet alligators, etc., that you stop and think "Really? Are they insane?" As for the story, it was really pushing the boundaries of this show. No more lions (or deer) please.

Christina: In short, yes.

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4. Who did Owen cheat on Cristina with?

Courtney: I have no idea!! It’s been driving me crazy since he first admitted to the affair. I’m thinking it is someone we don’t know at all, maybe someone he met in the bar?

Sean: No idea. I almost think it would be better it is no one we know because then the issue is more centered on his cheating and not who he cheated with.

Christina: I’m clueless on this one, but also thinking on the same lines as Courtney.

5. Rate the awesomeness of Cristina throwing her food in Owen’s face.

Courtney: On a scale of 1-10 ... 11. Cristina Yang = pure awesomeness.

Sean: Sorry Courtney and Christina, I have to go with not cool. I get that Owen is clearly in the wrong, but if they aren't going to get past it, they need to end it rather than further hurting each other. Shocking move by throwing it? Sure, but it's a bigger move to end their relationship.

Christina: Super awesome! A solid 10 for sure!

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

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1. I think the way Alex did it was a bit jerky but that's just his nature. The reason he did it however was totally right, she needed to not be so dependant on Karev.
2. I really want Mark and Lexie to get back together because I loved them as a couple. But I feel like this constant storyline of Lexie loving him but doing nothing about it has to stop soon. I think it would be nice if Lexie got another storyline that's a bit more interesting and develops her character more.
3. I thought it was quite unrealistic, but so is having someone with the plague or someone with poisonous blood.
4. We know from the promos that she was a stranger.
5. For me, the cereal in the face was hilarious and I had to rewind it and watch it again and again.

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1)Alex was not to mean or a jerk, she needed to be told that she had to stop! She is borderline obsessed with him, calling him over and over. While it is a sad situation she is in with her son, she needs to not go so crazy on Alex.
2)I am pro Mark and Lexie she has to say she loves him.
3)I did not think the lion story line was that silly.
4)I think it will be someone we do not know.
5)10! Owen deserved the cereal in the face! He should not have cheated on Christina!

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I don't think the lion as pet was ridiculous. Been several stories on news of animals as pets that clearly shouldn't. In NYC there was the guy with tiger. More recently there was lady with chimp as pet that ripped off the owners friends face- google Charla Nash. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

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I was staring at Simba.

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We have a phrase in the operating room. Don't pet the lion. It means no matter how nice a tumor looks, how small it is, how perfect it's margins may be, it's still a tumor. It's still dangerous and it can bite.

Meredith
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