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Grey's Anatomy Review: Making Strides

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Surgeries were not the only complicated thing on "I Saw Her Standing There." This episode focused on several situations that were perfectly messy in only the way Grey’s Anatomy can do. Time to discuss...

Boss Grey

Can’t Hardly Wait. Arizona took her first steps towards recovery in getting fitted for a prosthetic. This is huge for an amputee. Like we discussed in “Love The One You’re With," mean Arizona is no fun. The way she is acting is very understandable, but you can’t help but feel bad for Callie. The woman lost her best friend/father of her baby and her wife’s leg from the same accident. Having Alex talk to Arizona definitely made a difference. These two work well together; Robbins has made him softer and it’s a huge improvement. 

The best part about Arizona moving forward was meeting her doctor. It took me a second to place him, but sure enough... Ethan Embry could not have made me smile more. I know I’m not the only Can’t Hardly Wait fan, right?? Looks like we may be graced with him presence a few more times.

Man To Man. Welcome back, Catherine Avery! Debbie Allen returned to reprise her role as Jackson’s mother. Not only did she have the most tension, joke-filled case of the week, but she caused quite a stir between two of our favorite men. Gorgeous Eyes Jackson decided to have a talk with the former chief about sleeping with his mother. This might have been the most hilarious scene of the hour.

Check out the Grey’s Anatomy quotes page for the showdown between the two. 

Jackie Avery Photo

Old Fashion. Let it be said, Dr. Thomas may be ancient, but he is the man. If we have to settle for having Yang at The Clinic, at least we get to watch her interact with Thomas. These two have great chemistry and are perfectly suited to teach each other. This was the first time we saw Yang smile in quite some time.

Not a fan of Dr. Parker and his plans to push out Feeny Thomas. Here is hoping that Cristina can teach and learn from the doc and he can keep his job. At least until she is ready to return to Seattle. This pairing is seriously so much fun to watch and most definitely one of the highlights from this somewhat slow episode.

Yang - what are you thinking? We know you like men in authoritative positions, but really? Dr. Parker?!? You can do so much better! Turning him down to have drinks with Thomas was the smartest decision she has made since getting to Mayo. 

Jackson, Mer, and Karev

Elsewhere...

  • Owen is staying at Derek’s trailer. Things are not looking too bright for him.
  • Nice appearance of Joe’s Bar. Wouldn’t mind having a few more scenes there like we used to.
  • Jackson and April are still sleeping together. How long until his mom finds out?
  • Looks like things might be getting better for Callie. She got to watch American Bake-off with her wife.
  • Can Alex get a real arc sometime soon?
  • How cute are Meredith and Derek? After all these seasons, they can still put a smile on your face.
  • Did anyone else notice Jackson’s haircut? That boy is hot!!

Overall, a solid episode. A little slow moving, but it brought back Catherine, got Bailey to make some jokes and featured a solid amount of screen time for Yang and Thomas. 

What did you think, TV Fanatics? Was “I Saw Her Standing There” up to Grey’s Anatomy standards? Sound off in the comments and let us know. And check back later this week for the always fun and entertaining Grey’s Anatomy Round Table

Unfortunately, no new episode next week. Let’s use the time to chat it up about the hour and to figure out where this season is going. Is GA losing its steam?

Until next time, Grey’s fans. 

Review

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Dammit, post got lost.., TVS I don't think it's that Callie bailed when things were tough so much as that she wanted to give AZ space.

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... Can't stand the character and his sad puppy eyes after doing sh&t on the carpet once again. Why can't she find a real man?!
AH about Callie and Owen, don't worry about it! He clearly has a thing for blondes. Callie be a aware! your wife is blonde and if that guy drinks a little he doesn't see his path...and may even do a lesbian. And in the end he will say he was drunk, that it was only sex but he still loves you and and has a high regard for your friendship.

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Paula you're not the only one who loves those incursions of cristina with the chief. And it's not affair because she ended everything with Owen last episode. And he perfectly understood it. That is, if they still had anything. Differently of him who was with a blonde with his wedding band in his finger on in the same place he once kissed his wife. I agree with Jess, hope she kicks that Jackass out of her life. But obviouly that Dr. Parker came in as sleazy daft to show how good man Owen is!(roll).
And of course, I'm seeing that the brigade's moral and good manners only for women also came here defending the poor Owen who cheated while in the relationship and judging and condemning Cristina for having followed her life after no longer in the relationship.(another roll)
This duality hypocrite makes me vomiting. But,it is with this that Shonda account to retrieve the man wise, good,with high moral principles and flawless that is little Owen. Can't stand the character and his sad puppy eyes after doing sh&t on the carpet once again. Why can't she find a real man?!

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it's possible Callie will be sleeping with Owen in Shondaland, it's not a bid deal if you go back to review all sex scene from s1 to s8
Mer and George, Liz and George, Alex and callie, Addison and Alex,
Mark was Callie's sex friend, Mark died, Callie's living in Mark appartment, all of Owen, Alex, Webber are possible to be her sex friend

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They even moved to the new house were Lexie never was and there are no memories there. IMHO, It's as if Mer came back emotionally numb and has an emotional block where she has her locked away. Sometimes it just takes time for things to truly hit us and I think that is what's happening here. Like she knows she is gone but has not fully accepted it yet or hasn't allowed it to truly sink in. I have high hopes for the ep coming up and so excited to see Mer's journey with this along with a nice farewell to Lexie. Again, loving it so far.. can't wait to see what's next!!! :)

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I highly doubt Callie would do anything to hurt AZ in that way after what happened with Izzie/George and Owen, even if he wasn't in love with Christina anymore doesn't seem the type to be a willing participant in breaking up a marriage - especially when he knows the other person. So... I think it is a good friendship for them both. Last but not least, Lexie. I will forever miss her and her highly advanced and super human memory... I think the reason she has not been mentioned or discussed very much at all is because of Mer and the ep coming up. Remembering the reaction some had when they brought her up once in the first ep in front of Mer, as if walking on constant egg shells around her about it, leads me to believe they are not talking about it on purpose because of Mer. Mer started S9 almost as if her death didn't happen. She got back to work, carried on with her life as a wife, mother and surgeon and has not shown any signs of true realization that Lexie is really gone. They even moved to the new house were Lexie never was and there are no memories there. IMHO, It's as if Mer came back emotionally numb and has an emotional block where she has her locked away. Sometimes it just takes time for things to truly hit us and I think that is what's happening here. Like she knows she is gone but has not fully accepted it yet or hasn't allowed it to truly sink in. I have high hopes for the ep coming up and so excited to see Mer's journey with this along with a nice farewell to Lexie. Again, loving it so far.. can't wait to see what's next!!! :)

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The thing with Callie and Owen... was concerned at first cause I was like, please don't get drunk and sleep together ( not cause there was sexual tension because I saw none but because well, this is Grey's and they can f**k with us and the characters all they want ) but then realized, can't a woman have a man friend in her life that nothing happens with?!? Her best friend just died. She needs someone to talk to and then saw that Owen is really the best option. Why? Because they are both in love with their respective lovers, are both hurting and can understand each other in regard to what is going on with said lovers and the most important... would not cross that line. Both Callie and Owen know what cheating can do to a person and a relationship. I highly doubt Callie would do anything to hurt AZ in that way after what happened with Izzie/George and Owen, even if he wasn't in love with Christina anymore doesn't seem the type to be a willing participant in breaking up a marriage - especially when he knows the other person. So... I think it is a good friendship for them both.

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Callie is a trooper! Should win the Wife of the Year award or something. She is letting AZ vent and deal with her trauma in her own time by giving her space. I didn't like that
AZ was pushing her away but loved that Callie understood her and loves her more than enough to take it. Even through the anger and hurt and all the crap AZ threw at her, she still stood there, taking care of her and making sure AZ has nothing to worry about. She's killing her anger, hurt and pain with kindness and love. The end was the best! AZ realized she needs to stop her madness and treating Callie bad as well as Callie saw the white flag sort to speak and took the olive branch. Loved how they still have a way to go and get back to where they were but the desire and want to make it right is there on both parties. Excited for the journey!!!

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Her self confidence and esteem was shattered and she allowed herself to get so little, hit rock bottom in her opinion, dwell on all the bad and sit in her pee. I'm so happy she snapped back a little bit from last ep and took a step forward into recovery. I'm in love with her prosthetic doc! He is an awesome actor and love him in all his roles but he killed this one! So on point and just what AZ needed. With him helping her, giving her a bit of tough love as well as the talk with Karev, I'm so happy to see AZ on her feet again - no pun intended. But I'm so happy she is starting to find herself and realizing she can be independent and be the best person, wife, mother and surgeon she has always been... not going to happen overnight I know but just glad it started. If I had to witness one more ep of angry, hurt and self-pitying AZ... I would have still watched because, hell - I'm a fan and love the show but... I would have not enjoyed it...

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I mean, she's a surgeon with access to her medical file. I'm pretty sure she would have asked to see what measures were taken prior to coming to that final decision. She should trust that Callie would have not come to that conclusion lightly - especially after such a promise. I can understand her being angry and hurt to wake up with her limb missing when she was expecting to go into surgery the next day to try and save it. Now with what has happened in the last eps, I'm leaning more to think that she is hurt with Callie and just generally angry at the situation, especially with the end of the latest ep. Can't blame her though. She herself has said she has an A type personality. She has always been independent and self-sufficient and coming from that and being that confident to then wake up and realize you need help and will need to depend on someone for a while if not forever can break a person. Her self confidence and esteem was shattered and she allowed herself to get so little, hit rock bottom in her opinion, dwell on all the bad and sit in her pee. I'm so happy she snapped back a little bit from last ep and took a step forward into recovery. I'm in love with her prosthetic doc! He is an awesome actor and love him in all his roles but he killed this one! So on point and just what AZ needed. With him helping her, giving her a bit of tough love as well as the talk with Karev, I'm so happy to see AZ on her feet again - no pun intended. But I'm so happy she is starting to find herself and realizing she can be independent and be the best person, wife, mother and surgeon she has always been... not going to happen overnight I know but just glad it started. If I had to witness one more ep of angry, hurt and self-pitying AZ... I would have still watched because, hell - I'm a fan and love the show but... I would have not enjoyed it...

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 4 Quotes

Meredith: This is a cry for help.
Cristina: No, this is a cry for an orgasm.

The clothes a surgeon wears help to present an image. The lab coats and badges and scrubs all work together to indicate a person of authority, someone you can trust. When the clothes come off, that's a different story. We're sensitive, lonely, human.

Meredith
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