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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. 

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than anyone else on the set, shit even Jessica said being a married women and all to a man said.. "She feels really comfortable doing love scenes with Sara But with a man it would feel weird.and 3- Callie is being the perfect wife, put yourself in Callie's shoes.. you have the love of your life yelling at you the moment she see's you hell the moment you breathe loud she's yelling at you Arizona has a disorder "PTSD" that's making her do this she see's Callie as the bad guy (In her mind) mixed with her leg being gone and the promise broken go look it up and learn something) that's what it does and Callie doesn't understand that, Staying at Mark's doesn't mean she's giving up or "Being a bad wife" she's getting away from the situation the Disorder not the Marriage Callie was basically cursed at by Arizona in front of the PT "Freaking aka Fucking", that's embarrassing and hurtful and not to mention the Death Stare she got from Arizona in 9x03, Callie is getting hurt emotionally and Arizona is scaring her (the awkward sitting on the couch) Callie has her guard up she's a soldier by swallowing it, many would have done other things but Callie loving her too much she's swallowing her tongue and taking it not to mention Arizona "Doesn't want help from any one" and as for Sofia.. Her and Arizona have a baby monitor Callie can hear her plus Arizona has crutches I think it's about time she at least learn how to take care of Sofia in her condition it's not impossible my Mom did it she can do it she would never hurt Sofia and there is nothing wrong with her hands plus Sofia is big enough to walk so Arizona doesn't have to pick her up, and if Arizona want's Callie she can Call her or use the crutches (Even if she falls that's what there used for so you won't fall) Plus once again Arizona Keep Pushing Callie Away And Won't Let Her Help Her or Touch Her, but anyway everything should change now a little since Arizona accepted her

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let me get something out.... 1- Where the hell did you guy's see the sexual tension between Callie and Owen there were NONE do you guy's even know what Sexual Tension is because if that's your definition get a dictionary really lol, 2-Sara knows how to play gay to well for a straight women,Her scenes with Jessica was more Question of her own sexuality than her scenes with Eric believe it or not, it's called (Choreography)that's why you "think" her scenes looked more real not to mention Jessica was pregnant twice actually for 2 seasons so couldn't do much plus being Mcsteamy/Whore of the hospital the scenes had to be you know Steamy that's how it was with Teddy also and every other girl Mark sleep with ,and for her scenes with Jessica was from chemistry on and off set they actually talk about there scenes and hang out as friends hell Jessica was there at Sara's wedding yes there that close so the "ass grabbing, kissing etc..was her having chemistry with Jess more than anyone else on the set, shit even Jessica said being a married women and all to a man said.. "She feels really comfortable doing love scenes with Sara But with a man it would feel weird.and 3- Callie is being the perfect wife, put yourself in Callie's shoes.. you have the love of your life yelling at you the moment she see's you hell the moment you breathe loud she's yelling at you Arizona has a disorder "PTSD" that's making her do this she see's Callie as the bad guy (In her mind) mixed with her leg being gone and the promise broken go look it up and learn something) that's what it does and Callie doesn't understand that, Staying at Mark's doesn't mean she's giving up or "Being a bad wife" she's getting away from the situation the Disorder not the Marriage Callie was basically cursed at by Arizona in front of the PT "Freaking aka Fucking", that's embarrassing and hurtful and not to mention the Death Stare she got from Arizona in 9x03, Callie is getting hurt emotionally and Arizona is scaring her (the awkward sitting on the couch) Callie has her guard up she's a soldier by swallowing it, many would have done other things but Callie loving her too much she's swallowing her tongue and taking it not to mention Arizona "Doesn't want help from any one" and as for Sofia.. Her and Arizona have a baby monitor Callie can hear her plus Arizona has crutches I think it's about time she at least learn how to take care of Sofia in her condition it's not impossible my Mom did it she can do it she would never hurt Sofia and there is nothing wrong with her hands plus Sofia is big enough to walk so Arizona doesn't have to pick her up, and if Arizona want's Callie she can Call her or use the crutches (Even if she falls that's what there used for so you won't fall) Plus once again Arizona Keep Pushing Callie Away And Won't Let Her Help Her or Touch Her, but anyway everything should change now a little since Arizona accepted her condition proudly and let Callie in.

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Merderfan they sould sell that place that place is way to big for just three pepole. They sould buy a loft or a condo.

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@sookie00 - if you love "this old doctor" - not sure if you know of the old 80's tv show, St. Elsewhere. If you can rent/buy the dvd of the show - you won't be sorry. Wm. Daniels has somewhat "reprised" his character, Dr. Mark Craig. I love Cristina's & Dr. Thomas's scenes. I just read that Kevin McKidd said HE cast Wm. Daniels in the "boards" episode last season & Wm. Daniels did such a great job that the writers have written him in for S9. That's all he said. I took that to mean the entire season. I don't want to mislead anyone with this info in case he isn't in the entire season.

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Thanks, Sookie ! I tend to listen, not watch, so I missed that. Wow !

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@RL : In episode 9x02, Alex tells Callie that Arizona is dying. Then, after Callie's call, we could see Alex picking up a scalpel and make the first cut on Arizona's leg.

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Alex cut Arizona's leg off !!!! When did we know about that ???!!!

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I didn't like the case this week. It was dump and the jokes were forced. Cristina is showing a warm side to her. Her character is evolving nicely and I love the empathy she has for Dr. Thomas. He's a keeper. The scene in the bar ordering the Old Fashions was hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing. Getting tired of the Avery/April arc. Grow up. Love the Richard/Catherine duo.

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Richard isn't doing anything wrong, his wife is no longer herself, she doesn't know who he is and she has her own bf, so... And I am more and more convinced Dr Thomas is gonne die some time soon, leaving Cristina alone and maybe then she'll come back to Seattle ?

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Great episode ! First of all, I'm so happy we finally got to see PATIENTS, god I had missed that kind of case and scenes ! I enjoyed so many great pairings in this episode : Mer/Der's love, Richard/Catherine (she should indeed be a regular, I love her !) Arizona and the prosthesis... but my favorite one was of course Cristina/Dr Thomas (I really love this old doctor !). And how great it was to see Arizona standing up, I enjoyed that moment so much ! To react to some others comments, I really don't agree about the sexual vibes between Callie and Owen, seriously ?!? This was a friendly convo about two people whose life is a complete mess but nothing more. I don't think either that Callie is a bad wife, she's quite strong to stay through all of Arizona's anger and I think she doesn't want to make it worse, she's giving space to Arizona who badly needs it obviously. Sometimes you have to let things cool down. Richard isn't doing anything wrong, his wife is no longer herself, she doesn't know who he is and she has her own bf, so...

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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