Grey's Anatomy Review: The Heartbreak Hospital

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Grey’s Anatomy aired its second episode of the season with "Remember the Time," an installment that jumped back in time to right after the fatal plane crash and the days after. Although I knew it was coming, I was totally not prepared for it.

How much more tragedy can these doctors take? Seriously, it’s no wonder that Cristina couldn’t bear to handle the situation after they were rescued. There have been bombs, shootings and too many deaths to count. 

The McDreamys. Meredith was lucky enough to get out of that crash without too much damage. Derek, however, was not. His hand was mangled. REALLY mangled. Who else was pumped that he asked Callie to do his surgery? The girl doesn’t get enough credit on her work. Remember when she made that girl walk who was bent over at a ninety degree angle? I mean, seriously.

Crazy Cristina. Yang went into a spiral after the crash. Her speech to Owen about what she endured out there was heartbreaking. Keeping the bugs out of Arizona’s leg and having Mark fall to pieces on her was terrible. She still managed to say a couple funny lines that you can check out on the Grey’s Anatomy quotes page. She was right on running away to her new job. But I'm not too sure how long that will last.

Doctor Cristina Yang Photo

Goodbye Leg. Wow, Arizona was pissed. Rightfully so. She blames Alex for her situation because the only reason she got on that plane was anger at him. Callie’s call to have Alex cut off her leg could not have gone well. I am curious to see Arizona’s reaction after the surgery. She can’t go on blaming Alex, but how do you move forward from that? 

Missing McSteamy. Although we knew Eric Dane would be in this episode, I almost wish he wasn’t. It was sad enough watching him die the first time. It had been so long since we have seen Julia that I almost forgot who she was. I know I wasn’t the only one who teared up when Sloan admitted that he loved Lexie. We now have officially said goodbye to the most handsome man to walk the halls of Seattle Grace. Grey’s Anatomy will never be the same.

Side Notes...

  • April was heading home to the farm now that her contract was officially over. Avery asked her to meet him at Joe’s but never got to show up because of Sloan. Where is this couple headed now that she is on her way back to Seattle?
  • Just a few glances of the new interns this week. Still not too exciting. We have enough cast members to worry about.
  • Who else wishes they could have seen the goodbye between Cristina and Owen?
  • Bailey just moved up another level with me, if that was even possible. She officially became awesome when she made a Lost reference. 
It's Karev
Overall, a pretty solid episode that filled us in on the tragic plane crash. I wasn’t too sure that I was going to like the fact that we flash backed in time, but the episode was entertaining and tugged at your heart strings. Just the way we like our Grey’s Anatomy.
We have a week off before our next new episode, so use that time to hit up the comments and check out the TV Fanatic Grey’s Anatomy Round Table this weekend. Until next time, GA Fans. 


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Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 (763 Votes)

My othe rbig issue with this season so far is that if you are watching Grey's for the first time you would think Callie was married to Mark. In the first 2 episodes she is in more scenes and talks more about Mark then she does Arizona. Speaking of Arizona what the hell is with the lack of scenes. I hget the whole surprise about the leg and what not, but to take 45 minutes (including commercials) to actually start telling her story is kinda ridiculous. I feel like Shonda was so foucsed on Mark and concluding that story that she forgot that there are othe rcharacters. Sandra Oh was amazing as usual. I hope thriughout the season we get to hear what actually happened to them when they were out in the woods. It would also be nice to see the plane crash survivors in a scene together. And anothe rthing, why did Alex go to Callie about Arizona when it is stated multiple times during this episdoe that Callie is not Arizona's doctor and can't make that decision. I am a big fan of the show, but an considering boycoting it till the end of the season so that I can watch it all at once, so I am not left pissed off after each episode.


Wauw, thats all i gotta say for now.

Sarah silva

This was a great episode, seeing what happened to each of them from the time they got rescued until last weeks epiosde.
Seeing Sloan was bitter sweet. I loved having one more episode with him but it was bitter sweet.
I to do not blame Christina for leaving, her emotional trauma was crazy, drinking jet fuel, her on pee, helping Arizona, seeing Sloan lose consiousness over and over. No kidding she was the way she was when she came home! However I know Christina will be back soon.
The Sloan and Avery scenes were sad because they reminded me that we will never see them together again, they had a great friendship/mentorship and when Avery said at one point in response to Sloan and making him feel like a male prostitute was super funny!
I too like loved Bailey's lost reference.
Personally I cried at the end when Meredith was leaving the message for Christina and then Christina calling her and saying Mer is and always will be her person.

Ga addict13

Continued - To make me think her and Shonda were fighting or something. I mean she gives Mark a two episode arc and posts a eulogy for him and Lexie gets nothing in comparison. Was really necessary to have her frickin body EATEN?? The huge discrepancy in the treatment of the characters is appalling. SR needs to stop obsessing over Scandal and start giving the show that made her name the attention and thought it deserves.

Ga addict13

I can let the lack of detail about the reaction at SGMW and how Exactly Mark died (internal massive injuries I assume) and the other small things go. What PISSES me off is lack of acknowlege and closure for Lexie and Mark. All they get is five minutes in the finale and then two one minute shout-outs? They need some kind of spiritual reunion scene - like at a joint funeral scene. I'm not saying full out ghostly action but just something like the elevator scene with Izzie and George. Confirmation for the fans that they are actually together and happy. AND where is the grief and the send off for Lexie??? Her death has been seriously ignored in comparison to Marks - not that he didn't deserve such a send off. That's the point - when such an integral character dies it should be a big deal. It's just been 'Lexi's dead, too late for her amd Mark, oh well, and btw her body was fought over by wild animals.' It's enough of a lack of respect to her character to make me think her and Shonda were fighting. I mean SR gives Mark a huge tearful send off over two episodes AND writes him a frickin eulogy, but does absolutely nothing for Lexie. WHAT THE H*LL????


"What I really missed about this episode was,how they found everybody else heard about it?? In the season 8 finale Owen had his phone off." He obviously turned it on at some point.


I was lefted alittle confused.For one, I wished they would have reversed the episodes it was like a puzzle, trying to figure out what happened. Two, I wished they would have explained how they were found, everyone was given bits and pieces about the crash. And when is Meredith going to break down,she acts as if she was not in a crash? Everyone is going through their own demons about the crash except Meredith, Why? I hope they have a memorial for Sloan and Lexie, they deserve it.


I did not care for this episode. It jumped around too much.


At the end of season 8, Owen checked his voicemail and got the messages that they never arrived. They were out there for 5 days.


I think there was too much damage to his heart....the surgery in the forrest...being stranded for days and Christina said he kept dying on her and she had to keep him alive....maybe it was too much damage and trama to his body. I must favorite part was "The Chief" Webber and Sloan, as he helps him fill out his medical forms....and Mark realizing that he was not going to make about heartbreaking. I am not sure where things will go from here....honestly, it is a good thing the McDreamy's are still around. and webber....and I want tough Bailey back:) I love Jackson with Sloan...but alone or with kepner he is not my favorite. I wish they would focus on the remaining doctors and stop bringing others on....I will miss McSteamy:(

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