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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This is what I found about about the energy surge someone gets right before they die: The final surge of energy "Often when people are dying, they will reach a period of time when it
seems they're getting better. Your loved one may wake up and may be
able to communicate with you. These surges can last for a few hours to
a few days. Though it can be confusing for you to see your loved one
with renewed vitality, keep in mind that this is a normal part of the
dying process, and your loved one may not actually be getting better.
He or she may soon return to illness. The final surge of energy is
often a good time to gather your family and close friends to say final
goodbyes." So I guess the writing on the wall was that Sloan was in really bad shape and was gonna die anyway. So heartwrenching to watch.


I have watched the episode again and gotta say I really am disappointed with the Season so far. I was exited about the flashback episode but this one felt rushed, partially irritating and left so many questions open. 1.) How did the people at SGMW found out about the plane crash?
2.) What exactly caused Mark's death?
3.) First of all, kudos to Sandra Oh for that stellar performance. But I literally said "What the freaking hell" out loud when she was her old self right after the bathtub scene.
4.) This episode doesn't explain Meredith's transformation into Medusa.


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.Richard,April,Jackson and Alex were waiting for the rest to have dinner. I mean Christina said they were out there 4 days.....really 4 days. How did Callie and Co. handle that situation?


Actually...I have to say that I am pretty PISSED!!!! I mean hello?!?!?!? They behave as if Lexie has never ever existed. They just mention her here "Seeing your dead sister in every corner" and "I love Lexie...loved.I'm sorry!" And THAT'S IT?!? I would've expected a funeral and all of them saying goodbye to her, while they remember their best moments with her at least anything that can fix my broken heart a little bit. And what do we Lexie-Fans get? Nothing! I hope that we will get our goodbye to Alexandra Caroline Grey, a funny,smart and beautiful girl, who deserves better, than to die in the woods and a mention of her name from time to time!


I don't get it. I know Mark was injured...but what did he die of ???


Im still confesed how did mark slip into a coma. All we say was Dr. Webber staring at him and then he passed out.


If Sandra Oh gets snubbed from the emmys once again I don't know what will happen. How can you ignore the greatness that is Sandra Oh? Come on academy, get it together!


I thought this week would give me answers but I'm still confused. What did Mark die from? They said he was terminally ill. how do you get terminally ill from a plane crash? He looked fine to me, maybe he died from too much handsomeness?


I really hoped for a moment with mark and lexie in afterlife... :(


I enjoyed the episode but i really hope we get to see callie telling arizona that her leg is gone. also, did anyone else think it was weird that nothing was mentioned about arizona coughing up blood?? i was really worried about her dying because of that but it was completely ignored! the part with christina and the animals had me in tears... :(

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