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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Kudos go to Jessica Capshaw!!! Her performance was heartbreaking bad amazing. You really felt her desperation.
Callie did her best to honor her wife's wishes. I'm surprised she has broken down yet. She has the weight of her wife's injuries on her back, the pressure not to ruin Derek's hand, and the added stress of her best friend on his death bed. At some point she is going to crash and burn. Its too much trying times be everything to everyone.


I really liked this episode but I think the thing with Cristina telling Owen how animals were eating Lexies body an how Cristina was tying to get them away from her was to much for me to handle. I compeletly broke down when she said that. That sounds like its from a hour movie or something. As a whole the episode was really amazing. I cried as usual but I'm used to that by know. I mean it is Grey's Anatomy. I really wish they would have a funeral for Mark and Lexie. Even though Lexies body was eaten... :( they could still honor her and Mark.


AND It would truly be heartbreaking and gut wrenching if it showed lexie's funeral..


I loved this episode. Christina, Arizona and Mark were outstanding. I only wish this episode was 9x01 instead of 9x02.


I enjoyed the episode, but I do have a few complaints..Derek's hand situation got explained... Christina's breakdown and semi recovery in opening up to Owen about what she was dealing with internally.. great explaination and brought me to tears. Arizona's leg situation, explained... I had a feeling it was an infection that caused the loss of her leg and they went into a bit deeper, showing how much Callie fought to try to save it. The only problem I had was they didn't explain what it was that caused Mark to slip into a coma. What was going on inside that caused his body to shut down like that? They didn't explain the reasoning behind this sudden shift. Webber made a remark about terminally ill patients.. but yet they didnt' explain how Mark fit into the category of terminally ill. That was my issue


too much tragedy and there wont be an episode next week...


that was sad to hear when christina was telling the story about being in the woods and the animals fighting over lexie i still really hate that she left the show no lexie and now no sloan :( i'm not to sure about these new people and how this season is going to turn out


First to comment!!! Crazy episode!! I guess everyone is still watching scandal!!! See u later! :)


When Christina said that the animals were fighting over Lexie I lost it. I'm surprised Shonda can still do this to me after 8 seasons. It looks like greys is back.


Didn't enjoy it at all....should have showed episode 2 1st. What was the point in watching.....we already knew Mark died and Arizona lost her leg. Just didn't see the point in doing it this way.

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