Grey's Anatomy Review: Can I Get Some Help Here?

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This was one of those Grey's Anatomy episodes that viewers will either love or hate. They will love the fact that it focused on the heart of this series: Yang and Grey. They will hate that the other main characters were pretty much MIA and the majority of the other individuals featured were new. Where do you fall in this debate?

Let’s discuss "Beautiful Doom."

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I adored the hour. It focused on the two characters that are most beloved. Those who have been watching Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning feel a connection to these women. Nothing was proven more in this episode that these girls have grown up in a major way, but they both need help from time to time.

Goodbye Minnesota. The writers took a major chance on sending Cristina to another hospital. How was this going to work? Was it going to work? Turns out it did.

Yang developed quite the friendship with Dr. Thomas and the events here were a shock. She was able to learn from this man in a way she hasn’t learned since Dr. Burke. There had to be a reason to send Yang back to Seattle. Who would have guessed that her Clinic BFF would drop dead in the OR? Shonda... you did it again. I know I wasn’t the only one who teared up when Mr. Feeny died. William Daniels, you were a great addition to the show. Who knows, maybe he is heading back to his old stomping grounds.

The death of her dinosaur friend sent Yang back to Meredith. Is she here to stay? I’m guessing yes - and couldn’t be more happy!

This Isn’t Lexie. Meredith struggled with a case that resembled the same trauma Lexie endured in the woods. Did it hit a little close to home? Absolutely. It needed to. There has hardly been any mention of Little Grey this season. Let’s not forget that she was Mer’s sister, Jackson’s girlfriend and a co-worker and friend to everyone else.

Mer rocked it as a successful mother who needed a little help. Zola got passed around through the doctors, but Grey was able to save her patient. She even finished up with a 30-second dance party. Awesome.

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Grown Ups. These characters have made some serious strides since they started out at Seattle Grace. Watching Meredith get her daughter ready for day care, remembering the fish sticks for multi-cultural day, all while potty training Zola and saving a woman? It has never been more obvious that she is no longer dark and twisty. I can’t say that I don’t miss the train wreck she used to be, but Grey is all grown up. Yang too - she’s more evolved, caring, compassionate. Love it.

The switching back and forth and split screens of the two BFFs were a little much at times, but it worked. Grey’s Anatomy continues to find ways to hook its viewers back in when things haven’t been completely up to par. 

Overall, a great episode. We lost a new friend but Seattle gained back an old one. Spending so much time on these characters led to some hilarious one liners that you can check out on the Grey’s Anatomy quotes page. Hit up the comments section and let us know what you thought of “Beautiful Doom.”

Did you enjoy the focus on the BFFs or did you miss the rest of the SGH crew? Check back later in the for the . Until next time, TV Fanatics. 


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 (808 Votes)

except for the fact that Meredith should NOT (hello Shonda Rhimes?!) have been speaking on the phone while driving (personal bias-- based on scary medical story of my own).. three cheers for a terrific episode. the relationship between Cristina and Thomas is/was an unexpected joy to savor.
as was the emphasis on the love between 'our two girls'- Meredith and Cristina. uplifting but managed to stay clear of sappy. yay. lots of blood, eh? wow. I consider myself lucky I have ZERO medical knowledge so I didn't know what I was looking at.. else I might have gagged a few times for other motives than Cristina !


Amazing episode !!! I will miss Doctor Thomas !!! Cristina didn't cheat because Owen and her are separated: they are:they are in different states and Cristina said she would contact lawyers. Owen has cheated while they were still married and while Cristina trying to save their marriage. Sandra Oh, an amazing actress!!!


Lexie was Jackson's ex-girlfriend, facts reviewer.


Feel like a doos its Dr Thomas not Parker. Parker is the skeevy person.


Loved it!!! Dr. Thomas was amazing and I'll miss his character.


Awesome episode!! Meredith is just perfect and Ellen Pompeo is flawless. Same as Sandra.


love the episode,,,:)


Fantastic episode! I didn't see Dr. Thomas' keeling over in the OR coming. I enjoyed watching him. He was a teacher to Christina. Loved the Dr. Hunt and Zola scene. He is great with kids. And now Christina is back in Seattle, but not with him? She is still married to him, but she cheated with her boss in Minnesota. Is it possible she could end up again being pregnant?


i just got upset when dr thomas died. i liked him. i liked the feelings that cristina had about him. their relationship and i he talked...
it was a great episode.
i can't say more.
i love dr thomas...


Fantastic episode! Every episode so far this season has been better than the last. It makes suffering through that terrible ghost sex season almost worth it. Also, RIP Mr. Feeney.

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