Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "Beautiful Doom"

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Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!

Our Grey's Anatomy review broke down "Beautiful Doom" in great detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff members Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have assembled for their weekly Q&A discussion.

Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!


1. What was your favorite scene from the episode?

Courtney: I pretty much loved every bit of banter between Yang and Thomas, but my favorite quote goes to the voiceover from Cristina. "I'm not a spoon. I'm a knife and I'm going to stab you in the eyeball." Hilarious. As far as scenes go - no question: When Thomas showed up to pick up Yang after her car was covered in snow.

Christina: Meredith: "Dance or you're fired." 30-second dance parties are awesome. If you haven't partaken in one, I suggest you do it!

Sean: I really have to agree with Courtney on both her quote and her scenes. I've really been enjoying all the Thomas and Yang scenes, and for the short time he was on, Thomas was a really established and great character.

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2. Did you like the focus on Meredith and Cristina or prefer the traditional episode?

Courtney: Loved it! It's no secret that Cristina is my favorite doc and Mer comes in a close second. I wouldn't want this type of installment every time, but I definitely enjoyed it.

Christina: I'm a traditional kind-of-gal so I didn't really care too much for this week's focus on Mer and Cristina. I think that their friendship could have easily been a subplot on a typical GP installment. At times, the split screens and back-and-forth banter between the two was definitely a bit much.

Sean: I didn't really care for Meredith's side of the story. I know there was supposed to be a certain parallel for the two characters, but Meredith kind of got on my nerves this episode and I spent more time hoping we'd get back to Yang. I think having the whole who's watching the baby thing was supposed to be funny but it fell flat with me. Maybe if it wasn't a part of such a big focus with Meredith, I would have liked it more.

3. Who did you miss most since Grey and Yang took center stage?

Courtney: We got a little bit of Callie so I'm going with Alex... or Jackson. But mostly because we didn't get to see Avery without his shirt off this week. 

Christina: Derek. More McDreamy always, please!

Sean: Jackson for sure. He cracks me up with his lines, although I do miss the plastics posse…

4. Cristina showed up on Meredith's doorstep. Is she here to stay?

Courtney: Absolutely! I had been trying to figure out what would send her back to SGH, and the passing of Thomas was one thing I never thought of. Although I just started to get comfortable with the fact that Yang was at a different hospital, I am glad to have her home.

Christina: Based on next week's promo (above), it appears that way. It'll be fun to see how crazy she gets with the interns and I'm curious to see what will happen to Owenstina.

Sean: I knew Thomas' death would be the catalyst for her returning and she is definitely here to stay. Although, I was really hoping that Thomas would get fired, and he and Cristina would both return to Seattle.

5. Write a small farewell to Yang's Minnesota BFF, Dr. Thomas.

Courtney: Dr. Thomas, you were an ancient dinosaur that befriended a stubborn girl when she needed it most. Not only did you teach her crazy medical things, but you taught her how to laugh again after another tragedy. You were funny, wise, and a gentleman. You will be missed but have developed one hell of a protege to carry out your teachings. 

Christina:  Dr. Thomas, we only knew you for a short time. Yet, you played such an integral role in our Grey's Anatomy world. You were brilliant, patient, kind, and the reason why Cristina is now back in Seattle. Thanks for momentarily teaching us that it's important to stand up for yourself and even to move on after difficult times in our lives.

Sean: Dr. Thomas, you will always be Mr. Feeny to me, but in the short time we got to spend with you, you established yourself as a caring, talented, and wise doctor and friend. I really wish you would have joined the Seattle crew, but you were able to show Cristina a new light and push her back to her home. You will definitely have a lasting mark. Gone too soon, remembered always.

What do you all think of this week's Grey's Anatomy? Share your responses in the comments below!


1. When Thomas dropped on the floor and Cristina had to continue the surgery. Man, give this girl a break! I also loved the locker scene where she realized she's better off at a place with people she cares about--it just shows her vulnerable side, which is always great to see!
2. I love these two so it didn't bother me at all, but one per season is probably more than enough.
3. Derek and Owen - the other halves of the twisted sisters
4. definitely! great for crowen but bad for the interns!
5. To the first great mentor of Dr. Yang:if Cristina becomes half the dedicated, passionate, and courageous doctor you were, she will be one hell of a surgeon.


Loved the end when Yang was reflecting on all she learned from Thomas. Not going to lie though - I added "'Do Good'...'Don't you mean Do well?'...'No - Do Good'" to the end. Mr. Feeny FTW!


1>how strenuously I object to your extracurricular gymnastics with that man, he's making you coversational and skittish! condoms can't protect against that!
2>the MerCri story is great in S1/2/3, now it's too fake to me!!
3>some CO scene missing, it bothered me what CO were talking before Cristina's leaving for Mayo? why Cristina didn't file the divorce ?
4>Shonda shows us MerCri is a soulmate forever, of course she's living with Mer or Cris stay at Mer's old house,CO couldn't get back to firehouse untill s10
5>Cristina needs a father,too bad he died early


I'm totally over Lexie. I do not miss her. And I wasn't pissed that she got killed.


Also- for the record, I LOVED Lexie's character. I know it was her decision to leave the show but I will miss her. :(


I think, due to the time lapse, there was much off screen mourning that is implied. When Lexie died & they were in the woods, Meredith did cry for her. I'm just guessing that since we didn't get a ton of onscreen reaction that some viewers felt shafted. I don't think they've a terrible job with her death. Plus, I think that there will probably more to come on Lexies death.


I agree with U Lexiegreyforever a 1000%. Shonda just skipped over Lexie like she didn't matter. If Meredith or Cristina had died we would still be mourning one of them. Or we would have found it was s dream even one of the actresses had left like Chyler. Dont get me wrong i Love Meredith and Cristina next Bailey and Lexie. Their fans would've been like dirt like the Lexie Fans have. As a fan of Lexie I feel let down and insulted by Shonda Rhimes. I keep watching the show because I will remain loyal to the actresses and actors until the end.A Fan to the End


kayliej, I couldn't agree with you more, Shonda could of done better with the grieving stage but there's only so much grief that can be on screen before it get unbearable and not in a good way. Personally I'm over Lexie dying because Mark died too. Yes it was painful and horrible and they were my second favorite couple but to me the justice in Lexie dying was that Mark also died and now they can be in TV heaven together. The show has to keep moving forward not stay stuck in the past!


I am an avid fan of GA but I think Lexie's death could have been delt with more compassionately than with a one liner at the end of the episode in whch Meredith was supposed to deal with the death of her sister.


O get over lexie already! its been like 2 months since the show reesumed. yes shonda could have done waaaay better when it came to little grey, but really its time to move on.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 5 Quotes

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