Grey's Anatomy Review: Bright and Shiny

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What did you think of "Love Turns You Upside Down?" This was a Grey's Anatomy episode that heavily focused on the newest crop of interns at Seattle Grace. Let's break it down, shall we?

Matters Of The Heart. The weekly cases were definitely ones to remember. They were gross (wart removal), impressive (Alex & Jo), and heartbreaking (the heart transplant). 

These surgeries really showed how far Yang and the other attendings have come. Pretty much rockstars. Well, except for April. According to the interns, she is the dud. Kind of hilarious. This character has really grown over the past season and a half and has become interesting. Here is hoping she will pull an impressive move like George did in the elevator to gain her respect back. 

Cute Mere

Meet The Interns. Although this group of interns has been with us since the beginning of the season, this was really the first installment that gave them a major focus. Time was spent with Shane, Jo, Heather, Stephanie and Leah. I have to admit, it wasn’t until this hour that I learned all of their names. 

The relationship, although just a working relationship at this point, between Karev and Jo is the most dynamic and enjoyable to watch. The girl had a tough life, being abandoned by her mother and being raised in foster care. This makes her an underdog. She had to overcome more than some of the others and this gives her something in common with Alex. Hopefully, these two can start something in a real way. Alex deserves it at this point.

The competition between Leah and Stephanie was a little bit annoying. Like Yang said, you get the competition and the drive, but this was kind of childish. 

The bright spot of the interns? Dr. Shane Ross. Played by Gaius Charles, this character is finally coming to life. After watching Charles on Friday Night Lights, I expected so much from this character. Up until now, he has been kind of dull. If we are going to be forced to get to know these characters, he is the one I want to get to know. 

Hunt, Shane

Moving Forward. Mer took it upon herself to get Heather to call Derek’s sisters to find a live nerve to use for his transplant. After much build up, we got to meet Lizzie in the last two minutes of the episode. The latest of the Shepherd sisters is being played by Neve Campbell, and luckily we will see her again next week. You gotta love learning the background of these characters we have grown to love over the seasons.

Side Notes. 

  • Love, Love, Love Yang’s dwarf nicknames for the interns. Up until the end of the hour, they were the only names I knew them by.
  • Callie and Avery are taking on Derek’s hand. This will be a series changing surgery.
  • Not much action with Arizona tonight. Looks like she is adjusting back to the hospital pretty well.
  • Heather knows Meredith is pregnant!
Der n' Mer

Overall, an ok episode. Definitely not one of the best, but wasn’t the worst either. My opinion is definitely biased. We are in the ninth season of the series. There has been a revolving door of characters, with only a handful sticking around for the long haul. I get why there are new interns, but I’m just not that interested in getting to know them. Are you?

Sound off below and let us know what you thought of “Love Turns You Upside Down.” Did you think it was up to Grey’s Anatomy standards or did it fall short? Check out the Grey’s Anatomy Quotes page for some good one liners, as well as the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table. Until next week, TV Fanatics. 


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Rating: 3.1 / 5.0 (437 Votes)

The episode was okay though certainly not one of the best ones ever. The only intern I like so far if Heather "Mousy". She's odd, kind of quirky and funny! I could care less about Leah or Shane and don't feel any chemistry between Jo and Alex. She does seem like a princess to me. She certainly doesn't compare to Meredith when it comes to spunk in season one. That being said, we do have to have new interns so we have to deal with them. I also hope we don't have to sit through another whole episode of them. Little doses people. It was also funny that it was Nancy that kept hanging up on Heather. She was the one who was really snotty to Meredith in season three. Hopefully we'll get to meet sister #4 sometime and maybe Tyne Daly can come back too.


I didn't mind the episode last night. Wasn't the best but wasn't the worst. Was defintely funny when Meredith told Heather to hang up the phone when she mentioned the ultrasound...does Callie put it together or what?


@arina I agree what you about Jo and the actress. Her acting seem dry and she was trying to hard. I didnt believe Jo's life story at all. Her mom abonded her when she was two weeks and she was in foster care her whole life and she had to go trough school all on her own. It just seemed phony. It looked like Alex didnt even buy it.


i am satisfied with the episode, "love turns you upside down" for the simple reason that it establishes Drs. Grey, Yang, karev, Avery & Kepner's maturity and professional growth. I don't care if I don't get to know the interns that well much less expect any subplot for them especially the annoying ones , namely, Leah, Shane and Steph. I want the focus of GA on the originals - Drs. Shepherd, Grey, Yang, Bailey, Arizona, Callie, Avery , Webber & Owen. There is plenty of materials to work on for the core group.After all, we really don't know if this show will be on until 2014.


I found the episode disappointing. I can't stand Jo, not the character but the actress. She is trying too hard to act big, and it is probably why her acting feels unnatural. Jo is supposed to be a new Meredith, but this actress is not good enough to pull this off. Am I alone in thinking that?


i liked ross and april's scenes. i think sometimes we forget that april is a good doctor. she just seems like as a "dud" b/c compared to yang and others are superstars. i know a lot of people don't like april but she's my favorite. i can relate to her the most because i see a lot of myself in her. i would like to see a confidence booster happening (like 'george's elevator') to april. i feel like april doesn't like herself at the moment and she can't maintain a relationship or move onto next challenge in life without being content with herself.


Yes, I did love this episode. It is time for the old cast to grow up and into their real doctors' roles. I would be devastated to see the any of the old characters leave but having a new cast of interns helps the show remain honest. I really, really want to see Yang and her husband back together and remaining in love as well as April and Avery. I like the way the characters have coupled up.


I enjoyed this episode of GA. Nice to see the interns up close and in action. I really like Jo Wilson. I think that she is very pretty. I thought that she was from a rich family, only to find the opposite. She seems too young for Alex. She should be tied on a romantic note to some hot good looking guy. Not that Alex isn"t hot and good looking, but she seems too immature. He needs someone like Lucy. Of course, this is just my opinion.


I liked this episode. It was very good. I like Jo, Heather and Ross. Not a fan of Leah and Stephanie. They were really immature and idiotic. It wasn't like the original five, they never killed anybody because of competition. Was disappointed that Neve didn't get enough screen time this ep. I really want more of a shepperd reunion. April will shine soon, she has to. I do like her sometimes. But I don't understand how she is an attending if she didn't pass her boards.

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This was a pretty good episode. The only interns I like are Heather, Jo and Shane. As we are in season 9 I can not recall back to the first season or 2 but I do not think that the original 5 were that nervous doing operations and procedures. I am sure they were but these 5 seemed way more hesitant.
Not much of Owen, Avery, Callie or Arizona this week.
I think Jo will be Alex's new love interest.
I was looking forward all hour to Neve Campbell and we just got 1 minute of her. So I am looking forward to seeing more of her next week.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 8 Quotes

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