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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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Editor Rating: 3.8 / 5.0
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Amy is short for Amelia, both Addison and Derek call her Amy.

Twillightevil

@Ally it was during season 7 (the 3rd episode if im not mistaken) when amelia comes to seattle grace. there derek refers to her as "Amy" and she says that he is the only on allowed to call her that. so im pretty sure that amy and amelia are the same. and im also guessing that they cant have amelia popping up in greys without orchestrating another grey's anatomy-private practice crossover.

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im just curious if anyone noticed that when meredith told heather to call dereks sisters that the first name mentioned was amy? WHo the hell is amy... since his sisters name is amelia an not once has she ever been referred to as amy and how come she hasnt come into the picture at all? Between her giving birth to the baby without a brain an the plane crash... you would think she would have made an appearance to see if her brother was ok? Anyone else agree with this?

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I wasn't too interested in the interns. im not feeling them yet. BUT i also remember feeling that way about lexie and avery when they were first introduced and then they became some of my favorite characters. it takes time

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I still don't really know the names of the interns, the dwarf names are pretty much my favorite part about them. The took Creepy (Heather?) from my least favorite to my most favorite. She's just so short and creepy that I don't think I'll ever really be able to move past that name for her. One of my fave Creepy moments for her was last week when they made her follow Arizona around with chairs. But really she just always has a really creepy aside to bring to the conversation and it's really been cracking me up. I'm excited to see where the Lizzie plot line goes. In general, I am just excited to finally learn some more about Derek's sisters. But also I like that she's excited to be an aunt. They left it a bit up in the air if she was actually going to get along with Meredith or not, but I hope that they are at least on good terms by the time she leaves. Maybe finding out Meredith's pregnant will help them bond a little. I can't imagine that their seriously going to be able to keep that a secret much longer. Especially since Callie and Creepy know now. Loved the baby plot-line too. I hope that continues next week because it was a little up in the air. I don't really know how I feel about Jo though. I really want to like her and I really want Alex to get a good plot line and a good relationship, but she just seems a little too cookie-cutter to me. She is just too perfect and I just had trouble reconciling the foster care stuff with how the character acts. I'll be watching and hoping for something good there.

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I think everyone is missing the point of showing the interns. I actually enjoyed watching the interns this week because it gave me a chance to see how far our surgeons have come from when they were interns. Watching them teach the new crop of doctors and seeing Alex, Meredith, and Yang in the positions that Bailey, Dr. Webber and Derek usually held showed just how much of a rockstar our favorites have become. As always with shows that I have come to love I trust the writers to tell the story rather than spoon feeding me stories that they think will fit me. Watching stories unfold on television is much more enjoyable when you realize that its about viewing a compelling story that is being told to you rather than catering to every whim and want of its viewers. We'd be the writers if that were the case. Watching television for me is a lot like reading a book except its coming alive before my eyes. I don't only read certain books only because I think it will end the way I want it to. I read a book because I want the author to tell me an entertaining and most often moving story. Relax and let the writers tell you a story.

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Is Shonda trying to ruin this show too?? Too much about the interns that we don't care about and not enough with the main original characters. Not enough Patrick for sure. Why do we have to keep saying this.

Aries93

... jump was completely unexpected.

Aries93

Not sure what's up with Shonda and "centric" episodes this fall (for both GA and PP), but she really did well with this one. Perhaps too much Jo, but I got to know Leah and now I'm against her too. The episode had enough Cristina, Alex, Meredith, Callie and Derek for my liking, so I am happy with the others not being in it so much.
The only interns I am enjoying are Heather and Stephanie. Shane I am still 50/50 with. I still hate Jo and have just begun to hate Leah though. Those are are just the worst. What I dislike even more is the forced connection between Jo and Alex. What? Damaged meets damaged? I'm sorry, but if the more scenes I get with these two just bother me. Alex deserves someone much better than Jo, so I hope he sees it.
On another note; was glad to finally meet Lizzie! Though I was hoping for heaps more, I'm glad I finally got to see her. This should be interesting to see her, Meredith and Derek get along. Especially with Meredith being 8 weeks pregnant. A 5 week time jump was completely unexpected.

Marisa1983

I too, wanted more of the regular characters. But at least these weren't as stereotyped and dumb like their last attempt a couple of seasons ago (Dr. Steve, anyone?)

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 8 Quotes

Those lumps are attached to people. Scared people!

April

Does she belong to any of you?

Webber

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 8 Music

  Song Artist
Song Something All Our Own Broadheds
Song Knock You Out Tiesto ft Emily Haines
Song Nothing That I Care About Broadheds