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Grey's Anatomy Review: Cold Feet, Warm Heart

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Maybe it's me, but I've noticed more recently that winter finales have become bigger and more pivotal in their dramatic turns, much like season finales. There's always something major in store, except luckily, we don't have to wait as long for the return with the consequences and aftermath.

Which is a good thing, because while "Run, Baby, Run" had a lot of buildup, its final moments packed a solid punch of WOW.

Lizzie on Grey's

Neve Campbell was fantastic as Derek's sister Lizzie and that's not because she's a Scream queen or a Wild Thing. She possesses a lot of charisma without being over the top, and her sisterly determination makes her feel less pushy and more sensitive.

I was glad that she was willing to tell Derek that it didn't matter if the procedure worked, it was trying it that counted. Similarly, I was pleased she told Meredith that she wanted to be more like sisters with her.

Sure, Meredith did seem extremely hesitant and uncomfortable, but it was great that in the end, she opened up to Lizzie about the pregnancy and family. That's a huge step in their relationship, but also in the sense that Meredith was willing to share something that she hasn't been the most optimistic about.

And it was a little weird that both Cristina and Meredith didn't tell each other their big news. Does that really mean that things are changing for them or is that just a bump in the "BFF" road?

If anything, it looks like things are headed in a positive direction for these two girlfriends, which is a good thing after so much tragedy has fallen on them. But can you believe Owen and Cristina jumping each other?

These two characters have always had great chemistry, and even when they were fighting, you could feel the passion and sentiment between them. They've always felt like a real couple.

Yes, the will they/won't they relationship has been going for a while, but it's been obvious that Owen still holds a flame for his sharp-tongued love.

Getting a divorce to help the settlement, while feeling the heavy heavy burden of being the one that chose the crashed plane, is a lot for the guy to handle.

So, in the end, I am happy that these two are willing to give it a second try. Should they? Can it actually work? I'm hesitant to shout "happy endings," but it was a nice surprise that they've fallen into each other's arms again.

Which makes me wonder about the intern Jo and Alex. Is the show trying to push them together romantically?

I don't know if I like that direction, and I certainly couldn't believe she told on Alex because she thought she was going to get fired. I get the "deep end" feeling, but going behind his back is definitely a way to burn those bridges.

Although, I get the sneaking suspicion that these two are only just getting started.

Bailey's Wedding Dress

But the big shocker of the night came down to Adele's emergency and Miranda skipping out on her own wedding to help her friend.

It makes me wonder what the outcome for these two will be when we come back. Will Adele survive? Will Miranda's relationship?

I know that she had cold feet and feelings of doubt, but it would be unfortunate that it all ends under the circumstances. It's not like Miranda actually turned into a runaway bride. She was simply helping Richard. I just hope that she and Ben can work it out and not have him calling off the wedding and their marriage.

But holy awesomeness to how well all the doctors looked out of their scrubs! Sexy dresses for the ladies and sharp suits for the guys is a look they should try more often.

I'll admit the beginning got off to a slow start, and I kept waiting for something bad to happen after Meredith's voiceover about stresses and running. And I'm still not a huge fan of the interns (but maybe that's because we've had so much time to get to know the main Grey's Anatomy cast.) 

Ultimately, though, the ending threw so many good moments to leave fans wanting more over the holidays that it's got me wondering about the fate of all the characters and where everything will go from here.

That's a great way to send off a winter finale, Grey's Anatomy. Well done.

Review

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Saad702

I did like this episode, it really showed us why this is such an amazing ensemble cast. Everyone shared the spotlight and it was truly one of the best mid season finales. I wish Neve Campbell could move to Seattle with her children because it was just so amazing to have her there.
Mer was a little selfish tho, I mean I get that she didn't have a normal family but Lexie would have done anything for her and that is the bottom line. Maybe if Shonda gave more attention to Mer and Lexie as sisters then it would have been easier for Mer to understand Lizzie. I'm happy that Mer showed Lizzie the ultrasound. I hope Shonda allows the baby to be born.

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Jackson and that new intern?! What the...

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This episode was spectaclar. From the beggining to the end. I like how Balily was being all bitchy before her wedding and Callie giving her the prep talk. The Calzona scenes fantastic. Callie fianly snaping at her. I dont like Lizzie. She is annoyning and she souldent had stressed out Meretith. Your brother was shot and in a plane crash why didnt you go and see him. Anyone else thinks Adele is not gonna make it? Why was she vomiting blood. Does she have another illness.

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Before the ceremony, there was a big tension between Jackson and April but then when he saw how Stephanie was dressed he had a strange amazed look and while they were seated, it looked like they were having a good conversation so my question is: could those two become a couple?? I'd like to see that ;-) I hope Miranda goes on with the wedding. And really, while She and Richard were in the hospital, a nurse or someone else could have phoned someone at the wedding!!

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They have been trailing a death of a favourite character for a while now and the suggestion is Adele.

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I was really happy with Cristina and Owen's scenes. I hope that Bailey's relationship doesn't fall to ruin because of this mess. And also, why have Arizona and Callie been left out of the review completely? I thought the scene where Callie told Arizona to get over her leg was really great and i can't understand why they've been excluded.

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Now we have a lot of hope that Derek's surgery worked and he will get back into surgery where he belongs. Meredith bonded with Lizzie so that is going well. He actually looks quite hunky in a hospital gown! I don't think Miranda wants to get married. Her first love is her son and her second is surgery. Can't change that. Christina and Owen should stay together. They are meant for each other. I think Alex and J will end up together somehow. It also looks like our dear Adele is near the end. She is one gutsy woman. Enjoyed the episode from beginning to end.

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i have watched the owen cristinas end scene thrice already. n i have cried thrice already.

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owen cristina belong together. they are meant to be.

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i really love lizzie and merediths scenes
the scenes are here http://youtu.be/nZhm3Q3n33Y