Grey's Anatomy Review: Finding Ways To Recover

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Grey’s Anatomy was all about "Bad Blood" tonight, an episode which focused on the changes the hospital is now facing since the lawsuit, plus some totally brutal cases. Time to talk Seattle Grace...

Good Cop/Bad Cop. Callie and Arizona kept their entertaining parenting going with a typical parental argument over dressing their daughter. Lucky for us, this carried over into dealing with a 13-year old gymnast who had her hips replaced. 

My heart broke for this girl. Not that at age 13, I knew what I wanted to do in life. But for these people that are lucky enough to know and then have it taken from them... it’s brutal. 

Richard Glares

There Will Be Blood. Yang and intern Leah worked on a patient who happened to be a Jehovah’s Witness. This meant that although he was a cardiac patient, he could not have a blood transfusion. Of course as a doctor, you want to save your patient. So what do you do when you can’t take the measures that are the best option? For Leah? You try and go behind everyone’s back.

Looks like we have a new generation Izzie on our hands. The new cameras placed around the hospital kept her from doing the deed, but she definitely tried. Yang kicked her off of her service and rightfully so. You can’t go against a patient’s wishes.

Efficiency? Cahill continued her path through Seattle Grace to make things more “efficient.” This included having cameras installed around the hospital (hello Big Brother!) and the cutting of the ER. 

April and Derek came up with a plan to save the ER, which had Derek in a bullying position and April admitting people don’t like her. Who else still loves when these two work together?

Owen worked his magic by having Cahill stay in on a surgery with him. Once she got her hands dirty, she definitely recognized the importance of the ER. But it didn’t matter. Girlfriend is setting SG up to be sold. I instantly hate her. 

Working on Her Technique

Flutter. Meredith let her guard down with her fears of being pregnant, just long enough to thing something was wrong. Turns out, she was feeling her baby kick for the first time. Shonda, I am warning you. If something goes wrong with this pregnancy, you will be on my list! 

Side Notes:

  • How hilarious was Bailey in the hernia competition? Especially when she threw out the Hunger Games reference. 
  • Anyone else think Bob the Camera is a little creepy? Although, as long as Yang keeps talking to it, I’m in.
  • Leah got center stage as the intern for the night. Enjoyable or not at all? To be honest, I had to look up her name again...
  • How adorable was Derek and Meredith at the end feeling the kicking? Love them!
Overall, an average episode for the veteran series. Not one of the best, but definitely not one of the worst. There is only so much drama you can fit in an hour, but without a lot of it, us Grey’s fans aren’t really sure what to do!
What did you think of “Bad Blood?” Was it up to par or just a mediocre installment? Check out the Grey’s Anatomy quotes page for some funny one liners from Yang & Co. and hit up the comments section and sound off with your thoughts.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table later in the week! For now, here's the promo for next week's episode:


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Rating: 3.9 / 5.0 (249 Votes)

I know Witnesses can't have whole blood, but can they have plasma? I thought they could, but I could be wrong. That still might not have saved him but it was a question I found myself asking. I actually like Leah and I can't say that her actions wouldn't go through my head too.


Hi G
You have to get a document signed by a lawer and a doctor. Otherwise you will not get a patient's provision, including the "no blood order".
So that was not a coincidence. It was a decision made by him.

Aja bird

I'll have to take your word about the Hunger Games reference. I never saw the movie, therefore, missed it. Hospital being sold. Well, that should've been mentioned long before this episode.


Bailey was hilarious with her HG references.
Arizona is indeed back and for the better. The person though, teaching the hernia repair was way out of line saying the patients didnt matter. Great Episode!


I liked the episode a lot !! Bailey was sooo funny, and the Hunger Games quote was just AWESOME ! Now that you guys say it, I have to admit that Leah reminded me of true... But I would have fired her. BUT, she didn't do it (thanks Bob, who btw is super creepy, but funny when Cris talks to him).
Though I thought she was going to be the next Cristina...Oh well. The baby kicked ! Yay lol. We haven't seen Derek and April together since season 6 right ?
It was nice. LOVED Callie and Arizona with that girl !!! She made me wanna kill myself lol. Karev's line " there is darkness in there" made me laugh so hard. Also when Callie killed the interns' spirit with her darkness, just hilarious...
I LOVE OWEN !!!! when he works his magic, whether with Arizona, or that doc, it's just beutiful. BUT, she's still selling SG...oh well... and a little CrOwen for the ride, always feels good !
Next epi, YES !!!


Arizona came back


Blood Transfusion confusion. Jehovah's Witnesses doctrine allows a liver transplant but not the blood that is in it. Reasonable points are raised about bloodless alternatives during ELECTIVE scheduled surgery. However, bloodless alternatives are no substitute for blood transfusions when there has already been massive loss of blood volume, as occurs in accidents and trauma leading to sudden blood loss. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that life is sacred to God therefore blood is sacred because it represents and symbolizes life. Jehovah's Witnesses put a higher value on blood than they do life. Which is more sacred? The symbol or that which it symbolizes?
No blood dogma does get people killed! Since 1945 year, 50-100 times as many men,women,children have been killed by the Watchtower society ban on *whole* blood transfusions than at Jonestown kool-aid mass murders.
Please think about that!
--Danny Haszard


It wasn't absolutely amazing. Loved Cristina and Leah's plot the most because it had me on the edge of my seat wondering if she would go through with it. It wasn't stealing a heart, but it's just as bad. Leah really reminded me of Izzie when she had the blood. It makes me wonder what was going through her mind at the time. I wonder what purpose she will play in the series...But Shonda is going to have to work very hard to get me to like her....I really don't like her right now. First the competition with Stephanie and then this....this girl is honestly like a smart version of Sadie (from season 5). What I really want to see...more Jo and Alex. And what happened to that paramedic for April???


I find myself hitting the mute button on my remote every time Callie opens her mouth. I think she's dull and awful this season. It's a combination of the bad writing and Sara R's delivery. She's not cutting it this season in my opinion. She is far from my favorite character anymore and I used to love her. Arizona's storyline is good this season though and JCap is doing a terrific job with it.


Favorite scene was Callie hiding in the shadows with her coffee cup. Sara Ramirez continues to shine on this show. She's a comedic genius, timing and all. She & Sandra Oh have carried this show for a long time.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 13 Quotes

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 13 Music

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