Grey's Anatomy Review: Tears, Fears and Goodbye

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Welcome back, Grey’s Anatomy fan! After an entirely too long hiatus, the docs from Seattle returned with "Things We Said Today," an episode that brought it all:tears, fear, smiles, and laughter.

Let’s discuss now that I have wiped my eyes enough to see...

Happily Ever After...or For Five Minute Increments. The hour picked up right where “Run, Baby, Run” left off. Bailey went to the hospital instead of her wedding to operate on Adele. Would Ben understand being left at the alter? Of course he would, because he is pretty awesome. The wedding is put on hold until Bailey finishes surgery. 

April and Shane

Can we acknowledge for a minute the heartfelt conversation between these two? They understand and are there for each other and there is nothing us loyal viewers want more than Bailey to be happy. The two shared a beautiful wedding and Chandra Wilson has never looked more gorgeous.

Fake Crying = Hilarious. Jo and Alex bonded over their terrible childhoods and even found a way to have fun with each other. These two practice their crying skills and get silly drunk. It is about time we saw Alex laugh again. It has been entirely too long. These two have the build up for what could be an incredible couple. Let’s hope the writers go there and in a very real way. Karev deserves it.

Not Ready...Arizona and Callie have been off beat since the plane crash - and for a good reason. Arizona’s life has completely changed and she has earned the right to be insecure. Looks like there is no reason to worry. By the end of the hour, this pair was back on solid ground. Thankfully.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered. The divorce papers made their way into the hands of Owen and Cristina. Should they divorce? Should they have ever been married in the first place? Who really knows the answer anymore. These two have been an adventure to watch from the get go. But the writing has been on the wall for quite some time. They box each other in with their marriage.

Without that binding, they seem to do okay. With some tears from both Owen and Yang, (yes, I said Yang!), the papers are signed and their marriage is over. Here come the waterworks.

O. Hunt in Action

A Major Loss. We knew it was coming. It had to be sometime soon. That didn’t mean we wanted it. Adele survived Bailey and Mer’s surgery to be able to wake up and be lucid enough to remember her best friend, her husband. The two shared a sweet moment where he promised not to leave her. Not long after, Webber showed up at Bailey’s wedding. Nothing needed to be uttered. His face said it all and that is when the tears start flowing.

The loss of Adele Webber is huge. Loretta Devine has been playing this role to perfection from the start of the series and she will seriously be missed.  

Side Notes:

  • The weekly case was a lot of fun. Some of those injuries were nasty but paid off watching Stewart get brought into the club. 
  • Jackson and Stephanie hooked up! I’m not jealous of her or anything...
  • What will that do to his situation with April?
  • Derek is recovering from surgery.
  • Not sure which relationship I love more...Webber and Bailey or Webber and Mer.

Only Shonda can make you be so happy and smile and then be in tears within seconds. The episode was up to par of early seasons of the series. The entire Grey's Anatomy cast was awesome and the writing was exactly what we expect from this show.

What did you think of “Things We Said Today?” Are you happy Bailey married Ben? How sad is the loss of Adele? Sound off below and let us know. Check out some sweet lines on the Grey's Anatomy quotes page and don’t forget to check out the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table later in the week.

Until next time, Grey’s fans. 


Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (425 Votes)

The episode was so aimless, confusing and without a focus. Many important stories competing with each other. But 40 minutes little time for so much. Thus, almost all of it was pointless and stupid.
The writing was admittedly weak, the saving grace of this show is the actors ability to work with the writing they are given and seemed to be having so much fun that I got past that. Best: James P, Sara R, Jessica C, Chandra W, and yes, Ellen P… brilliant, but definitely overshadowed in this episode. She had the least screen time of probably anyone, and yet she did really good work.
That biker gang thing was so out of place and clumsy. The patients usually add to the SLs underlying theme but the bikers added absolutely nothing. Jackson just falls for girls easily, Lexie, then April and now his wild attraction to Stephanie. I don't mind the interns in small doses, but I'm not interested in watching their own personal private dramas.


*they exist*


@Blinky What circle? Kindly stop generalising and speak for yourself while addressing me and only me not an imaginary circle. I haven't seen plenty 'Japril' fans just a couple on this site and for me to ask where they came from connotes I actually acknowledge exist. For the record, Jackson is anything but a pretty boy, dude is HOT. If you colour him pretty how low in the chain of beauty does April fall? As I said, it doesn't matter what any of us want, Shonda is in control of her show and will do what she wants. *here's hoping April finds her way back to the farm* :):):)




@V There are plenty of Jabril fans out there. Just because you and your circle don't like April and Pretty Boy doesn't mean no one likes them. Duh.


Stephanie the doe eyed geeky beauty not prettier than annoying heavily made up screeching April? #deathbylaughter I wonder where japril fans suddenly came from. Gorgeous Jackson was heavily maligned (by fans of GG) when Lexie was alive while the general feeling over April has remained largely constant so where on earth is 'Japril' coming from? Urgh!
Bottom line is that Shonda doesn't care about 'shipping' and as she said, she has taken her show(s) away from the the fans and is staying true to the story(ies), so as much as I despise April with Jackson and love him with Stephanie or turning into a mini Sloan, Shonda will do what is best for the show.


i just dont understand how just signing a piece of paper resolves anything? i mean just because they are not married anymore doesnt mean they love each other any less or will act in a different way around each other...its pretty silly is what it is. just glad owen cristina are back together.they were always meant to be. from the very first icicle incident :) kevin and sandra might be the only reason im still watching greys actually.


I was crying when Cristina and Owen signed these paper,KMK & SO performed amazing acting again
why Shonda make Crowen divoice, totally nonsense!! what is the weak writing? all married couple are living in the box??
seriously I didn't get why intern-Jo's laughing when she's be with Alex? too much screen-time to them!!
I can't believe Richard went to Baily's wedding ?? how could you? your wife just passed away ?? Adele always alone!! so sad!


Vintage Grey's Anatomy at it's best!!!! THIS is what I've been waiting to see for years now. Awesome episode. Still trying to digest so I'll be back with projections at the round table lol


A good episode. Enjoyed it. So happy Bailey said "I do" to Ben. I hope we get to see more of him from here on out. The wedding was lovely. I've heard nothing about 'jumping the broom." This is African American tradition people!

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 10 Quotes

That poor handsome fool.


Cristina: What does this mean?
Owen: I don't know. The law suit is...
Cristina: Maybe, maybe we'll be fine...