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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. 

Review

Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Ellen Pompeo was brilliant in that last scene with Richard. The MerDer scene was so sweet and sad, I want more of them though!

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amzing episode. EP was great as always. so fun to watch her.
really liked the storyline. pure enjoyment. thanks shonda and co.!

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I cried at the scene with sad Webber at Bailey's wedding, and Mer comforting him. More tears when Mer sought out Der to ask him not to put her in a home if she got Altzhiemers.
Have to say it's a relief to know that Crowen are divorced. Not sure their fans will forgive Shonda, especially if either acquire another love interest.

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part II - should have never married. I am all for being VERY honest with people but there are still times when some things should stay behind one's lips & that, in my opinion, was one of those times. Great job on last night's episode, Shonda & Co.

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Very sad that Owen & Cristina signed their divorce papers. Even though I fully "get" what Owen said to Cristina, it would have been great to see Cristina rip them up telling Owen she didn't want the divorce & it would have been great to show a couple really work at putting their marriage back together - better than when they started out. Who knows? Maybe that is what is in store for them, time will tell - the jury's out. Loved the entire episode last night from start to finis though!!! Another emotional roller coaster ride - from tears, to really laughing, to hopeful, back to sad, happy for the newlyweds, sad for the divorcing couple & really sad Adele passed away but loved the ending scene with Richard & Adele dancing, I cried on that one. Alex was hilarious - just love him!!! Not sure Jo is the one for him, though. Happy for Callie/Arizona that they seem to be drawing closer to each other. The ONLY thing I would not have written was Owen telling Cristina they should never have married. I am ALL for being VERY honest & upfront with people but there are still times when some words should stay behind one's lips. Aside from that, great job, Shonda & Co.!!! :-)

Sarah-silva

This was Grey's meets Sons of Anarchy! I loved it!
I knew Adele was going to die weeks ago when Shonda said a beloved character will die. However they sure kepts us guessing! I cried at the end when Meredith realized Adele died and walked over to Webber and they both cried as he told her!
I am still not a huge fan any of the interns. I can not see Jackson and Stephanie together.
However of all of them I do like Jo the most! She and Alex were super funny, I agree it was nice to see them having fun together and Alex laughing.
I was a little confused by what Owen told Christina, but it was enough to get her to sign the papers. I think they will be together but be happily unmarried.
I am glad that Arizona and Callie are back on track.

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I would love to see Karev end up with something real -- and Jo seems like a good candidate. They get eachother.

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I won't see this episode until next week, but I'm looking forward to it! The "Signing Divorce Papers" -scene alone made me shed a tear, so I'll probably be crying through the whole episode.
Poor Adele and Richard. I liked Adele very much! Loretta Devine was great!
I don't know what to think about Cristina and Owen divorcing. I hope this is the new beginning of their relationship, not the end...

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Hmmm... I wasn't really a fan of Jo and Alex together before, but now I actually like them more... Hope we see a new story for them though. Not the Lexzie story all over again.

Marisa1983

She probably thought he only wanted to marry her because they thought she was pregnant. These two need to experience other relationships before they can acknowledge how they feel about each other.

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 10 Quotes

That poor handsome fool.

Callie

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

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