Grey's Anatomy Review: Heart Of The Hospital

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Grey’s Anatomy aired "This is Why We Fight” tonight, an episode that focused heavily on the group's quest to buy the hospital and the impacts it will make on everyone around them.

Between investors and meetings, arguments and asking for help, the gang did the best its could. But was it enough? 

Derek, Meredith and Zola

Financial Fun. The majority of the hour centered around Derek, Mer, Yang, Callie and Arizona in their attempt to get a financial backer. After a few meetings, they were able to meet the top dog. His request that they have an administrative leader on their team was legit. In all seriousness, what do these surgeons know about running a hospital? Nothing. 

If this scenario got CHIEF back in front of Richard Webber’s name, I am all in. To this day, I still refer to Richard as Chief Webber.

I know I was not alone in being worried about this story arc. How does a show about a hospital of great looking doctors who have relationships and cool surgeries focus on anything other than that? I wasn’t sure of the idea of selling off the hospital or changing the way things work. Or even just the idea that there was a bigger focus than their relationships. But it's worked. It has kept the viewers interested and shaken things up in a good way. 

So, after some twists and turns, they get their money from somewhere least expected. Catherine offering up the Harper Avery Foundation is pretty awesome. It keeps the hospital open, keeps Catherine around for Richard and promises to make things a bit messy. How? As the majority shareholder, they get to choose someone to sit on the board of directors, AKA Jackson. How are these seasoned docs going to feel with a younger doctor being in charge? Who knows?? One thing is for sure: I can’t wait to find out.

Adios, Phil. Possibly the best part about this installment was Alex and his cool tumor in a bag surgery. This character has grown in such ways that it has been a joy to watch. Alex has earned his place and deserves everything he gets. I know I wouldn’t have hated going to the doctors as much if I had a cool doc like Alex. Things are still budding between him and Jo. Whether they acknowledge it or not.

Alex, Jo and Patient

Side Notes

  • You could totally see Mer’s baby bump in this episode!
  • How cute was Brooks’ haircut?
  • Anyone else think it was a little soon for Stephanie to want to follow Jackson across the country?
Overall, an interesting episode. Harper Avery offering to invest was a big surprise, but putting Jackson in charge is an even bigger surprise. What did you think of “This Is Why We Fight?”
Were you entertained or are you tired of the hospital drama? Sound off in the comments and check back for the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table later this week.


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cont... evolve as friends until they get there. And she seems sane (though a bit overly sensitive) compared to Alex's ex-girlfriends.


I'm with you Courtney, waaaayyyyy too soon for Stefanie to follow Jackson across the country. This is a rebound, nothing more, in my opinion. I still think he'll get back with April. Or maybe it'll take 4 seasons like Mer/Der and Mark/Lexie. I'm liking more and more Alex and Jo, I like that they're friends like Alex used to be with Izzie. We all know they'll end up together, but it's nice to see them evolv


Great episode, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. So funny at the end, I was craking up when Kathryn told Jackson "Mama bought you a hospital". Anyways, it was great to see her save the day through the foundation. But I would have preferred Kathryn on the board, makes more sense since Jackson has no experience in running a hospital. I hope it's the last we see of Cahill, she got on my nerves. It's like she was working for Pegasus or something. She never tried to find another solution. No wonder the docters had to do this behind her back. I was happy that Owen understood and supported them, if if weren't for him they wouldn't have gotten that 1 more day. It was good to see that they got Owen and Richard on their side. I hope get reinstate him as chief now that they're the new board.


Finally catherine is back. Jackson and April rekindle? where is mathew? where is Ben? would owen and Christina ever trust each other or will Owen go behnd her back?

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