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Grey's Anatomy Review: This Is a Family

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Even after all of these seasons, you still can’t help but love Grey’s Anatomy. Especially when it come sout with an episode such as "The Face of Change," an installment that has all your favorite parts wrapped up in just 60 minutes. Let’s talk about it.

Sneaking Around. Normally when you think of the docs sneaking around, it’s with each other. Not this time. All of the leads banded together to take on a trauma patient without the ER. Even with the new cast, this felt like old times. The group sticking together, covering for each other and doing its best to perform the medicine they were trained to do.

It didn’t hurt that Cristina was yelling out her dwarf names: Happy... Mouse...Ponytail...Dopey...

This was a risky move and not totally realistic anywhere other than Seattle Grace Mercy West. The writers did an excellent job in bringing in the patient by way of April and her new potential paramedic boyfriend. Way to tie things in in a sensible way.

Docs In Surgery

Competition Time. In an attempt to sell the hospital to Pegasus, Jackson and Alex were put in the running to be the brand ambassador. This led to some hilarious one-liners that are worth checking out on the Grey’s Anatomy quotes page. 

The not official girlfriends were into the competition as well. Stephanie and Jo went to bat for their guys regarding who should be the mug of the hospital. Again: hilarious. 

But, of course, it was Derek’s gorgeous face that made its way onto the elevator doors. Even though it was a little creepy looking, you can’t go wrong with McDreamy. 

It is not a horse. It’s a pegasus. The company looking to buy SGMW owns another hospital that Callie and Webber went to check out. These two have such great chemistry together. First playing husband and wife, then again as reps from Pegasus. I knew it would be Callie that would break about the hospital and come up with the idea to buy it. The thing I didn’t expect? That Richard has an early retirement package waiting for him. Personally, I don’t want to see a Grey’s Anatomy episode without James Pickens Jr. in it. 

Jalex? Looks like the worst kept secret will be coming true sooner rather than later. Jo and Alex are definitely on the path towards a couple - and it is a pretty great path. Everyone sees it, Meredith told Alex to go for it and by the end of the hour, it looked like Alex saw it for himself. Seriously, these two need to happen now. 

Side Notes

  • Alex did the voiceovers in this episode. Pretty cool way to change things up.
  • How cute are April and Matthew, the paramedic cutie?
  • How much do you hate Cahill? 
  • Check out the EXCLUSIVE TV Fanatic interview with Constance Zimmer on her character. 

Overall, another great episode from Shondaland. What did you think, TV Fanatics? Were you a fan of “The Face of Change?” What do you think will happen next? Will the plane crash victims buy the hospital? Will Richard retire?

Sound off below and don’t forget to check out the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table later in the week! Here's ABC's first promo for "Hard Bargain" ...

Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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I think the lack of money plot line does reflect the economic downturn all over the world that is causing hospitals to cut things like ERs, streamline services and for private companies to want profits. This SL shakes things up rather than having everything settled and predictible.
Bailey is probably just voicing what many staff are thinking. I don't think it's gonna be any better until everyone is certain they have a job and the future is clearer. Der is going to be the scape goat, cos he did push the finding out what happened rather than accepting the initial offer. But we do know Der will be back at SGH very soon, operating

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The whiners need to shut up about how much they hate the interns. I like them and think they're good for the show. It's no secret that the old timers are being phased out and a new younger group phasing in. I'm happy to see this taking place with their storylines blended in with the oldies as well as Jackson and April. I like Alex with Jo too. Get used to it whiners or stop watching. Seriously what do you expect?

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I loved the show! I had a lump in my throat when Dr Weber said to Callie that he probably had an early retirement package waiting on him. Now I know what the end of the season will be, will the Dr's be allowed to buy the hospital or not. I am glad that they have taken things slow between Alex and Jo and he was just enjoying her being a friend until Meredith brought up how compatible they were and when she ate the doughnut and had it all over her face you could tell he realized he was in love with her. It's bitter sweet for me. I always held on to hope that Izzy would be brought back before the end of the series and they would end up together. Of course that could be a nice little twist at the end of the season to have her show up right when Alex is about to marry Jo. Just a thought.....

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I love the webber and torres scenes i support the whole calzona storyline i love sara ramirez and jessica capshaw but if sara's character wasnt bi or les or whatever her character is now And she was straight she should have a on screen relasionship with webber and be his new wife

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Shonda is definitely devoting a disproportionate amount of time to scandal. But, even with this lack of attention, Grey's still manages to hold its own. The ratings this week were good, and generally I think that this season had been good. My only complaint would be the side lining of the main characters. You don't spend years watching their development, and become invested in their story lines just to see new figures forced in front of you. Plus, scandal is good, but it is nowhere near as good as Grey's. People complain about Grey's anatomy being implausible, what with all the death and that, but Scandal is even worse. Election rigging, the president killing the supreme court justice. I mean come on ? That said, I am probably just a bitter Grey's fan...

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This was a great episode every thing stayed coherent. I literally had my eyes glued to the Tv. I liked The transgendar story and I felt sorry for that Dad. I wouldn't what my little girl to change with god made her. Great Acting their. Dr.Zimmer is gaetting on my last nerve she is really annoying she's gonna get the hospital shut down. I like that Alex , April , Meredith and Cristina were willing to wrist their jobs to save that boy. They put thier patients first and hospital second. I hope Derek dosent quite. I like April and that Paramatic guy. I hate Jackson. I dont like Alex and Jo anymore. they act really childish when there around one another.

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Promo for next week looks epic! Can't WAIT

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@AJ I don't agree that Bailey is being a bitch. She's making justified comments. She's not saying anything other than "We're in this situation because of your lawsuit. Cahill is trying to fix it so that we all have jobs. Stop complaining about everything and just listen with an open mind." I don't think that's being bitchy. She has a child and would just like to have a job. Closing the hospital or changing ownership won't affect the doctors with the lawsuit. They'll have money. She will be starting over. It has to be scary for her. That being said, I think that Shonda has placed most if not all of her eggs in the Scandal basket and the scripts aren't on the same quality as a whole. Scandal is an absolutely awesome show and while I still adore Grey's and watch faithfully every week, the writing on Scandal is far better.

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I truly enjoyed last night episode. I don't know what others are saying I still enjoy Grey's Anatomy and I like the new cast. The competition between Avery and Alex was fun and seeing Jo and Stephanie trying to help the guys was fun too. Love the Richard and Callie scenes. These two should have more scenes together. I didn't like Jo character at first nor did I like the idea of her and Alex together but now I am enjoying them as friends and wouldn't mind them as a couple. Derek face on the elevator door was so creepy but I wasn't surprised they picked him to be the face of the hospital.

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This was a great episode every thing stayed coherent. I literally had my eyes glued to the Tv. I liked The transgendar story and I felt sorry for that Dad. I wouldn't what my little girl to change with god made her great Acting their. Dr.Zimmer is getting on my last nerve she is really annoying she's gonna get the hospital shut down. I like that Alex , April , Meredith and Cristina were willing to wrist the job that boy. They put thier patients first and hospital second. I hope Derek dosent quite. I like April and that Paramatic guy. I hate Jackson.