Grey's Anatomy Review: In All Honesty

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Grey’s Anatomy, you did it again. "She's Killing Me" left me shocked and wanting more in the final minutes of yet another tumultuous and eventful hour that focused on honesty.

The installment picked up right where we left off when Meredith asked Bailey to perform the genome mapping on her. Mer’s fear of Alzheimer's has been an interesting storyline that has shown both her and her better half being the dream team that we so easily adore.

Callie, Jackson, Mer and Cristina

Regardless of their circumstances, it becomes clearer with every passing moment that MerDer can and will be able to get through anything as long as they have each other. Although it utterly sucks that Meredith tested positive for more than one of the genetic markers for Alzheimer’s, I couldn’t blame her for spending most of the episode trying to plan out her future for herself and her children. 

She doesn’t want to put her kids through what she went with her mother. Ultimately, she wants her children to have a parent. Was I bit disappointed that Cristina just wants to be the coolest aunt but not a mom? Yes, maybe somewhat, but I also know that it wouldn’t be true to Cristina’s character if she had said otherwise.

Like Derek said, though, they’ll cross the bridge when they come to it. I loved that we saw Derek do and say just about everything to set Meredith’s mind at ease – he even had his genome tested. In fact, with all their maybes, there’s even a chance he could be a bald heroin addict. Let’s hope that never happens, though.

Meanwhile, while Cristina was making sure that Mer understood where she was coming from, she probably could have also reminded Owen. I liked that Ethan was back because we again got to see Owen playing dad. He’s remarkably good at it, and it’s only a matter of time until Owenstina reach the topic of children once again.

What will happen to Owenstina once they both admit that they just want different things? Will it break them this time?

One thing I’m really enjoying about Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 is how it seems like our favorite doctors are getting to just be the caring and innovative doctors we’ve known them as once again. Without anesthesia, light and many other difficult complications, two Syrian doctors came to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to learn life saving procedures.

It was definitely interesting to get a better understanding of what it’s like for doctors who are in war zones out in the field. Without electricity and with fewer instruments to work with, the Syrian doctors were all ears as to learning what all the Attendings had to offer.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was when we found out that Bailey was likely responsible for the outbreak of post-op infections in her patients. With three patients admitted and one already dead, there’s no telling how many more patients will be infected. I’m betting the worst is yet to come. Poor Bailey!

Other Thoughts

  • I know McDreamy and Ross would agree, but does anyone else find Heather terribly annoying? Aside from Ross and Jo, I am not interested at all in the other interns. By the way, where was Jo?
  • Raise your hand if you wanted Leah to get fired. I can’t be the only one.
  • April stole. Were her intentions good? Yes, but she still stole regardless. I hope that she actually faces some repercussions. Also, if I remember correctly, she failed her boards and shouldn’t she be focusing some of her kleptomaniac attention toward studying?
  • Are April and Matthew really over? If so, does it mean that Japril fans should get excited? I, for one, actually liked Matthew and was hoping he’d stick around a bit longer.

Well, TV Fanatics, what did you think of the latest Grey’s Anatomy? Be sure to chime in early next week for our Grey’s Anatomy Round Table


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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (264 Votes)

I like April, she reminds me a lot of Lexie. I remember Lexie used to be a bit annoying too at the beginning. I guess it just took April longer to become likeable. But she has come a long way, I remember how annoying she used to be back in seasons 6 and 7. I didn't like her with Matthew, the whole virginity thing put too much pressure on her. She has to accept that she's not a virgin anymore and stop feeling guilty about it. And Matthew isn't gonna help her with that, he's only holding her back. maybe I'm biased, but I LOVED her with Jackson. He loves her and accepts her crazy and deep down, he's waiting for her. He was willing to marry her, she just didn't understand that it was because he loved her. She just assumed it was because of the baby when they thought she was pregnant.


Also I don't have the same feelings towards Jo as most of you have. i don't hate her, I find Leah and Stefanie more annoying. They can go, I don't care...


What's with the Jo bashing? She wasn't even in the episode. You whiners really must have been bored with the episode if that's all you have to comment about. Alex isn't anything great. Have you even looked at him lately or are you watching Season 1 reruns? Some of you truly need to get a life. It's a TV show. Stop taking things so personal.


Actually, I didn't care that much for Matthew. Maybe because I always knew he was a rebound until April gets back with Jackson, so didn't get attached to the character. I too, was a little disppointed that Christina didn't want to be a mother to Mer's children. But then again, this is very consistent with the character. I feel like it would take something big for Christina to change her mind, like maybe Owen adopting a kid of his own. Maybe that's where Shonda is heading with Ethan's storyline.


Awesome episode as always. I have a tiny feeling that possibly... Ethan's parents won't make it and Owen will adopt him ! They have that kind of relationship at this time !


IMHO this was actually one of the better episodes. It seems like Grey's has been on a downward slide ever since the plane crash episodes. I hate hate hate all the new interns, especially Typhoid Mary (the chick on Bailey's service - who is so forgettable I can't even remember the character's name!). Kill them all off. And April, who seems to think the world ended when her cherry popped.


I actual found this episode was like a filler. I liked Matthew and April because he brings out the best in her and I hope that it is not over between them. April was finally relatable and likeable. And I like Jo I totally missed her this episode because there was Jo/Alex moments. Plus I have to say that all the interns are awesome, my favorites are Jo, Ross, and Stephanie. The best part of the episode was mysterious infection. I can not believe that we have to wait 2 weeks to see a new episode. As for pairings I like Jo/Alex, Avery/Stephanie, and Matthew/April. Speaking of boards since April is repeating her 5th year doesn't she have to also come up a research idea or worry about the amount of surgical practice she needs for her re-take?


All of you that have posted your dislike of Jo are not the only ones. I just don't think she is the one for Alex .. April rocked it again last night! Not only w/Matthew but giving all that expensive medical stuff to the two Syrian doc's - bless her!! .. I really like Heather, the rest can go & what's this w/Shane being so pissy w/Heather? And Derek telling Shane to his face he should find something else to do-ballsy!! .. it's ok that Cristina just wants to be a cool aunt - at least she wants to be something w/kids other than be a genius. As far as Cristina being w/Owen - I'll be surprised they make it. They don't talk about having kids - they won't last. I'll be shocked if they do. They are a fabulous couple just how they are living "for the moment" - unless Owen just gets his "fatherly stuff" through kids like Ethan. It WILL be the only way, if he wants to remain with Cristina. She is adamant that she wants ZERO kids.


This episode was so Boring.


@Anne You are not the only one. I detest Jo with a passion. I find her annoying and whiny and immature. I wished they would have got a different person for Alex. I am so glad she was missing from the episode. That was like the best news ever.
As for the other interns, I can only take Shane and Heather. Jo, Leah and Stephanie can all leave. And yes, I was hoping that Leah would have been fired.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 20 Quotes

Bailey, you're my mentor and my friend, and I respect your work, but I'm telling you if you don't answer my question, I will punch you in the face.


Cartilage is trending because of me.


Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 20 Music

  Song Artist
Song The Day You Went Away The Rubens
Flight facilities clair de lune Clair De Lune Flight Facilities iTunes
Foals my number My Number Foals iTunes