Grey's Anatomy Review: The Monster's Awake Now

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Is there another show on prime time that can make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and scare you in a matter of seconds as well as Grey’s Anatomy? I don’t think so.

Grey’s returned this week with "Sleeping Monster," an installment that centered around an investigation into Bailey and some relationship breakthroughs with our favorite docs. Let’s discuss...

Bailey Scene

The CDC Is In The House. After the death of two of Bailey’s patients, the CDC decided to visit for an investigation. This definitely put Bailey on the outside of things, but luckily she still has some friends in her corner. Meredith definitely had her mentor’s back, but some of the others... not so much. Miranda had a fight with Webber after he defended the hospital and Jackson insisted on putting the hospital first. As much as I love Bailey, you can’t blame Jackson for what he was doing. He is a board member of this hospital. 

In the best case scenario, Bailey wasn’t at fault, although she does carry the strain. What is life going to be like after this? I can’t imagine it’s going to be easy for her.

We must give some serious kudos to Chandra Wilson and the amazing acting she did during this episode. Girlfriend rocked. 

The Death Toll Rises. After the death of the third infected patient of Bailey’s, Ethan’s mom suffered a brain injury and passed. I cannot be alone in loving that this small backstory has carried on over a few episodes. It puts Owen in a different light. An admirable light. There is compassion and sadness and all I want is for his dad to wake up. Does anyone else have the gut feeling that if the dad died, Owen may try to be a father to this kid? Yang admitted to losing him and Owen wants to be a father. This could be his chance.

Admitting Is Half The Battle. Alex finally did it! In one of the best scenes of the hour, Alex admitted to Cristina that he is in love with Jo. Two things:

  1. It’s about time!
  2. How much fun would it be to live in that bitter and screwed up house with Yang and Alex?
Karev in Pink

Problem is Jo has plans to move in with Jason and Alex ruined things by filling him in on Jo’s foster child past. Although Alex has done a lot of dumb things, this definitely wasn’t intentional. He really just cares about her. Who wouldn’t assume that two people who have decided to move in with each other would already know about each other’s past? Jo was a little harsh in telling Alex to never talk to her again. My guess? The two get together by the finale. If anyone has earned it, it’s Alex.

April’s Blame Game. Once again, Kepner decided to blame Jackson for their relationship and her sleeping with him. We get it, you were saving yourself. But it takes two to play this game and I’m pretty sure we are all with Jackson in saying we’re over it. She was a part of it too. Luckily for her, Matthew showed up and apologized. Things aren’t looking too good for the Jackson/April fans right about now. 

Side Notes:

  • Bailey gave the voice overs at both the beginning and end of the hour. Anyone else miss Mer’s soothing tones?
  • How sweet was annoying Uncle Al from the family reunion?
  • Meredith wants to have the baby naturally and wants Cristina in the room with Derek. This led to some of the best Grey’s Anatomy quotes of the season. 

What did you think, TV Fanatics? Was “Sleeping Monster” up to par or a little slow for the end of the season? Season Nine is winding down; only three new episodes left ...

Any predictions for what is to come? Will Alex and Jo get together? Will Mer have her baby? Will there be something huge in the finale as only our Shonda knows how to do?

Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think. Make sure to check out our Grey’s Anatomy Round Table early next week and chime in on the installment. 


Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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