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Grey's Anatomy Review: Every Connection Matters

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I just love Thursday nights, don’t you?! Thanks to favorite shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, I can always count on my trusty DVR to be jam-packed.

"Map of You" featured McDreamy at his finest, as he focused on a brain-mapping project and how important connections are. I absolutely adored that science and the medical cases were at the forefront of this installment. Also, I found it particularly awesome that he was the one narrating the open and close of the episode this time around.

Enjoying the Work

Thanks to a broken mug, glue was used in both Derek’s and Cristina’s cases. Unfortunately, Derek’s patient did not survive. I still have to give major props to Derek’s patient for being fearless and wanting a shot at life regardless of him knowing the operation could kill him. As for Cristina, she was successful with her groundbreaking surgery by using glue on a heart tumor.  

Meanwhile, we finally saw Shane dealing and struggling with his guilt over what happened to Heather. I know this is something many of you – including myself – have been waiting for since the season premiere. By the way, I hated the way he talked to Derek and I don’t think he’ll be able to keep his secret much longer. It’s clearly going to eat him alive. 

It was nice to see Richard being proactive by cleverly using himself as a study tool. There’s nothing quite like the drama of the doctors’ personal lives, but something I’ve missed seeing is the actual learning process for the interns. Since Richard’s willing to take on a teaching role, it means he’s open to getting better and we’ll hopefully see him in a more positive light. 

Elsewhere: Emma, Owen’s new girlfriend and also an attending at Seattle Presbyterian, was invited to observe a surgery. Though some would be quick to assume Cristina wouldn’t be cool with take your girlfriend to work day, she appeared to be just fine at first. However, she eventually tried to confide in Meredith that she was bothered Owen failed to mention their history together.

Meredith, who was acting noticeably different, was busy contemplating whether or not she should continue her mother’s research. She was a bit standoffish toward Cristina throughout the entire hour. Who could blame her, though? How could we forget that intense fight the two besties had just last week?

While Cristina got to do most of the talking during their blowout, it was Meredith’s turn this time around. She claimed that Cristina pushed her aside when she needed her the most. Mer also stated that she had always been there for her. Lastly, Mer claimed Cristina simply didn’t have time for people who want things that she doesn’t want. Ouch!

Are we going to see more hurtful words exchanged between this pair from now on? Are they growing apart? Whatever is happening, it doesn’t seem like there’ll be a resolution anytime soon.

At least Meredith and Derek now have a game plan. While Derek is going to take a step back from surgery and focus more on research, Meredith’s going to be able to shine. She still doesn’t want to become her mother, but she wants to have the best of both worlds – her career and her family. Basically, she wants to prove Cristina wrong and show that she can do it all.

Other thoughts:

  • Sandra Oh’s on her way out. Cristina was the one who decided that she and Owen should break up. Do you think Owen is honestly ready to move on? How would you like to see Crowen end up?
  • So, Arizona and Leah made out?! Seriously, Arizona has been making poor choices left and right. If and when Callie finds out, she can kiss her chances of a reconciliation goodbye.
  • How many of you were excited to see Alex’s storyline with his dad continue? You can bet my hand is raised. Poor Alex, though! I only wished that he could let Jo in on what happened with his father; however, I also get this is Alex we’re talking about. I’m ready to see more!
  • Did I miss something? Where was Jackson?
  • Don’t forget to check out the Grey’s Anatomy quotes.
  • Be sure to return early next week to chime in on our Grey’s Anatomy Round Table.

Overall, this was a stellar episode. Shonda and company really know how to keep us coming back every Thursday night. See you next week!

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I've been talking with a friend of mine about what it is with the last season or so that makes us still loyal but... kind of bored with the show. At least on my side, I figured out that I missed the medicine, the freaky-ass cases and personalities that used to be a regular part of the show up until, say, season 7. Today's episode included a lot of interesting patients, a lot of interesting patient personalities, and... just a LOT. But in a good way. Down to the way the different scenes changed, a lot of scene slides following character action. All in all, this has been one of the most satisfying episodes I've seen since S8 ep2 (...it was called Remember the Time, right tvfanatic.com editors?)

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What does this mean that Derek is stepping back? If they put him in the background, that will finally be the end for me with Grey's. Get rid of all these interns. They have no chemistry and they are boring.

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a plea for Shonda Rhimes. .. I've read the news, by now, that Season 10 is Sandra Oh's last..
therefore Cristina's exit must be imagined and written. we've seen divorce on Grey's Anatomy. romantic pairings, both casual and serious, end. deaths. unexplained departures. career changes. all those exits- and more- are possibilities for Cristina Yang. but please don't sever the friendship between Meredith and 'her person'! no matter that they've chosen differently.. how to live and be women surgeons!