Grey's Anatomy Review: Just Say No

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It feels like we’re officially settling into Grey’s Anatomy Season 10.

"I Bet It Stung" wasn’t entirely emotionally-packed like the two-hour season premiere, nor was there a lavish party like the one we saw in "Puttin' on the Ritz". Nonetheless, it was certainly an hour of progression for the entire gang at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. 

So, what went down? Let’s dive right it in – just like Meredith did.

Ross & Murphy

The last thing Meredith wanted to do was ease back into work. In fact, she dove right in and seemingly struggled to excel at being both a surgeon and a mother. Hurtful words were exchanged between Cristina and her best friend after the two became territorial over a multi-organ, groundbreaking surgery. Cristina called Mer out on being unprepared, unfocused and claimed she now had different priorities.

I thought it was harsh that she compared her to Bailey, Callie and even her own mother; however, did Cristina make some valid points? Yes. Have Mer’s life changes affected her skills? Maybe. Overall, I felt like this conversation was worth having but hated the way Cristina went about addressing her concerns.

Push did come to shove, though. Meredith had to be there for Zola. One thing is certainly for sure: she is nothing like her mother, Ellis Grey. The fight caused Mer to stress out even more at home, and I hope the McDreamy’s can figure it all out sooner than later. After all, this is Meredith Grey we are talking about here! She can so be a strong mom and awesome surgeon. I really hope she proves Cristina wrong. I know Cristina rocks and all, but sometimes I think all that talent goes to her head.

How long do you think it will take for the two besties to smooth things over? I think their fight is far from over and am eager to see what happens next.

Elsewhere, Catherine Avery was back and showing Richard to step it up and not let the interns coddle him. She was also doing her best to keep Stephanie on her toes. I honestly thought there couldn’t be any possible saving grace for Stephanie when Jackson’s mom walked into the on-call room catching the two in bed. Surprisingly, Catherine came around and I liked that Stephanie wasn’t scared away and even tried to explain herself regardless of all that happened. Also, I think this was the first episode ever where I didn’t find Catherine completely annoying. 

Meanwhile, Jo found herself overly involved with her new patient, who just so happened to also be Alex’s dad. When the time came for Jimmy to be discharged, Jo tried to get Alex to change his mind about talking to him. Stubbornly, Alex didn’t care at all. I really like Jo and the fact that she tried so hard to help Alex’s dad shows how much she cares for Alex. Although Alex let him walk out the elevator doors, something tells me we’ll be seeing his father again. Hopefully, Alex makes a change the next time before it’s too late.

Lastly, I absolutely loved that scene with Callie and her patient’s sister realizing that it was okay to say no. We hadn’t seen a dance party on Grey’s Anatomy in a long time. Thankfully, Callie had her own dance party – and yes, she was in her underwear! Go Callie!

Other thoughts:

  • I’m definitely shipping Jackson and Stephanie now. What shall we call them? Jephanie? Stackson? If you have a better idea, let me know in the comments.
  • Last week, Arizona had April to lean on. This week, we found out she also has Leah’s back. I’m still not cool with Arizona, but we all need friends and I’m glad she has some now.
  • Be sure to check out the Grey’s Anatomy quotes.

All in all, I thought this episode was strong as it centered on new friendships, relationships and even fights. As always, I’m ready to find out what’s in store for our favorite doctors, but I’m mostly looking forward to see how Cristina and Meredith’s fight affects them moving forward.


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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (295 Votes)

Love the Mer/Christina rant on the liver surgery. I'm sure gonna miss Yang but all good things don't last long. I jumped the shark with the show after George died but I'm too addicted. Don't care much for the Jackson/Stephanie thing (no chemistry!)and the April/Matthew thing...borrring! Like intern Murphy, she's got potential. My want? Make it interesting....


I don't mind it if Arizona and Leah are friends, Arizona needs friends. Bit anything more than friends between Arizona and Leah and I am done. The storyline is getting way off track, where are we seeing Arizona's thoughts and feelings or her beginning to deal with her PTSD? Lack of screen time and now they may have her screwing an intern - NO! I did love April kinda defending Arizona in the OR to Callie.


Stackson is the best! Love them! Definietlz better that Jackson with April...


Cris is getting ahead of herself with regards to her opinions on Mer versus Callie and Bailey. Both have ONE child. Bailey and Callie are sharing custody with an ex partner, so they are not needing to be there 24/7, their child is elswhere. I just hope Mer's gene pool will kick in (episode 7 or 8 from what I've read elsewhere)and Mer gets to prove she has the makings of a surgeon who will do more than read up on other people's techniques and invent her own Grey method!( I am a big Mer fan! LOL)


I get what Cristina was trying to say to Meredith but I can't get behind how she went about it. She should not have compared her to Bailey, Callie and Ellis. Just because they are willing to spend every waking minute at the hospital doesn't mean that she wants to be like that. Cristina has a tendency to be very arrogant and I can't stand when that side shows, it reminds me of the beginning of Grey's when Derek chooses Meredith for the solo surgery and she accuses Meredith of sleeping her way into surgeries and getting into med school because of Ellis. Cristina needs to realize she was also at fault because she should never have let Meredith onto the case knowing she hadn't read the material about the procedure and that she had been out for months. She knew she wasn't prepared so she shouldn't have been surprised when she wasn't.


I loved this episode!!! Finally there is a Stephanie and Jackson ship. I love Stackson and of course Jolex they are so cute together. I can't wait until next week. I bet that Alex will be sneaking off to hear his dad play in secret. And baby Derek is super cute!!! =D I hope that there is some Stackson and Jolex double date at the bar, that would be awesome. Until next week and I can't wait to to read the round table for I Bet It Stung. AWESOME episode!!!!!
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Loving season 10!

Sarah silva

This was a good episode.
I feel bad for Meredith, she wants to be a good mom but also a good surgeon. I think Christina was really harsh on her!
Then that lead to a huge fight with Mer and Derek! Darn you Christina!
So is Leah a lesbian? I think she hinted that she is by wanting Arizona to talk about calling her pretty.
I give Stephanie props talking to Catherine at the end.


Overall I have been disappointed with this season. I don't like how they have broken up so many relationships. Feels like they are just throwing people together and it doesn't matter whether or not they have chemistry. Arizona and Leah??? Yuck! Does every intern need to be coupled with a resident? Even though it was a dramatic blowout between Mer and Christina, I saw Christina's point of view. Christina is all about surgery and Mer is not. Can't put yourself in the same league with Christina.


Christina is of course right, but I do believe IMO Meredith has the better end of the deal because even though she isn't that kick ass surgeon she does have a family to go home to. Christina only has work and when it is all said and done she will have no one to go home to and she will regret that because what's the point of being at the top when you have no one to share it with? I have got to say my favorite part of the show was the my sister's keeper aspect of it. Oh and where was April? Oh and who can forget about Callie dancing in her underware!?


Part III - NO ONE can or will ever have it all ... I've lived long enough to learn that.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 5 Quotes

Your son is the devil's spawn. He drinks the milk of a liver thief.


I don't ease back in. I jump in the deep end. I swim.


Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 5 Music

  Song Artist
Song Ukelele Anthem Amanda Palmer
Vassy lets go Let's Go Vassy iTunes
Alunageorge you know you like it You Know You Like It AlunaGeorge iTunes