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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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Part II - what Cristina had to say to Meredith was 100% correct - imo how Cristina handled it & what she said was great - it's about the patient first. Cristina backs Meredith 100% for the decision Meredith made in having children - in this case, the patient could not wait any longer & Meredith had to go see how Zola was. Meredith always said she never wanted to be like her Mother - well, she has now has the opportunity not to be Ellis Grey. Just give up the patient & tend to the children & don't fight the hubby who already WAS in surgery & don't be pissed, that's the decision you made, Meredith. This is the very reason WHY Cristina Yang never wanted children - we are seeing these two fabulous women/surgeon's come full circle in their roles on this show. Meredith has to give up the ideal that she can have it all & Cristina already knew what she wouldn't give up & it cost her a marriage to Owen - everyone will win & everyone will lose. NO ONE can or will ever have it all ...

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I did not see the Round Table from last week's show "Puttin' on the Ritz" - was one posted? Callie rocked it again - so happy she was dancing in her underwear & that she & Sophia are back in their apartment. What could be budding between Arizona & Leah? We don't know much about Leah, other than the fact that her Mother & Mark Sloan knew each other. Leah was all dolled up when she & Arizona were at the bar - maybe it's just a tease & they will just be friends - not sure about it though. Alex .... he cares, it was written all over his face - he kept looking over at his father when they were on the elevator - if he didn't care, he would have looked straight ahead or gotten off at the next floor - so that makes Alex .... curious. I am really tired of Catherine Avery - she wanted Richard, now she has him - stop the control freak crap with Jackson & others & can someone do something with her hair? What Cristina had to say to Meredith was 100% correct - imo how Cristina handled it & what she said was great - it's about the patient first. Cristina backs Meredith 100% for the decision Meredith made in having children - in this case, the patient could not wait any longer & Meredith had to go see how Zola was. Meredith always said she never wanted to be like her Mother - well, she has now has the opportunity not to be Ellis Grey. Just give up the patient & tend to the children & don't fight the hubby who already WAS in surgery & don't be pissed, that's the decision you made, Meredith. This is the very reason WHY Cristina Yang never wanted children - we are seeing these two fabulous women/surgeon's come full circle in their roles on this show. Meredith has to give up the ideal that she can have it all & Cristina already knew what she wouldn't give up & it cost her a marriage to Owen - everyone will win & everyone will lose. NO ONE can or will ever have it all ...

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I have to say that I agreed with Christina in her 'you have didn't priorities now' speech! Meredith has focused on family recently, whilst Christina has focused on her work and nothing else. This has resulted in Owen moving on, and leaving her and with nothing but work. Yes she confronted her in a less than ideal way, however the patient comes first for Christina, which I like :)

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Well, the small but growing family (thank heavens) who ship Stephanie and Jackson refer to the duo as Stackson. Love them and ship them too, never liked him with April. I liked this episode a lot, better than I liked Scandal and that is saying a lot.

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When are we going to see Ross get reprimanded for his childish act and ultimately killing Mousey? All of a sudden he is rewarded with cardio?!?!? I hate this writing and I hate Ross. They killed off the only good intern. Some of the other story lines have good writing, but I'm not at all pleased with the Ross and Webber storylines. It's inconsistent. Last year, I think it was Stephanie and Leah who got chewed out by Hunt and Christina for competing over a patient. Now, Shane gets rewarded for pretty much doing the same thing? He has less than one episode of guilt and now we are expected to forget his shameless behavior?

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no way... I totally totally hate stephany and jackson.. it has no ground at all!!! her character is so tasteless ... still waiting for jackson to stop being so stubborn and go back with april...

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I still dont like Stephanie and Jackson together.And I hate his mom!She is no way like a real surgeon with all the flirts and fuss.

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Ilove Stephanie and Jackson too. Hope they get a decent story.

Christinatran

Thanks Diandra!

Lakersfan

Heather is dead. I think you mean Leah.

Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 5 Quotes

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

Bailey

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

Meredith

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
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