After last week’s emotional premiere, Grey’s Anatomy aired its second episode of the season, focusing on MerDer adjusting to life at home with a newborn while the show went on at the hospital.
In "Everybody's Crying Mercy," our favorite couple found it difficult being away from work. The two were exhausted and sleep-deprived, but that didn’t stop Meredith from finding ways to check up on Webber by getting updates from Cristina and Shane. Webber didn’t want a feeding tube but clearly needed one.
I know Mer felt like she was the only family Webber had left, but I couldn’t believe that she’d bring her newborn to the hospital. Even crazier was how the installment ended with Webber telling Mer he chose her as his proxy because he thought she would have been able to put her emotions aside and make the right choice. He was upset she let them operate on him when he was all but dead. That was so very cold and harsh.
So, what else happened while the Shepherds were out?
Well, it’s safe to say that Calzona’s marriage has hit rock bottom. Arizona tried to fix their broken relationship by scheduling a couple’s therapy session. Callie made it clear that she wasn’t going to see the therapist and thought that Arizona needed to fix herself first.
Side note: I don’t remember seeing or hearing Arizona apologize to Callie for her huge mistake. I am really glad the writers aren’t rushing to a quick resolution for these two. What Arizona did was totally wrong and Calzona just hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine for a very long time. I just don't know if these two are truly meant to be anymore. Actually, I haven't felt that way in a long time.
With numerous surgeries scheduled, Owen clashed with Jackson over financial issues at the hospital. Owen was definitely right when he said the hospital needed the board to make decisions and the doctors to help. I really liked how Owen was able to show Jackson that the board had to meet and am stoked to see the upcoming benefit for the hospital.
Meanwhile, there was lots of tension with both Crowen and Jolex. For the former, Crowen decided that they were going to try to date other people even if they knew it was going to suck and feel forced. Jolex, on the other hand, finally found the time and an empty house as Alex carried Jo up the stairs to likely relieve some of their tensions. I absolutely love these two together!
- As April nervously awaited the results of her boards, I found myself not caring in the least bit whether she passed or failed. She passed, though, so I guess that means she's sticking around. By the way, how does her hair stay so bouncy with all that running around in the hospital? She must have some amazing products.
- Like it or not, the interns are becoming more prevalent. Shane stepped up in a big way this week when he helped Webber. However, I couldn't help but wonder if and when others will eventually find out what really happened with him and Heather last week.
- There were two scenes in particular that had me missing Cristina already. The first was when she didn’t exactly give Arizona the “nice haircut” comment she wanted. Then, I cracked up when Cristina was torturing Alex over his love life. Check out the Grey’s Anatomy quotes for Cristina’s funny lines.
Overall, I thought this installment was strong and feel like we’re off to a great start already for yet another long and memorable season. Don’t forget to return early next week to chime in on our Grey’s Anatomy Round Table.