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Grey's Anatomy Review: Outnumbered

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Throughout the years, the doctors’ love lives have played an unforgettable role on Grey’s Anatomy.

And we can add Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 8 to the books as yet another installment that featured major relationship drama as matters of the heart took stage front and center.

Let’s break it down by couple, shall we?

BFF vs. BFF

Mapril fans were probably excited because Matthew finally made an appearance. I was beginning to wonder if we’d ever see him again. I guess it is true absence does makes the heart grow fonder because Matthew was suddenly not too keen anymore on the whole “no sex before marriage” thing.

Ultimately, the two decided to wait. Japril fans, are you still out there and holding out? I, for one, find April much more tolerable when she’s with Matthew. So, I actually want the wedding to happen.

While Mapril still appears to be on their way to the chapel, Calzona’s separation seems almost permanent already. It’s only a matter of time until Arizona’s relationship with Leah comes to light. How is Callie going to handle the news? I’m betting not well at all.

Bring on the drama, though.

Side note: I am really digging Arizona and April’s friendship. I’m glad that their drunken night in the supply closet wasn’t a one-time thing. Then again, I’m always down for girl talk and it’s not like we’ve seen much with Cristina and Meredith’s ongoing strife. More on that soon, though.

Elsewhere, with Ben back, Bailey wasn’t handling it so well. On Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 7, she was disappointed upon hearing that Ben had already made up his mind about quitting school to be with his family. Honestly, I get why she is frustrated, but she couldn’t she be a little happier her husband is back?

I am really worried about Bailey. Something tells me that her OCD-like behavior, blurred vision, and lost consciousness are just the beginning of a very exhausted and broken Bailey. What’s wrong with her?!?

Aside from all of the relationship drama, Meredith and Cristina’s strife was far from over. I thought it was a little weird that Alex was only now finding out that the besties were on the outs. Their fights have become even more intense and awkward.

Alex was right to call out Meredith for being kind of petty and trying to prove Cristina wrong in calling her a lousy doctor. Do you think that Meredith was wrong not to let Cristina use her fancy new toy? At first, I did think Meredith was being irrational; however, she was in the middle of her research. Then again, Cristina truthfully wanted to try to help a patient.

I’m torn in who was in the right or even the wrong here.

One thing’s for certain, though: I thought it was entirely predictable that Cristina and Shane would be caught red-handed using the 3D printer. It’s now clear more than ever that Cristina and Mer’s fight is far from over.

Other thoughts:
  • I loved Callie nearly interrogating Emma to find out more for Owen. I’m totally on board with Emma and Owen and thought she was smart to not take the job at Grey Sloan Memorial.
  • I liked the pairings for the medical cases this week. Derek advising Jackson to step back and let other doctors tend to his patients was just so McDreamy. Then, it was interesting seeing Alex and Mer work together because it feels like it’s been such a long time. Lastly, I actually found Sharky, aka Shane, and Cristina to be dynamic once again. They’re kind of ruthless, aren’t they?
  • Honestly, Webber’s stories were boring me a bit, too. I’m glad that he’s finally on his feet again. 
  • Don’t forget to return next week to chime in on our Grey’s Anatomy Round Table.

All in all, I thought this was an extremely busy installment.

There was way too much going on and it felt rushed at times. It definitely wasn’t my favorite. Moving along, I’m mostly looking forward to finding out what’s up with Bailey and the after effects of Cristina’s choice to betray Meredith.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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Mer needs to be put in her place. She and her big ego wouldn't mind to sentence a baby to dead and endanger the life quality of the youngster patient of Alex to be proven right. She's such an entitled little thing. The world must revolve around her and I loved the smack she received from alex, she totaly deserved it.
Webber's hospital reveries were getting old.
Owen should gain wits because he is old enough to have a thinking head. In this point of his life he should leave that chick in peace. Emma should get going. It's time.
Ben returned, good. Bailey is strange.

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All I can say is..sigh....................

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SIGH................

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For me the whole Meredith/Christina fight gets more and more out of character. It just doesn't really feel like Grey's Anatomy anymore to me. And it's also annoying that... this being the last season with Christina.. things turn this way. Even when they will be BFFs again sometime, it still seems all wrong right now. It's no fun like this at all.
And for Bailey. I love her, but really, does there have to be medical drama about her again? She just got back after all that staph infection drama. What is it now? Brain tumor? Obsessive-compulsive disorder? Oh well... :(

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@ Shira

I completely agree with you about Bailey. I mean seriously, poor Bailey! It's one thing after the other.

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Could Bailey be pregnant? She kinda have some of the symptoms.... smelling food, being lightheadedness; almost thought she would pass out in the OR. Maybe that's why she is a little nervous. I saw a lot of women going crazy during their first stage of pregnancy becoz they're not sure on how to handle it. Maybe it's the case for her too, but a little extreme.

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@ dee

Good guess!

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Cristina always had Meredith's back !!!! She was the better friend !!!!

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I think it is hypocritical because Meredith did the same thing (with Derek's research . At least, Cristina asked permission, Meredith was vindictive!! I didn't like this episode !!! Cristina is great, Alex too!!! Meredith was a brat and of course her husband would tell her she's right but because he was not in the operating room so he has no right to give his opinion!!!

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i love how christina and alex especially have evolved over the series. i'm worried about baily. i don't like april with matthew, but i'm not sure she a nd jackson should be together...though i loved it when they were! mer and christina need to kiss and make up lol

Daron

I agree @Jessica this episode sucked.

Sarah-silva

I knew that Christina and Shane were going to take liver that Mer was 3D printing out so the could use it themselves. I find it hard to believe that they could not have waited until hers was done and then started on what they wanted. Personally I think Christina is 100% in the wrong. She had no business doing that at all. I can not stand Shane either, first Heather and now this. I hope he leaves with Christina.
I do not think that Meredith was being irrational, like Derek said, Meredith would not have said she had could remove the tumor if she did not feel she could remove it.
I am not sure what is up with Bailey either but it seems like it just came on all of the sudden in this episode.
I was so happy to see Webber getting back to his old self.
I too can only stand April with Matthew.

Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 8 Quotes

April: You had sex? How was it?
Arizona: Awesome.

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So, how do you beat the odds when it’s one against a billion? You’re just outnumbered. You stand strong, keep pushing yourself against all rational limits, and never give up. But the truth of the matter is despite how hard you try and fight to stay in control, when it’s all said and done, sometimes you’re just outnumbered.

Meredith

Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 8 Music

  Song Artist
Nephew-block-banger Block Banger N.E.P.H.E.W.
Lorde-bravado Bravado Lorde iTunes
Rudimental-right-here Right Here Rudimental iTunes
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