Grey's Anatomy Review: Don't Call Me Duckie

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Like many loyal fans, I've been watching Grey's Anatomy since the very beginning.

However, I've never really been able to truly relate like the way I did to Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 11.

April and Sisters

I felt like April's storyline was kind of sort of mirroring my own. Like "Duckie," I also have three sisters who recently visited and threw me a bridal shower. While most of the gifts I received were directly from my registry, I thought it was hilarious that April received a particularly interesting gift - a frilly, lacy thong! It was moments like these that lightened up the busy and heavy episode. 

But while April fired her siblings, I'd never do such a thing; I'm totally grateful my siblings are nothing like the annoying Kepner trio. I thought it was awesome how April told her sisters off and then hired Arizona, Meredith and Cristina as her new bridesmaids dream team. It just went to show that you have to stick up for yourself because no one else will sometimes. 

It was interesting that Meredith and Cristina actually sat next to each other during the shower. In fact, they even talked during this episode. Well, actually it was much more like fighting again, but at least they were finally communicating again, unlike in Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 10. This time it was about Ross. Ugh, I'm so over him. More on that later, though. 

The 3D printer drama was far from over as Meredith almost crossed the finish line. Unfortunately, her sheep died. The baby in Cristina's case was stabilized and came off the oscillator. Who's glad they both at least managed to take turns with the printer and at least played nice and asked one another about their progress? I know I am. 

Elsewhere, Matthew and Jackson were forced to work together after witnessing a terrible accident. Talk about awkward! In the end, Matthew encouraged him to come to the wedding. I honestly like Matthew and still want April to marry him but I won't be holding my breath. This is Grey's after all.  

Meanwhile, Bailey's definitely not okay. At first, she refused to take medication as her compulsive behavior was still evident. Thanks to Richard, she changed her mind and took her first pill. By the way, where was Ben? I hope he won't give up on her. 

Lastly, Alex's dad returned and was suffering from withdrawals as he was trying to get clean. During a hallucination, he slammed Jo against the wall. It's a good thing that Alex was there. I liked that Jo still stuck around and slept by Alex's dad's bedside regardless of what happened. This speaks to how much she loves Alex and how caring of a doctor she truly is. 

Other thoughts:

  • It was shocking to see that Shane and Cristina's kiss last week escalated to them in the on call room. Seriously?! Also, I can't stand the way that Ross talks to Meredith. She needs to teach him a hard lesson fast. 
  • I was glad to see Richard finally all better and released from the hospital. I loved the way he helped Bailey and can't wait to see him back in the OR already.
  • I absolutely loved Callie and Derek's case with the robotic hand. I couldn't help but to shed a tear as the patient reached out to her husband. 
  • Calzona decided that they were over just talking because it always turned into fighting. New flash: your marriage isn't going to last if you can't learn to communicate. When are these two going to go see a therapist?
  • Be sure to return next week to chime in on our Grey's Anatomy Round Table

Overall, I thought "Man on the Moon" was good but nowhere near the best. I'm ready for next week's 2013 finale of Grey's Anatomy Season 10.

So, do you think April will actually make it down the aisle? Will Cristina and Meredith stop bickering by then? I'd love to hear your thoughts so start commenting away! 


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Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (124 Votes)

I don't think MerCris will ever get back to their friendship. Cris surgical sidekick is enjoying running Cris' life now and won't be gving up that anytime soon. Mer will see through him, but no one elsewill.


Well, I'm not going to harp on the interns sleeping with attendings. It is way out of control and unrealistic but at least they didn't make up sexual nicknames for the attendings like a certain group of interns from nine years ago. I liked that April had some spotlight this week, loved her sisters they are similar to her but different. Once again we have a wedding where the sister bridesmaids were fired or not hired. Miranda did not have her sisters as bridesmaids either. WTF, look everyone knows family is painfully annoying, but we have to put up with them for holidays, weddings, and funerals. The doctors need to put their time in, Shonda needs to stop cutting their families out of their storylines, this is stupid. Speaking of Miranda, the decision to take mental health medication is a MASSIVE one. Especially, for a medical professional who does procedural work. Let's put it in perspective, many side effects for these medications is drowsiness, shaking, EPS (look it up) and dizziness, etc. NO surgeon would ever just pop those pills just because some unknown psychiatrist walks through the door and tells them to. There is also NO guarantee it will work. Shonda and team gets a big fat F for that storyline. That storylineb required more depth and more episodes. Do better. How do I know I am a medical professional and I used to give mental health medications daily and monitor their progress. Shonda and her team does get a A- for the DT (delirium tremens) storyline of Alex's father. That is exactly how DTs look, exactly. Good job. The minus is for having a resident surgeon watch the patient, wouldn't happen that's what nurses are for but I let it go because he may be her future father in law. The minus is also for Alex and Joe not recognizing a patient in detox and trying to move him when he was not stable. They could have killed him. I absolutely loved Alex speaking in tandem with his father's delirium, this is very realistic. Finally, the trach issue. NO, a paramedic would not do the trach if a experienced surgeon was sitting next to him. Experienced being the key word. Trach require a lot of work to heal plus people underestimate how viciously lethal infections can be The movie The Heat showed exactly how wrong a trach can go. Trachs are also a last resort not the first. I'm not knocking paramedics, they are the first to save peoples' lives but we in medicine do respect the hierarchy when it comes to clinical procedures. If the plastic surgeon had done it, it would have drastically reduced the patient's healing time. Patient safety first. Shonda has been doing this show what ten years, I expect better. Overall grade C.

@ Aykme

Ahhh, thanks. I wasn't sure if Jackson's reaction to Matthew was more professional or personal. The dynamic between the two men reminds me a lot of how a couple of potential suitors I had in college acted toward each other-somewhat jealous but not wanting to admit it. Jackson might have been bothered by the 'traching", but I wondered if his reaction would have been as strong had it been a different paramedic.


The Mer/Cristina fight needs to be over. This is silly. Even Derek acted like Meredith was over-reacting to Cristina. IMO she was.


Well, yet again I see that they make it easy to say good bye to Grey's Anatomy for good. At least for me.. every episode pushes me away more. The characters and stories are not like they once were. Changes are good and natural but not in such a harsh and out of character way.
I woun't watch it any longer if it goes on like this. I loved this show since the first episode, it hurts to see it getting so... bad.


Dumb question...wasn't Matthew's actions ("traching" the guy) something you'd expect a paramedic to do? I think Jackson's reaction probably had nothing to do with what Matthew did and everything to do with April. As for the review...I'm the "ugly duckling" too. I had the *mother* of all awkward stages, but my husband tells me I turned out well. I have no idea, but I can totally relate to April!


Done like dinner. Ross with Christina was the last straw. First he kills Brooks then he's being a huge d*ck to Meredith and now this? All without consequence btw He hasn't been reprimanded for any of these things which sickens me to death. This show needs to end this season.

@ NotSoGreyFan

Stick a fork in it for sure!! Ross and Christina bed romp (EWWW,YUK!!) Ross is a being a s***h***d to Mer and I'm not a huge Mer fan!! I hope the old Bailey shows up and kicks Ross' ass with the ole Bailey words of wisdom!! My eyes are still hurting from last weeks episode!!

@ NotSoGreyFan

I can't agree with you any more.
the central female character in Ruined!

@ NotSoGreyFan

I totally agree. Christina & Ross-total disaster. What on earth are the writers thinking? Ross disrespecting Mer-that was absolutely silly. I almost reached through my T.V and grabbed him out in an attempt to give him a knock of death. This season is not like all other. Its been boring since the 3rd episode.


Seriously? Who wrote some of these comments, Shonda's assistant?? It breaks my heart what she's doing to Grey's. Get rid of these interns, with the exception of maybe JO. Recreate the personalities of the originals as they once were. Concentrate on the originals, there are plenty of stories to be told. And if Yang is really leaving, let her character be as she was for the entire 9 seasons before. Let the Chief be the Chief again, let Derek be the super neuro God. And just know that Hunt or Jackson cannot carry this show.


I feel disgusted by Christina's storyline. Disgusted of what they did to what we once knew as "Grey's Anatomy". They destroyed it. Cancel it before it gets any worse.


I loved this episode! So far season 9 and 10 are my favorite seasons.
First, OMG and WOW!!! with Christina and Shane or Crane. As a just friends/mentor with benefits they are awesome together. Second, loved April standing up to her sisters. And I can't wait for her to marry Matthew, because YES it will happen. Third, I am glad that Matthew and Jackson are friends after this episode. Fourth, totally missed some Jackson/Stephanie action, because they are awesome together! Fifth, LOVED ALL the JOLEX scenes with Alex's dad and how Jo and the viewers finally got to know more about Alex's background. Poor Alex. Him and Jo really are made for each other. GO JOLEX!!!! #JOLEX Sixth, I have a bad feeling about Callie /Arizona because just having sex when they can't talk without fighting is not a good thing, it's like Kepner's sister and her husband they are not happy but stay together out of obligation. I feel that Callie and Arizona are headed in that direction also. And finally, LOVED the robotic hand I wish that we could have seen more of the code that was used for the sensor array. Overall, AWESOME episode! Keep up the great work!!!

@ kiera14

Wow. . . I have no words. To each his own.

@ kiera14

You're kidding right? SERIOUSLY?


Shane and Christina is clearly paying Homages to Burke and Christina, Meredth is becoming more like her mother every day Jackson really need to get over April its wrong on so many level

@ Michael

Really how is she like Ellis Grey? Did she cheat on her husband or she doesn't love her kids? Ellis Grey would have reported/fired that little intern. Anyway, Meredith and her scenes with Stephanie were great and love her all positive. She will succeed this season I'm sure. While hope they're setting up for Cristina's fail along with that little ass#ole.

@ Jessica

She only care about her self got her husband fire and banned from his research project killed Webber wife just so she could make her research top

@ Mike

Killed Webber's wife? Are you freaking serious?? What are you watching Mikey? True she screwed up when she tampared with the trail, but that was not because she is like her mother, but the opposite cause she wanted to help, and take away some of the pain Adele went through cause of Ellis. And Cristina was the one who messing with Meredith's research, I doubt the baby was her top priority, but to shine. Cristina is the Ellis Grey 2.0.

@ Jessica

I completely agree with you. I don't get it when people say Meredith is turning into her mother. Mer is a great teacher, wife, mother, and doctor.

@ Christina Tran

I completely agree. Meredith's development has been long overdue. She used to be in the Shepherd & Yang shadow of brilliance. Now we see her as a potential player and the consequences of wanting it all.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 11 Quotes

We’ll try again and we’ll fail again because that’s what progress looks like. Progress looks like a bunch of failures. And you’re going to have feelings about that because it’s sad, but you cannot fall apart. And then one day, we will succeed and save a person’s life and we will walk on the moon.


I'm not an ugly duckling anymore. I'm a swan.