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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Okay Shane and Christina had me gagging. Over Shane and Christina & Mer fighting. I liked seeing Aprils family but let's get her back with Jackson already!


My guess is that they are setting up Ross for some sort of breakdown. I think the personality changes are being written a response to Brooks death. Probably a severe depression.

@ neb8fan

I don't like Shane but I did like how he stood up to Meredith. That being said, he DOES not need to be sleeping with Cristina. Eww.....

@ neb8fan

Interesting theory! Ross has become totally unlikeable. There has to be a reason for this. Then again, what's a good show without its villain?!

Sarah silva

I am glad that Miranda finally took the medication, she would not get better without it. It was a nice moment with her and Webber.
I am sure Ben went back to LA, Miranda was mean to him and pushed him away, I am sure he will be back though.
I have not like Ross since he was first on the show and I am liking him less and less, he needs to talk to Meredith with more respect! I hope he leaves at the end of the season.
It does not look like Mer and Christina will every be friends again and that is very sad.
I do not think Arizona and Callie will truly be happy again, they fight constantly but then at the end decided not talking and just sleeping together is the way to go, sorry but that is not going to work.
The tears and joy on Callie and Derek's face when their patient touched her husband was so great.
I do not see a good outcome with Alex's dad. Of all the interns Jo has always been my favorite.
I am not a fan of April's but I did feel bad for her because of her sister's.

@ Mrs alex o'loughlin

Jo is my favorite intern as well. I love Jolex!

@ Mrs alex o'loughlin

I agree that sleeping together won't work to fix Callie and Arizona, but the voiceover was saying sometimes you just have to figure out that first step and take it, and then you can start your journey. So I'm hoping that will be where they take it from here. This is just the first step on the journey they will take to fix things!


Am glad Jackson and Mathew had the moment. They should also move on. As for the Kepner sisters... Hilarious and I loved their quotes: ' those eyes, no wonder you named a pig after him.', 'Am not Duckie anymore, am a swan.', ' you have had sex, does Daddy know?' . It was a fun episode all in all.
On a similar note, Jackson's eyes... Wow..

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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.