Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "Get Up, Stand Up"

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Welcome back to the TV Fanatic Grey's Anatomy Round Table!

Our review broke down Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 12 in detail. Now, TVF's Christina Tran and Steve Marsi, along with Jarrod Mitchell, are back for a Q&A.

Read their answers to the questions and weigh in with yours!


What was your favorite quote or scene from "Get Up, Stand Up"?

Christina: Justin Chambers takes the cake on this one for two awesome scenes. The first was with his father where he was absolutely spectacular. Secondly, I loved the Jolex scene outside the barn. It was perfect.

Jarrod: When Alex rolled his eyes at Jackson's "I love you" speech to Kepner. Honestly, that eye roll expressed exactly how I was feeling. Another hand goes to Meredith and Cristina finally putting their issues behind them.

Steve: Meredith and Cristina, burying the hatchet. It was a long time coming.

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What did you think of Jackson’s moment of truth?

Christina: It was predictable. Honestly, I didn’t like it. I get that sometimes in life we can’t let the moment pass us by otherwise it’ll be gone forever, but Jackson assured Stephanie so many times already of where his heart was. I couldn’t help but feel sad for both Stephanie and Matthew.

Jarrod: Not. A. Fan. Honestly, Stephanie gave him an out last season at Joe's bar and he stayed. April was giving up her relationship to give him a chance and once again he rejected her. This man-child has had not one, but TWO options to be with April and on the day of her wedding he decides to do it with her friends and family watching her and Matthew up at the altar? *insert Alex eye roll*

Steve: Agree with Jarrod and insert Alex eye roll #2. I know Jackson's not perfect and that feelings get hurt over the course of romantic relationships but that was uncalled for. You could also see this thing coming a mile away, which didn't make it feel that authentic for the character's perspective.

Cristina and Meredith finally put everything they had to say about one another on the table. Does it mean they are officially done fighting?

Christina: I hope so but I feel like we are just scratching the surface of their crumbling relationship. Sure, we grow up and sometimes grow apart. People just change. It sucks but it happens. I would just like to see them not hating on each other.

Jarrod: By the looks of it, I would say so. I think some more issues about Meredith's trial needing to be sorted out that could cause bumps between Merstina, but I think on a personal level they'll be fine. They just need to find their groove even though it only has 12 episodes.

Steve: Done fighting, yes. Although their friendship may never be what it once was, that's just life sometimes. It's time to reconcile that reality and at least share the mutual respect and love they always have had even under changing circumstances.

Derek got a call from the President of the United States. What do you think is in store for him?

Christina: I’m not entirely sure but I’m excited to find out more. Maybe the President needs his help for a special case involving a family member. I hope it plays out and is a well-developed storyline.

Jarrod: As long as they don't do a Grey's Anatomy-Scandal crossover, then I'm fine with what's to come. As long as Derek's getting a storyline and a chance to get his career back that got ruined since the Alzheimer's trial then things should be looking up.

Steve: Gotta be a case with a personal connection to the President, right? Re: Jarrod's comment ... while I wouldn't want D to appear on Scandal, it would be great if the President had a brief cameo at one point, just on the phone in the Oval Office, and were played by Tony Goldwyn.

On a scale of 1-5, rate the first half of Grey’s Anatomy Season 10.

Christina: 4. Like the winter finale, this season has been good but not great by any means. There have been many changes such as the greater focus on the interns, broken marriages and rocky friendships. I’m sitting tight, though, and am ready to see what else Shonda and company have up their sleeves for the remainder of the season.

Jarrod: This season at it's best has been mediocre. However, with them adjusting to 15 series regulars it's hard not to have the writers jumping back and fourth. Though they need to have more consistency (e.g. Callie/Arizona flashbacks of a miscarriage), I think the writers are juggling it the best they can. They just need to find their footing and work out what to do with all these characters.

Steve: 6. Some flashes of brilliance. Some instances where it feels like the show is running out of ideas. Some great character moments. Some cases where the amount of characters is just too great. Not the must-see TV it used to be, but good enough to keep you invested. 


If April marries Matthew she's just going to end up cheating with Jackson so she might as well tell Jackson yes now and not waste a marriage to a man she doesn't really want to be with. I love Japril.


I loved the ending! I'm Japril all the way.


I just hope April and Jackson get back together.


I hope April picks Matthew and puts Jackson in his place. What he did just isn't right, especially given his prior behavior towards her. I was yelling at the screen, "Jackson, sit your bum down." I thought it was too predictable and not authentic for Jackson's normally refined character. And poor Stephanie.


I actually quit watching the show since the start of this season, partly because of the Cristina / Meredith fighting which I think is totally off character and a waste of the last season Cristina is in. And partly because of the new interns - I only like Jo. It just doesn't feel like Grey's Anatomy any more, it hasn't since some time now. Maybe it's time to come to a serie finale in the near feature instead of dragging it out until a moment they HAVE to quit because the ratings are just a shadow of what it has been.


Everybody is forgetting that Jackson April & Matt are to blame for this. I think Steph is the only one that even though she questioned if Japril were over each other she didn't get a grasp of the all scenario. I truly think think Jackson was trying to move on, mainly bc honestly thought he wasnt what April needed to be happy, focusing on the hospital & Steph, & was genuinely exasperated by April when she said wanted him when she just got the type of guy who she always pictured to be with & fit in her planned world. Apart from not having expecting to do what he did, i bet we'll see he was just as nervous & embarrassed. He showed that he was. April instead of take a time to think what she wanted, after she declared to Jackson & after Mattasked if she wanted to call things off bc of Jackson & she hesitated, she decided to go on with the wedding after Jackson was hard on her & bc it was the best thing for her, to move on too. And Matt go on with the wedding after seeing April's reaction to Jackson & after she hesitated practically saying to call things of bc of Jackson was wrong. He's a nice guy & even looked like he expected that situation but really I think April will get tongue tied but go on with the wedding after this would be a HUGE mistake. She deff. love who Matt is & what he represents but she's not in love with him. Even with if she was, no priest on his right mind would allow the wedding to go on without the couple sleep on it.


Best scenes for me were the Jolex scene. Alex has never been more sincere. I would love to know what happens when he finds out his father died at Shane's hands.
Next was the scene where Xtina is walking down the aisle and April's sisters give her the stink eye. So funny. And lastly ther Merstina 'make up'. Their issues are far from over but its nice to see they are talking and not sniping.
I support Mapril so I hope April turns him down. He is an ass. Str8 forward.
POTUS wants him to be involved. Maybe someone has brain cancer or something. It won't be Fitz. Either they will create a fictional potus or it will be Obama thro' a fictional lackey.
I don't know what ppl are complaining about. Season 10 has been great IMHHO. Its been on target. They gave stories to everyone. Derek's story is starting now and it will be great. The interns became interesting.. Well Joe anyway. She's hot and amazing. I'm hoping for some more baby Bailey.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 12 Quotes

I love you. I always have. I love everything about you - even the things I don't like, I love. And I want you with me. I love you and I think that you love me, too. Do you?


Who do you think took care of her? Kept track of her? Got her committed so she wouldn't hurt herself? Who do you think took care of your kids? Your best was worthless. I was the dad. I was the kid, but I was the dad. You were nothing. You were gone. You're worthless.


Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 12 Music

  Song Artist
Palma violets best of friends Best Of Friends Palma Violets iTunes
Luke sital singh nearly morning Nearly Morning Luke Sital-Singh iTunes
Jill andrews total eclipse of the heart Total Eclipse Of The Heart Jill Andrews iTunes