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Grey's Anatomy Midseason Report Card: Grade It!

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We've hit the approximate midway point of Grey’s Anatomy Season 10.

With the series on hiatus until February 27, now is the ideal time to breakdown what has worked so far... what has failed... and what we hope to see when the beloved ABC drama returns.

Read on for our Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Report Card and jump in with your take below...

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Best Episode: On Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 Episode 6, McDreamy’s brain-mapping project was the main storyline that illustrated how every connection matters. It was stellar, and I’m really excited to find out more about Derek’s upcoming involvement with the POTUS.

Best Character: While I’m surprised to say this, I have to go with April. I have never been her biggest fan, but she has really grown on me throughout this season. Thanks to her pairing with Matthew, I find her much more tolerable. She seems stronger and more confident than ever.

Worst Character: After what happened with Heather, Shane wins by a landslide. Call me unforgiving, but I just don’t see redemption in his cards.

Best Relationship: Jolex! I absolutely love these two and have been rooting for them since day one. After all this time, Alex totally deserves someone who can make him happy. Jo has had an equally rough life and also needs Alex.

Relationship in Most Trouble: Nearly every relationship has hit a few bumps along the road this. From Calzona to Benley, there was much trouble in paradise. Let’s not even get started about Stackson, Japril and Mapril. However, Merstina takes the cake as the relationship that was mostly damaged.

There was yelling, criticizing, silent treatments, 3D printer drama and even using the interns to do their bidding. It got really annoying at times! Honestly, I’m not even sure whether their fight is over or not. Can the two just be besties again?

Hopes for 2014: Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 has been good but not great. With so many series regulars, it seems like the writers are doing their best by trying to never bore us in 2013. The main issue is there’s so much going on lately that most of the episodes just seem so busy.

Moving on, I hope for more focus and development on core relationships, medical cases, and especially a fair and compelling sendoff for the remarkably unforgettable Dr. Cristina Yang. And oh yeah, I may be in the minority here, but I actually don’t want April to run off with Jackson.

Overall Grade: B.

YOUR turn, TV Fanatics! Watch Grey's Anatomy online and then grade the season so far below:

 

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Probably a D. The season started off well rnough and there were a few strong episodes, but overall it was a mess. In trying to give nearly every single character some sort of storyline at once, they've ended up with too many weak stories going on--most of them are of poorer writing quality and haven't been given the time needed to make a significant dramatic impact. It felt less like watching the well-written medical drama I know this show is capable of being and more like watching someone make a mess of years worth of characters and relationships without any care where they end up and simply for the hell of it. Additionally, I've personally found it hard to invest in the April/Jackson storyline, because even though I like the characters, it just feels like every bit they've had for April in the past few years has been about her virginity or sleeping with Jackson and Jackson simply hasn't gotten enough attention at all. I'm not going to pick a best/worst everything, but I'd say 10x9: "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" for best episode (although the two opening episodes were also pretty good) so far since the episode had more purpose and focus than other episodes. Besides hoping that the new guest star brings in a focal point for the series and allows the writing to tighten up a bit (and improve in general), nothing much.

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I give it a D. But the Callie centric episode I give an A! I just wish the writers would stop brushing the Arizona storyline under the rug. I love Arizona and I love Jessica Capshaw and I think her storyline is not explored enough nor explained properly. The writers have her all over the place. Bring back adorable perky season six Arizona rollergirl Robbins.

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I give it a D. But the Callie centric episode I give an A! I just wish the writers would stop brushing the Arizona storyline under the rug. I love Arizona and I love Jessica Capshaw and I think her storyline is not explored enough nor explained properly. The writers have her all over the place. Bring back adorable perky season six Arizona rollergirl Robbins.

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I give it a D. But the Callie centric episode I give an A! I just wish the writers would stop brushing the Arizona storyline under the rug. I love Arizona and I love Jessica Capshaw and I think her storyline is not explored enough nor explained properly. The writers have her all over the place. Bring back adorable perky season six Arizona rollergirl Robbins.

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I give it a D. But the Callie centric episode I give an A! I just wish the writers would stop brushing the Arizona storyline under the rug. I love Arizona and I love Jessica Capshaw and I think her storyline is not explored enough nor explained properly. The writers have her all over the place. Bring back adorable perky season six Arizona rollergirl Robbins.

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A+
Best Character: I pick April Kepner especially since she has been with Matthew!
Worst Character: Ben after he quit surgical program.
Best Relationship: JOLEX!!! Of course, they are super ADORABLE!!!
Relationship in Most Trouble: Stackson and Mapril. And Stackson is my second best relationship after Jolex.
Favorite episode for 2013: Episode 6, and 11 because it dealt with the brain mapping and I loved the computer code at the beginning of 11. But episodes 4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12 were my favorites because they had AWESOME story of Alex and Jo dealing with his dad.
Hopes for 2014:
Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 has been AWESOME! With so many series regulars, it seems like the writers are doing their best by trying to never bore us in 2013. The show is great every episode it ties the medical cases with the doctors. And I love ALL the residents they are AWESOME!!! Moving on, I hope for more focus and development on core relationships, medical cases, and especially a fair and compelling sendoff for the remarkably unforgettable Dr. Cristina Yang. And more scenes in the residents lounge I missed it from season 9. And oh yeah, I may be in the minority here, but I too actually don’t want April to run off with Jackson. I really want her with Matthew because I think that he gets her more than Jackson and that Jackson is her best friend.

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The best episode of the season honestly for me was Episode 9. One of the best for the last few seasons actually. I'm not a fan of this season but epi 3 and epi 9 I LOVED. Best character: idk... everyone's a little weird this season. I suppose Alex...maybe?
Honestly April and Jackson have felt like guest stars all season.

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@ Abby

Yeah, I agree that April and especially Jackson have hardly been present. So annoying because I love them. Seriously pisses me off that interns are getting more of a storyline, and frankly, I'm just not happy about the amount of Cristina I'm receiving considering she'll be gone in 12 episodes.

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I am stunned ppl really think Crowen are over. cause they are not. they will never be over. they had an elevator moment in epi 3. Which says a lot. And even if Oh is leaving (i hope not by death) and even if they most definately wont get a happy ending (cause how cd that happen really?) they will never be over. And thats bc Oh and McKidd played them so convincing. so real. The fans bought it. The show and its creator repeatedly said they are MFEO. Soulmates. And thats true. Not everyone gets a happy ending. But they clearly still love each other and are far away from being over. My gut tells me we will get one last swan song. they are deliberately withholding scenes with them. To create a whole they can fill one last time before Oh leaves. Fill it with the incredible chemistry of them both. A chemistry i never saw before on tv and which i will miss so much. my CO loving heart is devastated. And i just had to say it. what a waste. And Oh is a loss that can NEVER EVER be compensated. I think ABC and Rhimes are too arrogant to realize when its time to end with some dignity. just my honest opinion.

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This season has been bad for me. I love this show to pieces, which is why this makes me sad. BUT, I am totally in love with Japril, and rooting for them to be together so, so hard. :) His confession in 10x12 is what saved this from getting a D from me :D

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@ Jovana

Yeah, I totally agree. I seriously feel that if they hadn't given me that confession I would've been out. They've messed with the Japril storyline too much.

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I don't know about anyone else, but, for me the first half of the season has been all over the place? I found that in every episode there was always too much going on! To see Cristina and Meredith always fighting is just so Sad. I would like to see these two end on a great note before Sandra Oh leaves. I'm finding it so hard to watch when these two are on screen together! :( Also enough with putting a halo around Derek's head! I'm sure his crap doesn't smell either! LOL!
If I had one episode to pick, I would have to say the one with Callie and her father. I Love when her father comes to town. Have him on more and less of all the interns. Also it is time to just break up Callie and Arizona already! It is so painful watching these two, when I use to like them both, but there is no way they could survive what they have gone through without some kind of therapy? I have watched this show for a lot of years, but I am finding it harder and harder to want to tune in! I will watch until Sandra leaves for sure. Sorry end of rant!

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith