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I completely agree with you that it was a good episode overall, but I'm not so sure it was a strong winter finale.

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I love that you always join in on our fun debates. I'm also ready to see McDreamy back and better than ever!

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What?! That would be awful. I think both Patrick and Ellen signed on for two full seasons though.

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I should have added it was actually Private Practice fans who might recall the flashbacks from that unforgettable scene with Derek, Amelia, and their father. It was in Season 5, Episode 8 of Private Practice - "Who We Are". I highly recommend watching this installment for those who want to see Caterina Scorsone totally knock it out of the park! Here's the review if you just want to read about what happened: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/...

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Haha, Callie's comment was HILARIOUS!

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I'm digging most of your points, but I don't think Amelia was hostile to Owen. I actually believe the writers were reminding us that our private life and past should simply stay in the past. We are not obliged to tell our bosses or workplace every single detail about our personal matters. If we are doing a job well done, that should be all that matters. It was her right to keep quiet. I'm super excited for the winter premiere, but I am surprised it's already happening next week. Also, I know that in seasons past, we did see 12 episodes in the fall and the remaining 12 in the spring. With that schedule, Grey's never returned until late February. Supposedly, it's returning in January now.

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Communication is always necessary, but I actually think their use of time outs is realistic as well. Not every married couple talks it out every single time there's an argument. Some couples just realize that they're married and need a mini break. Is it healthy? Probably not, but something tells me their fighting is far from over. Something is bound to put them even closer to the edge, and I'm betting Shonda's waiting to use that card since we're not even halfway through the season.

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Agreed! Maybe Derek and Meredith are already aware.

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Lol! Say what?!

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I LOVE Amelia, too. I'm so glad she's on board at GSMH now.