I absolutely LOVED this episode, I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat for the first half of it! We are not used to us seeing Meredith screaming to remove someone from her sight or else she'll kill that person. From the wonderful dialogue to the heart thumping music, this was a "don't miss" episode. So not a fan of Amelia, can't even imagine why Owen is so interested. All she seems to think about is herself. She just can't be in Meredith's corner AND when she got up & left the table, she screamed to "get her (Penny) out of MY house." SERIOUSLY? That is MEREDITH'S house & that Amelia & Maggie just live with her. Unless I did not hear her correctly & she yelled out "get her out of this house." And speaking of Meredith's house - I get the knocking down of the wall & all they did to the kitchen & all but did they have to go & put frosted glass panel on the front door - the long see through glass was beautiful in that door ... just an observation. :-) And when Amelia/Owen were in her room talking & she asked him how he can be so perfect .... he should have told Amelia that he cheated on Cristina, which led to Cristina leaving him for Switzerland. THAT would have been the honest thing to do, rather than telling her that he had hoped Cristina died in the crash ... what? No, there is something wrong with that statement. We all KNOW, Owen took Cristina for what little she did or could give him & she changed as time went by, to the point where Cristina didn't want the divorce, so for me, what he told Amelia, just didn't ring true for me. I was happy the way that April/Jackson were doing the dishes, like the married couple that they are. He knew what he was doing, standing close to her nicely complimenting her on the delicious dinner she made & thanking her. And when Jackson was leaving, he & Callie had very nice dialogue about not knowing how or even being able to stop feeling the way they do, HE is SO totally in love with her (& she with him), so for him to throw out that "d" word was fairly premature. I continue to be hopeful for this couple, not sure I'll get my wish that they stay together, but when I see scenes like this, it puts a smile on my face & makes me hopeful. It's great that Meredith is starting to get the pent up anger out of her system. LOVED it when Meredith screamed at Owen to get Amelia out of her room before she killed her - holy smokes. That was one of the most believable scenes Ellen Pompeo has ever done on the show. I am happy that Alex did not even try to get between Meredith/Amelia, even though he did say her name, he just sat there & let her roll. And for as long as they were in the floor & then drinking tequila & then other scenes were shown & they weren't going back to Meredith & Alex & I just said "oh no, don't even tell me, that at the end of the show, Jo is going to walk into Meredith's room & find Alex & Meredith in bed with each other ..... boy did I let out a huge sigh of relief when they came down stairs so Alex could go home. Felt bad for Callie when Meredith took her shoe-less foot & pushed the door in her face. That move pretty much said it all as to how Meredith was feeling about Callie, who had no idea about Penny. So Callie caught the wrong end of that one. I don't really blame Penny for Derek's death, I blame Derek's death on the DOCTOR'S, they are the one's residents & interns & nurses have to listen to but this episode was in keeping with the speech that Meredith gave to the interns the week before, about them being the first face & most remembered face for the life altering news they are about to give to a loved one & they better take it seriously. Penny was the one that told Meredith & everyone at the table that she should have fought harder for the CT scan for Derek, so she KNEW what should have happened & all these doctors have lost patients. Cristina operated on Henry, Teddy's husband, that was a pretty sad death & of course there have been many others. This just involves our beloved Derek Shepard, the one with the perfect everything including his hair, according to Teddy. HUGE fan of Maggie, just not her story line last night. Running around telling everyone she ran into, that she had to pee & why. Then once at the hospital & in her paper gown, she gets all modest & covers up & doesn't want Doc Andrew to be the one to examine her; WHAT? SHE was the one that put out to him; kinda silly as far as I'm concerned. Enjoying the breezy way they are interacting with each other though. And I am SO Team Stephanie, all that she told Jo was spot-on. It doesn't even seem as if Jo wants to be a doctor. Who sees her doing anything recently? I have never been a huge fan of the character of Meredith Grey all these years & haven't been a fan of the actress who portrays her either, but I have to say, since Derek died, the character of Meredith has zoomed up my "fan of" list & Ellen Pompeo has been giving Emmy award winning performances. No explosions or bombshells next week because there is no Grey's Anatomy - :-(
@Bex - I waited & waited while holding my breath that we did not see a drunk Alex/Meredith in bed together. When they came down the stairs, I let out a huge sigh of relief. They are too good a friends to become lovers.
I totally agree with you Hege Halvorsen Ålgårdstad. Neither Roy Montgomery nor Victoria Gates took on cases outside of the precinct, how is it that Kate Beckett gets to do it? Because this is a continuation of a previous story line? Bogus ... that's why you have Detectives Ryan & Esposito working for you. And I agree with reviewer Christine, that if Kate had confided totally in Rick & got him to understand to NOT get involved, because remember Rick's "m.o." HE doesn't exactly listen to HER when she tells him to not do something. Maybe that's WHY she decided not to tell him. He does tend to meddle in things that she has asked him not to. We could see that maybe they were very angry with each other, maybe even having people hear arguments from them, but in stolen moments, hugs, kisses & maybe a roll in the hay would have been much more of a great story line to the viewers. But to separate them for THIS & having Rick continually try to "win his wife back?" Very contrived ... very. And then again ... maybe this has something to do with Rick's father, there has to be a reason why we were introduced to his step-mother, of which he is not aware of having one. And maybe this has something to do with Rick's disappearance. We are not getting much in the way of a motive in Kate's leaving. Just that she has & I have zero doubt that she is deeply in love with her husband.
Amy, I am happy to hear it. It's a soft fan base when all I read are negative comments over & over & over by many different posters, just not you, so please, no offense. All these shows & I've been around for a LONG time, to have racked up hours of daytime/nighttime drama's, starting in the late 50's & currently into 2015 have one thing in common, they are marathons, not sprints, so if someone is really not liking the direction of a show, then they may want to re-think the idea of watching that particular show & not waste their time & that was my only point in posting what I did. I was a HUGE fan of Dallas that was aired on TNT, after never missing one episode & when the season finale aired & the show's writers were walking us right into the next season, all the Dallas fans ate it all up - that show had tenacity, balls & a whole lot more than that. The dialogue was fresh & could be brutal & it could be delicious. So we are all thinking it would be back & we couldn't have been more wrong. After close to a month, TNT made the announcement they were cancelling it. Disappointment was the word of that day. But I have had many disappointments in real life! We all get involved emotionally into shows & the characters but tv shows come & go & we have zero control over any of them. We only have control over if we want to continue watching a particular show. And if we don't care for it & it makes us angry, bitter or about to lose our minds, it's really not worth it. Having lived as long as I have, I try not to be bitter about any of real-life either. There is a plan for all of us, somewhere along the line & life is too short to worry about some things. I haven't been any happier with Kate leaving Rick. He didn't do anything wrong & I also think it's silly after watching them work their way towards each other for seven years, with missteps on both of their parts, they marry & less than a year after they say I do, she walks? Well, we all know she walked for a particular reason, even though that reason has yet to be fully explained but we are starting to get some type of reason. I'm in it for the long haul, for good or bad, because I think this is one of the best ensembles on tv, starting with Susan Sullivan - watched her years ago on Another World, she was great then, she's even greater now. LOVE that Martha felt comfortable enough with Kate to walk into the precinct to talk to her daughter-in-law. I wonder how many daughters-in-law would have appreciated their mothers-in-law speaking to them about their marriage as Martha did. She put it right out there & did a beautiful job. Hope Castle brings you back in. I have read that the writer's are asking us to hang in there with them, that the journey will have been worth it. But you do as you need to, I fully understand what you are doing & why. :-)
Amy, there are a many things in life not to be happy about, however, this or any other tv show should not be one of them. It's a fictional tv show. Everyone should base their opinions on their watching the show themselves & not listening to anyone else, your sisters' gossipy co-workers for starters ... it's actually how rumors do get started unfortunately. Everyone should base their opinion on what they watched. If you are no longer interested in the show itself because of the turn it has taken, that's fine, you don't have to, that's your right, but to be BITTER about the direction the show has taken. Maybe you would best serve yourself by no longer watching it, listening to any gossip or posting your dismay on Castle & doing something else entirely during that time slot. Again, it's a fictional tv show. You know, I actually LOVED tv when there were no spoilers, no upcoming scenes, NONE of that. We watched daytime dramas & night time shows every single day or week for the shows & storylines; not to get pissed off at the direction they were taking & the direction that we may not like. TV back then was fun ... now all shows are, are under major microscopes. The writer's are going to write & it's up to us to change our viewing habits if we don't like what we are watching. In my opinion, it is a waste of time to be bitter over something we have total control over. The writers are actually saying that if we hang in there with them, we will enjoy the outcome.
Not a fan of Jo's at all & she handled this subject very badly. While I understand where she was coming from, as it was obvious Alex never discussed this subject with her & maybe there was no reason to, she came across the information & should have quietly spoken to him. When she comes off as squirrelly as Alex said she does, then Alex recoils & becomes defensive. Through his day with those very, very sick twins, he must have thought about it as he acted differently once he returned home. I LOVE the character of Alex Karev ... one cool dude & has become, imo, the best doctor on the show. I loved when he corrected his patient who had to poop before going home, asking her "what did I tell you about calling me Alex, I'm Dr. Karev." She then called him Alex twice again. So funny - it's very cool the way he, what appears very relaxed naturally & instinctively interacting with all the kids on the show. I'm wondering, if Justin Chambers is the same kind of dad to his five children in his personal life as he treats the little kids on the show. And why do I get the feeling, every time I hear Alex tell Jo "I'm not going anywhere" that somewhere along the line, something or someone is about to derail that relationship? And I loved how they filmed in slow-motion the scene, where it became very apparent that baby Daniel was not going to be the twin that was going to survive. How devastating to him, when Alex ripped off his gown, mask & scrub cap to hold Daniel until he died. Such a sad, scene, & yes, I very much teared up. This is the Grey's I love. They can kick ya in the gut & make you cry in one well done scene & that was a well done scene. Even though I have not really been a fan of the character of Arizona, she has grown on me. I always LOVE when she is giving Alex a pep talk, about being a great doctor & how she thought when he first started working with her, she just knew that he could be a great doctor, so I just so LOVED the quiet scene where Arizona told Alex how proud she is of him & how he turned out to be such a great doctor, don't let this one instance kill that desire to be a great doctor. I can always tell that Alex takes to heart what Arizona tells him, he becomes even a better person/doctor when she tells him how terrific he is, as her compliments mean so much to him. It's almost as if SHE is the mother or sister he never had, even though he does have one of each, just not emotionally. Not since the episode where Izzie/Alex "did their thing", have I given their fertilized eggs a thought until last week - I'm wondering if the subject can be addressed without the character of Izzie Stevens returning. Sophia Vergara just went through this issue. Always the same question to be answered - who do these fertilized eggs belong to & why do they still exist? I'm wondering IF, Shonda will have Izzie (Katherine Heigl) come back to tackle this issue. If Shonda had no intention on doing something, the issue should not have been brought up, what? To fill an episode with angst, only to not resolve it? I hope if they are going to write a whole story line on the subject, I am thinking that it can't be resolved in one episode, unless both Izzie & Alex legally agree to have them medically discarded. I LOVE these types of subjects on Grey's. As for me, I LOVE April. I hope they have her go through some counseling ... alone. On how to take a few steps back & try to have her see things from Jackson's perspective. Though I do wish the reviewers would not have using the word "hate." As in she "hates April." They can really dislike the character and/or the actress or they are not a fan of the character or actor/actress but not to really use the word hate. I am NOT calling the reviewer "a hater." Man, where did THAT word ever come from? Just because someone doesn't agree with another, does not at all mean, they are haters. BLECH. It is just my opinion, that a different way of saying how one felt or their opinion about a character could have been used. LOVE Maggie - she can be so darned funny. But I did not care for the scene at the very end where she just started kissing Doc Andrew. THAT scene was already done & quite sufficiently - when Owen closed those blinds & whirled around & planted a kiss on Cristina when she had no idea what was about to happen (this is when she was impaled & he was the doctor presiding over her) Man, when Owen planted that kiss on Cristina, I almost fell out of my chair. The one with Maggie, had me thinking quite the opposite. But I still really do like the character of Maggie. LOVING this season so far ~ :-)
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Loved the way it was the Dr. Alex Karev show last night. Though I certainly did not envy the position he was in having to make the decision which twin to save - which in the end, he tried very hard to save both. Such a sad, sad story line. Alex has turned into one of the best doctor's on this show. And I agree with reviewer Ashley, he is the one that has grown the most & I still love his interactions with Arizona. Working with brand new human life, I would think would do that to most everyone & imo, Alex has calmed down because of Arizona, so her demeanor has rubbed off onto him. And I liked the way Alex told the little girl patient, who needed to poop before being allowed to go home, that she was to call him Dr. Karev, not Alex. He's definitely grown. Sad to see April/Jackson's marriage totally disintegrate. Hopefully they will both learn from this & realize & learn from the errors of both of their ways before going onto new relationships, which it appears that they will be going their separate ways. Being in love with someone just is not enough, seems like it should be, but it's not. Not at all crazy about Maggie attacking Andrew at the bar. She did the same thing to him that Owen did to Cristina, after she was impaled. Imo, that scene with Owen/Cristina can & never should be duplicated, because two of the BEST pulled it off. Still not a fan of the Alex/Jo pairing - as much as I love HIM, I don't care for HER at all. So I'm good with her not being pregnant.
Bailey IS the one for this job. She worked her tail off for the last 11 seasons to have not gotten the Chief of Surgery position. I'm ALL in for April/Jackson - as I said before ... they BOTH need to shut up AND put their listening ears on. Ultimatums never work, that's on Jackson - Jackson's request to stay to help him grieve over their son, that's on April. I am till really pulling for these two. BEST scene of the night? When April was behind the glass & Bailey & others were talking about her & she takes her fist & bangs it on the glass & yells out "I'm right here!" They were talking as if she couldn't hear what they were saying. Made me laugh. Sarah Drew can be a very serious actress & spin on a dime, doing some type of comedy. I really enjoy her & her acting & I really think she & Jesse Williams have great chemistry. They knocked it out of the park during all of their scenes when baby Samuel was being born & then died. And when he wheeled her out of the hospital man, tears just rolled down my face. They were THAT believable in their roles. Well for me, anyway. The reason why the interns don't have nicknames yet, is because Cristina Yang isn't around to GIVE them one. She was good at that. Mousy, for starters. Sure do miss Sandra Oh & the character of Cristina Yang. Continued BLECH for the Owen/Amelia pairing - VERY SMART DOCTOR'S & they can't do any type of relationship better than what they are - you talk about awkward towards each other. WHY? STOP IT!!! BLECH. No to Callie/Arizona reuniting. I have read the same three words used by the reviewers of this Round Table. "friendship" "awkward" & "painful" - this is true to life. There are few couples who break up who get along famously - if this were true, why aren't they still married & happily so? After being married for years, having sex, having children, buying homes, automobiles & everything about a relationship that should have gone the distance that didn't - THIS IS THE WAY IT IS post-break-up. People want "pretty" to package up into neat little boxes so no one feels uncomfortable as they watch these couples. When divorced(ing) couples try to be friends, doesn't usually work, the reason why they broke up surfaces again, right now the couple has retreated to separate corners to lick their wounds. What is left is the awkwardness & pain of it all .... so the very words that were used ARE the very words that apply. There aren't too many couples that don't argue or fight, we just see a saturation point on Grey's, because Shonda is telling true to life relationship stories. And no, I'm not a therapist & don't play one on tv either, darn it all OR I'd straighten April & Jackson out F.A.S.T.!!! :-) For them to go through all they did with their baby, they need to get to the other side of the fence - that could be a great story line for them, if they put them in counseling after what their baby died from. It can be a continuance of the original story line. So many marriages collapse, this doesn't have to be one, if a story line is told & told extremely well, a saved marriage could possibly be the beacon of hope/light for others going through similar tragedies in their lives.
Bailey learned from two of the best Chief's of Surgery but in different ways since Richard & Owen have totally different personalities. She'll learn & have her own way of relating to the doctor's. She already started by apologizing to the doctor's at show's end. But who didn't see her appointing Meredith to Chief of General Surgery? After all, the show is all about the life of Meredith Grey. And I agree with reviewer, Ashley, for me, the ONLY Chief, is Chief Webber. He just has the magic touch on how to treat every single doctor to fit their personality. As far as April/Jackson, I sure hope they BOTH come to their senses. They need to do just what Catherine/Richard did which led to their marriage. Jackson needs to LISTEN MORE to his wife & stop with ultimatum's. They never work & that puts the other person in the relationship on the defensive. It seems to me, that if April does what HE wants, all will be ok in HIS world & it doesn't appear to me that he thinks about HER world. April needs to STOP CHATTERING AWAY so wildly at her husband as she does. They need to stop talking AT each other & LISTEN MORE to each other. I understand where each are coming from but if they don't stop, they may as well pack it in & that may have already started. And I do not mean that they should "listen" to the other as if the other is the other one's parent. It is my opinion, people learn & understand more when they keep their mouths shut & solely concentrate on what the other one is saying, instead of thinking of an answer & shooting it back to the other. Sure hope they make it, for me, they are a good pairing, there is really great chemistry between the two actors. Does anyone else, besides me, thinks that Callie is talking this new person in her life way too much, to purposely make Arizona jealous? Maybe ... and maybe not. Time will tell, as we haven't seen the other person yet. Owen/Amelia .. BLECH, never liked the pairing - for me, all forced & zero chemistry between the two actors & I LOVE Kevin McKidd. I suppose after being paired with one of THE BEST actresses ever in Sandra Oh, anyone else pales by comparison. Jo is annoyed that Stephanie is so much better than her. Too bad, Stephanie IS!! Jo appears too concerned over who likes her & who doesn't. She is insecure with that, again, in my opinion. Jo is annoying & I never have seen the pairing of Alex (LOVE HIM!) & Jo. BLECH. No chemistry there but it appears their relationship maybe be full steam ahead.
Part III - NO ONE can or will ever have it all ... I've lived long enough to learn that.
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