Thank you @lara, that was the point I was trying to make, and you were a lot more succinct than I managed to be.
George was not a saint. He cheated on Callie (and please don't give me the whole "he and Izzie loved each other" line, it's still wrong). He continued to hold out hope for Meredith despite knowing she was in love with someone else and then slept with her knowing how emotionally fragile she was (not that she doesn't bear some blame in that). When he failed his intern year, he stopped hanging around with the core group and started hanging around with other interns, then when he passed, he dumped the other interns as friends and went back to the core group.
Overall I really liked George. He was a good character and he was a great counter-balance for Alex. However I think it's unfair to both of them to pit them against each other. So Alex doesn't remember George as fondly as Meredith and Cristina do. I bet Derek doesn't remember Addison as fondly as Mark does. This idea that because Alex is willing to admit that he wasn't George's biggest fan that he's a total ass has been proven over and over again to be untrue.
All that said, I do miss George, even if I found him obnoxious and self-righteous at times. He was a sweet and caring doctor with a legitimate interest in patients. I disliked Izzie on the whole, but her friendship with George was one of my favorite parts of the first several seasons. He was generally supportive of his friends and obviously cared about people as a whole, instead of just their medical issues (a flaw that Cristina struggles with).
Did anyone else wonder if the person Addie is talking to is an adoption caseworker? It would make sense since she told Sam she still wants a baby, she's talking about making plans that don't work out (her being able to conceive naturally) and then discussing what kind of mother she hopes to be. Just wondering if that thought popped into anyone else's head.
I think that EJ's the one selling information. That would explain why she took whatever it was from her agent's arm. It would also put her quitting NCIS into context. She could have been using her uncle for information and since he's not SecNav anymore, she might be worried about getting caught. It would make sense with Tony's face when he opened the file. Obviously her story isn't done, or they wouldn't have given us that clip of her taking the item from under her agent's skin and then not explained it by the end of the episode (and season).
I thought it was pretty awesome as well. Just wish we got more of Abby interacting with the team more. She seems to mostly just talk to Gibbs so far this season. I'd like some more interaction, please!!
@BJ VanDewater - Teddy's reaction wasn't really over the top in context. She's not mad that he's flirting with her, she's mad that he's using it as a way into surgeries instead of using the brains she knows he has. I very much doubt any woman would honestly object to being flirted with by Jackson, but as she said "batting your eyelashes at me when I'm inside a chest cavity?". I really like the fact that Teddy seems to focus so much on teaching and working with her residents, as some of the other residents seem to lose that focus at times.
I loved this episode. I'm not sure which I liked better, Ziva and the British guy, or Palmer's completely inappropriate jokes. And as always, Abby rocked my world.
Poor Palmer. He's not the favorite anymore.
I have a theory that the gunman is aiming for Derek and April throws herself in the way of the bullet. Then next season Derek has to deal with the fact that someone died instead of him.
I enjoyed the episode, though I felt it was uneven in some areas. I really loved Alex's and Cristina's storylines. I felt Derek's wasn't working. While I understand his dilemna, I just wasn't getting enough of a feeling of how difficult this was for Derek. Could have been a result of the pacing of the show. I also wasn't really feeling the Callie storyline, it just seemed like a plot device for them to realize it wouldn't work, and it wasn't as well done as it should have been. I'm really enjoying seeing Webber in his role as a surgeon and exploring that avenue, though I'm fairly certain Derek will ultimately hand the Chief-ship back to Webber, as he doesn't seem to be cut out for the stresses of it. Owen's a jackass in my opinion and doesn't seem to be worthy of the admiration that Teddy or Cristina heap on him. I also actually like Alex and Lexie together. I don't think it's going to be a long-term relationship, but I think it will be the one they both need to grow and move on from failed relationships and past mistakes.
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