I love these. All the mini-melodramas. For secondary characters, these people have a lot of the same issues our main characters do.
It's not that bad. I thought it was cute, especially the whole "we were on a break" thing from Pierce. Obviously someone has seen Friends a couple of times too many. I always wondered whether they had worked those issues out. I like that we see what Charles means when he talks about Reed not even knowing he's alive. If you don't want to watch these, by all means don't. No one's going to make you.
Where on earth are you people getting this whole Teddy splitting Calzona up thing? Because I'm not seeing it. I don't think Owen actually said her friend was male or female, but even if he did say it was a woman, that doesn't automatically make it her girlfriend. It could have been her best friend from childhood or something. Arizona liking her scrub cap and saying "I like her" doesn't mean that she's going to going running after her. It means that she might have finally found a friend of her own from the hospital. She and Teddy seem to be of the same personality (fairly happy people who are serious about their jobs). And if you watched the episode, you would see that Teddy has serious feelings for Owen. Even if she is bi (which I've seen no evidence of period), I don't think they're going to be running from her caring deeply for Owen to "hey, here's a happy coupled up lesbian, let me seduce her". Come on people. I love Arizona and Callie together too, but I just don't see what everybody is going on about.
If you were Alex, would you really want to be hanging out with all the happy cheerful couples while your wife's run out on you and you're stuck with her medical bills? My question is where's Callie and Adele? I see Arizona and the Chief, surely they didn't leave their better (literally) halves home?
TDS, thank you for your thoughtful, well-stated personal opinion. I understand how you feel. I'll try to write a post that runs contrary to popular opinion on here and I either get ignored or attacked. I happen to like several relationships that aren't well-liked apparently (Mexie, A/I, etc.) and sometimes just mentioning how cute I thought they were in a particular episode gets me posts commenting on how I must be an idiot, immature, etc. to like such a couple, how incestuous, abusive, etc. said couple is and so forth. It's gotten to the point where some of the time I don't even post because I don't feel the need to have my opinion savaged by other people. I don't write that anyone needs to "love" my couples more than others, and I don't attack the other couples beyond stating why I personally don't care for them, but that doesn't seem to stop people on this site. Who knows, I might get blasted for this post, for stating that I'm tired of getting tirades just for stating my opinion. Go figure. It's amazing how normal adults can get so vicious and worked up over characters that don't exist.
Everyone keeps saying they don't understand why Izzie didn't tell George herself. Well I do. Imagine your best friend, the person you care about, that you empathize with and share with, who supposedly knows you better then anyone else. Now imagine telling that person that you had stage 4 malignant cancer that had spread to your liver, skin and brain. That you probably only had a few months to live. That the treatment was intensive, painful and only gave you a five percent survival shot. Can you imagine telling someone you loved that? Imagine what that would do to your best friend. How heartbreaking it would be. I'm not saying she wouldn't have ever told him, but I'm saying she would have put it off as long as possible, because she didn't want to put that burden off on him. Or really any of them.
At first I thought it was odd that she goes to Cristina, but the more I think about it, the more sense it makes. Izzie's scared right now, but she also knew something was wrong. She wants options, possible treatments, chances of survival rates. This is information Cristina can give her. If she goes to Alex or George, they're going to go all emotional on her, inspirational "you can fight this stuff". That's not bad, but it's not what she's looking for right now either. I watched the video that greysaddiction posted the link to for Izzie and George fans. I always preferred Izzie with Alex romantically, but her and George's friendship meant the world to me. Watching this video will remind you of how wonderful it was and how ridiculous they're playing it out now. I don't know what's going on with the actors, writers, producers, etc., whether someone's being a drama queen (or king). But I know that the viewers that keep this show in the ratings deserve more from this friendship then what we've been given lately.
Arizona did kiss Callie, but after she found out that Callie had only been with one other woman, she turned down the date Callie offered her because she said Callie "had no experience and was a newborn". When Callie came up to her at the bar and started pointing out everything she had to offer, Arizona pointed out that she was with a date.
This was actually a very intense, but good episode. I like seeing Gizzie again. I liked the debate between Meredith and Alex on who's "guy" was right. I liked seeing Mark get up the courage to come clean to Derek about Lexie. I liked seeing them take a twist with the whole Callie-Arizona story. I liked seeing Callie stick up for herself and what she has to offer. I liked seeing Bailey tell the Chief off. And I loved the very wonderful moments between Cristina and Owen and when Dr. Campbell asked what Cristina would have left in forty years. This was a pretty excellent episode and I have to give kudos to the writers for once.
Read my previous post please.
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