I didn't think they'd bring this character in this early in the season but I think it'll be good if they did. The show needs some excitement cause it's been falling kind of flat lately.
It seems pretty clear that Blair won't end up marrying Louis. She's obviously meant to be with Chuck!
@ fab I read in an interview with Shonda that the absence of Izzie and George will be answered in the episode.
@ kay I also read somewhere that Richard chose to stay with Ellis. Why he did, I don't know. But surely Ellis having Richard would've made her happy enough to raise a happier Meredith. And Richard most likely still works in the same hospital to be with Ellis, regardless of whether or not he's Chief. Why Derek came to Seattle without Richard's promise, I don't know. But it's easy to assume that it could've been as simple as a mentor asking a student. And I also read that the whole Callie and Owen relationship is meant to show how wrong they are for each other because they're not meant with the people that they're suppose to be with. Admittedly this alternate universe is strange because we've grown accustomed to the world now. But I think we should give it a chance. It's just for one episode anyway.
@ PP_Fan I think adding Erica and Mason this season was mainly for the development of Cooper and Charlotte's storyline. The story of Erica having a brain tumor that is seemingly inoperable works well for the idea of a crossover. Someone's life is in danger again but it isn't one of the main characters that are in jeopardy. Similar to what happened with Archer in season 2. They couldn't kill Archer in that crossover because the ramifications to Addison would be extreme. But in this case, I think it'll be easier for them to kill off the patient in question because even though there's a relationship between Cooper, Charlotte, and Erica the main relationship is the one with Mason. If Erica doesn't make it out of surgery then chances are Mason will be left with Charlotte and Cooper and that's an adjustment that they can explore for the rest of the season.
@ PP_Fan I think that although Charlotte hasn't said that she wants her own child, she has shown that she has intentions of eventually having her own. I think that she, or anyone put into a similar situation for that matter, will have a difficult time. If Erica does die and Mason is left with her and Cooper, that's going to be a huge adjustment that she'll have to make.
@ Aoife10 Derek and Lexie won't be going to Seaside Wellness/St. Ambrose. Cooper, Charlotte, Erica, and Mason will be the ones heading to Seattle.
I think it's strangely interesting. It seems stupid to us right now because we've gotten so used to the world that all the characters are currently in. But really.."What if?'
As for Derek and Addison still being in SG, even though the Chief might not have been the Chief it probably doesn't mean that he wasn't Derek and Addison's mentor. Meaning he still could have asked Derek to come after Addison cheated on him and then eventually asked Addison to come too. The difference is that they were actually able to work out their marriage because Derek would've never met Meredith at the bar.
Also, I'm pretty sure that her mom never getting sick would be enough to make Meredith's life better. Aside from that, this world shows a Meredith that was raised in a happy environment. Thatcher might've left but I read somewhere that Richard chose to stay with Ellis which made a happy Ellis and a Meredith that received attention. So I think those were enough to change Meredith that we know.
Just read the TvGuide article and I'm excited to see Charlotte and Cooper within the walls of SG-MW. It's easy to predict that Erica won't make it through surgery and leave Mason in the care of Charlotte and Cooper. Although since it comes out as very predictable, it'll be so easy for them to put a twist in there. Whatever way it goes, I just got a lot more excited for this crossover.
@ Elaine I think it's highly likely that it could be Erica. It would make sense that Amelia might be too hesitant to do the surgery herself and seeing as Derek is the best in the field, they'd ask for his help. And the timing also seems about right that her condition would worsen to that point by the time of February episodes.
I loved the Addison and Jake scenes in this episode. I get that she's still sad about her break up with Sam but she should focus on getting the baby that she's always wanted. And I just love everything that we've been seeing between her and Jake!
As for Violet, the paramedic was definitely sexy but I'm not completely sold on the idea just yet. Pete's scenario was more believable but just like the reviewer, I felt for Violet. It seemed a little too soon for him to get into that.
For Charlotte and Cooper, my god, I felt my heart break for Charlotte throughout the episode. She obviously cares a lot about Mason and knows what this would do to Cooper so it was hard to watch. Erica getting sick was pretty predictable and maybe that's even the reason she came looking for Cooper. Easy guess is that she'll die and Mason will be left with Charlotte and Cooper. That'd be fine but I hope that doesn't mean they won't have their own baby eventually.
I really liked this episode. The medical case was a nice one to have. I liked how it wasn't too heavy on the episode as a whole but at the same time it didn't turn out to be flawless and had its turn center stage.
I thought Meredith and Derek's scenes with Zola were absolutely adorable. It was a really great way to begin and end the episode. At the same time, I thought Meredith's scenes with Bailey in the OR brought the humor in for this week's episode. That was definitely appreciated.
And as expected, Teddy is continuing to break my heart. That was another heavy episode for her. It was hard to see Cristina dictate what happened in the OR over and over again but I get why she needed it done. It was worse when they were together in the scrub room (What's up with them and their heavy scenes being done there? Gives that room a whole new meaning). When Teddy said she shouldn't apologize and that Henry just.. Died. Oh god. My heart broke.
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