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.
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