Round Table: "Oh, The Guilt"

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This week on the Round Table, Cristina bails out Burke, Izzie refuses to deposit $8.7 million, Addison throws Derek for a loop, and the staff works on a case involving a precarious piercing ...

Should Callie have told George about hooking up with McSteamy?

Dr. George O'Malley
McCritic: Grey isn't just the last name of an often self-centered intern, it's also an area in which many relationships are found. And it seemed as though Callie and George were smack in the middle of that questionable status when she got her McSteam on. But with the O'Callie union over for good, no, there's no reason for Dr. Torres to have revealed to George that she left her Mark earlier in the week.

AwayWithMerDer: I really don't see a reason for Callie to tell George. It was after the relationship was over (whether George realized it or not). Why hurt the little guy anymore?

iheartizzie: If she were planning on trying to reconcile things with him, then yes. George would have a right to know in that case. But if that breakup was for good, which is what it's looking like, then telling him would only serve to humiliate the guy.

Married-to-McDreamy: No. If she told George, he probably wouldn't have noticed anyway. George didn't seem phased by Callie's break-up, so there is no reason for her to waste energy on being honest with him or trying to make him jealous anymore.

Harder to believe: Someone not cashing an $8.7M check, or someone getting their piercing imbedded in... you know.

iheartizzie: Not depositing the money. Come on, Izzie. No one says you have to use the money if you don't feel you deserved it. But by letting the check sit there and collect orange juice stains, you're costing yourself at least $348,000* annually.

* -- assumes 4.0 percent APR on a money market savings account.

AwayWithMerDer: I'm actually going to say the middle-aged real estate agent getting a piercing down there in the first place is the hardest to believe -- but mighty entertaining anyways!

Married-to-McDreamy: Not cashing a check for $8.7M! The piercing thing is understandable. We all like to spice things up a bit now and then. But why not at least accrue some interest on that check, Izzie??

McCritic: Izzie just wants to taunt her roommates with the check on the fridge for a bit. I can understand that. But I would never pierce my privates. Or sleep with my married ex-wife. Or sell real estate. I just don't get any of that story line.

Will Dr. Burke ever operate on his own again?

AwayWithMerDer: Who needs to operate alone when you have a great right hand (wo)man like Cristina? I say they become a surgical duo.

Burke Addresses the Staff

Married-to-McDreamy: Let's hope so. This calm, cool, and collected cardiothoracic surgeon needs to work through the tremors and rehab his hand so that he can amaze everyone with his mindblowing surgical skills again. Or perhaps he should take over as Chief of Surgery and let Richard go back to his wife?

McCritic: Yes. He's not fine right now, that much is clear. But Preston will press on, Burke will buck up, the heart surgeon will show that he doesn't merely operate on that part of the body -- he exudes it at all times.

iheartizzie: Their little arrangement worked great in this case, with Dr. Burke letting Cristina finish the suturing "to build experience." But what's going to happen if she's not present, or if Dr. Yang messes up, O'Malley-style? Preston isn't confident he can save the day solo, so this can't become a regular thing. If he can't go it alone, his days as a surgeon may be numbered.

What is Derek's deal?

Married-to-McDreamy: I actually don't blame Derek for his silence in the elevator with Meredith. He just received some shocking news and was still reeling from that. He'll come around. Maybe.

McCritic: He's a drama queen. There should never have been a debate between Addison and Meredith in the first place -- one slept with your best friend, the other was sweeping you off your scrubs. But Derek made it out to be an issue of his character somehow. Same now. Sure, it sucks to find out more about Mark and Addison. But you're in love with Meredith, right? Moving forward with your life? Then act like it.

AwayWithMerDer: Better question -- what is Meredith's deal? McDreamy just found out his ex-wife and ex-best friend didn't just have a fling, but a relationship behind his back. This was eating up Derek inside. He came into the elevator with tears in his eyes. And what did self-absorbed Meredith do? Talk about her breakup with Finn, of course. Derek, you deserve better. And it looks like from next week's previews, you may get just that!

iheartizzie: I'm not sure. The revelation about Mark was certainly upsetting, but if the woman he loves is Meredith anyway, wouldn't you think he'd be a little excited to hear that McVet is out of the picture? He said he chose wrong when he chose to take Addison back. Regardless of what her relationship with Mark consisted of, he's a free man now. Enough of this perplexed brooding. Pick, choose and love Mer, already. Go get our girl!

She Wants Him
... and He Wants Her

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Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 5 Quotes

ALEX: "Wasn't patient 349... Denny?
CRISTINA: "Eight million dollars could get us on a plane far far away from here."

COUNSELOR: "Derek says that neither of you brought any assets into the marriage."
ADDISON: "I had my trust fund, and a sparkling personality... uh, and a futon couch."
DEREK: "Yes, Addison had a very ugly, very heavy futon couch."
ADDISON: "Whatever happened to that couch?"
DEREK: "We gave it to Mark. She can have him."
ADDISON: "I don't want him."
DEREK: "Well that's settled. What else?"