Grey's Anatomy Review: Left in a "Holidaze"

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Grey's Anatomy attempted to cram all the holidays into one episode last night, and while there were the predictable high points, there was also plenty that fell short.

If you missed any of the drama, here's a recap of "Holidaze." Now, here's a look at what worked and what didn't on Thursday evening, because each is a long list ...


  • Kim Raver and Kevin McKidd as Teddy and Owen. While some of their dialogue was schmaltzy, they were believably awkward, conflicted and unsure what to do about their feelings for each other. Sandra Oh's Cristina fits into this story well, too.
  • Derek and Arizona. Their efforts to save the boy and do whatever it takes - at their own expense - pretty much solidified them as the coolest people ever.
  • Bailey and her dad. We have issues with the fact that Bailey's personal life is rarely, if ever discussed, and then we have a major story thrust at us out of nowhere. It felt forced. Just the same, Chandra Wilson sold us at the end, like she always does.
  • A nice performance by Kelsey, the girl who survived with no heart, and her boyfriend, played by Nathan West (husband of Chyler Leigh). Loved them both.
Mark's Women

Our sentiments, exactly. Sloane is not doing it for us, either.


  • A Christmas and New Year's story. On Thursday, November 19.
  • Izzie's just gone again? Why even bring her back at this point?
  • We know she wants to be a great surgeon and everything, but Meredith is really stupid enough to buy what the Chief is trying to sell her? Come on, people.
  • Leven Rambin as Mark's daughter? Not a fan. At least she didn't do much for us this week. He really isn't speaking to her? She just sits there silent? WTF? 
  • The most awkward Christmas dinner ever. NONE of these people have families?! Thatcher and Richard would NEVER both be there. We just couldn't buy it.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)