Grey's Anatomy Review: "Slow Night, So Long"

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It was extremely entertaining watching Cristina switch careers and enter into the bartending world on last night’s episode “Slow Night, So Long.”

So far this season, Cristina has yet to let me down in terms of bringing it each week. I really wish she would get over her issues and return to being the doctor we all know and love, but until then, this week did bring in some light humor and laughs.

Cristina the Mixologist

Joe's face says it all.

The group goes to Joe’s to celebrate Derek’s grant and they find Cristina behind the bar wearing more make-up than I’ve ever seen her wear. Everyone is shocked, but Derek is the most concerned, feeling responsible for his demise and unable to enjoy his own victory.

But, just because Derek isn’t having a grand ol' time, doesn’t mean any of the rest of them aren’t boozing it up. Bailey and Teddy decide to let it all go and drink their problems away. They both end up back at the hospital because they're too drunk to drive home.

This leads Bailey and April to an unusual shared moment. Bailey opens up to April and tells her not to just give it up to any Alex, but to wait for a guy that’s worth it. Of course, April now believes they will be the best of friends, but Bailey shuts that down right away. 

Meanwhile, Callie just wants to get over Arizona. Mark tells her maybe she should just clean the pallet and start fresh. Who expected to find these two back in the sack?

From the look on Callie’s face in the morning, the sorbet, so to speak, didn’t change anything. In fact, it looks like it only made things more confusing and awkward for her.

If and when Callie and Arizona get back together, how will she explain this situation?

Calliope and Mark

This is going to be awkward now ...

Jackson is still dealing with the emotional trauma by screaming out in the middle of the night. Lexie tries to get him to open up about his issues, but he snaps at her. Thankfully, by the end of the episode he kind of lets her in by telling her:

Jackson: Just tell them that he's gonna feel pretty awful. That he lived and his brother died. That every time he feels glad to be alive, he'll hate himself for it. Just tell them to look out for it. He won't want to talk about it, but he'll be glad they know. | permalink

Just tell them that he’s gonna feel pretty awful. That he lived and his brother died. That every time he feels glad to be alive, he’ll hate himself for it. Just tell them to look out for it. He won’t want to talk about it, but he’ll be glad they know.

I was happy to see that Meredith didn’t wait to hear back from Dr. Stark. He in no way shape or form is able to fill Arizona’s loving and caring shoes. Who knows whether or not her patient would have survived if she and Alex didn’t dive head first into surgery on her patient?

It was strange that Joe let Cristina get as drunk as she did, even if he fired her beforehand. The patrons of the bar loved the stripper moves, but I was shocked that Owen wasn’t more upset that his new wife was dancing all up on some other guy.

Overall, I did find this episode to be pretty hilarious. With all the normal seriousness, it’s nice to see some funny drunk moments.

One final thought that my lovely man pointed out to me: why do they all still live in the same house? I get Izzie and George, but that was bygones ago! It’s time for Lexie, April, Alex, and Jackson to fly the coop and let these two lovebirds get their privacy back.

Since we have a two-week turkey break, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here are a few of my favorite Grey’s Anatomy quotes from last night:

Meredith: Good morning.
Derek: Goodnight. | permalink
Meredith: Remember when the chief said only two of us would make it?
Alex and Meredith: I thought it would be me and Cristina. | permalink
Meredith: Under the cover of darkness, people do things they never do under the harsh glare of day. Decisions feel wiser. People feel older. But, when the sun rises, you have to take responsibility for what you did in the dark. And face yourself under the cold harsh light of day. | permalink
Jackson: Just tell them that he's gonna feel pretty awful. That he lived and his brother died. That every time he feels glad to be alive, he'll hate himself for it. Just tell them to look out for it. He won't want to talk about it, but he'll be glad they know. | permalink
Mark: Water?
Callie: I want sorbet.
Mark: Sweet tooth? I think I've got cookies around here somewhere. Oh. Oh. Really?
Callie: Really. | permalink
Derek: (about Cristina) If she's going to act like a stripper, I'm going to act like a bouncer. | permalink
Teddy: Crap! I'm really drunk. | permalink
Bailey: Young people need love too. | permalink
April: Dr. Bailey! Ugh! I'm so glad you're here.
Bailey: I'm not here. You don't see me. I just need a nap before I go home, but first, I need some food. | permalink
Alex: (to Meredith) Let's play a game. There's only one rule. You don't call Starke. | permalink
Bailey: Sexual sorbet? Hahaha! I love it. | permalink
Callie: Did she mention me?
Teddy: What?
Callie: I know she writes to you so I'm asking you if she's mentioned me. | permalink
Derek: Yang is bartending. You know how disturbing that is? | permalink
Teddy: Okay again Mr. Perfect married guy you don't have to open your mouth. | permalink
Bailey: First round is on me.
Callie: Um guys? | permalink
Jackson: Nice face.
Alex: At least I can do surgery. How's that hand?
Jackson: It'd be better if you hadn't run your face into it. | permalink
Meredith: We doctors take pride in the fact that we can basically sleep standing up. Anytime, anywhere. But, it's a false pride because the truth is after twenty hours without sleep you might as well just come to work drunk, doctor or not. So it's no wonder that fatal medical errors increase at night when we doctors are proudly sleeping on our feet. Recently our communal pride has been shattered and our egos have been wounded by new laws that require we sleep all day before we work all night. We are not happy about it. But, as someone who might need medical care, you really should be. | permalink

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Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 9 Quotes

Jackson: Nice face.
Alex: At least I can do surgery. How's that hand?
Jackson: It'd be better if you hadn't run your face into it.

We doctors take pride in the fact that we can basically sleep standing up. Anytime, anywhere. But, it's a false pride because the truth is after twenty hours without sleep you might as well just come to work drunk, doctor or not. So it's no wonder that fatal medical errors increase at night when we doctors are proudly sleeping on our feet. Recently our communal pride has been shattered and our egos have been wounded by new laws that require we sleep all day before we work all night. We are not happy about it. But, as someone who might need medical care, you really should be.

Meredith

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 9 Music

  Song Artist
Runaway 2 Runaway The National iTunes
Song Run To The Sun Vassy
Open 3 Open Free & Easy iTunes