Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!
Our Grey's Anatomy review broke down "Beautiful Doom" in great detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff members Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have assembled for their weekly Q&A discussion.
Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!
1. What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Courtney: I pretty much loved every bit of banter between Yang and Thomas, but my favorite quote goes to the voiceover from Cristina. "I'm not a spoon. I'm a knife and I'm going to stab you in the eyeball." Hilarious. As far as scenes go - no question: When Thomas showed up to pick up Yang after her car was covered in snow.
Christina: Meredith: "Dance or you're fired." 30-second dance parties are awesome. If you haven't partaken in one, I suggest you do it!
Sean: I really have to agree with Courtney on both her quote and her scenes. I've really been enjoying all the Thomas and Yang scenes, and for the short time he was on, Thomas was a really established and great character.
2. Did you like the focus on Meredith and Cristina or prefer the traditional episode?
Courtney: Loved it! It's no secret that Cristina is my favorite doc and Mer comes in a close second. I wouldn't want this type of installment every time, but I definitely enjoyed it.
Christina: I'm a traditional kind-of-gal so I didn't really care too much for this week's focus on Mer and Cristina. I think that their friendship could have easily been a subplot on a typical GP installment. At times, the split screens and back-and-forth banter between the two was definitely a bit much.
Sean: I didn't really care for Meredith's side of the story. I know there was supposed to be a certain parallel for the two characters, but Meredith kind of got on my nerves this episode and I spent more time hoping we'd get back to Yang. I think having the whole who's watching the baby thing was supposed to be funny but it fell flat with me. Maybe if it wasn't a part of such a big focus with Meredith, I would have liked it more.
3. Who did you miss most since Grey and Yang took center stage?
Courtney: We got a little bit of Callie so I'm going with Alex... or Jackson. But mostly because we didn't get to see Avery without his shirt off this week.
Christina: Derek. More McDreamy always, please!
Sean: Jackson for sure. He cracks me up with his lines, although I do miss the plastics posse…
4. Cristina showed up on Meredith's doorstep. Is she here to stay?
Courtney: Absolutely! I had been trying to figure out what would send her back to SGH, and the passing of Thomas was one thing I never thought of. Although I just started to get comfortable with the fact that Yang was at a different hospital, I am glad to have her home.
Christina: Based on next week's promo (above), it appears that way. It'll be fun to see how crazy she gets with the interns and I'm curious to see what will happen to Owenstina.
Sean: I knew Thomas' death would be the catalyst for her returning and she is definitely here to stay. Although, I was really hoping that Thomas would get fired, and he and Cristina would both return to Seattle.
5. Write a small farewell to Yang's Minnesota BFF, Dr. Thomas.
Courtney: Dr. Thomas, you were an ancient dinosaur that befriended a stubborn girl when she needed it most. Not only did you teach her crazy medical things, but you taught her how to laugh again after another tragedy. You were funny, wise, and a gentleman. You will be missed but have developed one hell of a protege to carry out your teachings.
Christina: Dr. Thomas, we only knew you for a short time. Yet, you played such an integral role in our Grey's Anatomy world. You were brilliant, patient, kind, and the reason why Cristina is now back in Seattle. Thanks for momentarily teaching us that it's important to stand up for yourself and even to move on after difficult times in our lives.
Sean: Dr. Thomas, you will always be Mr. Feeny to me, but in the short time we got to spend with you, you established yourself as a caring, talented, and wise doctor and friend. I really wish you would have joined the Seattle crew, but you were able to show Cristina a new light and push her back to her home. You will definitely have a lasting mark. Gone too soon, remembered always.
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