Grey's Anatomy Review: Phantoms and Flying

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Grey’s Anatomy aired "Walking on a Dream this week, an episode that brought a new face to the hospital, while also offering a setback for Arizona - along with a big step forward for Mer. Let’s discuss, shall we?

Phantom Limbs. Arizona has been dealing with Phantom Limb Syndrome, something that makes you feel pain in an amputated limb. Can you imagine? Not only was she in a plane crash, but she lost her leg and now she is feeling pain in something that is not even there?!? Luckily, she has Owen to help her.

Dr. Hunt in Action

It was seriously enjoyable to see Owen in an arc that wasn’t related to Yang. Although I am a fan of the Cristina/Owen ship, it’s still important that they have their own stories. Kevin McKidd was great in this one. Even better? Jessica Capshaw. She has been playing this character amazingly since the plane crash. Such emotion, such drama. Love it!

The Claws Are Out! Meet Dana Gordon Alana, the financial advisor who has come to keep Seattle Grace to help keep the doors open. The character, played by Constance Zimmer of Entourage fame, is not super nice and even kind of shady.

Her job is to find ways to cut costs, meaning she wants to close the ER. She also has a weird way of handling Webber, who was a former teacher of hers. Anyone else notice that?

The worst thing to come out of her visit was the remark from Bailey. The docs don’t want to shut down the ER, but Bailey realizes they need to listen so they can keep their jobs. Not all of them have a few million to fall back on. Burn!

Looks like things are about to get tense between our favorite surgeons.

Mer and Cristina Looking Concerned

No Shipping Tonight. There wasn’t too much going on between any of the couples, except for the ridiculous cuteness between Mer and Der. Sometimes this series goes overboard with the relationship drama, but without it, the show felt a little empty. 

The only bit of shipping to go on was Jackson shutting down with Stephanie after the mention of April. On the other side of the hospital, Kepner was getting asked out by the adorable paramedic. Seriously, that girl has some luck!

Side Notes:

  • Meredith got on a plane and flew! She deserves some credit for that.
  • How funny was Yang fighting for the Africa program?
  • My vote goes to Ross for favorite intern! Who’s yours?
  • Derek operated! McDreamy is back!

Overall, an okay episode. Not every hour can be great, I get that. But this one felt a little dull. I guess for a show that has bombs, plane crashes and shooters, a slow episode isn’t too bad.

What did you think of “Walking on a Dream?” Did it fall a little short or was it as good as you expect from the veteran series? Sound off below and let us know what you thought. Don’t forget to check back for the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table. For now, here's next week's promo.

Until next week, Grey’s fans!

Walking on a Dream Review

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 12 Quotes

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 12 Music

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