Grey's Anatomy Round Table: "Transplant Wasteland"

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Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!

Our Grey's Anatomy review broke down "Transplant Wasteland" in great detail. Now, TVF's Christina Tran, Sean McKenna and Steve Marsi are back for a Q&A discussion of many of the episode's events.

Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!


1. What was your favorite quote or scene from the episode?

Christina: There are plenty to choose from this week, but Jackson announcing his plan to re-name the hospital Grey Sloan Mercy Hospital takes the cake. That was awesome!

Sean: I don't know why, but I thought it was funny when Derek was chasing after Owen in his car. I think these two can be great buddies, but they've got to get past all of the blame game stuff with the plane crash.

Steve: "Can your mind be blown on your own time?" - Cristina.

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2. How’s Jackson doing so far as the new boss?

Christina: He had a rough start, but is doing just fine by showing true leadership with his newest decisions. I’m rooting for him.

Sean: I think he's doing well. Sure, it makes sense that he wouldn't be the greatest at the very start. Of course, he was going to stumble, but he's still afloat and taking on the task. It'll be interesting to see how that progresses.

Steve: There is only one Chief, and that is Richard Webber. Compared to him, all others will seem inadequate, especially someone with no management experience. Still, he's doing as well as he can learning on the job under difficult and unexpected circumstances.

3. This week’s episode featured a bunch of medical cases. Which was your favorite?

Christina: I liked April’s the most. I’m a sucker for sad moments, and it made me cling to my Kleenex. What a heartbreaking story!

Sean: The one where the doctor chose to let himself die. It was a heartbreaking moment watching the parents in those last seconds, but realizing that he was going to be helping others with his organs. What a dilemma but a choice that did mean something in the end.

Steve: Agree with Sean. You almost forget about it sometimes, but a strength of this show has always been its ability to provide compelling stories like this one as the backdrop for our characters' journeys.

4. Everyone seemed upset and frustrated. Who did you feel the worst for?

Christina: Jackson. Sure, he was handed that position by Mama Avery, but he didn’t ask for it. He was doing the best he could, and it couldn’t be easy with everyone demanding his attention and constantly throwing it in his face that he didn’t deserve it.

Sean: Jackson definitely. The changes are going to cause problems, but Jackson was thrown into a position he didn't sign up for. He has a lot on his plate, he's got doctors who are upset he's in the position, and he's just trying to keep it all going for everyone, himself, and the hospital. Good luck, man!

Steve: Gonna make it 3-for-3 for Jackson. It's interesting how someone who inherited a position like that can actually win sympathy, but as Christina said, he carries not only enormous responsibility but the burden of proving his appointment isn't tainted.

5. What do you hope to see next for Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital?

Christina: Hopefully, we are done with the lawsuit and plane crash storyline. I’m ready to see the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital back to saving lives. I want to see medical cases that are heartbreaking, unheard of, and truly inspiring.

Sean: I agree with Christina about concluding the airplane storyline. Hopefully, this is sort of a revamp for the show to start things over. There's nothing I'm specifically looking forward to seeing, but it'll be nice seeing the regular relationships, drama, cases, without it being bogged down by the lawsuit.

Steve: More on-call room hookups. Yes I said it. Back to basics, people.

What do you all think of this week's Grey's Anatomy? Share your responses below!

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