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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Staring at the Sun"

Season 3, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: George's ailing father (George Dzundza) needs heart surgery; Meredith is determined to have a more positive outlook on life as she treats an injured girl who's closer to her nanny than her working mom; Derek and Addison try to be civil to each other; Izzie and Alex try to redefine their relationship as they work together; and Richard endeavors to reunite with Adele. Ellis Grey: Kate Burton.
Original Air Date: Nov 16, 2006
Guest Cast Myndy Crist: Mia's Mom Greg Pitts: Jerry O'Malley Annie Campbell: Anna Matt Winston: Frank Tim Griffin: Ronny O'Malley
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Aired: 11/16/2006
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November 16, 2006: Staring at the Sun Season 3, Episode 8

The three words that kept going through my head while watching this episode were, "It's about time...." - It's about time... that someone (George) noticed that Cristina's been covering for Burke's shaky hand. - It's about time... that Meredith stopped being dark and twisty and started having a more positive outlook on life. - It's about time... that Alex kissed Izzie again. Even though she wasn't ready for it, it got her mind off her mourning. - It's about time... that Richard focused on Adele and stopped visiting Ellis. - It's about time... that someone (Addison) witnessed Sloan asking his interns to do menial tasks. - It's about time... that Derek attempted to be more civil with Addison while at work ("bright and shiny") and to "peacefully coexist" with her. - It's about time... that someone besides Cristina (George) offered Burke some help. - It's about time... that George's family realized what a good doctor he is, thanks to Cristina. - It's about time... that someone (George) told Cristina to stop being a robot and try being human. - It's about time... that someone (Alex) allowed Izzie to do something besides merely observing. - It's about time... that Addison took her wedding ring off. But she didn't need to throw it in the water. Such a melodramatic way of telling herself to move on. - It's about time... that Shonda Rhimes allowed the multitalented Chandra Wilson to sing on the show. Her "God Bless the Child" over the phone to her son at the end kicked ass. Another great episode, and my favorite actor tonight was T.R. Knight. So much was going on in George's head! His father ( George Dzundza) was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus but also needed a valve replacement in his aorta; his brothers ( Greg Pitts and Tim Griffin) were teasing him for not being a "real doctor"; he was obsessed with Burke's trembling hand/Cristina's cover-up; and let's not forget that Callie slept with Sloan. Awesome moment when he freaked out and couldn't tell his father the diagnosis, so Cristina stepped in. It was nice that Cristina spoke up for George to his dad: " George is the best intern. You raised a good person." When Cristina shows her rare human side, it's always a treat. The most effective patient story line was definitely about the little girl Mia (Brooke Bryan), who was accidentally hit by an SUV driven by her nanny Anna ( Annie Campbell). Mia preferred the company of Anna over her working mother ( Myndy Crist) and father ( Paul Cassell). What a learning experience it was for Mia's parents when she kept asking, "Where's Anna?" But that was quite a cop out that they fired Anna. Luckily it was only temporary. I'd be interested to hear from you working parents out there who have children cared for by nannies while you're at work. Could you relate? What did you do to avoid a situation like tonight's? I totally respect those of you who are successful with your parent-child-nanny relationships. Much less effective was the pectoral-implant patient story line, although I liked that it gave Alex and Izzie a fun way to bond again. Frank ( Matt Winston) constantly referring to himself in the third person was beyond annoying, but I enjoyed when Alex and Izzie began doing it when speaking to each other. How ironic that just last week, several of you were asking, "Where the hell is Ellis?" (OK, you didn't say "hell".) And there she was tonight. Not having Richard visit anymore may help her condition and might make her more appreciative of Meredith's visits. How much of a jerk is Mark Sloan? McSteamy turns into McMoron when he opens his mouth. He needs to just smile (while being shirtless), be a brilliant plastic surgeon (with his shirt on) and never speak. Please. Loved Izzie's sneezing out "sexual harassment" to him. Other highlights: - Callie explaining Mr. O'Malley's condition to him and to George's brothers in terms that they could understand. Looks like Callie wants George back... but does George want Callie back? - Seeing Izzie smile again. - Meredith trying to make George feel better about Callie sleeping with Sloan: "Us with the boobs? We make a lot of bad decisions." - Cristina's answer to Mr. O'Malley when he said, "You're a smart girl": "Yes." - The ending, in which all Cristina had to say to Burke regarding George was "George knows." Warning for next week: Even though next Thursday is Thanksgiving, ABC is surprisingly airing a new episode. And it's super-sized - since Primetime is airing that night afterwards, they are giving us an extra 10 minutes or so. To be safe, add an extra half hour if recording Grey's, just so you don't miss any of it (and if you have TiVo or a DVR, set it to record Primetime as well). show less
The three words that kept going through my head while watching this episode were, "It's about time...."— It's about time... that someone (George) noticed that Cristina's been covering for Burke's shaky hand.— It's about time... that Meredith stopped being dark and twisty and started having a more positive outlook on life.— It's about time... that Alex kissed Izzie again. Even though she wasn't ready for it, it got her mind off her mourning.— It's about time... that Richard focused on Adele and stopped visiting Ellis.— It's about time... that someone (Addison) witnessed Sloan asking his interns to do menial tasks.— It's about time... that Derek attempted to be more civil with Addison while at work ("bright and shiny") and to "peacefully coexist" with her.— It's about time... that someone besides Cristina (George) offered Burke some help.— It's about time... that George's family realized what a good doctor he is, thanks to Cristina.— It's a... read more

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