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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Great Expectations"

Season 3, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: Rumors of the chief's retirement spread around the hospital; Bailey proposes the creation of a free clinic; and other Seattle Grace doctors receive proposals of a different sort. Meanwhile, a young Amish woman (Jessica Stroup) with cancer must choose between her parents and her best friend (Rachel Boston), who has been shunned by her community back home.
Original Air Date: Jan 25, 2007
Guest Cast Michael P. Byrne: Mr. Miller Joe Holt: Steve Rachel Boston: Rachel Jessica Stroup: Jillian
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Season 3, Episode 13
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Length: 43:28
Aired: 1/25/2007
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January 25, 2007: Great Expectations Season 3, Episode 13

After seeing the coming attractions last week, in which the announcer emphasized the "last five minutes," I had - just like the title of tonight's episode - "Great Expectations," and I was not disappointed. Two of our favorite gals were proposed to simultaneously, thanks to effective editing, and neither of them gave their answers... at least, not until next week. Will Cristina say yes to Burke? Will Callie say yes to George? Can't see why either of them would say no. But the last five minutes also included Izzie offering to give Bailey some of her eight million dollars to pay for the free clinic Bailey is striving for, if it's called the Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic, of course. I was already loving Bailey for being so kind to Izzie when she saw Izzie crying after hugging George: "He gonna be OK?" I've said it before, and I'll say it again: When "the Nazi" shows her soft side, I lose it. After last week, we knew Bailey respected Izzie so this new business relationship will be worthwhile. After weeks of unsubstantial dialogue between Meredith and Derek, it was a treat tonight to see the two of them discuss something besides her snoring and his halitosis. I absolutely loved when Der explained to Mer at the end that she should get used to them having a lover's spat once in a while, but to always expect him to come back. "From now on, you can expect that I'm gonna show up. Even if I yell. Even if you yell. I'm always gonna show up. OK?" Derek sure seemed pissed earlier, though. To think - Mark Sloan could've been out of his life, but Meredith (the "chatty girlfriend") just had to tell Sloan about the Chief resigning ("rumor has it"). Speaking of the Chief resigning, it wasn't a shocker at all that Adele had already moved on with her life. Too late, Richard. Just when we were guessing who would take the Chief's place, we can now expect that he won't be going anywhere for a while. But it was fun to guess between Burke, Derek, Addison and Sloan (and that's the guessing order I placed them in) as to who would replace him. Terrific scene between the Chief and Bailey when he told her she'd be Chief some day, but until then she had better get their signatures for her proposal. It was about time Cristina spoke up and told Burke "I'm in this for the long haul, I'm in this to finish the race." What better reason for Burke to answer with, "Marry me"? How about Cristina earlier with Callie? I laughed big time after Cristina said, "We are not friends," and asked Callie not to talk to her about George. Excellent comeback for Callie: "Forget it. I don't like you," and she gave her that look of hers that I love. The two of them make a great team of opposites, but yet they are so much alike as "tough cookies" that it was inevitable for Cristina to be impressed when Callie cut into the leg of that athlete Steve ( Joe Holt) before his anesthesia kicked in. Ouch! It was good to see Alex speak up to Addison - nice to see a male character on a TV show give that speech to a female character for a change. The "we don't need to sleep together" speech is usually given by a strong female character to a male character, so it was refreshing to hear it from Alex tonight. But you know it just made Addison more attracted to him. The Amish story line was quite powerful, and I did not foresee it ending the way it did. Somehow, I didn't think Rachel ( Rachel Boston), with her "cradle to grave" intentions, would end up being so supportive of Jillian ( Jessica Stroup) going back to her parents, ( Michael P. Byrne and Kathleen Mary Carthy). But I was so glad she did and, yes, it made me cry. (After last week, I'm not shy about admitting to getting teary-eyed, ya know what I mean?) I'm glad the "George as a sex machine" plot was short-lived. It seemed rather out of character, but then, we know George had to do something to keep his mind off the grief. Such a beautiful scene with George telling Callie he even loves to look at her. But the scene between George and Izzie toward the end was probably my favorite of the hour, since it was such an awesome moment between best friends. Izzie: "Life is short, George. Life is short and it sucks a lot of the time." Ain't it the truth? I don't know what I'd do without my friends. By the way, thanks so much for all of the wonderful comments last week. There are a lot of you out there who have lost one of your parents as George did, so my heart goes out to all of you. show less
After seeing the coming attractions last week, in which the announcer emphasized the "last five minutes," I had — just like the title of tonight's episode — "Great Expectations," and I was not disappointed. Two of our favorite gals were proposed to simultaneously, thanks to effective editing, and neither of them gave their answers... at least, not until next week. Will Cristina say yes to Burke? Will Callie say yes to George? Can't see why either of them would say no. But the last five minutes also included Izzie offering to give Bailey some of her eight million dollars to pay for the free clinic Bailey is striving for, if it's called the Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic, of course. I was already loving Bailey for being so kind to Izzie when she saw Izzie crying after hugging George: "He gonna be OK?" I've said it before, and I'll say it again: When "the Nazi" shows her soft side, I lose it. After last week, we knew Bailey respected Izzie so this new business relationship wi... read more

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