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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Wishin' and Hopin'"

Season 3, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: As Cristina weighs her marriage proposal, Ellis (Kate Burton) experiences a change in her medical condition; and a surgical patient endangers the lives of her surgeons when her blood becomes toxic. Meanwhile, the Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic opens; and George and Callie return from Las Vegas with a surprise.
Original Air Date: Feb 1, 2007

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Season 3, Episode 14
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February 1, 2007: Wishin' and Hopin' Season 3, Episode 14

I enjoyed reading everyone's predictions last week regarding whether Cristina would say yes to Burke and whether Callie would say yes to George. I loved that we got one answer right away and the other one at the very end - George and Callie had gotten hitched in Las Vegas and Cristina gave Burke a "yes" under one condition: "I'm not wearing a ring." When Cristina put the ring on the counter at the end and told Burke: "I don't do rings," I was thinking she was rejecting his proposal - glad I was wrong. I always like when our favorite interns and doctors relate to their patients, so it was nice that the boyfriend (Matt McTighe) who didn't know his girlfriend (Amanda Collins) had cancer blurted out that he didn't know her middle name, causing George to ask Callie what her's was. One of the best lines of the episode was George at the end, after he told his roommates that Callie was the most important part of his life now: "Calliope Iphegenia Torres is my wife," which, you knew, would make Izzie laugh, hearing Callie's middle name for the first time. Izzie had, perhaps, the funniest line of all when she saw Callie's engagement ring: "Tiny diamonds are great because you know no one will ever try to steal it," followed by Cristina laughing. How wonderful to watch Cristina and Burke actually speak to each other for a change. But the person I liked seeing Cristina talk to the most was Ellis, after Ellis regained her memory, albeit briefly. It was not surprising to see Cristina and Ellis bond, especially since we knew it was so hard for Meredith to communicate with her mother. Meredith to Cristina: "She has that effect on people who aren't her daughter." It made perfect sense for Cristina to ask Ellis if it was possible to have both - be a good surgeon and have a life. Ellis: "I didn't try hard enough." We knew that Ellis getting her memory back was temporary, but having her mother back even for a moment was excellent for Meredith's peace of mind. It also gave Ellen Pompeo a chance to showcase her absolute best acting ever on this show, in my opinion. Honestly, if you want proof, watch the episode again tonight at 8 pm/ET, or if it's still in your TiVo, go back and check it out. First, that scene where Meredith said to Ellis: "You wanna know why I'm so unfocused? So ordinary? You want to know what happened to me? You - you happened to me." Phenomenal. But what sealed the deal for me, the scene that made me immediately think "Emmy" was when Meredith walked in at the end and got the worst-case scenario: She realized her mother's Alzheimer's disease had kicked back in. View the scene again and notice the tears welling up in Ellen Pompeo's eyes. No change of expression. Just instant tears. Emmy-worthy. I think even you Meredith non-fans might agree with me. Hmmm? Other highlights: - Bailey complaining to Izzie: "If I hear you mention eight million dollars one more time!" - Bailey acting very motherly to her first patient at the clinic, the teenage girl ( Jasmine DiAngelo) whose mother had died: "Stop having sex!" - Alex, after hearing that George and Callie got married: "She's Callie O'Malley." - The "I want you so badly" looks Alex and Addison gave each other, followed by Callie's comments to Addison. - Addison getting her sexual frustration out at the end by sleeping with McSteamy: "I am actively not thinking about you... right... now." - Meredith congratulating George for marrying Callie and the quick hug between the two of them. - Richard trying to make Ellis feel better by pretending to wish they had stayed together, not mentioning his love for Adele. At least it briefly made Ellis smile. - Watching some of the interns and doctors turn into patients after they breathed in the toxins from the "toxic woman," then later when several of them took 20-second turns going in during the surgery, desperately holding their breath. - The woman waking up and her boyfriend calling her by her first and middle name: Marina Rose. - Callie to George: "You thought our marriage was toxic?" - Izzie referring to George: "He doesn't need us - he's got his Vegas show-wife." - Cristina to Burke at the end: "Don't expect me to suddenly change. I'm a surgeon just like you. And we'll have money - we can hire a wife." Since I've been admitting to being a cry baby lately, let me confess that I bawled my eyes out when Chandra Wilson won her SAG award last Sunday night. People, let me just stress to you all, she was competing against Edie Falco, Kyra Sedgwick, Patricia Arquette and Mariska Hargitay - all of whom are the lead actresses on their shows. Chandra is technically a "supporting" actress... and she won! I was ecstatic. The Grey's cast deservingly getting best drama ensemble? Not a shocker since they were predicted to win. But Chandra winning? A pleasant surprise. We fans all know she kicks ass - now the world knows. show less
I enjoyed reading everyone's predictions last week regarding whether Cristina would say yes to Burke and whether Callie would say yes to George. I loved that we got one answer right away and the other one at the very end — George and Callie had gotten hitched in Las Vegas and Cristina gave Burke a "yes" under one condition: "I'm not wearing a ring." When Cristina put the ring on the counter at the end and told Burke: "I don't do rings," I was thinking she was rejecting his proposal — glad I was wrong.I always like when our favorite interns and doctors relate to their patients, so it was nice that the boyfriend (Matt McTighe) who didn't know his girlfriend (Amanda Collins) had cancer blurted out that he didn’t know her middle name, causing George to ask Callie what her's was. One of the best lines of the episode was George at the end, after he told his roommates that Callie was the most important part of his life now: "Calliope Iphegenia Torres is my wife," which, you ... read more

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