Episode Recap: "Love/Addiction"
Disbelief. That's how I would describe my reaction (and the look on Izzie's face), during the first five minutes of tonight's episode. George
loves Izzie, that's all there is to it, and now he can't wait to share the news with Callie! It's almost unbelievable. Especially considering the lengths George went to prior to tonight just to avoid Izzie and any related talk about their recent indiscretion. Now it's almost like he can't wait to shout it out to the world! Though I will say it is nice to see George so exuberant and full of life this week. Last week he seemed so frustrated and depressed about repeating his internship that I'm almost willing to forgive Gizzie.
And poor Callie! Just when you think things can't get any worse for her, they do. Not only is the new job still not working out, but now she's also convinced George and Izzie are having an affair. I have to say, I was surprised to see her admit the latter to Mark Sloan of all people, but it seems like he's the go-to guy these days for personal revelations. Even Derek finds himself admitting to Mark that he has "a problem" (referencing, of course, his "addiction" to Meredith). Could it be that we will begin to see Mark evolve into a new, more serious-minded and relationship-oriented man? Might he even be the one that Callie finds herself snuggling up to, should she and George eventually separate? I wonder. Especially if Mark takes the advice from Archie (
Ben Vereen) to heart: "Don't do like I did. Don't be a bachelor your whole life."
On the other end of things, there's Cristina, providing much-needed comic relief tonight. After nearly trading away all of her wedding gifts for the sake of professional gain, Mama Burke (
Diahann Carroll) appears and there's only one person she wants to see: Cristina. Fortunately, Cristina manages to avoid the initial confrontation and a random accident even allows her a legitimate, albeit temporary, escape. "Carnage in the pit, my day's improving!" she crowed. Later, Cristina had me giggling again when she caught Lexie staring at her and Meredith as they tried to have a private conversation: "If you have time to stare, you have time to get me coffee. Now! Move!"
Then there's Bailey, who by far had some of the best moments in tonight's episode. And how good was it to see the
old Bailey we've come to know and love resurface? I nearly cheered for her when she barked at her fumbling interns, "You are interns. You are in charge of nothing!" Then later, when she really let loose on Alex for confronting the drug dealer, I was nearly standing and clapping! "You got in the face of a drug dealer [smack, smack]? I taught you better than that[smack, smack]!" Then Bailey proceeded to thank Alex for allowing her to release all of her built-up frustrations on him. Me, I'd like to thank Shonda for bringing back the old Bailey!
Meanwhile, back at Mer/Der camp, the two of them have agreed to just sex and mockery, no sleep-overs and apparently no lunch dates either. While it's painfully obvious that Derek wants a relationship, it's equally obvious that Meredith is not on board for anything more than "S & M." And, as if their own issues weren't creating enough angst in the relationship arena, Mama Burke was able to further shake things up by adding her two cents to things. First, she chastised Meredith for her "It's so over" speech at Burke's wedding, and then did her best to raise doubts in Derek's mind about his current situation: "Do you know when to walk away? Do you know when to not take less than you deserve?"
By the end of the night, Cristina finally puts in some face-time with Jane Burke, too, and at last we learn the reason for her visit. Mama has come to retrieve the necklace she lended to Cristina for the wedding and to request a key to the apartment, so she can collect Preston's things. Before leaving, Mama does impart these words to Cristina: "I'm sorry you lost the man you love, but more than that, I'm sorry you lost your teacher. With him by your side, you could have become a brilliant heart surgeon." As hard as it probably was for Cristina to hear those words, it was probably important that she did. Maybe now she can really begin the process of letting go of Burke.
And, once again, the fate of Gizzie is up in the air ... honestly, I just can't see it ending. What do you think?
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Episode Recap LoveAddictionDisbelief Thats how I would describe my reaction and the look on Izzies face during the first five minutes of tonights episode George loves Izzie thats all there is to it and now he cant wait to share the news with Callie Its almost unbelievable Especially considering the lengths George went to prior to tonight just to avoid Izzie and any related talk about their recent indiscretion Now its almost like he cant wait to shout it out to the world Though I will say it is nice to see George so exuberant and full of life this week Last week he seemed so frustrated and depressed about repeating his internship that Im almost willing to forgive Gizzie AlmostAnd poor Callie Just when you think things cant get any worse for her they do Not only is the new job still not working out but now shes also convinced George and Izzie are having an affair I have to say I was surprised to see her admit the latter to Mark Sloan of all people