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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "The Other Side of This Life"

Season 3, Episode 23
Episode Synopsis: Conclusion. In Los Angeles, Addison deals with a difficult delivery after hearing bad news about her own fertility. She's also reminded that there's “an empty office” at the Oceanside Wellness Center. In Seattle, Derek performs emergency surgery on Ava as Alex lends emotional support; doctors find the cause of Susan Grey's hiccups; and Burke and George ask Bailey for marital advice. Susan Grey: Mare Winningham. Pete: Tim Daly. Violet: Amy Brenneman. Jane Burke: Diahann Carroll.
Original Air Date: May 3, 2007
Guest Cast Chris Lowell: Dell D.W. Moffett: Allan Amy Brenneman: Violet Gary Hershberger: Doug Stephanie Niznik: Carol Elizabeth Reaser: Ava Merrin Dungey: Naomi Raphael Sbarge: Lisa's Husband Tim Daly: Pete Taye Diggs: Sam Cameron Watson: Rick Paul Adelstein: Cooper Becky Wahlstrom: Lisa Mary Joy: Tillie
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May 10, 2007: Testing 1-2-3 Season 3, Episode 23

How many of you were sitting there waiting for somebody to ask Addison how L.A. was? Almost the entire hour went by and Sloan finally asked her: "How was L.A.?" Addison replied with, "L.A. was different." And different would be the perfect way to describe the opinions expressed in the comments section last week. I thank you for your honesty, but most importantly, for respecting the opinions of others (including mine). Hey, different strokes for different folks, right? Now, onto this episode... Wow. For those of you who were like me and felt really bad for Meredith after her father Thatcher slapped her last week, how about this time? I'm going to sound like a broken record, but sometimes the best acting is reacting. The way Ellen Pompeo reacted as Meredith while Thatcher yelled at her, blaming her for Susan's death, was acting at its best. I just wanted to hug her. Just like the Chief did toward the end. I love their relationship. Meredith: "Just because you slept with my mother, it doesn't make you my father." I was so glad he made it so she could retake the test. That was a great example of good friends caring about another friend when they were all so concerned about Meredith not passing their make-it-or-break-it medical exam. So typical for George to be the leader of the concerned ones. No matter how intense he gets with Izzie, we all know that Meredith is the one he pines for the most, and those feelings will never go away. As for Izzie and George, I'm liking that Callie is getting overly suspicious, but I still hope that she never has to see them together. It's obvious George wants to move on: "I'm a married man." Hopefully Izzie's lie to George that their night together "didn't mean anything" makes George decide to stay and not take the job at Mercy West (not to mention that Bailey chastised him for even considering leaving). Yes, Izzie cried alone in the closet. I want her to take Melissa Manchester's advice not to cry out loud and to keep it inside. No such luck at the end, with Izzie getting way too emotional about Cristina's wedding vows. I loved Meredith: "You're talking about Denny, right?" It was nice to see James Pickens Jr. featured so much, and not just through "who's going to replace you as Chief?" scenes. When Adele ( Loretta Devine) was shown in the previews last week lying on the ground, I certainly didn't expect the 52-year-old to be pregnant... with someone else's child. The "barren" Addison was definitely a pregnant lady magnet: "I'm being stalked by pregnant women!" Interesting how Callie shared that now might be the right time for her own baby. Not so fast, Callie. My favorite Derek moment was when he told Meredith that he brought a black suit "just in case" she wanted him to attend Susan's funeral with her. My least favorite Derek moment was the chick at the bar ( Chyler Leigh) flirting with him, but it quickly turned into a good moment when he rejected her flirtation. At least for now. That bachelor party was pretty lame, but Addison was the highlight: "I am not stripping." Derek: "We've seen it already." Sloan: "True." Burke: " I haven't." Sloan's best moment was asking if he and Addison could be "friends with benefits." Did you notice that Elizabeth Reaser is now looking like Elizabeth Reaser? No more prosthetic makeup. Perfect timing since Jane Doe/Ava secretly regained her memory but didn't want Alex to know... until now. Her real name is Rebecca Pope and she left her husband, getting on that fateful ferry "to see the sights." Alex, there's your cue to sweep her off her feet. Rebecca Karev - sounds lovely. The casting people for Grey's must be fans of the newly renewed Friday Night Lights. Two of the four injured mountain climbers ( Kevin Rankin and Derek Phillips) and the woman who played Serena, the birth mother for Joe and Walter's possible future twins ( Aasha Davis) were FNL first-season costars. (I say "possible" since Serena passed out right after Adele did - what was with all of the falling pregnant women?) Speaking of Joe ( Steven W. Bailey), how rare to see him involved in an actual plot, rather than just serving everyone drinks at the bar. And I keep expecting Walter to turn into a mean guy, only because I'm used to seeing Jack Yang play one of James' thugs on Nip/Tuck. Back to the mountain climbers: the third one was played by Brian Tee; the fourth one was wheeled in at the end with an ax in his head. Ouch. Did the other three leave him behind because one of them axed him (and I don't mean a question)? We shall see... Next week is the slightly extended season finale - Cristina and Burke's wedding. If you record it, be sure to add an extra 15 minutes just to be safe. (My TiVo says it is an hour and fifteen minutes, and it is followed by a 45-minute Lost: The Answers special.) Oh... if you skipped the previews for next Thursday, you won't "get" this, but let me just say: Whoopi Goldberg eyebrows! Can't wait. Find video from Grey's Anatomy in our Online Video Guide. show less
How many of you were sitting there waiting for somebody to ask Addison how L.A. was? Almost the entire hour went by and Sloan finally asked her: "How was L.A.?" Addison replied with, "L.A. was different." And different would be the perfect way to describe the opinions expressed in the comments section last week. I thank you for your honesty, but most importantly, for respecting the opinions of others (including mine). Hey, different strokes for different folks, right? Now, onto this episode...Wow. For those of you who were like me and felt really bad for Meredith after her father Thatcher slapped her last week, how about this time? I'm going to sound like a broken record, but sometimes the best acting is reacting. The way Ellen Pompeo reacted as Meredith while Thatcher yelled at her, blaming her for Susan's death, was acting at its best. I just wanted to hug her. Just like the Chief did toward the end. I love their relationship. Meredith: "Just because you slept with my mother, it d... read more

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