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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Testing 1-2-3"

Season 3, Episode 24
Episode Synopsis: On the day before Burke and Cristina's wedding and the day of Susan Grey's funeral, the attendings treat injured mountain climbers while the interns take their first-year exams. Meanwhile, Cristina struggles to write her vows; George learns he has been accepted at another hospital; Adele (Loretta Devine) shows up at the hospital unexpectedly, as do Joe (Steven W. Bailey) and his partner, Walter (Jack Yang); and Ava (Elizabeth Reaser) regains her memory. This isn't good news.
Original Air Date: May 10, 2007
Guest Cast Elizabeth Reaser: Ava/Jane Doe Derek Phillips: Climber Aasha Davis: Serena Kevin Rankin: Climber Jack Yang: Walter Brian Tee: Climber
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Aired: 5/10/2007
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May 17, 2007: Didn't We Almost Have It All Season 3, Episode 24

I can't decide what I was most surprised about since I thought there were multiple shockers in this season's finale episode. So I will make a list of things that I did not see coming: - I did not expect Burke to call off the wedding. If anyone was going to put a stop to it, I thought it would've been Cristina. Apparently, Burke could tell Cristina just wasn't ready. - I did not expect George to be the only intern that didn't pass the exam. Alex would've been more predictable. - I did not expect Callie to be named new chief resident over Bailey. - I did not expect Izzie to (gag me) profess her undying love to George with hopes that he would reciprocate the feelings (once again, gag me). While I'm on the subject of shockers, let me also list things that were more predictable and not shocking: - I was not surprised that Rebecca's husband Jeff finally showed up, and she wanted Alex to give her a reason to not return to her hubby. I was pleased that Jeff was played by Jason London, since I've always been a fan of those talented London twins. - I was not surprised that Alex first encouraged Rebecca to go back to Jeff: "He's a decent guy - I think you should stick with the decent guy." But I didn't think Addison was going to make him change his mind and regret letting Rebecca get away (with "you suck!" and "she'll always be Ava to you"). - I was not surprised that Adele's baby ended up being the Chief's. That was just more me being a romantic at heart and wishful thinker than something that was expected. Did I cry during that scene with Adele telling Richard he was the father after she lost the baby? You betcha. I had to pause my TiVo, walk to the bathroom and get a tissue. Bawled. My. Eyes. Out. Loretta Devine, you deserve an Emmy nomination for that scene alone. You were simply your last name! - I was not surprised (thanks to Scoop Brady, aka Michael Ausiello) that Chyler Leigh indeed was playing Lexie Grey (she was wearing black last week, so she was coming from her mother's funeral when Derek flirted with her at the bar). How typical for George to be the one to meet her as one of the new interns (he and Derek have always had similar taste in women). - I was not surprised that the fourth mountain climber's ax-in-head injury was done on purpose (ouch), but why was his friend Andy putting him "out of his misery"? - I was not surprised that the Chief didn't name Sloan or Burke or the "39 and alone" Addison as his replacement as chief of surgery, but what a perfect opening narration for Kate Walsh's sequel by James Pickens Jr.: "If you need a job to give you a life, you either need a new job or a new life." Or your own show, Wednesdays at 9pm/ET this fall on ABC. Maybe they can use that as a voiceover like Debbie Allen in the Fame opening: "You want dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs!" - I liked that the Chief offered his position to Derek, and Derek said, "I'm not the best man for the job. You're the best man for the job. Go on. Be the best man." Oh, my. I'm a list-a-holic... I'm on a roll and can't stop! Here are my favorite moments: - Burke practicing his wedding vows during surgery in front of a room full of approving women, including Izzie and then Addison's reaction: "Dump Yang and marry me!" - I was glad Derek told Meredith he was "in this" but gave Meredith the ultimatum: "Please end this if you don't see a future with us. Put me out of my misery." - Loved when Callie told Izzie: "I was named chief resident" and that she and George decided to have a baby. I was waiting for Callie to add: "So there, bitch." Earlier, I enjoyed when Callie told George about her yearnings of "housing a human for nine months" and that George replied with: "There's a guy with an ax in his head" and walked out. - Looks as though Joe and Walter will get their new twins from the birth mother Serena. - Meredith's best line was when she morphed into Cristina, as though the tables were turned: "Stop whining! This is your wedding day. You will go down that aisle and you will get married. If I have to kick your ass every step of the way to get you there, you will walk down the aisle, you will get married. You hear me, Cristina? We need this. We need you to get your happy ending." Cristina: "OK, I'm ready." Too bad Meredith's valiant efforts were for naught. - That scene between Bailey and George when she apologized to him that he failed the test: "Did I fail you?" George: "No. I failed you." Bailey grabbing George's arm made me cry again. - Can we say "Emmy moment" with Sandra Oh's final scene when Cristina realized Burke had moved out? "I'm free! Take this off," as she tearfully removed the Burke family heirloom choker and her tight wedding dress. And here's my short list of complaints: - Can you imagine how hilarious the visual would have been with Cristina walking in without eyebrows had it not been shown in last week's previews and all the promos? Yes, it was funny when we first saw it, but think of how much funnier it would've been if they hadn't given us a sneak peek? - More Diahann Carroll, please. Don't waste a TV legend by giving her only a few quick scenes. So what did you think? Find video from Grey's Anatomy in our Online Video Guide. show less
I can't decide what I was most surprised about since I thought there were multiple shockers in this season's finale episode. So I will make a list of things that I did not see coming:— I did not expect Burke to call off the wedding. If anyone was going to put a stop to it, I thought it would've been Cristina. Apparently, Burke could tell Cristina just wasn't ready.— I did not expect George to be the only intern that didn't pass the exam. Alex would've been more predictable.— I did not expect Callie to be named new chief resident over Bailey.— I did not expect Izzie to (gag me) profess her undying love to George with hopes that he would reciprocate the feelings (once again, gag me).While I'm on the subject of shockers, let me also list things that were more predictable and not shocking:— I was not surprised that Rebecca's husband Jeff finally showed up, and she wanted Alex to give her a reason to not return to her hubby. I was pleased that Jeff was played by ... read more

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