Episode Recap: "The Heart of the Matter"
"I forgive you." Did I hear that right? Callie, calmly telling George that he made a mistake by sleeping with Izzie, but that she was willing to forgive him because of their wedding vows? Thank god she changed her mind by the end of the episode, because I'm not sure I could have forgiven Callie for letting Gizzie off the hook so easily! Not after everything we've been through in this whole messy love triangle! Though something tells me we won't have anything resembling closure here for quite some time.
And while I secretly knew that Callie wasn't really planning on a lunchtime brawl, it was fun watching Izzie prepare for the possibility of one. I think it was the trash-talking that I enjoyed the most, especially when Izzie quipped, "I'm just saying, I learned to fight in a trailer park. Where'd Callie learn to fight? Boarding school?" Oh, Izzie, I may not like the idea of you and George being together, but I do admire your passion to fight for him.
Things weren't going much better for the Chief tonight, either. Adele finally reappeared, but not under the best of circumstances. Unfortunately, their niece, Camille (
Camille Winbush), had a cancer relapse - and rather than seek treatment, all the young girl wanted to do was go home and enjoy what little time she had left with her friends and family. After hearing Camille describe the painful side effects of previous treatments, it wasn't hard to understand where she was coming from. Adele, on the other hand, didn't feel there was an option in this situation - she only wanted her niece to live. And so, it was up to Richard to convince Camille to change her mind and continue her fight against the disease. His approach was tender: "I know for a fact the world, my world, is a better place with you in it." But when Camille asked him to listen to her not as a doctor, but as her loving uncle, it was plain to see that he understood the best thing he could do for her now was to let her go. Needless to say, Adele was not pleased, and things just got a little rockier between her and the Chief.
Tonight was also a rough night for the interns. First, there was Norman telling the wrong patient they were going to die, and then there was Lexie, who got the shaft from Cristina every time the opportunity presented itself. Derek did manage to swoop in and defend Lexie more than a few times by calling Cristina out and putting her in her place. In fact, if I didn't know any better, I would say that Lexie and Derek would make a good couple. But I'm going to immediately deny saying that, because I was so moved by what Derek said to Meredith tonight when he canceled their weekend plans together: "I want to marry you. I want to have kids with you...I don't want 48 hours, I want a lifetime." That just made me melt. Especially when he told her he was willing to wait for her. Or, at least until someone else came along. Yikes.
And while Callie almost managed to lose her job tonight by yelling at a patient's boyfriend, you know it probably did her some good to get all of that anger out that she had been bottling up for so long. I only hope things improve for her soon, both on the home front and at work, because she sure has had a lot to deal with lately.
What did you think of tonight's episode? Did Callie react the right way to the Gizzie situation? Do Meredith and Derek stand a chance? Leave your comments here!
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Episode Recap The Heart of the MatterI forgive you Did I hear that right Callie calmly telling George that he made a mistake by sleeping with Izzie but that she was willing to forgive him because of their wedding vows Thank god she changed her mind by the end of the episode because Im not sure I could have forgiven Callie for letting Gizzie off the hook so easily Not after everything weve been through in this whole messy love triangle Though something tells me we wont have anything resembling closure here for quite some timeAnd while I secretly knew that Callie wasnt really planning on a lunchtime brawl it was fun watching Izzie prepare for the possibility of one I think it was the trash-talking that I enjoyed the most especially when Izzie quipped Im just saying I learned to fight in a trailer park Whered Callie learn to fight Boarding school Oh Izzie I may not like the idea of you and George being together but I do admire your passion to fight for