Episode Recap: "Physical Attraction...Chemical Reaction" (November 8th, 2007)
"Chemistry. Either you've got it, or you don't." And tonight, Gizzie fizzled! I thought it would bring me happiness to see this pairing finally come to an end, but it left me kind of sad instead. Here were two people who went to great lengths to be together, only to find that the thrill was gone, once the moment of truth came. And in the wake of all that drama, a marriage was destroyed and reputations have been tarnished. The question now is, where do George and Izzie go from here?
On a happier note, the Chief did get a new girlfriend tonight. Okay, so that's not entirely true, but it was funny how Mark suggested that's what Derek had become. I'm loving the chemistry between all three of these guys, who remind me of schoolboys at recess the way they playfully tease and taunt one another. They definitely bring a fun element to the show, that otherwise seems to be lacking this season.
Meanwhile, Cristina still can't catch a break with Dr. Hahn, who purposely removed her name from the surgery board this week. Hmmm, you could almost brand that one karma for Cristina. Remember how Cristina cleared Bailey's name from the surgical board, back during Burke's injured hand days? Still, it was hard to watch Cristina search for a new specialty, when you know the only thing she really wants to do is cardio. Hopefully, she can find a way to win over Dr. Hahn
It was fun to see Callie rocking out in the OR tonight, which then made me wonder---how many other surgeons get their drill on that way? Regardless, it was good to see Callie something other than stressed out and bogged down, the way she has been for the last few weeks. Yeah, I would say things were going pretty well for Callie today, up until she got fired for letting Bailey do her job. It's a shame, too, because I really thought this "day off" for Callie would have helped her clear her head and get back into the swing of things. Though there's no denying that Bailey makes a better Chief Resident. It was also nice to hear the Chief tell Bailey, "What you do and how you do it, makes this hospital work." Something tells me that those tears Bailey cried were out of relief over finally hearing those words, supportive words that Bailey has probably been waiting to hear her husband say.
Proving that there is still some hope that Meredith and Lexie may someday become real friends, the two inadvertently began to bond over an adopted baby. When a random accident claimed the baby's mom, the father was left wondering if he could raise the baby alone, an infant that he felt he hardly knew. It was Meredith who told the dad, in words that were also meant for Lexie, that some people just need a little more time to bond, in order to feel like family.
Speaking of Mer and Lexie...It was an interesting and surprising moment when Alex refused to have further relations with Lexie. My first thought was that he was nipping this one in the bud because he realized he was still too into Rebecca to pursue someone else, but that of course was not the case. Instead, Alex was attempting to end the casual love affair, per Mer's request. Though Alex suggested he really did it because he didn't want to deal with any more women who have issues. He did end up taking Lexie home from the bar though, again, per Mer's request. And it was at Lexie's house that we saw Mr. Grey, drunk and stumbling to his car. This was another moment I had pegged wrong, as I thought he was going to get in his car and have a fatal accident. Though I do think we will be seeing more of Mr. Grey in the near future.
On the Mer/Der side of things, Mer is making progress. At least she's sticking around a little longer after their love sessions. But will that be enough? If what the promo for next week suggests really does turn out to be Derek on a date with another woman, Mer may need to kick it up a notch, or three.
Last, but not least, I have to mention the Mark and Erica situation. I'm not sure how I feel about a potential relationship between these two. Mark does like his women on the sassy side, but Erica seems to think Mark's attraction to her is more about her confidence and her skill, rather than her more personal side. I don't know. These two just don't seem like a good fit to me. What do you think?
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Episode Recap Physical AttractionChemical Reaction November 8th 2007Chemistry Either youve got it or you dont And tonight Gizzie fizzled I thought it would bring me happiness to see this pairing finally come to an end but it left me kind of sad instead Here were two people who went to great lengths to be together only to find that the thrill was gone once the moment of truth came And in the wake of all that drama a marriage was destroyed and reputations have been tarnished The question now is where do George and Izzie go from here On a happier note the Chief did get a new girlfriend tonight Okay so thats not entirely true but it was funny how Mark suggested thats what Derek had become Im loving the chemistry between all three of these guys who remind me of schoolboys at recess the way they playfully tease and taunt one another They definitely bring a fun element to the show that otherwise seems to be lacking this seasonMeanwhile Cris