"Fairytales don't come true," Meredith uttered as she stood in the very same spot we last saw her in Season 4, in the midst of her house of candles. Suddenly, we were reminded of all the things we feared might happen when Derek left her that night to end things with Rose. Could things already be coming to a crashing halt?
If you only caught the first few minutes of this episode, you might have thought the fairytale ended with a fatal car crash involving Derek. Thankfully, that scene wasn't real as we learned that Meredith was being plagued by those haunting images in a recurring dream. But creator Shonda Rhimes wasn't done playing with us yet. Rose later surfaced to deliver the news that she was carrying Derek's baby! Again, another ruse, but I have to admit I enjoyed the way the writer's turned the tables on us and acknowledged the obvious obstacles they could have thrown at Meredith and Derek, yet they did not. Instead, it looks like these two are in for a much bumpier ride---the reality of moving in together.
It would also appear that sassy Cristina is back with a vengeance! Really, how many times did she call her interns stupid this week, because I lost count. It was also great to see
Kevin McKidd show up and rock her world with his medical brilliance and his confident (dare we say, cocky?) ways. These two appear to be a match-made in heaven, yet I wonder if their equally commanding personalities will ultimately cause them to clash and fizzle. At any rate I'm enjoying their chemistry now.
And how great was it to see
Bernadette Peters as Sarabeth, the woman whose husband was cheating on her with her friend, Anna (
Kathy Baker)? Truly, this story line had me shaking my head as Sarabeth and her two friends, along with their spouses, found themselves tangled up in medical trauma and personal drama when their two separate limos crashed on an icy night. Betty (
Mariette Hartley) sustained a brain injury causing her memory to reset every 30 seconds, which meant she would probably never fully realize that her husband was the only one of the six to not survive. Phil (
Cliff DeYoung), who probably had no idea that his wife was cheating on him with Sarabeth's husband, not only survived, but was the guinea pig of Callie's experimental procedure tonight, which made it possible for him to walk again. Then there was Michael (
John Getz), the cheating husband who would never be able to talk again, yet he was still able to deliver beautiful words in a letter to his wife, asking for forgiveness (which was thoughtfully read by Lexie). Ultimately, it looks like Sarabeth forgave both her husband and Anna for the indiscretion, but for now, it looks like Phil's still in the dark.
Meanwhile, the Chief was on a mission to prove that Seattle Grace should not have fallen to number 12 on the list of best teaching hospitals. What I want to know is what happened to the guy at the end of last season that seemed to be turning his attention more toward family, as he attempted to reconcile with his wife? If this is any indication of what the future looks like for Dr. Webber, the workaholic, then Adele might just start packing her bags again.
On to Lexie, who continues to grow on me with every episode. How sweet was she when she quietly mouthed the words, "I adore you, by the way," as George left the locker room? It was also fun to watch Mark give her a hard time when he realized Lexie was lusting after George. Though I found myself thinking Lexie and Mark might make a more interesting couple. Is it just me, or do these two seem to have more chemistry and sexual tension together than Lexie and George? I'm only asking because I really don't want to see another ill-fated Gizzie (in this case, Glexie?) story line.
As for Alex, he continues to be a puzzle. He started off being a "good man," but reverted to the jerk version of himself by the end of this episode and all because he was miffed that Izzie let it be known that he cried. Come on Alex, I really want you and Izzie to kiss and make up (for good).
Okay, I know there is a lot more to say about tonight's episode, but I really want to hear what all of you out there thought. I think things are off to a great start, but like I mentioned before, I really want to see Mark and Lexie together instead of Lexie and George. And what about Callie and Erica? It sounds like these two are both "virgins" when it comes to kissing girls, yet Callie made it clear that she doesn't like to experiment. So, what do you think is on the horizon for these two?
Oh, and by the way, is it too soon to suggest an Emmy for Bernadette Peters' amazing performance this week? And I'm not just saying that because
The Jerk, also starring Peters, happens to be one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Fairytales dont come true Meredith uttered as she stood in the very same spot we last saw her in Season 4 in the midst of her house of candles Suddenly we were reminded of all the things we feared might happen when Derek left her that night to end things with Rose Could things already be coming to a crashing halt If you only caught the first few minutes of this episode you might have thought the fairytale ended with a fatal car crash involving Derek Thankfully that scene wasnt real as we learned that Meredith was being plagued by those haunting images in a recurring dream But creator Shonda Rhimes wasnt done playing with us yet Rose later surfaced to deliver the news that she was carrying Dereks baby Again another ruse but I have to admit I enjoyed the way the writers turned the tables on us and acknowledged the obvious obstacles they could have thrown at Meredith and Derek yet they did not Instead it looks like these two