After a long absence,
Grey's Anatomy returned tonight with what could be the last glimpse we have at Seattle Grace for a while...and they did not disappoint. In a change from the norm, Bailey talked us through tonight's episode and from the moment she stated, "God created man and it's been downhill ever since," we knew that it was going to be a night unlike any other.
Derek and Mark started things off by taking what looked like a light-hearted nature walk through the woods. Their travels ended up on a picturesque hilltop, where Derek exclaimed he was going to build his dream house. He wasn't kidding. With the architectural plans already mapped out, Derek blindsided Meredith with the news and her reaction was less than enthusiastic. Perhaps she was as shocked as I was to learn that McDreamy had put any thought into ever moving out of his shiny trailer. Or perhaps she was too preoccupied with her culinary creation for Lexie, to properly process the news. Either way, I was disappointed that she didn't react with at least a little more excitement at the prospect. Especially since it seemed like Meredith was finally starting to come around to the idea of having a more meaningful and committed relationship with Derek. It did seem that way, didn't it? Or maybe it's been so long since the last episode of
Grey's Anatomy that I'm just remembering that wrong!
While this was an intense episode, especially where Bailey was concerned, I did really enjoy how the faith healer, Elizabeth (
Glenne Headly), managed to touch so many lives. Not only did she seemingly heal some of the other patients in the hospital with her positive energy, but she also seemed to be able to read people. In a very revealing moment, she suggested that Karev had "a darkness" in his throat---alleging that something had happened to him in the past that was so hurtful, he couldn't speak of it now. She then went on to suggest that he hurts others now just to spread the pain around, further noting that he was "a sweet boy, but you're not a good man." Those were some strong accusations, but knowing the little bit that we do about Karev's family history, she seemed to be right on target. In the end though, I do think Alex tried to redeem himself when he chose to bring Izzie to Elizabeth's side. It was nice to see him not only grant Elizabeth's wish (to have someone explain to her the process of her pending surgery), but it was also an endearing moment when Alex told Izzie, "Yang's got nothing on you." This came on the heels of the heart to heart they shared earlier, when Izzie admitted that she wished she had the kind of faith in herself that Cristina does. There's hope for you yet, Alex!
Of course, the biggest storyline of the night was the accident Miranda's baby suffered at home. I hate to admit it, but for a brief second, I was afraid that Mr. Bailey had somehow engineered the accident with Tuck, in a horrible attempt to get Miranda's attention off of work for once and get her to focus on her family. I know, I know, I feel terrible for having had that thought, especially after seeing how upset both parents were over the accident. Making matters worse, it didn't help that they never seemed to stop blaming one another for the incident. And now, even though Tuck is on the mend, it's hard to say if Bailey's marriage will be too, or not.
One thing that did shock me tonight was the way that George so nonchalantly chatted with Meredith about the Derek/Rose kiss. Would he really be so thoughtless and assume that Meredith already knew about the lip lock? I think not! I would have expected George to fish around the subject with Meredith first, to be sure she already knew, before discussing his opinion on the matter. Then things went from bad to worse when Meredith confronted Derek about the kiss...ultimately leading to their break-up (once again).
Some of the other highlights from tonight, for me, included: Lexie willingly eating Meredith's breakfast, even though she was allergic to eggs and later suffered a nasty reaction; Cristina opting to hold baby Tuck's hand during surgery, rather than take part in it; Callie telling George's mom that she loved being an O'Malley; and Hahn suggesting to Sloan that he is too pretty, but if they didn't work together there might be something more between them.
Well, that's it for now and quite possibly, for the season. Let's keep our fingers crossed though, that the strike will end soon. Until then, I guess we just have to "have a little faith..."
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After a long absence Greys Anatomy returned tonight with what could be the last glimpse we have at Seattle Grace for a whileand they did not disappoint In a change from the norm Bailey talked us through tonights episode and from the moment she stated God created man and its been downhill ever since we knew that it was going to be a night unlike any otherDerek and Mark started things off by taking what looked like a light-hearted nature walk through the woods Their travels ended up on a picturesque hilltop where Derek exclaimed he was going to build his dream house He wasnt kidding With the architectural plans already mapped out Derek blindsided Meredith with the news and her reaction was less than enthusiastic Perhaps she was as shocked as I was to learn that McDreamy had put any thought into ever moving out of his shiny trailer Or perhaps she was too preoccupied with her culinary creation for Lexie to properly process the news Either way I was disap