"It was not a good day," according to Dr. Wyatt (
Amy Madigan), but I'm inclined to disagree. While Meredith may be fooling herself into thinking she can accept that "Derek is with Rose," Derek clearly got a dose of reality when he slept with Rose and found himself only thinking about Meredith. Cleary these two are meant to be together, but I have to admit, the longing and anticipation is driving me crazy! In truth though, the angst also creates some of my favorite moments. When Derek stood in the hospital hallway between Rose and Meredith, and in essence, chose to "spend the night" with Meredith at the hospital rather than go home with Rose, I was melting. That was until Meredith advised him to leave anyway, but Derek did return with a bottle of champagne and a beautiful monologue about celebrating when they "finally get it right." True, he was talking about when they finally succeed at treating a clinical patient, but I think we all know what he really meant. My heart is aflutter.
Mark on the other hand, ran the gamut of emotions. First, he learns that his hospital trysts have finally landed him in hot water with the arrival of the new "date-and-tell" policy. Then he chases down Rose to ask her for her help regarding his reputation and ends up morphing into McNasty, yelling at her and saying, "I hate girls like youreally you're just afraid that once you give it up, he'll lose interest." Such harsh words coming out of such an otherwise sexy mouth, but then I guess this behavior was more in line with the type of things Mark might have said when he first landed at Seattle Grace. Maybe it's just me, but lately he did seem to be a more jovial and light-hearted version of the guy we first came to know. Fortunately, it seems Mark does have a heart, as he looked genuinely melancholic by the end of the night. And major props to Bailey for putting him (and everyone else) in their place, by acknowledging that he is a whore and that they don't need a policy to know better: "Let us all close our knees and get back to our jobsand help people"
George gets funny points for tonight for doing such an awesome job of being the Chief's "made-up" intern. The way he ran around with those policy forms was impressive, despite being deemed the "brown-nosing perv." In a related highlight, it was also funny to see Lexie's reaction to Alex forgetting that they had once slept together. Ouch!
On a different note, seeing Cristina break down tonight was interesting. As soon as she opted to spend the day in the morgue, it was clear she was not handling the news well about Burke's award. In fact, when she stared singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin" song, I wasn't sure where things were going to end up, but I did enjoy the nasty look she gave Lexie when she tried to sing along. Cristina also had a very powerful monologue at the end of tonight's episode, when she explained to the Chief how frustrating it was that Burke's award failed to credit her for all of the help she had given him. In more succinct words she said it best when she admitted, "It's not difficult, it's unbearable and I do not wish him well."
Meanwhile, Izzie had to fight back the urge to break the patient/doctor confidentiality agreement and let Alex know that Ava/Rebecca really isn't with child. Indeed, Alex seemed genuinely jazzed by the idea of Ava moving in with him temporarily at Mer's house and by the end of tonight, he was definitely beefing up his kids' skills. Now I'm eager now to see how this storyline plays out. Just how far does Ava plan to take this lie and when will she finally get caught?
On a sadder note, it was tough watching Mer's clinical patient, Darren (Benny Ciaramello); spend his last living moments at odds with his military boyfriend, Todd (Dave Giuntoli). At the very least, I was glad to see Darren's dad acknowledge Todd at the end and the tender kiss Todd place on Darren's lips was certainly bittersweet.
And last, but not least, it's still not clear where Erica's heart lies. When Callie finally told Erica that Addison had suspected them of engaging in a lesbian relationship, the two seemed to laugh at the ideaonly to have an awkward silence follow. All I can say is, hopefully next week will pick up right where this week left off.
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It was not a good day according to Dr Wyatt Amy Madigan but Im inclined to disagree While Meredith may be fooling herself into thinking she can accept that Derek is with Rose Derek clearly got a dose of reality when he slept with Rose and found himself only thinking about Meredith Cleary these two are meant to be together but I have to admit the longing and anticipation is driving me crazy In truth though the angst also creates some of my favorite moments When Derek stood in the hospital hallway between Rose and Meredith and in essence chose to spend the night with Meredith at the hospital rather than go home with Rose I was melting That was until Meredith advised him to leave anyway but Derek did return with a bottle of champagne and a beautiful monologue about celebrating when they finally get it right True he was talking about when they finally succeed at treating a clinical patient but I think we al