This week on Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Hunt returned as head of trauma at Seattle Grace and not everyone welcomed him with open arms. Callie and Erica hit a bumpy patch when one of them became a little too emotionally involved in their new relationship, and the Chief pushed Bailey's medical abilities to the limit.
While it was great to see Dr. Hunt return as a possible love interest for Cristina, it was clear pretty early on he was not going to be a hospital favorite among most of the staff. His "in the field' mentality for handling cases made him an easy target for criticism among some of the doctors, including Derek who at one point referred to him as the "Rambo" who was "out of control." Izzie also proved to be a non-fan when she refused to take part in Hunt's "live tissue" experiment, which turned out to be code for saving sedated pigs that had been (purposely) sliced open. In his defense, Hunt tried to get Izzie to see that some advancements in medical history may not have been possible if it had not been for work involving animal tests and experiments. But Izzie remained firm in her beliefs that the modern medicinal world no longer needed to use animals as lab experiments. She then ended her powerful rebuttal by saying, "Don't tell me I'm less of a doctor for walking away."
Much of this episode also revolved around new couples trying to determine what their relationship boundaries were supposed to be. For starters, a whole new emotional side of Erica popped-up when she tearfully confessed to Callie that being with her was "like needing glasses," which turned out to be a metaphor meaning she now realizes what she was missing in relationships before. Then to further confirm how she felt she joyfully told Callie, "I am so gay!" Unfortunately, Erica's frankness scared Callie all the way to work and into the ever-loving arms of Mark, who was more than happy to help Callie work through her reaction to this news. What Callie discovered was that she enjoys sleeping with men just as much as she enjoyed being with Erica, which was a point of confusion for her. That was until Mark made her realize that by being with him she was actually cheating on Erica and that was something she definitely didn't want to do. In the end, Callie told Erica everything and for now, it looks like these two are back on track.
In other relationship news there's Alex and Izzie. Alex started this episode off by reverting to the jerk version of himself when he asked Izzie, "so are we screwing other people or not?" Izzie misinterpreted his point-blank approach and assumed this meant he was already bored with their sex life. Later, Izzie figured it out and realized Alex really didn't want them to see other people, he just didn't know how to tell her how he really felt. However, he did manage to drum up these magical words when admitting to Izzie he is romantically challenged, "I'm not good at this... talking about relationships or stupid feelings." Fortunately, Izzie has offered to help him out and now I'm pretty sure they're going "steady."
On a more serious note, Bailey was really forced to step up to the plate this week when the Chief challenged her to be more like him. Her first test was to try and save a ten-year-old girl with an inoperable tumor. Fortunately Meredith, who was a part of the team assigned to this case, was able formulate a plan inspired by the doll known as "Anatomy Jane." The risky procedure called for the removal of six of the young girl's organs to clear out her tumor. The surgery was a success and Bailey proved that she could hold her own in the OR, which was especially impressive given Erica's extremely bad attitude throughout the whole process.
Other notable moments include Lexie making George mac 'n' cheese as a peace offering; Owen opening-up and revealing his difficult past to Cristina; Callie asking a beaming Mark if he'd like to go out and have a drink-as friends; and Meredith and Derek uncovering more of her mother's diaries.
I have to admit, I didn't enjoy this week's episode as much as I did some of the previous ones from this season. While I like the idea of Cristina gaining a love interest, I'm not really into Dr. Hunt's medical style. Let me know your thoughts and in the mean time, here's some random trivia for the week: Grey's Anatomy gets a shout-out on Track 5 of a new album called "The Block." Enjoy!
This week on Grey's Anatomy
, Dr. Hunt returned as head of trauma at Seattle Grace and not everyone welcomed him with open arms. Callie and Erica hit a bumpy patch when one of them became a little too emotionally involved in their new relationship, and the Chief pushed Bailey's medical abilities to the limit.
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