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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Perfect Little Accident"

Season 6, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: Tensions mount between Derek and Richard (and the staff is on edge) when a famous surgeon with a tie to one of the doctors is rushed to the hospital and requests an unorthodox procedure. Meanwhile, Callie and Arizona try to help Teddy and Sloan get over past disappointments.
Original Air Date: Mar 4, 2010
Guest Cast Chelcie Ross: Harper Avery Leven Rambin: Sloan
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Grey's Anatomy Episode Recap: "Push" Season 6, Episode 16

In this episode of Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Hunt and Dr. Webber both vie for a risky operation on a patient with a tumor the size of a football. Their dueling philosophies are put to the test before they eventually realize a partnership is best. Meanwhile, Bailey prepares for a romantic evening at Ben's house, Mark deals with his loneliness by asking out Teddy and Callie learns some disheartening news about Arizona.

Grey's is more consistently putting its relationships ahead of its medicine, and as such, I think this episode suffered from it. In any case, it seems the most logical way to break things down, so here goes.

Mark and Teddy
After a pep talk from Callie, Mark decides to ask out Teddy. Mark suggests a romantic dinner, which Teddy, after having been somewhat insulted by a weird breast implant exchange, refuses. Arizona tells Teddy a romp with Mark is what she needs, so she then says drinks at Joe's would work. Mark, now serious and not just looking for sex, then turns her down. Ultimately, Mark saves Teddy's patient whose heart has moved after he lost a lung. Along the way Teddy learns from his patient's girlfriend not to be such a beyotch, so she takes Mark up on his fancy Italian dinner. But he wants to take it slow: Lunch in broad daylight it is. (Boy, what a roller coaster.)

Alex and Lexie
Not much to say about them, except that they played like a mini subplot in the greater Mark-Teddy angle. Karev spends the entire episode expecting Mark to murder him with a scalpel or needle. Alas, Mark is cool. Lexie, however, is reduced to a blubbering mess when she realizes Mark is moving on with the take-it-slow approach with Teddy.

Callie and Arizona
When not trying to play matchmaker, Callie spends most of her time in the lab trying to manufacture synthetic cartilage. Arizona, meanwhile, treats a young patient who is suffering severe pain with no real cause. The parents argue intensely about who is to blame for their son's pain, but ultimately Arizona realize it is a cyst that nobody could have predicted, and something as simple as a hug caused the pain. When Callie finally gets her cartilage formula to work, she is ecstatic and reflects on how much she's matured. She mentions settling down with a family and big house, but Arizona draws a major line at kids. She doesn't, like her patient's parents, want to lose sleep at night worrying about hugging her kids too tight. The revelation clearly takes the wind out of Callie's sails.

Bailey and Ben
Again because of Callie's interference, Bailey is a ball of nerves going into her dinner at Ben's house because she is afraid it's the "sex date." After way too many uncomfortable "surgical field" metaphors and Bailey's teenaged request for Callie to steal Bailey condoms from the clinic, she finally ends up at Ben's, where she launches into her weekly monologue. What's this? Ben stops her, and tells her he doesn't need a lecture. He's not afraid of her like her residents, and he wants to have a conversation. Bailey says she's only had sex with her husband, and therefore doesn't take the act lightly. Neither does Ben, who agrees sex on the third date is trashy. He says somewhere between dates eight and 12 should be appropriate. But date three is appropriate for lots of kissing! (Wonder if it was weird for Chandra Wilson to direct herself in that scene?)

Hunt and Webber
Ok, so they're not really a couple, but they bickered like one. Hunt prefers to go in blind and improvise in an effort to remove the tumor. Webber wants to analyze the scan and go in through the chest in a riskier but more Harper Avery Award-winning way. Cristina volunteers to be on Webber's team, since we know she's award hungry, but she's actually spying for Hunt. Webber finds out and makes her a double agent. After all that back and forth, though, Derek approves Hunt for the surgery because his plans makes the most sense. Cue Webber's tantrum, during which he tells Derek he has no vision, and that his job is to manage surgeons, not support the ones who operate the way he would.

Ultimately, things go awry in the OR, and Hunt calls in Weber to assist. Hunt's procedure has left him out of options, so Webber suggests removing the liver and both working on the tumor separately. The plan works, giving the patient who was all but resigned to die a chance to see her daughter's wedding. Ultimately, teamwork wins out. Everybody: Hold hands!

Overall, I didn't love the episode. I like Mark's new outlook, though I am not sure he's really come into over a few short episodes. I am even less sure about the possibility of him and Teddy as an item. The Hunt jealousy over Teddy is kind of interesting, though. Also, if every episode from now on is about Harper Avery Awards: zzzzzz. And I think Webber is still out of line with Derek, whom Webber owed at least a slight apology that didn't come.

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In this episode of Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Hunt and Dr. Webber both vie for a risky operation on a patient with a tumor the size of a football. Their dueling philosophies are put to the test before they eventually realize a partnership is best. Meanwhile, Bailey prepares for a romantic evening at Ben's house, Mark deals with his loneliness by asking out Teddy and Callie learns some disheartening news about Arizona.

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