I knew this would be an especially good episode since series creator Shonda Rhimes wrote it. And I've been fond of Shonda ever since the show began, but I've never admitted it. What I have been verbal about is that George is my favorite character and he was at his very best tonight, both as a serious doctor and as his hilarious self. Best moment was George performing open heart surgery all by himself inside the stalled elevator (with the aid of Burke, who was instructing him through the top of the elevator door like the "Who rang that bell?" guy in Wizard of Oz). Burke's complimentary "O'Malley, you just flew solo!" gave me chills. Funniest moment was all of them watching the porno that the patient needed to watch to release endorphins in his brain to help manage his pain, and then George walking out of the room with his lab coat covering his crotch. I laughed so hard I had to rewind that scene. Of course, a close second in the funny department was Cristina talking dirty to the same patient after the power outage. Of course, Bailey had to be the one to catch Cristina doing it. Speaking of Bailey, she certainly "cleaned up good" at the end. Who knew she had a husband of ten years? First Nina on Desperate Housewives, now Bailey all the crabby people are getting laid, thus making them less crabby. And why is Alex acting so weird? Why didn't he at least kiss Izzie on their date and why did he freak out during the elevator surgery? And they're certainly keeping us waiting on the "Will Derek sign the divorce papers?" question. Enough already. At least Meredith poured it all out to him, declaring her love, making his decision even more difficult.
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