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GREY’S ANATOMY Redux: Crash Into Me

November 23, 2007 by  

Grey’s Anatomy

So I have only 10 minutes to writer up my thoughts on last night’s GREY’S ANATOMY.  See I have to do that day after Thanksgiving shopping thing today and I have less than an hour to write this up, take a shower and get to my parents house to meet up with my sister and my dad.  Do you care?  No. You just want to read about GREY’S ANATOMY.  I get it.  Here’s my incoherent blabber on last night’s episode.  Enjoy.

Let me be the first to say ‘Welcome Back Grey’s Anatomy’. Please tell me you all caught last night’s episode? I thought it fanfabutastic!!! It reminded me of Grey’s Anatomy of yore. It focused on some fantastic patients, the doctors actually got to practice medicine (rather than just having sex), and the personal drama was grounded in something real rather than just the soap opera-esque plots we are so often given.

Unlike last season’s ferry crash “event”, last night’s ambulance crash evoked real emotion as the two EMTs fought for their lives. I mean, Stan asking his best friend Ray to talk to him to keep him alive until his wife got there – ugh, just ugh. I was bawling like a baby. Meredith climbing in over Stan’s dead body to try to help Ray was a little much (why couldn’t she just go in the other window), but I bought it because I was so caught up in the emotion of the situation. And wasn’t it nice to see Meredith focus on the patients for once and not make it all about herself? Well yeah, that’s what I was thinking too until of course she found a way to make it all about her by telling the Chief the prominent role SHE would play in the retelling of this story. Oh Meredith. I try to love you but you make it so difficult.

The other patients were just as interesting tonight. It was great to see QUEER AS FOLK star Gale Harold back on TV, even if he was a white supremacist paramedic. Yup, with a full on swastika tat to prove it and all. After refusing to be treated by Bailey because he wanted a male doctor, things came to light when he also refused to be treated by Richard. Bailey, being awesome, summoned Yang to attend to the guy. Hey white supremacist, how about you have an Asian woman treat you. I was kind of hoping that she would find out that Christina was raised Jewish, but no such luck. Bailey put her marriage on the line to prove to herself that she was strong enough to do the surgery herself. But sadly, after the WGA strike, I think we are all going to see the implications of Bailey’s decision to put the hospital before her family. This is not a male or a female thing, but there is no way you can be a good parent and husband/wife if you are only home between midnight and 6am. I think Bailey needs to figure out a better balance and fast!

A quick shout out to Seth Green for being pretty awesome in his role last night. Just another guy hitting on a Grey girl…get in line my friend. Sadly, the writer’s told us just enough about his medical issue that you knew his artery was going to gruesomely explode at the end. I actually watch his entire last scene with Lexie with my hands over my eyes just waiting for it. I can’t imagine he’ll survive, but it would be nice to see Seth around the hospital more – they need the funny.

Oh and I’ve decided that I’m pissed at the GREY’S writers for squandering what could have been an amazing storyline with Alex and Ava by making Ava this needy little puppet and showing that no even love can change Alex.  I really thought Ava was going to be the one to help show the world (and Alex) that underneath all that bluster and inappropriate sex that he’s really this incredible guy.  Boo. I was once rooting for this couple, now I just want her to go back to her husband and her baby.  She’s been ruined.

So that was me babbling.  I gotta run or I’m in big trouble.  PLEASE talk to me about what you thought.  I hate shopping and reading your comments on my cell phone will delight me to no end!!


6 Responses to “GREY’S ANATOMY Redux: Crash Into Me”

  1. JennyL on November 23rd, 2007 11:20 am

    I agree – it was a great episode. I too watched the final scene with my hand over my eyes – it was pretty obvious there was going to be a gross artery explosion! It always frustrates me though when other doctors have to tell Meredith what to do…like Callie yelling at Meredith right after the crash, and Chief forcing her to go find Stan’s wife….she’s supposed to be a resident now, and know this stuff! Interesting to see what will happen with Derek’s surgery – with that computer thing not working. And poor Lexi. I had actually forgotten about Ava and Alex. I really like Lexi, and even though you knew that her and Alex wouldn’t last, I was still kind of rooting for it. And I agree – Ava’s character last night was super annoying – and then telling Lexi that she wasn’t supposed to be in the surgery viewing room!? She could have really screwed Alex. Guess we’ll see the consequence of that next episode.

    Have fun shopping!! 🙂

  2. HarleyQuinn on November 23rd, 2007 11:56 am

    Well, this was my first ever episode of Grey’s (look at what the writer’s strike is doing to me, what with no office to watch)

    But I have to say, from a show I judged pretty harshly for having never seen it, I really enjoyed last night’s episode. I was definately crying when Ray was talking to Stan till his wife got there.

    Bailey already rocks my world. And seeing seth green in there was awesome (huge buffy and robot chicken fan).

    So I might actually have to start watching this show!

  3. christy on November 23rd, 2007 1:10 pm

    I also watched the end of the episode with my eyes half covered..just waiting for that artery to blow.
    I am glad Lexi figured out who Alex really is…didnt he tell her it would only be sex from the very beginning? Honestly, what did she expect?

    I am not really that thrilled with the start of this Rose and McDreamy story line, shouldnt the break up sex end before they can expect us to think its okay for Derrick to move on???

    Lastly, I have to mention the best part of the episode was when Bailey is operating and talks about being up to her elbows in Nazi, and says that nobody better call her the Nazi ever again! That was great!

  4. Elena on November 23rd, 2007 5:40 pm

    I did the same exact thing in the end! I covered my eyes, just waiting for the artery to burst. It was gross.

  5. The Other Whitney on November 23rd, 2007 6:00 pm

    I decided that the reason Meredith had to climb over Stan’s dead body, as opposed to going in from the other side, was that whatever was stabbed in Ray’s side (some kind of oxygen nozzle?) would be best assessed from that angle… I mean after all Stan was the one who spotted it.

    I also loved the episode, and particularly Seth Green. Between him on Grey’s and Nicholas Brendon on Criminal Minds, I’m in the mood to watch some Buffy reruns.

  6. SaraPMcC on November 23rd, 2007 10:31 pm

    I said the same thing to my sister: It’s not all about you, Meredith. And am I the only one who hates Ava? Duh, Lexi, Alex sucks. And your name is Lexi; should you really be dating someone named Alex? Oh, but before you think I just hate everyone on this show, I should say that I love…LOVE…Bailey. She’s great. And I like the chief, too, when he’s not coddling Meredith, that is.