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GREY’S ANATOMY – The High School Years

November 16, 2007 by  

Remember that guy/girl you dated in high school? The one that broke your heart but you kept getting back together with because you thought ‘this time it will be different’…he/she has learned their lesson and I won’t be hurt again? That’s kind of how I’m feeling about GREY’S ANATOMY this season. But now I’m older and wiser and I’m more skeptical when we have fantastic episodes like the one we had last night. Has this show really changes or is it only pretending to change to win me back?

Last season’s demise into soap opera trash hurt me and I’m not sure our relationship will ever be the same. But lately, Grey’s has slowly started showing characteristics of the show that I once loved so dearly. I’m still missing the humor a bit, but the character interactions and focus back a bit more on the patients has really got me wondering if this show is back…I mean really back? And if so, can we make this relationship work?

When a bus filled with high school kids crashes, the doctors of Seattle Grace are forced to consider who they were in their formative years and really look at how far they’ve come, or not, since their HS days. And as Rose (Derek’s soon to be new lady love?) so clearly pointed out, Seattle Grace isn’t that much different than high school. There are still the cool kids, the misfits, the brains, and the cliques.

Sloan, the football hero who still sees himself as such is forced to deal with getting older. Prom Queen Lexie has put the tiara down and is forced to take care of her alcoholic father. And trailer park, teen mom Izzie has grown up to be a model turned surgeon.

A standing ovation for Chandra Wilson who turned in a powerful performance last night. Her speech to Derek at the end about how boys like him never really saw girls like her in high school was amazing. And Derek’s revelation that back in high school he was no McDreamy, just a kid with an afro and acne who played the sax in the band just brought it all home. (And if you want a visual of McDreamy in high school, just rent ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’).

I’m glad to see that Izzie and George are remembering that at the end of the day, nothing is more important than their friendship and show a glimmer of hope that they’re going to be able to regain what’s been lost between them. I like these two as friends and I want to see them having fun again soon.

Never having any fun is Meredith who never really seems to have a good moment without a bad one looming over her shoulder. For a woman who works so hard to distance herself from her father she is obsessed with his opinion of her. Meredith continues to act inappropriate with Lexie – giving her advice on how to take care of her father…what was that? But Lexie, whom I’m liking more and more ever since she started growing a backbone, put Meredith right in her place and told her she really doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Nice…she needs that.

Christina continues to kiss Hahn’s ass until Callie calls her out on it. Christina struggles to hold back but her efforts of restraint may be rewarded soon. Yang is a great surgeon. Emotionally crippled, but a great surgeon. I’m surprised she and Hahn aren’t best friends….they can sit around all day over coffee and talk about the stick up their asses.

A solid episode overall. Why are all my shows starting to get really good just as they are about to go dark?

So, what’s your take on last night’s episode? Am I giving it too much credit or did you love it as much as I did. Oh, and let’s chat about Derek and Rose. What do you all think about their pairing? Are Derek and Meredith meant to be, or do you all think Derek should be moving on from their dysfunctional relationship? So much to ponder.


4 Responses to “GREY’S ANATOMY – The High School Years”

  1. GREY’S ANATOMY - The High School Years — All This Nonsense on November 16th, 2007 11:05 am

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  2. annewa on November 16th, 2007 12:14 pm

    I agree this episode was the first one in a long time I really liked, I need to go back and watch some of it, especially Chondra’s speech at the end. Rose seems ready for the type of relationship Derek wants, Meredith better figure it out. Rose actually notices other things going on besides what is going on just in her little world. It’s nice they let a nurse talk last night!

  3. Sus on November 16th, 2007 9:33 pm

    Right after Bailey’s (AMAZING and totally true for me) speech I thought, “Oh, I can’t WAIT to hear what gmmr says about this!” Someone please just go ahead and give the woman the emmy. She actually melted my heart of stone and that’s saying something.

    I’m so pissed off with Meredith. Just grow up! It’s really sad that the show is called Grey’s Anatomy and I’ve wanted her off from the beginning. She bores me.

  4. Lisa (aka lmr722) on November 17th, 2007 9:07 am

    I don’t rewatch scenes from shows other than The Office very often but I rewound and watched Bailey’s speech a few times. Can that woman act or what? I felt those emotions come up from her toes. I screamed “Emmy” at the TV and I sure hope we get to award her for this performance in this potentially shortened season. She is always my favorite character and she never disappoints.