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GREY’S ANATOMY: Can We Talk About ‘With You I’m Born Again’?

September 24, 2010 by  

Well, say what you will about the 7th season premiere of GREY’S ANATOMY, but you can’t accuse them of not dealing with the aftermath of the trauma inflicted on everyone in the finale.  No magical TV fix here – a month after the incident (which, thanks to Lexie, we know officially qualifies as a “mass murder”) all of the characters are dealing with some pretty heavy post-traumatic stress.  Let’s recap, shall we?

The bad news for our favorite surgeons is that they must be cleared by a therapist (played by James Tupper) before they’re allowed back to work in the OR.  The good news is that the therapist is YUMMY.  I know surgery is their life and all, but if I were one of them I might not be in a hurry to recover…

Not that most of them are recovering quickly anyway.  Lexie in particular has had such a rough time that she suffered a nervous breakdown and had to be committed to the psych ward.  50 hours of drugged-up sleep later, she’s back to normal, although now she seems a bit TOO calm.  It’s creepy.  The one positive here is that her hair is brown again – I never really bought her as a blonde.  Oh, and the other positive is that she totally tells off Alex (who’s back to his usual jackass self) for being a jerk despite the fact that (or maybe because) she saved his life.

After Lexie, Bailey takes second place for Most Messed Up.  Even after a month of vacation, she’s barely holding it together and can’t stop being angry at Ben for being lucky enough to be absent during the shooting.  She tells the poor guy that, although he’s practically perfect in every way, she just can’t handle being with him right now. Perfect Ben understands and lets her go.

Then there’s Meredith and Cristina, who are pissed off because they’re the only ones that haven’t been cleared for duty by Therapist Yummy.  He has his reasons – Cristina is ignoring her issues by focusing on planning her wedding to Owen (they’re engaged, by the way), and Meredith still hasn’t dealt with her miscarriage and is keeping it a secret from Derek.

Derek, meanwhile, has his own brand of crazy going on.  McDreamy has a need, a need for speed.  Specifically 125 miles per hour, weaving in and out of traffic, which has gotten him arrested several times now.  He’s after adrenaline any way he can get it, which ironically makes him a kick-ass surgeon and he totally rocks a complicated tumor removal in which a kid’s face has to be cut in half.  But Derek’s clearly still traumatized and will hopefully deal with it before he gets himself killed.

For the most part, everyone else is doing alright.  Callie and Arizona decide to move in together, April perfects the art of walking fast behind people, and Teddy is the luckiest person in the history of ever because she is dating Therapist Yummy!  And I’m not jealous, not at all.  But seriously, good for her – she’s finally over Owen and is able to be happy and supportive when he and Cristina officially tie the knot at the end of the episode.

And that’s where we leave things this week.  Our Seattle Gracers still have plenty of issues to deal with, and from the look of next week’s episode, deal with them they will.

So what did you guys think?  Are you happy Cristina and Owen finally took the plunge?  Do you feel Meredith was right to leave Derek in jail?  Are you glad that Richard is Chief of Surgery again? Leave your comments below!

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7 Responses to “GREY’S ANATOMY: Can We Talk About ‘With You I’m Born Again’?”

  1. Todd on September 24th, 2010 7:49 am

    “April perfects the art of walking fast behind people” funniest thing I’ve read all year….

  2. Carrie on September 24th, 2010 11:52 am


  3. Kath Skerry on September 24th, 2010 11:56 am

    Christina – Thanks so much for covering GREY’S for us! I just watched the season opener this morning and thought it was solid. Dealing with the aftermath of the trauma allows for the writers to explore new character traits. It felt like a bit of a launching pad.

  4. Sarah (seels) on September 24th, 2010 12:22 pm

    Welcome Christina!

  5. Melissa on September 24th, 2010 3:08 pm

    I wasn’t that crazy about it…didn’t hold my attention too much. I just wish Owen would go away, I hate his character.

  6. KRISTEN on September 24th, 2010 5:16 pm

    So Cristina got married. I remember when this show was what everyone was watching. I never thought it was very good, so I definitely won’t be watching it now.

  7. Elaine on September 24th, 2010 6:55 pm

    After watching last season’s finale, I completely gave up on Grey’s. The absurdity of it all–to have the SWAT team actually shoot this guy (remember when he was about to kill Lexie?) and then to let the killer CONTINUE to wander around the hospital (remember him asking Callie for a bandage for his shot hand, pediatrics, no less?), and then we find him STILL wandering the hospital and holding a gun to Christina’s head? Did the SWAT guys think they’d done their job (OK, I think i might have shot him in the hand, I don’t know, but I guess we’re done here, let’s go). Ridiculous. And as for the killer pointing a gun to Christina’s head and telling her to stop operating on Derek so he could die…If he wanted Derek dead, why not just shoot Derek point blank? He apparently had no qualms about doing it to the first doctor’s forehead at the very beginning of the mayhem. And he still had two bullets (this was before he shot Owen). Did the writers of this show think we viewers would be so traumatized by all the violence that we wouldn’t notice how illogical this whole situation was?