Round Table: "Sometimes a Fantasy"

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This week on the Round Table, Izzie stands outside, a Seattle hotel gets a lot of new business, Cristina tries to motivate a downtrodden Preston, and Meredith begs for better dates...

Plan the perfect date with Meredith.

Meredith: More and Better Dates! Stat!
McCritic: We'd go to whine country. Get it?!?

AwayWithMerDer: Me, at home, not on it. Meredith, at home, eating ice cream and whining.

iheartizzie: As Derek and Finn have shown us, Meredith enjoys everything from romantic dinners to walks in the woods to pony births, so you could go in a number of directions when planning the ideal date. The real way to this girl's heart, though, is through her liver. Tequila shots at Joe's, baby! Woooo!

Will Cristina's new, tough-love approach to Burke's physical therapy hasten or hinder his recovery?

iheartizzie: It can't hurt, as Preston certainly wasn't looking ultra-motivated last night. The guy needs someone to light a fire under his trembling arm. There's no telling how successful his PT will ultimately be, but at the very least, Cristina picked them up a three-month supply of chicken.

Cristina Wants Results!
AwayWithMerDer: I think Cristina's got it right. Once so tough and strong, Burke has become a whiny, sniffling shell of a man. Cristina needs to whip him in shape and get him recovering in weeks. Come on Burke. Months? Years? How much patience do you think we have?

McCritic: Hasten. You don't baby Dr. Preston Burke. This is a man who accomplishes more by 6 a.m. every day than most people do in a month. He needs to be kept busy, to be pushed to the maximum, in order to realize his true potential. A Burke on the couch is a wasted, perfect human specimen.

Which of that hotel's four new residents -- Callie, Richard, Addison and Mark -- will stay the longest?

AwayWithMerDer: I see Addison and Mark buying a nice trailer together. Sure they may rich doctors, but nothing beats a home you can just drive away in. Right, McDreamy? Adele will come crawling back to Richard. Where else she going to find another man like him? He'll be back in his home in no time. That leaves Callie. The poor girl lived in the hospital for how long? I'm going to call her bluff of moving out in a week. They might as well start charging her monthly.

McCritic: Mark and Addison in a tie (or maybe handcuffs). Neither one of these sizzling singles is ready to face the real world. They'll delay such a step for as long as possible -- and seem to know how to enjoy themselves inside a hotel room as they do.

iheartizzie: Richard, as he'll be the last to run out of funds. Addison and Mark are attendings, while Callie is a lowly resident! The Chief is not only at the top of the surgical food chain, but in his prime earning years. He could buy that place.

Does Izzie have it in her to walk through those Seattle Grace doors, or will she stand outside for another couple of episodes?

Denny: Gone, But Not Forgotten

McCritic: Izz, Denny wouldn't want you to waste your life standing in the Seattle rain. You have a choice now. You get to choose. The love of your life would want you to choose surgery. And celibacy.

AwayWithMerDer: Let's not forget how tough Izzie has proved to be in the past. The girl is from a trailer park! We need her back in there and starting her relationship with Karev back up. Sexy!

iheartizzie: It rains so frequently in Seattle that you have to think a cold, damp spell will force her to go inside one of these days.

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Oh, I forgot the Izzie question. I think she will defnitely go back inside the hospital and face Richard. The prospect of going back to her internship got her to stop baking muffins, didn't it? It is just a matter of time. She should have some type of punishment and remediation plan of some sort when she does go back. I think it will be Alex who ultimately gets her to face the Chief. Wasn't he cute in episode three leaping around so happy because he thought she was back. I hope she is able to see around his bravado to the tender, caring guy he can be. They are good for each other.


Perfect Date For Meredith. (She isn't my type, I'de much prefer a perfect date with Preston, but it might look much the same.) I think she and Derek should go hiking in the beautiful countryside around his trailer where they used to go with their dog. He could then fix her dinner with candlelight and music. They might dance a bit in the moonlight and then spend the rest of the night making love this time with no barriers like booze, work relationships, and soon to be ex wives in the way. I think she likes simple things, romantic thiings, and sex when there is love attached to it. Cristina's Tough Love: I remember Burke saying after the jazz musician died that he wasn't the smartest, but he was the best because he worked harder than anyone. It is time for him to show that he can still do that. I think he absolutely needs Cristina and her belief in him. Remember when she gave him back his scrub cap and she said she kept it to remind her of what she wanted to be and that was a surgeon just like him. She will not except less than his total commitment to rehabilitation. I think it may make him angry and frustrated, but in the end it will help him heal and he will recognize how much he appreciates her. Which hotel resident will stay the longest?
Probably Callie. I can see the Chief getting a nice little place for himself, hopefully not too far from Ellis Grey's nursing home. I can also see Addison and Mark finding a love nest somewhere elegant, since she really hated that trailer and is used to more luxury. They are both world reknown surgeons for goodness sake. I imagine they can afford a house somewhere (it would be alright with me if it were in New York, but it could be in an upscale urban setting in Seattle, too). Callie needs a place to have some stability in her life. But I think she might wait awhile to see if George ever comes around to recognizing what a great woman she is. So, I think she will be a resident of the hotel the longest.


I very much agree that this is an ensemble cast, and I find that my "favorite" character is constantly changing from week to week, because they're all so much fun and so interesting. And I have no problem with Mer-bashing, because sometimes she is annoying and does stupid things, just like everyone else. But I often feel like people don't even want to give her any consideration, which doesn't make for very entertaining discussion. I don't have a problem when people have a different point of view, but if they don't even care enough to share it, well, that's a bit boring to me. And really... we all know she's kind of whiny. I'd like to know what *else* people think of her sometimes!


Wow.!! I don't know what to say. This is an AMAZING show. I mean, It's not just extreamly popular in the US. It's a hit i Denmark too.I'm from Denmark, and I sometimes meet people who walks around talking about Mer and Der. Isn't that cool? I can't wait to see episode 3, but is gonna take some time. So I have to get my "up-dates" from this site. :)


Ah Beth, y'know, just because you like the 'main' character, please don't attempt to play the 'reasonable' card with people who find other characters quite as 'main'. This is an ensemble cast. Many shows would kill to have a controversial main character that has as many people hating her as liking her, so while this may annoy you, I promise that the writers and hte advertisers would find this 'round table' discussion oh so delightful. As for your not being entertained by this discussion perhaps what you want instead is a straight out Meredith support site. There you will find no one to disagree with you and it appears that that is what you are seeking. This show is an absolute delight to me and a surprise to me. I came on board because I'm a Patrick Dempsey fan and after the first episode of Addison I loathed her. Imagine my surprise to find writers so talented that they made an unsympathetic Addison totally appealing and somehow made me, a Dempsey fan, completely uninterested in his and Meredith's romance. Cristina, Burke, Miranda, Alex, Richard and McSteamy are all captivating and despite my dislike of the 'main' storyline this is still the only program that I am watching at present. Kudos to the writer and you have my full sympathy if you want to only read Meredith supportive posts because I do not believe that many see this site for only that purpose. Despite this I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the site.


Response to Amy- Meredith spent much of Season Two trying to get over Derek ("fixing what he broke," as she put it). He hurt her pretty badly and never admitted that he loved her, so she had little encouragement to remain emotionally attached to him. He chose Addison and so she eventually chose to move on. It was a big step for her to date Finn, and she obviously really likes him - she specifically didn't want to sleep with him so that she didn't mess things up. So while she's not in love with Finn, he's never done anything to hurt her. And while she used to love Derek, she's been trying really hard to move past him, and she can't quite forget what he did to her before. Hence, dilemma. And besides, dating is fun. And it comes with snacks. Who would pass that up?


So, how about instead of attempting to be witty, you guys actually give us something to think about? These round table discussions are rarely enlightening and border on the annoying... I question why you all so faithfully watch a show whose main character you seem to despise so much. AwayWithMerDer, while your screenname says it all, you described not one, but TWO characters as "whiny" ...if you're so intent on being negative, could you at least thumb through a thesaurus and mix it up for us? The rest of the site is great. This is probably the least entertaining feature.


I don't think she is pregnant. I think it will turn out to be something else. But why not have a good pregnancy scare first. If she is by chance it would most likely be Derek's. Because she hasn't slept with Finn. Poor George didn't even get to finish. Thank goodness for that one. That only one left is Steve and I hope they don't go there. Most people want Mer/Der together anyway so I do think a pregnancy for them is still a long ways down the road.


people addison needs to get over herself how can she blame meredith for wanting to be with who she loves, her marriage was probably over with or without prom night i mean mcsteamy was willing to fly in from new york for a one night stand she obviously won't be lonely for long she should go back to new york and leave merder to make amazingly sexy talented surgeon babies


I guess I'm a little confussed. Mer was crushed when Derek took his wife back and was very much in love with him and Derek recently confessed that he was in love with her.Mer didn't really date Finn for very long and if you watch the show closely, she never slept with him and she never fell in love with him or where exactly does he fit in as actually competition? He is really good looking and he's a great guy but I don't understand what Mer's choice is based on? She is in love with one man and not the other, what is there to decide?
Second off, the previews for next week give the impression that mer is pregnant. The last show of last season gave the impression that Mer had never slept with Finn, then Denny died and she decided to date them both. She then told christina that she wasn't sleeping with them until she picked one. Last night we witnessed them going on their first dates. How can she be confused as to who the babies dad is (if she is pregnant) when apparently, she never even slept with Finn.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 3 Quotes

FINN: "I was in the neighborhood. Well, really I wasn't, but you are worth the detour."
MEREDITH: "I had a dream about you last night."
FINN: "Was it a good dream?
MEREDITH: "It was."
FINN: "What was I doing?"
CRISTINA: "Yeah, Mer, what was he doing?"

DEREK: "Hey."
MEREDITH: "Hi. I had a dream about you last night."
DEREK: "You did? What was I doing, bringing you coffee?"
MEREDITH: "You were definitely not bringing any coffee. But coffee is good."