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Round Table: "Great Expectations"

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This week on the Round Table, Richard is rebuffed, Addisex takes a step back, the race for Chief is on, and a couple of very serious questions are popped ...

Besides the ineligible Dr. Bailey, who would make the best Chief: Derek, Preston, Addison or Mark?

Addison and IzzieMcCritic: Derek. Now that he's learned how to be McScreamy, as well, Shepherd has the perfect combination of strictness, kindness and professionalism to handle the job well. And hair. The man has hair that simply won't quit.

Married-to-McDreamy: I vote for Addison. Clearly Derek and Preston have too many ego issues that would get in the way of either leading the surgical department with a clear head, and Mark just hasn't been there long enough.

Addison, on the other hand, is a strong, professional woman and it would be terrific to see a female take over that position.

iheartizzie: Mark's only out for himself, Burke blew his chance by disguising his hand tremor, and Derek isn't hardened enough. The only knock on Addison Montgomery is personal - she's an adulterer. So was Bill Clinton, though, and there's a good bet Americans would elect him over George W. Bush now if given the opportunity. Just saying.

Was Alex serious about not being into Addison, or just saying that to get back on the vagina squad?

Married-to-McDreamy: That was completely and utterly false. Alex just wants back in on Addison's surgeries and I think it's pretty clear that he was into her when they had their "moments" on the previous episodes. Alex knows what he's doing in this situation. Before we know it, Addison will be crawling after him.

Playing it Cool

McCritic: The latter. But he doesn't wanna be in gynecology, no.

iheartizzie: I think Karev is hedging his bets here. He sees how thrown off Addison is, so by playing it cool, at least he gets to scrub in. He definitely still wants her, but there's no sense in playing your hand too soon and losing both the surgeries and the McHot doctor, you know?

Will Adele come around and welcome Richard home?

Married-to-McDreamy: I hope so. That was very sad when Richard was left on the front porch with his little bouquet. My guess is that she'll make him sweat a little but then eventually let him come home and explain that he really screwed up.

McCritic: Adele if I know.

iheartizzie: Man I hope so. We weren't shown how hard it must have been for the Chief to announce his retirement from the institution that has been his life for so many years, but it couldn't have been easy. Even if it took him far too long, he made this decision for Adele. They've got at least 20 good years left, and hopefully, Mrs. Webber will realize they should spend them together. And let Richard work a few days a week.

So we saw two marriage proposals in "Great Expectations." Which, if any, will be accepted?

iheartizzie: Like the aforementioned Bill Clinton, I will look to my most trusted guide before stating my position - the polls. As of this posting, 52 percent of Insider respondents feel only Cristina and Preston will wed, while another 14 percent think we'll see both couples walk down the aisle. So, Burktina it is, then! Still, you can't count out that George O'Malley. Smart, sensitive and a sex machine!

McCritic: Callie looked more comfortable cutting a conscious man's leg in half than she did looking down at a proposing George. Cristina, conversely, looked stern, judgmental and completely unaffected. In other words, she's thrilled. Schedule the Burktina wedding now.

Married-to-McDreamy: I truly hope that Cristina accepts Burke's proposal but I do not think O'Callie should tie the knot. Not yet at least. I think George is overly emotional and making drastic decisions because of his grief.

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Pepper--ahhh, I don't think so.

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Burke will be fired, George will leave the show, Mark
and Izzie maybe together. Derek willl be co-chief along with Richard coming back because I don't believe they are going to wirte him out. Mer/Der will get married and she will get pregant, it will be more that Addison can take and she will also leave the show by saying she is going back to NY. Alex doesn't appeal to enough viewers to be much of anything and will just float around. Like it or not Mer/Der are the star of this show and without them most people would not watch. They need to get rid of some and bring in some new people to keep the show fresh. The perfect ones to leave are Burke,George,Addison and Callie or Mark.
62% of TV Guide viewers want Burke fired.

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addison and alex are so cute with each other.

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I hope that the chief decides to stay now. If he retires after all, I think Burke would be the best person to be chief because he has been there the longest and did a good job when Richard was in the hospital, but he needs to prove himself again not only to Richard but also to himself. I don't think Derek really wants to be Chief. I think he knows that Meredith is going to need his time and he wants to commit more to her than to the job. He saw what it did to Richard's marriage. Addison hasn't been at Seattle Grace long enough to be Chief and really neither has Derek. Mark is out of the question. If Burke isn't made Chief, I would vote for Derek. I think Adele is history. Richard waited too long. Adele decided to move on a month ago. I feel really sorry for Richard. Why does that happen so often that we don't know what we have until we've lost it? He told everyone else he missed his wife, but I don't think he told the one person who needed to hear it. The proposals. I loved both of them. Both proposals were perfect for the couples and for the personalities and their relationships. George's was full of hope. His was a question. I don't think Callie will say yes yet because I really beliieve she loves him and knows he isn't ready yet for this commitment. He just told her that she made him feel better about his dad dying. She will not want him to marry her for that reason. She has to know for sure that he loves her and it isn't just a reaction to his dad dying.
Burke's proposal was less a question and more a statement. Cristina said she was in it for the long haul. She told him the one thing he needed to hear and that was that he was more important to her than winning. For Cristina that was quite a declaration of love. I loved how he looked at her and the emotion in his voice when he said "Marry me." I really think Cristina will say yes, but not before she thinks it all through. At least I hope so. I think they are perfect for each other. They are both challenging and competitive and I think they love that about each other. I skipped the Alex and Addison question. I do think they are into each other. They may both have second thoughts about it, but the kiss was for real for both of them.

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I hope that the chief decides to stay now. If he retires after all, I think Burke would be the best person to be chief because he has been there the longest and did a good job when Richard was in the hospital, but he needs to prove himself again not only to Richard but also to himself. I don't think Derek really wants to be Chief. I think he knows that Meredith is going to need his time and he wants to commit more to her than to the job. He saw what it did to Richard's marriage. Addison hasn't been at Seattle Grace long enough to be Chief and really neither has Derek. Mark is out of the question. If Burke isn't made Chief, I would vote for Derek. I think Adele is history. Richard waited too long. Adele decided to move on a month ago. I feel really sorry for Richard. Why does that happen so often that we don't know what we have until we've lost it? He told everyone else he missed his wife, but I don't think he told the one person who needed to hear it. The proposals. I loved both of them. Both proposals were perfect for the couples and for the personalities and their relationships. George's was full of hope. His was a question. I don't think Callie will say yes yet because I really beliieve she loves him and knows he isn't ready yet for this commitment. He just told her that she made him feel better about his dad dying. She will not want him to marry her for that reason. She has to know for sure that he loves her and it isn't just a reaction to his dad dying.
Burke's proposal was less a question and more a statement. Cristina said she was in it for the long haul. She told him the one thing he needed to hear and that was that he was more important to her than winning. For Cristina that was quite a declaration of love. I loved how he looked at her and the emotion in his voice when he said "Marry me." I really think Cristina will say yes, but not before she thinks it all through. At least I hope so. I think they are perfect for each other. They are both challenging and competitive and I think they love that about each other.

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Hey totallykatex3 - I so agree with you about alex and addison.....seriously

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Bailey is only a resident.. You have to be an attending like Burke, Mark, Derek, and Addison to be promoted to chief. He said "one day you be chief" because Bailey is not experienced enough yet for the postion..

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Sorry, I just read the episode guide. Question answered!

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I missed something ... why is Dr. Bailey ineligible? (Besides her being busy with the free clinic)

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I think both will say yes!! Maybe not right away but I think be the end of this episode all 4 will be engaged. Addison and Alex are both into each other.. Alex does want to get back into her surgeries but he definately still wants her! And she wants him! I think it was perfect!! Addison always boses around her men and generally gets what she wants when she wants it.. But Alex isn't pinning for her so Addison will be the one begging on this one. Alex just put himself in control of the relationship when Addie was in control first because she told him it wouldn't work then kissed him. The writers know what they are doing here.. When they finally get together, which they will, it will be even better then it would've been if they had hooked up in that closest this episode.. Just wait and you will see. I loved the idea of Burke being chief but I think that ship has sailed so I would have to go with Derek and possibly Addison. Never Mark. Maybe as a joke or something. I think Richard will be coming back into the picture after he retires though.. I think it will take a good 5 or 6 episodes to have an official new chief. Amazing episode!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes

IZZIE: "George, can I come in? I made you some cookies and brownies and muffins, of course. I always make muffins."
CALLIE: [runs out the door] "Thank God you're here. I can't take it anymore. Three times already tonight, and he's getting ready for a fourth."
IZZIE: "What are you talking about? Oh. Oh, ew."

[narrating] "No one believes that their life will turn out just kind of okay. We all think we are going to be great. And from the day we decide to be surgeons, we are filled with expectation. Great expectations of who we will be, where we will go. And then... we get there."

MEREDITH

Grey's Anatomy Season 3 Episode 13 Music

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Song Enchantment Lily Frost
Song Ships Umbrellas
Song Love Show Skye
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