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Addison's Big Day
The big day is here.

In tonight's two-hour special, Addison (Kate Walsh) takes leave from Seattle Grace and makes a road trip to L.A. to visit some old friends from med school, while the rest of the surgical team struggles with its own set of problems as the season finale quickly approaches.

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I tottally agree with thnig 4 ferryboats. let´s give Mer a freakin break please. She has the right to some haooyness after everything she´s been though prefably with McDreamy,


Okay i am not done yet, i just went to complete my assignment and now i am back. So as i was saying, i just saw the promo for next week.. unbelievable!!! SERIOUSLY!??! i nearly had a heart attack and it totally FREAKED me out!!! Seriously shonda what do you think you are playing with? you do realise that to even think of giving derek a new love interest other than mer is unacceptable and would totally destroy your fan base if not the show? Secondly i know its just a show but trust me on this, fans are extremely sensitive were merder are concerned, which if it happens will not only make majority of your fans hate you but mcdreamy as well and i mean for ever. Thirdly, just how much can meredith take as a person? seriously! do you necessarily have to kill susan? i liked susan and now you killed her just like that, for no reason what so ever. I am tired and angry very angry and frustrated and i am not the only one, so you better perform some kind of MIRACLE in your next two episodes or else i am done. Okay i am done venting and whining…. and i feel much better already, but pls shonda bring our old Grey's back, oh and by the way i hate the spin off..boring, so get real.


I don't think that I have any more anger to stress about the spinoff since 56 people before me have pretty much said everything. So Grey's....I thought it was an okay episode... is it just me or do all the patients not somehow deeply connected to the main characters live? Seriously, if you're gonna kill someone, kill somebody we hardly know. Second, let's spend more time with some humor like in season 1 than with ruining Meredith's life. I mean...let's go all the way back to season 1
All the horrible horrible things that have
ruined Meredith's grief-stricken life
(in no particular order) 1. she had to carry a penis around in a cooler
2.she almost got kicked out because she popped a glove in surgery
3. she finds out that derek works at seattle grace
4. Addison comes to Seattle
5. Derek breaks up with her
6. Mommy gets alzheimers
7. Mommy gets to go to the hospital
8. Mommy dies somewhat later
9. she puts her hand in the body cavity next to a bomb and follows dylan out who has the bomb in his hands
10. gets kicked off a pier
11. drowns
12. sleeps with numerous men
13. sleeps with george
14. helps izzie kill denny
15. went at it with mcdreamy during "prom"
16. intubates that old lady and has to kill her
17. gets slapped by her daddy
18. fake mommy dies
19. finds out that mommy had an affair with chief
20. Doc dies
21. she finds out that she has a sister
22. she finds out that thath likes his other family alright, i know there's plenty more, but see, let's give her a break and give us some more humor and medicine.


Laura, thank you so much. I've been looking all over for that song but i never knew its name or who it was by! Thank you!


Shonda and writers.....GET WITH IT!!! PLEASE! You have to make Grey's better, the way it was, realisticm, but still TV. Derek wouldn't go into a bar and cheat on Meredith! What are you insane? And , I agree with Adam...DO NOT JAG Grey's Anatomy. I loved JAG, then it went down hill....climb back up that hill Shonda!!!


I like the grey's part and I'd like to be confident over Burkestina. But Burke doubts that the wedding is what she wants and Cristina, according to Shonda is losing herself. Nobody looks happy, despite what they said. They have deep issues, that could prevent their marriage.I don't believe in it.


Actually, the GA part was very good. As usually I enjoyed Burke and Cristina. I loved that Burke defended Cristina. He was making up for the first visit when Mama Burke wasn't very kind to Cristina, although Mama Burke didn't understand her the way Burke does. It's clear to me that Burke is not doubting his lover for Cristina or the wedding, he's concerned about making Cristina happy. And, I love that Cristina is warming up to the wedding, can you believe it, she was concerned about the dress, and even the last scene with them (so sweet), it seemed a little ominiouis, but I think their going to be fine. One other thing, I like that Burke understands that the wedding is a huge step for her; he so understands his woman.


Last night really sucked! The spinoff characters were all whiney and boring! Seriously!
Addison's character at SGH was a strong, in LA she turns into a whiney, whimpy girl - not a woman at all!
And quit messing with Meredith and Derek - let them have a happy moment for once in their relationship!
And drop the whole George and Izzy thing - just wierd! They were better as close friends!
Don't do the spin-off! HUGE mistake!


My thoughts exactly, Alexaholic..... They took what (I thought) could've been a halfway decent GAs and interspersed it with CRAP! Sorry, the spin off is AWFUL. Kate Walsh should RUN, not walk, back to GA. The new show puts her character in SUCH a demeaning position. How are we supposed to accept her as 'the best neonatal surgeon in the country' and a sexy, intelligent, mature woman, when she drools over surfer dude (with two other supposedly mature professional women?) Can't say that I liked the GA plot development last night - but at least it was closer to the GA we love. Gotta ask tho - who's going to dress Thatcher and lead him around now - I mean, is he so incredibly inept in life, or is it just around Mer? I did think the slap was a little unrealistic too.... Liked BANG scenes....love the way that Burke's mama makes him feel about 12 years old....wish we'd seen a little more of Christina's mama too - she's hell on wheels just like Mama Burke....but I agree, Burke and Christina, even after last night, seem to be able to communicate at some level. The promo for next week scares me. I'm hoping it's just the promo sensationalism and that Derek is REALLY NOT drinking at Joe's (I guess) with another woman....that would be soooo out of character, although I'm beginning to think that's not really a consideration for Shonda & co anymore.... SO - in summary, the spinoff sucked, bring KW back to GA, and writers, get your heads out of your collective @ss...


NO, please don't ruin a good thing! Whose hairbrained idea was this? We used to look forward to Thurs nights to watch grey's. Hands down the whole family(and friends and relations) are truly disappointed with the spinoff. The actors can't act and the story line stinks. Please get rid of it asap!

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


Doesn't matter how tough we are, trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives, trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward. It's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.

Alex (narrating)