Grey's Anatomy Review: "How Insensitive"

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For all of us Grey's Anatomy fans that love bawling our eyes out - this episode was made for us!

Not only did we get closer to finding out all the answers to our questions, but "How Insensitive" really touched the soft spot in our hearts.

Anyone who's had to deal with the loss of a parent would know what we're talking about.


Losing someone you love is tough, but being a child and having a part of your support system taken away is devastating.

The scene where Cristina has to somehow figure out what to say to this child so that she can deal with losing her mom is so heartbreaking. It is true what she said too - that it will hurt a lot in the beginning and will likely always hurt, but after time it starts to hurt less and less.

What we found rather interesting was that Cristina picked Owen over Meredith to have her breakdown on. Seriously?? What does this mean? Not only did she choose Owen, but she told Meredith to go find him! Meredith was right there! Does this mean that Cristina's feelings for Owen are stronger than the bond she has with Meredith?

Meredith even put her friendship with Cristina in front of the sacred marital bond she has with Derek. And really, when does Cristina ever put anyone in front of Meredith.


Another part that had us reaching for the Kleenex was the scene where Bobby told the doctors that he would rather die then let his unborn child see him like that way he is. Sometimes, people get caught up in their own self pity/misery that they fail to see what they are doing to the people around who love them. This situation can pertain to almost anything. Personally speaking, being from the side of the loved ones, it really struck a nerve ending.

We know that there are many many Sloan/Lexi fans out there and we definitely understand that, but there's just something we like about Lexie with Alex. She will never be Izzie, but Alex doesn't need another Izzie. When he kissed her and said:

Alex: You going home?
Lexie: Yeah.
Alex: Wanna go home together?
Lexie: Yeah. | permalink

Yeah, it kind of cemented the fact that we like them together (so not love yet, but most definitely like!!!).

So all the spoilers and rumors are going around that Derek gets shot - but, who shoots him? Would it be crazy April and her fatal attraction she has on him (BTW, April wasn't really a part of this episode - At all! That must mean something really crazy will happen soon!) or Mr. Clark who believes that it is Derek's fault that his wife is dead? This is a tough call, but we still believe it was April because Mr. Clark is thrown in to confuse us and keep us guessing!

What do you think - will Derek get shot, and if so, by whom?

It looks to be the end of Calzona. And as sad as we are (they were a great couple) we knew that this would happen. Like we said before, this is a deal-breaking situation that is bigger than religion. Hopefully, they can figure out a way to still be in each others lives because we don't see either of them budging on this one. They are both at opposite ends of the spectrum.

We loved last night's episode and felt the writers really did a great job!

What did you think? Love it? Think it was just filler before the season finale? Vote:

After the jump, we leave you with a few of our favorite Grey's Anatomy quotes - but, what was your favorite? Did we forget any that you loved? Let us know!

Meredith: No matter how thick skinned we try to be, there's millions of electrifying nerve endings in there. Open and exposed and feeling way too much. Try as we might to keep from feeling pain, sometimes it's just unavoidable. Sometimes that's the only thing left - just feeling. | permalink
Derek: Why did you tell Owen what I told you?
Meredith: I didn't - I told him nothing.
Derek: He came to me and said you knew.
Meredith: No, I told him nothing I just looked at him.
Derek: You looked at him. Meredith, when you are pissed your face says everything your thinking. Now I have a staff that can't trust me.
Meredith: So what am I supposed to do? Control my face?
Derek: Yes, you are control your face.
Meredith: Maybe you shouldn't tell me things that you don't want me to know. Control that.
Derek: Then I cant tell you anything. Then 80% of my day is off limits to my wife and I don't want that.
Meredith: Well, I don't want that either. I'm sorry. But I have to tell Cristina. | permalink
Teddy: Yang in or out lets go. | permalink
Cristina: (trying to figure out how Bobby and his wife have sex) Well she's gotta be on top. | permalink
Meredith: She can sit.
Cristina: No she can't. We're talking about S E X.
Nancy's daughter: I'm nine and you just spelled sex. | permalink
Bobby's wife: Now after the news I had to call.
Lexie: The news?
Bobby's wife: We are going to have a baby we're pregnant.
Lexie: How?! I mean, wow! Congratulations! That's joyous news. | permalink
Bailey: So remember to imply your ROC training and you will ROC your patients world. | permalink
Meredith: The skin is the largest organ in the body - it protects us. Holds us together. Literally lets us know what we are feeling. The skin can be soft and vulnerable. Highly sensitive, easy to break. Skin doesn't matter to a surgeon. We will cut right through it, go inside, find out the secrets underneath. It takes delicacy and sensitivity. | permalink
Cristina: I miss my dad. | permalink


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In addition to what MerDer4EveR said, If anyone has a place to judge Cristina or her relationships is Meredith, just as Cristina has done about Meredith. IF Meredith had acted and said something it'd be a different story and both would be at fault for being unprofessional but Owen was acting on a personal fear that Meredith was going to say something when he clearly didn't knew either. IF I was on Hunt's position, I wouldn't even had talked to Derek in the first place. Hunt doesn't seem the person that rambles about his relationship with his friends, so this kind of behavior is expected more from Mark than from him, and it makes him a coward to drag along Cristina, and now Meredith with Derek for something he isn't willing to admit. Owen doesn't get a free pass this time. Derek was naive to spill that info to Mer (most likely, he didn't think it was a huge deal), but Owen is the only one at fault here.


Meredith never was unprofessinal to Owen. She made that face, when Teddy talked to him and he didn't say anything of course because he was lying! She didn't made any sarcastic comments or she was rude to him. Nothing! He was unprofessinal and a jerk when he kicked her out of the O.R! He was mad because of his guilt and was taking his anger on Derek because he inoccently told Mer and mostly on Meredith because, she is Cris bestfriend/sister, and now Cristina will know sooner!


I dont' believe Derek will get shot. Burke was shot already and the finale shows something that's never done/shown before.


Okay, think about this people. Pretend you're Owen. You give a professional and confidential opinion to the chief of surgery and he ends up telling it to his wife, a resident. Okay, fine, no big deal. But then the next day, she looks at you with a snotty little face that indicates 'I know your little secret.' Obviously, if Mer were to jump to conclusions that Owen still has feelings for Teddy because he lied (and this is only apparent to us as viewers, not the characters), I don't see why Owen can't do the same. I know Meredith is Cristina's best friend and all but it's really not her place to judge. She has to know the difference between keeping things personal and professional. Plus, she has to think of the consequences that would subject to her husband's reputation.


i think the most heartbreaking scene of all was the last merder scene. when all she can say is i love you. and of course he says it back. but you can tell derek is having a really hard time and it is so sad to me. i hate seeing him like this.


Is anyone else sick of Grey's younger woman, older man relationships?
Lexie and Alex is way more appropriate than Mark, way more interesting too. Get to watch them develop into surgeons and adults, unlike Lexie and Mark's weird paternal relationship. Similarly, Cristina and Jackson would be WAAAY better together than she and Owen. She's a strong woman who actually needs a sensitive man (because she's so closed) and an equal (unlike Owen who points out he's her superior at every step). Jackson finds it attractive how awesome she is. Why can't Grey's show independent women, who have normal relationships with men their own age?


Okay I am so pissed off at Owen. he is one mother F er. I didn't find the fact that Cris choose Owen over Mer as bad. I thought it was okay but partly pissed me off because Owen is hiding something. Also it pissed me off that Meredith didn't confront Owen and told him off. It also pissed me off that Derek need fucking quit. Derek needs to learn that being Chief is not about feeling or people is about what has to done and most time it doesn't involve f ing feelings. Until he learns that he not going be a good chief. Why shouldn't Derek share his day with wife, why does he has to watch what he says. Is not like Meredith is telling everybody all the secrets that involve his job. Owen was pissed off because Derek told Meredith, it Derek had told Richard or Bailey he wouldn't be pissed off. The fact that Meredith know this piece of information make the chances of Cristina finding out greater. All in all the episode was good. Alex and Lexie are growing on me..


When I saw the break-up scene I wrote down the lines, Just for fun:) And even if this scene breaks my heart I kinda can't wait to see how they r gonna handle this, and if they r getting back together, when? Arizona: Hey! We scored! My cousin says we can use theire time share. So, Fiji, we could either go at the end of this month or we could save up for three weeks at time and rearregnge our surgical schueduals and go at the end of next month... What's that? hah... Callie: It's this cute girl's phone number. And I can't get i off. nd, mm, I'm not gonna use it, I don't wanna use it. Bit I, I can't stop wondering if maybe she want's a baby... one day. Arizona: "Sigh" Callie: I Love you, hm. Everything about you. But there's this one thing that I need and I can't change it, and I can't ask you to change. I don't want you to change Arizona: Honey, I can't be the one to keeps you from having a baby. Callie: "Sigh" Arizona: "Sigh" ... I Love you too. And we can keep going... Callie: But I don't know where we're going... Arizona: Come here... Callie: God, What I'm I gonna do! Arizona: Well, I'm gonna get my stuff together Callie: Huh... Nonono! And what? we'll just... Arizona: We'll se each other at work Callie: I'm so sorry! I Love you! Arizona: Me too, me too.


@ Cconklin I agree Derek should of anticipated Mer would want to help Cristina out. I'm still trying to figure out why Meredith didn't say anything about Owen kicking her out of the OR. She knew why he did it. I'm still pissed that Meredith didn't pull her "force of nature" behavior out of the woodwork and kick some a$$. Seriously, I can't believe she was alone at the end of the episode. How depressing... and it isn't like Meredith to not say something. Ever since Owen has been in this series he has changed Cristina. She thinks isn't letting him take "pieces" of her but he still is.


this is the first time that a cristina storyline has every made me cry. and i cried TWICE. once when she was telling that cute girl about losing a parent, then again when she was sobbing saying "i miss my dad" amazing preformance from sandra oh. bottom line.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 6 Episode 21 Quotes

So remember to imply your ROC training and you will ROC your patients world.


The skin is the largest organ in the body - it protects us. Holds us together. Literally lets us know what we are feeling. The skin can be soft and vulnerable. Highly sensitive, easy to break. Skin doesn't matter to a surgeon. We will cut right through it, go inside, find out the secrets underneath. It takes delicacy and sensitivity.


Grey's Anatomy Season 6 Episode 21 Music

  Song Artist
Wonder 1 Wonder Jack Savoretti iTunes
Bless the waves Bless The Waves The Deer Tracks iTunes
Song Be My Thrill The Weepies