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Grey's Anatomy Review: "Adrift and at Peace"

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On last night's emotional mid-season finale of Grey's Anatomy, "Adrift and at Peace," Scott Foley (from Felicity) premiered as Teddy's new potential love interest, Henry.

Teddy tried to get the Chief to give Henry pro bono medical treatment for his serious medical problems, but the review board decided not to allow it. Then Teddy suddenly proposed to Henry so that he could have her medical insurance.

Do you think they will actually get married?

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Will Teddy actually go through with this?

Teddy's proposal seemed to come out of left field, although Teddy did explain how she wanted to do something good to make up for messing up with Cristina.

Plus, Henry and Teddy did have an undeniable spark in the elevator and during their later conversations. Is Henry going to live or die? Is he really the new Denny Duquette?

There must be some new twist to the relationship.

Derek and Cristina have been spending a lot of time together, and it looks like his strategy of giving her space so she could come to terms with her problems finally worked. 

The scene in which Derek had the man take a picture of Cristina sobbing while holding her giant trout was one of the most emotional of the episode. The fact that she put the picture in such a public part of her house implied that she is ready to move on.

We'll have to wait and see when she decides to confide in Owen and Meredith, who is clearly getting jealous that Cristina won't talk to her and will do un-Cristina-like things, like fish, with Derek. Does Christina's breakthrough/breakdown mean she's ready to come back to Seattle Grace? 

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GONE FISHIN': Who knew a neurosurgeon could play psychiatrist as well.

It looks like Mark and Lexie are getting back together after all. Clearly, Jackson has a crush on Lexie, so the love triangle may get complicated.

Who do you think would be a better match for Lexie?

Owen and Meredith's showdown this episode was very interesting. Owen admitted that he feared Meredith's recklessness and her influence on Cristina, while Meredith admitted that she blamed Owen for letting Cristina fall apart.

Owen kicking Meredith out of his OR was an incredibly tense moment. One of the best parts of the show was when Meredith told the newlywed about her recovering husband, "I know right now that all you can see are the machines and the damage, but he's still there."

Owen seemed to take the words, which also apply to Cristina, to heart, so maybe he and Meredith will be able to come to more of a common ground in the upcoming episodes.

Eli, a male nurse at Seattle Grace, is another new character being introduced. Bailey's reaction to him asking her out was priceless. They might be a great team, especially since he singlehandedly solved the fistula mystery, about which Bailey had been obsessing.

The end of the episode was shocking, as Arizona arrived at Callie's front door and told her how much she had missed her, and Callie slammed the door in Arizona's face.

At this point, it's unclear whether Arizona will stay in Seattle and whether they will get back together, but Callie admitted throughout the night that she still missed Arizona.

What did you think of the episode? Tell us below! Here are some of the night's best Grey's Anatomy quotes ...

Callie: Sex with you just makes me sad. | permalink
Meredith: There are no bathrooms out there, you know?
Cristina: I know. | permalink
Henry: How do I look? I'm about to propose to my girlfriend, so besides the gown and the IV and the ghostly pallor from being in the hospital for the past week... what do you think... do I have a shot?
Teddy: She'd be a fool to say no. Good luck. | permalink
Mark [to Lexie]: I miss you! | permalink
Cristina: Can I make a suggestion.
Derek: Yeah.
Cristina: If you mount the rod-holders mid-ship, we can both reach the rods from either end of the boat. After you called last night, I did some research. I didn't want to be any less than sea-worthy.
Derek: It's a lake.
Cristina: Still.
Derek: Actually, it's ... it's a great idea.
Cristina: You may need clip-on mounts to clear the gunnels.
Derek: Are you gonna be like this all day?
Cristina: I can't help it. | permalink
April: Sparkle... that was the name of my pony. | permalink
Jackson: Anybody want my soup? It's reminding me of pancreatic fluid. | permalink
Teddy: Cristina Yang is fishing today. She is one of the most talented surgical residents I have ever seen and she is fishing instead of operating, and that is partly my fault. I just want to do something good today ... make it up, pay it forward ... whatever you want to call it. I ... I just need to do some good. | permalink
Cristina: Is this typical? I mean to go for hours without a bite?
Derek: Well, the only thing predictable about fishing is that it's unpredictable.
Cristina: Wow, that's deep.
Derek: Yeah, why don't you ponder that for a while. Quietly.
Cristina: Cristina: I can't stop. I can't turn my mind off. | permalink
Derek: You know the fish can hear you. Did you read about that in your research? Fishing is supposed to be quiet. | permalink
Meredith: I know right now all you can see are the machines and the damage, but he's still there. | permalink
Callie: I'm still awesome. | permalink
Owen: Do you want to know what I think? I think you are reckless. I think you are reckless with your own life and today you were reckless with a patient's life. I don't care who you are. I don't want that in my OR, and I don't want that around my wife who is struggling just to hold on.
Meredith: Your wife is struggling just to hold on because you married her and let it be ok for her to completely fall apart. | permalink
Meredith: The goal of any surgery is total recovery - to come out better than you were before. Some patients heal quickly and feel immediate relief. For others the healing happens gradually, and it's not until months or even years later that you realize you don't hurt anymore. So the challenge after any surgery is to be patient. But if you can make it through the first weeks and months, if you believe that healing is possible, then you can get your life back. But that's a big if. | permalink
Arizona: You look really pretty. | permalink

Review

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Hi Bloop,
You are an amazingly rude person yourself! Consider that before pointing a finger at me. I never claimed that my posts are free of typographical errors. I am also human, BUT the gargantuan difference here is, my posts may have two or three errors, whereas other posts will have a thousand and one errors. So, if I made one error, it is forgivable. I do not need lessons on English or Grammar, especially from you! Secondly, PLEASE don't talk to me about linguistics! I speak in a formal sort of way---that's me. You have absolutely no right to point out 'commendable' as a wrong word to use, because it is a widely accepted English word, which is used in common parlance by most people who are native speakers of English. So unless you are a hippie or a weirdo who has made a habit of diluting and showing contempt for the English language, please note that whatever I have written does not have a disclaimer notice below it...From next time I shall consider adding this as a disclaimer below every post of mine (hope this puts a huge smile on your face, as your post put on mine!): "Please read only if you do not have a freaking inferiority complex about yourself. This post is injurious to those who are self-proclaimed policemen of the world, and think no end of themselves!" P.S: I was not even remotely pretending to be poetic. I just detest the pedestrian style in which some people write, in the garb of being 'cool'. So if this pisses you off, here is another disclaimer: " This post is only a perception, not an unbreakable law of the land, so do not turn this into a silly blog war!" HAVE A NICE DAY!

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@Rose I'm not saying you can't have an opinion. I'm just saying you should do it decently without name calling. And I know it's not me your attacking but nonetheless I feel like I'm a part of a group here, so no one in this group should be called names because there spelling isn't perfect or they say things that you can't resonate with. Like you said, everyone should have an opinion. Even if you don't think it sounds intelligent.

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@bloop
Thank you. That's all I'm going to say about that.
Anyways I do agree with you on many points. The first being the following: the characters on Grey's are flawed. That's why I love them. They allow me (and other viewers I hope) to connect with said characters because life isn't always hunky dory. Heck, 75% of the time, life really sucks. These are characters who are built on imperfections in such a great way that I can only applaud the writers.
Second: The Meredith and Owen tension was bound to erupt. Both of them have reached there breaking point and they were both going to crack. Both of them miss Christina; Owen wants his wife back and Meredith wants her soul mate back. Because as mentioned, Meredith is barely hanging on, even though she doesn't realize it yet. She needs Christina to be okay. If Christina's crashes, then she crashes as well. Christina holds her up. And as people in the real world do, Owen and Meredith argued. The glass broke. I get it. But I still believe Owen had no right to kick Meredith out of that OR the way he did. Act professional is all I'm saying.

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Dear KP,
I never knew that you feel so strongly about all this...Honestly, I had no intentions of hurting any feelings! I am not trying to prove any point. This is just a matter of perception. I think Derek's character is great. You may not...But at the end of the day, this is JUST A SHOW! Right? Secondly, there are people out here who write utter nonsense. It is not necessarily your posts. So why take it personally? Do you think that analysis of episodes by the average viewer is ever accurate? Are you a critic? The answer to both is no! I jotted down my opinions, you jotted down yours! Whatever happened to freedom of speech?

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Dear Rose, I do agree with you in one point: GA is a show where the characters are depicted realistically, they make mistakes, they are flawed, but they also grow - and yes, as adults they have disputes, professional and personal ones. I can only speak for myself (but I do think that many people on this forum agree) when I say that I do see that Owen and Meredith were both just trying to stand up for what they believe is the best thing for a person they both love. Yes, situations like that come up between adults and yes, it was depicted in a very emotional, realistic way.
But acknowledging that does not mean you can't have - and voice - your own opinion about it. After all, that's what these forums are there for! On another note, do you really think leading with "take no offence" makes the fact that you mock both people's English and their intellect any less offensive??
First of all, the 'writers' are called 'writers' here, because they are referred to like that anywhere within the context of this show. There is the 'Writers' Blog' for example, and Shonda Rhimes herself talks about the 'writers' of the show, not the 'creative heads' or 'scriptwriters'..
And secondly, where do you get off insulting other people's English when you apparently don't even know the difference between 'its' and 'it's'? Using the word 'commendably' (which, by the way, is way too formal for this kind of context and thus linguistically speaking inappropriate language as well) doesn't make you a poet either... And, just for the record, I am not a native speaker of English, so pardon any errors in grammar, spelling and vocabulary, or the fact that my post may be completely unintelligible!

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@Rose
This is a television show. Meaning people will have opinions. Often times, those opinions will clash. So I find it rude that you would feel the need to call us "idiots" because we point out the flaws we believe appear on the show. Flaws we have the right to point out on this website. There is great beauty on this show and there is great tragedy, that everyone can agree on. But unlike you, not all of us want to discuss how "beautiful" Derek is inside and out or how adult like the Meredith and Owen situation was played out. Last time I checked, being a mature adult does not mean yelling at someone to get out of the OR in the middle of surgery.

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First of all people...Take no offence, but some comments here seriously need corrections--they are full of typographical errors and silly spelling mistakes, which would make it really difficult for you guys to get your comments across to the 'writers', as one person calls them. One more thing-- do you guys really think that off-hand wise-cracks on how the 'writers' of the show (I found this hilarious, creative heads or scriptwriters would have been better) are ruining it, are appreciated? This is a show where the characters have grown together, come closer together...look at how sensitive and mature Alex Karev, the eternal playboy has come to become. Some people here who are masters at publishing wise-cracks online may think he is a 'loser', but then, its all about a mature perception. Look at how beautiful Derek is, inside out. Its his turn now to help Christina, and he is doing all he can, and commendably so. Look at Meredith--she may be 'dark and twisty', but her character is worthy of being emulated, if possible...leave out the dark parts of course!So people, grow up...The fight between Owen and Meredith is not a one versus the other situation..wake up idiots. Its two adults trying to reason with each other, and its been done commendably. Its a mature TV show for grown-ups. For those of you who fail to see why this is a show that has won critical acclaim, please go and watch something like 'Gossip Girl', where you don't need the brains to read between the lines or analyze.

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I'm so glad Mark and Lexie seem to be getting back together. They've been my favourite couple since they got together and they're the only reason I kept watching during season 6. So I definitely think Mark is the better match for her! I do love Jackson though. I'm not sure who he should be with, but I hope he gets a good love interest (that isn't Lexie--I hate love triangles, and Mark/Lexie already went through that one). I've always liked the idea of Jackson/Cristina, but I know the writers are pretty set on Cristina/Hunt. Maybe April? I dislike how platonic relationships are practically impossible in Grey's land, but April/Jackson would still be cute.

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Am I the only one who likes Lexie with Jackson?! Teehee.

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I can't really tell who is wrong and who is right, regarding the Owen/Mer breakout, I can see both sides... Still, I don't think Owen has the right to tell Meredith to stay away from Cristina. Owen might be married to her, but still, Meredith knows her much better and for much longer, and even though they're not talking right now, Mer is Cris' soulmate. And I don't think that Mer is reckless (anymore). She has grown a lot those past years, and the situation in the OR with the shooter, well, Owen more then anybody else should know what an extraordinary and traumatic situation and Mer wasn't herself. It took her years to get to the point where she had this stable happy relationship with Derek and finally allowed herself to be happy in that relationship, she was pregnant (and even happy about it, who would've ever imagined that??) and the man she loved was lying there with a whole in his chest and on the verge of dying. She was in shock!! Her reaction wasn't rational!! It was just all the fear and desperation that broke out of her!
And to throw that in her face like that is just completely insensitive and hateful..
And what about Owen with his PTSD? He choked Cris.. And after she helped him get over it, he put her through that whole Teddy thing.. Was that not reckless?
And lastly, he has no idea whatsoever what to do with Cris and how to get her back on track, so he is the last person to say that others, who try to help, should stay away..

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 10 Quotes

She [Christina] doesn't do the wildnerness. There aren't even any bathrooms in the wilderness.

Meredith

The first 24 hours after surgery are critical. Every breath you take, every fluid you make, is meticulously reported and analyzed. Celebrated or mourned. But what about the next 24 hours? What happens with that first day turns to two and weeks turn into months? What happens when the immediate danger has passed, when the machines are disconnected and the teams of doctors and nurses are gone? Surgery is when you get saved, but post-op, after surgery, is when you heal. But, what if you don't?

Meredith

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 10 Music

  Song Artist
Its-christmas-time It's Christmas Time Jules Larson iTunes
Song Merry Xmas Basement Apartment
Silent-night Silent Night Low iTunes
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