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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

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Saad khan

1. Christina and Derek (I just realized that how Awful name is Derrrreek :P)Anyways, Christina and Derek chemistry was Awesome and the dialogues were really quirky and funny. Christina looking at her hands while holding a Trout was Amazing... their were no dialogues but it put the whole picture in-front of you I think (Christina is Back). 2. Owen & Meredith Both miss Christina and one way or another they blame each other so I liked that finally they Came face to face (Intense) 3. Who can say no to McSteamy ? Lexie really got some balls (Not literally)but eventually a Kiss patch them together though I'm assuming McBlue Eyed can give a Competition ."Rumors has it that Gorgeous Rachael Taylor (Transformers 1 - yes there was another girl besides Stunning MEGAN FOX)has been cast as Dr./Love interest for Jackson". 4. Loved the whole New Butt case and Callie N Alex had their funny moments. Well Arizona is Back (If someone didn't knew, she was on Marital leave, So, I knew she will be back) it was cool how Callie didn't let her In bx it happens that the person n miss the most suddenly comes infront of you and ya suddenly think "Is that the person I cried out at Night?". good reaction Callie. 5. Baillie and Nurse Boy makes it cute though for a till end I though he is for Lexie. thanks God he is not, Lexie has her own two McSteamy & McBlue Eyed to choose from :P 6. Teddy & Henry, first of all i never Liked Scott feloy (Henry) he is a boring average actor. Teddy story is Lame and unrealistic. Aren't Grey's Anatomy writers are fed up of hooking up doctors with patients? I hope Teddy won't wind up like Katherine Heigle (Izzie). I'm not supporting this story at all.

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I guess we will have to agree to disagree. Because it doesn't make any sense to me that he was wrong this time just because he was wrong last time. If you hold that standard, no one can tell anyone what to do because everyone has done wrong at some point. The 2 instances are not related. As for the time with Jackson, it is likely he kicked her out and not him because he had already warned her about her disrespect during that surgery. Jackson wasn't trying to be disrespectful. Meredith had been giving him crap all day and then undermined him in the OR twice. He was right to kick her.

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I guess adults acting like kids never happens on this show so spare me on that one. All of them know right from wrong and every last one of them at one time or another has crossed the line and put people's life at risk. I never said Mer didn't deserve punishment, my point was that maybe if the attending hadn't first acted unprofessionally in the past then maybe the resident would not have been so inclined to do it herself and all this could have been avoided. Whether you agree with or not, yes, she's following the very example he set. If you're pissed at someone you're allowed to bring that in the OR. Yes, it would have been nice if Mer could have risen above that kind of petty behavior but no, she choose to act unprofessionally for personal reasons. She acted just like him, the only difference is that one is the attending and one is the resident so the punishments would have been different, but the actions taken were not. What if that day when he dismissed her from the OR for personal reasons a complication arose and he needed the extra hands. What if that patient had died because no surgery however simple is ever routine. I'll just agree to disagree with you on this one. I just happen to be of the belief that you are suppose to set the example that you want your students or peers to follow. If you don't, you open a door sometimes that you wish you never had that can come back and bite you in the future. I believe Owen opened that door first and i'll leave it at that.

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can the people who are talking about how owen was right just go back to episode 7x09 and watch the scene where he and jackson were in the OR and the patient started bleeding out and jackson grabbed the clamp to control the bleed and owen told him not to and that he will do it and jakcson did it anyway and he did not get thrown out of the OR owen actually told him "nice work"!!!. Meanwhile in this situation the patient was not bleeding he was stable and she wanted to practice her skills she was not being bad ass or showing off like most of the residents do all the time and the attendings let them because they know how driven the are . so please can u just stop making owen like some kind of a victim here and i am not saying that mer is the victim either but he didn't kick her out because of the stitch, he kicked her out because he was being unprofessional and because he was irritated by meredith judgement of him.

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can the people talking about how owen was right just go back to episode 7x09 and watch the scene where he and jackson were in the OR and the patient started bleeding out and jackson grabbed the clamp to control the bleed and owen told him not to and that he will do it and jakcson did it anyway and he did not get thrown out of the OR owen actually told him "nice work"!!!. Meanwhile in this situation the patient was not bleeding he was stable and she wanted to practice her skills she was not being bad ass or showing off like most of the residents do all the time and the attendings let them because they know how driven the are . so please can u just stop making owen like some kind of a victim here and i am not saying that mer is the victim either but he didn't kick her out because of the stitch, he kicked her out because he was being unprofessional and because he was irritated by meredith judgement of him.

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That moment between Meredith and Owen regarding Cristina was so intense. It's like you can't help but get frustrated at the both of them because you think that they're both out of line. I don't know how they're going to resolve this but I think it was a very good angle for the writers to go through. Like who is right -- the husband she married right after the trauma or the best friend who was possibly the cause of her going through that trauma. It's exciting to see in what direction this story is going to be in next. Still, that moment wherein Cristina was holding her trout and crying was absolutely beautiful. You could tell it was something monumental for the character. As for the storyline with Teddy, first of all I find it really great how she's so invested in Cristina. I don't think any of her other mentors have had such a deep interest in her development as a doctor. It's a beautiful thing to see that a teacher is so invested in a student and affected by that student's downfall. It's something that is very realistic and something not a lot of shows dive into. When it comes to what may be called "Denny Part II", it seems like it's going into that direction but I'm sure there's a twist in it somewhere. This is the other part that I'm looking forward to the most in 2011. However, I think we need more MerDer scenes. Whatever happened to their baby story?

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It isn't about petty games, like who did what the last time. The situations are different anyway. She took an unnecessary risk with a person's life. When people's lives are on the line, you don't play those types of games. She can also jeopardize his career if something goes wrong, because he is the one that will be held accountable. Undermining him in his OR can cost people their lives. He has every right to levy punishment. Any other attending would have.
You speak as if she is a child that doesn't know right from wrong. She knows that isn't the right thing to do, she did it anyway and she suffered the consequences. She wasn't following anyone's example, she did it because she wanted to.

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It has everything to do with the last time because the attendings are suppose to set the example, not be hypocrites. If you actually read what I said, I already said Mer stepped out of line but its kinda hard to levy punishment when you your self set the precedent for how to act unprofessionally in an OR. No one called Owen on his crap though, he got away with it because he was the attending. He used his position of power. Hey though, i'm glad he was in the ready though to call Mer on her crap. How dare he let her get away with the same unprofessional behavior that he himself did. The example is set from the top. Its hard to gain respect when you don't give it. Mer stepped out of line and made it personal in Owen's OR. She disrespected him. So yes, Owen was right, Mer was out of line. Unfortunately though, she was only following the example that he had set. Maybe if he hadn't opened that can of worms she doesn't act that way in his OR, but he did so as I said before they are both to blame in this one and no one is more right than the other.

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She deserved to get kicked out and he kicked her out. I don't see what the last time has to do with it. Last time he was wrong, this time he was right. He even gave her a warning. Any of the other attendings, except maybe Derek, would have kicked her out for that type of disrespect.

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I get why people see Meredith side more than Owen's. The writers have the annoying habit of making Meredith look bad. Last season it was with the Chief's drinking, Derek was rigth, Meredith was wrong. Now it was with how to handle Cristina. Meredith was proven once again to be wrong, when is Derek's method that facilitates a breakthrough in Cristina struggle. We the audience see this as the writers not being fair to the character of Meredith. The writers need to stop protecting the male characters and they need to stop throwing Meredith under bus to make the male character look like heros.

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