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Grey's Anatomy Midseason Report Card: B+

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Grey's Anatomy is on hiatus. This is the bad news.

But the break at least provides fans with the opportunity to stop, sit back and analyze what we've seen so far on season eight. Who has been the best character? The worst? What do we hope to see in 2012? Let's get right to it...

Der, Mer and Zola

Best Character: Although I want to pick Cristina Yang for the sole purpose that she is my favorite, this season belongs to Meredith Grey. She is the heart and soul of the show and has been outstanding. She has continuously fought with her husband, lost her daughter, lost her clinical trial, got blacklisted by Bailey and her faux father took the blame for something she did. Of course, this is something she brought on herself, but that is what we love about her.

She never sees things in black or white. She knew it was wrong to mess with Derek’s trial, but it was for Richard and Adele. This is a character that used to be so dark and twisty and has now grown into a more mature woman. Ellen Pompeo has been at the top of her game this season.

Worst Character: April Kepner. Although the girl has grown in terms of likeability, her downfalls still outweigh the positives. She doesn’t really bring too much to the table. She wasn’t the best choice for Chief Resident; she doesn’t seem to be on the same level surgical wise and she hasn’t carried a story on her own that makes us care about her. I can’t say I would really miss her if she was gone. If the character were to get involved in a relationship, say with Alex, she might be more important.

Most Underused Character: Mark Sloan. This is a man who used to perform brilliant surgeries (rebuilding Jane Doe’s face, anyone??) and provide some of the most tension-filled scenes. Now he is more like a gorgeous backdrop. We don’t need that. We need more of McSteamy doing what he does best. He needs his own stories and he needs to take his shirt off ASAP. Luckily, Sloan has brought the GA comedy scale up a bit with his bromances and mentoring Jackson.

Favorite Guest Star: Debra Monk. Mama O’Malley was a simple reminder of why we love Grey’s. Plus, she was able to bring back the memory of George in a way that wasn’t corny and didn’t feel forced.

Best Episode: “Dark Was The Night.” The mid-season finale could have easily been a season finale. Henry passed and Teddy doesn’t know, Mer and Alex are stuck in the rain with a newborn and some bodies in the street, Cristina realized who she performed surgery on... and the news came that Zola is not coming back. Shonda pulled with our heartstrings on this one.

Just want to mention that there have been two really fun episodes and they deserve a shout out: “What Is It About Men” and “Put Me In, Coach."

Worst Episode: “Poker Face.” Not that it was a terrible episode, but compared to the others, it falls short.

Best Ongoing Storyline: It took a while to warm up to the Teddy/Henry marriage. It seemed like Henry came on as just an extra for a character we weren’t too emotionally invested in. Then it hit. Having him die in the OR while Teddy performs surgery down the hall was heartbreaking. Her not knowing her husband is dead? That is like a punch in the gut.

I’m not saying that Teddy and Henry were the best couple with the best stories of the season. But I am pretty sure that what we are about to endure with the new widow and her complications with one of her oldest friends who held out the news, as well as her protégé who performed the surgery, will be classic Grey’s.

Runner Up goes to the Zola arc, bringing together Mer, Der and Alex. This has showcased some of the best acting skills of the series.

Grade So Far: B+

Hopes for 2012: Lexie and Sloan back together, Teddy mourns Henry is a heartbreaking way, more stories of Webber and Adele’s alzhiemers, Meredith and Derek getting back on solid ground completing the season with the finished Dream House, Cristina continuing to rock and Alex getting a real shot at love.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, TV FANATICS? WHAT GRADE WOULD YOU GIVE THIS HALF OF THE SEASON?

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Liked some of the episodes, but wouldn't go as far to say is Loved. If Ellen/Patrick are going to leave, would like to see the house finished before season, and some brilliant reason why they are leaving, something to beleieve. Don't want the zola issue brought back, hope it sticks, I just don't believe that it is all that they are about (Meredith and Derek) as to having a kid and that it is there only story. I do agree that Christina has give an outstanding performance this season, love her, along with Richard and Alex.

Jesse-james

Best Character: I'm gonna go with the originals; Meredith, Christina and Alex. Worst Character: April, She's funny sometimes but just wish she did more or something. Most Underused: Alex; I wish we could actually see him happy in a relationship and get some flashbacks of his past, we hear it but dont see it. Would be interesting. Favorite Guest Stars: O'Malley's Mother was really awesome. / Anyone from "Private Practice", I love the cross-overs. Best Episode: They keep getting better for me, so all of them. Worst Episode: Havent seen one in any of the "Grey's Anatomy" episodes. (I literally love every episode) Hopes for 2012:
1) Another cross-over episode with people we havent seen on "Grey's Anatomy" yet,(Violet, Pete, Charlotte, Cooper) or havent seen on "Private Practice" yet,(Alex, Meredith, Christina, Derek)
2) The Dream House Built.
3) Alex finding love.
4) More Webber and Adele, I wanna see more of the Alzhiemers storyline.
5) To see Izzie or Burke return for an episode.

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Blu

Best Character: mmmmm Yang, because she got to show so much range. She's been fun to watch and she's grown. Second best: for me is Avery. He finally got back to being the badass surgeon that he came in as. He's handled the entire Lexie and Sloan thing so maturely...I loved it, his speech when he broke up with Lexie. His bromance with Sloan is fantastic. I just like his character and I'm grateful that they are finally cultivating it, because he's always had so much potential as a character and he was falling short.Third best The chief. Who knew he was so entertaining outside of the desk? I love him! Worst Character: April. She's underused. I don't get the point of her being there. She can go entire episodes w/o being seen or missed. For the longest I couldn't understand why April, Teddy, Arizona, and even my beloved Avery were granted main character status. April especially was the worst. I still don't get her purpose for being there. She needs a story...or to just be gone. Most Underused Character: Sloan. I love Sloan and he's been catching it for the past two seasons. Last year he was villianized for knocking up Callie and pretty much spent the entire season being regaled to hapless buffoon or being everyone's punching bag or puppy to be kicked. He was taking the backseat to calzona.This season, I love him as Daddy, and I love his bromance with Avery but I still want more. What happen to him being Derek's best friend? What happen to him flirting with the nurses? What happen to his occasional interactions with Bailey that were laughable? I want more Sloan. Fave guest star: Debbie Allen just because it's Debbie Allen. Best Episode: Crazy enough,the boys episode. I tend to like the male characters more than the females on this show. I loved watching it from their perspective, loved watching their issues for a change, it was a much welcomed reprieve. It had the perfect mix of drama and humor and it was just fun. I actually found that to be the most entertaining episode for me. Worst Episode:The musical...oh wait, that was last season. Best ongoing storyline: Henry and Teddy. It's funny how all it took was Scott Foley to make Teddy an interesting and actual likeable character. I've enjoyed watching them together. It isn't the first time that I've liked one person and disliked another in a ship (I like Callie but loathe Arizona for example) but Henry made me like teddy. I've actually looked forward to their moments. Runner Up: The chief getting acclimated to not being the chief. I love him now that he's out of the office. he's awesome. I love how he has this father like relationship with Bailey. I'm still in support of Bailey being pissed...hell she's the only one willing to hold Mer accountable for her idiotic actions and that makes me scream Team Bailey from the rooftop. I love the chief's meddling and interactions with the residents and interns...people he never really got to interact with on a peer level. Grade: B. Hopes:They continue to focuse on the original characters and keep the streak of less calzona. Teddy leaves. Alex gets more of a storyline outside of trying to (unneccessairly) redeem himself. Sloan becomes kickass sloan again.

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Best Character: Richard, from the moment he stepped down as CoS, he became fun character (excellent performance).
Worst Character: Bailey, totally out of her element this season (love CW so)
Most Underused Character: Alex
Favorite Guest Star: Katherine Jackson and the actress that played the writer
Best Episode: Love loss and legacy.
Worst Episode: -
Worst Ongoing Storyline: Mer/Der/Zola
Hopes for 2012: MerDer 'post-it' marriage is over. All emotional affairs are over..

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Saad702

Disagree! An Easy A for effort. Greys has come full circle in many ways. Sure S7 n most of six was pretty bland but those were growing pains in my opinion, the writers were trying new stories and plots but they came back to the Greys we love. I like the big cast, they have variety and that's great.
We have seen some good stories, excellent medical cases that served as metaphors for the Drs lives. Its been good. Best ep. Dark was the night.
Best arc: Mer/Der arc with Zola.
Best guest star : Tie between Mama O Malley and Katherine Jackson.
Best couple: Callie and Arizona.
Hopes for 2012 I want to see Zola. The The House. And more of the same.

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Hopes for 2012: Lexie and Sloan back together, THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS

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well, first of all, you might notice that i am a HUGE teddy/henry fan.... and hopefully soon to be owen/teddy fan since henry is gone :( best character- teddy. i adore her commitment, confidence, and personality worst- april! she is absolutly nothing to the show, just an annoying whinner who gives me migranes fav guest star- henry! best episode- darkbwas the night, and heart shaped box (lots of suspense at very end with henry throwing up blood) worst- none so far- luv this show! and i always find something great with every episode best storyline- teddy And henry. also mer/der/zola grade- A- keep up the good work GA! best scene- teddy and henry in the on call room! and when christina finds out it was henry on the table hopes for 2012-
-owen and teddy get together. christina has absolutly no business with owen. she is a mean person and have nothing in common like teddy and owen do. and maybe teddy even get pregnant! but that seems like a little too much to ask considering many people don't like her character. dont know why though.... shes awesome! like she makes me want to go to med school and be a doctor... is that even normal?!
-meredith and derek get zola! they've worked so hard and they just took her from underbthe now happy couple. And even better- meredith gets pregnant!!!
-april and jackson get together- well thats if april doesnt leave the show!
-lexie and marknget back together- they were always cut out for each other considering the feelingsbshe was having for him when she was with jackson.
-alex somehow finds love and gets that peds fellowship!

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when does the next episode air???

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith
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