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Grey's Anatomy Review: And The Beat Goes On...

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Oh, George O’Malley. It seems like forever ago that you were called 007 and fixing hearts in elevators. Having your mom check into the hospital was instant emotion, and it was great. So let’s waste no more time, get ready to stare at the "Heart-Shaped Box."

This episode pulled at the heart strings in the simplest of ways, but also had some light, fun moments. Let’s start there...

Lexie Bangs

The Plastics Posse. One word. Hilarious. The characters of Sloan and Avery have really found a footing that is enjoyable to watch. They have been providing the laughter in the past several installments of the series. Sloan talking with Derek and Alex about it was funny enough, but the make up scene between the boys was perfection. The love triangle is definitely moving forward after Jackson kicked Lexie to the curb. 

Shippers are up in the air about this. Many think Lexie is immature, she doesn’t deserve either, blah blah. I personally think she’s the luckiest girl on the show. But she has now found herself alone. It’s about time Jackson smartened up and realized the situation and its longevity. How long until Lexie is falling back into the McSteamy trap? Kudos to Avery for being mature and handling things so well. That man just gave us something else to admire... about him besides those eyes and abs.

The Men of Lexie Grey

“I will not have another O’Malley lost under this roof!” Debra Monk returned as Mrs. O’Malley and brought some serious memories with her. George is not a character I think about much, not even one I miss the most. But, boy, can you not help but love his mother. Her interactions with everyone were excellent, it was like no time had passed since Monk last played the character.

The scene with her and Callie (Remember Callie O’Malley!!!) after her procedure was raw and perfect. It was so long ago that Callie was her daughter-in-law, it feels like another lifetime. Having Monk come back was a wonderful idea on the writers' part. I can't be the only one who enjoyed it.

Doctor Teddy Altman

Even though 007 was not the best character to walk the halls of Seattle Grace, he provided one of the best twists on television. Ever. Who else remembers George’s mangled face and Meredith’s reaction to discovering who the John Doe was? Top five best Grey’s scenes of all time.

The Bailey Battle. Meredith and Miranda went head to head once again. After the previous fight on the baseball field, I thought we were past this. Looks like Bailey is starting to come around and, although Meredith was completely wrong with what she did, it is about time. These two work best together when on the same team, so let’s get there, ladies.

Ted and Hen

After Thoughts...

  • Is it me or does Scott Foley get better looking with each episode? 
  • Speaking of... since when is it okay for husbands to watch from the gallery? Henry’s coughing up blood is not looking too good. Any guesses on what’s next for him?
  • Alex admits to not thinking about George because it leads to him thinking about Izzie. He needs a new girl and fast.
  • Less Kepner tonight. Who was pumped about it?
  • Alfre Woodard guest starred as the author patient of Derek’s and Lexie’s. This was one case that although wasn’t too interesting or emotionally invested that was enjoyable. Plus, her voice is awesome.
  • A sweater set. Bailey is always on with the perfect advice for her children residents. Hopefully the sweater can help in the Zola situation next week.
So what did you think, TV Fanatics? Did you enjoy "Heart-Shaped Box” or was it a let down? Who else was emotional watching Mrs. O’Malley? Make you long for the days of early seasons? Sound off and let us know what you thought. Make sure to check back for the latest Grey’s Anatomy Round Table in the near future, too. Until next week...

Review

Editor Rating: 3.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (356 Votes)
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Lexie should be with Mark all the way! I've said it from the beginning.
Mrs O'Malley, bless her. She's so wonderful. You know what, I'm pretty tired of Meredith and Miranda fighting all the time. I get it, what Meredith did was wrong, but come on.. Build a bridge and get over it. Best part of this episode was the Mark and Jackson scenes. I love their new bromance! The Plastics Posse, hilarious!

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hi!
does anyone know the last song of this epi? thanks in advance. cats

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hi!
does anyone know the last song of the episode when Hunt is talking to Derek?
thanks in advance.
cats

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O wait, everybody says: Lexie never loved Jackson.. Remember when Jackson said: I don't want you if you're still in love with Mark,(Or something like that) and she grabbed his hand.. she knew that he was better for her, and she wanted to try.. So don't say that she never loved him or anything else .. because she chose Jackson over Mark at the end of one episode..

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I love Mark and Lexie, and do you know what i think? Jackson hurt Lexie, so if Mark found out about it... The plastic posse will be over soon! ;)

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It's so unfair that LEXIE gets to make medical history!!! And with Derek!!!! somehow, it should totally be Meredith!!! Come on GA!!! Have some good stuff. I luv this show from beginning, don't want to not luv it now....... :(

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This episode is totally great. Still don't understand why Bailey was so upset with Meredith....someone tell me exactly what Meredith did wrong?? Cuz somehow, I thought GA was over this & they could get back to a normal life???? Honestly, Shonda... :|

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April is so irritating that I get headaches ! lol !

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Loved this episode. But gosh, I will always miss the absence of poor George O'Malley.

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Really good epi. Love, love, love Cris/Mer/Alex scenes or any of them together!! Just PLEASE get rid of Tedious...she's awful to look at & such a weak actor; plus her character is USELESS. And while you get rid of her, please take April with you...so irritating that I want to scream. Loved Mer/Bailey in OR, Mark/Avery bromance, Der/Alex/Mark scene, Mer/Mrs. O'Malley & of course, MER/DER!!!

Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 8 Quotes

I will not have another O'Malley lost under this roof.

Bailey

Avery, today's the day! You pumped? Get pumped!

Sloan

Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 8 Music

  Song Artist
Song Show Me Miss Li
Hold on 4 Hold On Mozella iTunes
How come you never go there How Come You Never Go There Feist iTunes