Grey's Anatomy Review: One Step At A Time

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One of the best things about Grey’s Anatomy is that it shows us cases that are so intriguing and heartfelt that you can’t change the channel. This is exactly what happened on the latest installment, "This Magic Moment."

The docs worked on a case of conjoined twins, while other drama continued around the hospital. What else is new, right? Time to discuss...

Anybody Got a Scalpel?

Separation. The big case this week involved conjoined twin girls. Richard snaking Alex’s procedures? So not cool. Alex has always been the underdog, but it's about time for him to shine. This man needs some confidence - and a lady - now.

Arizona being a crazy monster led to the short scene of Calzona that we have had since the show returned. These two keep it light and funny and have been more enjoyable to watch in recent episodes than previous seasons. 

The best part about this surgery? It got all the fifth years back in the gallery to complain about everyone else. It was pretty much awesome and they definitely don’t do this enough anymore. Some of the better scenes are those of all the residents together... being residents. 

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One Step At A Time. Ben and Bailey are back! The two have gotten back together and are definitely a much better fit than she was with Eli. You have to give it to Ben, the guy is funny. Meredith as the buffer between these two was perfect. Bailey was right; she did used to have the husband/baby/career and she lost it. Now Meredith has it, so let’s hope after all the stuff she has been through this will last. Having Meredith and Bailey work together now that the clinical trial mess has passed was fun. These two always play well off of each other and I wish they had more scenes together.

Bailey and Ben are super cute, though, and deserver their own official moniker. So let’s heart it, Grey’s fans. B Squared? The B Sharps? Hit up the Comments section with your suggestions!

Avery and Hunt

The Continuing Death. This was something I did not expect. It had been two weeks since Henry had died and Teddy was still having Cristina on repeat explaining the surgery. It made sense. The two most perfect, anal, focused heart surgeons are so alike. Teddy has never been high on my list of favorite characters, but her friendship with Cristina has really made me like her much more. 

Here is hoping these two can stand by each other, considering Teddy is now a widow and Cristina’s marriage is shaky at best.

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Side Notes

  • How awkward was the small scene between Lexie and Sloan? I felt so terrible for her, especially after she spent all day updating the parents instead of operating on the twins.
  • Meredith and Derek are the cutest parents ever! The video camera and Zola walking? Adorable.
  • Ellen Pompeo is totally on her game this season. My girl crush is rising, quickly.
  • Good for April for having a voice. I was getting a little tired of hearing the Henry Surgery on repeat too. 
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So what did you think, TV Fanatics? Did you enjoy “This Magic Moment?" Grey’s Anatomy is producing a solid season so far and this episode, although not the best, was enjoyable and entertaining.
Sound off below and don’t forget to check back early next week for the official Grey’s Anatomy Round Table!


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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (331 Votes)

Also Teddy and Christina. I absolutely love their scenes! Pretty intense!


Mark and Lexie. They need to get backkk!!
Alex and Kepner I feel should be given a shot again.
Loved the episode. Except Webber being sneaky. That was MEAN!


This was a good episode. I agree Alex deserves is change to shine. And I loved Bailey and Ben. I love Ben he is funny. I never really like Eli but that because I love Ben.


2) this is a minor one, but who else who is a hard-core fanatic (like, obsessive the way folks are meant to be about Star Trek or Dr. Who) totally LURVED the scene where Mer brought Zola into the gallery? I picture Meredith as a child, being brought into the gallery by Thatcher on the sly, so she could see mommy at work. I could never imagine Ellis proudly carrying a young Meredith on her hip, inviting her fellow residents to "look at this face!" In fact, I couldn't imagine that there even was a 24-7 daycare center for the staffs' children. What a great bit of subtle progress for the history of the characters' world. In fact, I could imagine, if the Chief-Karev subplot hadn't been used, the Chief sitting in the gallery with Mer and Zo, commenting on how he only remembered Mer being in the gallery when Thatcher brought her, and how happy he was to see Meredith happier in her motherhood than Ellis was in hers.
....Or am I giving the writers too much credit? :-)


On the subtle side, we have the following:
1) Teddy and Christina. Man oh man, Christina gets Teddy more than Owen possibly ever did. Here are all the main residents calling it totally wrong, and Christina knew ALL ALONG that what Teddy was doing was using Yang as a friggin' mirror. Yang patiently served as Teddy's sounding board, doing what every family member who has ever lost a loved one on an OR table would do if they had the insight that a world-class surgeon like Teddy has. And doing it, and doing it, until Teddy... finally... got it, and understood that nothing else could have been done. Yang was willing to give Owen up early on because she sensed that Teddy understood her; two seasons later we get to understand that Christina also really, really gets Teddy.
....continues more....


I have to say that I loved the balance between the obvious drama/gags and the very subtle character/story development. On the obvious side, the audience was presented with the Karev-Chief interactions (come on, Alex, he's playing you! Don't you remember what he did to Hunt in season six with that supposedly inoperable cancer patient who wanted to see her daughter get married??) and Lexie's reaction to everyone's universal love of... eye-chick (and I love the bluetooth gag). Comment continues... maybe...


Hate Lexie with Derek in Neuro - Would love to see Meridith back in Neuro -And would like to see Lexie back with Mark, Alex as Chief Resident and Avery and April together. Hopefully this will all happen soon.


Loved it, the whole snapping of everyone during practice surgery, Arizona being a pain in the rear, Teddy making Cristina repeat over and over again isn't/wasn't that annoying I felt her pain of grief brother was murdered in'1997 and I just read the article over and over again it was how I came to reality that he was gone forever....and Callie giving Arizona a taste of how much of a pain in the rear she was during surgery was cute...I have the biggest crush on Callie/Sara Ramirez


I agree with Natalie: Benley! I was thinking "BB".


How awesome and refreshing was Teddy's response to Christina's "I'm Sorry"... for once TV writers did not write the blame game. There was no slap across the face. Instead, Teddy gracefully reassured Christina that there was no blame to shoulder and that there was no doubt that Christina had done everything right. I wanted to hug each of them. I was not a fan of Teddy before, but now I am. I just wish the writers had not written the death of Henry.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 11 Quotes

Our actions decide what kind of life they will lead.


Say you're in the OR. Repairing a vena cava. When suddenly everything goes to hell. So, you cut this, suture that, and soon that crappy situation is a thing of the past. Too bad you can't meet all of life's challenges with a surgical scalpel. I mean, you could try. But I'm pretty sure that would be considered assault.

Meredith Grey

Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 11 Music

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Adaline sparks Sparks Adaline iTunes
Early morning rebel life boat Life Boat Early Morning Rebel iTunes
Sleeping at last tethered Tethered Sleeping At Last iTunes