Grey's Anatomy Review: Burning Love

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Questioning of infidelity. Questioning of vows. Questioning of skill. All of these were tackled in the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, "If Only You Were Lonely." So let’s get to it; time to discuss!

Richard in Green

Cases. A nearby coffee shop had an explosion with a machine, sending in some burn victims. How heartbreaking was it that the employee had no idea who her customer was that was so into her? What I do know is that they were some nasty looking injuries. Best part about the case is that it gave a chance for Sloan to have some screen time.

Speaking of... Mark wants to hook Jackson up with someone so he can relieve a little tension. First prospect = April. Even if this doesn’t happen now, it needs to happen at some point! Second prospect = Julia’s friend. Jackson is not interested. Sloan realized it’s because he still is carrying a torch for Little Grey. Could this become a problem for the pair at some point?

Just want to make a note that Jackson and Avery are the new and official BFF/Bromance. Derek and Sloan hardly have any buddy scenes together anymore, even though we were treated to the hot docs and their babies in this episode. Which pairing do you like better?

13%. These are the chances for Morgan’s baby, but if Alex has anything to say about it, he is not going to let anything happen to that boy. Having the parents both be doctors makes you wonder: How do you separate what you know as a doctor but what you want as a parent? That has got to be tough. 

Alex Stepping Up

This case is showing a great side of Alex. He does his best with children. Now the question is, who is on board for an Alex/Morgan hookup? She gave Chris an out and he took it. Gil McKinney played this role and it took me a few minutes to place him. For any Friday Night Lights fans out there, he was Julie’s TA in the final season. Looks like he is good at playing the bad guy because he was a jerk on both.

Heartbreak In The Home. Ohh, Richard. You cannot catch a break. Adele’s condition keeps getting worse and even burned his arm. Meredith recommends checking out the home where Ellis went. I am not sure what is in the cards for these two, but I can guarantee that it will be a tear jerker if anything happens to Mrs. Webber. I have said it before and I am saying it again: Loretta Devine is amazing. This woman deserves an award for her work on this show. 

Adele and Richard Webber

“I Don’t Have Time!” So Cristina is thinking that Owen is cheating on her. Is she wrong to make that assumption? Absolutely not. The signs are there. He isn’t coming home at night, the nurse changed her schedule, they are going through a rough patch. But would Owen actually cheat? Not so sure. This is a good arc to give these two. Kudos to the writers for what is looking to be a well-developed story for the broken couple.

The nurse in question was guest star Summer Glau. I have seen her in a handful of things, but each time they showed her I couldn’t help but think “Man, she looks like Winnie Cooper.” Anyone else agree?

Here is hoping that she sticks around for a few more episodes, at least until we see resolution. If she doesn’t, then what a waste of a guest spot. Did she even have any talking lines?

After Thoughts.

  • Meredith and Derek are on a roll lately. Who else laughed at Miranda coming over to show Derek how to do Zola’s hair??
  • Teddy goes off again on Owen, this time in the OR. Callie is right, you can’t have that happening when you are the Chief of Surgery.
  • Not much happening for April lately. Time to get the girl a boyfriend or a big case. 
  • “I’m going to make the boards my b*tch!” Instant Classic.
So what did you think, Grey’s fans? Was this episode a little slow for your taste? It felt like the writers were setting up arcs for the remainder of the season. The relationship between Cristina and Owen, the possible hookup for Jackson and the triangle with Lexie and Mark, Teddy with a new grant, Callie helping Meredith. It was a solid episode, not the best of the season, but enjoyable and entertaining. Basically what we look for from Grey’s Anatomy. So hit the comments and let us know what you thought.

Is Owen cheating on Cristina? What’s going to happen to Adele? Can Teddy forgive Owen? 


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@Kayliej Teddy works for Owen as Chief of Surgery. In the 'real world' she would not last long talking to her boss like she has been. He can easily discipline her and tell her to shape up or quit. She needs to go to what is called in the work world 'charm school.' The bottom line is the work and she clearly can't do her job.


I'm not annoyed with Teddy, she deserve a pain moment, she lost her husband and her best friend lied to her.
Owen haven't right to be mad with Christina because he always knew what she wants (not have kids). In episode 6.19 when Teddy, Callie, Yang and Owen were doing a cirurgery in a police women she told everyone that she doesn't wanted kids.
So he knew from the beginning, he just think that she will grow up and will want kids.
Adele and Richard are heart breaking, they storyline are so sad.
Mark is annoying and all his crap, every second he is on screen are a waste of time. I hope Lexie doesn't back to him.


I'm not annoyed with teddy, although I seem to be alone in this. Owen needs to leave her alone! Shes doing her job, trying to grieve and hes posturing her ast every turn! If I tell somebody to leave me be and they do tge exact opposite ast every turn I'd be pissed too!


The medicine is so bad. don't you all have tech advisers
ecmo and liquid vent would never be used in premie
oscillation is standard the predictor does not exist except at the time of birth and is quoted as being overly optimistic parents watch and believe this bad fiction.


1) Teddy just leave.. please you are annyoing me soo much. Yes it was bad and yes your husband is dead, but i mean look at her she is a mess - and thats ok, she should take a break or talk to someone. I bet something is going to happen to one of her patients cause she cant concentrate. Owen should stop letting her talk to him like she wants. this is an or - so either you put yourself together or you ***** off - i really hate her at the moment ;)
2) Mark Sloane = Hot, Mark Sloane + Spanish = super hot ;) He is soo funny i love it, the things he says and then the smile ;) when he said to april how awesome Averys Bones are ;) Why is he still in love with lexie tho? annoying. I want Sloane and Lexie - happy NOW ;)
3) Owen is not cheating, Im sure - they slowly have to decide if they wanna be together or not - if he cant get over the baby thing - why are u still together? even i love them together !


I've thought this through and I think that the season finale will include Christina being the only one to fail her boards. She's flaming out over her marriage/love with Owen. She's finally becoming a "human" not a "robot with ice in her veins" as she's been called multiple times. It may be what Owen needs to see in her, but maybe it's not what Christina needs and it might just be the death of them. Teddy may turn up pregnant with Henry's baby and she and Owen may end up together. Personally I hope Teddy would just leave completely and as irritated as I am with Owen, he can go with her.


Serial killer lover, will you miss Cristina when Sandra Oh is written off the show? :)


I think Cris is very distracted and this may affect her chances of passing her boards.Owen has a lot of bad karma with Altman and his marriage problems,somethings gotta give.
MarLexAv back as a SL.Avery still having a thing for Lex,that was the last thing Mark wanted to hear.
Nice to see the dads step up,Der was really worried until Bailey put him straight.Just fleeting MerDer, but at I can cope with Zola as a subsitute for Mer.I hope Lex is persuaded to move to peads


@OK I think that if Arizona wasn't gay, it would have been a disaster cause Alex and her would have got together and he would have fucked it up like he did with Addison. It's much better that he has a mentor with whom nothing can happen.


basically anything with Sloan in this episode (besides the elevator scene) had me dying of laughter!! Adele and Richard are heartbreaking! I like Alex/April and i still kinda like Lexie/Avery (idk what it is but i do!) Mer/Der are always on a roll!!! I think it would be out of character for Owen to cheat but you never know what writers will do. Grey's has been SO GOOD this season hope they finish out strong!! still hoping Mer and Der will be back but I havent been keeping up with will they or wont they

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 16 Quotes

I haven't seen my husband or baby since yesterday and I don't even care because Callie blew my mind. I'm going to make the boards my bitch!


As surgeons, we are trained to consult with each other, to get opposing views. We even encourage patients to get second opinions. But why seek a second opinion when you know you're right?