Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!
Our Grey's Anatomy review broke down "Remember the Time" in great detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff members Courtney Morrison, Sean McKenna and Christina Tran have assembled for their weekly Q&A discussion.
Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!
1. What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Courtney: I LOVED Cristina telling Owen about the time in the forest while he gave her a bath. Spectacular acting by Sandra Oh once again. Talking about the animals trying to eat Lexie and the bugs in Arizona's leg... heartbreaking stuff right there. Girlfriend already needs an Emmy for Grey's Anatomy Season 9 and it's only Episode 2.
Christina: Bailey: "All I keep thinking is that we are going to crash on a tropical island and get attacked by a polar bear." Sigh, I still miss LOST.
Sean: Cristina listening to a message from Meredith and calling her to tell her she was her person. These two are just made for each other.
2. Of the survivors, whose life is changing the most?
Courtney: The obvious answer is Arizona, but I'm going with Yang. She's always been the tough one and able to handle crazy situations. She operated with a shooter there, she was there for the bomb explosion. She has always been one to thrive in stressful situations. But how much can she handle before she actually breaks? Between being with her father when he passed, Burke getting shot then later leaving her, 007, Teddy's husband, operating with a shooter, the bomb... something has got to give. I'm thinking the tough Cristina we once knew is gone.
Christina: Arizona. What is she going to do?! Callie was right: the old Arizona is clearly gone.
Sean: Cristina because she just doesn't have the same coping capabilities as Meredith. And being in the new place without that support system? She's gone through so many crazy things that it's going to be hard to be the exact same Cristina we once knew.
3. Did you get all of the answers you were looking for or do you think that too many plot holes were left open?
Courtney: Ehhh... not really. I would have liked to see Cristina get better and out of the hospital as well as some type of explanation about Mark's issues. I felt like the Arizona and Derek arc were wrapped up nice though.
Christina: No, like Courtney, I wanted and found myself needing to know more about Mark's digressing condition.
Sean: I think it did a decent job with what happened, but I'm more interested in seeing the characters overcome the situation. It was such a dramatic turn of events that I'm curious to see how everyone moves forward.
4. Do you think Cristina will come back to SGH? If so, why and when?
Courtney: She has to, it's not the same without her! She will be back because her people are at SGH... her husband, her best friend, her life. Plus, she really doesn't fit in at her new hospital so it will only be a matter of time until she has had enough. I'm guessing by episode five she will be back to being Yang, the legend.
Christina: Of course Cristina will eventually be back. With the way things are looking for her, I'll give it one to two more episodes for her return.
Sean: Yes, this is Grey's Anatomy. They can prolong it all they want but she belongs there. I've never doubted that she'll be back.
5. Mark Sloan had a proper send off. Lexie? Not so much. She has hardly been mentioned in the first two episodes of the season. What's the deal?
Courtney: It's almost like she didn't exist! Although, she had a sad sendoff in the finale, she deserves more than a quick mention here and there. She was Mer's sister, Derek's sister in law and mentee at one point, Sloan's love, and Jackson's girlfriend. I would like to see how they react to the loss of this important character.
Christina: It's messed up! I loved Lil' Grey, and she deserved so much more than a mention here or there. I'm still not sure why the writers didn't try to at least include a scene or two with her in the season premiere along with Sloan's flashbacks.
Sean: I feel like her send off was in the season finale. It was well done and as sad as it was it closed her chapter. I think if they spent more time with Lexie again, it could have taken away from Sloan's goodbye.
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