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Grey's Anatomy Review: Can I Get Some Help Here?

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This was one of those Grey's Anatomy episodes that viewers will either love or hate. They will love the fact that it focused on the heart of this series: Yang and Grey. They will hate that the other main characters were pretty much MIA and the majority of the other individuals featured were new. Where do you fall in this debate?

Let’s discuss "Beautiful Doom."

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I adored the hour. It focused on the two characters that are most beloved. Those who have been watching Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning feel a connection to these women. Nothing was proven more in this episode that these girls have grown up in a major way, but they both need help from time to time.

Goodbye Minnesota. The writers took a major chance on sending Cristina to another hospital. How was this going to work? Was it going to work? Turns out it did.

Yang developed quite the friendship with Dr. Thomas and the events here were a shock. She was able to learn from this man in a way she hasn’t learned since Dr. Burke. There had to be a reason to send Yang back to Seattle. Who would have guessed that her Clinic BFF would drop dead in the OR? Shonda... you did it again. I know I wasn’t the only one who teared up when Mr. Feeny died. William Daniels, you were a great addition to the show. Who knows, maybe he is heading back to his old stomping grounds.

The death of her dinosaur friend sent Yang back to Meredith. Is she here to stay? I’m guessing yes - and couldn’t be more happy!

This Isn’t Lexie. Meredith struggled with a case that resembled the same trauma Lexie endured in the woods. Did it hit a little close to home? Absolutely. It needed to. There has hardly been any mention of Little Grey this season. Let’s not forget that she was Mer’s sister, Jackson’s girlfriend and a co-worker and friend to everyone else.

Mer rocked it as a successful mother who needed a little help. Zola got passed around through the doctors, but Grey was able to save her patient. She even finished up with a 30-second dance party. Awesome.

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Grown Ups. These characters have made some serious strides since they started out at Seattle Grace. Watching Meredith get her daughter ready for day care, remembering the fish sticks for multi-cultural day, all while potty training Zola and saving a woman? It has never been more obvious that she is no longer dark and twisty. I can’t say that I don’t miss the train wreck she used to be, but Grey is all grown up. Yang too - she’s more evolved, caring, compassionate. Love it.

The switching back and forth and split screens of the two BFFs were a little much at times, but it worked. Grey’s Anatomy continues to find ways to hook its viewers back in when things haven’t been completely up to par. 

Overall, a great episode. We lost a new friend but Seattle gained back an old one. Spending so much time on these characters led to some hilarious one liners that you can check out on the Grey’s Anatomy quotes page. Hit up the comments section and let us know what you thought of “Beautiful Doom.”

Did you enjoy the focus on the BFFs or did you miss the rest of the SGH crew? Check back later in the for the . Until next time, TV Fanatics. 

Review

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Suzanne

His "you impressed? ... [You are] just too prideful to admit it. But that's okay" line was delivered with nurturance. He showed that his move was more appropriate to the patient but didn’t shame Cristina for having insisted less beneficial method. He then went on to explain how his method is done. His attentive to Cristina was further shown when he continued on to say, "Because I devoted my life to doing it...so, what is your signature move, hmm? Life is short. You've seen that yourself. So, you better get at it". He recognized that Cristina doesn’t have a signature move. Rather than giving her strict orders to develop her own or abasing her for falling short, he reminded her that life is short and art isn’t created overnight. His care of Cristina was shown when he suggested her to “better get at it�. A tricky area for most parents, especially for those with adult children, is stepping in their children’s lives and encouraging or suggesting something to their kids without being seen as the meddler. But Dr Thomas did this quite well. He understood Cristina. He probed her with the right amount of judgement and criticism without sending her into a rage. Like most parents, he has high expectations of Yang and believes that she’s great. This is shown when he tells her that she will be the surgeon of her generation (s9e5). And let’s not forget the most important characteristic of parents: being there for you to give you a hug. A hug is warm embrace and a sign of caring. At the end of episode 3, Dr Thomas offers Cristina a handkerchief. Although they don’t physically hug, Dr Thomas’s action of handing Cristina a handkerchief is a sign of caring. He could’ve just behaved indifferently toward Cristina’s situation and let her be. But much like parents would, he checks on Cristina. What I found quite neat was that Dr Thomas’s parental attitude toward Cristina isn’t one sided. It works in reverse as well. Cristina’s behavior toward Dr Thomas is much like an adult child behaving to his/her parents. In episode four, when Dr Thomas performed the surgery using more up-to-date method, Dr Thomas was having trouble and was about to quit. However, Cristina helps him by telling him to “turn his right wrist like this�. Cristina essentially saved him from being forced to retire.
With the changing technology, there’s a clear ageism in the society. It is almost as if not being able to use computers or being less sensitive to changes in technology is forcing older generation to be pigeon holed and retire. This is much like Dr Thomas’s case. So, often times children of those older generation steps in to “save� their parents. I’m sure many of us (or had someone on our behalf) to step up an internet payment for their parents because the vendor no longer accepted in-store or mail-in payments.

Suzanne

I’ve always been okay with characters dying in Grey's. But I cannot stand that Dr Thomas died. I see two plausible reasons for Dr Thomas’s death: To bring Cristina back to Seattle or to illustrate that devoted surgeons like Cristina and Dr Thomas who has “little regard for anything but their craft� (s9e5) will go down fighting for what they love to do. I personally felt that Dr Thomas’s death was as mournful as George, Lexie and Mark’s even though his character was more recently introduced. I wasn’t sure why at first, then I realized that because Dr Thomas wasn’t just her mentor – but the way I saw it, he parented her like a way you would "parent" an adult child. He was attentive to Cristina and her cared about her development as a surgeon. In episode three, when he showed her his signature move, he wasn't being a boastful jerk. He wasn't taking a holier-than-thou stand or flaunted that his method was superior to Cristina’s beloved LVAD suggestion. His "you impressed? ... [You are] just too prideful to admit it. But that's okay" line was delivered with nurturance. He showed that his move was more appropriate to the patient but didn’t shame Cristina for having insisted less beneficial method. He then went on to explain how his method is done. His attentive to Cristina was further shown when he continued on to say, "Because I devoted my life to doing it...so, what is your signature move, hmm? Life is short. You've seen that yourself. So, you better get at it". He recognized that Cristina doesn’t have a signature move. Rather than giving her strict orders to develop her own or abasing her for falling short, he reminded her that life is short and art isn’t created overnight. His care of Cristina was shown when he suggested her to “better get at it�. A tricky area for most parents, especially for those with adult children, is stepping in their children’s lives and encouraging or suggesting something to their kids without being seen as the meddler. But Dr Thomas did this quite well. He understood Cristina. He probed her with the right amount of judgement and criticism without sending her into a rage. Like most parents, he has high expectations of Yang and believes that she’s great. This is shown when he tells her that she will be the surgeon of her generation (s9e5). And let’s not forget the most important characteristic of parents: being there for you to give you a hug. A hug is warm embrace and a sign of caring. At the end of episode 3, Dr Thomas offers Cristina a handkerchief. Although they don’t physically hug, Dr Thomas’s action of handing Cristina a handkerchief is a sign of caring. He could’ve just behaved indifferently toward Cristina’s situation and let her be. But much like parents would, he checks on Cristina. What I found quite neat was that Dr Thomas’s parental attitude toward Cristina isn’t one sided. It works in reverse as well. Cristina’s behavior toward Dr Thomas is much like an adult child behaving to his/her parents. In episode four, when Dr Thomas performed the surgery using more up-to-date method, Dr Thomas was having trouble and was about to quit. However, Cristina helps him by telling him to “turn his right wrist like this�. Cristina essentially saved him from being forced to retire.
With the changing technology, there’s a clear ageism in the society. It is almost as if not being able to use computers or being less sensitive to changes in technology is forcing older generation to be pigeon holed and retire. This is much like Dr Thomas’s case. So, often times children of those older generation steps in to “save� their parents. I’m sure many of us (or had someone on our behalf) to step up an internet payment for their parents because the vendor no longer accepted in-store or mail-in payments. Dr Thomas will be sorely missed

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Cristina may not be "cheating" by your definition but she's a married woman sleeping around, physically separated or not. Rationalize it anyway you want to. The thing that bugs me is how Shonda is ambiguous when it comes to controversy as far as Cristina is concerned. It was never made clear on screen if she and Owen were talking divorce or legal separation. It was never made clear how she ended up with Parker being her sex friend. And I still am curious how she got pregnant the second time, negligence on her part or failed birth control? The answers to these questions are not factual. Yet when it comes to Owen Shonda made sure it was shown why he cheated. I like Cristina and Owen and want them back together but I get sick of the double standard for males on this show.

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Cristina is not cheating. They're separated. On a break. Even KMK said so. She's free to do whatever she wants and with whom she wants to. To be fiercely critical because a woman sleeps with another man after her husband have betrayed and being separated both emotionally and physically but minimize his fault for sleeping with another woman while they were still under the same roof and there had been no separation and while she was trying to mend things the best way she knew, can only come from the mouth of another woman.
For me is incredible how women can be so mean at each other. Christ!
DOUBLE STANDARDS MUCH?!
Stop pity man who do this. There wasn't excuse for what he did. If he was so unhappy with her should have left her. Divorce.

Sarah silva

What a fantastic episode!
One of the best in Grey's history!
I knew Christina was heading back to Seattle when she was sitting alone near the end, her friend and new mentor died and she had no reason to stay. I knew she would show up at Meredith's but it still made me cry!
Whether Mer was trying to save that woman because she felt it was similar to Lexie or not, just goes to show that she is a fantastic surgeon.
Now that Christina is back I hope there hope for her and Owen.

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I loved the episode...I was crying and I have been a viewer since the beginning. The relationship between Christina and Dr. Thomas was wonderful for both of them...very traumatic. Shondra Rhimes has made this season a masterpiece! I'm so glad each character is shown a "reason" for returning to Seattle Grace!

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Great episode it was funny and dramatic! I like seeing the episode just focusing on Cristina and Mereith ( Im not sure I spelled that right). I was bummed we didnt see Arizona AT ALL. I knew Dr. Thomas was gonna die but what killed him???

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Sad, but I knew that it was highly likely Dr Thomas would die doing his job, whiilst Cris was in Minnesota. Cris needed a reason to return to SGH and Dr Thomas has been great for her. Sad to see the end of his character though.
Love MerCris. Happy that both characters have been allowed to grow up in a well rounded way!

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For St. Elsewhere fans like me, Dr. Thomas was a continuation of the character of Dr. Mark Craig. I will miss his interaction with Christina. They could have gone on to do many things together, but he left on top as it he shiould have.

Egrey

I will miss dr.tomas but at least yang's back in seattle
tears rolled down throughout the episode it was beautiful
AMAZING!

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 5 Quotes

I can't move. I need to move but I can't. I think I may be frozen to this spot.

Cristina

Somethings are simply out of your control. You can't change them, you can't bend them to your will.

Meredith

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 5 Music

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On an on ghosts Ghosts On An On iTunes
Daniel ellsworth and the great lakes passenger Passenger Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes iTunes
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