Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!
Last week's Grey's Anatomy review broke down "Walking on a Dream" in great detail. Now, TV Fanatic staff members Sean McKenna, Christina Tran and Steve Marsi are back for a Q&A discussion of many of the episode's events. Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!
1. What was your favorite quote or scene from the episode?
Courtney: I loved all of Meredith's scenes where she kept crying. She was hilarious and so relatable!
Sean: Cristina fighting for the Africa program was funny. Her giving her little rant while everyone looked on as if they had no idea what she was doing was perfect. Granted, I had a feeling it wouldn't get cut, but Cristina finds a way to crack me up with her spitfire personality.
Steve: I'm always a sucker for Calzona so I'll go with their beach trip at the end.
2. If you had Alana's job, which part of the hospital are you cutting?
Courtney: She might be right with the ER. We don't see too many scenes down there anymore, so I wouldn't miss it too much.
Sean: I'm surprised she doesn't start cutting doctors yet. A lot of them must be making bank, and that's aside from the survivors getting their boatload of money, so taking out a few doctors might save the place a fair amount. Then again, who to cut? I guess I'm glad I'm not in her position because either way, Alana's gonna get to be the villain.
Steve: Sadly, the #1 way to get the red ink off the books is by cutting senior staff and overworking younger, lesser-paid staff. I hope this doesn't mean some of the senior-most surgeons are vulnerable on Grey's but there's no way someone in Alana's position wouldn't consider it. Other than that, she may want to pursue alternative treatments that involve less actual cutting. That sound you hear is Cristina bawling.
3. Ross is starting to get more screen time along with Jo. Who’s your favorite intern?
Courtney: Smash Williams... I mean Dr. Ross! Love him! Jo is a close second.
Sean: Still Ross for sure. They've made him a little more stumbling and bumbling than I might have liked, but he's got a positive personality I can get behind. And maybe because he was on Friday Night Lights gives him a little edge in the competition for best intern.
Steve: Not to make this a total FNL love fest, because all of them are growing on me, but I love seeing Gaius Charles back on my screen. I also heart Kate Middleton, er, Camilla Luddington.
4. Was Bailey out of line with her money comment?
Courtney: Ehhh... not sure. I get where she's coming from but these are also her friends who have been through enough.
Sean: No, because really with $15 million, those doctors don't even have to work. I understand the circumstance behind the money given and it's not one that the survivors wanted, but if they were the first to lose their jobs it would be far less of a big deal. The real question will be whether or not that comment extends further and causes a rift between the doctors.
Steve: A little? Look, the settlement and its impact on the long-term situation of the hospital and the survivors is the farthest thing from clear cut. There's obviously going to be blowback, and some of it warranted. The real question, as Sean points out, is how deep that comment runs and whether this will issue will really fracture staff relations.
5. Should April go out with the cute paramedic or wait around for Jackson?
Courtney: Cute paramedic! Girlfriend can't sit around waiting for Jackson and his dreamy eyes.
Sean: Go with the cute paramedic. Jackson's not waiting around. I just hope she doesn't fall into the same trap with the new guy that she did with Jackson. Having sex then giving a frowny face followed by a "Jesus is mad at me. We can never do that again," probably won't keep them together. If anything, April needs to figure out exactly what she wants and stick to it.
Steve: Much as I like(d) April and Jackson together, you gotta go with cute paramedic here.
What do you all think of this week's Grey's Anatomy? Share your responses in the comments!