Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!
Our Grey's Anatomy review broke down "Hard Bargain" in great detail. Now, TVF's 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?
Christina: I liked learning that Ross was responsible for defacing McDreamy's lovely wall decor... and especially that he put him up to it.
Sean: I gotta say the whole defacing was hilarious. That and Derek really getting some conflict in his story line. It's nice to see he's getting more to do these days.
Steve: Clean sweep for the defacing of Derek's face. From the moment he first laid eyes on himself in that way, he was hilariously uncomfortable, and the whole thing just got funnier from there.
2. Did the survivors make the right decision to quit in hopes of buying the hospital?
Christina: Let's hope so! I'm not really sure how else things could have played out. The lawsuit storyline has been dragged out to the extreme.
Sean: I still think the storyline itself has become a little silly, but I do hope that it works in a way that sort of brings everything back to the way it used to be. I guess we'll find out what really changes from their actions.
Steve: Yes. Make it happen, gang. Close the deal and bring back the SG of old.
3. How will Owen and Cristina's relationship change because of the ruined Pegasus deal?
Christina: Ah, Owenstina... they never seem to catch a break. I'm expecting to see them come to a real breaking point. Owen must feel so beat up, but he's got to come around, right?!
Sean: I want these two to survive and come out on top together, but for whatever reason, just when things get good, something bad happens. Does that mean the writers don't want them together? I've got a feeling that it's going to be an uphill battle because Owen will be feeling alone and betrayed after what happened.
Steve: Maybe despite all the setbacks these two have been dealt this will serve as an unexpected turning point for the better? Am I just delusional choosing to hold out hope for that?
4. Is April and Matt's relationship doomed to fail because she didn't tell the whole truth?
Christina: Unfortunately, yes. I actually was hoping she'd 'fess up. Big mistake, April.
Sean: I think these two could work it out, but hiding that one small fact is going to blow up in a huge way. April ruins her own relationships, and this one will be no different. Now it's just a matter of when and how.
Steve: Looks like a classic case of Kepner being Kepner here, sabotaging what could have been a very good thing with an utterly preventable action. One wonders if subconsciously she does this on purpose.
5. Should Jo and Alex remain friends or be something more?
Christina: Something more! Not yet, though. I still think they should remain as friends for just a big longer. It's fun watching them as friends for now.
Sean: If the show does want to eventually bring them together, I'd rather see them as friends a bit longer. There's never a need to rush things and sometimes watching the chase can be far more exciting than when they do actually get together. Let's see where this one goes.
Steve: Sometimes the anticipation is the best part. Maybe someday the evolution of their relationship will dictate that they get together for real, but for now, let's just enjoy the ride - and speculating about it. Isn't that the most fun stage of any TV relationship?
What do you all think of this week's Grey's Anatomy? Share your responses in the comments!