Like usual, there will be a long and detailed review sometime later this weekend, but as a first impression I can say: I really liked it. A lot actually. Maybe because I’m just glad the show is back :-)? No, it was an entertaining, funny and touching episode, maybe the whole medical stuff with the three couples was dragged out a bit too long, but the interaction between the hospital staff made up for it. I can sense at least two new possible romances blossoming between some of those. Three if you count Callie and Erica. I’ll keep the rest of my speculation for my longer review. A few things that bugged me even while watching it the first time: This episode could have really done without Rose. Seriously what was the point of her interaction in this episode? But I guess it came full circle with her in that episode because she’s been a poor plot device from the start,so I guess it’s just fair that she exits with an equally poor storyline.
How long does it take for an icicle to melt? And I don’t even take global warming into consideration :) But it was funny in it’s own way.
As much as I like Jeffrey Dean Morgan and how much I loved Denny, do they really have to bring him back every season for some sort of … I don’t even know what that “dream” was supposed to tell us. I honestely don’t know. Maybe I’ll figure it out after I watch the episode a second time tomorrow.
Kevin McKidd had a great entrance with this episode. Holy mother of nature: The sparks are flying and I’m so happy for Cristina. Finally she gets some action too :) His “So?” might already be my new favourite Grey’s quote. *g*
Then there was Meredith freaking out about her and Derek in the way only she can freak out and ramble and whine. I know some people find that character trait annoying to no end, but I like it. It’s so typical her and I found it endearing in this episode. And I loved that she admits that she knows she is annoying, but it doesn’t stop her anyway. I really liked her voice over in the end, because I hope (and think) that it’s going to set the tone for the Mer/Der interaction this season.
“Once upon a time. Happily ever after. The stories we tell are the stuff of dreams. Fairytales don’t come true. Reality is much stormier. Much murkier. Much scarier. Reality… it’s so much more interesting than living happily ever after.