There are a couple of minutes left of the day, which should be enough for my Grey’s review. I’m back in the mood I was in after 6.08. Season 6 is just not my season. Or it’s not my show anymore. On a scale from 1 – 10, I’d give this episode a 4. Or maybe just a 3.5. It all somehow just didn’t work for me.
This review is going to be really really short. Because it has to be finished before midnight and because I don’t want to waste time with venting about how much I disliked some (or most) of the storylines. It was a bad idea to squeeze three holidays into one episode. It all felt so rushed and superficial. And wouldit have been too much to ask, to maybe have them remember George during one of the holidays. I would have expected at least some reference, that he’s missed during these days.
I still don’t care about Webber and I almost resent him for the way he is denying his alcoholism and tring to get closer to Meredith again. Why does she even let herself get sucked into this. Well, probably because they share this weird relationship (connected through her mom) and she still has Daddy issues and because he is mentoring her. So maybe to some extend I understand her reluctance to tell anyone about his alcoholism. I still don’t like it and I’m really worried that her naivity and good intention might backfire on herself as well.
I have no idea what the purpose of the other two parental storylines was. Bailey’s dad seemed nice, but I just didn’t understand where his feeling of shame came from. It didn’t make any sense to me. Neither did the whole Mark’s daughter storyline make much sense to me. Where is that suppose to lead to? Will the girl stay around? Or will she be send off again in the next episode in January? And why should I even care? I still liked Derek’s reaction “The way Mark acted before he met Lexie, there might be quite a few ‘Sloans’ around. Sloan Smith, Sloan Jones” ;-) But the whole storyline itself? The pregnant highschool drop out? So not interesting to me.
I liked the medical stories this time, even though I’m not sure if the surgeons really just craft their own instruments from time to time :-) The “without a heart” girl and her four-dates-guy were kind of cute, so at least that was a plus in this episode. I also liked the lunch scene. Thank God Meredith is back at the hospital and the remaining three of the Fab Five are having lunch together again. During these moments the show always feels like good old Grey’s.
Owen was acting weird through most of the episode, being torn between these two women. And of course he had loved Teddy all these years as well *yawn* But now he loves Cristina, or at least he says he does. I’m sure we will still see more of this triangle in the future and I don’t think I’m going to like it very much.
Geez, that’s a really short review and that’s not just because I’m running out of time. I just don’t want to spend too much of my time with the negativity, which the episode made me feel. Once again unfortunately. There were a few nice and funny moments, but most of all this episode left me rather indifferent…