What happens when you let the students become the masters? In a hospital, you might assume that chaos would ensue, but you’d be more-or-less wrong. The attending surgeons at Seattle Grace are hip in many respects, but they transform into helicopter parents once their young (aka Meredith and the other residents) get to wear Mommy and Daddy’s scrubs for the day. Sorry, did that sound kinda creepy? Forgive us, but with the age gaps that exist between many of Seattle Grace’s current and former flames, we really aren’t too far off base.
In last night’s episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” the residents got promoted to the navy scrubs (just like a karate kid earning his purple belt) while the attending surgeons seduced the Chief. Keep your mind out of the gutter – they were just trying to win a million dollar grant for their department, although we can only imagine what those medical professionals fantasize about late at night (Stem cells. Burn victims. Mmmm).
The attendings might have been too busy strategizing to perform surgeries, but they somehow managed to oversee the residents as they operated and critique their every move. Bad parenting skills, in our opinion. Either kick the chicks out of the nest or keeping pre-chewing their worms for them! Sure, a patient or two might die, but it would make for a great learning experience (not to mention much better TV).
Our favorite surgery of the night involved a well-endowed teenage boy seeking a breast reduction surgery. His mom made a moving play to keep her son’s body intact, telling him, “I hate my thighs. You can’t just cut off parts of your body that you don’t like.” But we’re on the kid’s side here. Really, his chest was better than Arizona’s, and according to Mark, she has quite a nice chest. The soon-to-be high schooler envisioned a lifetime of locker room taunts, but lead surgeon Alex Kerev managed to convince Mama Bear that the psychological damage would be far worse than a few slices with his scalpel. The poor lady had no chance against Kerev’s whole badass-with-a-heart-of-gold routine.
We had been thisclose to writing off Christina prior to this episode, but now – thank God – we have reason to hope that she’ll recapture her arrogant, egotistical, single-minded charm. Christina and April had a patient in need of a lung transplant, and Christina might have had the transplant expertise, but she refused to do any talking. Christina’s reticence gave April an unimpeded opportunity to shine; unfortunately, she was outside of her realm. After dragging a transplant panel into an arguably unnecessary meeting, and then wrong-footing herself throughout the process, April is forced to cede the floor to Christina, whose annoyed mutterings in the back were persuasive enough to swing the transplant panel to her side. Yeah, she stabbed April in the back, but we couldn’t have been happier. Christina’s post-traumatic stress has just made Grey’s a little less spicy.
Are you still wondering who won the battle for the Chief’s heart, aka the million-dollar grant? Here’s your answer: Owen, the trauma surgeon. In a moving speech, Owen told the Chief that he needed the money to give trauma training to every doctor in Seattle Grace. Percy, the doctor who died in Miranda’s arms? Well, that could’ve been avoided, if only Owen or another trauma surgeon had been present to save their coworker’s life. Wow. Way to pull the guilt card there, Owen.
The Chief ends the episode by telling Miranda that things at Seattle Grace are going to be “different.” Um, okay. What in the world does that mean?
Clever, Shonda, clever. Guess we’ll have to turn in next week to find out!