11:34 PM CDT, November 4, 2010
How do brilliant medical minds win grants? With gems like this:
“Alzheimer’s is a bad disease. We should cure it.” – Derek Shepherd
But fear not, Grey’s Anatomy fans – Meredith Grey still seems sharp as a tack, although her doctoring took a backseat to bickering with her bestie in last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. But the eponymous Grey didn’t steal this show – instead, we got to track the rest of the surgeons throughout a day filled with trauma, booties and heartbreak.
Remember all the money Owen won to conduct trauma training at the hospital? You know, the money that he won by riding the never-ending pity train that is the Seattle Grace shooting? Owen put the residents through trauma skill training, aka hazing, from dawn-til-dusk (or so it appears) and during a torrential downpour. Many of his students weren’t tough enough to handle the test, including Avery, who threw in the towel before completing the course. We postulate that Seattle Grey’s pretty boy (yes, Alex, you lost the title) wasn’t feeling the soaked and bedraggled look. April cracked under the pressure, too, but in a way that saved the (dummy) patient’s life…somehow? Long story short, she stole an ambulance and ‘re-wote’ the rules of the game, earning Owen’s respect and establishing herself as a potential trauma superstar.
Has anyone else noticed that the patients are this show’s most interesting characters nowadays? Mark and Lexie teamed up on a gluteoplasty, known in layman’s terms as ‘The Kim Kardashian,’ for a girl who just wants to feel sexy in her True Religions. A computer rendering of the patient’s post-surgery assets brought to mind a baboon booty, but hey, Lexie was satisfied that the girl wasn’t doing it for a man, and as long as Lexie’s post-break up feminist tendencies are satisfied, then cut/stuff away!
Speaking of break ups, Callie and Arizona ended their romance in a less-than-shocking ‘twist’ at the end of the episode. Callie wanted to follow her heart (her girl) to Malawi, but in reality, she wasn’t amped about building “bones from dirt” or “unbreakable joints out of blood diamonds.” Despite her passive-aggressive antics throughout the entire episode, Arizona was the one to ditch Callie at the airport, right before they were supposed to board the plane to Africa. Harsh, right? But Callie was ruining the biggest accomplishment of Arizona’s life.
Or maybe not? But this twist was the twistiest-twist of the entire season. Christina Yang quit. Christina Yang quit medicine, quit surgery, quit doctoring in general. How out of character is that?! We know, she has been a whiny wreck all season, so it’s a logical conclusion to this storyline. But where are the writers going with this? Is there a Christina Yang without scrubs and a scalpel?
Questions questions questions… but now we have a reason to tune in next week.