Grey's Anatomy: Haunt You Every Day
(S04E05) "Get it? He's trick-or-treating. For ears."- Meredith
She's baaaack! Ugh... before I even get to you know who, let me just say a thing or two about theme episodes. I hate 'em. Halloween. Christmas. National Bologna Day. I don't care what's being celebrated. I hate that simply because of the season, good shows are forced to come up with ridiculous episodes that too often suck. That being said, this one wasn't so bad. It was far less Halloween-y than the previews led us to believe.
One thing they didn't mislead us on was the return of Ava/Rebecca/Large Foreheaded Former Patient. She deserted her husband and newborn daughter (who she loves) to come back to Seattle Grace and sleep with Alex. Within two minutes of her arrival, they were getting naked in the on-call room and that's where they remained almost the entire hour. Balderdash. At first, when she was still a patient, it was comparable to the Denny Duquette fiasco. It was weird then. Now it's something entirely different.
Oddly enough though, I want to know what happens next. She took off and left her shirt (did she leave the hospital wearing only a bra?!?) but I'm sure she'll be back. Is she going to leave her husband? Will Alex actually settle down with this obviously crazy woman? I mean, she has to be a little nuts right? A concrete pillar fell on her face.
So anyway, I mentioned Denny. At this point, he could rise from the dead and marry Izzie and I'd be OK with it. Why? Because I hate iGeorge. They made it official. George isn't getting back together with Callie. He and Izzie are an item and it sort of makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little. At least Callie was willing to spill the news to everyone. So the whole hospital knows about the affair. The unexpected result of all this is that Cristina and Callie have now bonded over their botched marriages. Callie's moved in with Cristina now too. Burke is gone, so she has some extra room. Talk about the odd couple. I can already see this leading to future conflict when Cristina stops using Meredith as her gossip pal and instead gets the hallway giggles with the former Mrs. O'Malley.
For the most part, a lot of the episode was filled with things that were sort of expected. They've been hinted at and now it's all just coming to fruition. First off, Dr. Hahn has officially taken Preston's job. Makes sense. I never found her character to be particularly engaging, but it seems like she has a bit more of an attitude now. So it'll be fun to see how Cristina reacts knowing that this is who she has to learn from now.
Next up was Bailey's marriage. Last season, when Webber didn't make her chief resident, it was sort of hinted that he did so because he regretted losing his family because of the job. Coincidentally, Adele filed for divorce in this episode presumably because of last week's tragedy involving their niece. Despite not getting the promotion, Bailey is working just as hard as ever and she missed her son's first Halloween. Needless to say, her husband isn't happy. More to come from this I'm sure. Especially since I don't see Bailey making any adjustments to her work habits.
Meredith actually made some positive advancements in this episode. Seems like Derek's little pep-talk from last week set her straight. She's cleaning up her life and that starts with letting go of her mother. I thought it was appropriate that she washed her mother's ashes down the drain in the scrub room. I'm glad Webber got to say goodbye to Ellis too. It was a good moment. Here's where I see conflict now. Meredith is trying to patch herself up so that she's more acceptable to Derek's standards. She's also starting to bond with Lexie. Each of them having a dead mother seems to help in that department. Derek on the other hand, has realized that he needs to start dating. The obvious choice? Lexie. If that does go down between them, maybe we'll find out somewhere down the line that he went for the Grey Trifecta and slept with Ellis too. OK... probably not, but I bet he definitely hops in the sack with Lexie.
Were Meredith and Sloan getting flirty or was that my imagination? Cause if they are, I think I'd support that. Makes sense for Sloan anyway since the nurses have sworn him off: Nurses United Against Mark Sloan. NUAMS. Apparently they realized they were all (or had been) sleeping with him.
I want to go to a chainsaw pumpkin carving contest.
Body Dismorphic Disorder freaks me out. I remember that one episode of Nip/Tuck when John Billingsley played a guy with it and he tried to freeze his leg off. Slicing your foot off with a chainsaw is just as insane.
I felt really bad for the kid who needed the ear surgery. He had no open ear canals! And no one wanted to do the pro-bono work until Meredith convinced them all. That was another big step for her though, to go and take charge on something like that.
It looks like Norman is being written out already. Good. I didn't like McOld. The idea of a 60 year old intern just didn't do it for me.
For those that are curious about the song title for this episode, "Haunt You Every Day" is by Weezer and it's from their album, Make Believe.
So we're five episodes in and thus far, I'm fairly pleased with how this season of Grey's Anatomy has been playing out. It's not great, but I think it's already better off than season three was at this point. Everybody knock on wood.
|Sloan. Why not?||383 (65.1%)|
|Finn. He's probably still available.||84 (14.3%)|
|Webber. He's lonely... and he had a thing for her mom.||40 (6.8%)|
|George, because at this point, it'd be par for the course.||81 (13.8%)|