Grey's Anatomy: Brave New World
(S05E04) "Karev! Give me a twenty!" - Derek
OK, before I dive into this episode, let's get the one thing that everyone will be talking about out of the way first: Callie and Hahn. Yes, yes - I know - Grey's Anatomy has a budding lesbian relationship. Based on everything I've read over the past few weeks, people are for or against it for a myriad of reasons and after tonight's "date," I'm ready to pick a side.
Let me preface all of this with my feelings on the situation as a whole. I've got no problem with a homosexual relationship on TV. Girl/girl or guy/guy - doesn't bother me one bit. Hell, Six Feet Under is one of my favorite shows of all time and that had some seriously, um, vivid stuff. Regardless, it felt natural. Granted, HBO allows for a little more freedom, but still - Callie and Hahn do not feel natural. Watching them makes me more uncomfortable than an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. It's just plain old awkward and I really hope it either a.) goes away fast, or b.) finds a better direction even faster. OK, moving on.
First up, let's talk about The Chief's plan of no more first year residents specializing. Looks like it's working. Doctors (like Mer and Yang) are actually talking about procedures and not gossip for once.They're learning from colleagues. Makes me wonder about George though. He's passed the exam now, but he's a year behind everyone else. Think Webber may give him a little wiggle room if he finds that he enjoys/is better in one expertise? After the way he dealt with the little boy in this episode, I'm thinking that pediatrics may be his calling. Whatever it is, as long as it keeps him busy and out of Lexie's bed. There's another relationship that just make me feel nauseous.
On the other hand, Alex and Izzie are actually moving forward. They've made some sort of peace it seems. He apologized and she didn't run away. Besides Meredith and Derek, this is the only other logical (safe? normal? sensible?) relationship going on in this show and I hope it sticks this time because those two do not have good histories.
So what did everyone else think about the whole dermatology wing? I don't really know squat about any medical professions, but I'm going to assume that being a dermatologist is far harder and more serious than was depicted here. Endless massages? Raspberry infused water? It didn't even look like anyone was doing work. Whatever, I just found it odd that none of the other doctors had ever been in there. Really? It's not like it was hidden and I'm sure they've had some skin issues with patients in the past and had to go there... right? I wouldn't mind seeing more of the derm Doctors though. Few fresh faces might not hurt.
More thoughts on "Brave New World" --
Bailey needs to pick a persona STAT. This whole "I'm a hard-ass and don't want to hear your personal problems, but I'll still offer you candid advice when we're alone" mentality has got to stop. What happened to the Nazi?
Hahn knew Grey lied. How? Was it a hunch? And could Meredith really have mastered that procedure while half paying attention to a grape and a needle in the derm wing?
Wonder if we'll find out anything good about The Chief in Ellis' diary?
I didn't realize that Derek still owned the trailer. I'm not sure what benefit the girls using it as a pseudo-clubhouse is going to offer the show. Just another place to hang, I guess.
Overall, not bad. I'm still very impressed with this season so far. It's already much better than last season and I hope the trend continues. Next week's "domino procedure" looks like it could be a good one.