Review: Grey's Anatomy - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked
by Michael Pascua, posted Jan 22nd 2010 3:30AM
(S06E12) This episode of Grey's Anatomy reestablished Meredith as the core character of the show: she was the one who had to deal with Derek's problems with the chief, the aftermath of Alex and Lexie, Christina's driven nature, and had to console the chief. Fortunately for her, it was one of those weeks where she actually had the time to brush her hair.
I've gotten some criticism when I declined to watch the Private Practice crossover. After seeing this episode, I don't think that I needed to watch the crossover episode at all. Mark was devastated about Lexie, had sex with Addison because he was so depressed, and was upset that Lexie acted so immature. He quickly explains that in one minute. There goes that relationship.
The core storyline this week came from the one patient with a tumor on the lungs. Before I get into any analysis, I have to commend the show for allowing a gay couple to be on without having to emphasize the fact that they were gay. This week's patient tied in with Cristina's passion for surgery versus love, but the situation bled to Alex since he would have picked the surgery, as well. I have no qualms about Cristina being a driven person who gets pleasure in doing something she's very passionate about. And she's blunt about it. I do think that it was quite stereotypical having Teddy blurt out things while she was drunk, but I'm really excited to see how Owen will try to sway Cristina. I'm willing to have Teddy around (she hasn't grated on me yet) just to keep Cristina's storyline going.
I hated the line that Izzie said, "It's like it never happened." People should be ecstatic if their cancer was completely gone, but for Izzie and the Grey's Anatomy universe, it's all too unrealistic. Izzie disappears, only to reemerge trying to make everything all nice and happy. I'm very proud of Alex for not taking her back, because in the end Alex will become a better person. All I hope is that there is no long term relationship between Alex and Lexie.
Derek didn't want to become the new chief; I think that Derek wants someone who can lead Seattle Grace and teach its interns and residents. A marriage is sacred (if they start using the Laws of Post-It as if it was the Bro Code, I will be upset), but even Meredith should know the line of when to intervene. Meredith is stuck with this image of trying to have one big happy family after having such a broken childhood that she can't see that all her relationships have cracks.
Our odd form of comic relief came in the form of Callie. I loved how she was stuck in the gauze paws and that she still looked attractive even with blotchy red bumps on her face. Somehow Arizona can pull off a little white lie and it magically works for her. It ended up strengthening their relationship, as well.
As for the little things, I really like the term "Twisted Sisters," both because of the musical reference and the fact that it describes Cristina and Meredith's relationship so succinctly well. Speaking of Owen, I find it funny that with the supplies being so low, Owen was willing to have his own personal stash of supplies. The episode pulls up an interesting question, would you pick love or your favorite passion? Leave your choice and any other comments about the show below.
[Catch Grey's Anatomy on SlashControl]