'Grey's Anatomy' - 'Hook, Line and Sinner' Recap
by Michael Pascua, posted Apr 29th 2010 11:00PM
(S06E20) After several weeks of repeats, 'Grey's Anatomy' returns with an explosion of cast drama. The episode on a whole underwhelmed and could have been placed before the repeats. The Arizona/Callie baby issues continue, Teddy is still awkward in her situation, Owen still feels caught between two women, and Mark is still in a midlife crisis.
There were classic moments that reminded me of the heyday of 'Grey's,' where Cristina was the squealing fan to the rock star doctor, when Bailey told it like it is to Lexie, and the final moment between Derek and Meredith. It saddened me when we saw a few seconds of the lunch room, and the smallest table had Meredith, Christina and Alex as the only people remaining from the original interns. Alex really needs a plot line instead of having to sit alone and pout about life.
The Callie and Arizona relationship has now gone downhill. I understand in the real world that partners spend long amounts of time discussing the pluses and minuses of starting a family, but the condescending nature of Callie in trying to connect Arizona's brother to her issues turned me off. If Arizona doesn't want a baby, stop pressuring her or trying to think there's some psychological background. It's really tough seeing the two not see eye to eye when they had one of the stable relationships earlier this season.
I stand on my statement weeks earlier that Eric Dane can't act; it's painful to watch when the baby acted better than Mark or Sloan. Dane's three basic moments were "Look at my baby," "Grr, I'm angry!" and "I guess I was wrong, here's your baby." Just because he can get flush in the face doesn't make him a good actor. Hopefully, they could push Mark's character to the supporting side after this storyline. I appreciate the way the storyline was involved, though Arizona being the only rational one made me wonder. How would Mark realistically take a break to take care of the baby and support his daughter?
Owen hit a new low when he tried to underhand Teddy in front of Derek. Just minutes ago he tried to comfort Teddy in the elevator. Does Owen have that much trouble keeping his hands off of Teddy? As for Teddy, she's a good teacher to Cristina, but nothing can compare to Burke. Anyone who reads entertainment news and saw that Kim Raver got signed on as a regular for next season knew that Teddy wasn't going anywhere any time soon.
I'm really liking the Jackson/Meredith connection because -- unlike most of the relationships formed on the show -- there isn't any sexual tension. The two appreciate each other because of the fact that they live under the shadow of their family and see each other as capable doctors. Jackson is the only Mercy Wester who has assimilated on the TV cast who isn't crazy. Interestingly, Jackson was the only male who didn't act like an ass, but I'm sure a writer or Shonda Rhimes will mess his story up.
As for the other nuances of the show, there wasn't enough Meredith/Derek screen time. I hated the irony of the (former) Chief not telling Derek what to do followed by him telling Derek that loyalty was important. April is crazy; I can't wait to have her kill someone. My biggest pet peeve in television/movies are the portrayal of babies. The baby was nowhere near the size, age, or look of a newborn baby. Haven't there been enough breakthroughs in special effects so that a rubber baby combined with some CGI could be created to be more realistic. That being said, the already 1-year-old looked really cute. How did you like the episode? Leave comments below.