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'Grey's Anatomy' Season 7, Episode 7 Recap

by Michael Pascua, posted Nov 5th 2010 9:30AM
April goes crazy on Owen['Grey's Anatomy' - 'That's Me Trying']

'Grey's Anatomy'
introduced a shocking premise last night: Cristina quit. Cristina is one of the biggest reasons to watch the show and if she peaced out of Seattle Grace Hospital, I wouldn't be surprised if fans of the show left as well. So hopefully it won't stick and Meredith and Alex don't wind up as the only original interns left.

The chief continued to confuse me. He attempted a public relations stunt last week with the documentary/reality show following everyone, and this week he tried to guilt Callie into staying with promises of future grand plans. Didn't he make Callie the Chief Resident for a short term and his plan fizzled out? I understand why Seattle Grace is having so much trouble: the Chief is a horrible leader.

It didn't seem like Owen really capitalized on a million dollars. Somehow he purchased a few dummies and some laminated sheets. Then he automatically okayed Meredith so she could babysit his wife. Shouldn't his trauma lessons have included a silly video and PowerPoint presentation? Just to make it more TV friendly, our cast managed to stay together without dealing with extras in a group of four together: Meredith (who left early with a certificate), Alex, Jackson (who quit), and April. As much as I've disliked her as a character, I loved seeing April hit her breaking point and deal with trauma with the items around her. Jackson finally got called out on his use of trauma as an excuse. Owen and Teddy have dealt with much more than Jackson, especially since Jackson wasn't directly where Percy or Reed were shot.

Mark must not be a good consultant if several of his patients came back two years after their cosmetic surgery with regret. Shouldn't these women with breast/butt implants also have a psychological consultation to make sure they're mentally fit? To make it worse, Mark knew that their boyfriends were pressuring them. Sadly, this butt implant patient was our parallel of Callie following Arizona for the sake of dating. While I'm a bit disappointed their relationship ended, I still find the whole Africa/grant plot point to be one of the silliest ways of writing out a pregnant Jessica Capshaw. If Meredith was just placed behind tables, and Arizona was walking around with a box of gifts in front of her, why couldn't she just be more focused on the pediatric ward? She could have sat behind a desk while Alex developed more as a pediatric doctor.

I'm shocked about the Cristina quitting storyline. It felt like she was on a progression of finding her original self as she stayed in the hospital and slowly worked her way up. She managed a surgery tonight without many issues. I'm not sure why she turned on Meredith when Meredith was probably her only support; only a few episodes back, the two were in a bed with Derek and last week Meredith admitted that Cristina was a hero. The only thing I can guess is that it will now open the door for Owen to be her knight in shining armor.

Finally, I loved the interaction between Derek and Bailey, but I hated how Bailey dealt with the autopsy. Dr. Stanley did her job correctly even though she was chewing gum and making dinner reservations. You can't rush a brain if it's going to fall apart. It was also a bit morbid seeing a dead Mandy Moore.

'Grey's Anatomy' airs Thursdays at 9PM on ABC.

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Why was the fact that Christina quit the first sentence of this review? I hadn't seen the episode yet. I wasn't trying to read the article; I just saw it while looking for other news. I guess I should have figured she would have left, but still...

November 05 2010 at 10:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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