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'Grey's Anatomy' Season 7, Episode 9 Recap

by Michael Pascua, posted Nov 19th 2010 9:45AM
Cristina tries her hand at bartending.['Grey's Anatomy' - 'Slow Night, So Long']

It's all about the night shift this week on 'Grey's Anatomy;' all the attendings are off celebrating Derek's new grant and all the residents had to deal with the drama back at Seattle Grace. It's good to know that apparently other attendings exist in this hospital outside of the main cast.

Cristina has moved from randomly throwing a house-warming party, to becoming a bartender. She's taking a slow progression to recovery, but the best part of the progress was watching Derek act like an older brother for her; watching from the bar, making sure that she was okay until Owen showed up was chivalrous.

How is Dr. Stark a doctor in Seattle Grace? As a teaching school, Stark should not only have the patience to deal with inexperienced residents, but also have higher standards. Bailey may be known as the Nazi, but she has respect and high hopes for all her residents. She keeps an eye on them, while Stark was out to dinner. The Chief, who actually acted like a chief in this episode, even looked to give a nod of approval to Meredith and Alex while Stark turned red in the face.

The dynamic of all the attendings, people with authority over the residents, drunk was really funny. Bailey showing her true colors as she got drunk was hysterical, but the way that she snapped at April telling her that nothing happened was the sign that she returned to her regular self. I'm happy to see Teddy consider dating outside of the cast and her drunk rants and raves were funny as well.

If the show is setting up a relationship between Jackson and Lexie, I can't say I support the idea. While Chyler Leigh's acting has gotten better as she has understood the nuances of being Lexie, I can't say the same about Jesse Williams. He is a great looking guy, but his acting is not believable at all. It's an everyday understanding that deaths occur in hospitals but watching Lexie have to deliver bad news was painful to watch; Chyler did a good job representing the nervousness of trying to figure out what to say.

After hearing Alex and Meredith talk about how the Chief mentioned that there would only be two residents left, it was a sad reminder of how far the show has come. While Cristina looks to be on her way to a slow recovery aided by Derek, Izzie is in limbo as long as Katherine Heigl says so and George is dead. Seeing the passengers in Meredith's car (Meredith, Alex, Lexie, April, and Jackson) just doesn't have as much magic as the original line-up.

The biggest issue with this episode was Owen. How is it that a man that understands PTSD will tell Jackson to get therapy, but tell his own wife to get a job? Does he not want his wife to succeed? How can he forget the days where Cristina was by his side, supporting him? Owen probably wants Cristina to quit so that she is more dependent on him.

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

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What do you think about the Callie and Mark hookup? Does anyone else think that she may have gotten pregnant?

November 19 2010 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jan Crump

Ooh - I like that idea! That would be good cause she was the one that wanted the kid - you need to send that idea in and see if they use it! Then she can go back to being a lesbian, but have her kid also.

November 20 2010 at 8:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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