'Grey's Anatomy' Season 7, Episode 10 Recap (VIDEO)
by Michael Pascua, posted Dec 3rd 2010 6:00AM
['Grey's Anatomy' - 'Adrift and at Peace']
In an episode that just happened to have Christmas music playing in the background, Derek took Cristina fishing, Meredith and Owen argued, Bailey was still on a search for a solution to fistulas, Callie gained a backbone, and Teddy was given a re-hashed storyline.
This episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' really had nothing to do with Christmas, except for the occasional decor in the hospital. Instead, this episode chugged along with several of the plotlines we've been following this season, without any resolutions in sight.
It was interesting seeing Jamie Chung ('Dragonball Evolution') as one of the patients this week, because I still remember her from when she was on 'The Real World: San Diego.' I know that her part was small and a bit forgettable, but she did show some decent acting chops, so maybe she'll prove more interesting in 'The Hangover Part II.'
The most enjoyable part of the episode was the interaction between Derek and Cristina on their fishing trip. Not enough time was spent on the whole sequence of events. Sandra Oh really put her acting chops out there when she went from the comedic (well-informed via the internet) to the emotional (the tears as she held her prize fish). It's a bit odd thinking that the Derek/Meredith relationship revolves around Cristina and even in the bedroom all they talk about is Cristina.
Owen continues to rub me up the wrong way, especially how he always refers to Cristina as "my wife," making her seem like less of a person and more of a possession. His arguments with Meredith don't seem to stem from the PTSD that Cristina has, but more from the fact Owen is jealous of Meredith's concern, as if he as the husband should know better than the best friend. The largest plot-hole is the fact that Meredith has known Cristina longer, but the writers make it seem like Owen was around before Season 5.
My main issue with Owen's argument that Meredith was "fearless" was the fact that she stood up to the gunman to protect both the man she loved and her closest friend. If the situation was reversed and Cristina was about to be shot in front of Owen, you know that she would have protected Cristina to the end, thus making his argument moot.
I'm not ready for another Denny/Izzie redux with Teddy. Especially because I am not as invested in Teddy as a character as I was with Izzie. Is Teddy so desperate for a man that she'll take on a dying person just so that he could have her health insurance? I understand that writers want to place everyone in relationships, but this is putting it too far for Teddy. At this point, I would have believed a plotline where Callie ends up with Teddy instead of Arizona because of how far-fetched everything has been.
As for the small moments, I loved Bailey's fistula excitement. The little spin as she closed the door when she intruded on the Teddy/Chief meeting was priceless. The relationship between Mark and Lexie has become blah to me. Callie is always amazing in my mind. Finally, I really hoped that as a child April was kicked by that pony she got.
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'Grey's Anatomy' airs Thursdays, 9PM ET on ABC.