I think this episode was just a little more interesting to me than the last three, but it wasn’t exactly compelling. I’m not really into what’s happening with the main characters…I guess they’re all doing really groundbreaking stuff, but it doesn’t make for exciting tv. I’m also completely not into any of the residents. My mom and I both agree that they are completely forgettable. However, it looks like Sandra Oh’s Cristina Yang is getting all the really good story lines, maybe because she’s exiting this year. Anyway, on to the review!
Arizona and Callie : UGH! Last week, Callie was only happy when looking at babies and this week, her biggest decision is whether she or Arizona will carry the next baby. I just think there are so many more interesting things these women could be doing. What are they experiencing as a lesbian couple? Apparently, nothing but total acceptance and freedom. They have absolutely no struggles that have anything to do with the LGBTQ community, which makes them so fantastical as to be out of touch with reality. Where do they want to go in their careers? Is Grey-Sloan really the only place where both of them want to pursue work? Do they never have opportunities to teach or work anywhere else? Is the depth of their characters only to lead happy lives in Seattle and worry about making babies? Color me completely not interested. I want interesting characters and better stories for these women!
April and Avery : OMG, THEY HAD THEIR FIRST FIGHT! This fight started out in what I thought was a really bizarre way and then became so relevant as to separate them (at least for now). I definitely felt like the Christian vs. Atheist argument was realistic and both sides argued positions I hear often. But really, I felt like they were both being total nincompoops! For starters, it is entirely unChristian to pity someone who lacks faith. Jesus wasn’t walking around preaching pity. He was preaching love and acceptance and TEACHING. If anything, April should be on a conversion track or trying to set a great example for Avery. As for Avery’s point of view; the atheist who denies the existence of God is really common. But to put all of his “faith” in science and to mock her God is ridiculous. If nothing else, a true scientist would recognize the cultural impact of a God that has persisted in human history for centuries. Christianity has a huge impact on American and world culture, starting from our calendar and going all the way into our current politics. Mocking a God as a mythical being with no importance is completely ignorant. I feel like this story line rings true but also feels very trite. OF COURSE they had to argue this! OF COURSE they had to separate because of it! Couldn’t the writers have come up with something a little more original?
Derek and Meredith : OH MY GOSH, HIRE A NANNY! It’s like the entire nanny profession is something the writers have never heard of. Hire a nanny, hire a nanny, hire a nanny. And seriously, thank heavens Meredith is a fictional character for all her whining about her children while there is a patient on her surgical table. It’s yet another one of the facets of Grey’s that I’m hating lately; a woman can only care about children OR her work but cannot do both. Would a real life surgeon be so incapable of focusing on the task at hand, like saving a patient’s life? I definitely think this story line is tired. All they need is a nanny. They wouldn’t have to cart their children to a day care with restrictive hours or call on the nice lesbian couple who just happen to be free and completely baby obsessed, because a nanny can take care of all of that and even live in their ginormous house. So yeah, hire a nanny.
Cristina and Owen : Umm…so she didn’t win?! I was surprised. I thought that Yang’s victory with the Harper-Avery award would provide with an easy out for Sandra Oh’s exiting the show. Cristina could win and be super sought after and accept an invitation to work at The Cleveland Clinic or something, right? So her not winning makes me wonder how she will exit the show. Also, could Owen be any more in love with her?
Bailey : Bailey is the most underrated character right now, I think. She’s dissecting the HIV virus and doing all kinda fancy genetics and working a ton and being just generally bad ass, but she’s not up for any awards or fielding calls from the President. Definitely not fair as far as I’m concerned.
Everyone else : Oh who cares? Nothing interesting happened for them.
What did you think? Care to speculate on how Cristina will exit the show? Do you care if Avery and April get back together? Are you as bored with the residents as I am? Let me know in the comments!