October 21st, 2011
05:58 PM ET
Last night's episode, aptly titled "Poker Face" (and not Lady Gaga's), was all about masks, disguises and putting up walls.
Meredith and Derek have thrown themselves into their work, yet promised one another that they will not discuss work at home. Meredith - in pink scrubs! - is doing a rotation in obstetrics, which Cristina sensitively refers to as "slumming it" with "The Vagina Squad."
After telling Meredith that the idea of her dear friend becoming an OB/GYN makes her "nauseous," she shrieks, "We have standards, Meredith!" Cristina further fuels the fire upon learning that Meredith is involved with the clinical trial by saying, "you're wasting your fifth year playing around with vaginas and mice."
October 14th, 2011
03:28 PM ET
After the requisite Seattle skyline shot(s), last night's "Grey's Anatomy" opened with Meredith folding baby Zola's clothes, partly because it gives her comfort, and partly because she knows that by the time she and Derek get the little girl back - IF they get her back - she'll have long outgrown them.
"The human body is designed to compensate for loss," says Meredith. "It adapts; so it no longer needs the thing it can't have. But sometimes the loss is too great and the body can't compensate on its own. That's when surgeons get involved."
Lexie breezes through the house, luggage in tow, to deliver her scant few lines in this episode. Seriously, where has Lexie been? Are the writers waiting for her bad-choice bangs to grow out before they give her story lines again?
October 7th, 2011
03:38 PM ET
Last night’s “Grey’s Anatomy” was all about the men - with zombies, Hobbits, Stormtroopers, hammers, power saws and beers aplenty.
Instead of a voiceover from Meredith, we hear Derek say: “There are distinct differences between male and female brains…"
And then we get a rundown on the Mars vs. Venus thing from Seattle Grace-Mercy West's male staff: Richard Webber chimes in to say that women are usually better at attention and memory, while Sloan informs us that "women are hard-wired to communicate with language, detail, empathy… Men? Not so much."
September 30th, 2011
01:40 PM ET
“You work, you study, you prepare. Months and years leading to one day. The day when you step up.”
So states Dr. Meredith Grey’s voiceover on last night’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” in which the fifth years receive their first solo surgery assignments. Dr. Callie Torres jokes, “We’ve alerted the morgue.” Although this may not be entirely a joke.
But as the fifth years are ushered into general surgery, Dr. Richard Webber essentially demotes himself to their level, after 11 years as Chief of Surgery at Seattle Grace. No longer the chief, Richard's now just a general surgeon. As Dr. Owen Hunt is promoted to Chief, most are shocked, Teddy Altman is thrilled and Bailey is devastated, making her famous “Bailey eyes” face at Richard.
September 23rd, 2011
12:21 PM ET
Last night was the two-hour season 8 premiere of "Grey's Anatomy."
There's a lot to cover, so let's get started... Derek is still furious with Meredith for tampering with their Alzheimer's trial - even though she did it to help Richard's ailing wife, Adele. Derek and Meredith, who were granted temporary custody of baby Zola, are sharing custody, living apart. Derek is living in the frame of the house he and Meredith have been trying to build for years, and slowly but surely making progress on - with the help of Owen. Cristina, whom Owen kicked out of the couple's (fire)house because she doesn't want to have a baby, is living with Meredith. She can't bring herself to terminate her pregnancy because she loves Owen.
Alex, whom Meredith kicked out of her house for reporting that she tampered with the Alzheimer's trial, is bunking at the hospital. There’s tension in the hospital halls - Derek and Owen won't even look at Meredith and Cristina, a crop of new interns is starting (the requisite "A month ago, you were in med school being taught by doctors, today you are the doctors" was uttered - this time by Lexie) and it is the residents' last year of residency.
August 3rd, 2011
11:26 AM ET
For the second year in a row the CW network ranks number one in a study monitoring portrayal of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community.
That's according to the fifth annual Network Responsibility Index from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
The study examines the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on television by evaluating primetime programming on the five broadcast networks and 10 major cable networks. FULL POST
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