Avery stands in line to be Lexie’s soulmate, Meredith loses her eyesight and Stark asks April on a date!
I love me some Mark Sloane. How can I not? Eric Dane‘s character is sexy, confident, and on last night’s “Not Responsible” episode of Grey’s Anatomy he said he’d be happy to take care of a special needs baby. I mean … drool. But as much as I adore Mark, Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) has completely swooped in and stolen my heart. I am turning into a full-blown Lexie/Avery fan!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a Mer/Der girl all the way. I fell in love with those kids in the first episode and have been rooting for them despite any ridiculous Greenwich-bred Addison Montgomerys Shonda Rhimes has thrown in their way. (Okay there was only one, but the surprise ex-wife was a bad enough wrench in the Mer/Der-ness that it’s only appropriate I hate her).
But there’s something about Avery and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) that feels very vintage Mer/Der. When Avery gave his gorgeous-eyed speech to Lexie out in the parking lot I got chills. “You gotta be kidding me with this crap. Nobody has just one soulmate. That would make such a dumb system,” Avery said to a dangerously nostalgic Lexie. And when she asked him if he would be one of the guys waiting in line for her to vie for a chance to be her soulmate and he just locked eyes and said “Yeah, I’m in the line” — those goosebumps can’t be faked. They reminded me of the giddy I-can’t-believe-I’m-actually-this-much-of-a-mushball chills I got when Derek (Patrick Dempsey) stood in front of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) in her kitchen and told her to be careful who she chose when she decided between him and McVet because “when I had a choice to make, I chose wrong.”
But one complaint I do have is how fast Avery and little Grey are moving. They went from “I’m throwing my hat in the ring” to “Let’s hook up in the shower” real quick. They are going to ruin it! Although if we are still making a Mer/Der comparison, Lexie’s big sis slept with her post-it hubby the first night they met.
Anyways, I’ll stop my Lexie/Avery gushing and move on to what else happened in the episode. Here are some highlights:
- Meredith’s fertility drugs to fight her hostile uterus are hurting her eyesight, and interfering with her operating skills. Do you think she’ll follow the healthy advice of stopping her fertility meds or will she give in to her heart and risk her surgical career?
- Arizona wasn’t impressed by Mark’s “I’m a parent” rant but I was. Good for him for standing up to the other two members of the “Three Musketeers” and claiming his right to have a stronger voice than a body part
- Owen thinks Christina will “grow out” of her decision to not have children, which is pretty condescending. It’s tough to choose a side here: Christina was honest with Hunt from the beginning, but he has a point about how his desires should be heard. Their quickie marriage fallout is starting to show.
- I felt a teeny tiny bit bad for Arizona when she said she “somehow ended up agreeing to a lifetime with Mark” and that this was Callie’s “bi-dream come true” but it wasn’t Arizona’s dream. Do you think she might ditch Callie?
- Dr. Stark asked April out on a date!? Because she was the first person to change his mind on something in TEN years. I mean … is this an interesting dynamic or just creepy?
- The cystic fibrosis storyline was heartbreaking. As someone who has a good friend with CF, I know how difficult having the disease can be on a daily basis and to have someone who can totally understand you is something to cherish. But as hard as it is to let go, Lexie was right to convince the patient’s girlfriend to leave. “It always feels like there is just one person in this world to love, and then you find somebody else,” she said.
- Speaking of tragic, the Chief’s wife exhibited more signs of Alzheimer’s. And did anyone else find Derek’s pat on the shoulder when he found out insufficient consolation for his close friend? Especially when Derek is so connected to the disease, with everything he’s gone through with Meredith AND all of his medical research/experience. I expected more.
- Favorite line? Avery to Lexie: “You really want to be dating two girls, a guy, and a baby?”
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