'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: What The Heck Happened To This Show?

Fri, February 3, 2012 12:15am EDT by 8 Comments
Grey's Anatomy Recap

Were the writers tired of coming up with new dialogue and scenes, so they just stole from earlier seasons?

The latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy starts with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) wondering what if things had been different. What if she had a mother who was alive and a father who cared? Conveniently, she fell asleep and dreamed of this alternate reality, where everything had changed– and yet, ultimately was still the same. But while I appreciated the idea that these characters were always set for a certain path no matter what — the execution was incredibly sloppy.

First of all — most of the scenes at the end were straight up cribbed from seasons past. Meredith and Cristina (Sandra Oh) in the bar bonding over tequila shots and their mutual disdain of sharing their feelings? Seen it. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) speechifying in an elevator? Seen it. Alex (Justin Chambers) being a general a**hole? Seen it. Mark (Eric Dane) walking out of Addison’s (Kate Walsh) bathroom to Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) utter shock? Seen it. And of course, the denouement of Derek and Meredith’s “I’m just a girl/guy in a bar” discussion? Definitely seen it.

I did absolutely love the dynamic between Dr. Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and Dr. Ellis Grey (Kate Burton), but it was the one bright spot in a very weird hour.

What did you think of Grey’s, HollywoodLifers?

— Denise Warner

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