At least the surgeons of Seattle Grace Mercy West have their looks — because they are terrible ball players.
This is one of those Grey’s Anatomy episodes where there were happy endings for almost everyone.
Let’s run down the list, shall we?
Alex (Justin Chambers) bartered his surgical skills to get information on baby Zola. He then tracked down the judge while the poor guy was having chemotherapy. Even though what Alex did was technically a federal offense , everything worked out and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) have a court date. This would never happen in real life.
Meanwhile, Meredith used her mother’s journals to help Bailey (Chandra Wilson) figure out what was going wrong with her diabetes trial. Bailey, who has been nasty to Meredith all season, was somewhat mollified. But, the two had it out on the softball field until Richard (James Pickens Jr.) stepped in to referee. Thank God this happened, because Meredith will now be out of those awful pink scrubs, back in surgery and she and Bailey have sort of reached a truce. (I’ll take a minute to reflect on what I always complain about and what I like to call the “Izzy stole a heart and that’s much worse than what Meredith did situation.” Back then, Bailey was mad at Izzy, but nothing compared to the treatment she’s been giving Meredith. What is the deal?)
In Derek’s medical duty of the week, he performed a never-been-done-before surgery with complete success, with a little help from some batting practice. (Yes, Derek’s big “how do I do this operation” revelation came when he was hitting a ball with Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh). I wonder how many medical discoveries happen like this?)
The other big surgery was Callie’s (Sara Ramirez). Our favorite orthopedic surgeon helped rebuild a man’s hand, so he could carve wood. It was sweet, but boring and not really relevant.
After episodes and episodes of torturing Cristina (Sandra Oh), Teddy (Kim Raver) finally offered Dr. Yang any surgery she wanted. Why? Because Teddy felt that Cristina had finally learned how to be a part of the team. (See what they did there with the softball theme?)
Oh yes, the softball. SGMW was playing Seattle Presbyterian (lead by Winston from Ghostbusters!). They got beaten pretty badly, but not before Lexie beaned Mark’s (Eric Dane) new girlfriend — a doctor on the opposing team — right in the boob. That had to hurt — not only the hot lady doctor, but also Lexie’s relationship with Avery (Jesse Williams). (And I have to say, I’m not a fan of Lexie’s jealousy and what it means for her and Avery. I love them together. Her and Mark? Not so much.)
What did you think of this episode of Grey’s Anatomy, HollywoodLifers? Was it just filler before next week’s emotional return of George O’Malley’s mother? Or was it nice to see most of the characters happy?
— Denise Warner
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