Grey's Anatomy 2012-13

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by BaileyCatts, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    And, Meredith's fater, Thatcher, is starring in Scandal, another ABC series which also happens to be directed by Shonda.

    Anyone watching Private Practice? I haven't for a while, but heard that the show is running its last season this fall. I wonder if Kate Walsh would come back to GA for another or a couple of seasons. She's too great an actress and character!
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    I've been meaning to pick up Scandal for awhile. It'll be interesting to see Thatcher not as a lost drunk wandering soul, which is how I remember him :lol:
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    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Ohhh pick it up pick it up!! I love this show!! A little bit out there, but I love the fast pace and quick story telling. And the interesting little plot twists. Go catch up online so you know the history. :D
  4. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    ITA. Another interesting cast; Ellis Grey, Meredith's mom is the vice president here:)
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    pixie cut Well-Known Member

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    I actually kind of liked last night's episode. Enjoying the casting of William Daniels. Nice homage to St. Elsewhere, the original off beat medical drama.
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    Me too. I assume Christina will be back in Seattle, but enjoy the her interactions with Culp and Daniels.
    Bailey cracked me up with her reactions to the new attendings invading her lounge and so sweet about Tuck going to kindergarten.
    Bleh with April and Jackson - he deserves better. Loved Mer saying the Chief slept with her mother also.
    Love Mer and Der's new house.
    Sara Ramirez is awesome as always, such a great actress.
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    rjblue Re-registered User

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    I liked last night's episode too. Is Alex's new intern finally going to be the one?

    Sara was riveting- my favourite was actually when she questioned the intern on why she was hitting on her.

    Jackson's eyes alone make him worth watching.

    And William Daniels and Christina were great. I actually hope she stays there for a while now.
  8. pixie cut

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    Wasn't that hilarious! ;)
  9. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I really enjoyed last night's episode too. It felt more like the Grey's of old with the quirky humor (loved the lines about the Chief sleeping with the moms and Meredith/Cristina's Skype sessions), some doctoring in the hospital (I liked the story with the woman who lost the weight), Cristina showing some random emotion (loved her scenes with the older doctor), and there were some great heart tugging moments too (the ending stuff with Derek talking about the settlement and Bailey's reaction to Tuck letting go of her hand). I wish I could remember the Chief's comments to Bailey because I think everyone should type those out and put them on a wall to read every day. Something about getting your hand back so what are you going to do with it. Fantastic speech by him and I also liked Callie & Arizona's scenes. Just a really great show overall last night and that made me so happy after all the emotional stuff earlier this season. Grey's is off to a great start this year and I hope they keep it up. :)

    BTW-Gotta add my comments about how much I love Scandal! That show is fantastic and hopefully those of you who haven't watched it yet get caught up and start watching it now. It's awesome and the first season was only like 7-8 episodes or something so it should be easy to catch up! ;)
  10. l'etoile

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    Agree with you every bit! It was like watching revitalized Grey's Anatomy:swoon:
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    I'm liking, but not loving, the way the plane-crash aftermath is affecting the various characters. I wasn't a fan of the Meh-Derrek angst ... but without that they're pretty boring. I've wanted to slap Arizona for the first few episodes, despite her understandable if misdirected anger ... but that final scene in the shower with Callie was frickin' amazing. "This is my life now too." Powerful stuff.

    Bailey continues to be completely fabulous, and one of the main reasons I'm still watching.

    My favourite dynamic so far this season is Christina and the William Daniels character. Especially last week's episode. I'm glad Christina has a new mentor, she's a better person when she figures out she still has stuff to learn. And hey, what better mentor than William Daniels, who after all was a leading heart surgeon waaay back in his St. Elsewhere days! ;)

    I just hope the law suit against the airplane company doesn't become a big storyline for the rest of the season -- though I suspect it will. I wish they'd accepted the offer and just moved on. And Derek's argument -- "they need to learn from their mistakes so that others don't suffer" -- just didn't make sense to me. Surely the FAA does its own investigations of plane crashes, and doesn't just leave it up to the airplane company?
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    ITA! And I think season 1 is just out on DVD now.

    I think there's some far-fetchedness in the storylines, but I don't care. I don't even mind the super-sekret conspiracy storyline that's behind Quinn/Lindsey's situation, even tho I usually hate that kind of stuff. I can put that aside because the writing is so smart, the dialogue is so tight (I sometimes think I'm watching Sorkin!) ... and I'm in love with Olivia's wardrobe. ;-)

    The scene from last week with the Pres changing Olivia's shoes ... wow, so much said without words there. Not sure about Abby & David though. She's been a total ass-hat all season, but she doesn't deserve to be used by David. (Though how great was it seeing a scruffy Josh Malina? :swoon:
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    I can't watch Christina's scenes with William Daniels without yelling "Feeny... Fe-he-he-heeny!" at the TV. But that may be generational.
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  14. l'etoile

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    I'm quadruple swoon at that:swoon:

    Oh, my :rofl::rofl:
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    I'd looooooooove if Christina'd stay in Mayo some more. I like how writers are being smart about her away from Seattle yet making it feel like she's in Seattle AND her relationships with doctors there! In the latest episode when Christina and Dr. Thomas were sitting on a bench, talking and laughing, it was like the best moment in this season.
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    It was a great scene. Also, when he said he'd survived the plane crash when others had died, it was a nice correlation to her own experiences as well as Owen's.
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    I keep forgetting that doctor's actual name because he's so solidly Mr. Feeny in my mind.
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    LOL, definitely generational. I can't see him without thinking Dr. Mark Craig ... and I can't hear him without thinking KITT. :shuffle:
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    As a lover of musicals, I can never see him without getting "Sit down, John! Sit down, John!" going around in my head. :)
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    Yes ,I can't see him without thinking of 1776 either!
  21. pixie cut

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    So now Owen is going to grow a beard -- he already has a slight beard, but now it'll be a full beard -- and get drunk in the woods? Can't they come up with anything better for the character than repeating yet another storyline?
  22. l'etoile

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    Noooooooooooo not drunk:(

    I loved this episode even more than any other episodes in two or three years:swoon: I love Katherine's spicy acting and it was so hilarious that GA is back to its full-of-sex-hospital drama again:lol:
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    Actually, I interpreted it in a far more positive way. Going just by the expression on his face -- he looked pretty content.

    I was very pleased that theydidn't throw Callie and Owen in bed together. They way that bar scene was going I thought for sure that would be what happens next.

    Happy Meredith is still freakin' me out though.
  24. Andora

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    :cheer: Loving this season so far! I even like Owen this time around.

    Could still really do without Kepner, but she was pretty hilarious talking to Karev.
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    I'm trying to decide if the writers have forgotten Preston Burke entirely. I mean Derek's story line is a pretty serious call back to Burke's which is sort of irritating. But the weirdest thing was that, realistically, wouldn't it have come up between Christina and Mer when they were talking about Derek?
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    I'm really liking this season. I love April and Avery. And I'm thoroughly enjoying Christina in Minnesota. I love her relationship with the old surgeon. Christina can be a lot of fun but sometimes she's quite intolerable for me. So this is a great development. I don't know how long she'll be at Mayo, but this is the most I've enjoyed her character in years.
  27. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I am also really enjoying this season of GA especially Cristina's story in MN. Love her and the older doctor! They have such a great dynamic together and her and Meredith's phone calls are pretty hilarious at times too. I really feel like this year is more like the Grey's of old and I'm SO happy about that since the older episodes are such faves of mine. I hope they keep this up all season! :cheer:
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    Bumping up since there's a new episode tonight. Still love Cristina and Dr. Thomas and I think we may see Meredith break over Lexie's death tonight. :(
  29. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    And now I'm crying... (((Cristina))) :wuzrobbed :fragile:
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    Although Dr. Thomas dying in the operating was kind of obvious, it was still quite the emotional impact.

    This really was the Meredith and Cristina episode. Well done.
  31. l'etoile

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    Echoing effect in Mer and Christina scenes were bit of annoying, though:(
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    I enjoyed the episode. I felt it moved the show a little forward and Christina is back - for good I hope!
    I do like competent Mer!
    And Zola is the cutest!!!!
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    Seriously? :lol: I thought that there was something wrong with my earphones.

    Predicted the whole Thomas thing, they needed something to happen to get Cristina on a plane. Very obvious ending for me, but glad their patients both survived.
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    I liked Owen with Zola. Really adorable, and when Cristina came back it was fresh in my mind how much he loves kids.

    Not looking forward to next week's episode. :( Like Callie hasn't had enough, now it's Derek's turn to freak out on her.
  35. BaileyCatts

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    I'm so glad I don't read any of the show threads on the board until I get around to watching the show. Dr. Thomas dropping dead had me :wuzrobbed! I was figuring on him getting fired and Christina standing up for him and walking out on the Minnesota hospital to get her back to Seattle.

    And am I the only one who thinks its a little odd that they just pass Zola around to strangers all night long and Meredith not knowing where she is? :shuffle: Oh yea. TV .. blah blah.
  36. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    See, and I'm glad that I knew the Dr. Thomas was going to die...I prefer to be spoiled for stuff like that.
  37. l'etoile

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    Even spoiled, that scene was as much as shocking as it could be for me. I prepared myself all the way through this episode but it didnot do any cushion working. The writers have their own way of making things so much umexpected and shocking. That is one of many reasons why I can't stop watching this show.
  38. rjblue

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    I found it really hard to watch Meridith consistently choose her job over her poor little sick child. It was certainly child neglect.

    The Christina part of the show was great though.

    The weird echo in the sound was not noticable in my over-the-air signal viewing as it aired, and I was wondering what people were referring to here. And then I re-watched the show on my daughter's downloaded version, and it was loud and irritating. It must have been some effect of the way cable and satellite services compress the signals.
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    No. Child neglect is leaving your child alone without any one caring for her. That wasn't the case here.

    The whole point of the episode was Meredith coming to terms with Lexie's death. Her patient had the same injuries and Mer wanted to save her because she couldn't save Lexie.

    It's TV, and it's not even great TV, so you sometimes have to look for the metaphors and stop focusing on the fictional child :lol:
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    I agree. I appreciated that this episode showed an interconnection with the hospital staff that was based on something besides sex. Shonda usually beats us over the head with mommy or career woman stories, but this one seemed valid. The Meredith character does tend to compartmentalize. In this episode she did not. We saw evidence of her grief and feelings of guilt.