Fantastic. After last week’s semi letdown, we’re back in a full force in a season that has been just sublime and brilliant on every level. I seriously love practically everything about Greys this season. Let’s work our way backwards and start with the final scene. The fact that everything came at a head at Zola’s birthday party was simply excellent, as I LOVED Hunt finally blowing up at Christina after the way he’d been treated culminating with his epic “you killed our baby” scream for everyone to hear. It was a wonderfully haunting ending.
The rest of the episode also did an amazing job of balancing Grey’s signature comedy and drama magnificently. The comedy was superbly handled with the dueling kidney sisters (hilarious) and Mark’s “I love you” woes (also amusing). As for the drama, well, nobody does it better than Greys and the little kid and his tumor secret was simply heartbreaking particularly on the sour note with which it ended.
I also quite enjoyed Meredith being confused about her specialty and us going back to her mother and the “legacy”. She’s become an enjoyable lead again and I’m thankful for that.
Finally, I’m not sure that I was totally touched by Adele’s storyline but it was obviously very well acted and undoubtedly struck a chord with those who have had any experiences with Alzheimer’s.
All in all, an extremely impressive hour.