Review by Tagouga
While the show is still not back on track, this was a fairly entertaining hour of Grey’s Anatomy. Let’s go through the episode’s highlights.
Cristina and Meredith finally had their long awaited full-on fight. After giving Cristina some serious death stares at both the press conference and the printer photo-shoot, Meredith found herself stuck with her former best friend when April dragged the two to a bridesmaid fitting. The two soon started criticizing each other’s lives and everything was finally laid out in the open. Meredith even went as far as accusing Cristina of sleeping her way to the top. But luckily, another confrontation at April’s wedding led to the two confessing that the real issue was the fact that they were drifting apart, although they both acknowledged that they were supposed to be there for each other forever. All in all, both scenes were incredibly acted by both Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo.
Back at the hospital, Shane cracked under the pressure. After trying his best to overcome his guilt regarding Brooke’s death, things soon went out of control when Alex’s dad began crashing and Shane staring taking matters into his own hands. Webber soon had to intervene and make sure the younger doctor left the room in order to save the patient. Surprisingly, it was an exciting subplot.
For the first time ever, I was not annoyed by April. Her bridezilla moments were quite enjoyable. From her hunting bridesmaids at the hospital to finally snapping right before the wedding and demanding to be pampered because this was HER day! The wedding went by smoothly – the music was beautiful and everyone was happy up until Jackson decided to follow Mark Sloan’s advice and profess his love to April. This cliffhanger, although predictable, was a very sweet moment (although poor Matthew didn’t deserve it). The line “I love you, I always have. I love everything about you. Even the things I don’t like, I love. And I want you with me. I love you and I think that you love me, too. Do you?” was a true Grey’s Anatomy moment accompanied by a beautiful cover of “Total Eclipse of the Heart”.
Bits & Scalpels
– At last, Bailey is back to surgery. The way she stared down Leah when the latter snapped due to not having enough surgeries was a typical Bailey moment. I miss those moments!
– We finally have closure for Alex and his dad. I especially enjoyed the part when Alex snapped at his dad for forcing him to act like father when he was still just a kid. He finally told his dad what he needed to hear and asked him to stay out of his life because as it turned out, he is much better off without him.
– Dalton, the patient with the nasty breath, and his wife make such a beautiful couple. It was quite sad seeing the guy suffer a stroke after what was supposed to be a rather non-risky surgery.
– I really felt bad for the dad that was just trying to help his kid. It’s been a while since we saw some truly touching cases on the show.
– Hunt and April shared a very sweet moment right before the wedding.
– April comforting Arizona, and the way she stressed on the fact that Arizona was going through everything today was hilarious!
– Alex’s sort-of-proposal for Jo was touching and sweet.
– Leah continues to be the most useless character ever. But at least she was smart enough to call in for help when Shane broke down.
– Alex rolling his eyes at Jackson’s confession was funny.
– It’s hilarious how everyone kept assuming that April was bailing on her wedding.
– Just a few minutes after Meredith thanked her husband for giving her the time she needed for her research, Derek got a call from the president himself! This is bound to cause some issues for the happy couple.
Jackson: I love you. I always have. I love everything about you – even the things I don’t like, I love. And I want you with me. I love you and I think that you love me, too. Do you?
April: I’m hunting bridesmaids.
Jackson: Now, is that a farm tradition?
Callie: He’s my brain now. Meredith can have the rest, I get his brain.
Meredith (to April): Are you making a break for it? Don’t worry, I know what to do.
Meredith: Congratulations. You’ve become the thing you worship.
Cristina: And you became the thing we laughed at.
Luke Sital-Singh – Nearly Morning
Jill Andrews – Total Eclipse of the Heart
An entertaining winter finale. Here’s hoping the spring premiere will be worth the wait.