“Remember the Time”
Grey’s Anatomy 9 x 02
“This is a place where horrible things happen. You were right to go. You’re probably escaping disaster. Look at me. I practically grew up here, and you’re right, it’s hurt me in ways I’ll probably never get over. I have a lot of memories of people. People I’ve lost forever. But I have a lot of other memories too. This is the place where I fell in love. The place where I found my family. This is where I learned to be a doctor. Where I learned how to take responsibility for someone else’s life. And it’s the place where I met you. So I figure this place has given me as much as it’s taken away from me. I’ve lived here as much as I’ve survived here. It just depends on how I look at it. I’m gonna choose to look at it that way, and remember you that way. Hope you’re good. Bye.”
This week we flashed back to more of the immediate aftermath of the plane crash that ended Season 8 and it took us up to the events that happened in last week’s premiere. I thought the way they did it was fantastic. We only saw flashes of their time in the woods, and we saw the full picture through Cristina’s BRILLIANT monologue in the bathtub. That was all we needed. I saw everything that happened through her words and her glassy-eyed, dead inside, soulless delivery. I can’t get over the fact that Sandra Oh doesn’t have an Emmy for this role. It’s a travesty.
Yes. I still watch Grey’s Anatomy.
There was a long time where I was really embarrassed to admit that.
I mean, seriously y’all…do you remember the whole arc with Dead Denny and the ghost sex? Embarrassing. Those were dark days. If I didn’t break up with the show then, clearly I am never going to.
Even if I hadn’t known all summer that Eric Dane was leaving the show, based on the season finale I could have guessed that Mark Sloan was not long for this world. There was CLEARLY some internal bleeding happening there. And I knew as soon as Webber referred to 5 PM that they were going to be taking Mark off of life support before the end of the episode. Even with all that knowledge, I STILL wept when they actually did it. The scene was beautifully played by Patrick Dempsey (who has never gotten enough credit for how good he has been on this show) and Sara Ramirez. Callie and Derek were both losing their best friend, and I hope the show explores how those two are now bonded. Also, Callie clearly played a big part in reconstructing Derek’s arm and hand. We haven’t seen these two characters interact all that much, so I look forward to this hopefully becoming a new friendship. I also loved how Jackson said goodbye to his mentor. His last words, “Don’t worry…I’ve got this,” destroyed me.