The second-to-last episode of Grey's Anatomy began with Meredith uttering the words "the only problem with being a resident is, you feel crazy all the time." It just happened to be the perfect setup for the rest of the episode aptly titled "Losing My Mind." Case in point, Crazy Resident No. 1: Meredith. First, she attempted to fire her therapist (most likely because last week she called her a coward). But regardless of how Meredith feels about it, she is a coward! It's annoying week after week how she covertly pines after Derek but then says things like "that's where love exists, in delusional fantasies." It's as if she's trying too hard to prove that she can't — or won't — love him.
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Crazy Resident No. 2: Cristina. The first sign of her madness was the scene with her cleaning her apartment, something so not Cristina, but hilarious nevertheless, especially when she tries to vacuum Callie's belongings. But even more telling is her demonic attitude. It's one thing for her to be rude to Lexie (nothing new there) but it's another to see her anger directed at George. Clearly she's still working through some Burke issues. Regardless there was no resolution last night.
Crazy Resident No. 3: Alex. Alex earns the crazy card for defending Rebecca when Izzie clearly warns him that she's not pregnant. Despite the warning, he defends Rebecca but then quickly discovers that she is, indeed, not pregnant. Even weirder is that it seemed like Rebecca truly did believe she was pregnant with Karev's baby. I thought that Grey's would go the deception route, but delusional won out.
Yet despite all of this "craziness," Grey's still seemed a little dull to me this week. Probably because there were no nail-biting surgery scenes, or steamy love affairs (even McSteamy himself seems to be celibate). The dramatic highlight would have to have been the kiss between Callie and Erica and all I could think was "eh."
Some other thoughts:
- I love that Lexie finally stood up for herself and called Meredith out for being a bad sister. That was long overdue.
- The whole Walter Tapley storyline bored me. Sure, he may have mentored Richard, but demanding that he and Erica perform a life-threatening surgery should have been riveting. It wasn't. Especially when he survived.
- Then again, the sap in me got a little teary-eyed at the patient who imagined a boyfriend as a result of her tumor. Shocker when he proved to exist!
- I loved this line: "Don't wonder why people go crazy. Wonder why they don't."
What did you think? Were you underwhelmed, too? What do you think about Derek and Rose? Finally, do you think that next week's season finale will end with a bang?
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