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Recap of Grey's Anatomy Episode "How Insensitive"

Grey's Anatomy Rundown, "How Insensitive"

The smart alecks who are the Seattle Grace doctors are forced to keep their sass to themselves on Grey's Anatomy this week, as an obese man is ushered into the hospital for a look. Of course, it proves to be no easy feat for the surgeons — Yang is taken off the case almost immediately — but in the end we get a good look at many a softer side of the docs.

On the dramz front, Meredith is none-too-pleased to learn of Owen's feelings for Teddy and starts a chain of bad reactions and general hospital gossip. Ready to break it all down? Just


  • All the doctors are interested in cracking jokes about 700-pound Jerry and his amazingly tiny, cute wife — but the case hits home the hardest with Karev. He handles the patient while processing the news that his divorce with Izzie is final, and ultimately, it makes Karev give Jerry a hard look at the value of his life. And then, like magic, the sensitivity fairy seems to have visited cranky old Karev as he finally shows some sweetness toward Lexie.
  • Once Yang is eliminated from the surgery du jour, she is forced to play babysitter for a 9-year-old while her mother is in surgery. We've all seen Cristina try to connect with kids before and it ain't pretty. This time is different though, and eventually, Cristina connects with the little girl through losing her own father as a child. Jackson bears witness to Cristina's niceties and tries to present himself as a shoulder to cry on (sounds like someone's still got a crush!). Naturally, he's brutally rebuffed as Cristina tells him to "go be someone else's dishrag" — but she immediately collapses into Owen's arms accompanied by a flood of tears.
  • Cristina would be crying harder if only she knew what's really going on with her man. Derek reveals to Mere that Owen tried to get Teddy transferred, which immediately puts Mere into frosty mode with Owen. Which, in turn, makes Owen realize that Derek blabbed — and he is not happy. After Owen gives Derek a piece of his mind (gotta admit he's got a point here), Derek and Meredith hash it out. They both make good points: Derek just wants to be a good husband (though he's clearly choosing his personal life over his job), and Meredith can't help that she has a problem hiding her feelings. Still, Owen retaliates by kicking Mere off a surgery. I can only imagine that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Callie's day takes an unexpected twist when her pretty patient takes a liking to her in a big way. There's some pretty relentless flirting (much to the delight of Callie's colleagues), and eventually Callie heads home with a phone number written on her palm. It's a game changer for Callie and Arizona's relationship: Callie realizes that there may be other fish in the sea (more specifically, fish who want babies), and Arizona won't hold Callie back any longer. They have the worst kind of breakup — the kind where they still love each other, the audience still roots for them, and their breakup plans are interspersed with "I love yous" and hugs.
  • Now that we're getting down to the wire, I can't wait for what is sure to be a nail-biting season finale. Tell me what you thought of this week's happenings, or take your business to the Grey's Anatomy McAddicts group in the Buzz Community.

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