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Grey's Anatomy Rundown, "With You I'm Born Again"

Grey's Anatomy takes us back to Seattle Grace this week for the first time since the shocking finale. One month has passed, and the surgeons are still reeling from the murder spree that took place in the confines of their work. They're each coping with the ordeal in their own ways, and whether or not they're allowed to work is left in the hands of a grief counselor.

As expected, the trauma has brought some big changes to the doctors' lives. Derek's an adrenaline junkie, Lexie has a post traumatic stress disorder breakdown, and Owen and Cristina are engaged. There's a lot of setting up for the long season ahead, so let's get started..

  • Like I said, each doctor is dealing with his or her own issues, so let's break them down one by one, starting with Derek. The shooting has given Derek a new outlook on life, one that includes a need: a need for speed. He spends so much time breaking the speed limit that he's become a regular down at the police station. Upon his return to the hospital, Derek is met with a warm welcome from his fellow surgeons — but he promptly declares that he no longer wants to be chief, and hands the reins back over to Webber. Just like that, they're back to their old jobs (and based on Webber's dance party, he couldn't be happier about the news). We learn that Derek blames himself for the shootings, but is now taking a "life is short" approach to each day. His reckless behavior makes him miss the big wedding, but how long before the consequences become a little more severe?
  • As for Derek's wife, Meredith is frustrated about the fact that she and Cristina are the only ones who haven't been given a permission slip to return to work. The problem is that she keeps insisting that they're all fine, but the counselor sees right through her. Of course, her secret miscarriage is still haunting her, and when she confronts Cristina about her reasons for marrying Owen, Cristina calls her out on not facing her own loss — or sharing it with Derek.
  • Cristina puts on her brave face as she prepares for her upcoming nuptials to Owen. She's very matter-of-fact about the whole thing and it's unclear what prompted the engagement — that is, until we see it firsthand. As a result of the shooting spree, Cristina is feeling particularly vulnerable and lonely, and tells Owen she doesn't want to be alone anymore. In turn, he offers her a diamond ring, which she accepts with a "thank you." Maybe it's supposed to be a sweet moment, but it felt more like a business transaction to me. The actual wedding is nice enough, but the marriage seems to have a lot more to do with Cristina's desires to be "simple" than anything else. What's your take?
  • Teddy tells Owen she approves of the wedding, then gets caught making out with the grief counselor. Oh, and she also has an interesting moment with shirtless Karev. Never a dull moment for a single at Seattle Grace, is there?
  • Speaking of Karev, he's using his injury to pick up chicks because he thinks they'll find his bullet wound — excuse me, lodged bullet — sexy. In typical Karev fashion, he's shut out anyone close to him (which means Lexie). It seems like he still has some leftover feelings for her, but he's not prepared to be part of her healing process.
  • Lexie waxes philosophical about how some people change their lives after a traumatic situation — in her case, she changes her hair back to its original color. Though Lexie appears to be optimistic in her therapy session, we see that she has a pretty severe breakdown during a typical day at the hospital. Karev walks out on her, but Mark is there to pick up the pieces and take her to the psych ward. Whether or not she ends up with Mark, I'm just glad she and Karev are over: the moment where she tells him off for showing off his "war wound" is priceless. She's way too good for him.
  • Elsewhere around the hospital, Mark laments not being married, Callie and Arizona decide to move in together, and Bailey runs into issues with her hot boyfriend since he's not on the same page as her.

How did you feel about the season opener? Is it getting you amped up for more? Do you think Owen and Cristina will make it as a married couple? And most importantly, what was up with Meredith's Jenny Humphrey-inspired wedding makeup? Sound off in comments and keep the ball rolling in the Grey's Anatomy McAddicts community group!

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indiaheart indiaheart 7 years
Loved the only complaint is why did Bailey's bf let her run him off....very dislike on that one...can't wait for next week!
tolkenlovebug92308 tolkenlovebug92308 7 years
I loved seeing one of My Favorite Shows back for the new season!!! I thought that Derek was hysterical with his speeding!!(But in real life he is a Speed Race Driver)!! I really didn't like the flash backs to the Hospital Massacre!! I was very happy that Private Practice is back,too!! I don't look forward to Derek's sister showing up @Seattle Grace!!
stephley stephley 7 years
I just hope a car accident isn't going to be an issue when Derek & Meredith are about to have a baby. It is kind of ridiculous of Meredith not to tell him about the miscarriage.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Things I didn't like: Derek and his ridiculous driving, Christina's businessy proposal, and Bailey dumping her hot boyfriend. Oh, and the fact that apparently they show emotion on Grey's by repeating the same words over and over. Things I liked: hmmmm. Actually, I can't really remember. Myeh, I'm sure things will look up next episode.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 7 years
really glad grey's is back! my favorite part was when lexie told alex he was the opposite of badass. i love alex but he was bothering me so much in this episode... just be real for once derek definitely needs a wake up call. cristina and owen's wedding... don't know how i feel about it. it's definitely a bit void of emotion and strange.. we need to see more of jackson avery please lol
AnaMC AnaMC 7 years
Derek is yet to crash and burn. The miscarriage will certainly bring him down and break him. Poor guy. I semi-liked EP's make up but it depended on the light. She looked great when she went to see if Derek was alive at jail but in the house, it was too much. Please, please get rid of April. I can't stand her. O/C's wedding...I don't know. I bet they'll divorce and reconcile. But I think it was a disaster.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
i also thought the cristina/owen proposal was WEIRD. i knew she isn't the gushy kind of bride but it (and the wedding) did feel like a business proposal...just like Buzz said. they are a rather passionate couple and i do like them together so it was just weird watching it go down that way. maybe marriage is the appropriate step at this time? derrick is going to crash (haha, but no pun intended!) soon. it will be interesting to watch, but didn't he do that a couple seasons ago when he quit surgery?? i'd love to see how mere does w/ a pregnancy/baby. i really like that she's able to stand up to derrick and call him on his BS. lexie is becoming one of my favorite characters and i love when she tells people off. i like her with mark and i like her with alex, but i think she needs to be single for awhile. alex also needs to be single. he needs to get over izzy.
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
beautiful disaster, lockandkey, you guys are right of course, they just moved in together — all fixed!
lockandkey lockandkey 7 years
yeah, Callie and Arizona don't get engaged. That is what Arizona was worried about and was so happy when Callie just asked her to move in.
beautiful-disaster beautiful-disaster 7 years
ummm i missed callie and arizona getting engaged. i thought they just decided to officially movein together???
care0531 care0531 7 years
I think Derek has yet to break. He is on the whole life is too short...lets make a baby bit...but when he finds out that Meredith had a miscarriage during the shooting he is only going to blame himself and he will break. The whole "engagement" with Christina was....weird...thank you? not yes I love you? Then again...that's just not Christina. I like Lexi and Mark together but I would like to see it happen in time not right away. Teddy has a nice new upgrade from Owen :)
zeze zeze 7 years
I thought Meredith looked great at the wedding...she is one of those people who definitely look better with more makeup on!
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