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Grey's Anatomy Rundown: Episode 10, "Crash Into Me (Part Two)"

Grey's Anatomy Rundown: Episode 10, "Crash Into Me (Part Two)"

Sometimes, thanks to the ferry boat disaster, it's easy to forget that Grey's Anatomy does big episodes well. The show made its name with a live bomb inside a patient's chest; big episodes were once its forte. "Crash Into Me," thankfully, felt more like an old-school disaster episode. It was bloody and medically intense, almost ER-style. But there were some solid emotional stories, as well — and though they were predictable, that didn't make them unsatisfying. To talk about the episode, just

Most of the doctors had key realizations in this episode: Derek confirmed that Meredith may never be enough for him; Izzie accepted that she'll never be hardcore in the Christina/Hahn way; George and Izzie decided they could never make their relationship work; Bailey faced the fact that she puts the hospital ahead of her home.

Even Lexie learned a couple of things: that she can actually be a good doctor when the situation calls for it, and that medicine doesn't always help people. If Izzie is idealistic, Lexie has practically been Pollyanna; she really believes the best about everyone and thinks every situation will have some good. But being splattered with a patient's blood, doing everything right, and still failing to save him is the sort of thing that will cause your idealism to take a hit.

If there's any good news for Lexie, it's that she might finally have a chance to get to know Meredith. Mere learned some things, too — though with Meredith, I'm never sure how long these lessons will stick — about just having someone to get you through. The best she can do right now is telling Derek not to date other people — after he's already kissed someone else, not that she knows that yet — but it's a start.

Speaking of Derek: The sudden attraction to Rose has confused me a little because I can't tell what it's based on (the way she gets nervous around him and isn't afraid to say so?). I knew it had to be coming, and yet their kiss still took me by surprise. Don't they usually have supply closets for that sort of thing?

Maybe the closets were occupied by Alex and Ava. What are these two doing? I'm glad Alex got caught — and Mark recognizing the face he built was the perfect way to do it — and I'm glad he seems to realize that Ava is just there to play dress-up and escape her actual life. It's not stopping him from kissing her, though.

Izzie was playing dress-up in these episodes as well, being a mini-Hahn instead of her usual, compassionate self. It earned her praise but no satisfaction; she would have rather been with the patients' families than in the toughest surgery. I liked this story, and not just because it signaled the end of Gizzie — though boy, they just slipped that in there, huh? George chalked the problem up to timing and not chemistry; whatever the reason, I'm glad we're done.

Some other thoughts:

  • Bailey was clearly never going to make it out of surgery to meet her husband. Did the whole bit about telling him he'd be grateful for a good surgeon if he were wounded feel like foreshadowing to anyone else?
  • I loved the structure of this episode, with the flash forwards at the beginning — especially when the one of Cristina and Meredith dancing panned out to reveal Lexie there, too, at the end.
  • The drinking and dancing scene, in general, reminded me of the first two seasons of the show — and that's not a bad thing.

Is there a Mark/Hahn hookup in our future? Do you feel anything for Derek and Rose? And how are you going to make it through the Grey's hiatus?

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MamaD MamaD 9 years
This show just saddened me...I felt horrible once it was over....what ever happened to it's entertainment factor?
krystalmak krystalmak 9 years
"ughh i thought the kiss between derek and rose was so awkward and weird. i'm not a fan of that hookup at all. i don't find rose an intriguing or interesting character." Yeah, i thought it was awkward also... I was interested in the Derek/Rose storyline.. and that last episode just killed it... how long's the hiatus?
kitten6500 kitten6500 9 years
I agree with leahlarocco- bring back Finn!
d-purple-1 d-purple-1 9 years
Part 2 was better than Part 1 but GA is seriously missing some major chemistry this year. I thought GA may be on the verge of "jumping the shark" but I am not quite commited to announcing the demise of the show. The are some underlying weaknesses when compared with other seasons. However,there were some highlights and some low lights of Part 2. Highlights 1) Alex telling Ava/Rebecaa to get real. That is why I love Alex so much. Rough and ready kind of guy that pulls no punches... 2) George telling the Nazi guy off. Kudos to George. 3) Cristina telling Bailey off about using her in a racial tough situation. Bailey stood to be corrected on this matter. 4) Izzy seems to be coming back to her senses, whatever senses that can be labelled "normal" for Izzy. (no more Gizzie stories) Low lights 1) It bears repeating, the Derek and Rose kiss was so contrived, awkward and annoying. Derek is slipping in my book. 2) Bailey being a coward for not talking with her waiting husband. Like I said last week, her marriage is in trouble and I was really hoping that there was at least one normal couple on GA. 3) The death of Seth Green's character. I liked the character and I hoped it would be a positivefor Lexie. (It almost sounds like I am accepting Lexie) 4) No story growth/development for Mark, Callie or Cristina. I wish the writers would fully develop the good characters that they have rather than forcing new (annoying) characters on GA such as Hahn, Rose and Lexi. The least annoying of the three newest characters at this point is Lexie...and that is not saying very much. Notice I did not mention Meredith...why doesn't she get some therapy? I will be enjoying previous seasons of GA on Lifetime. I miss the good old days of GA.
sofi sofi 9 years
pintsized- I noticed (comment #18) about Cristina. Very interesting- as if Bailey wasn't already having a bad day. They got to do more with Cristina and her story line. Definitely don't see her jumping into any relationship, but I just have a feeling she'll be one factor in the middle of Mer/Der so she doesn't lose Meredith to a man!
pintsized pintsized 9 years
Why is Bailey's marriage problem so important? Uh did anyone else NOT notice Christina standing up and confronting her? Ugh, give a girl a voice and people still dont listen, or think its important. Disappointing, especially since Buzzsugar didnt even MAKE ANY mention of it at all.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Hey I was watching season 3 last night. Does anyone remember the episode where Ava's 'family' comes to get her and it winds up not being her family? And the Chief won't support Derek's run for chief b/c he promised Ellis that he'd protect Meredith and he thinks Derek can't be chief and with Meredith? Well, all that to say... in the last few minutes Derek finds Bailey and says something about how Meredith is hurting things for him or something and Bailey says "This job is nothing if you don't have someone to go home to." and something like "Choose her over the job." .... Foreshadowing anyone?... Just reminded me of this episode :) and thought I'd share...
jsuny jsuny 9 years
I couldn't believe Derek and Rose were going to kiss. I agree with the comments before about how it was awkward, and I think for me it was because it seemed a bit sudden. However, if I recall correctly, at the end of Derek's big speech about what he wants from her, he said something about waiting but that he could not/would not wait forever. That made me think, foreshadowing of something that's going to affect Derek and Meredith's relationship. It's a given that they can't just be together--at least not while the series is running. So of course something will test their relationship although Derek and Rose is a bit contrived at this point. I agree with the majority of what has already been said. The episode wasn't bad but something is missing. Whoever said they miss Burke and Burke/Christina, I would have to agree. I do miss Addison as well and Alex was finally going somewhere with his character last season. Whatever happened with Alex and Lizzie? Where did things go so wrong with this show? Although it is better than last season.
elle86 elle86 9 years
This show is so ridiculous, and has jumped the shark, that I don't even bother watching. :(
DCStar DCStar 9 years
I want Meredith & Derek to make it. Basically, that's the longing that fuels this show. That being said, Rose steps into the picture maybe to test Derek's resolve and how sure he is about waiting as long as Meredith needs. Maybe that was unrealistic of him to say, and he needs to realize that. I understand Bailey's husband's frustration. At first you're so impressed and in awe of your significant other's accomplishments and job, but after awhile the constant neglect will get to you. It's a bit selfish but it's human. Hopefully Lexi & Meredith will start to accept their relationship and become friends.
haze1nut haze1nut 9 years
derek's hair is not going to redeem himself this time! and i agree, it has put him in the jerk category merdith seriously needs therapy. am i the only one that wants burke back for cristina??
haydee haydee 9 years
I don't like Rose at all. What's up with that?! Whatever, it shouldn't last cause in the end its always going to be mer/der :-) THat kiss was weird, though I have to admit, Derek was very dreamy in that scene.
paperdahl paperdahl 9 years
The ending was perfect.
Pir8Liz Pir8Liz 9 years
I loved George in this episode. Ambivalent about the Derek/Rose thing. I didn't think the kiss was that awkward, just not the right place. I had forgotten about the hiatus. Didn't watch the series until season 2, so that gives me time to catch what I missed in season 1.
Tr1shTh3D1sh Tr1shTh3D1sh 9 years
Omg I love Meridith sometime...Dr Hahn....SHUTUP!!! Loved it. Yeah I was mad at Izzie for copping out to Dr. Hahn...she really should have stood up for herself and told Dr. Hahn that she thinks that the family should know whats happening. All in all i still love this show!
liciababe liciababe 9 years
this season has really gone down hill it's like they are trying to make a great show instead of just letting it be one like it was I can't stand lexie she annoys the hell out of me and I miss Addison she was great but i refuse to watch a spin off show also christina needs to go back to being christina Greys used to be a must see show on Thur but now it's like if i rember or have other things to do then thats fine
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Things I loved about this episode: -George's: "Can't I just go do charts?" -George telling off the nazi -Chief and Meredith -Mere, Cristina, Lexie, and all the dancing -Tucker's impatience ... wtf? His wife's a surgeon... what does he expect? -Mere telling Hahn to 'Shut up' Things I hated: -Derek/Rose kiss --- HATED IT -Seth Green died
alex1984 alex1984 9 years
Best part of this episode was when George told the white supremist that if he had been alone with him he would be dead. I loved that line and it made me love George even more. I also loved George and Izzie together, too cute!! I want McDreamy to be with someone normal and good. I'm sick of Meredith and all her whining.
Mädchen Mädchen 9 years
bluesuze, you're not alone. I like them together, too.
spacebear spacebear 9 years
The actress who plays Rose was on Scrubs last night too. She was a patient on scrubs.
bluesuze bluesuze 9 years
I agree, I wanted Seth Green to pull through and maybe be a love interest for Lexi. He is such a great actor. Am I the only one who is rooting for Derek/Rose? I do think them kissing in plain sight was a little dumb, but I think they should go out and Meredeth realize that she is not ready and will probably never be ready for marriage or kids. And yeah, George telling the Nazi off was awesome!
jlr32phl jlr32phl 9 years
ok, so rose/derek kiss - what a completely unlikely time to make out! kissing someone as they're washing someone else's blood off just seemed like really inappropriate timing. and then she thanks him like he's better than her an just did her a favor. ugh! plus i think she kind of looks like a cartoon mouse. i did like how at the end they invited izzie to dance with them afetr sha had said she felt left out of meredith and christina's little clique. i'm also glad there were no real "miraculous" recoveries like meredith's return from the after life. the cases being realistic made the effect they had on the doctors seem real too. favorite part of this episode - mark not being able to promise he won't hit on anyone :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
*******Georges line about timing couldnt have been more true, and this episode was all about timing right? -Tucker thinks Bailey doesnt have time for him -Hahn tells Izzie that she needs to wait to talk to the families till the time is right, but Izzie realizes that isnt how she works. -Meredith is counting down time for the paramedic and finally just does it, just like she just finally tells derek that she doesnt want him to date...but she doesnt know that he ran out of time waiting for her and takes the chance with Rose
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I so cheered out loud when Derek finally kissed someone else! Aside from that, though, I'm so over it. I had high hopes that maybe Seth Green would pull through and be a regular, but it's totally lost it. I've been rewatching seasons 1 & 2 while studying for finals, and it's so sad how far it's fallen. I ended up talking through half of last night's episode because I was so bored.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Great recap, Buzz! As always, Bailey is the show stopper for me; I love her relationship with George and her trust in him to be her voice in the conversations with her husband. George's "can I do charts" comment was perfect. Glad that he and Izzie are over, for now; they are much better as best friends than the are as lovers. Izzie seemed to grow a lot in this episode, realizing that she is not, nor ever will/should be, Christina or Hahn. Like most everyone else, I really don't like the Derek-Rose story line and I'm not really fond of the Ava and Alex pairing. And, Venus Lady, I also was angered by Hahn's put down of social workers and the devaluation of the work they do. Izzie's compassion is something to be celebrated, as long as it doesn't interfere with her decision making when it comes to treating her patients. I suspect Hahn worries about that Izzie's judgment once again will become clouded, but her social worker comment was biting.
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