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"Grey's Anatomy" Rundown: Episode 3, "Let the Truth Sting"

"Grey's Anatomy" Rundown: Episode 3, "Let the Truth Sting"

Did I fall asleep and wake up sometime in the middle of season two of "Grey's Anatomy"? This is the second episode in a row that hasn't had me wanting to hurl things at my TV, and it had enough good in it to remind me of "Grey's" of old. To hear the rest of my take and add your thoughts, just

The two major themes in this episode were speaking (or not speaking) and losing a step with age, both of which collided in the case of the woman who needed to have her tongue removed/replaced. The Chief — and, for whatever reason, Mark — needed to prove to themselves that they were still spry enough to learn new procedures, but that got them into dangerous territory when they had to make up the surgery as they went along. Yes, it was medical history, but it was medical history that very nearly left a woman unable to talk, and I was glad Derek told them off for being too cavalier.

The other major development was the awakening of Really Old Guy, the semi-comatose man whose room the interns/new residents had been using as their personal lunch site. When he woke up, he knew everything — that Meredith and Derek are having problems, that Alex was crushing on Ava, that Izzie wants George to leave Callie. He also knows, or thinks he knows, that George won't leave Callie, and for much of the episode it looked like he was going to be right. Of course, in true Izzie fashion, she got a little too attached to Really Old Guy; who didn't know, the second she started giving him a speech about needing someone to talk to, that he was going to be dead? I liked the idea of this story, but I was expecting Really Old Guy to blab George's secret to Callie. Now that would have been interesting.

The end of the episode brought two big moments: Alex telling the other interns that George was a repeater, and George telling Callie that he slept with Izzie. Two big things that had gone a long time unsaid are out in the open now. What's going to happen next?

Some other thoughts:

  • Alex's case seemed the furthest removed from the rest of the goings-on in the episode, but it did feature one of the grossest medical procedures I've ever seen on "Grey's." I think it was supposed to serve as a lesson that age doesn't necessarily bring wisdom. I wonder if that older intern is sticking around or if he was just a one-time metaphor.
  • Cristina faking miserable to get surgeries was classic: "Sad is mine. Go find your own pretend emotion." I loved how Meredith really piled it on when she realized she was being played, asking Cristina to come over and cry.
  • Bailey rocks. I love her proposal to Callie that they tackle this job like a team; some people have said that was a sign of weakness, but I think Bailey is sick of being angry and just wants to get back to what she does best: whipping people into shape.
  • Lexie and Meredith took baby steps toward civility this week, after Lexie decided Meredith was pushing her too hard. Meredith's response was to get the file from the day Susan died and walk Lexie through it. I hope that leads to less resentment between the two.
  • I'm really liking the friendship between Derek and Mark. They have a fun chemistry together; is it wrong to say they're currently my favorite "couple" on the show? And while we're at it, would you marry McDreamy?

Your thoughts? Will Callie leave George? Will Gizzie finally be broken up? Will "Grey's" stay good for a whole season?

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blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 9 years
Moments I liked: Derek and Mark Friendship. Derek criticizing both Cheif and Mark. Christna is back "Me so Sad" that was hilarious and I loved it LOL. I also loved the old guy. Disliked: Please lets get done with gizzie?! PLEASE!
haydee haydee 9 years
I love this episode! yes you are right it did remind me of 2nd season. They should keep it like this. I even loved Izzie on this one
pintsized pintsized 9 years
George had it coming, I totally agree with yelenerz.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
I like that there's finally some humor in the show again. Yes, there are still dramatic parts, but I was laughing at most of the episode. I especially loved when Mark asked Derek if he ever felt old and Derek said "No, I'm young. I'm a fetus." Brillant. Some good old fashioned, we're talking too fast, Seriously?, Grey's dialog. I liked this episode a lot.
Scarlet Scarlet 9 years
Whoops, double post.
Scarlet Scarlet 9 years
I hate Gizzie and I hate how Callie went from being so strong, confident, and kick-ass to being weak and spineless week after week. I love Lexie, there's a lot of the Season 1 Meredith in her.
yelenerz yelenerz 9 years
I may be in the minority but I was glad that Alex finally outed George. The whole episode George was all about telling the truth and honesty yet none of his peers knew that he was a repeater. Why should he get credit for something that he SHOULD know how to do, after all he's done it before. So I'm glad that Alex knocked George of his pedestal and made him reap what he sowed.
genvessel genvessel 9 years
i just need gizzie to be done. completely done.
annieclaire annieclaire 9 years
am i the only one that likes george and izzy together?!?! i think its cute.
menthadict menthadict 9 years
Oh Alex made me so MAD. He was being such a cocky asshole! But other than that i really liked it ^_^
sofico sofico 9 years
It was a good ep. In any other time I'd be hating Alex for telling the other interns that George was a repeater, but since I'm sick of George that actually made happy. I really hope that Callie can go back to be the strong woman she used to be and can kick George out of her life forever, so she can do a good job a a chief! Izzie suck and is being really selfish! even in the last episode! Anyways! the Christina stuff was so funny!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I thought this episode was pretty good. My main thoughts: 1. I loathe Derek and Meredith. They're annoying the hell out of me. 2. I can't believe Edward Hermann (the old intern) was on Grey's! I still can't separate it from his Richard Gilmore character on Gilmore Girls though. 3. Omg George finally told Callie!
tati33 tati33 9 years
Oh I remember that about Christina, Trish... hahhaa I'll go look for a picture of that bathroom scene for you
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
mcsteamy is the only reason i keep tuning in. i mean honestly. when is he gonna repeat that towel coming out of the bathroom scene from season 2 (or was it 3) when he was like "This is awkward...." LMFAO :rotfL: :Drool:
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
I HATE GEORGE LOL @ THE "Sad is mine. Go find your own pretend emotion." Christina is so funny :rotfl:
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I love watching Derek and Mark together. They really do have good chemistry! :-)
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
I'm going to agree with telewyo and others in that Alex is just turning back into his old self again by ratting out George in the elevator! My bf made a good point last night: before that scene in the elevator Alex was the most likable character on the show this season...which doesn't say a lot as his reputation has always been to be a jerk. So thank goodness that he's actually getting back into character with that. And ktacce is soooo right- Alex and Lexie are totally gonna's just a matter of time. heidihaute- you're absolutely right...this episode may have been good for what we've normally come to expect from Grey's, but I miss the time when I would be in TEARS by the end of each episode. I could always count on this show for a good cry and I don't think I've shed a tear at any of the episodes for a long time now.
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
Ok, the whole sticking the needle in the eye thing was way nasty.
Curlywhirl Curlywhirl 9 years
SPACEBEAR, Thank you, that was so in character for Alex to do that. He was becoming to much of a softy. I think it's great when they show his soft side, but I like it when he tells it like it is!
spacebear spacebear 9 years
i love that alex did that at the end. It was so perfect for him to do that.
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 9 years
I thought last night was ok. Although I am soooo tired of Izzie, she irrates me like no other :rant: And I thought it was really mean of Alex to put George "on blast" like that in the elevator...but at the same time George deserves that cause of the whole Izzie and him thing. And poor Callie :( I hope she leaves him now. And Meredith needs to wake up realize that McDreamy loves her with everything he's got! gosh...if all girls could be that lucky. And I love that Derek and Mark are rebuilding their friendship! :woohoo: And I love the Dr. Webber, I'm not sure why but I do!
ktacce ktacce 9 years
we are all ignoring the maaaaaaad sexual tension between lexie and alex.... it's coming (wow no pun intended). seriously.
heidihaute heidihaute 9 years
I agree with Curlywhirl, I thought last nights episode was BORING. And the Gizzie thing is getting on my nerves. I used to love Izzie and George separately, but now they're just annoying when they are together - stop the whining and the sad puppy dog face! I can't take it anymore,Ugh! I miss the good old days when this show made me ball my eyes out - it's just seems like it's missing something.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
I really liked this episode. Alex was such an asshole with George in the elevator, but I laughed because it was very in-character.
vouninou vouninou 9 years
Blame if if you want but I actually like a lot Karev's character ... he told the truth about George ... so what ? Of course it maybe was rude to make it this way but I think it was unfair to let other interns believe that George was newbie as them. After all, if he failed his exams it might be because he was not that good (and not only because Callie didn't give him her notes). Earlier in the serie, at some point I found George character touching but I hate the way he's evolving.
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