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Grey's Anatomy Rundown, "I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me"

This week on Grey's Anatomy, the doctors are (mostly) done grieving for George and have moved on to the newest preoccupation: the merger. With their jobs on the line, everyone can't get enough hospital time in as they fight off paranoia in the midst of a new batch of patients.

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  • Each of the doctors has his/her own way of reacting to the merger. Derek and Mark seem to be the only ones who are keeping their cool. Though Meredith also kept it together, her optimism is so out of character that it can only be chalked up to the crisis, and even she recognizes it.
  • Christina has never had an ego problem, but she's suddenly worried that none of the doctors "has her back." She decides to suck up to Arizona and head to peds, where she couldn't be more out of place. Her Mr. Bear voice was priceless.
  • Izzie tries to pretend that everything's fine, showing off a new wig and heading back to work so she won't get fired. (Sadly, we already know how this one ends). Alex tries to micro-manage Izzie and her illness, which at first seemed super annoying but was pretty sweet by the end of the episode.
  • Lexie is the most panicky of the bunch, talking a mile a minute and landing face down in blood. She proves her worth in the end by suggesting side-by-side surgeries for a paranoid schizophrenic and his overprotective mother. The parallel between the paranoia of the doctors and the paranoid schizophrenic was obvious to say the least. I have to admit though, his mother's "growth" could totally pass for an alien baby.
  • Speaking of babies, how awful is the doctor who nearly slices off a newborn's arm? I love that Arizona kept everyone together and saved her.
  • The Chief hides out in his office until the end of the episode, where he makes a round of layoffs via email. Among the goners are 3/4 of the interns and the syphilis nurse.
  • Yay for Arizona standing up for herself at the end of the episode. Not only does she give Christina a piece of her mind for using her, but she orders Callie to try to get her old job back. Love it.
  • In the end, Izzie realizes that she's still battling cancer and still healing from George's death. I'm happy she and Alex ended on a sweet note instead of a sour one, but it won't be long before she loses her job.

What did you think of this week's episode? Did you think schizophrenic Tom was going to wreak more havoc than he did? Did any of the main doctors deserve to get the boot?

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pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 8 years
Start catching up on Grey's again, and it's actually one of those shows I will always love no matter what...the only season i don't like is season 4. I luv how Mer is so calm, how Derek is so sweet (nothing wrong in comforting people who got fired, nothing too cheesy, just shows how McDreamy he is), how Sloan and Lexie is getting better as a couple (Lexie's kinda like the new Mer in this episode) luv Christina working with children (recipe for disaster), luv arizona and callie together (even though she works with children, she's tough as nails), still luv bailey (your words are hurting me), ESP luv Alex and Izzie, that's so sweet of him at the same time being douchey HATE HATE the chief so far (not into ep 4 yet) The mother and son relationship is very touching.....even though my mom and bro fights all the time, my mom takes care of him when he was very sick in his childhood with brain damage Is it a great show? Not anymore. But it will always be a good, fun diversion
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
after all that drama about izzie dying or not, i really don't think they will write her off b/c of the merger....i mean, how lame?????? if she is really going, they will send her off in a big way. lexie and arizona are growing on me...more so than the rest of the old cast. i can't handle a positive/happy meredith and christina is starting to annoy me. i like the human alex, but i almost miss his douchey side!
vickibug vickibug 8 years
You know, I never read spoilers, so I'm a little ticked that I now know, via the last bullet, that Izzie is going to lose her job. Thanks a bunch.
zeze zeze 8 years
The Lexi and Mark thing still creeps me out, the part where she is crying, it seemed like a man and a child...she looks too young and he looks too old. I really wanted him with Callie, but I guess the show never really picked up on their chemistry, since they have completely killed that idea.
dioraddict dioraddict 8 years
How cute was Alex this episode?! Ever since he got back together with Izzie he's become more human. I love how he brought Izzie her meds, water, and a banana while she was in the middle of performing surgery. Christina seemed so out of place while working with Arizona. Her annoyance while Arizona was playing Hide And Seek with the peds patient was sooo obvious! The look on her face when Arizona pinned Mr. Bear on her lab coat was priceless! And her Mr. Bear voice was hilarious!!
bunnyOhare bunnyOhare 8 years
It started last year but I'm to the point I don't really care if I catch Grey's or not. We have a Tivo season pass so we watch it, but I continually find myself getting bored and/or not really caring about the characters or the plot lines.
tagen22 tagen22 8 years
I thought the end with Derek saying goodbye to people he's never talked to was SUPER cheesy. I sense that we are being buttered up so that we won't mind when the chief exits and Derek becomes chief, but seriously, this is a drama, why must we have so much stupid crap to accept a change? They need to go big or go home. Also, isn't healthcare one of few fields that is growing? I don't buy them firing off doctors left and right. They desperately need a kick ass cardio God, and the fact that they keep flailing about with different tries in that area is killing the show for me! Grr, I love love LOVE Grey's, so I hate to see it's slow trek downhill. It's too bad there is so much real world drama that surrounds this show. I wish we could just forget and bring back Burke and George could be alive and just come out of the closet already because he was never believable as a love interest with women, but he was a great character otherwise. But... on the positive, Lexie and Sloan are growing on me more and more, and I loved the spastic flop into blood from Lexie, with her legs bending up behind her, and Mark just saying "Nope, Lexie's worried!" That was great. Sloan is still Sloan, but everyone else is almost unrecognizable these days.
bushra bushra 8 years
agreed, it's only TV, but i'm with bengalspice too. what kind of hospital would lay off an employee recovering from cancer and another pregnant? is that too much of a coincidence or have they been singled out?
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm still going to find it hard to keep watching when Izzie leaves the hospital. Despite the weirdo storylines she gets, she's still my favorite and least neurotic character. Lexie's not so bad though - although the promos for next week look more than a little melodramatically insane.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I don't think her cancer should be a reason why she leaves the hospital staff since I happen to know someone who underwent chemo and radiation therapy for cancer, and has kept his job in a hospital.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I was bummed Olivia got the boot too! She was always a great "in the background" actress and I think I will actually miss her. I overall thought this episode was pretty lame. The patients werent very interesting and the schizo guy wouldnt all of a sudden trust Bailey just cause she's rationalizing with him. But okay, its tv. Izzie will probably decide to take a few weeks off and deal with her illness cause we all know she'll be back. Atleast I hope so- I've always liked her character.
kimretta kimretta 8 years
I think I'm going to like this merger story — there's so much good stuff there. It's interesting to see Cristina rattled, and I like Arizona more and more every episode. I also really thought Izzie was lying about not getting an e-mail from the Chief, though it seems like she does still have a job (for now). Is it weird that of all the people who left, I was saddest to see Nurse Olivia go?
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i actually did think that Tom was going to be more detrimental but i guess there was enough drama going on that it wasn't overly necessary. i think that this season is starting off better than last season, although i think that there are a some slow moments and plot lines that they are still working on. it's still early though.
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