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Recap and Review of Grey's Anatomy Episode, "State of Love and Trust"

Grey's Anatomy Rundown, "State of Love and Trust"

There's a new sheriff in town on Grey's Anatomy this week, and his name's Derek Shepherd. Instead of a shiny badge, Derek comes brandishing a snazzy new outfit (complete with tie!) to move into his new office, greet the surgeons as their chief, and most important — square off with Webber yet again.

Elsewhere, Lexie and Mark continue their relationship issues, Cristina gets burned (literally), and Bailey gets her confidence shaken by a patient. If you're ready to break it down, just


  • The Cristina/Teddy/Owen love triangle is intensifying, though it's so much more than two women fighting over one man. In fact, this week Cristina is caught between Owen's "caveman-like" libido and the surgeries Teddy can offer her at the hospital. Cristina ends up choosing Owen, but it seems to take a fair amount of coaxing — and she seems genuinely sad when Teddy reveals her personal disappointment. We already know that Cristina cares more about her job than her love life, but I'm ready to see how she reacts when Owen and Teddy inevitably hook up.
  • In this week's "everyone's worst nightmare" story line, Bailey and Meredith have a crisis situation when their patient wakes up during surgery. Naturally the patient is freaked out and refuses to let Bailey operate on her thanks to Bailey's terrified reaction in the OR. Bailey typically beats herself up over it but manages to exchange a few flirtations with the anesthesiologist in the process (after giving him an undeserved verbal lashing, that is).
  • As Derek breaks in his new office with a basketball hoop, Richard has to make a choice between quitting or going to rehab. He's understandably tired of letting Derek boss him around, but only Bailey can get through to him in the end about getting his life together and taking back what's rightfully his. Meanwhile, Derek plays the good guy and rehires the staff that had gotten the boot. Anyone else smell an "I told you so" moment in a future episode when Richard returns from rehab and Derek's plan goes horribly awry?
  • Grey's wouldn't be Grey's without all the soapy relationship drama, but I actually found myself feeling for Lexie this week. I fully agree with Callie that he's being a baby (especially given his whole history with cheating), and the final scene in the elevator was kinda heartbreaking. On the other hand, does Lexie even want him back if it means a life of living with his adult daughter and grandchild? Whose side are you on?

What did you think of this week's episode? Did you miss Izzie?

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jhilly123 jhilly123 7 years
Definitely on Lexie's side. She's a young girl who can't handle being a mom/motherly figure to an 18-year-old who doesn't even like her-Mark has put her in such a terrible position. And Mark slept with Addison twice even though him and Lexie still had unresolved issues so he's not completely blameless-the scene in the elevator was so sad-Chyler did a good job. I'm so frustrated with the Cristina/Owen/Teddy storyline. I never really liked Owen in the first place, and now he's holding her back from doing what she loves (to an extent). I was crossing my fingers that she'd choose the job, and was sad that Avery got it. I prefer Avery and Cristina together (even if they haven't had that many scenes together). And what are they doing with the Mercy West staff? They barely have any storylines-just being worried about getting fired, and it's starting to get a bit annoying-either use them or lose them lol.
mndmay mndmay 7 years
1) Buzz, you left out a big detail about the Cristina/Hunt/Teddy thing: Cristina explained to Hunt about Burke and her reaction about the surgeries. I think her making surgery a priority over Hunt is less about the surgery itself and more about protecting herself as an individual. Not that I would be surprised about a Hunt/Teddy hookup, but I think Hunt/Cristina are in a more honest place. For now. 2) Granted it happened in Private Practice, but I really think that Sloane left afer L.A., is back with her mom, and plans to give the baby up for adoption. I could be wrong. 3) Kudos to Karev for being hardcore. 4) Didn't miss Izzie for a second. 5) Team Lexie. She may have broken up with Mark, but he put her in an impossible situation without even discussing it. Yes children come first, but he knew he was a father for 2.5 seconds. Besides, even though Lexie had "recycled" because she slept with Alex before, Mark had been in a serious relationship with Addison and slept with her at least twice in L.A.
AnaMC AnaMC 7 years
Team Mark. The guy can't just dump his daughter just because his girlfriend isn't comfortable in the situation. They'll work it out but I hope Lexie understands at least Mark's side. Also, Derek being chief? Awesome! There isn't going to be an 'I told you' moment about the rehires since Derek was clear: Know that they'll be some cuts down the line. He's just giving them a chance that never had. I love Meredith standing by Derek's side, even if she's mad. Loved it. I'm over Cristina/Teddy/Hunt. I thought that the MerDer triangles were the worst but this is just ridiculous. I loved Cristina's speech at the end. I hope that GI Joe gets it.
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
I am absolutely itching for Mark and Lexie to get back together. I'm convinced that Sloan Sloan is going to give up the baby and leave Seattle (well, the first part I'm convinced of, I'm just *hoping* she leaves Seattle.) I understand why Mark's reacting the way he is after what he said to Callie, about him stepping up both with Sloan and Lexie, only to get dumped. But he better forgive her soon! I kinda like this thing with Bailey and the anesthesiologist... Bailey totally deserves a hot new man! ;)
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Someone at Grey's Anatomy likes Pearl Jam, huh?
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm on Lexie's side, if Blonde Sloane gives the baby up for adoption. Otherwise I don't understand why a cute 20-something year old with a big career in front of her would be into that. And I'm on her side anyway with the cheating - he's being a total hypocrite. Was kind of annoyed to see that girl get rehired. She was a little overearnest when she was on before, with her notebook and all. Also, even after all this time, I still don't get Christina and Owen together. They just don't do it for me.
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