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Review and Recap of Grey's Anatomy Episode "Invest in Love" 2009-11-06 11:30:14

Grey's Anatomy Rundown, "Invest in Love"

This week I felt like Grey's Anatomy is finally getting back on track. The episode has a very sad central focus, as Arizona faces the inevitable loss of a young patient, but was nicely rounded out with the usual relationship issues, comic relief, and a few sweet moments.

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  • This week's episode belongs to Arizona, as she takes a few of the surgeons into the "magical" world of pediatrics. She introduces Yang, Hunt, and Avery to Wallace — a 10-year-old patient with a nutritional disorder that's kept him in the hospital for 7 months. Thanks to her particularly sweet bedside manner and close relationship with Wallace, his parents offer to donate $25 million to the hospital. But when his condition worsens, Wallace's parents and the chief put pressure on Arizona to perform a surgery she doesn't feel comfortable with — and she ends up losing Wallace on his 11th birthday. There is one saving grace though, and that's the "I love you" exchange that happens between Arizona and Callie after Arizona runs out on her own surprise party.
  • The tension continues for Cristina and Owen, and Cristina's obsession with performing a surgery finally takes hold of her when she goes against Owen's orders and performs in the OR. It leads to a big fight for the two (which according to Meredith means Owen loves Cristina), but causes Avery to take notice of Cristina. They share a kiss at Arizona's surprise party, but Cristina pushes him off, saying that she's "involved." Somehow, I don't think this is the end of Avery's little crush.
  • As if things couldn't get any worse for Alex with Izzie gone, he gets slammed with $200,000 worth of her medical bills. He takes his anger out on Reid, who finally admits to Avery that she has a crush on Alex. Alex sweetly cares for a baby he thinks is about to die, and manages to coddle her back to health (shirtless, no less). I loved the jokes about the softer side of Karev (specifically Derek asking if Karev is lactating yet), and was even more impressed with Reid's persistence, even as Alex continues to snap at her and complain about Izzie.

What'd you think of this week's episode? Are you excited for next week's Izzie return and Kim Raver introduction? How long before Karev and Reid finally get it on?

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Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
I too liked the past two episodes so much more than most--however I have one HUGE problem with this episode. AS IF Seattle Grace would have the audacity to ask Izzie OR Alex for $200,000--she donated MILLIONS to the hospital and built a free clinic. It just would never happen. Annoying.
NiceDriveway NiceDriveway 7 years
I miss Alex/Izzie. Sigh.
Elsa2 Elsa2 7 years
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one being disappointed in Hunt and finding myself rooting for Christina and Avery. They could be hot hot hot!
zeze zeze 7 years
This show has been good recently, maybe Izzie and Mer should stay away. And am I the only one cheering for Cristina and what a HOT couple! I loved it! Owen has been a total disappointment, he came in as this badass hotshot doctor who did things by his own rules and had Derek and Mark pissed at him...and now he's Mr. Rules! Where is the trauma god? He is boring, whiny, and boring! I want to see Cristina with an arrogant, smart, sexy guy (like Burke was), and Avery seems like a better match. And where is MARK! I want more McSteamy! If only that lady had triplets and Kerev, Avery, and McSteamy had to all pull the Kangeroo move!
Tulipe Tulipe 7 years
@mndmay : aaaah, the "hotel room shower exit" scene... Classic... :-)
mndmay mndmay 7 years
I agree, Tulipe!! I want McSteamy and miss that scene with him exiting the shower in Addison's hotel room early on Season 3. And while I like the Owen/Cristina dynamic, I think Avery/Cristina could be something fun to shake things up and it'd be more fun to watch than the Derek/Rose or Gizzie mini-relationships we had to endure.
Tulipe Tulipe 7 years
The newbies are finally getting with the program and into the Seattle Grace routine of falling for everyone of your colleagues, one at a time. Reid for Alex, of course, he takes his clothes off and saves a baby for God's sake, how can ANYONE resist that sweet combination of inner tenderness and muscular body ? ;-) And Avery for Cristina. By the way, two weeks, ago, I ended my comment with "And, am I crazy or something could happen between McHandsome and Cristina?". That's right, baby, I foresaw everything as is I was a seer : greatness at work ! (kidding of course) Anyway, it's great that Hunt will finally have to change up if he wants to keep Cristina because Avery seems to find her perfectly suited to his taste. In spite of his state of inebriation. But hey, as they say, in vino veritas ... :-p The chief is gradually becoming aware of all the changes that have happened to him. From honesty to greed, from patient-care to piles of money, from boldness to recklessness. The positive thing is, I think he's as disgusted with himself as we are right now and we can only hope he will change back to what he used to be. A little annoying but not aggravating. And I don't know about you guys, but I want more of McSteamy ! May he take his clothes off too, dammit ! :-)
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
my cable/internet is gone, so i didn't see this ep!! BUT this makes review makes me happy :) grey's is bacccckkk!!! i knew they wouldn't leave all the couples happy for too long. i'm ready for some things to get shaken up.
jhilly123 jhilly123 7 years
THis was anther great episode. I'm starting to like the newer doctors, esp. Arizona. I was crying at the end when the parents saw their son. It was terrific. The scene where the surgeons were at Christina/Callie's place for breakfast was cute. But is anyone else getting annoyed with Owen. We get it you have problems, but you treat Christina like dirt lol. I much prefer Avery, but maybe just because he's so sexy. I still am not a big fan of the other 2 doctors from Mercy-West (Reid and the guy who fainted). Can't wait to see Kim Raver, wonder if Christina will feel "involved" anymore lol.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I loved this episode! It feels like Grey's is coming back. Specifically, I loved seeing lots of Arizona, Callie, Cristina, and Owen (and less of some others). I loved the scene when they were all eating breakfast together. Overall (even though the dreams thing was predictable), something about the episode just felt right.
mndmay mndmay 7 years
I really liked this episode and I agree with you, Buzz: Grey's seems to be finally on track. Reid and Avery are growing on me, I love Arizona, and I really think that the Chief has lost his way and needs to depart. He's too obsessed with the money and power and has lost sight on the medicine. . . I'm looking forward to Kim Raver (she was my fave on Lipstick Jungle) and Mere, but Izzie, as far as I am concerned, can stay away.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
All i am asking is if you foreshadow, to do it subtly. The boy even said "remember to do it 3 times", so you KNEW that was coming... just bothers me to be able to call the ending like that.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
Care, I cried a little too. It was just so sweet, and very Arizona. Love her!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I was telling a friend of mine that I have thoroughly enjoyed these last 4 episodes. We got to actually get to know all of the new characters and like a few of you said, I really like Arizona now, the Mercy West people are growing on me (a few) and I haven't missed the constant Derek and Meredith stuff or the Alex/ Izzie stuff. I was worried how well the show would do without the ladies, but I'm actually really pleased. It was obvious that someone was going to do the bad dreams thing, but that didnt make it bad for me. The fact that it was Arizona that did it and that she remembered that you do it 3 times made it clear that she really did care about the little boy. I loved the whole storyline.
care0531 care0531 7 years
I have a feeling that all these things piling up against the Cheif will lead to him stepping down and retiring by the end of the season. I also sorta saw the "dreams" song being done after he died but I think it was more the mothers reaction and how she couldn't finish- it just made me think if something ever happened to my little girl I would be a mess! What can I say I get very emotional very easily! :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I called someone doing the "dreams" hand motions over the body after wallace died, this show is too predictable sometimes. I didnt find it upsetting because of that. Sometimes Greys does a poor job being spontaneous. I love how Chief has become such a slave to the system, and now he is the bad guy. He basically talked arizona into going against her gut feelings to perform surgery on wallace, for the money, how does he sleep at night! I dont want izzie to come back.....i saw the previews and i went "ugh"
ceciliaw8 ceciliaw8 7 years
I still love Karev. :)
care0531 care0531 7 years
I am also glad to see the newbies making their way comfortably into Seattle Grace- but when will there be more layoffs?
care0531 care0531 7 years
I actually cried at the end when the mother was saying good bye to her boy and Arizona had to step in and finish that "bad dream bad dreams go away. Good dream Good dreams here to stay" and then when she broke down and cried when she walked in to her suprise party. I am really starting to like Arizona now. I want to talk about next week. In the previews you see Meredith and Izzie back and Izzie possibly pregnant? Can that be? If so it can't be a suprise thing because I thought with her surgery she wouldn't be able to get pregnant and that is why they had some eggs frozen.
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