Posted: 12:19 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
By Dan Clarendon
Tonight, October 10, marked the 200th episode of Grey's Anatomy (Season 10 Episode 4, "Puttin' on the Ritz"), and the docs got all gussied up for the occasion — or, rather, for the fundraiser benefitting Grey Sloan Memorial.
Sandro Oh promised some Season 1-like competition, and our MD friends didn't disappoint. The docs' money-grabbing schemes — Cristina's long pours of booze, Meredith's sparkly-eye flirtations, Callie's pretense that she was a widow, Derek's flaunting of little baby Bailey around — were so wrong and yet, oh so right.
The gala ended on a dramatic note, though: One of the aerialists plummeted to the floor and horrifically broke her leg — and the docs flew into action, Meredith breaking her pact with Derek to stay out of the OR. And the surgeons' display of heroism was what ultimately made the partygoers open their wallets the widest.
Cristina also got a bitter pill in this episode as Owen took her advice and moved on, but only by sheerest happenstance. (A cute doctor happened to be at the party and happened to find him smoking hot!) And she did not look ready to see him move on by the end.
Alex's dad dropped in, but Alex spent most of the episode spying on him and became angry when Jo confronted him with the test results proving that the John Doe was, in fact, dear old dad.
Richard seriously ground our gears. We know that doctors are supposedly the worst patients, but ignoring sound medical advice and throwing our favorite Surgical Nazi against the wall? No sir! Luckily, Bailey brilliantly paired Richard with an equally-ornery roommate who had no hope of living, inspiring Richard to get is act together or else suffer the same fate.
We especially loved Arizona and April's drink-a-thon. Lesser shows would have April abruptly switch teams for a little same-sex dalliance, but Grey's knows that straight folks can hang out in the closet — the literal closet — with their queer sistren and have a gay ol' time.
All in all, it was a fun episode, but not necessarily the momentous and celebratory installment we thought it'd be. Sure, there was the gala, and sure, there were a few nods to the history of the show, but otherwise it felt sorta… average.But what did you think? Let us know below!