Posted: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
By Dan Clarendon
Clever edits and transitions aside, this episode of Grey's Anatomy was OK. Tolerable. Entertaining… at times.
Let's start with the namesake of the show: Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). Her idea of continuing her mother's work 3D-printing portal veins is clever and all, we care more about her discord with Cristina (Sandra Oh). We sorta reveled in her frostiness, but before it got too be too much, Mer had the decency to air her frustrations with her erstwhile bestie. She was good to rip the bandaid off, but it seemed like Cristina was not prepared for the severity of the wound underneath.
The comic relief of the episode was Cristina and Stephanie's (Jerrika Hinton) heart tumor patient — who, along with his wife, sincerely hoped for imminent death since they spent every cent they had making the most of life, not realizing the Shane-Yang tag team could save him.
Alex (Justin Chambers) finally talks with his dad at a bar and even plays guitar with the dude. Is it really plausible that Dear Old Dad wouldn't recognize his own son? Alex can't look that much different than he did as a teenager. It shouldn't have taken Alex punching him again for him to realize their familial connection.
It was a good twist, however, that the estranged son that Jimmy kept ruefully talking about was not Alex.
Oh, and Alex sings. That's all that we'll say about that.
OK, so Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) made out with Leah (Tessa Ferrer). That's news to us, right? Because last episode sorta made it seem like they merely hung out. Anyway, Leah's getting totally carried, so Arizona has to tell it to her straight — no pun intended — and Leah is so understanding and apologetic that it almost looks like Arizona immediately questions her refusal.
Sure enough, Arizona booty-calls Leah at the end of the episode with her iPhone and its enormous on-screen text — you know, the kind your grandma can see on TV from four rooms away. "LET'S HAVE SEX," Arizona wrote in 48-pt. font. (Not really, but pretty much.)Those are our two cents, but what did you think of tonight's installment? Sound off below.