Welcome to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table, in which our esteemed panelists discuss hot topics and burning questions from last night's episode and beyond.
Topics for our "How Insensitive" Round Table Q&A include memorable Grey's Anatomy quotes, the end of Calzona, Lexie's love life, doctor heroics and trouble for Derek...
1. What was your favorite Grey's Anatomy quote from the episode?
L.J. Gibbs: Definitely Alex's plea to Bobby to have the surgery. It was harsh, but not to be cruel, only to drive home a point he wouldn't see otherwise. Kudos to Karev there.
M.L. House: Cristina's "I miss my dad." Just four simple words, but filled with heartbreak and emotional when said by Sandra Oh.
Mrs. Northman: Alex: You going home? Lexie: Yeah. Alex: Wanna go home together? Lexie: Yeah. This scene made me say awe! out loud. I really like these two together.
2. Was this the permanent end of Calzona?
L.J. Gibbs: Maybe not permanent, but I don't see a reconciliation anytime soon. On a side note, does this conflict seem a tad forced? Same with that patient instantly and so blatantly hitting on Callie last night? If Callie is that eager to have a baby like right now, she could always adopt solo and see how AZ reacts. Let's hear it for passive-aggressive spite!
M.L. House: No. One of them will come around. My money is on Callie because having a child isn't enough. You need to raise it with the person you love. She'll realize everything is emptier without Arizona by her side, no matter how many random patients writers concoct to hit on her.
Mrs. Northman: Well, since Shonda keeps Twitting its not the end, I really doubt that it is. But really, how will they ever work through this baby thing?3. Who was at fault, Meredith or Derek?
L.J. Gibbs: Perhaps Derek should have known better, but I do see his point. Meredith effectively choosing Cristina over Derek was interesting to watch. However well-intentioned it is to protect your best friend, that put McDreamy in a very difficult position.
M.L. House: Meredith! Ms. Gossip Pants has to learn how to separate work from personal.
Mrs. Northman: Totally Meredith. Derek told her something in confidence and because it involved Cristina Meredith doesn't see the problem. Now that she is married, she really should put Derek above anyone else. That is just what you are supposed to do!
4. Doctor of the night: Cristina or Alex?
L.J. Gibbs: Cristina. Watching the often-abrasive Yang with the little girl was touching.
M.L. House: Alex. Crisitina was sensitive, but she was motivated by a personal wound. Alex was simply inspired to get the fat patient's attention because he wanted to see him fight for his life.
Mrs. Northman: Both? I really liked both their stories and how they we able to help their patients. Each storyline had me in tears!
5. Team Alexie or Team Slexie?
L.J. Gibbs: I've gone back and forth on this a lot, and while Alexie is growing on me, I think I'm a Slexie guy. She and Mark had something really special I thought. Hopefully they rekindle it in the coming weeks ... after the Reed incident that is.
M.L. House: Team Alexie, only because I fist-pumped at Alex signing those divorce papers, pray this is the end of any talk about that self-centered Izzie and believe Alex deserves to go home and celebrate with a round of Lexie lovin'.
Mrs. Northman: Team Alexie!!! I am a big fan of this new love!!! Can't wait to see where it goes!
DEPOSED: Did last night's Derek development foreshadow trouble?
6. Will something bad happen to Derek? If so, what?
L.J. Gibbs: You never know what Grey's Anatomy spoilers to believe and which are speculation and nothing more, but if you want to assume the worst, the show has introduced two potential story lines that could spell doom for Derek in the form of April and Mr. Clark. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the two exacted some kind of unwarranted revenge.
M.L. House: Yes. He will star in Transformers 3 and see his reputation with the ladies take a hit when he appears on-screen alongside every female's nemesis, Megan Fox.
Mrs. Northman: I think so! Things have been building up for a very dramatic ending. I think Derek will be shot and it will be up to Meredith to save him. This will also make him have to step down from being Chief and perhaps Richard will get his position back?
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