Grey's Anatomy Review: Burning Love

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Questioning of infidelity. Questioning of vows. Questioning of skill. All of these were tackled in the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, "If Only You Were Lonely." So let’s get to it; time to discuss!

Richard in Green

Cases. A nearby coffee shop had an explosion with a machine, sending in some burn victims. How heartbreaking was it that the employee had no idea who her customer was that was so into her? What I do know is that they were some nasty looking injuries. Best part about the case is that it gave a chance for Sloan to have some screen time.

Speaking of... Mark wants to hook Jackson up with someone so he can relieve a little tension. First prospect = April. Even if this doesn’t happen now, it needs to happen at some point! Second prospect = Julia’s friend. Jackson is not interested. Sloan realized it’s because he still is carrying a torch for Little Grey. Could this become a problem for the pair at some point?

Just want to make a note that Jackson and Avery are the new and official BFF/Bromance. Derek and Sloan hardly have any buddy scenes together anymore, even though we were treated to the hot docs and their babies in this episode. Which pairing do you like better?

13%. These are the chances for Morgan’s baby, but if Alex has anything to say about it, he is not going to let anything happen to that boy. Having the parents both be doctors makes you wonder: How do you separate what you know as a doctor but what you want as a parent? That has got to be tough. 

Alex Stepping Up

This case is showing a great side of Alex. He does his best with children. Now the question is, who is on board for an Alex/Morgan hookup? She gave Chris an out and he took it. Gil McKinney played this role and it took me a few minutes to place him. For any Friday Night Lights fans out there, he was Julie’s TA in the final season. Looks like he is good at playing the bad guy because he was a jerk on both.

Heartbreak In The Home. Ohh, Richard. You cannot catch a break. Adele’s condition keeps getting worse and even burned his arm. Meredith recommends checking out the home where Ellis went. I am not sure what is in the cards for these two, but I can guarantee that it will be a tear jerker if anything happens to Mrs. Webber. I have said it before and I am saying it again: Loretta Devine is amazing. This woman deserves an award for her work on this show. 

Adele and Richard Webber

“I Don’t Have Time!” So Cristina is thinking that Owen is cheating on her. Is she wrong to make that assumption? Absolutely not. The signs are there. He isn’t coming home at night, the nurse changed her schedule, they are going through a rough patch. But would Owen actually cheat? Not so sure. This is a good arc to give these two. Kudos to the writers for what is looking to be a well-developed story for the broken couple.

The nurse in question was guest star Summer Glau. I have seen her in a handful of things, but each time they showed her I couldn’t help but think “Man, she looks like Winnie Cooper.” Anyone else agree?

Here is hoping that she sticks around for a few more episodes, at least until we see resolution. If she doesn’t, then what a waste of a guest spot. Did she even have any talking lines?

After Thoughts.

  • Meredith and Derek are on a roll lately. Who else laughed at Miranda coming over to show Derek how to do Zola’s hair??
  • Teddy goes off again on Owen, this time in the OR. Callie is right, you can’t have that happening when you are the Chief of Surgery.
  • Not much happening for April lately. Time to get the girl a boyfriend or a big case. 
  • “I’m going to make the boards my b*tch!” Instant Classic.
So what did you think, Grey’s fans? Was this episode a little slow for your taste? It felt like the writers were setting up arcs for the remainder of the season. The relationship between Cristina and Owen, the possible hookup for Jackson and the triangle with Lexie and Mark, Teddy with a new grant, Callie helping Meredith. It was a solid episode, not the best of the season, but enjoyable and entertaining. Basically what we look for from Grey’s Anatomy. So hit the comments and let us know what you thought.

Is Owen cheating on Cristina? What’s going to happen to Adele? Can Teddy forgive Owen? 

If Only You Were Lonely Review

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 16 Quotes

I haven't seen my husband or baby since yesterday and I don't even care because Callie blew my mind. I'm going to make the boards my bitch!


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