Grey's Anatomy Review: Welcome to Grey-Sloan Memorial

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I’m not sure how, after nine seasons, even the most simplest of things on this show, can tug on those heartstrings.

Grey’s Anatomy aired "Idle Hands” this week, an episode that focused on sad patients, changes to the hospital and ultimately what happens when you stop moving forward. Let’s break down the installment...

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This Sucks, And We Don’t Say Sucks. Meredith worked on a teacher who finds out she has terminal cancer. Seriously, when the students came to visit her, I couldn’t help but tear up. Really, such a sucky situation.

The highlight of the cases was Alex and his young cancer patient. The jokes they played on Jo’s boyfriend were hilarious. Jenny Talia anyone? Too bad the OBGYN didn’t think so. Looks like the competition is heating up for Ms. Wilson. 

Derek and Ross worked on a young girl with a brain trauma, which gave Ross the opportunity to deliver a perfect line: “I’m Derek Shepherd. It’s a beautiful day to save lives."

Nailed it!

New Mentor For Yang?

Let’s Go To The Carnival. April talked to anyone who would listen about her wanting to sleep with Matthew and his wanting to wait. 

Is there a better spouse to have than Callie Torres? I don’t think so. This is a character that has grown in such a tremendous way and she is someone you want to root for all of the time. I can remember early on when she was Callie O’Malley. We have come a long way, huh?

He Or She? In the worlds cutest competition, no one even compares to Der and Mer. They started off super adorable with Derek talking to Mer’s belly. It only got better when we found out that IT'S A BOY!! Meredith and Derek are having a baby boy. I haven’t been this excited for a fake character’s pregnancy in a long time! Kinda sad but kinda funny at the same time. Who else is with me?

Side Notes:

  • A big shout out to Jessica Capshaw, who has played the character of Arizona perfectly all season. She is dealing with such a tremendous trauma and Capshaw makes it effortless looking. Definitely one of the bright spots of Grey's Anatomy Season 9.
  • Meredith was on her game in this episode, dropping hilarious lines about her pregnancy left and right. Always good to bring the laughs, Grey. 
  • The interns, Jackson and Owen were right. The Lodux does look like a ton of fun!
  • Who else loves the new name of the hospital? Grey-Sloan Memorial has a pretty awesome ring to it. 

Overall, a really enjoyable hour. Laughs, tears, and exciting news. Pretty much everything we love in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. What did you think, TV Fanatics? Did you like “Idle Hands?"

Sound off below and let us know what you thought. Is Alex now ready to admit and fight for Jo? How excited are you for Derek and Meredith? And check back later in the week for our Grey’s Anatomy Round Table.

Until next week, TV Fanatics ...

Idle Hands Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Episode 18 Quotes

If anyone's going to have a baby with two heads, three arms, and eleven toes, it's me.


Work keeps our mind active. It keeps us out of trouble. When we're not working, our hands are idle. And the devil will find work for idle hands to do.