Grey's Anatomy Review: Sick Day

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While last week's installment centered around CristinaGrey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 18 was all about the totally unpredictable and pesky flu.

Much like the doctors, I am not feeling my best right now. Personally, it's definitely the allergy season that's got me out for the count, as I'll be calling in sick tomorrow.

As for the surgeons, each could have used a sick day because they were exposed to flu-inflected patients. Too bad; it's their duty, though, to push through regardless of how crappy they feel. 

Side note: Call me crazy, but haven't any of the docs considered getting the flu shot? 

Despite claiming that he never gets sick, Derek fell ill while preparing to give a speech on brain mapping. By the way, how cute was it when he was rehearsing with baby Bailey? Thank goodness, McDreamy still found a way to help a young patient.

I absolutely loved that Meredith saved the day and stood in to give Derek's speech while he was resting.  

Elsewhere, we saw several very cool and different medical cases. From a man who refused to put toxins into his body and simply get a Tetanus shot to a youngster who basically was a bubble boy, it's awesome that Shonda and company are still bringing their A-game even after all this time.

Another case that I found intriguing was Cristina's, as she worked with Owen to help a family with two daughters that both had failing hearts. It was no surprise that the son also had similar symptoms, but I'm very curious to find out what's going on with this family.  

Meanwhile, a new physician who knew a thing or two about having fun in the OR introduced Alex to the world of private practice. With perks such as having time to unwind, a hefty salary and even having more time and money to give back, would Alex take the doc up on his offer and consider a change?

Of course, I think that GSMH needs Alex and the grass is always greener on the other side, but I like the possibility of Alex at least trying out something new and totally different. 

Other Thoughts:

  • It's a no-brainer how quickly germs and an infection can spread, but I really liked how it was portrayed in the opening minutes of the installment. Nicely done, writers.
  • I wish I had Arizona's superpower and knew exactly when I was getting sick and how long it would be until I would be perfectly fine again.  
  • Did you know that Grey's Anatomy has its own line of scrubs? How cool is that?! This was news to me as I recently realized that the entire staff at my allergy office sports them. 
  • Don't forget to return next week to chime in our Grey's Anatomy Round Table.

All in all, "You Be Illin" was certainly fun and featured a slew of storylines that kept me guessing who'd get sick next. Keep it coming, Grey's Anatomy. I'm stoked to see what else you have up your sleeve. 

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You Be Illin Review

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Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 18 Quotes

Meredith: I’m taking my son with me because I don’t want his first word to be hypothalamus.
Derek: There are worst first words.

I still got it. My superpowers are intact.


Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 18 Music

  Song Artist
Song Burning Up Magic Wands
George clinton atomic dog Atomic Dog George Clinton iTunes
Song I Wanna Dance With Somebody Bootstraps