Do you think Cristina & Meredith will mend their friendship? See below!
Do you think Cristina & Meredith will mend their friendship? See below!
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CROWEN RECAP – 10 X 11 Man on the Moon
This was one episode that many Crowen fans hoped that they would never see. Yes, they did it. I can’t believe that the Grey’s writers went there by pairing Cristina and Shane together. Overall, there was a lot of Cristina, as expected. We saw a bit of Owen nearer the top of the show, but after that, he was never seen again. Through it all, they only shared one scene, together.
So let’s get the bad news over with. Cristina and Shane are in bed in an on-call room, where she is raising her ya-yas. They have obviously finished doing the dirty deed. She compliments his performance, giving him an A. He goes to kiss her. She pushes him back, saying that they have a lot to do today before the procedure. (I give thanks that we do not see them kiss). He says the conduit is coming off the printer in 2 hrs 47 minutes which gives them another 30 minutes before they have to start prep. He persuades her to do it again.
How many of you were grossed out by this scene? A show of hands, please. Yup, I have two hands in the air. Who wishes they could unsee that? Yeah, me, too. I have to say that I am equally grossed out by this scenario as I was when she hooked up with creepy old Dr. Parker from Mayo. The less said about this horrible scene, the better.
The first time we see Owen, he’s greeting Meredith at the nurses’ station. He tells her it is a big day. Meredith agrees that it is. He asks if she’s going to watch. She is surprised because she doesn’t know what he is talking about. Owen tells her, “Cristina’s surgery.” Meredith says that she has her own surgery.
Owen remembers that it is the pig. (Is this a call back to when he first came to the hospital and stabbed those pigs?) Meredith corrects him and tells him it’s a sheep. Given that Owen doesn’t even know what type of animal that Meredith is using in her surgery, shows the general lack of interest in it.
Then he notices that Webber is coming down the corridor. “Hey, here he comes,” Owen says as all of the doctors clap as Webber is leaving the hospital. Webber wants to know what the big fuss is about.
Meredith says that they came to see him off. Arizona says they couldn’t let him leave without saying goodbye. Callie says they will miss him. Webber says he is just going home, not retiring. He needs a vacation from all of them. Everyone disperses, as Webber is wheeled to the elevator.
Then, we have the only scene in which Owen and Cristina are together. Owen and Shane are in with the Glaziers and baby Nathan, explaining about how they want to live-stream the surgery. Owen is trying to convince them that the cameras will only record the doctors and the surgical field. He tells them that their son’s identity will be completely protected. Cristina and Alex enter the room. She says, “Good morning. Big day.”
Ashley, Nathan’s mom is upset. She says that they’re just hearing about the cameras. Cristina is clearly confused as she has no idea what Ashley is talking about. Shane jumps in and says that they were just telling the Glaziers that they have a lot of people who would like to observe the surgery so they set up a live stream. Don, Nathan’s dad, says that they would feel better if they knew the focus was on the baby and not putting on a show.
Owen says the cameras are there so that if successful, other doctors can learn the technique to help other kids like Nathan. Cristina and Alex exchange incredulous, disbelieving looks. Ashley says that doesn’t work for her and that he’s just a baby.
Cristina saves the project by reassuring the parents that it is she, who will be performing the operation and her focus will be on her son. That’s all she cares about, she tells them. She may have said that then but she is clearly not pleased when all four doctors leave the room to discuss the live-streaming.
“Every doctor has a dirty little secret. We’re all competitive science nerds. In grade school, we made the biggest and the best volcanoes which erupted actual fake molten lava. In junior high, we spent hours laboring over our rat mazes. So that one day, we’d be the person who changed the face of medicine. Forever.”
Two words: Kepner. Overload. If you haven’t already watched, be prepared because that’s exactly what you’ll get this episode and I’m not just talking about April. We’re talking April times 3! April’s sisters come to town to throw her a bridal shower however things don’t go exactly as planned! Turns out April’s sisters aren’t quite what you’d expect them to be. IE: Generous, loving, accepting… blah, blah, blah. In fact, they’re downright rude, especially to the bride-to-be herself! Since childhood, the Kepnerettes (as Sarah Drew calls them) dubbed April as Ducky (as in Ugly Duckling) since she spent most of her childhood embracing life with acne, braces, and following in the shadows of her more beautifully gifted sisters. It isn’t until they’ve pushed April too far when they humiliate her at her own bridal shower when April finally gets the guts to stand up to her sisters and tell them enough is enough with this Ducky business! April is so ticked she even goes as far as firing them all from their bridesmaid duties and enlists her fellow co-workers Cristina, Meredith and Arizona to take their place! (I have to admit, I was pretty amazed and impressed with April’s sudden outburst! Besides, her wedding will be way more fun with her new wedding party than the old one!) Side note: Anyone else get a major kick out of the expressions on Mer, Cristina and Arizona’s faces when they heard the news? Pure comedy gold!
Meanwhile, Stud 1 and Stud 2 (aka Jackson and Matthew) finally break the awkward barrier that’s been looming between the two over April and Matthew’s upcoming nuptials. Kind of. Away from the hospital, the two randomly run into a victim in need of an emergency tracheotomy and it’s Matthew that doesn’t waste any time stepping up and taking care of the job. Only Jackson makes it blatantly obvious he doesn’t approve. After the two guys go head to head on how one would’ve done the job better than the other, they somehow end on good terms with Matthew even going as far as insisting Jackson attend the wedding! Wait, wha?? Yep. Now it’s a waiting game to see if Jackson actually attends… and how does it go? Speaks now or forever holds his peace?…
Alex’s dad makes an unruly appearance in the episode when he shows up at the hospital in dire need of medical attention from trying to get clean. As luck would have it, Jo happens to be one of the first people Jimmy runs into but turns him away, insisting his efforts to get sober be taken up with a rehab center. As if on cue, Jimmy collapses and Owen gives orders that Jo take him on as a patient. Jo tries her hardest to help but when Jimmy goes into a withdrawal-induced rampage, he slams her against a wall, forcing Alex to step in and come to her rescue. Alex insists he leaves and goes to a rehab clinic where he belongs but it’s Jo that insists Jimmy stay and try to get clean at the hospital. How long will Jimmy hold on without the alcohol and drugs now that he knows Alex is his son?
That awkward moment when you see Cristina and Shane in an on-call room. Yeah. The writers actually went there. Um, er… besides that….. Cristina, with a huge audience watching her every move during surgery, implants the 3D printed valve into her infant patient and at first the surgery looks unsuccessful. Simultaneously, Stephanie and Meredith are performing surgery a few ORs down the hall and implant their 3D printed portal vein into a sheep. That’s right, a sheep. At first, their surgery looks to be successful to which Stephanie celebrates a little too soon. Later, Shane (who is extremely crabby at the thought of having lost to Meredith and Stephanie) begrudgingly congratulates Meredith for having won the “competition”. Meredith, unamused with Shane’s recent disrespectful ‘tude, confronts Cristina on the matter to which Cristina becomes snippy, assuming Meredith is insinuating she is the reason for Shane’s unpleasant demeanor. Still with me? Naturally as one would think, this causes the wedge between Meredith and Cristina to further widen, and the two end up fighting once again. Sigh. When will this feud ever end? Side note: Cristina and Shane’s surgery was successful and saved the infants life while Stephanie and Meredith’s surgery….well, didn’t have the same result.
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Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and so in the spirit of the holiday, TVLine has compiled a list of what they’re thankful for!
10 SEASONS OF SANDRA OH
Is it a bummer that the Golden Globe winner decided to hang up Cristina’s stethoscope and leave Grey’s Anatomy? Of course it is. But, considering how versatile she is – and how acclaimed she is — we’re probably lucky that the MVP stuck around Seattle Grace/Grey-Sloan for as long as she did.
Which Grey’s character are you most thankful for?