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Crowen 10 x 4 recap – Puttin’ On The Ritz
So our greatest fears came to pass in the 200th episode. As greatly expected, Owen met someone and Cristina had to finally face the consequences of the decision she had made in the last episode that they try to meet other people. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here.
Let’s start at the beginning. As we saw in the last episode, storm damage at Grey Sloan Memorial was extensive and now they have a huge hole in the ceiling of the Outpatient Surgery Wing. Avery and Owen got the board together to plan a gala fund-raiser at a venue, which conveniently, was very close to the hospital. I mention this because the number of times that people go back and forth to and from the hospital is astounding.
The episode opens at the gala, with Owen and Avery posing for pictures for the press, like if they are celebrities. They’re smiling but Owen says he hopes that this red carpet was something that Avery had lying around the house because they’re trying to raise money, not waste it. Avery assures him that he grew up in this world and he knows how it works. “We’re attracting serious people with serious money and tailoring an event to them. Tonight is going to be tasteful, sophisticated and conservative.”
They walk into the ballroom and the scene cannot be described as “tasteful, sophisticated and conservative.” In fact, it has been transformed to a mini circus with flying acrobats, tightrope walkers and fire-eaters. Owen notes that he and Avery have very different definitions of the word “conservative” before he walks off into the circus.
Cristina is already in the gala, as she spots Meredith making her way through the crowd. Cristina is dressed in a fabulous, grey Nicole Miller dress, while Meredith is clad in a black, lacy Gucci dress. They are joined by Callie, who is in a black one-shoulder number from Tadashi Shoji.
“Meredith Grey, as I live and breathe, I have not seen you in ages,” Cristina coos. “How’s Derek liking maternity leave?” Meredith answers that it is paternity leave and that she and Derek have a deal that neither of them would work. Callie laughs, saying that they are both bored out of their minds and they have all of this pent-up surgical energy and have made everything into a competition. Meredith denies it, profusely but breaks when Callie says that Derek’s winning. Meredith says that she is the one who’s winning because she got Zola to put on her shoes when he couldn’t. Cristina and Callie give her this look that indicates how pathetic she is. On realization on what she has just said, Meredith admits that she needs to come back to work.
A scary clown passes and everyone laughs. Callie says that Bailey is going to freak when she comes because she hates clowns. Meredith says that Bailey isn’t coming. Callie is shocked that attendance wasn’t mandatory because she had been dreading being in the same room with Arizona. She says she’s going home.
Avery rushes up and says that no one is going home and he is offering 10 percent of the gala’s take to the department that raises the most money. He says to spread the word, leaving as quickly as he arrived. Meredith says that Derek is really good at this. Callie says she thinks that Derek has already started as they observe the head of neurosurgery, showing off his juggling skills to a rapt audience. Meredith observes him with a glare.
As the party progresses, it seems that Meredith is not doing too well in her money-raising efforts. She rushes up to Cristina, saying that they have to team up in order to beat Derek to make sure that he doesn’t get the money. Cristina says that prison (aka home with the kids) has changed Meredith. Owen comes up and declares that they are in deep trouble since Avery bet the farm on this party.