Hey Gabblers – Here’s the full press release for episode 7.19 – It’s a long way back. Thanks to Asma for letting us know about this & providing the link.
Full Press Release for 7.19
So, here’s the full press release. I’m happy that William Harper wrote this episode. He wrote the Callie/Cristina bits from earlier this year when Callie got her hair cut, and season six’s C/A break-up episode.
BOTH A LONG WAY FROM RECOVERY, A STILL FRAGILE CALLIE AND BABY SOFIA
HAVE YET TO MEET FACE TO FACE, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
James Tupper (Men in Trees) Returns as Dr. Perkins, and Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) Guests
“It’s a Long Way Back” – Everyone pulls together to help Callie and baby Sofia on their painstaking journeys to recovery in hopes of allowing mother and baby to finally meet; the sudden death of a clinical trial patient has Derek proceeding with more caution while Meredith makes a calculated and risky move; Alex treats a cranky old rich woman dying of cancer and gets an idea for a grandiose endeavor that is sure to get him the Chief Resident spot; and Teddy is pleasantly surprised by the return of a familiar face, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 28 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.
Guest cast includes Scott Foley as Henry, Peter MacNicol as Dr. Stark, Loretta Devine as Adele, Doris Roberts as Gladys, James Tupper as Andrew Perkins, Newell Alexander as Ed Beckert, Maurice Whitfield as Cop, T’Shaun Barrett as Jon, Anne Leyden as Pharmicist and Linda Klein as Scrub Nurse Linda.
“It’s a Long Way Back” was written by William Harper and directed by Steve Robin.
“Grey’s Anatomy” is broadcasted in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
I’m a little worried about this risky move that Meredith makes. I wonder if she starts taking those fertility pills that caused her eye problems? What do you think it could be? Sound off below.
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Here’s the podcast from episode 6.14: Valentine’s Day Massacre with Krista Vernoff and William Harper.
Here’s the writer’s blog for episode 6.14: Valentine’s Day Massacre.
Original Airdate: 2-11-10
Valentine’s Day! A time for romance, roses, candy, candlelit dinners, roof collapses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates stolen from comatose patients.
I know. The romance can get a little dark and twisty around Seattle Grace. It’s never going to be candlelight and roses. Derek can’t get three blocks on a date with his wife without being paged back for a mass casualty. But honestly, that was the fun of writing this episode; finding all the ways of illuminating romance.
There’s the tale of unrequited love between Emile and Mrs. Banks, for one. And Meredith and Alex get sucked in like it’s a chick flick. Will he? Won’t he? Will she? I think the romance is not just in Emile’s unrequited pining, but in the warmth and comfort that Mrs. Banks has found in decades of marriage to her husband. I think everything she says to Meredith is true. Finding the right person, being with them, knowing them so well – and being known — is romantic. That’s what Meredith has signed up for, on that post-it note. But it’s still a scary proposition. And with the new pressures Derek is facing as Chief, Meredith’s suddenly faced with the question of how she’s reinvented herself in this marriage. Will it limit her going after her passion, the thing that makes her HER? And she’s faced with deciding how much she’ll commit to the role, how she’ll allow herself to be defined by it. In the end, she learns that a marriage, like life, is a constant reinvention. You choose, over and over again to adapt to each other and with each other, always being clear on what you will and won’t give up to accommodate the other. Change, adaptation, is what keeps a marriage stable in an unstable world.
What I love about this story is that, even separately, Derek and Meredith are going through the same struggle. Being Chief apparently means denying himself his passion – surgery — as he’s kept from the O.R. all night for a series of more mundane administrative tasks. I think Derek’s scene in the scrub room with April may be my favorite example of reinvention in the episode, because, to me, it’s the point when Derek becomes the Chief he would want to be, bringing all his compassion and experience to lead and teach. Despite that, this transition to Chief isn’t going to be easy, professionally or personally. In the end, they’ll face the struggle together. Move forward, find a new shape. That in itself is pretty romantic.
You know what else is romantic? The First Date. There’s nothing quite like the crazy, flustered anticipation of the First Date, right? And how awesome is it that it’s Bailey’s? It’s sort of shocking how coolly and cruelly Bailey shuts Ben down when he asks her out. And delightful when we realize its because this nice, attractive, eligible man just dismantles poor Miranda Bailey. And in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day, Arizona decides to play Cupid and get the ball rolling. And despite Bailey wanting to KILL her, it works, she gets it together to cough out an acceptance to dinner. It’s about time Bailey gets to cut loose. As Lexie says, change is a good thing. And in this episode, everyone is reinventing themselves.
Two reinventions I particularly like, because they’re so different, are Lexie’s and Mark’s. Lexie’s is blatant, and sudden and shocking: NEW HAIR. I shaved my head once. I’m not endorsing this. But I’d always wanted to know what I’d look like with my hair very VERY short, and I wondered aloud about it one night and my wife said “Let’s do it RIGHT NOW!” and in minutes, clippers were buzzing, clumps of hair were flying, and even halfway through cutting it, she and I both could tell…this was a terrible idea. Turns out, my head has a shape that is flattered by hair. Without it, I look like an overturned mixing bowl. “It’ll grow back, ” my wife said, supportively. And it’s true. It did. But that’s essentially what Jackson is saying to Lexie: New hair is a safe change, because it’s just gonna grow back. Lexie’s not really committed. She didn’t do something bold and permanent, like a neck tattoo (I’m not endorsing this, either). She made the safe change. She’s made a change that’s only skin deep, and temporary. And Jackson calls her on it. (I love that Jackson reveals this by admitting he was treated as the pretty, dumb one. And had to reinvent himself).