Hey again, folks!
Looks like a some of our favorite people in Shondaland (past and present) are up for some NAACP Image Awards tonight airing 8pm/7c! Take a look!
Actress in a Motion Picture
Loretta Devine – “In The Hive” (Eone Entertainment)
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Writing in a Dramatic Series
Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Flight (ABC)
Shonda Rhimes – “Scandal” – Sweet Baby (ABC)
Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – This Magic Moment (ABC)
WOW! Some Shondaland shows, cast members and writers are in the same category! Can you believe that?! Either way, I’m definitely rooting for some Shondaland wins tonight! Will you be watching? Check your local listings so you won’t miss out on this huge night!
P.S. Happy Black History Month!
Seems Mr. Jesse Williams took to Instagram last night and revealed the name of GA’s episode 9×17! Read below the cut if you want to know what it is.
Hey Gabblers, as usual, there’s a writer’s blog entry by Zoanne Clack, who was the scribe for last night’s episode, I Will Survive. Check out her thoughts on the episode below.
Doh! What is Alex doing? Mer is his trusted friend, his confidante… she’s his landlord for godssakes! You don’t just, well, tell on her! But that’s exactly what he does. He’s tired of women tromping all over him, tired of always getting leftovers (wasn’t sure if tromping was really a word but I looked it up and it is). He’s gonna take what’s his for a change. Let’s go through his relationships, shall we? When we first met him, he was a total jerk to Mer. Despite that, despite being foul, she let him in to her inner sanctum, sometimes admitting things to him that she wouldn’t admit to most people. And he returned the favor. It is/was a true friendship, without the turmoil of love and physical wanting invading it. So let’s move on from that one. There was Nurse Olivia, and there was syphilis… wait, those were one in the same. Then there was Izzie who was kind of the love of his life. The first time their relationship fizzled because he took a backseat to Denny, a freakin’ dying patient. And even then he was there to pick up the pieces for her. The second time he actually married her, kind of hastily, but he would’ve done anything for her. He’d opened his heart to her. This time, she was the freakin’ dying patient. And what happened? She left him. She, the dying one, left him, the strong one. The man who was in love with her. And would’ve done whatever needed to be done to keep her safe and comfortable. But she left him anyway. Boom. Another one bites the dust. And in between? Jane Doe/Ava/Rebecca? Remember her? All bashed up from the wreckage, Alex gave her an identity, gave her hope, gave himself hope, only to realize she had a husband underneath it all, and she picked her old life. He opened his heart to her again when she came back, but no matter how much love he gave her, it could not prevail over he mental illness. He had to let go. The constant heartache has got to gnaw on a person. And this time? This time Lucy dealt the backbreaker. He was vulnerable and open with yet another woman and he got the rug pulled from beneath his feet. Open heart? Meet foot. He can’t just sit around and let his potential chances get ruined. Yes he loves Meredith Grey as a friend, truly and deeply. But is he going to let his heart prevail this time? Is he going to risk keeping it open by keeping her secret only for it to be stomped on yet again and potentially miss getting Chief Resident because of it? In his head, he’s yelling at Meredith, he’s getting what’s due him, he’s not going down without a fight. In his head. But then there was the drinking. And the defenses went down. And the inhibitions were released. Along with the filters. The things in his head came out through his mouth and… oops. What just happened?
What happened was people got their feelings hurt. Over and over in this episode. Henry for instance. I happen to love little Henry. And his love for Teddy. He spent the whole episode trying to be a better man, trying to be someone worthy of her love, only to get his little heart stepped on at the end. But like a man, he stepped up to the plate, didn’t whine to get her back or pout, just asked for a divorce instead of a relationship. I think it might’ve been the saddest moment of the show for me, when Teddy walked away and stood there, unable to watch her go.
It’s almost more sad than Jackson nobly stepping off the Chief’s study to make sure the clinical trial had a chance to be considered for a Harper-Avery. He realized there would be a conflict of interest if he stayed on, he couldn’t let that happen. This is a chance for real groundbreaking research to be recognized, and Jackson wasn’t going to stand in the way. And besides, he’s got Lexie to fill the void… right?
Hey Gabblers – We’ve posted the synopsis of 7.21 but this is the actual press release & has another interesting fact or two.
Episode 7.21 – I Will Survive – Press Release
MEREDITH’S SELF DOUBT IS STARTING TO GET THE BEST OF HER, AND THE COMPETITION FOR CHIEF RESIDENT REACHES FEVER PITCH, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
“I Will Survive” – Personal and work pressures are adding up and have Meredith visibly on edge, Owen conducts formal interviews for the Chief Resident position, Cristina grows increasingly defiant, Alex and Lucy’s undefined relationship gets tested, and Jackson suddenly backs out of the Webber’s diabetes trial, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 12 (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, Rachael Taylor as Dr. Lucy Fields, James Tupper as Andrew Perkins, Ochuwa Oghie as Lebo, Anehita Okojie as Abena, Wilmer Calderon as Raul, Toni Torres as Annette, Anthony Keyvan as Miguel, Denice Sealy as Bronchosco Py Nurse, Janora McDuffie as social worker and Linda Klein as Scrub Nurse Linda.
“I Will Survive” was written by Zoanne Clack and directed by Tom Verica.
(Source|ABC via SpoilerTV)
Wonder what the heck that means that Mer’s self doubt is getting the best of her. It has to have something to do with having a baby. The other thing that’s interesting is Owen conducting interviews for chief resident. Those ought to be interesting, esp with Cristina. What do you think is up with Mer? Talk below.
Here is the writer’s blog on last night’s episode 9, ‘Slow Night, So Long’ written by Zoanne Clack! Check out what she had to say below
“Do not go gentle into that good night.”
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…”
“One night in 1984, 18-year old Libby Zion died within 8 hours of her emergency admission to the hospital. Her death was attributed to overworked and inexperienced young doctors.”
Okay, that last one wasn’t any kind of literary saying about the night, but it is a big part of the reason that the 80-hour work-week and night float was instituted in residency programs. We’ve all done all-nighters, right? Maybe some of you guys still do. Maybe you’re doing one right now because you took time off to watch Grey’s Anatomy and you know you have a paper due or a test tomorrow. My point is, we all know. Nights are supposed to be for sleep, rest, relaxation. There’s a reason night exists, and it’s not for humans to work. It’s for vampires to hunt, and werewolves to change, and demons to roam. Things change at night.
And things change in this episode. It’s not the usual Grey’s. As a matter of fact, when Shonda first saw my episode in full she looked at me, took a moment of silence, then said, “Zoanne. Your episode is… weird. I mean, it’s not weird, it’s… yea, weird.” I didn’t know quite what to make of that, but I get it. Our attendings are checking deathat the door along with their coats. They’re leaving all that life saving stuff behind them and are just out being themselves without the impending doom of potential death looming over them. Teddy’s talking about online dating for god’s sakes. For a whole episode. It’s weird to see them like that – I get that, and I also kinda love it. They left the life-saving parts for the residents mostly, because let’s face it – residents run hospitals at night. The attendings let the inmates run the asylum, as it were.
And crazy things can happen.
Take Callie and Mark, for example. I’ll just go ahead and apologize to all you CalZona fans first. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, that the scene where he becomes her sexual sorbet was HOT, right? And it makes sense. They’re friends, they’re comfortable, they’re there for each other. What could be wrong about that? In fact, there’s so much about it that’s right. Who could be faulted for being green? They’re recycling, people! I’m sure you’d agree they’re doing their part for humanity and for mother earth. Good for them.
Apologies also to all you Cristina fans who are mourning the loss of the driven, determined Cristina. Can’t she just have a good time? Can’t she just … BE? She’s not losing Owen. Owen’s sticking. She was there for him when he was going through it. She stuck. So he’s sticking, too. He’ll hold her hair. He’ll forgive her transgressions. He’s going to be there for her, whether she likes it or not.
And we (i.e., the writers) know Cristina’s supposed to be the strong one. Hardcore. All surgery all the time. We know that. But sometimes it’s the ones who look like they’re the most together that have the biggest explosion. It’s her process, and she’s kind of making it up as she goes along. Trying to feel out what’s right for her. I totally sympathize with this. I had a moment in life where I completely burned out. I was trying to figure out my next move – do something else in medicine (I was/am an ER doc) or pick up everything and move to Hollywood to fulfill a childhood dream. Well, I’m writing this blog so you can tell what I did. And people thought I was C-R-A-Z-Y. And I didn’t even have a gun held to my head. So all I’m saying is, give Cristina a little slack, people. She’s been on one road with one destination all her life. Like Callie said, doctors often don’t get their 20’s to explore. They’re too busy with the weight of the world on their shoulders as they practice (yes, I said practice) saving lives! She needs time, she needs space… she needs to figure things out.