PART II – SEATTLE GRACE MERCY WEST MOVES ON
‘Let the healing begin’ was the punchline of GREY’S ANATOMY S7 and in the aftermath of the shootout that ended S6, the doctors of Seattle Grace Mercy West (SGMW) did move on. It was hard for some, like Christina Yang and Lexie Grey, but move on they did. The highlight of the closure that everyone got was the episode in which the doctors of SGMW had to treat victims of a shootout that had taken place in a school in town. That was also the episode when Christina comes back to work, after ambulance sirens remind her of her true calling. Arizona also regains privileges at the hospital, while in the midst of trying to woo back Callie.
A MATURE MEREDITH GREY
In the middle of it all, Meredith finally showed some signs of having been affected by the shootout in the hospital than she had been letting on earlier. The way she had been handling herself from the beginning of the season, I thought, had been indeed admirable, even as I totally understood how she felt responsible about updating the wife of a patient on his status. Meredith Grey’s character, in general, has been seeing quite a healthy evolution, since S5, and in S7, I think she has really come into her own. It might have been the stability of her relationship with Derek that caused this change in her, but now, I can truly say that even though I haven’t liked her for a large part of the series, I do like her now. Her maturity as an older sister, giving advice to Lexie, when their father reveals his much younger girlfriend to them, was baffling, to say the least. And with her managing the ER through a very stressful hour, in a later episode, I could happily say that Meredith Grey has definitely grown up!
THE THREE PARENTS TO BE
Lexie Grey took her time to move on from the shootout, and even gave her relationship to Mark another shot. As happy as I was for Mark to have found out that he was having a baby, I really felt for Lexie, because she’s really got the hard end of the bargain with this turn of events. On the other hand, we are all seeing what Shonda Rhimes meant when she said that she was going to put Callie and Arizona through hell this season. After surviving a major setback in their relationship, Callie’s pregnancy was thrown at them. Fortunately, they decided to make the most of the situation, taking charge as a family, so to speak. It would be convenient for the writers to have Callie lose the baby mid-term, but I think they’re going to relish the opportunity for the drama that this will bring out. I’m sure there will be situations when the three of them have differences in matters regarding the baby, and that’s when each one will be shown their place, by the views of the others on how much of a parent each of them really is.
THE MISUNDERSTOOD PRETTY BOY
While Mark Sloan is getting ready to raise his family with Callie and Arizona, Lexie seems to be getting close with Jackson Avery. That guy has been one misunderstood person. From once having been scolded by Teddy Altman for flirting with her, to being ordered around by Mark to do him personal favors, he’s just not being noticed by anyone. I admired in him the fact that he wanted to believe that he deserved to scrub in on Mark’s surgery, and not because he did some personal favors, and I really think that people should stop seeing him as nothing more than just a pretty boy! Lexie’s slowly noticing him; let’s see where that goes. In the meantime, another ex of Lexie, Alex Karev is slowly getting close to Lucy Fields. After Addison, he’s going for another gynac attending, and I think there’s going to be some excitement there. For some reason, I can already see her as a permanent fixture on the show, maybe because I like her hardcore, no-nonsense persona.
MARRIAGES THAT WORK
On the other hand, another female attending got hitched. Teddy Altman may have only married her patient Henry Burton to help him with his insurance, but I see some real chemistry there, and I see Henry as this genuine guy who’ll really appreciate her. After having to move on from Owen Hunt, I think she really deserves that. Speaking of Owen, he’s another character I’m slowly beginning to like. Maybe it’s his relationship with Christina, or maybe he’s finally learnt to carry the baggage of war that he’s always had, but he’s really become likeable, especially since what he shares with Christina is so sweet.
…So much is happening with GREY’S ANATOMY this season, with all the above relationships, and Miranda Bailey giving ‘love’ another shot. Even in the medicine, things seem to be moving forward, with Derek’s clinical trial and Chief Webber’s clinical trial…there’s certainly a lot to look forward to. With rumors of Alex getting some kind of closure from his failed marriage with Izzie, and news that Adele Webber will take seriously ill, there’s even more coming up. In the meantime, do share your views on the developments so far. TV TALK would love to hear from you…
COMING SOON: ON THE MAP, AND HERE TO STAY!