If you think the Mercy West people will be gone faster you can say "Izzie was fired," sorry folks, you're mistaken. The rivalry and competition for scarce jobs reach a tipping point on tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy, when a burn victim unexpectedly dies in the midst of a chaotic ER. To get into the bottom of the tragic incident, the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) and board member Jennings interrogate the residents. Of course, everyone's after to save their respective asses, so they try to shift the blame to others in an effort to save their jobs.
On last week's episode of Grey's, the invasion began, and several residents from Mercy West arrived in Seattle Grace premises donning orange scrubs and horrible attitude (but that's only because we're siding with our original Grey's people). Each Seattle Grace person was teamed up with a Mercy West counterpart in what they called zones, in order to better distribute patients.
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Right off the bat, it's clear that the Mercy West people weren't welcome - just check out the title, and bedridden Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) tried to give everyone the pep talk they need to assert their space on their own hospital. Unfortunately for them, the Mercy West people weren't chopped liver themselves, and they also fought tooth and nail to bite into the shrinking jobs pie. These, so far, included a little red notebook with a bunch of positive perk-me-up's, tackling a dangerous guy with a hammer, and double-crossing a naÃ¯ve Izzie (Katherine Heigl) to get a hold of the precious key code for the library. Oh, and yes, toward the end of the episode, the Chief fired Izzie via a script proffered by a bitchy HR person. To pay it forward, she left a little note to Karev (Justin Chambers), who stuck with her through cancer and weird ghost sex, to say bye.
Will someone else get the boot tonight on Grey's Anatomy
? Will our residents finally one-up the sly Mercy West people? Will Charlie finally get the hitting he so much deserves? Tune in tonight on ABC to find out.
- Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Star Columnist
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