I know, I know: I'm cutting it close. There are only a few hours before tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy
, “Elevator Love Letter,” and I'm only just now posting these preview videos. But better late than never, right?
The Grey's Anatomy
promos have been hyping tonight's episode a whole bunch, and with the dénouement of Izzie's cancer storyline quickly unfolding, I'm pretty sure it's going to be a really intense one. But as the clips below show, another character has a very emotional and intense story to be told as well.
Enjoy the clips, and come back later tonight to read my recap of tonight's Grey's Anatomy
Clip #1 “It's Okay”
Holy crap! This clip scared the bejesus out of me. I was hoping that it would turn into a dream sequence, but it looks like it actually happens tonight. This is intense. Because of what happens in this clip, Cristina (Sandra Oh
) and Owen (Kevin McKidd
) will really have to do something drastic if they decide to continue their relationship. Owen is endangering Cristina and if he doesn't seek treatment for his PTSD as soon as humanly possible (and physically remove himself from her presence until he's stable), I fear the worst.
Clip #2 “Today's about Izzie”
Derek (Patrick Dempsey
) has moved back to Meredith's house, but he's still not 100 percent back to normal. The two seem to have reconciled, but Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo
) main priority right now is supporting her dying friend.
Clip #3 “Welcome to the cancer wing”
There is a new, badass surgeon who will be overseeing all of Izzie's treatment. Her name is Dr. Swender (played by Kimberly Elise), and she is exactly the uber-competent, no-nonsense type of doctor you want to have, but might find a bit cold. Everyone will be answering to her.
Clip #4 “You shouldn't try to handle this on your own”
This clip shows that Owen doesn't really consider post-traumatic stress to be as real a condition as losing an arm or a leg. I am losing my patience with Owen. I understand that there is a misconception among lay people that psychological disorders are somehow bad or shameful or indicative of weak minds, but as a trained physician, Owen should know that PTSD is a real problem that affects many war veterans and can be treated. I am glad that Derek reaches out to him, offering his help and reminding him that there are actual physiological changes that occur in the brains of people suffering from PTSD. I think that Owen won't be the only one to benefit from taking his help: Derek would also remember that he can make a positive difference in people's lives and that he is not the murderer he thought he was.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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