What the hell, ABC? The promos had everyone's panties up in a bunch over the whole "Are you pregnant?" thing on Grey's Anatomy (or at least the more naÃ¯ve among us), then it would turn out to be some random quip from a hallucinating teacher? Tonight on Grey's Anatomy, there were several alternately funny and sad moments, but it's all about the Chief and Cristina, mostly.
Owen (Kevin McKidd) had a "present" for Yang (Sandra Oh), who lately had been complaining that her God-given cardiothoracic gifts are wasting away because she doesn't have an attending to look up to. So in comes Teddy Atlman (Kim Raver). Yang is not Yang if she is easily pleased, so she wants to know things about Teddy and why she hasn't heard of her. Here she is whining to Mer (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex (Justin Chambers) over lunch:
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Yang: She attended state school!
Alex: So did I!
Yang: She's skinny and blonde.
Alex: So is Mer.
Yang: She's annoying.
Alex: So are you.
Cue to Cristina's eyes going, I can't believe you just said that! Eventually, however, Yang ended up liking Teddy a lot because she let her do some highly risky and difficult procedure. The lesson implicitly being, don't judge a person by her published researches? Can I just say, it's creepy seeing Cristina smile and skip to give Owen a big kiss toward the end of the episode.
Elsewhere on this Grey's Anatomy
episode, I didn't know Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) was such a gossip guy. He and Callie (Sara Ramirez) overheard Adele sort of accusing Bailey (Chandra Wilson) of having an affair with the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.), simply because the latter didn't go home.
In the end, Bailey conceded that the Chief can indeed be her work-husband (as opposed to her husband-husband). After the Chief decided to take a break from his surgical duties, Bailey said, "I've lost my work-husband and my husband-husband." "What about Shepherd?" someone suggested, then she said, "Are you kidding, with all that hair?" Oh, Bailey, we love you, why aren't we getting more Bailey-centric episodes?
The supposed biggest storyline of the episode, however, is Izzie's (Katherine Heigl) return, although it seemed anticlimactic at best. Meredith introduced her via voiceover through: "the past biting us in the ass." How apt.
The first time Alex saw her, it was almost heartbreaking, his facial expression saying, "What the hell, Izzie," only sad and just slightly mad. They weren't talking at first, and when they finally did, Iz started blaming Karev for getting her fired, which is absolutely insane. Thankfully, Karev makes an excellent point: she didn't give him the benefit of the doubt, made a conclusion, and just went away. What a way to thank the person who stayed by your side during your cancer days, Izzie.
The Chief, finally, concedes that he's exhausted, hands over all his surgeries to Bailey, after botching an otherwise routine surgery. There's a Chief montage while he's drinking, and he really does appear enervated. As much as he'd been a jerk all this time, you just want to give him a hug.
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- Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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