'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: It Was Nice Knowing You, Iz
'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: It Was Nice Knowing You, Iz
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Good grief, Grey's Anatomy. You don't really let your couples catch a break, do you? On tonight's episode, there are: argument-ending post-it's, sexy rubbing, and the validity of needing to choose only one between greatness and love.

"I deserve someone who will stay."
Izzie (Katherine Heigl) makes a return on Seattle Grace, but she hardly registers on people's radar, including her best friends' (no one even noticed the hair - the horror!). She comes and goes and people don't seem to give a damn anymore, like it's the most normal thing in the world for your cancer survivor friend to come and go as she pleases.

As it turns out, Izzie is sorry about blaming Alex (Justin Chambers) for her cancer and she's back to try and get a job somewhere near so she can have a semblance of her old life back. Her test results are encouraging, and it's like the cancer never happened. Unfortunately, Alex realizes that he deserves someone/something better, that he's not some disposable thing you can just get rid off after using.

Izzie is, not so surprisingly, heading out again, and this time, with no assurance that she'll come back. The act is getting old, to be perfectly honest, and most Grey's fans would perhaps agree: we have lost Izzie, the bubbly, positive, even lovable Izzie. We have lost her, and Katherine might come back, but it will never be the same again. Her life is just too screwed up, beyond repair.

"McDreamy is being a McAss."
As for the relatively happy couple, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has discovered a clever way to win every single argument - by invoking post-it. She and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) have an argument about whether or not to rat out the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) on his drinking problem to the board. Running out of logical arguments, Mer calls, "Post it!" and they end up making out. Went something like this:

Der: Don't McDreamy me!
Mer: McDreamy is being a McAss!
Der: I am telling the board right now! *runs out*
Mer: Post-it!
Der: Fine. *the two make out*

There is a turnaround en route to the big Whipple surgery (which is really called pancreaticoduodenectomy), and Derek is able to prove that the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) is simply no longer capable of running a hospital.

"I have pox between my butt cheeks. Your pain doesn't begin to compare with mine."
Oh Callie (Sara Ramirez). She and girlfriend Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) are making out when Miss Awesome realizes that Callie has chicken pox. At first, I thought, seriously? Chicken pox? Grey's Anatomy is clearly running out of storylines. But it turned out to be a cute little thing.

Mark (Eric Dane) shows up by Callie's bedside and snuggles right with her. You miss this couple, don't you? Earlier, Lexie (Chyler Leigh) was assigned to look after Callie, and, in an effort to take her mind off the itching, Lexie blurted out, "I had sex with Alex!" to which Callie, who by that time was almost losing it with all the scratching, responded, "I have pox between my butt cheeks. Your pain doesn't begin to compare with mine."

OK back to Mark. Because he's had the pox when he was young, he is able to get close to her and even rub her to relieve the itching.

"I choose my gift."
What probably had some Grey's viewers stop and think: if you've a gun to your head, which would you choose: the thing you love (surgery) or the person you love (Owen). Cristina picks surgery. Meredith also picks surgery. Karev, while notably looking at Izzie, picks surgery. Izzie, being Izzie, picks love.

Teddy (Kim Raver) breaks it to Owen that Yang was willing to trade him off for her to stay. What did Owen do? Charge for Yang's house and plant her a big kiss. So I guess Owen picks love, too?

Let's have a roundup: Alex and Izzie are over. Lexie and Mark are (still) over. Owen and Yang are not over. Meredith and Derek are not over. Callie and Arizona are not over. The Chief, finally, is most definitely over. Looks like a normal day on Grey's Anatomy.

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