'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Twisting the Knife, Stabbed in the Back
'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Twisting the Knife, Stabbed in the Back
Janalen Samson
Janalen Samson
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Greetings, Grey's Anatomy fans! Like Cristina I, too, am back where I belong this week, so let's talk "Second Opinion". Despite being ably directed by Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), I found this episode to be lacking somehow. I wouldn't quite go so far as to call it boring, but I kept waiting for something ... anything ... to liven things up. Let's review.

She's Back!

Is it just me or does it seem like Cristina was in Minnesota forever? Thankfully The Clinic and the reptilian, chatty Dr. Parker (ewww) are history and Dr. Yang is back at Seattle Grace Mercy West. Professionally, things are going great. Not only is the new cardio attending basically letting Cristina run the department, but she is turning out to be a terrific teacher as well. Who else loved her scenes with Happy/Dopey and Mousey? It warmed my heart to see her channeling her late mentor, Dr. Thomas, and I am cautiously optimistic that Yang has turned a corner as a surgeon.

On the home front, though, things aren't nearly so rosy. Owen is treating Cristina in a completely professional way. She seems surprised by this, but I can't say that I blame him. He's just trying to protect himself after getting his heart broken again when Cristina not only left but cut off all contact with him. What does Cristina expect after all that's happened? And, yet, Chief Hunt can't remain stoic when it comes to Dr. Yang. When he fears she's gone off the rails on her first day (don't worry, it's all good) it turns out that Owen was the one who fought to get Cristina back on staff at the hospital. Busted! Plus he's living in Derek's trailer and she's renting a room in Alex's house (!) because neither can stand to be in the firehouse without the other. Aw. There's hope for those two crazy kids yet.


Speaking of crazy kids in love, what about Jackson and April? Turns out it's not just sex, at least not for Jackson. As for April, well, I'm not quite sure that even she knows how she feels since she's in such a state, but I still think they are as cute as bugs in a rug.

And in semi-related news, I couldn't decide if it was funny or horrifying that Jackson kept accidentally receiving the steamy text messages that Catherine and Richard were exchanging.  Who's shuddering with me? But Richard (as is often the case) had the last and best word. Jackson's not quite as bothered by their romance as he'd like them to think. Just keep it out of his inbox.


The rest of the storylines were a bit of a mish mash. Intern Jo (still too much of her) discovered Santa's mystery illness was Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (a real disease which affects many people, including Chandra Wilson's daughter). Alex and Meredith sparred over him buying her house. Derek and Callie dealt with his hand and whether or not he'd ever operate again. Miranda tricked Arizona into coming to the hospital to treat a patient.


Remember when I said that I waited the whole episode for something to happen and shake things up? Well, be careful what you wish for because in the closing scenes we discovered that the lawyers for the plane crash would not be pursuing Jerry the Pilot but rather Owen (!) and the hospital. No, not Boise Memorial, but Seattle Grace Mercy West.

Now perhaps this ridiculous storyline is just a means of getting Cristina and Owen back together again (she could stand up for him for once) but I certainly hope it's short-lived. I mean, REALLY? How on earth are Owen and/or SGMW remotely responsible for this accident? Because they sent a team on a medical flight to save someone's life? Ludicrous! I hope the crash survivors refuse to be a party to this nonsense. If they didn't want to sue Jerry, surely they won't sue their boss/colleague/friend/husband Owen. Right? RIGHT?

Grey's Anatomy won't be on next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but will return in two weeks on November 29 with an all-new episode, "I Was Made For Lovin' You" on ABC.

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