If I could make one suggestion to Grey’s Anatomy
, it would be to stop blatantly making the storylines of the patients at Seattle Grace mirror the lives of the doctors who are taking care of them. Meredith worries about moving in with Derek and meets a woman in her 60s who decides that she got bored with marriage and cheated with her best friend’s husband. Cue Meredith’s freakout. Izzie gets angry with Meredith over a silly comment she made to Alex but they witness two old friends making amends, they apologize to one another too. Alex tries hard not to let his “nice guy” side show but he can’t help but assist a woman who has run out of health care coverage. Coincidence? At this point, I think not…
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I’ll admit that I was skeptical when I saw that Bernadette Peters was guest starring on last night’s episode. I’m a fan of her Broadway work, in a sense, and I recognize that she’s a legend in the theater world. I just wasn’t sure how she would translate on a primetime medical drama. I stand corrected, though. Bernadette was phenomenal as Sarah Beth, an aging woman who had no idea that her husband and her best friend were sleeping together. It would not surprise me at all if Emmy voters remember her next year and it’s only the season premiere.
The only independent storyline last night came from Cristina Yang and Owen Hunt. I was not complaining. I'm semi-familiar with Kevin McKidd's previous work but I've never found him overly appealing. However, slap a military uniform on him and have the guy yank an icicle out of someone's abdomen and I'm swooning! Owen was offered a job at Seattle Grace but he turned it down - at least, initially. Let's hope a substantial salary and his chemistry with Yang keeps him roaming the halls of Seattle Grace all season long!
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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