I imagine that viewers will have mixed feelings about this weeks Greys Anatomy. It didnt have the emotional resonance of last weeks "How Insensitive". Instead, "Shiny Happy People" did exactly what it was supposed to do: lay the foundation for the "game-changing" season finale. It was the ultimate penultimate episode because it set everything in motion and, thus, was a necessary step in getting to the end of the season. The episode opened with Dereks cocktail party. I use the term "party" loosely, of course, because even Meredith lamented how at her parties people were usually dancing on tables with the music blaring. This was not that type of party. It was more like a Meet the Chief sort of work function, but I liked it because its nice to see our doctors outside of the hospital once in awhile and, frankly, because theres very little not to like about Owen and Cristina making out in the kitchen, but I digress. There was so much going on here: Meredith freaking out over Owen and Cristina moving in together; Callie and Arizona awkwardly avoiding each other; Alex and Lexie trying to figure out what they had going on with each other; and Reed making a play for Mark (!) which leads to a pretty funny scene later on with Teddy. As for Bailey? Miranda wasnt even at the party because she was busy getting some lovin from Ben. By the end of the episode, however, no one was in a partying sort of mood. Heres where things stand at this point.
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