Superfreak

Season 7, Episode 3 -  Air Date: 10/7/2010
4 Ratings

Synopsis

Issues surface when Derek‘s estranged sister, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), visits unexpectedly; Meredith and Derek continue to try to ease Cristina back into surgery.

‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Baby Steps

The latest episode of Grey‘s Anatomy is yet another solid outing in what‘s shaping up to be a very strong season. Deftly balancing drama and comedy in GA‘s trademark style, "Superfreak" illustrates how we all have a bit of freak in us but also illuminates the progress we make in our lives, step by baby step.Derek and ... Cristina???Derek Shepherd took center stage in this episode, and I really enjoyed getting to know more about his back story. There have been references to his father‘s death, but it was great to learn more about this complicated personal history, as Derek was paired with two women in this episode, neither of whom was Meredith. First, we met his sister, Amelia, from whom Derek has been estranged. Turns out they both witnessed the murder of their father, and that shared experience drove them apart rather than together. While I was glad to see they had made progress by the end of the episode, I was also happy that their tumultuous relationship wasn‘t tied up in some neat little bow either. Life is more complicated than that.
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