Hope for the Hopeless

Season 8, Episode 12 -  Air Date: 1/19/2012
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From ABC: “Richard performs his 10,000th surgery on a pair of bickering sisters who come into the hospital for a liver transplant; Derek and Lexie take on a neuroblastoma case that has been previously deemed inoperable; Teddy and Cristina cross the line when they go against Owen‘s orders and try to steal a case from Alex and Dr. McQueen; Ellis Grey‘s shadow looms as Meredith searches for a specialty; meanwhile Adele is brought into the hospital after she is found wandering the streets.”

‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Hopelessly Devoted to You

Now that‘s more like it! After a rather dreadful outing last week, Grey‘s Anatomy returned to top form with "Hope for the Hopeless". With one notable exception (more on that later) there weren‘t any Big Moments in this episode. Instead, there was a series of almost vignette-like stories featuring the whole ensemble. Tonight I was reminded that GA still boasts one of the strongest casts in television, all of whom brought their "A" Game to the proceedings.Cristina and OwenWhat can I say? Once again Sandra Oh and Kevin McKidd rocked the house. Their Cristina and Owen bring the angst like no one else, which is my personal theory as to why they always get such gut-wrenching drama. Ostensibly, their storyline tonight revolved around Cristina and Teddy defying Owen by stealing a patient from Karev and Dr. McQueen (who, random aside, only turns up when needed for plot purposes). Fueled by Teddy‘s grief and Cristina‘s guilt, Drs. Altman and Yang were both insubordinate and disrespectful to Chief Hunt. This led to my least favorite (and I mean that in a good way) moment of the night: when Cristina and Teddy mocked Owen as he left the OR.  
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