Let me offer my congratulations to writer Peter Nowalk and director Kevin McKidd for serving up one of the strongest episodes of Greys Anatomy so far this season. Like all of the series best outings, "Poker Face" deftly juggles the dramatic and comedic elements. Its a tricky balancing act. Tonight we got patient angst (butterfly brain tumor, anyone?) and surgeon struggles (Meredith in OB and April still botching things as Chief Resident). Yet there was also the counterpoint of humor and hijinks (Mark and Arizonas cooking adventures, for example, or Richards sneaky plotting to get reinvolved in the clinical trial he created). The net effect was a light-hearted hour that was just what the doctor ordered, especially for our highly-stressed fifth-years residents.
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