So the two hour (2 back to back episodes) premier of “Grey’s” was last night. Too much was going on to tackle everything, so here are just random thoughts . . .
It was the start of a new teaching year, which meant new residents, none of who, thankfully, the show seemed to feel were important for us to know. I guess they have enough characters as is.
Meredith learned she was fired, this was a decision by the board, not the Chief. When she told Derrick, who she’s still not living with, he said “What did you expect” and walked off. He was such an ass through the whole two episodes that I really got to the point if they killed him off, I wouldn’t miss him anymore! Okay I might, but not as much as I’d miss others at this point.
The Chief was hoping to get Meredith a job elsewhere, and when he asked Bailey to write a letter for her, she went off about how MEredith was a rule breaker and a disgrace. How quickly Bailey seems to forget she was the one covering for the drunk Chief as long as she could. Nobody in this hospital seems to play by the rules, but quickly judges those when the opportunity comes up.
April was having a difficult time as the Chief Resident. It seems the old Pediatrician guy she was semi-involved with last season is gone, or he just wasn’t present for either episode. I did like their interactions, once we realized he wasn’t a total ass.
Alex was still on the outs with everyone, but Christina got him to redeem himself when he helped baby napper Meredith out of a bind. Meredith freaked and took off with the baby, during a visit from the social worker, and Alex acted like he had her bring Zola in to get a check up after some abnormal blood work. Meredith and Derrick are facing losing Zola, as her losing her job and them living apart meant they had to be re-evaluated, especially when they tried to lie and cover this up. Zola was taken from them in the end, and once again you could just feel Derrick blaming Meredith for it all. Grrrr!
Yang had not yet had the abortion as the season started. She didn’t want the baby still, but couldn’t do with without Owen. I loved when Meredith stood up to Owen for how he was acting, saying if Christina did had this baby she would end up resenting the child and him, and Meredith knows what it’s like to be a baby that wasn’t wanted by your mother. In the end she got the abortion. Part of me had hoped she would have turned around and decided to keep it, but then she wouldn’t be Yang I guess.
I HATED the whole storyline with the guy having to amputate his wife’s leg while they were trapped in the sink hole. I kept screaming and cringing.
In the end The Chief told the board he tampered with Derrick’s test and Meredith was covering him. Derrick knew it was a lie, but the Chief wanted to do this for her. He also gave his own FDA trial over to Bailey, so it wouldn’t be cancelled for his tampering with another FDA trial. In the end Chief went home to have dinner with Adele, who wasn’t in the episode. I loved The Chief for what he did! And yet again wanted to smack Derrick again.
Teddy is still married to Henry, which I’m happy about. I really liked them together. However she’s a little too cheerful and positive right now. She’s on a newly wed high and was trying to be too nice with Christina, which of course freaked Christina out.
I think that’s about all I can think of to say. What did you think? Love it? Hate it? Want to kill Derrick too