‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Derek Doesn’t Want to Settle
Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “Love the One You’re With.”
The episode starts out with everyone who was either in the crash or related to someone in the crash meeting with lawyers from the airline. It was something that I honestly never thought about before: The legalities of what happened to all of the people in the crash. The lawyers are offering a big settlement. And for a while there, it looked like everyone was going to take it.
Those still dealing with the aftermath of the crash are doing so at different levels. Right now, I’d say that Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) is of course bearing the brunt of it. She did lose a leg after all. Most of her scenes were pretty hard to watch as it’s no fun seeing someone that close to giving up. The scene with her and Callie in the shower nearly broke me, especially when Callie (Sara Ramirez) basically said that she had nowhere to go because it was her life, too. Powerful stuff from those two in this episode, that’s for sure.
Meredith seems like she’s completely moved on, but the fact that she still needs to sleep with the lights on belies that. Cristina (Sandra Oh), too, seems like she’s starting to move on, but her conversations with Owen (Kevin McKidd) seem to say otherwise as well. I really wanted to hate the hospital and the doctor that Cristina had to work with, but after a while I have to admit that the old guy had won me over. Not completely though; I mean if she said she was coming back on next week’s episode, I’d be perfectly happy with that.
As for Avery and Kepner, I don’t know how I feel about them yet. I guess it was a given, this show being what it is, that they were bound to keep sleeping together. But the idea of her attempting to be “revirginized” had been growing on me. I had been looking forward to the two of them sharing longing glances and trying to avoid one another. Oh well, I guess it can be fun this way, too.
OMG!: Derek going to see the plane’s wreckage and reliving the moments as he walked around all of the pieces.
Thank you, TV gods.: Owen and Cristina’s phone conversations and the way it seems like they might, just might, be on their way to a reconciliation.
Awk-ward: I hate to do it to her two weeks in a row, but once again Arizona gets this one. I’m sorry but if sitting in a pool of your own urine doesn’t count as awkward, I don’t know what does.
Hotness: Even though I didn’t necessarily want it to go there, Kepner and Avery’s kiss at the end was pretty darn hot.
Fab-u-lous: Derek and Meredith’s house. Seriously that place looks gorgeous and I love how every time they showed it to us, it was lit up like something out of an interior design magazine.
Can. Not. Wait.: To see the group not just sue the airline, but get them to admit what their mistake was and promise that it will never happen to another plane again.
Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8. It didn’t have quite the emotional pull for me that the first two episodes have had this season, but still a very strong episode.
So what did you think of “Love the One You’re With”? Let me know in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!
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