'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Happiness for Meredith, Trouble for Seattle Grace (VIDEO)
On this episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Cristina (Sandra Oh) has a patient whose family won't let her save him, Callie (Sara Ramirez) has a patient who won't save herself and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) panics over the health of her baby.
Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Thursday's episode, "Bad Blood."
Here's what I loved in this episode. First of all, there was the whole storyline with Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Cahill (Constance Zimmer). I liked that he wasn't backing down to her in the beginning about how her crews were going to disrupt his doctors. Then they pulled off a nice trick with having her work with him in the O.R. to save a patient's life. Between that and April (Sarah Drew) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) working together to cut the budget (another part I loved), it seemed like we were heading towards a nice resolution where the ER would be saved and all would be right with the world.
Ah, but that's when they pulled the rug out from under us and gave us another big reveal. Just when I thought things couldn't get worse for the Seattle Grace, it turns out that Cahill has been making all these changes to prep the hospital to be sold off to a buyer. What that will mean for all the doctors, I have no idea, but somehow I doubt it will be good.
I found the story of Cristina and Leah's (Tessa Ferrer) patient mostly so-so. I don't know why, but Leah was kind of pissing me off in this episode. I know that I should have been on her side and feel all upset that her patient was dying, but I just couldn't seem to get past the fact that she immediately wanted to defy his wishes (at least according to his bracelet). I don't share those beliefs but aren't doctors supposed to respect those kinds of things, whether they like it or not? Cristina had the perfect attitude. She hated that she couldn't give him blood, but she respected the patient.
The storyline with Richard (James Pickens, Jr.), Miranda (Chandra Wilson), and Meredith was mostly cute, though it did bring us the moment where Meredith realized her baby was kicking. So, maybe I should rate it slightly higher just for that scene alone. Yes, I got teary-eyed when that happened, don't judge me.
I also found the storyline with Callie's patient pretty sweet, too. I love that the girl wasn't played as just a bratty kid. The more everyone talked to her, the more I felt that her issues were real ones. But at the same time, she did need a good kick in the butt to get over them and that's exactly what Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) gave her.Buzz Moments
OMG!: Meredith's baby kicking for the first time. Watch it again above.
Thank you, TV gods.: Arizona getting that girl out of her bed and walking.
Awk-ward: The hernia teacher guy screaming out that he didn't care about patients. Oops.
Hotness: Owen standing up to Cahill in the elevator. I just love it when he gets all forceful like that.
Fab-u-lous: Miranda in that sweater. Haha, just kidding. This is always a challenge on a show where everyone wears scrubs, so I'll have to go with Owen in his dress shirt and jacket in the end.
Can. Not. Wait.: To find out who the buyer is that's interested in Seattle Grace Mercy West and what kind of changes they're going to make to the hospital.
Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9. Considering that I had loved or liked nearly every storyline, I'm giving this one fairly high marks.
So what did you think of "Bad Blood"? Were you on Leah's side with the whole blood thing? Did you get emotional when Meredith's baby kicked? What do you think will happen if Seattle Grace gets sold?