On this episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, the threat of Pegasus looms closer and closer, forcing a handful of doctors to take some extremely desperate measures in order to provide their patients the kind of care that they need.
Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “This is Why We Fight.”
What did I love about this episode? First and foremost, I am really enjoying everything having to do with Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Callie (Sara Ramirez), Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) banding together to buy the hospital. It sounded like a wild idea at first and I wondered if maybe on this episode something would happen to put the kibosh on the whole thing. I was very glad to see that didn’t happen though, because by the end of the episode I was completely on board.
If you think about it, so much has changed for this group over these past nine seasons and, in a way, them buying the hospital feels like just another natural part of their progression. What started out as a story about a bunch of interns trying to get through their first year has grown into a story about a group of doctors who are mostly equals. That could get stale eventually. But by having them buy the hospital, they are moving forward once again. I am a tad disappointed that this is going to apparently put another rift between Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina, but I have faith that they’ll make it through this just like they have every other barrier that has come between them.
Another reason I loved that storyline was for a couple of scenes it gave us in this episode. For instance, that scene in the van was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen on this show ever. The way they moved the camera round and round and round (and round again) did make me a little sick, but it was totally worth it. Plus, the scene with the umbrellas outside was pretty cool, too. In fact, I thought the way they used rain as a backdrop throughout the entire episode was fantastic.
The storylines that I liked, but didn’t necessarily love, were Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers) continuing to bond together while they worked to save a baby with the worst/best parents in the world (seriously, how awesome was the scene where the father called the mother a bitch and she asked for a maxi pad for him?). The show gave us a nice little bump in the road on the way to romance by introducing a suitor for Jo and I’m interested to see where that goes. I also got a kick out of Derek telling Shane (Gaius Charles) to deface all the posters to that they’d be taken down, as well as the scene where Cahill (Constance Zimmer) opened up to Owen about how he helped her get back into a surgery again.
Unfortunately, April (Sarah Drew) made it onto my list of things I didn’t like again. I was so excited when her new EMT beau said he was waiting for marriage, but then she had to go and ruin it by lying. She found the perfect man for her and now there’s no doubt that she just blew it. I mean, seriously, what better moment did she have then right then to tell him that her virginity was more of the reclaimed variety than actual? Would he really care? I kind of doubt it and if he did, then that would’ve been a good moment to find out, you know? It made me want to throw something at the TV, I was so mad at her.
OMG!: All of the doctors walking in to where Owen and Cahill were having their meeting with Pegasus and declaring they’d quit. Watch it again above.
Thank you, TV gods.: Cristina announcing that she was in and ready to try and buy the hospital with the rest of the group.
Awk-ward: Miranda discovering that it was Owen, and not the board, that had turned down her request.
Hotness: Owen and Cristina in bed. Owen asking her, “Is it this or is it this?” was unbelievably hot. I had to fan myself a little. Not gonna lie.
Fab-u-lous: The scene in the van. Need I really say more? Absolutely adored the way they used the camera going round and round to show us each doctor coming in to discuss the purchase.
Can. Not. Wait.: To see if these docs actually pull it off and start running their own hospital.
Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8. Some incredibly great moments gave this one high marks for me.
What did you think of this episode? Are you excited by the prospect of the doctors buying the hospital and trying to run it themselves or do you think it’s a completely insane idea that needs to be stopped?
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