I know that life isn't fair, but can just one good thing happen to these people? "Grey's Anatomy" should not be as depressing as "Sons of Anarchy." There's even the same amount of sex! Well, sort of.
There was a decided lack of sex in this episode. Alex and his intern declared their love last time we saw them, but it's been a week and they haven't "sealed the deal," as Yang so primly calls it. They do finally get over themselves, making them the only semi-cheerful aspect of this show.
Meanwhile, Christina and Hunt are trying to not be in the same room as each other because they're scared they'll fall into their old habits. Instead of smooching in the elevator like in the good old days, they've decided to move on and become friends. I never really understood them anyway, so this chemistry they were trying to avoid makes no sense to me.
Arizona and Callie are the saddest, though. After a day of some pretty crazy surgeries -- including Callie racing into the OR to stop Leah and April from killing a woman, which they do anyway -- Arizona finally gets Callie to show up for couples therapy. But Callie's already decided that Arizona cheated for a reason, and that they haven't been good since maybe the accident. She leaves Arizona in the waiting room, I think for good. Both of their cry faces are painful to watch, so I hope the breakup doesn't last too long.
Their presumed separation cannot be good for Meredith and Derek, who are still hosting Callie and her kid. And they're on their own sort of maternal leave -- really? They both get leave at the same time? Where do they think they are, Sweden? -- and we're hit with the obligatory scenes of them struggling for sleep, being tired and falling asleep in the shower. If that's a reason to not have children, I don't know what is.
With baby puke in their hair and mismatched slippers, Meredith heads to the hospital because she hears that Richard needs a feeding tube, and Bailey is letting the man starve himself. Since Meredith feels like he designated her "family," she feels she's neglecting him and inspires Shane to just go make Weber take the tube himself. It was actually a nice scene for him, especially since he's still hurting and feeling guilty about Heather. Someone was dying, and he saved him. Or so we're led to believe. Meredith is at his bedside when he wakes and he cuts her off the second she starts to apologize. He's mad. He thought she wouldn't be sentimental when he, as he puts it, was "just about Dad." He doesn't want a feeding tube, he doesn't want to be alive, and now he's blaming Meredith. Calllie and Meredith should have a talk about saving someone's life and being blamed for it. It's a really ugly sort of feeling.
Love has been lost, relationships have been destroyed and there's a lot of baby puke. The good news is that they did all decide to fix the huge hole in the side of the building, left from the storm. It's pretty much a metaphor for the entire show right now.
"Grey's Anatomy" airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.