The Top 10 Moments of Grey’s Anatomy
Audacity of Hope: For a brief moment, George fans wondered if a goodbye was necessary when Lexie claimed the body was too tall and the others questioned Meredith's finger-writing interpretation skills. But Callie checked for his Texas-shaped freckle and confirmed the end of 007. Unless, of course, Izzie starts hallucinating again. (We bet George would be up for some ghost sex.)
Four Residents and a Funeral: When the remaining four original interns stepped away from the burial unable to control their snickers, it had the authenticity, emotion and humor of season 1, and reminded us of why we started TiVo-ing the show in the first place.
She's Alive: Izzie has been brought back from the brink of death and is showing improvement. (Notice she's not cured, so the Katherine Heigl exit rumors can continue.) Her recovery left her new hubby distant and constantly worried about her fragility. "You made me let you in. You made me love you. If I lose you, I won't survive," he cried in one of the most poignant scenes.
Mister Skin: Whoever came up with the idea that Deredith should sleep their way through their grief in every room of their house and get caught by Izzie and Alex should get a raise. If the same person is responsible for showing off Sloan's body (with conveniently placed steam) in the shower and a shirtless Hunt, it should be a big one. McDreamy's abs should be featured as much as his hair.
Blast From the Past: Grey's has a history of hiring big names and turning them into character actors (Eric Stoltz, Christina Ricci, Tyne Daly and Chris O'Donnell) and the tradition continued with Martha Plimpton as a mom desperate to get help for her son who proved hard to diagnose. Bet that Goonies line "Never say die" came in handy.
Bailey Breakdown: Seattle Grace's tough cookie started to unravel after George's death. Bailey told Derek of her plan to be detached and cold in the future: "I have to stop caring so much. I have to save it for my son. I can't keep giving it away here."
Dang, Yang: Owen's shrink instructed him to abstain from sex with Cristina, saying, "To heal, he's going to have to start talking. If you get lost in lust, he won't start." No sex made Cristina grumpy. She made one inappropriate comment after another (including one about cancer patients unfairly getting the good popsicles), nicknamed a boat-accident "patient ceviche" and butted in on Bailey's case.
These Lines: "He was kind of a dorky little dude. Was he hung?" and "Yeah, I played the cancer card. I'm gross. Whatever," and "If you know a way to sugarcoat a colostomy bag, I would like to hear it," and "How gay are you on a scale from 1 to gay?"
Group Think: The duty of narrating fell on all the regulars this time and it was a nice and unexpected touch, especially as the voiceover dealt with the stages of grief and how they look different depending on whose wearing them. Bravo.
Ripped from the Headlines: Like hospitals across the U.S., Seattle Grace is facing budget cuts and layoffs. The Chief made Arizona cry when he denied her MRI request and Torres jumped ship when he couldn't give her a promotion. The board was breathing down his neck, offering his position to Der and eventually came up with a plan to merge with their biggest competitor, Mercy West. The Chief announced, "I wish I could tell you all you will survive." As fear spread across everyone's faces, you couldn't help but think things are going to get ugly.
Tell us: What did you think of the premiere? What are your predictions for this season?Michael Desmond/ABC
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