Christina Yang is having sex with her boss, because that’s how they do it at the Mayo Clinic apparently. Remember that if you ever end up there and want to argue about the bill. But Yang kicks her boss to the curb once she realizes that he is using her to help build a case against her old timey co-worker and get him fired. But now that Yang has a friend, she won’t let him go so easily, so instead she helps bring him into a modern medical practice. Well, during one surgery anyway.
Richard -- the once and future Chief -- brought in Avery’s mom to consult on his patient’s elephantiasis of the nuts. Yes, just like in The Breakfast Club. Cue a whole lotta uncomfortable looks on the men’s faces and a slough of ball and nut jokes out of the mouth of Bailey who desperately needs a believable storyline this season. Instead the writers have her running around trying to steal everyone’s surgeries for some undisclosed reason and, when she does finally get one, she makes a steady stream of awkward scrotum jokes throughout.
In other depressing news, Arizona is being fitted for her prosthetic leg and is handling it just about as well as you would expect a bitter, depressed and angry woman to take it. Alex and Callie argue about who is more to blame for Arizona losing her leg. Luckily a nearly shamanic prosthetic fitter reminds her that she’s lucky to have people who love her. After a few moments of tough love and some heartfelt looks into the mirror, Arizona starts to shake her funk. The result is that she is nearly collegial to Alex and invites Callie to sit next to her on the couch and watch some reality television.
Meanwhile, Derek Shepherd is reduced to teaching, so Meredith doesn’t want to tell him about her super awesome once in a lifetime tumor surgery. So she doesn’t, because they have a great relationship. Unfortunately of his interns spills the beans and he goes to hate-watch the surgery from the gallery. He tells Owen that Meredith is “bubble wrapping” him, but Owen didn’t get the invitation to the pity party and calls Derek out on his emotional frailty and the fact that he runs to his dumb tin can of a trailer every time he gets a feeling hurt. So that two-minute talk cures Shepherd and when Meredith finally tells him about her tumor, he gets a contact high and she gets a big old kiss.
In the breakroom, Avery and Kepner are still having lots of secret sex before Kepner can reclaim her virginity. It’s all the more awkward because Avery’s mom keeps trying to set Kepner up with nice boys. More awkward for Avery is that his mom is still sleeping with Dr. Webber. So eventually Avery calls out his boss, man-to-man, because that’s a thing that’s done… on television. Avery tells Webber “he’s watching him,” but eventually gives Webber his blessing.
Then Owen moves into Derek’s depression trailer.Come back later for the full recap of this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. 100% more balls jokes guaranteed.
Think you've got game? Prove it! Check out Games Without Pity, our new area featuring trivia, puzzle, card, strategy, action and word games -- all free to play and guaranteed to help pass the time until your next show starts.
Between the time I first watched this episode when it aired on Thursday and when I started recapping it, we had a small hurricane in New York that cost lives, decimated the city, shut down the subways, bridges, and tunnels and wiped out power, satellite television, internet access, and cell phone reception for millions of people. At the height of the hurricane, the power at one of the city's hospitals went out. Then the back up generators went out. So in the middle of a massive Frankenstorm, nurses and doctors and other heroes carried patients from the NICU and PICU down nine flights of stairs, in the dark, while keeping them warm and breathing with manual respirators. This act of stalwart heroism is both tear-inducingly heartwarming and wildly inspiring. It was also something I could easily picture, thanks to years of watching Grey's Anatomy. Remember when Meredith and Alex saved the preemie they were transporting back to Seattle Grace? Or that other baby that was saved due to the heroic actions of the doctors and nurses? Moments like these shows that reality and the Grey's Anatomy fantasy are not that far apart. GREY'S ANATOMY IS REAL! That said, none of the newspaper reports noted whether or not the doctors all saved the babies and then went to bone interns in the break room, which would have taken the Grey's Anatomy similarities to a whole new level. Still, from now on I will have no choice but to believe that Grey's Anatomy is in fact a docu-drama.
So what happened in everyone's favorite docu-drama this week? Lots of sex of course! Mer and Der are going for it, as are Cristina Yang and her Minnesotan boss. Mer's voiceover of wisdom says what we are all thinking: QUESTIONABLE JUDGMENT, CRISTINA. Also, questionable taste. I am certain there are far more attractive men in Minnesota who would be way less judgey of Cristina's disinterest in smiling. I mean, isn't lack of smiling a hallmark of Minnesota Lutheranism? I speak as a survivor of Oregon Lutheran school. Anyway, Hey, Cristina: Ew. Mer and Der have a little coitus interruptus from an overeager intern who is certain she has discovered a rare disease, which makes Meredith roll her eyes because she is so old and jaded and wise now. For his part, Derek is getting ready to pass his wisdom down to the next generation because he is going to start teaching since he still can't operate. The unstated implication is that CALLIE SUCKS. He and Arizona should have a chapter meeting of the We Hate Callie club, stat. I'll bring the cookies.