WHAT THE HELL? You're trying to feed us the idea that this might somehow be right? I love this show. I love everything about this show. I've defended this show because it does such an incredibly good job portraying people with layers, in situations that are lifelike and full of grey areas. The characters all have good and bad to them, and can be aggravating, annoying, judgmental... anything. But I love them, and I love the show because that's how life is, too. If you've lived at all, you get this. And I get that sometimes best friends of the opposite sex (or same, if that's how you roll) really do ultimately belong together, and that romantic relationships should also be based on friendship, and that sometimes people don't see what's right in front of them. But be that as it may, that has not been the situation with George and Izzie. They have been established as best friends and confidantes, they have had their ups and downs, but never, ever in the three seasons of this show has there been one whiff on either side of romantic leanings towards each other. Never. This storyline seems like a cheap stunt to create some drama, and I'm completely offended by it. I don't like the tension between Alex and Addison either, and I'm against their potential pairing. However, I believe it. It's been written and acted for me to believe, whether I like it or not, that something between the two of them could be possible. And it's never been that way with George and Izzie so I am completely angry at the character assassination of the two of them. I think this was a ridiculous stunt and was the first time I was disappointed in the show for doing something just for the sake of shock value and not because it was an organic turn of events for the characters.
Phew, I'll get off my soapbox now. But just know, Grey's, that you're suddenly on some serious probation.
Cristina's clinic patient, Mr. Kendry, is on the phone getting some work done from his hospital bed. She draws the curtain and cuts him off, announcing unceremoniously that they are going to have to amputate his foot. Her bedside manner is impeccable. He can't believe it, but she clinically explains that if they don't, the infection in his bone will spread to his blood and kill him. She adds a perfunctory "sorry" at the end of her sentence. He wonders, "How can you be so... " then decides to focus his attention on the appendage he's about to lose and declares he's not going through with it. Cristina then takes the approach that every patient loves, and tells him that if he'd come in sooner, this could have been avoided. Really, Cristina, your bluntness aside, just let that go for now. He just begs her, saying he'll do anything she says if it means he can keep his foot.