"...But the strongest of us, the most determined of us, we hold on to the dream." Addison hugs Francie, telling her, "You're ugly and old." Francie says she'll miss her too. As Addison gets in the elevator Francie turns and reminds her, "There is an empty office." Addie says not to tempt her, but Francie just tells her to think about it. Meredith adds, "Or, we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered." Tim grabs the door as it closes and stands next to Addison. "We awake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful." If only I still, against all odds, felt hopeful about the direction of this show. Don't go to L.A., Addison! Tim's hot, but we'll miss you desperately especially with all of the nonsense unfolding in Seattle!
She turns to Tim and says she's going to sound crazy, and proceeds to admit that when she's alone the elevator has been talking to her. It's a detail I would definitely keep to myself, but it's a good thing she said something because Pete introduces her to Tilly, the security lady, who can see what's going on in the elevator with a small camera in the wall. Addison chuckles and says hello, and Tilly explains that she gets her kicks where she can. ["I was wrong. Addison's not turning into Ally McBeal, she's turning into Rhoda Morgenstern." - LTG] I wish that Tilly would have spoken up when she saw Addison earlier that morning and warned her how horrible the pleated, high-waisted pants that she's wearing make her look. Tim's not deterred by the pants, however. When it's confirmed that she's going home he asks if she got what she came for, to which she says she honestly doesn't know. He asks, "Do you want me to kiss you again?" Clearly she thinks yes, as she has the "dog looking at a chew toy" look on her face again, but says no, and they banter about horny elevators. People! Tilly is listening to you right now! She finally says she's not interested and then tries not to look at him, but he's smarter than that and as the doors open up he says that she is and gets off the elevator to go about his merry way.
Meredith finishes, "And if we're lucky we realize, in the face of everything, in the face of life, the true dream, is being able to dream at all." Addison drives back up the coast in her awesome red car, and I sigh deeply and fret a while longer about what is happening to good old Grey's Anatomy and all of the characters I love so much who seem to be going so horribly wrong. My true dream is that the ship will start to right itself before this season ends in two episodes. My fingers are tightly crossed.