Well, nothing much happens in this episode. Oh, except for the fact that Mark, Addison's partner in infidelity, shows up and spills some uncomfortable truths about the Shepard-Montgomery union and McDreamy slams him one across the face. Hoo-ah! Mark declares that he's still in love with Addison and that Addison isn't being straight with McDreamy about the affair, and Addison says she's in love with her husband, and Mark thinks that's really too bad because it's pretty damn clear that her husband is NOT in love with her. Man, that's a lot of truth for one episode.
Our lessons in the forms of patients this week are Dying Vengeful Guy, Spontaneous Orgasm Girl and Plucky Lionitis Boy. I haven't quite figured out what all their actual lessons are or to whom they're directed, but I think Vengeful Guy's lesson is "Don't swallow your anger and emotions because one day you'll have to let them out"; Orgasm Girl's is "Orgasms are great, but not 24/7 and during church"; and Lionitis Boy's is "Be happy with what you have because the risk to change it could kill you and then where will you be?" But I'm just guessing here.
In the vastly entertaining personal lives of the Medicine Pit doctors, Burke finds out that Cristina is keeping her apartment and he's less than pleased, but then she gives it up and eats Chinese food in bed so Burke's mollified; George bitches incessantly about how he saw Meredith first and has always been there for her and therefore she should love him, not McDreamy, but all he does is stutter a date request at her, which she totally ignores; and Meredith confronts her twenty-year-absent father out of the damn blue in order to tell himâ¦that she doesn't need anything from him, like, ever. Guess that Grey family reunion is out of the question, huh?
And, to wrap it all up, George finally finally FINALLY confronts Meredith about his undying love for her and instead of falling down laughing, Mere just puts her hands on his waist andâ¦removes his shirt. And we go to black before discovering if George and Meredith get to know each other in the biblical sense BUT YOU KNOW THEY TOTALLY DO.
In the previouslys, instead of covering the bomb exploding and McDreamy telling Mere that he's glad she didn't die, we get an extended coverage of George's long-term lusting after Meredith. We get the first day they met and several instances of George announcing how much he digs her, and for more shits and giggles, we get Mere's mom calling George by her husband's name and George learning that he looks like Mere's dad. That little tidbit will rear its ugly head at the end of this episode, by the way, and you'll remember this moment and go, "Ewwwwwwwww!" Trust me on this. Oh, and we get a mention of Burke telling Meredith that he and Cristina moved in together and then McDreamy telling Meredith that he walked in on his wife and his best friend Mark in bed together. Man, that's a lot of acreage to cover in 2.5 seconds…
Hee. Oh, hee. Sorry. I love this scene. We open on Cristina, frugging around the apartment with her iPod as she brushes her teeth. Her dancing is awesomely silly and sexy at the same time. Meredith's "Message of the Week" voice-over states that there's no such thing as a grownup. I guess we have tonight's theme, then, huh? So, Cristina dances and shrugs and spills toothpaste all over the floor and Burke enters from his morning run and stares at her. She freezes and then hilariously chooses to start shaking her groove thang across the floor toward him and he's all, oh no no no and she doesn't care and tries taking off his jacket and he's pretending to resist until all of a sudden, he starts dancing too and his dancing is brilliantly awful and they're both having such a good time that I don't want the phone to ring with Cristina's landlord calling to tell her that her apartment is flooded. But the phone rings and Burke answers and her apartment is flooded and she's not supposed to HAVE an apartment and, well, Burke's dancing shoes fall off his feet faster than you can say, "Don't spit toothpaste in the kitchen sink, Cristina, YOU SLOB."
Meredith goes to visit her mom and as the voice-over blah blahs about being an adult and how you think you're all grown up and mature and then your mother says something about how she's exhausted because she was banging someone all night in the on-call room and your lofty ideas of becoming an adult come crashing down around you. Mere tries to get her mother to stop talking about how her secret on-call lover makes her growl like a tiger and purr like a kitten, but Ellis is on a role, and she mentions that her husband has no idea why she's no longer interested in him and that if he had any balls at all, he'd leave on his own.