Saturday, April 28, 2012

'Grey's Anatomy' Review - 8.21 Moment of Truth

        In the newest episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, the residents head to San Francisco for their oral boards; sparks fly between Catherine and Richard when they bump into each other at the hotel; Bailey intervenes after Owen and Teddy get into a heated argument about their young car crash patient; Mark tries to recruit Lexie for one of his cases; and Alex feels guilty for being away from the hospital when Tommy's health begins to fail.

My thoughts below in bulleted format - due to the lateness of the review.
  • The heart-to-heart between Cristina and Meredith proved that their relationship is the core of the show. Cristina finally telling Mer about Owen's infidelity really put things into perspective as she wouldn't want Owen to leave her if the roles were reversed.
  • It was also great to see each of the attendings have a moment with their residents before sending them off.
  • It was very evident that the show wanted it to seem plausible that any one of the residents could be the one that fails the boards (as teased in the promos for next week) but Jackson losing his lucky pencil felt a lot less dire than the others' issues. So I'm guessing that he'll pass.
  • I'm also guessing that Alex will make it back to take the boards and he'll pass since at episode's close we're left in the dark with him.
  • I really loved April in this episode up until her line about loving Jesus. She finally lost her virginity and to Jackson at that. I think that now stories will open for her and she will be much better accepted by the fan community.
  • Richard and Catherine are really cute together and the scene where Jackson catches them together was so perfect. However, I just feel that Richard and Adele will always belong to each other.
  • The clunkiness of Mark and Lexie always pining after each other in their dialog and actions was much better attempted at in this episode - especially Mark. Like I said before, the show just needs to decide one way or the other and stick to it.
  • The death of the little preemie Tommy was sad and I'm glad that Alex was there for that moment. However, I'm also glad that this story is over with at the moment. It did drag on a little too long.
  • I've been loving the increased focus on the brother-sister relationship between Lexie and Derek. They work well together on the personal dramas not so much as a pair of neurosurgeons.
  • Since when does Bailey need to be pushed in order to give a good Bailey speech to someone?
  • I can see the ice melting in the Teddy-Owen squabble. But, since this dynamic hasn't been focused on for the last couple of episodes, did anyone else almost completely forget about it?