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Talk Back: "Grey's Anatomy" Season Premiere

I don't normally watch Grey's Anatomy... unlike some of you out there who happen to be rabid devotees of Shonda Rhimes' ABC drama.

But I did watch the entire two-hour season premiere of Grey's ("Dream A Little Dream of Me") yesterday afternoon, ahead of the on-air launch, just so I could be up on all the Derek death, icicles, and assorted other shenanigans at Seattle Grace, which had its trauma center downgraded to number twelve. (Shock, horror!) All that and Kevin McKidd (Rome, Journeyman) joined the cast as a military doctor.

But rather than review the season opener, I'm going to turn matters over to the Grey's fans in the audience. What did you think of the episode? Did you gasp when Derek flatlined in the first two minutes? (Of course it was a dream!) Were you thrilled that Erica and Callie seem to be moving towards couplehood? Did you wonder what it would be like to have your memory reset every thirty seconds? Did you freak when Cristina got impaled by that icicle?

Talk back here.


Anonymous said…
Ok, now that I've had my coffee, I can talk back...

Like we didn't know that first scene was a dream/nightmare sequence. We all know McDreamy isn't dying so what's the point of pretending to kill him. It was too transparent.

McKidd and Bernadette Peters were fantastic. Peters got out of the limo I was thrilled although ABC really should have promoted her. Nonetheless, a pleasant surprise.
But I think Gretchen Egolf, who played Katie on "Journeyman" would be a little bit jealous of Yang right about now.

Which brings me to my next point - what the hell was with Old Yang and Old Meredith? It was amusing and that was about it. That and the icicle impalement was a bit unreal. Doesn't anyone thing that ice stick would have melted faster? I mean, there are lights and hands and body heat...

I like Callie and Erica. I think it's cute, but I don't think for a second that Erica has never been with another woman. And I thought it was smart writing to make Callie freeze up during the hypothermia (no pun intended) experiment. It proves she's not a robot.

Izzy & Alex will get together at some point this season. Alex just needs to not pretend to be so macho. He cried - if anyone needs to deal with it, it's him.

Lexie needs to take a cold shower. Her "rah-rah" cheerleading of George is a little creepy and stalkerish. Don't smell him in the locker room!

I'm upset ABC won't have another episode for 2 weeks, but I guess it's better than a whole summer and I know I'll have my DVR set.
Anonymous said…
I thought the first episode was a great start to the new season. I loved the last speech about making the hospital great again. I'm a cheesball, what can I say. Found a sneak peek for episode two.

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