September 25, 2009

On a scale of 1 to gay

Spoiler Alert: Don't read this if you haven't watched the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy!!

The following is an article copied and pasted from on the best moments of the Grey's premiere. I love it and wanted to share it with you all. My favorite are the one-liners, the best being the "scale of 1 to gay" I think I'm finally starting to love Lexie, because for a while I didn't like her at all. AND who can totally tell that Meredith was pregnant IRL during the tapings? Yes, it was pretty obvious by her puffy face (I'm not judging the pregnancy puffiness, just saying!), but they did a great job of inconspicuously hiding it!

Top 10 Moments of Grey's Anatomy:

Grey’s Anatomy kicked off season 6 with a two-hour episode that picked up where the finale’s cliffhanger left off. In between the crying fits (which came fast and furious for 120 minutes), we compiled the top 10 OMG (as in ‘Oh My Grey’s‘) moments as the doctors of Seattle Grace tried to survive losing one of their own. –Carrie Bell

Audacity of Hope: For a brief moment, George fans wondered if a goodbye was necessary when Lexie claimed the body was too tall and the others questioned Meredith’s finger-writing interpretation skills. But Callie checked for his Texas-shaped freckle and confirmed the end of 007. Unless, of course, Izzie starts hallucinating again. (We bet George would be up for some ghost sex.)

Four Residents and a Funeral: When the remaining four original interns stepped away from the burial unable to control their snickers, it had the authenticity, emotion and humor of season 1, and reminded us of why we started TiVo-ing the show in the first place.

She’s Alive: Izzie has been brought back from the brink of death and is showing improvement. (Notice she’s not cured, so the Katherine Heigl exit rumors can continue.) Her recovery left her new hubby distant and constantly worried about her fragility. “You made me let you in. You made me love you. If I lose you, I won’t survive,” he cried in one of the most poignant scenes.

Mister Skin: Whoever came up with the idea that Deredith should sleep their way through their grief in every room of their house and get caught by Izzie and Alex should get a raise. If the same person is responsible for showing off Sloan’s body (with conveniently placed steam) in the shower and a shirtless Hunt, it should be a big one. McDreamy’s abs should be featured as much as his hair.

Blast From the Past: Grey’s has a history of hiring big names and turning them into character actors (Eric Stoltz, Christina Ricci, Tyne Daly and Chris O’Donnell) and the tradition continued with Martha Plimpton as a mom desperate to get help for her son who proved hard to diagnose. Bet that Goonies line “Never say die” came in handy.

Bailey Breakdown: Seattle Grace’s tough cookie started to unravel after George’s death. Bailey told Derek of her plan to be detached and cold in the future: “I have to stop caring so much. I have to save it for my son. I can’t keep giving it away here.”

Dang, Yang: Owen’s shrink instructed him to abstain from sex with Cristina, saying, “To heal, he’s going to have to start talking. If you get lost in lust, he won’t start.” No sex made Cristina grumpy. She made one inappropriate comment after another (including one about cancer patients unfairly getting the good popsicles), nicknamed a boat-accident “patient ceviche” and butted in on Bailey’s case.

These Lines: “He was kind of a dorky little dude. Was he hung?” and “Yeah, I played the cancer card. I’m gross. Whatever,” and “If you know a way to sugarcoat a colostomy bag, I would like to hear it,” and “How gay are you on a scale from 1 to gay?”

Group Think: The duty of narrating fell on all the regulars this time and it was a nice and unexpected touch, especially as the voiceover dealt with the stages of grief and how they look different depending on whose wearing them. Bravo.

Ripped from the Headlines: Like hospitals across the U.S., Seattle Grace is facing budget cuts and layoffs. The Chief made Arizona cry when he denied her MRI request and Torres jumped ship when he couldn’t give her a promotion. The board was breathing down his neck, offering his position to Der and eventually came up with a plan to merge with their biggest competitor, Mercy West. The Chief announced, “I wish I could tell you all you will survive.” As fear spread across everyone’s faces, you couldn’t help but think things are going to get ugly.

Yay!!! I had had several dirty martinis at happy hour before I watched, so I don't think I got the full effect and I'll likely watch it again this weekend! My two favorite tear-jerker moments were when Bailey broke down in the elevator and when Alex yelled at Izzie. If you didn't cry during those, then you are just not human! I was shocked at the end when the chief announced the merger. Well, shocked is a strong word, more like surprised. I'm interested to see how that works out, although I really don't want anyone to leave the show!! AND I'm pretty sure that I'll dislike anyone that comes from Mercy West, just sayin.

What did YOU think of the premiere???


Hailey {HRH} said...

OMG i balled like a baby during this episode! but greys gets me every single time! it was a good show! and i think they are doing the differnt narrorators bc they are trying to "phase out" grey - she is preggers in real life (notice the never showed her from the chest down - or just from behind) so they are trying to phase out her character. not for GOOD i dont think - but while she has the baby.

katandkarl said...

huh i forgot the meredith was pregnant IRL! you know, i stopped watching Grey's last season and decided to watch this premier - i really liked it!

Angela said...

I loved it! And cried- a lot!

Jax said...

I loved the from 1 to gay! That whole segment made me laugh out loud! I, too, am liking Lexie a lot more... And I like Sloan a lot more these days too. Do you watch Private Practice? The previews for that looked AWESOME. ANd uh.. I watched Flash Forward.. Um, Ashley, watch it immediately b/c it's awesome. I hope it lasts!! If you hate it, dont make fun of me for liking it.. b/c I really do like it! haha!

Jennifer said...

I thought it was good, but Jeff said there was too much screaming. I'm sure you care about his review! We need a Grey's watching party.

Lindsey said...

Ha! I laughed outloud at the title of this post!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Thank you SOO MUCH For the comment on my Budget post!!
We have the 2 seperates and the joint now, but it is not working so much right now. My husband makes more than me now, and he does not Buy ANYTHING for himself- but I pick stuff up for him ALL the time, so that is why I think he should give me more! HE has wanted to join ALL the money into one account for a LONG time now, but I just had a hard time giving up that independence I guess. I am great with money and I balace my banking daily! I LOVE doing it- I Just feel like I would like his income to balance too :)) haha.
I think I might take the plunge, I mean Step up, and just go for it! :) We have been married 2.5 years- I think I should stop trying to be so independent and join our money!Thanks again for the advice!