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CALMING THE STORM Meredith reaches for magical baby Bailey Shepherd (B.S.) in order to avoid freaking out.
Richard didn't die from electrical shock. But someone apparently had to, so get this: It was one of the interns. Pick one. Any one! Do you remember any of their names? I know Smash and Tina Majorino, but there are three others: Used to Bang Alex (Leah), Banging Avery (Steph, who got pooed on tonight, major plot point), and Currently Banging Alex (Jo). I wouldn't have missed any of those three, but Tina Majorino was the one who had to die. "Mousy," Yang called her. Heather Brooks, you'll remember, was Derek's special pet mouse because of that one time she caught an instrument Smash/Shane Ross dropped during surgery. He's resented her ever since, and now -- after directing her down to the wet, static-y basement to check on Webber -- he gets to feel responsible for her death. That's a lot of anguish for one full heart.
We did see some character development with the still-breathing interns, at least: Stephanie Edwards went to college on a cheerleading scholarship and is much more engaging with no glasses and a spirited demeanor (who knew? it's that easy, ladies!). Jo Blo told everyone she was a gutter rat, but not the Oliver Twist kind. And finally, the unlikable Leah Murphy piqued our interest with the news that she got into the program because her mom, "like, dated Mark Sloan a hundred years ago or something." What?! Who? My mind leaped to Addison because they have somewhat similar huge, flat cheeks and dead/deadly gazes. But that's impossible; Addison very clearly never had kids, despite wanting them, on Private Practice. I'm being silly.
And so was Leah: "My teeth have stuff growing on them," she complained to Owen, as if that would convince him to let her go home after her shift. Pretend you didn't just read that.
Christina, a challenging person, and Owen, a fellow sex fiend, got back together! Sexually, at least, after sharing a not-fond-enough memory of their last physical encounter -- on Wednesday, when they knocked a plate off the counter and he had to rip shards of glass out of her foot. How awful! Really, though, how hot. I know their marriage won't work, but it cannot be denied these two have an amazing chemistry.
"After the kind of run we had, it's just a shame…" Owen trailed off as they stared at each other violently, all alone in the dark. It reminded me of something Bailey had said re: Webber earlier in the episode: "HIS GIRTH IS INCREASING AS WE STAND HERE."
Wrapped up in each other's arms something fierce after round two, the pair decided they couldn't just be friends -- the sex will keep happening. There's true sorrow here along with the passion, which keeps their dynamic so intriguing to me. "Just because I'm the one who said it was time doesn't mean this is easier for me," Cristina said slowly, soft sobs creeping into their muscle-y embrace. "This is not easy for me."
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