BATTLE ROYALE Derek (Patrick Dempsey) confronted Cahill (Constance Zimmer) about the secretly planned vandalization of his "face of Seattle Grace" posters.
After Bailey's surgery was denied by Owen, she was forced to give her patient the best medical advice she could think of: "Leave Seattle Grace and go someplace else...fast." Then she told Arizona that she was thinking of taking her own advice. Seven words I never wanted to hear come out of Bailey's mouth? "I don't want to work here anymore!" However, they were just the thing to get Arizona on board with the plan. That Bailey -- she's persuasive even when she's not trying to be.
With both Cristina and Arizona in agreement, the docs met outside in the rain to strategize (and that stupid spinning camera returned). The bad news? Owen was literally sitting inside about to sign the hospital over to Pegasus. Cue the mass exodus Owen had feared all episode. Derek, Callie, Arizona, Meredith and even Cristina marched into the board room and resigned, effective immediately. Well played, docs. Well played.
By resigning, the docs accomplished two things: ruining the deal with Pegasus and breaking Owen's faith. Just as he walked through the rain to pound on Cristina's door, she was busy drinking and sulking at the dream house, where the team thought up possible names for their management company. Options included The Bitter Pills, Epic Failure, Death Spiral, and Blind Leading the Blind Incorporated. Hey, they're surgeons. Their specialties lie more in scalpels and less in marketing. Which leads me to my next point: Did they just outsmart Pegasus or make a huge mistake?
Don't get me wrong, I think Pegasus is the devil as far as Seattle Grace is concerned, and I think that the attendings are some pretty smart people. But that doesn't mean this was the best decision. Still, it will be fun to see where it goes. More importantly, it will be fun to see where things go with Jackson and April now that she has found her sexual soulmate. Plus, it's looking like a little competition was all Alex needed to fully realize his feelings for Jo. Buying out the hospital is only one of many new adventures for these docs, who, as Derek's financial advisor put it, need to "keep thinking."
Your turn! What did you think of this week's episode?
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