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MANNY Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) asks Cristina (Sandra Oh) about the whereabouts of a young boy's mother.
So as Meredith was busy shopping for all the details on their daughter, McDreamy was busy shopping for the right intern. After Owen accused Derek of favoring Shane and not allowing him to be a well-rounded doctor, Brooks crashed the bromance in order to learn "brainy things." And when Shane nearly dropped an instrument in surgery, Brooks was able to show off her "fast hands," which Derek seemed completely obsessed with for the rest of the episode (not in a dirty way). Ironically, when Derek tried to throw something at Shane to check his reflexes, Smash Williams couldn't catch the ball. It turns out, clear eyes and full hearts can lose if you swap football pads for scrubs and therefore abandon your swagger.
After a day of literally throwing things at Brooks, Derek decided that he agreed with Owen, so he broke up with Shane...for the next week, at least. But Smash -- sorry -- Shane got his swagger back that night at the bar, where he told Brooks that he wasn't going down without a fight. Did this character just become someone worth rooting for? I'm getting excited, y'all!
You know what else I'm getting excited about? The mounting sexual tension between Jackson and April. It's apparent that April really misses the "carnival" -- she wouldn't even look at her boyfriend's bare butt! -- and we all know that Jackson is crazy insane jealous of Matthew. And this episode, April's patient was the universe's way of pushing April back into Jackson's arms, and it worked...sort of. When April lost her patient -- a young mother whose other half was giving speeches about how they were supposed to get together -- she couldn't figure out how it was all part of God's plan.
And when Jackson went to check on her, she ranted about the universe pulling two people together and ended things with this kicker: "I don't know why this is hitting me so hard." Um, I do! Because the universe is holding up a mirror to you and Jackson! Follow your gut, woman! But I digress. I will take what I can get, and that was April crying on Jackson's shoulder and an almost kiss. All of this happened, of course, while poor Matthew was lying in a hospital bed with burns on his bum. And when April told him about her day and they debated God's plan, Matthew somehow took April's tears and confusion (which were clearly about Jackson) to mean that she loved him. His response? "I love you too." Yea, I don't think that's what she was getting at, Matthew, but congrats on the whole hero thing.
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