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DECISIONS, DECISIONS The Seattle Grace doctors who survived last season's fatal plane crash -- like Callie (Sara Ramierz) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) -- had to make decisions about how to proceed with the proposed lawsuit.
The biggest revelation of the whole lawsuit tragedy, however, came after the lawyers asked Hunt -- who was in the room with them for support, considering he wasn’t on the plane -- to step out in the hallway for a bit. Besides the pilot, the lawyers said they had looked at their options and their plan was to go after Seattle Grace itself for damages. Whoa, talk about an awkward work environment: Was having Hunt step out of the room foreshadowing a nasty battle to come between him and these suing doctors? Seems possible -- and downright delicious, in terms of story. The lawyers explained that the hospital included “the people who put you on that plane.” Dun dun dun, indeed. To be continued.
Another big portion of the evening -- which was teased at the end of last week’s episode -- was, of course, the return of Cristina Yang to Seattle Grace Mercy West. She first appeared in the episode catatonic, post the death of Dr. Feeny, but then came in blazing, telling a cranky Meredith (who, remember, the interns have nicknamed Medusa) at Seattle Grace: “You are the scariest one. That was always supposed to be me.” She didn’t ever really get scary, to be sure, but she did get kinda crazy with her two intern charges last night, calling them both Dwarf names (from Snow White). “I will call you by your dwarf names,” she said. “You, ‘Happy.’ You…‘Mousey.’” To which Mousey replied: “There wasn’t a Dwarf named ‘Mousey.’” Cristina hilariously replied: “They saved her for you.” And it wasn’t long before “Happy” became “Dopey.” The whole thing was silly and pointless, but it injected the episode with some much-needed humor.
Truly, Cristina couldn’t have had a smoother transition back into Seattle Grace. The new cardio chief Jeff Russell simply allowed her to take control of the department, which she did in her brash style. That manifested itself in her just taking over one of his patients and performing a risky surgery on him. Owen told her she might have been fired for being so brazen, but Russell just thanked her and then revealed something just totally delicious. “Now I know,” Russell said to Cristina and Owen, “why you pushed so hard for her.” It turns out that it wasn’t Russell who was dying to have Cristina back at Seattle Grace -- rather unshockingly, but very sweetly, it was Owen who wanted her back.
What does this mean for their very pending marriage/relationship? Well, it’s completely unclear, but methinks -- mostly from reading the logline for the next new episode, which doesn’t air until Nov. 30, the Thursday after Thanksgiving -- we'll find out more then. What is clear, though, is where Cristina will live now that she’s back at Seattle Grace -- at Karev’s place.
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