And that brings us to the next semi-major storyline from the hour of television. There was a running banter between Karev and Meredith last night about her house -- turns out that she was selling it in the wake of moving to her new house with Derek. And the buyer? None other than Karev, who had a few requests before he closed on it -- he wanted some various things fixed around the house, some things repainted, etc. The two battled the whole episode about what would actually get done before the sale went through, but it wasn’t until very nearly the end of the episode that we learned why Meredith was so resistant to doing any of what he had asked.
It turns out that all the things he was complaining about were the products of her life there: marks on the door jams kept track of her height as a child and Zola’s, too; scrapes on the ceiling were from a Christmas tree she and the other doctors had procured during their intern year, when they all lived there together. It was a sweet moment, and thankfully, Karev agreed to let the flavor live on in the house. Thus, the sale was completed, and -- as we saw right at the end of the hour -- Cristina moved in with him, despite his desire for no roommates. “I want to rent from you,” Cristina said. It goes without saying that this pairing will be more than interesting.
The last truly consequential storyline from last night was the one that revolved around Bailey and Arizona. It became Bailey’s mission to draw Arizona out of her self-imposed, one-working-leg shell. So she unfurled a plan to get her back into the Seattle Grace fray by teasing her with a case she claimed she couldn’t figure out. The tiny machinations of it aren’t really important, but what was lovely here was Bailey’s dedication to bringing Arizona back into the mix -- and the fact that she knew exactly what would do it. It was lovely to see Arizona back on the floor at Seattle Grace. And how strong of her to pick herself back up after falling at her apartment. I’m looking forward to the day when she’s back at Seattle Grace in more or less a full-time capacity.
Otherwise, the night filled with silly storylines: Webber accidentally sent Avery an email intended instead for his mother and that caused drama between them; Kepner continued to have sex with Avery but went into overload guilt mode afterward, which turned Avery off; and the interns had a few little moments of their own.
Which brings me to you, dear Grey’s Anatomy watchers: What’d you think of last night’s episode? Did you also find it sort of all over the map when it came to storylines? Were you impressed with Wilson’s direction? Were you grossed out when intern Wilson kept getting barfed on by that homeless guy? Lemme know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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