‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: The Blame Game

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“He pulled my hair.” “She ate my lunch.” “They stole my surgery!” No matter who you are or what you do, at some point in your life you’ve been a victim and/or a perpetrator of The Blame Game. Nobody likes admitting when something is their fault, so they do the only mature thing they can do: point the finger of blame at someone else. Why do I bring this up, you ask? Because this concept proved to be the backbone of this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, titled “Second Opinion.”

Whether April was blaming Avery for looking a little too delicious (more on that later) or Callie was blaming Derek for persuading them not to settle the lawsuit, these doctors were dead set on casting the shadow of blame on anyone other than themselves — which all built up to a very big decision by the night’s end. Caution: massive amounts of finger-pointing ahead!

April blames Avery for looking like dessert:

April continues to have mixed feelings about her on-going sexual trysts with Avery. On the one hand, she’s disappointing Jesus, but on the other, he’s just so damn sexy and hard to resist — much like a dessert. (Can I get an Amen!) Seriously though, this internal conflict of her’s has gone on long enough. She’s made her bed and now it’s time to lie in it (and I do mean that literally). However, we later discover that she’s also reluctant because she’s beginning to develop feelings for Avery on a more than physical level. But guess what? He feels the same way! See what we learn when we communicate? So it will be fun to see where this evolves. Who knows — we could be looking at Grey’s Anatomy’s new power couple.

Owen blames Cristina for acting like Cristina:

As thrilled as we are to see Cristina return to Seattle Grace, Owen doesn’t seem to share the same sentiment. On her first day back he’s completely cold and distant and even warns her not to assert too much control over the department since some doctors won’t take it well. But let’s face it — that’s like asking a zebra to cover up its stripes. It’s just not going to happen. But the new cardio chief, Dr. Jeff Russell, doesn’t seem to mind her assertiveness. In fact, he praises it. But we can’t hate on Owen too much since it turns out that he was actually the one who fought for Cristina to get rehired. He does care!

Avery blames technology:

Richard’s relationship with Avery’s mother continues to grow more and more intimate with each passing day — and Avery has the documentation to prove it. Apparently these two lovebirds have been writing sexy emails to each other, but keep accidentally sending the messages to Avery’s account instead. Awkward! Poor guy…but why did he read it? Technology — it can be both a gift and curse.

Bailey blames the intern:

In an attempt to get Arizona back to work, Bailey pretends to need her help on a consult and promises to send an intern over with the patient’s chart. However, when the intern fails to show (as per Dr. Bailey’s instructions), Arizona is forced to put on her prosthetic leg and stop by the hospital to find the chart herself. Well played, Miranda Bailey. Well played.

Alex blames Meredith for poor housekeeping:

Alex wants to buy Meredith’s old house from her in an attempt to become more mature. (He’s stopped sleeping with all the interns and even quit saying the word “dude” — this is serious, you guys). But before he closes the deal, he wants Meredith to fix a few things around the place. Will she? Hell-to-the-no! This was the place she grew up in and what seem like flaws to Alex are actually precious memories to her. Alex concedes and decides to buy the house after all. He even takes Cristina on as a new roommate. Oh, this is going to be fun!

Callie blames Derek for not taking the settlement:

While preparing to go to court over the plane crash incident, Callie and Derek become at odds with one another. Callie blames Derek for convincing them not to take the settlement when they had the chance, and for forcing her to perform the complex surgery on his hand even though she didn’t want to do it. Derek retorts that he thought she could handle it, which leads to a huge argument. They end up resolving their little conflict, but it inspires Callie to construct a new recovery plan for Derek’s hand. His surgical days may not be over with just yet.

The plane crash victims blame ???:

Now that they’ve decided not to settle, the plane crash victims begin meeting with their lawyers to discuss strategy on the upcoming court case. At first there’s talk of blaming the airline or even the paraplegic pilot for what happened. But in a surprise twist, the lawyers reveal at the end of the episode that they actually plan to sue Seattle Grace hospital and all the people that put them on the plane in the first place…which includes the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Owen Hunt. Dum, dum, dum. — and the plot thickens!

What did you think of this week’s episode? Do you think the crash victims will decide to attack the very hospital that helped make them the great surgeons that they are today? Sound off on your dissections and opinions in the comments below!

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