While the rest of the world has been busy these last few days indulging in delicious, heart-shaped sweets and fantasizing about the perfect Valentine (his name is Ryan Gosling, by the way), the good doctors over at Grey’s Anatomy have been busy contemplating their futures at Seattle Grace. Do they leave their precious hospital to its fate, or should they — as Callie suggested — take matters into their own hands and buy the hospital themselves (you know, with the same money that they just took from said hospital)?
“Hard Bargain” was all about picking a course and sticking with it. It’s fight or flight time and, as you can expect, everyone wanted to put in their two cents on the matter (though they’ll need way more than that if they plan to go through with option B. Let’s dig in!
The (S)Ex Talk: Things are starting to get a little more serious between April and Matthew these days. So serious, in fact, that Matt suggested going on an actual date instead of just making out inside his ambulance. (But that’s what they’re normally used for, right?) He said he wanted to go “someplace that doesn’t have wheels” together. Someone put that on a Valentine’s Day card, STAT! Of course, in true April form, she freaked out and went to her ex, Avery, for advice about how to tell Matt that she was a virgin… and then wasn’t… and now is again. You know, because that’s not awkward/confusing or anything.
But she needn’t have worried because, guess what, Matt’s a virgin too! Now, his definition of a “virgin” is probably a little different (and, let’s face it, a lot more accurate) than April’s version, given that she has actually had sex… like a lot. But she opted to keep that piece of information to herself, at least for now. I’m sure that won’t come back to bit her in the ass late.
Not Your Average Jo: Jo and Alex found themselves working together once again, this time to save the life of an infant baby who was the result of a one-night stand between two co-workers. This prompted Jo to openly question if office romances are a good idea. (Side note: They are almost never a good idea whether we’re talking about a TV show or real life.) But since Alex has now realized that he harbors actual feelings for Jo (about time, dude!), he told her that they can work out and she should totally go for it. Naturally, we thought she was referring to Alex. Nope! That’d be way too easy. She’s got the hots for some new guy the interns have nicknamed Chest Peckwell. Don’t worry; we’re still rooting for you Alex. I simply refuse to root for anyone with a nickname like that.
Calling It Quits: Derek, Meredith, Arizona, Cristina, and Callie continued to weigh the pros and cons of buying Seattle Grace. Both sides had valid points: Arizona wanted to save the money to ensure their daughter’s future, while Callie, Meredith, and Derek were more focused on reclaiming the hospital to its former glory. (Cristina was too busy having sex with Owen to have an opinion at that time.) But they weren’t the only ones facing life-altering decisions.
Bailey’s young cancer patient was in need of an important procedure that could help save his life, but due the hospital’s dire financial problems, her request was denied. Infuriated at the injustice of it all, Bailey advised her patient to seek medical treatment elsewhere and told Arizona that she was thinking of taking her own advice and quitting. (Say it ain’t so, Bailey!) That was all it took, though, to make Arizona change her tune and agree to move forward with the plan.
Cristina, however, took a little more convincing, especially once she learned that this would all have to be done behind Owen’s back. Apparently, if Owen got wind of their plan, he’d be obligated to tell Pegasus or else face severe punishment — potentially even jail time. (This is why it isn’t a good idea to sleep with your boss… or your ex-husband for that matter. It clouds your judgment.) She eventually got on board with the plan, knowing that it would benefit everyone in the long run, Owen included.
But there wasn’t enough time to get the rest of the money pooled together because the deal was mere minutes away from going down! So the five doctors did the only thing they could do: They all resigned, thus ruining the deal with Pegasus and breaking Owen’s heart. (It’s for the best Hunt, we promise!) Either way, this is bound to put a huge dent in Cristina and Owen’s already messed-up relationship. He even told that awful Alana woman, “You are all that I have now.” Uh oh… I think I see where this is going…
So what did you think of this week’s episode? Did they make the right decision by resigning or was it a huge mistake? Will Cristina and Owen’s relationship be able to survive this? What should they name their management company? Personally, I like Blind Leading the Blind. Sound off on your dissections and opinions in the comments below!
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