In last Thursdayâ€™s “There’s No ‘I’ in Team,” Dr. Wonderful, aka, Dr. McDreamy/Derek Shepherd, certainly had brass cajones by taking all the glory and credit for his and Meredith’s successful clinical trial, especially when it was blared on the cover of the latest issue of the national medical journal “Annals of American Neurosurgery.” Then he calls Mer, whom I’m usually not crazy about, “a baby.” I wanted to reach through the TV and slap him. It took him until the end of the ep to admit (kind of) that he shouldn’t get all the credit for the trial’s success. Oh gee, thanks, Derek. That’s SO big of you. Just goes to show you what raging egomaniacs surgeons are.
Doesn’t that adage that it’s a bad idea to mix business with pleasure turn out to be true nine times out of 10-and at Seattle Grace 10 out of 10? Witness the latest romance, between Callie and Hahn. After their first date, during which Callie couldn’t bring herself to give Hahn any “action” below the latter’s waist, she spent the next day dodging Hahn for fear of facing the subject. And then when Hahn put her hand on Callie’s butt at work, yowsa! Come to think of it, there was a lot of inappropriate sexual activity going on at SG last week-more than usual. There was the aforementioned hand on butt, there was Callie asking Sloan for his expertise (he calls it “The Sloan Method”â€”barf) on how to please a woman and they both dropped their drawers, and then at the end of the ep, Callie and Hahn started to ravage each other after Callie told Hahn to remove her pants so they could “try it again.”
And all of it was in public rooms, such as a break room or an exam room. Just think what would have happened had the Chief walked in on them. OK, he’s a TV character and he’s not going to actually fire some of the lead characters. But if this had been real life, and, say you worked at a law firm, and one of the firm’s partners caught you and a coworker “doing to the deed” in the conference room, chances are that you’d both get at least put on probation, or maybe even get pointed to the nearest Department of Labor’s unemployment line.
In the opening scenes, Little Lexie “Lexiepedia” continues to get more and more pathetic. First she buys all this stuff for George’s locker to congratulate him on having passed the intern exam. Then, in one of the closing scenes, she hysterically rants to Geo about how he can’t tell that she’s crazy about him. Meanwhile, he just stands there looking clueless. The guy obviously has no romantic feelings for her. My fear is that he’ll give into her childish tirade and pretendâ€”to her AND HIMSELFâ€”that he likes her but just didn’t realize it until now.
OK, I know I’m being Debbie Downer here, but would it actually be possible for Bailey to snare her second-year residents and THAT DAY assign them to the chain-reaction kidney transplants? Don’t things like that require extensive preparation and run-throughs for all involved? You don’t just through them in to the pack of wolves.
Elsewhere, Cristina is still treating her interns like crap, which is doing no good for neither her nor the group she’s trying to teach. If the preview for next week’s episode is any indication, her cold little heart will go aflutterâ€”and maybe she won’t torture her internsâ€”after she and Dr. Hunt suck face. Here’s “TV Guide’s” scoop on the military doctor, who will soon be dubbed “McHunky.” He will be the head of trauma surgery at SG’s ER. It won’t be a permanent gig for actor Kevin McKidd, and Dr. Hunt won’t exactly exhibit the disposition of Mother Teresa, but as long as he keeps Cristina entertained….
This week, on “Life During Wartime”(9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), the Chief gives Bailey new power and new responsibility, to help her become the best general surgeon at Seattle Grace. He also hands her the challenge of removing a young girl’s inoperable tumor. Meanwhile, Dr. Hunt challenges both the attending doctorsâ€™ methods and the residents’ surgical abilities.Â Â (Photos: Courtesy of ABC.)