Grey’s Anatomy 5×22 — “What a Difference a Day Makes”: I enjoyed this episode a lot, but the way it was written makes me think that Izzie is doomed, doomed, doomed. I was spoiler-free and TV promo-free, so I had no idea what to expect from this 100th episode — and therefore didn’t see the Alex-Izzie wedding coming at all. I thought it was sweet that everyone did that for her, but at the same time I couldn’t help but think, “Wait, they’re just doing this because she has cancer. This is something you do when someone’s gonna die! They’re basically granting her a last wish!!” Sigh.
I’m not sure why so much time was spent on Callie and Arizona. The Callie money situation is getting to be utterly ridiculous now. A 5th year resident is freaking out because she suddenly can’t make ends meet? After all of her medical school bills have been PAID OFF?? Yeah, I get that a $26 salad and a $125 bottle of wine probably isn’t the best choice for someone on a budget, but I’m having a hard time believing that a doctor has zero money at all. I mean, she’s acting like she’s this close || to homeless. Wow.
The college kids were kind of sad, but I liked Alex getting that girl to go through the speech for him. I also liked Hunt’s pep talk to George after all of George’s patients died — but hated how Hunt kept trying to invade Cristina’s personal space. He was kind of creepy in this ep.
Bones 4×25 — “The Critic in the Cabernet”: I cannot believe that Bones is so casual and flippant about her desire to have a child. She made up her mind way too suddenly and surely — as if she were simply deciding where to eat for lunch that day. I call complete and utter B.S. on that. Ugh, I did not like that approach at all!
I’m glad the writers finally addressed all of Booth’s hallucinations. (Aside: I just noticed that every show in this post has a character who’s hallucinating — Izzie from Grey’s, Booth from Bones, and House from House. Must be a creativity shortage in La La Land.) Of course it’s a brain tumor, and of course he’ll pull through. The surgery will make both him and Bones face their mortality and recognize the frailty of life, thereby leading to them getting it on next week.
House 5×23 — “Under My Skin”: I thought this was a great episode! I wasn’t really looking forward to another “House attempts to go off Vicodin” storyline because that has been done several times before, but it was handled well this time around. I love how he finally admitted that traditional rehab wouldn’t work for him because he’s too smart and would find a way to cheat. Cuddy was the right person to monitor his first night… and of course they got together at the end. I’m kind of neutral about them having a relationship, though. I guess the writers sort of painted themselves into a corner with all the flirting and stuff, but these types of pairings hardly ever work out on TV shows.
I also absolutely love Amber as House’s subconscious, which is a bit odd since I couldn’t stand Denny’s ghost on Grey’s Anatomy. I guess that just goes to show that there’s a right way and a wrong way to exhibit a ghost on a medical drama! So now I can’t figure out if I want House to be “cured” or not, because if he is, that means Amber will have to go away for good.