Izzie's memory problems panic Alex, the team takes care of a John Doe who was hit by a bus, Bailey rethinks her pediatrics fellowship, and the hospital endures losses.



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Izzie's memory problems panic Alex, the team takes care of a John Doe who was hit by a bus, Bailey rethinks her pediatrics fellowship, and the hospital endures losses.

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14 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Just as exhilarating as Slumdog Millionaire
17 May 2009 | by (rotorua, new zealand) – See all my reviews

*I have added Spoiler Notations for the people who haven't seen this episode yet because it hasn't aired in New Zealand yet - i was just an eager person, who loves the fact that people now upload episodes on to the internet a whole half a series before we get it*

One word: Exhilarating I haven't felt this exhilarated since Slumdog Millionaire and cried so much since A Mighty Heart. Last episodes ending shocked me. I had cried when Izzy & Alex got married, but George going to the war??!! NOOOO....

I was happy to see that Izzy has successfully made it thru the night and surgery without any ventilators attached or not dead. I personally would of gone with the IL02 chem option, and not the risky risky procedure, as well as an DNR. However when the short memory slurs happened, i sorta thought "oh no, this is gonna end in tears." However when she remembered every word that Alex said to her - "Short memory the length of a carrot" ... yeesh. Harsh. However remembering was awesome to see and as Cristina ran for Alex, kissing Owen in the meantime (thumbs up!!), no worries right??

Cristina & Hunt make Hot & Cold look ... well hot.I know that Hunt/Owen (Ima gonna call him Hunt), strangled Cristina but the fact that hes going to therapy and its helping him, and Meredith survived therapy, so Cristina can give him another chance right?? Totally right. These two are hot together and its great to see happiness in amongst so much disaster.

Who knew that finally after 5 series, an one-night-stand, an ex-wife, lots of elevator and On-Call room loving, Mark ..oh yes we love Mark.. breaking up, getting back together and lets not forget those dates with Sydney & Rose .. the love couple - Meredith & Derek finally became Mr & Mrs McDreamy with the "Post-It" wedding. Awwww. Definitely romantic. And these two have been thru A lot. Lets not forget the Drowning, the bomb, Addison, Mark, the break up of Cristina & Burkes wedding "Over, So over" and Denny Duquette. But now these two are married and will hopefully spend the rest of their lives together. But none-the-less, season 6 awaits.

And finally George. OMG. War. George. 007. Alex was right. "George would get himself killed". Well lets say, nearly right. George, telling Bailey that he was going to war. Bailey causing an intervention at 6pm after his final surgery with the Chief. And then suddenly no George. Lets not forget that the "John Doe" who saved a woman from getting plowed down by a bus, only to be dragged himself down the road, beyond recognition. Seem familiar? Looks like Ava/Rebecca is back again. The whole time, he couldn't breath, nobody could see his face and yet his bones were broken, skull had to be drilled into, to release the extra blood. And the times he tried to write with the help of Meredith.

CLIMAX Hugging Alex again, after he told Izzy he loved her and was sorry, she collapses.In his arms. With that DNR still stuck firmly in everyones mines, Alex begins calling crash carts, codes, where Bailey, Chief stand around saying "No, she has a DNR", yet Alex begins compressions, and finally the Chief says "Screw the DNR" and helps with no luck ...

John Doe is about to go into surgery, and yet again begins to write things in the air. Finally Meredith hands out her palm and begins spelling out. "0.0.7" "00 7" *GASP* "Oh my god. Oh my god" Meredith runs screaming. "Its George! Its George. John Doe is George!" *silence and tears from around America and the world, tears for George O'Malley*

Izzie in her ball gown goes into the elevator, as she does the night Denny died. The elevator stops, the doors open, there standing in his new Army uniform is George. Is this the end? Izzie & George? Have they gone? All remains to be unseen.

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