What I want to know is whether this is the end of the whole matter? Meredith is suspended, end of story or is she going to have to suffer additional punishment. I want this to be the end with some small mention about the trial being stopped or whatever at the start of the season.
OR does this mean that the whole hospital is going to lose its FDA approval and Chief's clinical trial is going to be shut down and therefore this will affect Henry's survival chances ............!
Cristina's pregnant? Meh. She did get points for telling Owen because for a moment there I thought she wasn't going to and then the angst would come next season from her guilt. The way it all played out? Very true to their characters. Cristina has not been in my good books a lot lately but I love that she stuck to her guns. The sheer horror of her having a baby just to please Owen and then obviously realising that she still didn't want a child when she had a child was something I always feared for Arizona. Now with Arizona that's never going to happen because she HAS to love the baby to stop Mark basically replacing her. With Cristina, there is no way she could have a baby. I knew that and if she did then I would just be waiting for her to start regretting it which would be even worse. So, yes, I am totally on Cristina's side on this. Of course she could have been a bit more understanding to Owen's wishes but, hey, that's Cristina. However, it needs to be said that I do see Owen's POV as well, I can understand the frustration of loving someone and wanting to be with her no matter what but the pain of her denying you the one thing you've always wanted. I felt sorry for him. But he knows Cristina, does he really think he can change her mind about this? He's a bit naive. Isn't he more worried that she agrees and then regrets it later? What kind of life for them would that be? It's an impossible situation really.
I thought that Cristina was going to have a miscarriage when she kept talking about needing to lie down but that would be repeating Season 2 / Meredith's storyline last season.
Sidenote: I thought Cristina was an awesome friend to Meredith in this episode. That scene at the end where Meredith asks her why she didn't tell her and she says "well, you were having a bad day" gets major friend points.
Alex - Turns out that I liked him in this episode. He gets points for trying to rectify his betrayal and let's face it, at the nub of it, he did the right thing (for the wrong reasons) and he got a lot of crap for doing so!
Meredith/Zola - Wow, unexpected cuteness. This episode made me love Meredith more. She stuck to her principles but she didn't want to get anyone in trouble. The only thing was that I thought she was a bit insensitive at the end when Cristina told her about having an abortion and then Meredith was like "come upstairs and help me with the baby".
Teddy/Henry ... <3. Gah! I have been preparing myself for their break-up for WEEKS and then THAT happened???? I don't think I have EVER been so surprised to get a happy ending (at least for now) as I have just then. All I've ever heard from Shonda is that there is no place on this cast for someone who isn't a doctor and I get that, I respect it, but are you telling me that halfway through next season Henry is going to die or that Henry/Teddy are going to break-up?
The way it was all done though. The first scene with the whole rockstar comment and the fact that he makes he laugh a lot. Then the scene where he was angry at her which broke my heart but was so powerful and then the last scene .... <3.
The"case"? I'm not going to lie, that scene in the cafeteria where the woman who had just lost her son wants to stay for the unaccompanied minor and then everyone else does too. It did move me.