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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love Triangle on Grey’s Anatomy – Callie, Izzie and George

In Season 3 after George O’Malley’s father died, a grieving George ran off to Vegas and married Callie Torres. Weeks later he committed adultery with Izzie.

Callie Torres was madly in love with George O’Malley; to Callie, George was her McDreamy. George and Callie began dating in Season 2, Callie fell hard for George; but their relationship was short lived, as George kept choosing his friends over his relationship with Callie and George did not love Callie as much as she loved him. At one stage they broke up because Callie was sick of being second fiddle: however they reunited when George’s father became ill.

Marital Bliss 

Callie and George Happily Married or Not?

Callie and McSteamy Get It On

In the beginning of Season 3 Callie breaks up with George. After work Callie heads to Joe’s bar for a drink where she runs into Dr Mark Sloan (McSteamy); world famous plastic surgeon who has just joined the staff at Seattle Grace. Callie ends up in bed with Mark and in the morning light she realises sleeping with Mark was a big mistake.

Meanwhile George has decided that he really wants to be with Callie and is trying to win her back. Callie will not talk to him, she feels guilty about her night with McSteamy and she is afraid of being hurt. Callie also knows that she needs to tell George the truth about her night with Mark, but Alex Karev beats her to it; having overheard a conversation between Mark and Callie. George doesn't believe it at first, but Alex is pretty convincing.

George’s Father is Admitted to the Hospital

George is paged to the ER by Callie who informs him that his Dad was in a accident in which he broke his collarbone. George misunderstands and thinks Callie wants to talk to him, but Callie interrupts to tell him about his father. It is later on discovered that George’s father has stage 3 stomach and esophagus cancer. To make matters worse Mr O’Malley also needs a heart valve replacement to ensure he is strong enough to survive the cancer surgery. Callie is determined to be there for George and his family, at the same time Callie is unaware that George knows about her night with McSteamy. When he confronts Callie about this, she tells him that she would never betray him; that she and George were broken up.

Sadly Mr O’Malley does not survive the cancer surgery; he never wakes up from the anesthesia. His body goes into organ failure and the family agrees to let him go in peace. George deals with his grieving by becoming a sex machine, which freaks Callie out, and Callie asks Izzie to help her look after George. Eventually Callie tells George she can’t have sex anymore and George gets down on one knee and proposes marriage. They run off to Vegas and seal the deal.

Izzie is Less Than Supportive of the Marriage

When Callie and George return to work and break the news to everyone; Izzie literally turns into Miss Bitch. Callie shows off her ring to the group and Izzie grabs her hand and says, “Wow, tiny diamonds are great, at least you know no-one will steal it.” Alex and Cristina are pulling faces in the background. Bailey steps in and assigns the interns to their cases. She tells Callie and George to take no notice of their jealousy and congratulates them again. However it is clear that Izzie has a real problem with George and Callie’s marriage. Later in the locker room Izzie asks Callie: “You’re not moving in; are you?” George loses it with Izzie, and yells “If you’re determined to drive Callie off you’ll do it and then I’m gone too.” Izzie is speechless for once. After watching that scene; so was I. This was a nasty side of Izzie I'd never seen before.

She'll Make It!

I had trouble watching this story arc because Izzie is a well-loved character as far as the fans are concerned, however this storyline caused many fans to hate Izzie. George effectively tells her to back off, but does she? No. Izzie keeps up her snide and nasty comments towards Callie, and eventually this blows up into a huge fight between Callie and George which ends with Callie kicking George out of their hotel room. He runs to Izzie, and tells her he needs to vent with alcohol, one thing leads to another and they end up sleeping together. George is so drunk he doesn’t remember at first, and Izzie is convinced that it means something because it was really great sex.

Izzie Feels Guilty; But She Wants George

Despite Izzie’s guilty feelings, she is convinced that George is the man for her. She tells herself that their love-making was something falling into place. Seems like she has forgotten all about George's wife Callie. When George remembers he confronts Izzie, and at first they are speechless. They meet up later in the locker room to talk. George realises that Izzie expects George to tell Callie so they can be together. George refuses to hurt Callie in this way and he chooses to remain in his marriage. Izzie is heartbroken, and does not accept George’s decision. Despite George telling Izzie to leave it alone, she refuses to listen and hounds George tirelessly.

About Last Night...

George tells Izzie to back off

Izzie’s inability to accept George’s decision did not portray her character in a positive light. To the viewers she was a home-wrecker. Whether George’s marriage is a mistake or not is none of Izzie’s business, it is up to George to sort out his own feelings. George does not believe in divorce, so the thought of ending his marriage is very painful and if Izzie really was his best friend she would back off and let it be. Izzie is convinced that her best friend George is now the love of her life and George is confused about his feelings too. I can't tell you how much I disliked Izzie in these scenes, and I doubt Katherine Heigl liked it either. However it takes a lot of talent to play the villian, some actors love playing the bad guy because it makes their character interesting.

George Applies for a Transfer to Mercy West Hospital

Because George was feeling confused about his marriage and his feelings for Izzie he applies for a transfer to Mercy West’s surgical program. He tells Izzie he cannot be there at Seattle Grace and see her everyday. Izzie tells George that he’s making a mistake, as does Bailey in no uncertain terms. Izzie decides the only way to keep George from leaving is to tell him that she doesn’t have feelings for him. In the scrub room after surgery Izzie tells George that she’s not in love with him. Later on George is getting dressed for Burke and Christina’s wedding in the locker room and Izzie comes into the room. While helping George fix his tie; Izzie tells him she is in love with him. At that moment the other interns walk in and start getting changed for the wedding. Patricia come in and hands out the intern exam results. George looks at his results and sees that he has failed the exam; he does not say anything to the others.

I'm In Love With You 

"I'm in love with you George." 

He skips the wedding and goes to talk to Bailey who advises him to repeat his intern year. He tells Bailey he can’t do that, and goes off to clean his locker out. He is about to leave when the new interns walk in and one of them stops to talk to him, he realises she is Meredith Grey’s half sister; Lexie. At the same time Burke is telling Christina he can’t marry her and Season 3 comes to an end.

George Returns to Seattle Grace to Repeat his Internship

When Grey’s Anatomy returns in Season 4, George has decided to repeat his intern year, however he still has not figured out what to do about his marriage. He goes to the basement to find Meredith to warn her about Lexie, her half-sister; however he doesn’t get the words out because Izzie is firing questions at him about what he did while on vacation. Izzie’s constant pressure is not what George needs at the moment. At the end of the first episode George goes to Izzie and tells her he loves her too, but we all know the truth. Izzie and George are not a match made in heaven. George most likely only thinks he loves Izzie because it is possibly the only way he can rationale cheating on his wife. Whether George loves Callie or not, it is not in his nature to cheat on anyone.

Izzie Serious?

Izzie struggling with her guilt

When the others find out, it is obvious that Christina is upset with Izzie and given that Christina was left at the altar it is not surprising. Izzie tries to justify her actions, but Christina will not let her off the hook. Izzie argues that Meredith slept with a married man and Christina was okay with that. However we all know that Meredith did not know Derek was married and Izzie is grasping at straws. Some fans may think Christina was being mean and unreasonable, however it makes sense to me. You don't mess with someone who is married. George eventually tells Callie the truth and at first she tries to forgive him, however she finds this impossible and they go their separate ways. Things are tense with Callie and George, however it does not take long before they are talking again.

George and Izzie’s Chance at Love is Ruined

This changed George and Izzie’s friendship forever. George crashes at the hospital and stays away from Izzie for awhile out of respect for Callie. Eventually Izzie and George get together and when they try to consummate their relationship they are unable to make love like they did months before. No matter how hard they try, they cannot make the sex part of the relationship work and eventually they stop communicating. Eventually after trying to stay together they decide that it's just not their time. George eventually moves into an apartment and asks Lexie to be his room-mate.

Izzie and Georges’ so called once in the lifetime love affair fizzles out within a week. Pretty sad that a marriage had to be destroyed so George and Izzie could find this out. If Callie and Georges’ marriage was not to be, then it would have run its course and ended eventually. Most fans were upset by Izzie’s interference in George’s business and not many fans were happy with George and Izzie getting together. Alex Karev has always been the one that Izzie loved, and at the end of Season 5 Izzie married Alex.

Izzie’s Attitude Was Completely Out Of Character

George and Izzie were only ever meant to be best friends and Izzie’s non acceptance of George’s decision was totally out of character. Izzie is a happy, caring and giving person who is supposed to be catholic. At one stage she goes to confession; so why would a good catholic girl deliberately break up a marriage, which is what she did. Izzie may not see it this way, from her point of view her and George were in it together, however even George told her it had nothing to do with her. It was up to him to sort out his marriage with Callie. Izzie still did not get it; she kept on pushing. Obviously she did not ruin their marriage all by herself, Callie and George played their own parts in their marriage failing. Izzie's interference made her look like the bad guy in all of this and after this storyline happened, I never felt the same way about Izzie again. I think a lot of fans felt this way.

My Favorite Mistake Photo

Callie is not happy

Katherine Heigl was brilliant during the cancer storyline, and this helped her character immensely. However when she walked away from Alex the first time in Season 6; all that work came undone. In-fact many fans called it “life imitating art.” And this a result of what is being written in the tabloid press previously and more recently.

Recently TV Fanatic reported Katherine Heigl has asked the creators of Grey’s Anatomy to come back and reprise her role as Izzie Steven’s; so perhaps we will get a chance to see the Izzie of old.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Grey’s Anatomy Preview – Season 8 Premiere Preview

What To Expect on Feb 9, 2012

Season 8 of Grey’s Anatomy will premiere in Australia in about two weeks; beginning with a double episode titled Free Falling and She’s Gone.

Grey’s Anatomy returned to US screens in September 2011 picking up a week after the events of the Season 7 finale. When we last saw our favourite medics, the proverbial “you know what” was hitting the fan in most of the characters’ lives. So, without giving too much away, I will outline briefly what fans can expect when Grey’s returns in February 2012.

Meredith and Derek:

Meredith was suspended for tampering with the clinical trial and Derek was not speaking to her. Unbeknownst to Derek, Meredith was given temporary custody of Zola, the African orphan they had been trying to adopt over the last few episodes. Meredith was frantically trying to contact Derek to let him know about Zola, however he did not answer the phone. Meredith takes Zola home alone and Derek camps out at the new house in an attempt to have some space.

Mer and Zola    Derek and Daughter

Derek and Meredith with Zola

The repercussions of Meredith's deception are far from over. We return to Seattle Grace/Mercy West a week after the events of the Season 7 finale; Derek is still hiding out on his land; working on the house. He and Meredith appear to be sharing custody of Zola, and barely communicating. It's obvious that these two need to get their act together, however Derek is in his black and white frame of mind and McDreamy is being a McAss (to quote Meredith from Season 6 Episode 12). What is it with our Grey's couples and their inability to communicate? I really hope we are not going to see Derek's holier than though attitude for much longer. Derek needs to remember the post it vows and the fact that his wife does not see the world in black and white. Derek does have a right to be upset, but his anger is misplaced at the moment.

In the second part of the Season 8 premiere, there is a conversation between Derek and Owen that made me want to slap the guy and tell him to "wake up!" However he redeems himself a little in my eyes at the end of "She's Gone." when he defends Meredith. But it's also clear he blames her for everything that's happened.

Cristina and Owen

When Grey's wrapped in Season 7, Owen and Cristina were in an awful situation. Cristina discovering she was pregnant, Owen pressuring her to do what he wanted and Cristina deciding on her own to schedule an abortion. Owen reacted by kicking his wife out of their home. Cristina left and went to Meredith's house.

Hunt, O.  C-Yang Action

Cristina and Owen; facing an impossible dilemma

Having been thrown out by her husband, Cristina is living with Meredith and these two best friends are doing their best to help each other cope. Owen is not answering her calls or texts and is ignoring her at work. Cristina has not had the abortion and Owen does not know this. Things do not look good for these two. No matter what decision they come to, it is going to affect their relationship in some way.  Shonda Rhimes; Grey's creator, does not drag this decision out. Cristina and Owen decide what to do before the end of the episode. However, the emotional fallout could play out for most of the season. Beware Cristina and Owen fans, this couple are in for a bumpy ride and so far this story has been beautifully told.

Owen came full circle with his emotions in this episode and was able to see the other side of the story. That inspiration came from his patient who was feeling awful about a fight he'd had with his wife and a speech from Meredith. Despite the fact that they were able to communicate and make a decision in the end, it is my feeling that Cristina and Owen are in real trouble.

Alex Karev

Well this guy has been kicked in the teeth six ways to Sunday. As angry as I am with him for narking on Meredith, the one person who really cared about him, I get it. Alex can't catch a break. Lucy took his job, which happened due to a lack of communication. Meredith kicked him out of her house and rightly so. Alex acted out of fear, he really wanted the Chief Resident job and thought he was going to lose it to Meredith. Meredith was never a contender in the end; Hunt had already chosen Alex, but after his outburst he lost the job to April Kepner of all people.

Cristina vs. Alex

Cristina attacks Alex; what's that about?

So Alex is now homeless and living at the hospital, everyone hates him and he has Arizona telling him he is a pariah and to get his act together. He feels awful for turning on Meredith and it's obvious to everyone. Knowing that the Chief Resident job was his for the taking is bad enough, but his guilt over Meredith's situation is eating him alive.

April Kepner Winning Chief Resident

This is a joke. April is nothing like Bailey. But who else could it have been; seriously? Cristina was out, Jackson took himself out the running when he quit the diabetes trial, Meredith's dishonesty was exposed and Alex screwed himself out of the job.

April Front and Center

April's trying, but failing dismally

April Kepner has the organisational skills to be Chief resident, but her ability to get the other residents to listen to her is just not there, they basically ignore her. The girl needs a better storyline; and she needs to get laid. Fans in the US have said that she is doing well as Chief Resident, but I disagree. The other residents do not respect or see April as a leader and I doubt this will ever happen. She was unable to break up the fight between Cristina and Alex; Bailey had to step in.

An Angry Bailey, A Blissfully, Happy Teddy and Callie and Arizona are Finally Happy

Teddy returns with a happy positive attitude and tells Cristina she's done with drama, and puts her to work. This is strange given her attitude last season, but watch; it gets very interesting. Bailey is angry, so angry that we see her unable to speak or yell she is so angry. This is a side to Bailey we have never seen. After the fistula storyline last season, her character got pushed into the background a bit, so I'm hoping she will get a decent storyline this season. One clue I will give is her anger is directed at Meredith and this plays out for a while.

Callie and Arizona seem to be the only couple not affected by the events going on around them. All their scenes together were happy, no drama. And if you are a Lexie fan, well she didn't feature much in the first two episodes and she is not seen again until very briefly in episode five. This certainly didn't bother me, as I don't like her with Jackson. Their relationship is a lie, she loves Mark and should be with Mark and I'm not a Jackson fan. Perhaps he and April should get together, they are good friends after all. Jackson's arrogance annoys me, and he's boring.


After watching these episodes I felt quite excited about Season 8. It was an excellent premiere, mostly dramatic and serious, however there were a couple of really funny scenes, particularly between Alex and Christina. There was also sadness, I gotta admit I cried a couple of times. If these two episodes are a taste of what's to come, then we are in for a brilliant season of Grey's Anatomy; Shonda Rhimes hit the spot. As you are all probably aware I have seen almost half the season, and it's brilliant so far, I just hope the writers don't run out of steam and keep producing excellence all season.

And as for the photo below; the answer is yes, Alex and Meredith make up and he comes to her rescue in one of the final scenes, and it is one of the saddest scenes I have watched on Greys in a long time.

Alex and Meredith Photo

Highs: Alex and Cristina, specifically the scene in the OR.

Lows: Derek being a McAss

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