Another Thursday night, Grey’s Anatomy has been stubbornly stuck in Boredomland and didn’t offer much to the dedicated fans. For a few episodes now, the famous TV show has been going down the drain. It seems like someone has tampered with the show’s magical formula and the audience have to endure a filler episode after filler episode. With not many episodes left before the medical drama goes on a long summer hiatus, all this less engaging and less entertaining episodes may simply be to what we refer as the calm before the storm.
“When I Grow Up” was a unsuccessful attempt to tell a story, revolving around patients and their medical drama. The school trip and the injured police officers storylines were so disjoined that they made the episode look like a rushed patchwork and Edwards and Jo filling in the gaps with comic relief that wasn’t so comic.
The doctors of Grey- Sloan Memorial, on the other hand, have become so absorbed in attending to their adult lives that they looked rather ridiculous and out of place when attempted to be funny and interesting to the small group of pupils.
And then there is the dark and twisty heroine Meredith Grey, who now has become a role model, an inspiration for a little girl. A heroine who believes she has a perfect life, almost like a fairy tale. Ignorance is bliss. Thanks to Derek and his little lie, Meredith Grey is now living the so-called dream of her life. We are even led to believe that the arrogant, egomaniacal Derek Shepherd has changed, wants to lead a simple life and play a second fiddle. Maybe Derek has grown; maybe we should cut him some slack. But that’s a big ‘maybe’, because characters on Grey’s Anatomy tend to take one step forward, two steps backward.
Somewhere between the school trip and the bloody scenes, Callie Torres scored an almost date. Romance may be in the air between her and this police officer Pruitt. We were left with nothing definitive but only with some kind of plan and an open door for new love interest for Callie Torres.
However, even in the dullest episode one can find something worthy. The two cops, who mostly played unconscious and dead, restored our belief in humanity, good and honourable deeds. Perhaps, while we all are growing up, we should try to become more like these two police officers and less like Derek Shepherd.