Grey’s Anatomy’s tenth episode took us a week later after Callie’s lawsuit fiasco. Even though the medicine has been pushed once again on the backseat, the writers kept dwelling in the doctors’ personal lives, moved the storylines further before the mid- season finale and probably dropped hints here and there where the second half of the season might take the doctors. The episode offered quite an interesting story between a patient, her ex- husband and her lover, toothpaste inspirations, doctors having behaviours, slowly burning bridges in the friendship department, marriages being just marriages- messy, complicated, exhausting and frustrating. All this was infused with random talks about Thanksgiving plans and some dirty yah-yah propositions.
During the week, Dr. Robbins checked not only out of the hotel, but also out of her brief involvement with the resident Leah Murphy. She traded in the comfortable hotel bed for the not so comfortable coach at home so that she and her wife could work out their marriage.
At the hospital things got slightly tensed up, not for Callie and Arizona, but for Leah who had her last ride on the Calzona roller coaster. The young resident started experiencing her first symptoms of a broken heart and anxiety when a tiny human was brought in to the hospital and she had no other choice but to work alongside with Callie and Arizona. Clearly, Murphy had her own expectations for her and Arizona however Dr. Robbins put them through the shredder and softly killed Leah’s hopes and dreams with honesty “You don’t wanna be the person who says I’ll wait for you in case things don’t work out with your wife”. Dr. Robbins showed clear signs of determination to work hard and fix her marriage.
What’s more, Arizona’s honesty didn’t stop just there. Like a good man in a storm, she bravely faced Callie and revealed her involvement with another person. Apparently, the air in these x-ray rooms is charged with something and they are becoming quite emblematic for Callie and Arizona (Remember the deleted scene back in season 8 when Arizona shared her childhood memories with Callie about Nick and of course the beautiful x- ray scene from season 9 episode 18). Because like the films on the x- ray boards where one can see things that otherwise are invisible, the same way Callie and Arizona are able to open up to each, to lower the guard, be themselves and express their feelings in a calm and loving way, even to be able to talk to each other with understanding. So, in this slightly dim x- ray room, we witnessed the first embrace, infused with the exchange of ‘I missed you so much’, between Callie and Arizona after months of fighting and ignoring each other.
Later in the OR things got a little bit out of control for Leah, who freaked out while trying to perform an external fixation on the patient. Her freaking out led to the slightly funny realisation on Callie’s side that actually Leah was the one who wore the badge of 10+ times. After the surgery Dr. Robbins reminded Leah once again of the importance of her marriage and put her foot down by telling Callie that she couldn’t be her whipping boy forever and demanded to have her place back in the master bedroom.
Finally, Callie and Arizona stepped together on the same road. What’s left for us, is to see where this gorgeous couple is going to take us from now on.
Meanwhile in the hospital:
The fire between the twisted sisters kept spreading further;
Dr. Bailey was progressively going mental;
Dr. Webber delayed his recovery after breaking a rib;
Crazy April switched to bridezilla mode though clearly she and Avery are not over each other;
Derek found again inspiration in an unusual place for his project;
Owen and his girlfriend seemed to get on well;
“Kudos” to the interns for being the best props ever;