After several hemorrhaging episodes in a row, Grey’s Anatomy has been finally hooked up on “strong” IV fluids and started regaining consciousness. “Crazy Love” gave an entirely new meaning to the word ‘crazy’, but failed to infect us with the love in the air. Or perhaps, what was supposed to feel like love came across as aggressive, female dominance over the scarce number of males who were turned into mush and reduced to the level of spineless jellyfish. Lame lesbian jokes about manhood (some might even see Dr. Robbins as a man hater), more lame jokes on cheating and the cherry of the ice cream- Dr. Bailey’s vivid and creative imagination on how to commit the sweetest murder.
Maybe the episode was the show’s initial panicking and neurotic response after being revived from its collision with the hard ground. What’s more, through the patient of the week story, Grey’s Anatomy sends the message that even in an open relationship, the primal urges of the human beings can’t be tamed and some people are simply not cut out to be faithful, but at the same time they need the security of a tolerating partner. It’s not crazy the notion of being in an open relationship, but rather the fact the even the provided freedom is not enough and adultery will occur regardless of commitment or not. Talk about morals and a system of beliefs!
And here comes Callie Torres and her mostly nonexistent at times profound belief in ‘clicks’ and ‘love for more than one thing’. What the writers have been doing to this character and where they intend to take Callie Torres lacks consistency and clarity in her journey. They have been experimenting with her, trashing her against whatever available wall by making her annoying, whining, dismissive and bitter and then soft, worrying and caring person. At times this character comes across as someone, who suffers from multiple personality disorder and one starts questioning who the character really is and what happened to her. Callie Torres and her so called journey to happiness and self-awareness seem to go further down the rabbit hole as opposed to growth. Because like it or not, Callie Torres hasn’t been doing so far very convincing job that she has changed, that she has learned something. Or maybe the woman is trying to convince the viewers exactly the opposite; that there is not a single thing that she should change or readjust in her attitude and character. If that is really the case, then Callie and Arizona will be drifting further apart and the eventual occurrence of future reconciliation would seem forced and unrealistic. Because this would mean that Arizona Robbins has to bend once again, pieces of her character has to be cut off in order to fit Callie’s agenda. In order for Calzona to exist again, both characters should step on equal foot. Acceptance ain’t an easy task, like it’s not easy to try and walk in someone else’s shoes.
However, sometimes it’s not all about walking, but running and the ability to negotiate. Perhaps Dr. Edwards might have had a very successful career as a runner or even as a police officer. Last week Edwards managed finally to bring the laughter on Grey’s Anatomy while carrying and chasing after a man’s body parts. Makes you wonder what would have been if Dr. Ben Warren was the one assigned to the case instead of being scolded and punished for reasoning with two women fighting over a patient’s body for dominance.
Callie and Amelia’s disagreement over the patient’s course of treatment wasn’t the only clash of estrogens. Since Meredith Grey resolved her love life and there is no drama excitement anymore, she decided to butt in Amelia and Owen’s newly started relationship. However, Amelia is not this softy woman who would allow someone else to orchestrate her life. Certainly, the woman shouldn’t have explained herself to Meredith Grey but her words sounded like some dark foreshadowing of a horrible tragedy that might befall Meredith, especially after Derek’s no-show at the White House.
“Crazy Love” was not the usual cup of tea/ coffee, wine, tequila shot or whatever you prefer, but at least it induced some motion and entertainment after a few weeks of boring stillness and the lack of something eventful in the fictional hospital world. For the first time in Grey’s Anatomy history, the women and their power have been represented over the top, in a very aggressive and slightly bothering way at the expense of men, who for just one episode have been diminished to ground levels. Or maybe the love chemicals in their brains make them simply act stupid, while women felt this great surge of power and dominance.