Remember back when Grey’s Anatomy was a HAPPY show, one filled with hot cast members, snappy one-liners, and adorable on-call room hijinks? A show that was light on the medical mysteries but SUPER HEAVY on the sex? That was the Grey’s I loved . . . the one that made me squeal with delight, as I settled in front of the television, every Thursday night, for my weekly dosage of McDreamy goodness.
As the seasons progressed, however, I started to see less and less of that Grey’s. Eventually, I began to wonder whether I would ever see it again . . .
But just as I was about to write off the series as being past its prime, Grey’s goes and airs an episode like this one. It was a feel-good episode, one where doctors joked with and smiled at one another, and the patients you cared about actually survived. During “Perfect Little Accident,” our favorite Grey’s characters didn’t just get screwed, they got lucky. Everybody came out a winner last night, the fans included.
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, just thinking about it . . .
So, without further adieu, let’s let the happy healing begin, shall we?
Happy Vah-jay-jay Day!
At least at Seattle Grace, yesterday was a great day NOT to have a weiner . . .
“Hey! I resemble that remark!”
During “Perfect Little Accident,” it was the women who scored, both in the ER and in the bedroom. Throughout the hour, the members of the fairer sex uttered the funniest lines, doled out the best advice, and had the most fun. In short, “Perfect Little Accident” was just chock full of GIRL POWER!
Hey look! It’s Victoria Beckham and . . . those other girls who’s names I can’t remember.
Even the typically mopey Meredith and dour-faced Christina appeared positively perky and well-adjusted last night. Did I mention that the episode ended with a “Girls’ Night,” during which the entire female component of the cast bonded during a lighthearted game of softball? It doesn’t get much more women’s lib-ey than that!
But if I absolutely had to pick a winner for the “luckiest” female character from last night’s episode, Lexie Grey would have taken the prize. Ever since she ditched old fogey Sloan (we’ll get to him in a bit) and dyed her hair blond, Lexie has literally been getting lucky all over the place.
In the episode’s opening moments, Lexie is nude in bed, trying to decide on a seductive pose with which to greet her latest sexcapade partner, Alex the Uber Slut. This seems like a lot of wasted effort to me. After all, a rotten banana could probably seduce Alex without trying that hard . . .
“You’re asking me what my ‘type’ is? Do you have a pulse? Then, we are good to go. Wait . . . no pulse? I’d be willing to negotiate . . .”
(By the way, don’t get me wrong. I love Lexie’s glamorous new look. But don’t you think the makeup department is overdoing it just a bit with her? While the rest of the female doctors on the show sport natural, no-fuss, looks, that appear at home in an ER — lately, Sexy Lexie looks more like she’s ready to attend some snooty awards gala than change a colostomy bag . . .)
Back at the hospital, Meredith and Christina warn Lexie about getting too up-close and personal with Dr. McManWhore. “Emotionally, Alex is like me three years ago,” explains Meredith.
When Lexie assures the girls that she does not have romantic feelings for Alex, neither of them buy it. “Your heart lives in your vagina,” argues Christina (yes, they actually used the word VAGINA on ABC . . . like three times, actually – I was shocked!)
Unlike Nikki from HBO’s Big Love, Lexie has a Happy Vagina, and, likely, a Happy Uterus, as well . . .
Despite the girls’ taunts, Lexie proves herself true to her word. When Alex accuses her of becoming overly emotional, and blabbing about their sex life to her ex — Lexie really lets him have it. “If you can’t handle being used for sex, then, please, just tell me, so I can find a guy who can,” demands Lexie.
Well, that’s all it took. Alex was seduced . . . AGAIN. The pair found an on-call room in which to screw eachother’s brains out, mere seconds later.
Dr. Feel Good
Lexie may have been having the BEST no-frills sex last night, but her ex, Mark Sloan a.k.a Dr. McSteamy, was having the MOST. Within the episode’s hour, he was seen banging a pharmaceutical rep, a nurse, and the daughter of a patient who came in for leg surgery, but ended up getting her hearing fixed by the God of Plastic Surgery, himself (I’m still not quite sure how the latter medical miracle happened, but, as a plot device, I guess it worked).
And yet, despite all the Luuuve, Sloan was the one person in this episode who wasn’t particularly happy. If Lexie’s heart is in her vagina, Sloan’s brain is in his penis. Despite the fact that McSteamy was “spreading his seed” all over the damn place, he still didn’t want his ex Lexie doing the same thing (well, not spreading her seed exactly, because she’s a girl, but . . . oh, never mind!). So Sloan did what all “Real Men” do in situations like this, he whined like a bitch.
“Who you calling a bitch?”
When Sloan wasn’t getting it on with some floozy during this episode, he was callously and immaturely berating fellow male slut, Alex, kicking him out of surgeries, and generally peeing all over him. At the end of the episode, Sloan confronted Alex and sort of apologized for his misbehavior. And, yet, doing so didn’t make him look like any less of a WEINERHEAD.
“OK. Now you’re just making me mad!”
Three’s a Crowd . . . Pleaser
“So, this is what smiling feels like? I like it . . .”
You know who wasn’t a weinerhead at all during this episode? Christina Yang! My girl, Christina, was just filled with mature and well-adjusted awesomeness last night. It all started when she encouraged her boyfriend, Owen, to become friends with Dr. Teddy, even though the latter is obviously still in love with the former. Owen, clearly tired of the awkwardness between him and his former best friend, gratefully complied with Christina’s request, by inviting Teddy over for dinner with Christina and him.
It would appear that the threesome is heading down the road to a healthy and happy friendship, except for the fact that Christina appears to be a bit enamored with Teddy, as well. “I’m in love with Teddy,” Christina admitted to Meredith, in what was an unusually candid moment between the pair. “I can’t help it, my heart is in my scalpel.”
Christina’s realization came after her and Teddy saved the life of a young lung cancer patient, who was seemingly a lost cause, by performing a highly experimental ex vivo lung transplant on him. The process involved taking the damaged lungs of a recently deceased patient and repairing those lungs during the bypass surgery. When it comes to Christina Yang, nothing is more seductive than a complex and high profile surgery. The thrill she experienced as a result of her victory more than made up for the faux pas she committed when misdiagnosing medical legend, Dr. Harper Avery . . .
We Don’t Know Jackie . . .
. . . but we wish we did!
. . . and we fear we may never get the chance!
Christina wasn’t the only doctor who got a bit tongue-tied when Dr. Avery, a surgeon so famous they named an award after him, arrived at the hospital, as a patient. Most of the staff at Seattle Grace appeared to be just a bit starstruck by this brilliant, if slightly pompous and ornery, man. (The role was handled with aplomb by the inimitable Chelcie Ross, who you may remember as the successful, but slightly pompous and ornery, Conrad Hilton on Mad Men).
“I thought your grandchild’s name was Paris?”
Unlike the rest of the staff, Jackson Avery (a.k.a Pretty Boy, a.k.a. the Hotness Monster, a.k.a the only Mercy Wester I can actually stomach) was far from starstruck by the legend’s arrival. Instead, he was annoyed and uncomfortable. After all, Dr. Harper Avery is none other than Jackson’s grandfather. And Jackson would like nothing more than to live outside of his Pop Pop’s admittedly large shadow. To further complicate matters, Dr. Avery (1) needed surgery; (2) wished for it to be performed on him while he was still awake; (3) and wanted the newly sober Dr. Webber to perform the procedure during his first non-Chief day back on the job.
Nu-Chief Shepherd was adamantly against the idea, but Webber seemed determined to go through with it. Off they rushed to the Operating Room, with Jackson and Meredith Grey (herself no stranger to having to live up to the medical legacy of a famous, but obnoxious relative) both providing assistance. Apparently, Avery is just as big of a pain in the ass on the operating table as off it. The dude just WOULD NOT shut up!
More like a sports caster than a patient, Avery felt the need to detail the play-by-play of his surgery to the doctors performing it. Knowing that Meredith was Ellis Grey’s daughter, he interrogated her regarding whether she would accept a prestigious medical internship from her now-deceased mother, an option Jackson turned down, when it was offered to him by his grandfather. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Dr. Avery went as far as to critique the type of tools Webber was using to perform the surgery.
Although the initial surgery appeared to go off without a hitch, Dr. Avery experienced some adverse reactions during recovery. Webber, fearing that he had botched surgery on a legend, offered to step back from the case, before Avery went under the knife a second time. However, Nu-Chief Shepherd wouldn’t have it. Believing that regaining confidence in his surgical abilities would help ensure Webber’s continued sobriety, Shepherd urged Webber to get back on the proverbial horse, and complete the surgery himself.
Ultimately, the doctors learned that Dr. Avery’s post-surgical complications were the result of his being allergic to the surgical tools that he, himself, had demanded that Dr. Webber use. Thus, it was Dr. Avery who effectively botched his own surgery, not Webber. Fortunately, the second surgery was a successful one. After it, Meredith confrontedJackson, urging him to make peace with his grandfather, study with him, and learn from him, all things that Meredith never got the chance to do with her mother . . .
NOOOOOO! Don’t leave me Doctor Hotness! Let Grandpa Avery take your annoying and sniveling Mercy West friends instead . . .
Here’s my issue with Meredith’s “sage advice.” A couple of reliable entertainment sources have informed me that TWO former Mercy West doctors will be leaving the show ASAP. Since Sarah Drew’s character, April, JUST returned a couple of weeks ago, the actress will likely stick around for at least a little while longer. That leaves three other possibilities for the imminent departures:
. . . this girl . . .
. . . this guy AND
Two will go, but only ONE will stay. Who will it be?
It’s probably no secret, by now, which one I want to keep around. And yet, Dr. Hotness can’t very well be hanging around Seattle Grace while “learning” and “training” under Grandpa Conrad Hilton Harper Avery, now can he?
Here’s hoping that this article is correct, which would mean that I am worrying myself over nothing. Because, if things don’t go my way, I might just feel the need to send Shondra Rhimes the fashion accessory shown below:Any questions?
Well, that was our show! What did you think? Are you a fan of the Christina, Owen and Teddy threesome? Do you like Lexie’s new super-coiffed Surgical Barbie look? Are you as freaked out by the prospect of a Dr. Hotness departure as I am?
3 responses to “Happy-Get-Lucky: A Recap of Grey’s Anatomy’s “Perfect Little Accident””
Yes! Yes! and Yes! Shondra is REALLY pissing me off. First I hear she’s blowing the GASMAN off the show and out of a possible enjoyable relationship for Bailey…and the rest of us to spin him off to another show. Now taking beautiful Dr BlueEyes away from us too? How many Dr. Shows can you do Shondra? Why not spin McSteamy into a new show…one that follows the life of McSteamy after pregnant Sloan leaves him…. call it “Doctors Without Daughters!” You’re right KJewls…it was fun seeing the women having a good time…smiling…and enjoying life for a change. But, I doubt it would be fun to watch Grey’s with ONLY women having a good time and smiling. They’d have to change the name to Gay’s Anatomy where everyone has a happy vagina! I enjoyed this episode with everything ending upbeat…but take out the hot men and “I’m outta here!” Thanks for the recap!
LOL! Gay’s Anatomy, indeed. I think I saw that show on the LOGO channel once . . .
Based on that MSNBC article I linked to in this blog, it looks as though it will be Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Prissy Pixie leaving the show, instead of Dr. Hotness. However, Meredith’s comment and Jackson’s subsequent reunion with Grandpa worried me a bit . . .
Here’s hoping that Shondra listens to her fans, and never has to wear the Poopy Head name tag I made for her . . .
Thanks KJewls…I can sleep tonite. I could easily do without the “other” Mercy West characters but not Dr Hotness. I, too, worried when Meredith gave him what I considered the worst advice ever…learn from him. Easy for her to say when she never had the chance to be brow beaten by her mother “supersurgeon”. A smart Dr can learn from anyone, anywhere! Let Dr. Hotness stay with us…I’d like to teach him a thing or two…lol. Just keep that “POOPY HEAD” name tag around in case Shondra disappoints us!