Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Takeaways from GREY’S ANATOMY Episode “Party Pooper”


The Nazi’s back! This week Grey Sloan Memorial welcomed a new chief, Chief Miranda Bailey! Under Bailey’s rein the team at GSM really needed to work together on a huge case brought on by Bailey. Everyone is still adjusting to the new leadership so things were a bit rocky at first but by the end of the episode it seems as though everyone is starting to catch their breath and things are starting to look up.

Here are the top 5 moments from last nights’ Episode:

April is Quarantined Because of a Rash She Got Overseas:
“I have on paper panties!” was arguably the best line Kepner has ever screamed on the show! Throughout this episode Kepner tried to save her marriage with Jackson, even if she couldn’t leave her room due to her rash. She paged him 911 and had a screaming fight with him but it seems that things aren’t really working for this couple. Next week looks like it has a lot more fighting between the two, hopefully they can work things out.

Amelia and Owen in the Elevator:
What is it with Shepherd’s and elevators? Finally, Owen and Amelia seem to have sort of figured out what it is they are doing. I think a lot of the GREY’S fans agree when I say they are no Yang and Owen, but they sure as hell make a cute couple. Team Amowen? What’s their couple name anyway?

Meredith is the new Chief of General Surgery:
“I deserve more!” Yeah you do, Meredith! After Bailey dumped her whole case load on Meredith and then blew her off when she tried to update her on her patients Bailey apologized. Explaining to Mer that she is “The calm in the chaos.” Chaos does seem to always follow Meredith. Anyway, this is fantastic, Meredith has been killing the general surgery game lately and this is definitely a great first move as Chief for Bailey.

Bailey is the new chief and makes all of the attending’s work together and try to help a seven-foot-tall patient:
The patient works with a team that is trying to bring education to young girls in countries where it is not offered and can’t afford to miss work, therefore does not want to stay for surgery. She inevitably has to have the surgery, after collapsing on Jo and the team of doctors gets rid of her tumor.

Callie met someone and Arizona is sort of okay about it:
“Its like we share the same brain.” Callie said about her new partner, but will we meet this Callie brain sharing mystery woman anytime soon? Arizona hasn’t seemed to move on, she tried to show Callie that she was fine with her dating but in the process made herself jealous.

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Takeaways from GREY’S ANATOMY Season 12 Premiere “Sledgehammer”

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Our favorite hot doctors are back and boy are we in store for a crazy season! A lot has changed since we last saw Grey Sloan Memorial, and it’s not just the fact that Derek (Patrick Dempsey) is no longer around. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is a new person, she is stronger than ever before, operating more, and is being the Meredith Grey we all knew she could be. April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) are not on good terms, and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is Chief.

Here are the top 5 moments from last nights’ season opener:

Maggie (Kelly McCreary) punched a patient’s mom in the fact.
One of the main storyline’s we saw in last night’s episode dealt with bullying. Two young girls who were in love were the subject of bullying, from their peers as well as one of the teens parents. The two girls stepped in front of a train and suffered intense injuries. Callie, (Sara Ramirez) Karev, (Justin Chambers) and Maggie discussed bullying during the surgery to save one of the children and each shared their own experiences. Pierce explained how she had a lisp and was called “Maggot Pierf.” Callie expressed how she had to toughen up and fight back from an early age, and contrary to what everyone thought Alex talked about how he was overweight and bullied for most of his life.

What people are saying behind Arizona’s (Jessica Capshaw) back and why she can’t find a roommate.
Throughout this whole episode Arizona tried to figure out why no one was taking any of her flyer, or showing any interest in renting her apartment and being her roommate.

Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) explains to Arizona that the reason no one wants to live with her is because “they say you have two legs and you say you have one for the parking spot.” At the end of the episode we see one of the interns take Arizona up on her offer for the apartment.

Owen asks Amelia out.
After a few solid episodes of the “will they won’t they” it seems as though they “will.” That is if Maggie doesn’t interrupt them!

Jackson and April are not staying together.
We didn’t see them together much this episode, only for a few minute towards the end but that was all we needed to know how things are currently between the two of them. Jackson wanted to sleep at the hospital, telling April she could sleep at the house. The two have a lot to discuss and I think their relationship is going to be one that we see unravel over the course of this season.

Miranda is the new Chief.
After following Webber (James Pickens Jr.) on a tour for a possible new Chief of Grey Sloan Memorial the board announced that Miranda would be the hospitals new chief. Which, to anyone that has followed this show for a long time knows, this is way overdue.

Sister Act: Kelly McCreary Previews Tonight’s GREY’S ANATOMY Season 12 Premiere

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What a season Maggie Pierce has had. From finding out she’s the sister of the brilliant, gifted, Mayor of dark and twisty land Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), to dealing with her adorable parent’s divorce, Pierce hasn’t had it easy. Now with new roommates, a killer job, and a newborn niece thing’s are looking up for Pierce. This could be her year to find love, punch someone in the face, and make history at Grey Sloan Memorial.
I caught up with her passionate portrayer Kelly McCreary to get the scoop on Maggie’s dating life, that intense punch in the promos, and what we can look forward to in tonight’s return.  
We ended last season on a really sweet note with Meredith, Maggie, and Amelia.  How will we see those sisters come together and be there for each other this season?
Kelly McCreary: Well we come together quite literally by living together in Ellis’s (Kate Burton) house which is now known as the sister house. There is that very interesting dynamic, three women who obviously moved in together because they need each other’s support as this coupled together family. They each have very strong personalities so we’re going to see those personalities being supportive of each other, clashing against each other, and learning how to compromise and how to care for each.
We saw Maggie attempt dating last season, will she try again this season?
I can tell you that Maggie definitely tries dating again this season. Something happens that makes her become very concerned about some of the choices that she is making in her life in general, but particularly about her dating life. Let’s just say she gets pretty aggressive about dating.
We left off with things a bit rocky between April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) can you tease anything about what we will see with their relationship this season?
April and Jackson’s relationship is beloved by the fans, it’s several seasons old they have a long relationship, they’re married.  It’s obviously a complicated situation that they are in. Jackson has sort of given her this ultimatum. I think we are going to be able to see how complicated it’s going to get for them to negotiate this new aspect of their relationship where they don’t really know where they are in each other’s life.
Aside from Maggie, which storyline are you most excited to watch unravel this season?
I’m really excited about Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia, (Caterina Scorsone) that also is a very complicated relationship of two people who care very much about each other but can’t find a way to come together. I’m really excited to see how that plays out. I love both of those characters so much and I’m not necessarily rooting for them to be together or apart, but I’m rooting for them to have a transformative experience with that relationship.
In the promo for the new season we saw Maggie punching someone. What can you tell us about that?
That comes as big of a surprise to Maggie as it does to the audience.  It comes from, probably where most violence comes from, from her fight or flight mechanism. There is a mess that Maggie has gotten herself into and I think the course of it is from a really interesting place that a lot of people really do relate to. Violence is never the answer (laughs).
What can we look forward to in tonight’s premiere?
There is a storyline about bullying and we are going to hear a really tough conversation between Callie, (Sara Ramirez) Maggie, and Karev. (Justin Chamber) It deals with the subject which I think we talk about a lot in our culture these days.  I think it’s a really great window into these characters’ personal lives. It’s a story that’s incredibly powerful
What shows are you loving right now on TV?
I am really looking forward to the return of JANE THE VIRGIN and I’m really loving YOU’RE THE WORST, that is one of my very favorite shows.  I’m loving HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, of course and I’m also really excited about NEW GIRL.
You can watch Kelly in the season premiere of GREY’S ANATOMY tonight at 8:00 on ABC.

Our Top 5 TV Characters in Desperate Need of a Little (or a Lotta) Love


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, meaning it’s the time for love. When I think of love, I don’t always immediately think of our favorite couples. Sometimes I think of our favorite characters who may not have love in their lives but damnit, deserve it. So without further ado, here is our top 5 list of television characters that need love in their lives!

Klaus, The Originals
I completely get that The Originals is different then The Vampire Diaries and it’s not all about the romantic relationships of the main characters. It just seems like Klaus thinks he doesn’t deserve love or that feeling love will make him weak. This makes me want to give him a big hug and say that everyone (even a murderer like him) deserves love. Plus, how much longer can the writers ignore the fact that Cami and Klaus have so much chemistry that it oozes out of every viewers’ TV. Klaus protects Cami at every turn so why do all that if he’s not going to get the payoff of some loving..? [Read more...]

GREY’S ANATOMY Redux: Our Top 5 Moments From “Could We Start Again, Please?”


Season 11 | Episode 7 | “Could We Start Again, Please?” | Aired Nov 13, 2014

With the mid-season finale fast approaching this are starting to get heated at Grey Sloan Memorial. On this week’s episode Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) really had to prove herself and try her best not to crack under pressure, all while she was worried about Dr. Herman’s (Geena Davis) deadly brain tumor and her crumbling marriage. Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) made great progress with their relationship and like always, Derek acted selfishly. (At least he redeemed himself at the end of the episode) Here are the top five things you need to know about this week’s episode of GREY’S ANATOMY. [Read more...]

GREY’S ANATOMY Recap: “Don’t Let’s Start”


Season 11 | Episode 6 | “Don’t Let’s Start” | Aired Nov 6, 2014

Oh, how I’ve missed you GREY’S, how I’ve missed you.   After a week of absence this week’s episode was a biggie.   For starters, April’s (Sarah Drew) mom was in town and went shopping with Jackson (Jesse Williams) for the baby’s nursery.  April got into a fight with her mom about controlling everything about the baby and Jackson took over and ran the errands with her mom, and surprisingly enjoyed it.
Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) is now living at the hospital since her split from Callie. (Sarah Ramirez) She worked with Dr. Herman (Geena Davis) on a surgery and she terrorized Arizona the entire time.  She made her nervous and confused, later explaining to her that the reason she is so hard on her is because she has an inoperable brain tumor and has six months to live.  She is so hard on her because she wants Arizona to be her when she’s gone.  [Read more...]

GREY’S ANATOMY Redux: “Calzona” Could Be No More and That’s OK!


There’s no Grey’s Anatomy this week but there’s still things to discuss from last week so let’s talk.

Last Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy saw what could be the end of Callie and Arizona and I’m here to tell you that this is a good thing. Ok, ok … before you all start to riot, let me explain myself. I want to start this off by saying that I’m a Callie and Arizona fan and thought they were definitely going to be endgame when they first got together. But this couple has been through a lot and now, I’m not so sure they are endgame or that I want them to be.

There are so many times when the Calzona relationship has taken a hit that’s hard to decide whien was the moment that we all should have known that it was over. Was it when they broke up because Arizona didn’t want kids? Or was it, when they broke up because Arizona was going to Africa and Callie didn’t really want to go? It could also be when Arizona returned and Callie had slept with Mark and was knocked up with his child. Maybe, it was Arizona cheating on Callie…? I honestly don’t know because it could have been any of those or maybe one that I didn’t even mention. [Read more...]

GREY’S ANATOMY Recap: “Bend and Break”


CALZONA!!! This episode was all about Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) working out their issues and attending couples therapy. They were ordered to spend thirty days apart. (Living under the same house but unable to acknowledge the other person) In the beginning of the episode Callie was all for the therapy sessions and was willing to do anything to save her marriage, while Arizona wasn’t as enthusiastic.

During the thirty days apart Callie reached out to Arizona and they had to restart the process over again. During their time apart Arizona found comfort in April (Sarah Drew) having her over for dinner and to help her practice for an upcoming surgery, while Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Callie got drunk and sort of split a burger. [Read more...]