The 2014 fall season has been filled with quality television and has premiered and revamped some of the best shows of the last couple of years. Here are 5 shows I’m thankful for. [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Those who watched the GREY’S ANATOMY spin-off PRIVATE PRACTICE will agree with me when I argue that Amelia Shepherd is one of the most important characters on television right now. Her presence is crucial not only on GREY’S ANATOMY but on television in general.
Caterina Scorsone approaches the role with grit and enough angst to make the teens on MY SO-CALLED LIFE seem enthusiastic. Amelia’s tough and closed off, but she’s also exceedingly warm and overbearingly compassionate. She loves ferociously and is such a magnificent surgeon.
We’ve seen Caterina rise time after time above her addictions. Any other show would have killed her off already or would have made her stay clean. Amelia has relapsed and cleaned herself up numerous times, but she won’t give up on herself and neither will her audience.
Most shows on network television have failed to accurately represent the constant struggle that recovering alcoholics and drug addicts go through day by day. Shonda (Rhimes) never held anything back with Amelia, what you saw was what you got, that’s one example why Rhimes’ characters are so necessary in today’s media.
This season she is shaking things up at Grey Sloan Memorial as a new addition to the neuro department and slowly becoming the surgeon to beat, giving even her brother a run for his money. I spoke with the gifted actress about Amelia’s relationships, Callie and Arizona, and what we can look forward to on tonight’s episode. [Read more...]
“The carousel never stops turning” and neither do the twists on this season of GREY’S ANATOMY!
The fourth episode of the season opened with a video of Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) giving a speech. True to Ellis style, she was bragging about herself and how she wants to thank all of the men in her life.
Alex found out that the decision for the open seat on the board went to Bailey and that it was unanimous. He then spoke with Arizona and she told him it was because Bailey is better qualified for the job. (which she is) [Read more...]
Unveiling a new character is never easy, the audience seldom welcomes them with open arms, especially a character that will shake up a show’s dynamic. People tend to side with the protagonist, even if the protagonist in this case is being outrageously stubborn by not loving their extraordinarily talented, new half sister. Surprisingly though, people did the opposite on the Shonda Rhimes juggernaut, GREY’S ANATOMY, people loved her.
Rhimes has this vagrant way of unleashing new characters on her audience at the drop of a hat. If it were any other producer on any other show this wouldn’t work, but because she is the best at what she does it did more than just work, it soared.
At the very end of last season’s finale we were introduced to Ellis (Kate Burton) and Richard’s (James Pickens Jr.) dark and twisty secret, that the two of them had had a child many, many years ago. We learned early on this season that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) had no knowledge of her half sister, or that Richard was the father. When it became known that Dr. Margaret Pierce was indeed the daughter of Ellis Grey and Richard Webber, Meredith refused the idea of it and projected all of her hate and frustrations out on Maggie. Meredith looked to Alex (Justin Chambers) and tequila for validation in her attempts to deny Maggie’s relation but the facts lined up and proved Maggie was indeed her half sister.
Not since Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) has a Grey Sloan Memorial hire made such an impact. Maggie is an exceptional surgeon and an irreproachable addition to the team. With Cristina’s (Sandra Oh) absence Maggie’s presence couldn’t have come at a better time.
Kelly McCreary ferociously attacks the role of Dr. Pierce and is nothing short of mesmerizing. Her likable and charming nature is addictive and something the show had been missing for quite some time.
I had the pleasure of speaking with the exceptionally gifted actress about her new role as Dr. Maggie Pierce, the strong, brilliant, and lovable secret daughter of Ellis Grey and Richard Webber. We spoke about her characters relationship with Meredith, her initial reaction to finding out about her characters legendary parents, and what we can look forward to on tonight’s episode. [Read more...]
This season is focusing a lot on Dr. Pierce, (Kelly McCreary) and for good reason. If Shonda (Rhimes) and the writers just threw her into the show and announced she was Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) half sister, people would hate her. Dr. Pierce is likable, and such a great addition to the show. It will definitely take some time for Meredith to warm up to her, but it seems Dr. Webber (James Pickens Jir) already has.
When Jo (Camilla Luddington) snapped, “She stole my Alex!” to Dr. Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) about Meredith all I wanted to tell her was ease up, would ya? Mer is going through Cristina (Sandra Oh) withdrawal, she just found out she has a new sister, (surprisingly not the first time for Meredith. Or even the second for that matter.) and now she has to deal with Derek being his usual childish self. She’s got a lot going on at the moment, and if she wants to get drunk with Alex (Justin Chambers) and protest, “I’m the sun, I’m the sun, and he can go suck it.” Then so be it. [Read more...]
What’s that? Is that Dr. Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) doing the opening voiceover? It is!
This episode was all about Dr. Pierce*, and I must say it was a nice change of pace. McCreary was really great on Emily Owens M.D. and didn’t get the praise she deserved due to its short-lived run.
We saw a lot of similarities between her and Dr. Webber (James Pickens Jr.) like how they both do crosswords and how they both get a long great with Dr. Bailey. (Chandra Wilson)
During this episode Pierce managed to mess up everything she possibly could. Ruining Karev’s (Justin Chambers) job at the private practice, (even though we all knew he was going to leave) forgetting Wilson’s (Camilla Luddington) name, and completely pissing off Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)…..again.
Not all was bad for Dr. Pierce during this episode though; she was serenaded by a man in an outrageous costume paid for by her parents, she also found the cause of the McNeils cardio issues, ending Dr. Yang’s (Sandra Oh) case.
Her feud with Meredith continued throughout the episode. Ending with a confession from Pierce about her birth mother. Meredith didn’t take the news well; in fact she fires back at Pierce and thinks she is lying.
Next week we will hopefully learn more about Pierce’s adopted family (Please let us meet her family, Shonda) and hopefully Meredith will ease up on her and at least try to get to know her.
* Author’s Note: Can we all agree that Dr.Pierce is pretty awesome. Kelly McCreary is fantastic and I truly see her having a great future on the show and a lot of great storylines in the future.