Monday, October 6, 2008
Is anybody else concerned about the potential shark-jumpage of this episode?
I was disappointed by the premiere, but I’m letting it go. I’m blaming it on the fact that it was two hours. My attention span just isn’t that long. (But Caroline, you watched all three hours of “There’s No Place Like Home” and didn’t complain once!)
I’m ready to get back into Grey’s, but this episode has me on edge. A big flood at the hospital? Seriously?
It’s not that Grey’s hasn’t pulled off BIG CATASTROPHE episodes before. The problem is that they have. The commercial made this flood seem like a big catastrophe—Water on the patient! Wading through the hallways!—when it actually seems like a pretty boring day when compared to Bomb in a Body Cavity ca. season two or Ferry Boat Disaster ca. season three. That promo has BIG CATASTROPHE while the plot pretty much insinuates MINOR INCONVENIENCE.
And seriously—it’s episode two. God, I hope we don’t need to be getting into big catastrophes yet. It’s not even sweeps.
Although I’m going to give Grey’s the benefit of the doubt, it’s sort of seeming like Ms. Rhimes is off her game a little. She’s certainly not making any fandom friends lately, what with her comments in USA Today: “‘For good’ doesn't necessarily go past this season, Rhimes says. ‘But they're definitely together for good for now. I'm with them. They believe they are together for good. I believe they are together for good.’”
What the hell does “for good for now” mean? That’s a blatant oxymoron, and while I’m writing it off as Shonda playing little mind games, if Derek and Meredith break up again between now and the series finale, I’m out.