No Meredith narrating tonight! w00t!!
Callie's pity party didn't interest me. Neither did George's attempts to throw himself into work to forget about his best friend being inches away from death (too much like the writers have been ignoring him all season to all of a sudden realize, hey, we forgot about George! Let's give him a storyline, but what wouldn't seem awkward after more than half a season of nothing?).
What did interest me...
The old woman who refused to die. Proof that doctors do not always know everything. And that even when you expect death, the emotion of the loss when it happens will still knock the breath out of you and push you to your knees in heartache.
Bailey. Have I mentioned how much I love her? She leans, pushes and forces them to do better. To become better. Even Izzie who is lying in a hospital bed about to have the first of many surgeries, she insists that she continue her education.
Derek's proposal in the elevator with the files and X-rays of the cases he and Meredith worked together. I'm not a big fan of Der-Mer (mostly because I'm not a fan of Meredith), but that proposal was perfect for the two of them. When he started putting roses in their room a few weeks ago to propose, it didn't feel right. It really made me wonder if he knows her at all. But this, tonight, couldn't have been more perfect.
Alex. How can you not love a man who cries as the love of his life lies in a bed after surgery? Naturally, he's in pain. And he doesn't know what to do. This was the guy who couldn't even handle a semi-relationship the first time around. And now he's donating sperm so they can have babies. He's crawling into bed with her. And loving her so very fiercely that tears roll down his face when he sees her lying there vulnerable and dying.
And cannot forget...
Cristina and Owen. I don't know how the writers did it. But they've taken two of the most intense, hardcore characters and put them in the sweetest love story I may have ever seen on TV. Sigh. You know it's not over for the two of them.