This week on Grey’s Anatomy, the episode starts out somberly with a voice over from the grave, Denny. Watch out Mary Alice, you aren’t the only dead person who can narrate an episode! Denny informs us that he believes in heaven, as the camera subtly watches Izzie. He also tells us he believes in hell, as we watch prisoner Dunn bang his skull into oblivion in hopes of killing himself. Denny let’s us know that he hasn’t seen either place, but that doesn’t make him question their existence. I appreciate faith in heaven and hell, but if I was living in purgatory, I’d start having my doubts.
Its Denny’s Anatomy tonight bitches.
Throughout Denny’s monologue we’re treated to “shits about to happen” music as Dunn finally succeeds in his head banging mission. Sadie finds Grey at the nurse’s station, fully aware of Dunn’s state, and fully ignoring it. When alerted that Dunn is seizing, Sadie asks Grey if she’s ready to charge in there to save him, and Grey seriously tells Sadie to go find something else to do. Dunn continues to seize as blood pours from his head and the screen goes crimson into the Grey’s Anatomy intro. It’s pretty dark, even for Greys!
At the frat house, Izzie rolls over in bed to see Denny still hanging around her bedroom. She reminds him that they broke up, and he is still dead, so go find someone else to haunt. Denny sadly says he’s there for her, and Izzie’s like, dude, it’s not me, it’s you, if you had shit I could throw out the window I would, but you are dead, so beat it! Denny then begins to repeat “I’m here for you,” rightfully pissing Izzie off. If I were Izzie, I would just go bang Alex every time Denny showed up, that’d get rid of him.
At the hospital, Jackson is starting to circle the drain. The good news is he’s at the top of the transplant list, the bad news is, it might not matter. Bailey gets a page from Grey, and joins her in prisoner Dunn’s room. Bailey looks at Dunn’s bandaged and bloody skull and asks Grey, WTF? Why are you paging me, page Shepherd! Grey introduces Bailey to Jackson’s organ match, and she and Dunn tell Bailey not to page Shepherd. Dunn is ready to die and they don’t want Shepherd putting on his savior cape and fixing everything again.
Outside Dunn’s room, Bailey and Grey argue the situation. Bailey reminds Grey that at all times you need to do what is best for your patient, and by not paging Derek, she isn’t doing what is best for her patient. It’s a pretty interesting ethical dilemma because in Grey’s defense she thinks she is doing what is best, because that is what he asked for. Kill me, I’m defending Meredith…
I was being facetious! Don’t really kill me murderer.
Bailey seems pissed to even be having this conversation with Grey. She tells Grey she’s going to play by the rules and wait for organs, not let someone die for theirs. She reminds Grey that they are not executioners. Not the response Grey was hoping for.
In a less tense part of the hospital, Lexie and Sloan are using the on call room for its only purpose on Grey’s Anatomy, dirty sex. A line of interns begin to accumulate around the locked door because they foolishly thought that was a room to sleep in. Ew, would you really want to lay down on those sheets? They hear laughter and moans coming from the room and know they are shit out of luck, especially if old man Sloan popped a Viagra before heading in there.
The laughter is interrupted by screams of pain, and the interns take off knowing those aren’t good sounds. Aren’t these interns trying to be doctors? I hope I never start choking at a restaurant while these slackers are there. In the on-call room Sloan is screaming in pain. Lexie looks horrified and says that it’s bent in the middle and she broke it. Don’t be so rude Lexie, some people are born a little crooked. You just don’t talk about it. Sloan yells for her to go get Torres.
I just had sex with the chick from scary movie???
At Christina’s lair, the Major sleeps shirtless as I put on sunglasses so I’m not blinded by the whiteness of his chest. No wonder homeboy showers with his clothes on. He wakes up to find Christina has just left, and makes the face everyone makes at some point. The face when you wake up after a night of massive boozing and slowly start to remember what you did the night before. The F-Me, I can’t believe I did that face, or what I like to call, my Sunday morning face.
As a reminder from last week, Jackson only has 24 hours to live after the failed organ transplant. At the 16 hour countdown, Bailey enlists Alex and Izzie to his care. Since he has no organs, there is a lot that can go wrong. As she is giving them his update, Denny urges Izzie that she doesn’t have time for anybody else but herself. Bailey notices that Izzie is distracted and asks for some sign of life. It only took someone 2 months to realize Izzie is on another planet.
Bailey is stressed beyond belief due to Jackson’s dire situation. At this point she just wants off the case and Arizona tells Bailey she needs to get some sleep. I’d also recommend checking in with your family once or twice a week.
Dr. Shepherd arrives at the hospital and rushes Grey into an empty room. He excitedly makes out with her and tells her that his mom likes her and thinks she’s good for him. Well, that is until she hears that Meredith killed your patient without letting you know. Derek leaves the room smiling, followed by Grey who looks terrified because she knows it’s only a matter of time before Derek knows what she did. Bailey sees them both walk out, and knows the cat is still in the bag.
Lexie pages Torres 911 and explains that the emergency is Sloan. She hurriedly tells Torres that the injury is severe, but especially for someone like Sloan. He broke a….bone. Lexie further explains by saying she broke his bone. Torres is initially confused, since she hasn’t experience bones in awhile. She slowly realizes what Lexie is saying, and they take off to find Sloan.
What is this bone you speak of?
The Major finds Christina in a supply closet and joins her to apologize for the night before. Ugh, the day after apology….the worst. He assures her that normally if he showers with a woman, he does it sans clothing, and he makes it a habit to not pass out when sharing a bed with a woman. Basically he feels like complete jackass. Christina shows him her favorite broom to sweep things under the rug with, tells him they don’t have to talk about it and leaves. Good call, the Major seems like somebody who doesn’t have any issues that might be boiling to the surface about to overflow. Just sweep those right on under.
Grey checks up on prisoner Dunn who is getting closer and closer to death’s door. Grey tells him that she will page Shepherd if he wants. Dunn has picked up on the fact that Derek is Grey’s boyfriend and comments that Derek has very good taste. Proof that you begin to hallucinate when you die. He also tells Grey that all he can think of is lemons. Not because Grey’s face looks like she just drank lemon juice at all times, but because his grandfather smelled lemons the prior to his death.
The Chief finds a random extra, wait…no that’s George! Forgot about you buddy. He tells George to check if any of the patients on life support have organs that will work for Jackson. He asks for some discretion, so the families don’t realize the doctors are pressuring them to pull the cord so someone else can live. George speaks four words in this scene “Okay” “of” “course” and “sir.” This is the first time we’ve heard him speak in about a month. Might want to check out COBRA T.R. just in case SAG revokes your insurance!
So, let me get this straight…George is going to look for someone on life support to convince their family to let them die so they can take their organs. While in another room, someone on death row….who will die in 5 days, who has no family and nobody who cares if he dies, including himself, and they won’t just take his organs. Damn you Grey’s Anatomy for making me agree with Meredith again!
An excited Shepherd tracks down Christina to share joyous news, probably because Yang gets overly excited and happy about things. He shows her the ring Mamma D gave him and asks for her opinion. Yang reminds Derek that she recently returned her half of the BFF necklace, so she might not be the jewelry sounding board he is looking for. Derek, who does not want to have to dance with Grey in the living room any more, tells Yang that Meredith misses her and can’t they just give peace a chance? Derek knows that once he proposes, Grey is going to have another emotional breakdown and she’ll need somebody to freak out to. He also guesses that Yang has stuff in her life she wants to share with somebody, as the camera casually turns to the Major. Yang lets him know that she isn’t interested in being the loading dock for Mer’s shit anymore, but thanks for asking.
I’d like ‘em to be about to here, but I’ll make do with what she’s got.
As Izzie checks on Jackson, Denny is still hanging around. Izzie compares him to the guy who graduated high school and still goes to all the football games. Ha ha, that guy’s such a tool. The only difference in, the high schoolers keep getting older and Denny stays the same age. Doesn’t have as nice a ring to it as McConaughey’s theory. Denny once again begins to stress to her that he is here for her, she broke up with him and he is still here for her. He doesn’t want to see her bang Alex in the on call room, but he can’t leave. Izzie asks for an explanation and Denny reminds her that she’s a doctor, figure it out. This is when I begin to say, “Don’t do it Grey’s…..don’t do it..” But I have a feeling, their gonna do it.
Yang finds Meredith and asks how everyone’s favorite serial killer is holding up. Meredith keeps up a brilliant poker face by stumbling over her words and saying he’s fine and that she’s handling it. Yang reads Meredith like a book and gives her a, oh no you didn’t… look. She rushes into Dunn’s room and sees him crashing. She asks Meredith if she paged Shepherd. Meredith tells her she didn’t and asks her to not page him either. If looks could bitch slap, Grey would have a massive Yang shaped hand print on her botoxed face. Just then, Dunn pleads to Yang for help and tells her he doesn’t want to die. What as asshole!
*Side note: Am I more like Meredith than I realize because when he told the story of him killing 5 women I listened impassively, yet when he changes face in front of Yang that’s when I call him an asshole?
In Jackson’s treatment room, Izzie is preparing to insert Jackson’s catheter. She is trying to get instructions from Arizona, but it keeps getting drowned out by the incessant rambling of Denny and all the places he wants to travel too. He keeps getting louder and louder and asks Izzie, why would he still be there if he didn’t have to be. And again, he reminds her that he is there for her. He drives Izzie to a breaking point and she finally screams at Arizona, why don’t you just tell me already!? Arizona tells Izzie to go take a little break. It’s been at least 2 days since Izzie’s gotten off at work, so she’s probably due.
Hmm, I think somebody on the writing staff was recently burned by the penile species. First Sloan gets bent in half. Then poor Jackson has Izzie putting a catheter in him during a post break up fight with a ghost.
Speaking of Sloan and his broken penis, the interns are discussing it and trying to figure out who rode and broke Sloan. One of the interns comments that whoever it is, is a girl he wants to meet. Huh? Really….wouldn’t bending someone be a sign of a bad lay? This comment confused me, so I did a little informal research on the matter. From all accounts, a girl who “bends” a dude’s junk isn’t great in the sack, she is either uncoordinated or a moron. I’m open to debate this though, if I’m wrong.
Derek, Yang and Grey are all in Dunn’s room and Derek is finally catching up on Grey’s deceit. He is beyond pissed. He tells Grey that Dunn has been manipulating her all along and she will scrub in on the surgery and watch Shepherd fix the mistakes that she made. So, just to count….we are now on the third surgery of someone who is going to die in 5 days, who doesn’t want to be saved. You’re welcome Washington tax payers.
As Dunn is wheeled into surgery, they pass Bailey. Bailey watches in horror as Dunn goes by because she knows this means they are saving him, and his organs won’t be available to Jackson. Meanwhile, Jackson is beginning to crash.
The Major and Torres check in on Sloan and confirm that he has a penile fracture and it will require surgery. Sloan argues that he doesn’t want the Major to perform the surgery, but he’s already seen it….isn’t that the worst part. Hmm, I wonder which intern they could get to shave the area in question. In discussing surgery, the Major says they need to get in there quickly to avoid permanent damage. I’m thinking that “getting in there quickly” created this situation to begin with.
The Chief finds George looking over the unemployment pages in the Hollywood Reporter and asks about his secret project. Turns out George was successful and they are about to unplug someone who isn’t a donor. I don’t get people who aren’t donors. Haven’t you seen the blue bumper sticker? They don’t need your organs in heaven….although if you’re like Denny you do use your ‘organs’ after you die. Do the Grey’s writers have penis on the brain, or do I?
In Dunn’s surgery, Bailey stands outside barely holding on to the last strand of her sanity. She throws the strand to the floor and walks in. She tells Shepherd she needs him to let this man die. Bailey seems absolutely on the edge. She asks Shepherd to stop what he is doing and let the man die. Shepherd looks at her in shock and they begin to debate the man’s life. Shepherd asks Bailey if she’s ready for him to kill this man, completely blowing off the oath they took and pretty much guaranteeing that Seattle Grace will fall out of the top 20. Bailey says yes.
Meanwhile, the Chief is trying to kill a different patient for their organs. He talks to the wife of a man about to die and expresses his sympathy, but also expresses the severity of the situation. As he begins to explain the specific organs that he wants, the wife tells him to get the hell out of there. Her husband died two days ago. Way to be compassionate Chief! She is not ready to let go, and who could blame her.
When Izzie returns from her freak out, Alex asks her what the hell is going on. It’s one thing to be a freak and talk to dead people at home, but maybe while a kid is dying in front of us, lay off the crazy pills.
In Dunn’s OR, the Shepherd/Bailey face off continues. Shepherd puts the future of the surgery in Bailey’s hands. Shepherd puts down his surgical tools and tells Bailey it’s up to her how he proceeds. Bailey wants so desperately to tell him to kill Dunn, but in the end she can’t do it. She tells him to pick up the scalpel and finish. She looks thoroughly disgusted with herself for what she almost did.
In case you were wondering….we all blame you for this.
The Chief approaches the mourning woman one more time. For real Chief? This is why you are number 12. If my husband was dying and somebody kept coming to discuss why they need his organs, whether they were right or not, I would be ready to kill somebody. The Chief reminds her that he can’t take his organs with him and none of them are working and they never will again.
Was I the only one who got this bumper sticker in high school?
Izzie brings Denny into a private room and asks the questions that every Grey’s viewer has asked this season. She tells Denny that she can see, feel, taste and smell him. She wonders if maybe he didn’t die, maybe she was going crazy when she thought he died. She asks if he’s a ghost? A Dream? WTF are you Denny and why have you been polluting this entire season? Denny reminds her that she is a doctor, a scientist, and she needs to pull up her pants and start acting and thinking like one.
Bailey pulls herself together after her run in with Shepherd and begins to start fresh as the doctor she knows she can be. She returns to treat Jackson and tries to leave her emotional involvement at the door. Jackson’s mom begins to freak out and begs him stay alive. This scene began to break my heart and my anger towards Grey over the past few months began to fade a little.
Jackson’s mom cries to Izzie that she is not ready to be without him, she says that she needs to be with him and he can’t be alone. As Izzie tries to comfort the mom, she begins to realize the sentence that Denny has repeated since he returned to the show, “I’m here for you” and realization crosses her face. Alex interrupts them and says that Bailey needs them to return to the room. Bailey starts to cry and tells Jackson’s mom that it’s time to hold him. He is starting to go, and she needs to let him. Maybe I’m the only one, but I kind of lost it at this point. Jackson’s mom holds Jackson and assures him that she won’t be mad if he lets go.
As Jackson flat lines, the Chief bursts in and tells them they have organs. Well halleluiah, at the rate I was crying I was afraid the neighbors were going to come over and make sure everything was alright. As the doctors begin to conduct the transplant, Jackson’s mom paces and George sits with the wife of the organ donor.
Thanks for giving me something to do this
Izzie runs outside and takes in the full comprehension of what Denny’s constant presence means. This is when things get a little confusing. Izzie realizes that all the times Denny said “I’m here for you” he was putting the emphasis on the wrong word. She asks if she is sick, and Denny says, when he was told to come back for her, he thought maybe she was his heaven, but now he thinks maybe he is her hell. (Well, he’s certainly been ours) She then gets super pissed because this whole time he’s been banging her, he could have been warning her that she is sick and could been treated. (Damnit Greys…I really hoped you weren’t going there) You really should have just read the message boards. One of a hundred people could have told you, you were sick. Izzie furiously tells Denny to leave and after one final kiss, he finally does.
Dunn wakes up to learn he is still alive. Grey looks at him as if to say, yeah I’m pissed your still alive too dick. Dunn begins to tell Grey that he was playing her all along. He wanted to destroy her career and her relationship with Derek. This whole conversation started to seriously annoy me and I’m ready to pull this guys plug myself. Grey calls him out on his bullshit and says, she knows he’s scared shitless of dying and that’s why he changed his mind and threw her under the bus when dying became real. And she knows that now he’s trying to save face and she’s pretty much done with Dunn. Dunn ends the conversation by telling Grey that he’d like a friendly face in the room when he dies.
And it don’t get much friendlier than this….
As the day comes to a close, the Major approaches Yang and tells her about the romantic date he had planned for her, and asks for a second chance. Yang answers by telling him that he has serious issues, but she’ll give him another chance. Because at the end of the day, girls want to fix someone and who can say no to his blindingly white chest.
Lexie enters Sloan’s room and despite him repeatedly asking her to leave she stays. She closes the curtains and says she wants to lay with him and stroke his head. Not the broken one, the other one. Outside, Sadie stands guard looking very proud that somebody is finally her friend.
Bailey and the Chief look over Jackson and discuss his future. They were so late to get his organs in, and there are any number of things that could still go wrong. They don’t know what his brain will be like, or if he’ll even wake up, all they can do is hope. Bailey then admits to the Chief that she crossed a line today, and the Chief confirms that he did too. He tries to comfort Bailey, but she finally lets go of the pain and fear she has been clutching all day. She looks like she is internally begging for forgiveness from a higher power.
As the Grey’s finale music begins, Denny joins us for, what I have to believe is, a final time with a voice over. He talks about heaven again and we see Izzie. He also talks of hell and we see Dunn walking into the execution room. As Dunn looks out at the people who have come for his execution, we see a room full of people filled with hate and sadness. Not out of place, we see Meredith who has shown up for the execution. When Dunn sees her, he smiles ever so slightly before he is lead to the table and strapped down. We watch them inject him and he slowly dies. After he dies, on another table, Jackson slowly wakes up. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised that Grey’s surprised me. I thought for sure Jackson would be chocked full of Dunn’s organs by the end of the show.
At least my clothes match my hair.
Grey leaves the jail and Derek is outside waiting for her. She begins to sob as she knows that there is no rhyme or reason for her being there. She tells Derek she knows he doesn’t understand her (he is not the only one) but she doesn’t understand herself. She wanted to show him compassion and it was horrible and now she might be more f-ed in the head than she was to begin with.
Derek, unsure of what to do with a person who has completely lost their mind goes to the one person who seems to understand her, Yang. He tells Yang that Meredith won’t stop crying and he doesn’t know what to do. Yang asks if he proposed, because Meredith would probably react the same way to a proposal. When Derek tells Yang she went to Dunn’s execution, Yang looks shocked that Meredith has gone this far off the deep end. She rushes out and joins Grey in the car. For a few seconds they look at each other, and you know they have made up because that’s what true friends do.
Worst kept television secret ever.
So I was ready to break up with Grey’s. I really was. I was ready to change the profile on my facebook page to single and completely be done with them. But this episode kind of dragged me back into our troubled and sometimes abusive relationship. I loved Bailey in this episode, she seemed so conflicted between right and wrong and even further conflicted by the fact that she was ready to do what she knew was wrong. I also predict that prisoner Dunn will be nominated for an Emmy in this part. I thought he rocked. I was disappointed that the Izzie/Denny payoff was exactly what everyone has been predicting for months. But I still thought this was a powerful episode that made me cry quite a few times, but maybe that is just proof that you shouldn’t drink and watch Greys….
So be honest…..was I drunk, or was it actually good? That’sWhatSheSaid