Review: Grey’s Anatomy 3.1 — “The Time Has Come”

Vauge-ish Recap:  Interspersed among flashbacks to when the various characters first met pre-episode 1, we have the quietest season premiere in a long time.  The hospital is struck with a minor scare regarding the bubonic plague, resulting in Derek and George in quarantine together and Miranda keeping the spirit of the husband of a plague victim alive.  Addison has to figure out which of four teens dumped a newborn baby in a trashcan at a dance.  Meanwhile, everybody tries to get Izzy to open up about Derek, but she’s catatonic on the floor of the bathroom, still in her prom dress.  Meanwhile, Addison has found Meredith’s undies from when the latter boinked Derek in the season 2 finale.

Comments:  I have insomnia.  I’m not supposed to be able to write a review at 1:30 in the morning.  But what I liked about this episode was how quiet it was, especially for a season finale.  Miranda’s getting so close to Omar seems to reflect on how close Izzy could get to Derek.  George and Derek trapped in quarantine together is a typical story trope that doesn’t go nearly as far as Shonda thinks it does, but Callie’s devotion to George makes it worth it anyway.  Great performances overall, particularly from Ellen Pompeo and Sara Ramierez — and Sandra Oh in her final scene with Burke.

Episode Grade:  A-.

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2 Responses to “Review: Grey’s Anatomy 3.1 — “The Time Has Come””

  1. John Says:

    I no longer care greatly for the show, but the episode was OK.

    I am not sure why Bailey feels a special need to apologize to Denny’s corpse (and it is Denny, not Derek that Izzy killed), unless it was for her failure to keep Izzy far from him.

  2. shutuprob Says:

    >I am not sure why Bailey feels a special need to apologize to Denny’s
    >corpse (and it is Denny, not Derek that Izzy killed), unless it was for her
    >failure to keep Izzy far from him.

    Oh, that’s an easy one: All of the doctors on a crew for a deathly ill transplant patient like Denny tend to befriend or otherwise become emotionally attached to the patient. Bailey was simply grieving for Denny in her own quiet way, IMO.

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