Aw..crap! I totally forgot about it, and missed it. :(
Was it the 'party' episode at meredith's house?
Aw..crap! I totally forgot about it, and missed it. :(
Was it the 'party' episode at meredith's house?
Wow...what a great episode. When they first found the towel in the lady, I was thinking it could have been Meredith's mom that did the surgery :stressed . I was glad to see that it wasn't, but now Burke is involved :confused .
I've been watching since the first night, and although I hate that this show keeps me up until 11:00 (or later) on a Sunday night, I absolutely love it! :up
I just hope it continues to be as good as it's been.
Yep, that was the episode Wolf. I'll try to give you a quick run-down on what happened.Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolf
Basically, Izzy told Meredith she wanted to have a "get together" so that her friends could meet her hockey playing boyfriend, who was coming to visit. It turned into a HUGE party with nearly every department in the hospital in attendance and the house being pretty much trashed by the end. AND, Izzy never even made it to the party because of a mishap with a patient which lead to her being able to assist in a brain surgery. Her boyfriend did show, but it was pretty clear that this relationship is on the way out.
Cristina's SL revolved around Burke mostly. A patient checked in who had been operated on @10 years before and, once in the operating room, they discovered that a towel had been left in her chest. Cristina did the research and found out that Burke had done the surgery. She was asked (by the Nazi) not to mention it. Burke also brought Cristina coffee one morning.
Meredith assisted in a heart surgery and, while she was holding the heart, spaced out for a second and sort of squeezed the heart. After the surgery, she found that her fingernail had torn the glove and she worried that she had nicked the heart with her fingernail. The client DID have complications and Mere confessed about the glove in front of the patient's husband (who then called his lawyer). It turned out that she did nothing to cause the problem. She also dealt with issues with her mother (I believe it must have been getting durable power of attorney, but I'm not sure) and then got it on with Sheppard in his car outside the party.... which the Nazi saw and filed away for future use (the preview for next week showed her giving Sheppard a warning about giving Meredith any preferential treatment).
At the end of the episode, Mere and Dr. Burke had to go meet with the lawyers re: the heart patient. He stuck up for her and talked about his own error leaving the towel in the patient's chest - arguing that even great doctors make mistakes. Now Mere's on probation, but Burke saved her butt. Cristina went into the locker room where Burke was changing and they ended up getting it on (woohoo!).
I think that's about it. If anyone has anything to add (I'm sure I missed something), please do!
Thumbs up for me for this episode. I love that we got to see a more human, emotional side to Cristina - her drunk and dacing on the table at the party was great! Also, that scene with Burke in the locker room was HOT! I'm surprised they went there since they already have one attending sleeping with an intern. I'm not complaining though - this pairing is a lot more interesting that Sheppard and Meredith, IMO, because this one may not be all about lust.
I like that Izzy is getting more respect and seeming more comfortable now. Although I'm glad Alex isn't being such a jerk to her, I hope they don't have those two pairing off down the line.
I have got to start drinking more caffeine...I fell asleep and missed this episode. Is there any chance that ABC will replay it next Saturday night like they did several other episodes?
I haven't watched ER in years, but does anyone else feel like watching an hour of Grey's Anatomy moves faster than watching an hour of ER?
I was thinking that last night!Quote:
Originally Posted by rt1ky
What got my attention was the blistering look The Nazi gave Dr. Shepard on the stairs the next morning... you just know something ugly is going to happen.Quote:
Originally Posted by Critical
Ohhh and when the Nazi walked up on Shepard and half naked Meredith in the Jeep... she told them to "move this tail wagon" so she could get her car out... that was priceless...
For me and liking this show... has alot to do with... there is nothing on TV most nights but crappy shows and I am so sick of it... so getting a decent scripted show is a treat. And the three best-newest ones just happen to be on ABC... who would have thunk it! :eek
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From maebytonight: Anything on Grey's? Great episode last night.
'Twas, no? Really funny stuff coming up with George sleeping with someone else in the hospital, and with one of the female doctors getting pregnant by another doctor. It's the female doctor you'd least expect.
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From carolina: Patrick Dempsey's character's secret: He's married? Okay, and the Blind Riddle about the ice queen--is it someone on a reality show?
The Ice Queen is not on a reality show, and as for P. Dempy, here's what I can tell you--read only if you want to know--one of the last scenes of the last episode has a woman walking into the hospital, and someone asks Meredith to tell Patrick's character that his wife is there. Now, as someone who happens to refer to every good-looking guy on TV as my future husband, I can only say that it's highly possibly this chick is delusional. But we shall see, mes cheris.
From angelgirlla: Could it be his ex-wife?
Absolutely. Could I be his wife? Absolutely.
Comment: After last night's episode, I'd put money on Cristina as the mommy-to-be. Can't wait to see how she (and I assume, Burke) handles this.
This show is really getting good! Sandra Oh is getting better and better with every episode. I'm glad they're giving her good material.
For nearly a year, ABC preserved "Grey's Anatomy" in the network jar of formaldehyde, waiting for the right moment.
Some nurses are upset with the show.
Center for Nursing AdvocacyQuote:
Dear Ms. Rhimes, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Parriott, Ms. Beers, Dr. Klein, Ms. Gilmore, Ms. Liggins, Ms. Tobin and Mr. Thompson:
I am writing to express grave concern about the portrayal of the nursing profession in the premiere of "Grey's Anatomy." In my view, the episode exhibited contempt for nursing, stressing that smart, tough, attractive women do NOT become nurses. Given the media's proven influence on the public--an influence Ms. Rhimes acknowledged in her recent NPR interview--the show's regressive attack on nursing will likely do its part to exacerbate the nursing crisis that is taking lives worldwide. However, even within the extraordinarily physician-centric structure of the show, it is possible for it to do less damage, and I urge you to listen to nurses' ideas as to how that can happen.
"A Hard Day's Night" seems to go out of its way to endorse the surgeon characters' contemptuous views of nurses, and to reinforce a vision of nurses as unattractive, marginally skilled subordinates. Though nurses do occasionally appear, and even make a few care-related comments at the margins, the show is really a series of intense interactions among its nine physician characters. No nurse is ever named. Only surgeons play significant roles in care discussions, and only their actions matter in patient care. The nurses never interact with patients, and thus they provide no patient support. In stark contrast to real life, nurses provide no informal education to the interns, not once proposing a care option.
In "Grey's Anatomy," nurses are generally absent or peripheral, reinforcing the common but completely wrong impression that physicians provide all meaningful care. We believe two nurse-related themes merit special attention. First, the show carefully defines and endorses the surgeons' contemptuous views of nurses. Consider the scene in which Meredith wheels the teenage seizure patient around the hospital. When the patient recalls her prior hospital visit--in which she "didn't get stuck with someone this clueless, and that was, like, a NURSE"--Meredith looks miffed but has no reply. She DOES feel as clueless as a nurse! This patient is not a positive character, but without any rebuttal, this will still reinforce prevailing stereotypes. It's not like the patient is saying something most people no longer believe. The key is in Meredith's reaction to the slur, which effectively endorses the teenager's ignorant view of nurses.
But the episode's most striking example of physician contempt is the post-op interactions involving Meredith, Alex, and the older, far less attractive nurse who briefly and annoyingly questions Alex's diagnosis. As you know, Alex trashes the nurse, and calls Meredith a nurse when she also questions the diagnosis. Meredith takes great offense at being called a nurse. And of course, her judgment is ultimately vindicated. Taken together, these interactions powerfully illustrate what Suzanne Gordon has termed "dress for success" feminism, in which women who pursue traditionally male professions like medicine disdain those in traditionally female ones like nursing. In the "I hate nurses" scene, it looked for a second like the show was going to hold intern Alex accountable for his abuse of and refusal to listen to the nurse. But no. The real problem was that he did not know enough medicine, and was, as Meredith suggested, "too busy to do the tests." It would never occur to Meredith to say anything in defense of nurses. What she cares most about is that she not be regarded as one of them. The show is not directly adopting Alex's "hatred" for nurses, and the nurse did identify the patient's continuing symptom and raise it with Alex, in a kind of weak, nagging patient advocacy. But that nod toward reality just makes the nurse's essential irrelevance more persuasive. It was the chief of surgery who pushed the issue of the continuing symptoms; without him, it's not clear anything would have happened. The nurse looked as if she could have had decades of post-op experience, but presenting no further assessment, she left the impression that she was more of a bitter peasant than a professional with clinical judgment. This would have been a great opportunity to show how nurses teach new physicians, and more broadly, that experienced nurses have a great deal of health knowledge.
In essence, the nurse is an anonymous vehicle for Meredith's vindication. But it's not just that Meredith has the right answer. It's that Alex has had the effrontery to call her a nurse. The episode is very interested in Meredith's bruised feelings. But the nurse has been eviscerated for doing her job as a patient advocate, and the show could not care less. She is merely an annoying old plot device who serves to tell us something about the pretty, powerful characters who matter. We also note the specific take-down of nursing education: nurses have not been to medical school, therefore pretty much all they can do is mechanically identify symptoms. Viewers will not get that nurses are college-educated critical thinkers, nor that physician abuse is a major factor in nurse burnout and a real threat to patients.
The other troubling nurse-related theme is the show's vision of nurses as dependent, marginally skilled subordinates in care settings. During the seizure patient's code scene, when Meredith does her kind of spaced-out freeze, these words of the nurse echo loudly in her head: "You need to tell us what you want to do!" Eventually Meredith recovers, initiates and performs defibrillation, saving the patient. Here, the nurses are working hard, they have some technical knowledge, and they are impatient with Meredith's hesitation. But they have no suggestions for her. All they can do is await her command, and for her to take decisive action to save the patient. Of course, among five nurses, there would be plenty of experience to guide Meredith through the usual response to grand mal seizures, and probably for the nurses to simply do it themselves, and assume physician concurrence in the absence of an objection. Nurses are the ones who defibrillate the vast majority of the time. But the take-away message here is that five nurses with many years of combined experience have no ideas to offer a physician on her first day on the job.
On March 25, 2005, NPR broadcast an interview with Shonda Rhimes and Isaiah Washington. In the interview, Ms. Rhimes stressed that she hoped to be able to change perceptions of persons of color with the show. She observed that "the way people look at people on television is the way they perceive the world," and that "we can change the assumptions that people have simply by the images they see in the background of the show."
We could not have explained better why "Grey's Anatomy" will likely have a negative effect on public health, at a time when most of the world confronts huge nursing shortages. In fact, substantial research confirms Ms. Rhimes' view that entertainment television is a powerful force in shaping public views and actions, including in the health care context. Indeed, even in its current form, the show could tell viewers that nurses are highly skilled, autonomous professionals who save lives and improve outcomes every day, and do it without asking physicians what to do.
Please be a part of the solution to the nursing shortage by hiring a nursing consultant for your show and improving the portrayal of nursing on "Grey's Anatomy." Help us improve public understanding of nursing at this critical time.
Very interesting article, rt1ky.
I wholeheartedly agree with them. I was a tad taken aback by their comments, but admittedly only for a second. Good for them for pushing for change. Hopefully the producers will answer.
And count me in as one that is completely and utterly in love with this show. This has got to be one of the best scripted shows that has come around in quite some time, Desperate Housewives, included.