I agree Speedy. I loved the scene with George sandwiched between Izzie and Meredith when they got back from their disappointing dates. I don't want him to get involved with either one except as a dependable friend. George needs a new character as a love interest.
It was hilarious how many times people told Alex that Izzie had shaved her legs for him. It made shaving your legs sound like the ultimate sacrifice.
I find all the scenes with Meredith's mother hard to watch. They are well-written and well-acted but just so painful. I especially have a hard time when she turns on Meredith. Ellis telling the Chief that carrousels still make her uneasy was a nice touch to the story though.
One little quibble with last night's episode has to do with the thunder storm. Seattle certain does have thunder storms. However, we almost always have sheet lightning where the whole sky lights up as opposed to lightning bolts. The bolts made for better dramatic effect.