I’d like to start this review off by saying this episode started with an Adele song (the fabulous ‘Rumor Has It’off her new album 21) and a shirtless Avery (Jesse Williams) so it was a win in my book in mere minutes. Coupled with title of this episode, ‘This is How We Do It’which was one of most awesome songs from the 90s by Montell Jordan and that made it even better.
But those were not the only good things in this episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
Last night, we learned that Mark knows what onesie decorating is, Arizona hates baby showers, Callie loves them, Adele has a confirmed diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s, Lexie and Avery like to do it everywhere, Owen gets to pick the chief resident, and April is feeling a bit lonely and may actually like Stark. Also, Karev is living in a trailer in the hospital parking lot for an edge on the chief resident race where by the end of the episode, Lucy kisses him.
Scott Foley was also back last night reprising his role as ‘˜Henry’, Teddy’s ‘husband. ‘It seems she might be developing some feelings for him and this should put us all on the happy train. In one of the funnier moments of the night, Henry is hopped up on painkillers telling Teddy how hot she is and that they should really get together. It seems she may agree as this revelation takes her off the case and she acts like a scared wife during his subsequent surgery. We’ll have to wait and see though.
Kim Raver and Scott Foley have some great chemistry playing this duo but it’s almost sad that what brought them together is his disease. There most likely can’t be a happy ending in the cards for these two.
Another unhappy ending revealed tonight was Adele’s expected yet devastating diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s. The Chief tries all he can to convince Shepherd to put her on his clinical trial but her score for the criteria falls short by one point. Seeing Adele come to terms with her diagnosis and declare ‘We’re finally happy and now…it’s not fair’was simply heartbreaking.
In typical Grey’s Anatomy fashion, we were left with both a bang and a cliffhanger at the end of this episode. Moments after declaring her jealousy of Mark and essentially proposing to Callie while in the car for a weekend getaway, Arizona drives right into a truck.
Which leads us to next week, when the Grey’s musical extravaganza is happening. The musical episode will take place mostly in Callie’s imagination as the hospital staff works on her injuries from the accident and she makes some life-changing decisions regarding Arizona.
So now it’s your turn readers…what did you like about this episode? Are you on board the Henry/Teddy train as well? Do you think Shepherd will risk his trial by putting Adele on it? What about Lexie and Avery? Lucy and Karev? What do you think is in store for these couples? Most importantly, what do you think Callie’s life altering decision will be? Let us know in the comments below!