Grey's Anatomy

Season 10 Episode 12

Get Up, Stand Up

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 12, 2013 on ABC
9.0
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On the day of April's wedding, the Grey Sloan Memorial doctors are all preoccupied with their own drama. Meredith and Cristina continue to argue about their research and careers, Bailey comes clean to Ben about her feelings regarding him moving back to Seattle, and Shane puts himself in a risky situation. Meanwhile, Derek gets a phone call that will change his life.

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  • Grey's Scandal?

    9.5
    Oh my God!! Derek's going to meet Fitz! :D and Olivia :D and then we will see which one holds the scene better! :P
  • WOW *Beware of Spoilers*

    10
    Jackson admits how he feels and it's about time. Well actually the timing wasn't too great but it was a heartfelt and romantic gesture that got a side of me to swoon big time! I liked that he was following a piece of advice given to him by Sloan, it was a nice shout out to a former character that I miss having on the show. I do hope that April will choose Jackson. Don't get me wrong, Matthew is a nice and good looking guy, but I just personally feel that he is too much like her. In my opinion, Jackson would prove to be a better match for April in the long run. Yin and yin wouldn't work, yin needs to have yang.



    Speaking of yang, Christina's thing with Shane needs to end, right now. He is so boring and I find myself hoping his character will get written off the show before long. I'm also glad that her and Meredith may be patching things up. The catfights were good material for a while but there comes a point when it's just gone on long enough. Considering this is Sandra's final year on the show I am hoping for amazing storylines during the latter half of this season.



    Derek's call from the president was a surprise and that is sure to cause discord between him and Meredith. I am interested to see where that will be going.



    Alex stood up to his father, again, and gave a short and sweet speech to Jo. I like the two of them together, and I hope it continues. His father's status is left in question as the episode ends, so it is good that he'll having someone to comfort him if his dad doesn't make it. Even though Alex doesn't like his father he still cares in spite of everything because he's a good man. Oh, and his face during Jackson's impromptu speech at the end was priceless.



    Bailey is still not in great shape and her marriage is suffering but I see a glimmer of hope on the horizon for them. I just hope I'm not wrong about that because she has gone through a lot lately.



    I'm not sure how to feel about the Callie, Arizona, Leah storyline. Personally I feel that letting Arizona back in was a mistake but that's just my opinion. I'm not a fan of Leah either, but I can appreciate that she had some guts in this episode. She veered away from being near Arizona and helped get Shane away from a patient that he had no business operating on in the first place. I should have known Webber would be the attending that showed up. If there's anyone who can get through to a person and help them through almost anything it's Webber. I am very glad that he is back on his feet and doing surgeries again.



    I can't wait until February so I can see what all of this will lead to.



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  • Awesome!!

    10
    I loved that Jackson finally aknowledged how he feels about April, and that he did it remembering Sloan's advice was just perfect.

    I'm really into Christina and Mer's differences and fights, I wonder how this arc is going to finish knowing Sandra Oh is leaving.

    I really hope Shane gets fired! He is so annoying

  • Finally, Grey's Anatomy is back.

    9.0
    Season 10 has been kind of disappointing, let's face it, and I'm saying this as a fan.

    Seasons 1 to 3 have been AMAZING, 4 to 7 quite good, 8 and 9 had their ups and downs, season 10 was mostly either annoying or boring (did they really have to stretch some of the storylines for so many episodes???).

    But this episode was a solid one. After half a season of people avoiding their own issues, each character was forced to deal with his/her problem, dilemma, mistake or choice. FINALLY.

    I get building the drama, but I slowly got from "I can't wait an entire week!!!" to "Oh, I DVRed Grey's Anatomy too!" and that's too bad, cause there's still some potential left, as proved this week.



    Some random thoughts:

    FINALLY Jackson got it right, as we all knew he would (again, dragging a storyline for too long), and the writers found a way to make a great scene out of it. Good job.

    Justin Chambers is doing (as always) a remarkable job. Karev is my favourite doctor, mostly thanks to Chambers' great acting (gotta love his face at the end of the episode!).moreless
  • Brilliant episode !!!

    10
    So many unexpected undercurrents packed seemlessly into a cracking cliffhanger.

    Lots to look forward we didn't have to wait so long.
Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Dr. Meredith Grey

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey

Dr. Derek Shepherd

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

Dr. Cristina Yang

Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers

Dr. Alex Karev

Chandra Wilson

Chandra Wilson

Dr. Miranda Bailey

James Pickens Jr.

James Pickens Jr.

Dr. Richard Webber

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Dalton Marks

Guest Star

JD Cullum

JD Cullum

Kleiss Neuroscience Guy 1

Guest Star

Alina Phelan

Alina Phelan

Karen Marks

Guest Star

James Remar

James Remar

Jimmy Evans

Recurring Role

Jason Winston George

Jason Winston George

Dr. Ben Warren

Recurring Role

Justin Bruening

Justin Bruening

Paramedic Matthew Taylor

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Meredith: (closing voiceover) Failure is inevitable. Unavoidable. But failure should never get the last word. You have to hold on to want you want. You have to not take no for an answer, and take what's coming to you. Never give in. Never give up. Stand up and take it.

    • Cristina: How dare you say I haven't changed.
      Meredith: I don't have to justify my choices to you, not one.
      Cristina: How dare you say I am the same person I was when I got here, before I knew Burke and Owen and you. Your life looks different because it's filled with houses and husbands and kids. And my mine looks the same, but I'm not. I've changed. I'm doing this alone. And that's... that's just as hard as what you're doing. But I thought I would at least have you.
      Meredith: I'm so jealous of you, I wanna set things on fire. You did what I tried to do, and I couldn't. And you don't even know how you did it. You have nothing but time and focus. You're not who we were when we got here. You are who we both set out to be.
      Cristina: And you've become something... we never saw coming. You are as good a mother as you are a surgeon. And I'm happy for you. But we are growing apart.
      Meredith: I know. And I don't wanna compete with you, but I do, because we're supposed to push each other and make each other better forever. Since the day we met, right?
      Cristina: Right.

    • Meredith: How long have you been sleeping with Shane? He blushes at an exposed ankle. He saw you in your underwear and didn't bat an eye.
      Cristina: That is none of your business!
      Meredith: You don't have to justify it to me. He's just hooking up with the best teacher to make sure he can get everything he can. It's what you did all through med school and all through intern year. Congratulations. You've become the thing you worship.
      Cristina: And you became the thing we laughed at.

    • Cristina: Did you ever think maybe your research is failing all on its own?
      Meredith: Right, because I'm a terrible doctor. We've established that.
      Cristina: No, I never said that.
      Meredith: You said that...
      Cristina: I never said that! But you said I was a terrible person over and over because I don't agree with you. Because I'm committed to my work. Because I don't want a baby? When did I become such a monster to you?

    • Alex: What about this other family? I mean, how'd you leave it with them?
      Jimmy: Better. I could maybe try and go back. Naomi's tough, but she's not your mother. She's not bug-eyed crazy.
      Alex: All right, this has got to stop now. Mom was not the problem.
      Jimmy: I'm not trying to bad-talk your mother, but you can't know what a strain it is being with someone like that.
      Alex: Who do you think took care of her? Kept track of her? Got her committed so she wouldn't hurt herself? Who do you think took care of your kids?!
      Jimmy: I did the best I could.
      Alex: Oh, well, if that's your best than you should just hang it up! Your best is worthless! I was the dad! I was a kid, but I was the dad! You were nothing! You... were gone! You're worthless!

    • Meredith: (opening voiceover) Failure is an inevitability. Still, that shouldn't be a reason not to try. Every scientist was told no, over and over. The ones we remember, the ones who changed our lives, the Curies, the Salks, the Barnards, they're the ones who wouldn't take no for an answer.

    • Jackson: I love you, April. I always have. I love everything about you, even the things I don't like, I love. And I want you with me. I love you and I think that you love me too, do you?

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