Part two was not okay at all and could not keep up with part one.
With the merging, Callie going on and off the hospital, MerDer dissaperaring at times, a short period of time to treat Alex-Izzie storyline, among other things, it seems that we cannot see the spirit of GA anymore. This is rather too different from what I (or we) used to watch. I don't see anything reminiscent of past seasons (forget that they've cut off four characters) to make me in love with the series again.
-MerDer: it seems like it's all over, the thrill of the chase, or rather, the thrill of them trying to be togheter was what kept it interesting (in season one with them being and affaire, in season two with Addison in the way, in season three trying to be a good couple but with a lotta trouble, with season four with S and M, Rose and anger -which was the worse for them- and some episodes of season five when they are trying to get married)and now everything has been done... Remember that this was one of the central ideas of the beginning of the series, and now we are left with nothing.
-Alex and Izzie: love them, but really the writers didn't give them enough time to treat the recovery plot and their marital problems. We now see a scared Alex that hurts the world because of his inner wounds (again, far off the initial Alex that was tough and still had some humanity signs inside, but nice anyway) They deserved more, since season 5 mainly revolves around them trying yo be toghether and with her disease.
-Lex-Mark: Another couple that ahs lost its drive. There is not anything interesting abnout them.
-Callie-Arizona: I still think, even though i like her, Arizona is a replacement of Erica. It's good to see the story working up up to this point and I hope writers have a lot in store for them.
-Merging: absolutely the worse idea ever, because it makes the series really confusing. I don't see why Mercy West had to merge with Seattle Grace, since they previously were in a better position. It seems to contradict the fact that Mercy West were (or are) in the first positions of that list posted in episode 5x1, it wouldn't be clear why ehad economical troubles. -Miranda: suddenly, she doesn't talk about her fellowship in peds. What about that? The writers simply forgot that?
Cristina and Owen: I still think that Owen is trying to somehow replace Burke (even if Cristina does not have a storyline indeed). But at least they are trying to solve their issues.
-Cristina: give her a storyline already. I don't remember much more (sad, I used to remember tha cases presented in each episode).
I would like to see GA go back to basics, because it seems like I'm watching another series. I don't know how are they going to do that, though...
Prepare yourselves for this to worsen...