So Grey's has not been been able to reach the heights it has scales in previous seasons so far this season but does that change in this ep?
Sadly the answer is no it does not. Meredith and Derek are still in happy coupleville. The state of Mer and Christina's relationship however, makes the Arctic look warm.They can't even be civil to one another. Sadie takes a break from throwing meaningful glances Carrie's way to remind Mer that she and Sadie were once much closer and that she then pushed her away the same way she pushing Cristina away. Thus the character was given a purpose.Army doctor continues to have as much personality as a dry sponge and his messed up interaction with Cristina lumbers on. Izzie continues in her craziness, though thankfully she's no longer sexing the ghost/vision/illusion (seriously this has to be the worst storyline ever).She does however confide in Alex, which surprise, surprise, he doesn't grasp the gravity of and is actually quite sweet. Personally I think giving him a personality transplant instead of slowly unveiling his softer side is one way Grery's has been a let down this season. George again ceases to serve any purpose. The Chief continues to obsess abot the state of the hospital. Bailey clashes with a new doctor. Really the only high point of the the episode, for me, was the Mark/Callie interaction, which provided the only lighthearted interactions in the ep.