The second fail of the season, so far. It felt like a filler episode. The new format was incredibly morbid, as I will describe in these lines.
A) Format. I have to say that it was original and felt real for only a few moments (blurring faces), but could not fill my expectations. We lost the focus of the cases that were being treated. And it had some morbid moments (anouncing that the "arms" case could be having unexpected inconveniencies, and the incredibly morbid "IF SHE DOES NOT GET OXIGEN IN 2 MINUTES SHE WILL DIE" (sorta?) that was too much for me. And the rest was very artificial... Alex singing? Alarms going off and off?
B) Mary. Her not waking up was unexpected, and it was one of the dark twists that SR throws on us that makes our episodes so great. It was the only story that resembled Grey's Anatomy at all.
C) Avery. His reaction was unexpected, and it was a good performance, although writers should have taken this chance to make him shine a little bit, since almost every viewer thinks he's only a pretty face. In almost three seasons, all we see is potential, but nothing more than that. And that's a shame.
D) Lexie. A strong performance. I liked how she reacted to the crisis that was ocurring.
E) Arizona's new oportunity. Interesting turn of event for the romance. Even if this story had not much time to be treated, it will bring some difficulties to the relationship and will absolutely bring some unseen consequences (7x09+7x12).
F) Arms transplant. The most morbid case I've ever seen in Grey's Anatomy, and I'm a hardcore fan and incredibly tolerant. But it was not the case itself, but how it was treated. I don't think it was material to be displayed in a documentary format. It was more like a clich, and the tattoo problem/solution was all over the top. And this episode's title made it more morbid.
G) Alex. His case was also treated morbidly, but he made a solid performance (except for the singing part). Now we see his peds potential being used at it's finest level.
So all in all, a painful episode to watch, and even morbid. Let's hope this will never be seen again in GA for a while. Probably the weakest episode of the season.