TV Review: Grey's Anatomy Episode 2.25

Sunday, May 14, 2006

From ABC: Finn gives a health update on Doc, Meredith works with Callie while George works with Derek, and Burke and Izzie are still in need of a heart for Denny, on part one of the season finale.

My Rating: 4 out of 4

Tensions are high in this episode titled 17 seconds, the first part of the two part season finale. The second part will air tomorrow night because they know we just can't wait to find out what will happen after tonight. The episode opens up at Joe's bar. The men are off playing darts imagining the women in their life as each dart hits the board. The women are drinking and talking, and they are happy to see George when he arrives, but they are less than enthused to see Callie's with him. The next morning Meredith, Derek and Addison visit the vet to find out just what is wrong with Doc. The diagnosis is bone cancer.

Once the staff arrives at the hospital, they can see they have a busy day ahead of them. A man has gone into a restaurant that had formerly worked at and started shooting. He hit at least sixteen, killing two and injuring fourteen. Some with life threatening injuries. Meredith is set to work with Callie and George is at Derek's side today, which should make things interesting. Callie is less than polite to Meredith while they are working, and Derek is distracted and rude to just about everyone, including his wife. After seeing Derek and Meredith together, Addison even asks Meredith if Derek and her are sleeping together again. Meredith tells her about Finn, and Addison is less than enthused.

As for Burke, he is on his way to get a donor heart that will end up going to Denny. Cristina wants to tag along with him, but he says no. When Alex asks just a bit later, he says yes, and this causes even more a rift between the couple. Burke and Alex and arrive at the hospital, and they learn there are two men with two hearts going to two other men. However, the one assigned to Denny dies before the heart can be removed. This causes Burke to go after the other heart, but for him to get that he has to go through the transplant coordinator.

Whoever is higher up on the list will get that heart, and that happens to be the other man. He was listed on the transplant list seventeen seconds before Denny. When Izzie calls to check on the status of the heart, she learns that the patient died. She then tells Alex and Burke that Denny is getting worse, but he really isn't. However, the transplant coordinator gives Burke and Izzie to run tests showing that he is deteriorating.

Izzie freaks out a bit and goes to Meredith and Cristina, but they tell her that Denny will get the next heart. That isn't good enough for her. She decides she will make Denny's condition deteriorate so she can have real test results to show Burke. Denny didn't seem all that thrilled about that option. However, it appears Izzie has gone off the deep end, understandably so. The man she loves is facing death. She loses it as she tries to convince Denny, and her tears finally convince him to go through with what she wants She checks in with Burke, and tells him to bring the heart as soon as he can because she doesn't know how long Denny. Burke hangs up, and instead of getting the heart he decides to return to the hospital to see Denny's condition for himself.

Meanwhile, Derek's patient with George is now brain dead. However, she is pregnant. The family wants to keep her on life support to keep the baby living. Derek tries to convince them, but that doesn't work. He asks Addison to talk to them, but it turns into an argument quickly. An argument that turns personal and causes a scene in front of everyone, including Meredith. Addison later talks to Webber, and she tells him that the only two that don't know they are in love are Meredith and Derek themselves. As for Meredith, we do see her go to Finn and ask about Doc, but when she tells him Finn how much she loves him, something tells me it isn't Doc she is talking about but Derek. So it looks like at least one of them knows.

Meanwhile, George and Callie are having a moment. Meredith first went to Callie to ask about bone cancer. At first, Callie's response was negative, but after talking to George, she helps Meredith, and then lets slip to George that she loves him. That was quick wasn't it? Soon after her confession, Izzie asks George for his help. She takes him in with Denny, and the couple shares a moment before Izzie tells George she plans to stop Denny's heart. Burke will be there any moment.

However, he won't be. Down on the emergency room, the sounds of gun fire are heard in the ambulance bay. Bailey runs out and finds the man that was originally the target of the shooting at the restaurant shot, but he isn't the only one. Burke has also been shot. We see this just as Izzie cuts the cord to the machine that is keeping Denny's heart beating. This is how the episode ends. As I said though, we have less than twenty four hours to wait until the two-hour conclusion and season finale tomorrow night!

This episode kept me on the edge of my seat, and I really loved everyone in it. Great writing and acting tonight by all involved. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow night! Don't forget to stop by and visit my Blog of the Week! Backyardigans Fan has less than twenty four hours to reside here on my blog. I'll be selecting a new tenant on Tuesday!

13 comments:

Laci said...

My heart races every time I see the preview for tonight's GA. I can't wait! :)

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Happy Click and Comment Monday!

Dramedy Girl said...

Loved this episode! Even though I stillfeel Burke's pouting is a bit forced for a story line.

Coming through on Click & Comment Monday. I'll be back to see what you thought of the finale!

Miss Scarlet said...

This episode was AMAZING!

Jennifer said...

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Heather said...

Hi! Just found you on BOTB. I missed GA last night and I can't wait to see tonights!

Gina said...

You're welcome, Jennifer!

I can't wait either, Heather!

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