TV Club: Grey’s Anatomy goes full bottle in a gimmicky but effective bottle episode

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • I always love a good off-format Grey’s Anatomy episode so I appreciate “The Room Where It Happens” on principle if not fully in execution. I found the first half of the episode pretty awkward, but the second half (the Stephanie stuff and especially the Meredith stuff) was a lot more effective.
  • Also, Jesus Christ, Grey’s, watching Meredith tell her kids their dad died really wasn’t what I needed during this already pretty awful post-election week.
  • I’m not convinced that writing patient fanfiction is actually a useful O.R. technique. On the other hand …

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