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Posted Apr 10, 2010 @ 3:38 PM

Meredith did beg Izzie to stay, but she wanted to leave.


I think Izzie wanted to stay, but Alex told her to leave and not come back.
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Posted Apr 10, 2010 @ 4:12 PM

Ok, so I'm not crazy. That did happen, but then it was never brought up again?
Basically, I recall him telling Meredith he'd rehire Izzie if she told him (or let him tell the board or whatever it was), as if he figured she'd give in for Izzie's benefit, which she did. Then he becomes chief and rehires the girl who killed her patient and the pregnant one (?) who I guess didn't come back (like I said, foggy memory)... and they never mention Izzie again?


Izzie would have been allowed back as well ,this was when KH was due back after being away filming but then took her mat leave .
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Posted May 21, 2010 @ 3:01 PM

Is this the first finale that had a VO over the last minutes? I seem to recall that others did not as well.
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Posted May 21, 2010 @ 3:20 PM

Season 5 ended with the "Did you say it?" voiceover, but I believe seasons 5 and 6 are the only ones that had ending VOs.
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Posted May 21, 2010 @ 9:55 PM

I was clearly out of the room, not paying attention when April (Dr. Kepner?) was brought back on to the show after I thought she was fired for becoming distracted while doing an initial exam on one of the women caught up in the apartment fire? The only reference I could find was "Thank God She's (no name) gone references in the Mercy West thread.

and this photo http://www.msnbc.msn...ent-television/ from one of the postings in that thread. Was there a fifth Mercy Wester? I plead only that the cast arguably was that big, I lost track and I had not printed out a score card.

Q1: Is April that same Dr. or did I miscount my MercyWesters?

Q2: If this is the same Dr. during which episode was she brought back? And under what pretext?

Someone in the season 6 finale thread mentioned that this is the same character, or have I misunderstood a lot about a character April who really doesn't strike me (ymmv) as good candidate for a surgeon? Unlike the other people coming back from a big medical error - we haven't seen her display a glimpse of brilliance in diagnosis, command of material or steel nerves when faced with either lots of patients or an acute situation or something... anything?

Edited by name234, May 21, 2010 @ 10:00 PM.

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Posted May 21, 2010 @ 10:20 PM

Yeah, she's the same doctor that was fired. She was brought back when Derek became chief, he hired her again to give her a second chance at her job.

And I agree, she totally doesn't have what it take to be a surgeon.
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Posted May 21, 2010 @ 10:26 PM

Q2: If this is the same Dr. during which episode was she brought back? And under what pretext?


I think either 6.14 of the very end of 6.13. It was right when Derek became Chief. I think the rationale was that Webber had made bad decisions because he was drinking, so Derek was undoing them. Dr. April Kepner became his "chief's intern/gopher/secretary," and began following him around with her crush. There was discussion in the episode thread about why she was brought back, but I don't think the episode made it any clearer than that. (There were more than four MWers, but only four got any development).

we haven't seen her display a glimpse of brilliance in diagnosis, command of material or steel nerves when faced with either lots of patients or an acute situation or something... anything?


I don't think so. She's Lexi minus the photographic memory. Always twitching and jittery, on the verge of crying, stammering and writing self-affirmations in her diary. I don't recall even seeing her in an actual surgery, or doing anything medical.
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Posted May 21, 2010 @ 10:47 PM

I don't recall even seeing her in an actual surgery, or doing anything medical.


I can't remember which episode, but there was one where she was in surgery with Derek. They lost the patient, and April typically began to cry and Derek tried to comfort her and tell her that it happens, it's part of the job.
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Posted May 22, 2010 @ 10:20 AM

Anyone have any idea how the hospital is laid out? I would have thought the Chief of Surgeries office would be on the surgical floor and it could very well be but a few things got me confused. Cristina told shooter guy to go through the 3rd floor and follow the signs to get there. In Bailey's 911 call she said she was on the 5th floor. Since she was with a surgical patient and surgical patients stay on the surgical floor...wouldn't one assume that the 5th floor was the SF?

Thanks for any input.
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Posted May 22, 2010 @ 10:42 AM

Someone on another site went on vacation and got to take a tour of the hospital where all this stuff is shot. Anywho she said and the pictures show that the offices in that building are all on one floor, plus they sectioned off the back end of the hospital for Grey's filming so there's a little bit of improvision (like the front entry way where that girl George saved was sitting and where Izzy stood after being suspended for LVAD-gate is actually the back entrance.)
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Posted Oct 14, 2010 @ 11:07 PM

It came up a couple of times tonight that April out-ranks Lexie. I asked about this in the episode thread because I was confused. Sometimes I don't pay too much attention to the details. A poster, Bix, replied:

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The Mercy Westers are/were the same level as the rest of the main character residents other than Lexie, who's a year behind them.


It didn't seem appropriate to continue to ask questions about this in the episode thread so I brought it here. Maybe someone can help me put the pieces together. For some reason I thought the Mercy West people were the same year as Lexie. I guess I thought this because they all came over, and then some of doctors that were the same year as Lexie were let go during the merger. What happened to all the rest of Lexie's "group mates?" Did they all get fired during the merger, or do we just not see much of them anymore? I'm extremely forgetful from one episode to the next so this may seem a really silly question, but honestly, I forget what happened in previous seasons so easily. Now I'm just confused, and if someone's bored enough to refresh my memory or put the pieces together for me, I'd appreciate it.
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Posted Oct 14, 2010 @ 11:54 PM

What happened to all the rest of Lexie's "group mates?" Did they all get fired during the merger, or do we just not see much of them anymore?


In 6.03, Steve (another of Lexie's group mates) said that 3/4 of their class got eliminated. For a couple of episodes, the remaining residents from her class, showed up (they were like 3). They were later featured on the webisodes. Megan, another of their class was later rehired by Derek (along Sad Puppy April) when he became Chief. That's the last we've seen of any of them.
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Posted Oct 15, 2010 @ 12:02 AM

That's the last we've seen of any of them



Graciella and Steve were at the party at Mers and were in the finale .

the actor who plays Steve tweeted that he is going to be in 7.08
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Posted Oct 15, 2010 @ 12:07 AM

what happened to all the rest of Lexie's "group mates?" Did they all get fired during the merger, or do we just not see much of them anymore? I'm extremely forgetful from one episode to the next so this may seem a really silly question, but honestly, I forget what happened in previous seasons so easily.


This is another example how bad the writing has gotten. They made a few (one or two) mentions of other doctors being moved to Mercy West and the chief some how now being responsible for two hospitals (I still think this was Shonda writing herself into the show) so I guess we were to assume that anyone they didn't fire got moved to Mercy West. So some of Lexie's group got fired and others transfered back to Mercy West which now operates as a satellite hospital of SGMW. The problem is after the merger we never saw MW again so there was no visual cue to help form the connection and the inconsistent dialogue didn't help either.

What Shonda did with the hospitals would not be called a merger and anyone who watches MSNBC would have enough business knowledge to know that. When you take control of an organization so that you gain power over all their assets and their organizational structure disappears completely that is called an acquisition/ takeover not a merger.

Sorry for the rant but as a former business student, that was my biggest gripe about season six. I hope I answered your question.
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Posted Oct 15, 2010 @ 12:51 AM

Megan, another of their class was later rehired by Derek (along Sad Puppy April) when he became Chief.

I'd forgotten all about her. Is she the one that Derek wanted to hire back but she wasn't sure she wanted to come back? The pregnant one?

Speaking of the merger/acquisition or whatever it was, I thought the other hospital ceased to exist? I thought that was why Seattle Grace suddenly found itself with twice as many residents? If Mercy West was still there, and they merged the two hospitals into one business entity, then why couldn't the Mercy West residents have stayed there? I'm not one of those people that needs the writers to account for, and explain, every detail but this whole part of the story line was something I just couldn't wrap my head around, so I kind of stopped trying to understand and just rolled with it. Now, I've forgotten all about it, and don't even remember that it was ever any different. I got lazy, but sometimes I think the writers did too.
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Posted Oct 15, 2010 @ 1:19 AM

They said chief now had to run two hospitals in one episode then followed that with saying the hospital now had double the staff. Then in the first webisode they referred to the hospital as both Seattle Grace and Seattle Grace-Mercy West. I'm usually not that picky and if it hadn't been for all the inconsistent dialogue I would have let it go, but whatever I just started ignoring the giant hole in the wall.
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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 6:45 PM

What did Izzy do with the money she got from Denny? Thank you.


She donated it to the hospital for Baily's free clinic which was named in Denny's honor. The clinic hasn't been mentioned since season six and probably fell victim to the parking lot of no return.
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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 7:14 PM

Thank you! I always resisted watching this because I have never liked medical shows but I was recovering from an illness and was off work for a few months and the repeats sucked me in.
I've missed a lot of episodes so I'm sure I'll have more questions. Thanks again.
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Posted Apr 21, 2012 @ 9:42 PM

Have been googling to no avail for way longer than I should, so I'll just ask: Did we ever find out one way or another whether Walter and Joe were picked to adopt those twins from the finale of Season 3? I remember them holding the babies at some point while the birth mother recovered, but I don't recall seeing anything since. Anybody?
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 12:05 AM

It was inferred from them holding the babies I assumed. Plus I remember it being in the writers blog, but no those kids were never brought up again. Or Walter actually.
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

Hi, I'm wondering if people can answer this for me.

Are Bailey and Callie meant to be one year older than Meredith and co? I remember there being a big arc about Bailey pursuing a Paeds fellowship but then she went straight to being an Attending and now seems to be head of department (given that she sits round the table with Shepherd and Sloan). I have no idea about how any of this works, can you skip a fellowship if you're really good?
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

Bailey gave up on the fellowship in peds and accepted a general surgery attending position bec she was getting divorced.
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

There is no Fellowship for general surgery. That was part of Bailey's angst when she was offered the Peds Fellowship - that she could work better hours being a General Attending, or continue working crazy long hours doing a fellowship.
From their fight to be Cheif Resident, it seems that Callie and Bailey are probably 3 years ahead of Meredith et al. The fact that Callie never did a Fellowship is just baffling,
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:39 AM

So in the first season - why were the fab 5 allocated to Bailey? Is Meredith going to be an Attending then since her specialism is general?
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

Are Bailey and Callie meant to be one year older than Meredith and co? I remember there being a big arc about Bailey pursuing a Paeds fellowship but then she went straight to being an Attending and now seems to be head of department (given that she sits round the table with Shepherd and Sloan). I have no idea about how any of this works, can you skip a fellowship if you're really good?

Bailey and Callie were fourth years when Meredith and the others were residents. So professionally, Bailey and Callie are three years ahead of them. Chronologically, it's hard to figure out. Meredith took some time off between college and med school, Cristina had a PhD, and I think I remember Callie working somewhere abroad for a while. Central or South America, I believe. So characters haven't necessarily gone straight from college to med school to residency. Aside from the kids, I believe the only character on the show whose age can be pinned down is Lexie.
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 12:59 PM

Cristina was 28 the second season when she had the eptopic pregnancy. Her age was listed on the OR board because she was in surgery and Burke was reading the board so we got to see her age. Alex and Meredith were supposed to be a little older than Cristina, George and Izzie, say like 30 or as she was described in an article summarizing the show and it's Meredith Grey its lead character as thirtyish. Then Shonda also mentioned that she and Alex were about 30/31 on the podcast, when she was reviewing the first Thanksgiving episode because she had taken time to travel and Alex was supposed to be a professional wrestler and we now know he had family issues. But he was very good at the sport and had to give it up when he was injured. So, those two were in a scene together and they were or at least Alex was questioning how successful he would be as a surgeon or where he really wanted to go with his life. I believe the first Thanksgiving eppy was also in season 2. So she was saying that these two, unlike the other three, took a bit more time to figure out what they wanted to do with their lives so this is why they were just a bit older starting the program. So, Cristina would be about 34/35 now Alex and Meredith 36/37.

Callie is freaking 38/39,she should only be like a year ahead in age from Alex and Meredith. Which is why it bugs that she is sitting in meetings with attendings for about two seasons now (eye roll). Miranda is 41/42, I believe she was in her fifth year and Callie was in her fourth. So the rest of those attendings have got to be pushing 45 by now,and of course the Chief is much older, he's got to be in his 60's. Shonda can't fool me, Callie was always closer to the interns than to the seasoned residents and attendings. As a matter a fact, she started to make her older so that she could compete with Bailey for the Chief Resident position, that's actually when it started.I remember some of us were like, what? How did Callie get that far ahead that she could now be competing with Bailey for that position.

Edited by nodepth, Apr 22, 2012 @ 1:01 PM.

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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 2:11 PM

So, Cristina would be about 34/35 now Alex and MerIntedith 36/37.


Actually, Cristina is only 32/33. While the show has been on for eight seasons, the period only covers five years.

The first three seasons was Intern Year, Seasons 4 and 5 covered Year 2, Season 6 was Year 3, Season 7 was Year 4 and now Season 8 is Year 5.

So if she was 28 in her first year, then 29 in second year, 30 in third year, 31 in fourth year and 32 in fifth year. She should be turning 33 as they are coming to the end of fifth year.

George and Izzie were the same age as Cristina. When George died at the end of Season 5, they were now finishing second year. When they were giving out his organs at the start of Season 6, they described him as a 29 year old, which makes the same age as Cristina for that year.

When Izzie was doing Patient X with the interns, she described the patient as a 29 year old female. That was also in Season 5, which was second year. Hence, this made her the same age as Cristina.
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 3:11 PM

Then Shonda also mentioned that she and Alex were about 30/31 on the podcast, when she was reviewing the first Thanksgiving episode because she had taken time to travel and Alex was supposed to be a professional wrestler and we now know he had family issues. But he was very good at the sport and had to give it up when he was injured.

I only remember Alex wrestling in college and possibly going on a sports scholarship, nothing about him doing it professionally. Frankly, I don't set much by podcasts. It's not established on the show and doesn't matter that much. Same thing about Cristina's age on a prop. It could be correct, but it also could not. Not that it matters all that much, since the difference isn't going to be that big anyhow.

Thanks for the info about Izzie's and George's ages. I forgot those mentions.
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 3:45 PM

So the rest of those attendings have got to be pushing 45 by now


Addison said she was 39 in S3, which means she should be 43 by now. Assuming Derek & Mark are the same age, they should all be 43 in S8. Arizona should be around the same age as well, IMO.

I believe the only character on the show whose age can be pinned down is Lexie.


Yep, she's the only one who has said her age multiple times.
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Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 4:29 PM

Any idea when season 8 enters the syndication rotation in the US?
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