Lexie Grey: Number 3
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 10:21 PM
Follow my logic here (I know logic and this show aren't friendly, but humor me).
Off-screen she's the half-sister in medical school we haven't seen. So she doesn't know about Meredith, but just happens to follow her exact career path, comes to the same surgical intern program, and even hits on the same guy.
Meanwhile, somehow, the world contrives to make sure that Meredith knows none of this is happening. Because either:
--The Chief knew and didn't tell her
--The Chief knew and FORGOT to tell her
--The Chief accepted an intern with the last name Grey into this very select program and (knowing all about Thatcher's other family) didn't make the connection.
Then there's Lexie (aka Skankie) herself. Its not clear whether or not she knows she's stalking, er... following Meredith's life path, but either way there's a boatload to explain.
If she didn't know half-sis Mer was at that hospital, we have to patch together why her parents didn't tell her. Admittedly at the beginning there was this whole "don't acknowledge the older family" possibility, but that was dealt with later on. Meredith became the stumbling block to the reunion of the sisters, but Step-Mom wanted it to happen. And even if Thatcher later turned into the non-father of the Year, earlier on he wanted it too. Now given that people have to sign up for an Internship um... a bit in advance, its not like Thatches' later rage should have affected the situation. Step-Mommy was around at that time, Thatch knew where his oldest daughter worked, and well... come ON!
So lets say that Lexie DOES know Meredith is at that hospital, who she is, etc.
Don't you think most real people would have um... tried to seek out their long lost half-sister privately first, before you know... showing up for their first day? Unless she also blames Meredith for Mommy's death in which case... um... that chipper attitude we saw is hiding her grief and anger pretty darn well.
It's all such an unholy mess.
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 10:22 PM
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 10:25 PM
Edited by McGuilty, May 17, 2007 @ 10:25 PM.
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Posted May 17, 2007 @ 10:37 PM
Lexie is to this show as Christopher was to "Gilmore Girls" this past season.
And look where "Gilmore Girls" is now--CANCELLED!
Chyler Leigh is the kiss of death to any TV series. :(
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 10:41 PM
Seriously where does this come from?? Because she asked a guy that was by himself if he wanted a drink?? I mean is there any reason that she is a slut other than that she may be a roadblock to the two wuv of MurDer?? I mean in the end she still didn't end up in bed with him, all the while forgetting his name.
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 10:43 PM
Did anyone else think she didn't look quite as "cute" as she did in the bar scene? She was kinda plain....
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 10:49 PM
Love the title, it's catchy.
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 11:06 PM
She's supposed to be what? Five or six years younger than McDrunky? And Skankie is starting her internship one year after Meredith? I seem to recall some vague excuse towards the beginning of the show about Meredith being older than the rest of her contemporaries (for God knows what reason--they never really explained it), but was it really supposed to be four or five years?
[Please note that the real life Ellen Pompeo is actually 37 years old--but Meredith, even being older than her fellows isn't supposed to be nearly that old. As a point of comparison Chyler Leigh is actually 25.]
Edited by MoreRidonkulous, May 17, 2007 @ 11:07 PM.
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 11:46 PM
Derek, thinking Meredith dumped him, sleeps with Lexie in a moment of whatever. Lexie becomes obsessed with Derek, but Derek gets back with Meredith after she tells him that whatever, so Lexie is all jealous. So Lexie goes all insane and Fatal attraction on Derek. Derek keeps resisting, so then during sweeps, Lexie tries to kill Meredith. But then of course knight in shining armour Derek will save her just in the nick of time.
I think I just barfed a little.
Posted May 17, 2007 @ 11:49 PM
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Posted May 18, 2007 @ 12:11 AM
I'm wondering if Lexie also won't screw around with the George/Izzie/Callie triangle? Did you see the look he gave her when he heard her name?
I think that was more, "Oh my god. Once again I'm the first one to know when Meredith's fake family shows up." Although, it is George. If she does hang around for 13 episodes, you know he'll sleep with her at least once. Maybe she'll be the version of Meredith he COULD have. After realizing neither Callie nor Izzie were his true love. Gag.
Gag to the whole Lexie plot device.
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 12:13 AM
And so she followed that up by several months of not telling Meredith her other daughter was going into the same program?
Could it be that this is the reason why Susan wanted Thatcher and Meredith to patch things up?
Also... is this the only hospital in the world where potential interns don't have to... you know... come in for interviews? Or are we getting back to the notion that the Chief purposefully didn't tell Meredith for some bizarre reason which Shondra will contrive at some unspecified later date?
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 12:55 AM
I mean seriously,the ways that Lexxie has just been magically inserted into S3 and will probably continue to be in S4, as if she really matters, is just fucking ridiculous ( 13 ep Finn-esque contract anyone?) She just screams stupid plot device out of every pore and I just adore the balls to the wall way ya'll have expresssed that. Seriously.
I drank an entire bottle of wine tonight just to survive the season finale, so my personal Drunk-O-Meter is registering at dangerous levels right now, I'd post more, but I am so efffing pissed off and so full of bitterness and bile, that if I DID express my true feelings here, I'd probably get banned. So over and out from me for now, until I calm my ass down. Or sober up. Either or....Grrrrr...damm you Shonda, damm you...
Edited by HotButteredRum, May 18, 2007 @ 1:03 AM.
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 1:01 AM
Derek: get ready to see yet another dumb love triangle next season (mer/der/lexie). Yes it will probably be annoying and get beaten to death.
Mark: i can see him already flirting with her the moment he see's her. Fuck buddies.
Alex: a possiblity since Ava and Addison will be out of the picture.
George: God i hope not! He already has annoying Izzie and Callie to deal with.
Burke: i doubt it.
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 2:24 AM
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Posted May 18, 2007 @ 9:33 AM
I can see it all now.
Derek, thinking Meredith dumped him, sleeps with Lexie in a moment of whatever.
I seriously thought that the finale was going to end with this happening. I'm sure it will happen at some point next season.
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 9:39 AM
WORD! She looked pretty upbeat for someone who just lost their mom. Makes me think that barslut and Susan didn't get along.
Barslut is because the very day she buried her mother she was trying to pick up a strange guy in a bar. I know that grief does weird things but she didn't even look the least bit upset.
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 9:41 AM
As for Lexie in the intern program, maybe she's in a different specialty therefore the chief wouldn't have interviewed or met her. We saw that there were like 30 interns taking the test, it's plausible.
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 10:02 AM
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 10:11 AM
I guess it's to show us how bright and shiny she is compared to Mer.
Posted May 18, 2007 @ 5:29 PM
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Posted May 18, 2007 @ 7:28 PM
Perhaps. But I always got the impression that the locker room was the specific locker room for surgical people. Maybe not, but if so then it was awfully convenient that we never saw other interns there, and also very convenient that the whole "passing of the baton" scene with George and them happened in that room, and implied what it did.
As for Lexie in the intern program, maybe she's in a different specialty therefore the chief wouldn't have interviewed or met her. We saw that there were like 30 interns taking the test, it's plausible
Also, although we weren't given any idea that she was Seattle Grace bound, didn't the earlier info about Lexie before this show indicate she wanted to be a surgeon?
Also, since the parallels to Meredith have already been drawn in the bar, and we just know that Shondra is champing at the bit to hook up Derek and Lexie to further punish Meredith, wouldn't she have to be a surgical intern to constantly wind up in both Derek and Meredith's faces (or in his case, groin) going forward?