Edited by Bleeding Love, Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:14 PM.
Posted Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:28 PM
Arizona was wrong to yell at Derek like that at the beginning of the episode, but I can't say how she feels is wrong. Cristina was fine physically once Mark popped her shoulder back into place in the woods and aside for the month-long traumatic state, is fine now. Meredith has no ongoing issues that we know of - you'd never know she was even *in* the crash. If Derek has regained even most of the mobility in his hand, then Arizona is the only one of the survivors that has ongoing physical trauma and the others shouldn't be taking that lightly. And she was so right in what she was yelling at Callie about their life and Sofia and talking about things together. That money is Sofia's, not Callie's, even if it's in a trust, and it should be for her (even though it's not as though they'd need to scrimp and save for her college). Don't even get me started on her offering Lexie's share to put in the hospital-buying pot. Meredith seemed more offended by what Arizona yelled at Derek then by Callie spending her sister's blood money. Who says Callie gets to make decisions for everyone?
Arizona was absolutely right and Callie is a disloyal bitch. How dare she just make decisions for them and their family without discussing it with Arizona first? Arizona was right to pull her card on that one because Callie does not treat Arizona as if they are married, she acts like a child, and she's going to liquidate all of their assets to buy a fucking hospital? Then she openly takes Derek's side? I used to love Callie, but she's on my shit list. Arizona needs to dump her ass. Meredith stands by Derek, but Callie's nothing but a bitch to Arizona. For fuck's sake, Callie is not only spending Arizona's money without really asking her, she's giving away Sofia's money when that money was almost certainly NOT left to her for the purposes of executing Callie's harebrained scheme, and then she's going to dump all of their savings into it without talking this through with her wife? Callie scoffed and told Arizona to "slow down" when Arizona suggested buying a house, but she's willing to fly by the seat of her pants to buy a hospital? They are not co-equals in this relationship and Callie obviously doesn't consider them a familial unit or spouses. Poor Arizona.
I do think Arizona was spot on with nearly everything she said about Derek. She had him dead to rights. Derek is always trying to ride in on his white horse and be a hero. In fact, this whole lawsuit fiasco started with Derek trying to play white knight of truth. When he took his little jaunt to tamper with evidence in the airplane hangar and trespassed on federal property, he came to the grand conclusion that he needed to be the leader of the merry band of truth. He completely subverted the process and convinced everyone else to do it. Now that that idea has caused more problems, he is riding in on his white horse with another grandiose and ill-conceived idea. Derek always thinks he knows better. Now, where Arizona was wrong is that he feels guilty. Derek didn't feel guilty about shit or if he did maybe I missed it. I haven't seen any indication that he acknowledges that his bullheaded and know it all approach to things has lead them to a place they don't want to be. Yes, it is, in the cannon of the show, the fault of the hospital for their injuries, but Derek can't see that each time he subverts and undermines processes in service to his "knowing what's best," things haven't worked well for people around them. Buying this hospital is nothing more than Derek and Callie doubling down on their reckless "quest for truth" (which would have been gotten anyway from investigators from like 10 state and federal agencies). And, Arizona was not out of line. They weren't thinking about the fact that Arizona, save for the people who are dead, is the one with the gravest injuries and she doesn't get to move on like they do. She has a lifetime of bills ahead of her and insurance companies are not always good about paying for prosthetics; some amputees have to fight them tooth and nail. Prosthetics aren't cheap. Yes, they make money as surgeons, but if this thing goes belly up, they will lose all of their money and probably be on the hook for more because hospitals rack up bills like nobody's business. Of course, there is also the possibility that it may become too much for Arizona to stand in an OR forever. Her future as an amputee is not set in stone.
And, why would anyone let this lot be on the board of a hospital? None of them has any administrative or managerial experience save for Callie and Derek. Callie, I'm sure everyone will recall, washed out spectacularly as chief resident and Derek, in one of his white knight efforts to save the hospital from the chief, couldn't stand being chief of surgery once he got the job. These two have proven on a much smaller scale that they are not capable of administrative affairs. I simply cannot see Cristina or Meredith, especially when Meredith delivers, being able to juggle their careers and being administrators. Callie, because she was raised spoiled, doesn't seem to understand that things like her precious research cost money and are a huge sucking money pit until someone buys the product. She just wants what she wants and that's all she knows how to do. She's a brat. Hospitals close all the time all over the country but this lot will be able to run a research and teaching facility without being attached to a major university or medical school? If they're still looking for a name for their LLC, I hear "LOL!" is still available.
I can't care about April's love life. I can't deal with Alex pining for Jo. I want something better for Alex than these stupid "patients' lives parallel doctors' lives" contrivances. I heard that Arizona had originally been brought in as a possible love interest for Alex. I'm a lesbian and I'm all about lesbian visibility, but not in the way it is presented on this show. Alex respects Arizona and cares about her. Arizona is an adult and a good intellectual equal. Even if they aren't a perfect match, I would much rather they have them together. Calzona with its cutaway "kisses," jump-off baby, the "Modern Family," detached Callie, and physical inequality ain't it. Free Arizona!