Season seven of Grey’s is probably one of the best yet. We come off Season 6, where many of the doctors at Seattle Grace are still trying to recover from the traumatic events and deal with the emotions of being part of a shooting massacre. Meredith, still wrestling with her emotions insists she is ok the return to surgery and dealing with not only the shooting but the miscarriage of her baby. Christina battles her own emotions, as she runs away from her work and avoids returning to surgery at all costs.
Many of the episodes this season spend time following Derek Shepherd’s medical trial for Alzheimer’s, Callie and Arizona’s relationship, and their future child, being fathered by Sloan. Also featured is Meredith’s mission to make sure all goes well in Derek’s Alzheimer’s trials, fueled by her own mother's battle with the disease. Karev competes against the other residents to become chief resident, Yang fights with her own emotions to return to surgery, and Teddy wrestles with her love for her “fake” husband and a man she is dating.
It is a season full of so much drama you wonder how there could be room for more. Well, the writers of this show make sure they bring you even more, with 22 episodes ready to shock you. I was blown away with this season. Almost every moment I loved, and found myself wrestling with my own emotions as we bounced around the emotional spectrum. I went from happy to sad to happy all over again as each episode hops around.
One of the funniest episodes this season features Alex Karev dealing with an unruly, older woman who is on her death bed. She is rude, harsh and abrasive. Yet Karev works to deal with her attitude, all while trying to get money from her so he can bring African children to Seattle Grace for medical treatment. This is all part of his master plan to win Chief Resident. This episode was gripping while funny episode with the antics of the older woman taunting and berating Karev.
Season 6 saw many major events, many dramas and many moral dilemmas. Christina fights with her emotions after the shooting in the hospital. It was well done seeing her struggle as it was well thought out and well executed. Her return to surgery was a perfect setup. A college shooting put her right back into action, with the drive and need to help those who have now suffered an event similar to what she suffered through. It was a great episode to see her return to her surgical glory as she was on fire after this episode. I was extremely happy to have the old Christina back, and I’m glad they did not drag her surgical leave out for too long.