'Grey's Anatomy' season premiere recap: Gone, Baby, Gone

Let’s be honest: There’s so much about Grey’s Anatomy that’s otherworldly. For starters, and the biggest representative in this category, of course, are the disasters that the show regularly features. Last year, in the season finale, there was a horrific plane crash with just one survivor. And very memorably, there wasthat epic ferry crash several seasons ago, among many, many other crazy messes the doctors at Seattle Grace Mercy West have tried to clean up. (How much can one city take?!) The ridiculous disaster that launched this season was no different: A huge sinkhole opened up in the middle of a Seattle street, swallowing up an unhappy couple in the middle of a fight, as well a father and son, and who knows what other poor, unfortunate souls that we never even saw.

But juxtaposed against that nightmare that launched season 8’s two-hour season premiere was exactly what the show does portray rather accurately (most of the time): the relationship drama. I’m talking, specifically, about the simmering mess between the show’s two main couples—Derek and Meredith, and Owen and Cristina—all of which was very believable. Just as we left them at the end of last season, both were living apart—and both were dealing with some major, but very different, baby drama. Meredith put it best in her voiceover at the top of the episode: "Even good marriages fail. One minute you’re standing on solid ground, the next minute, you’re not." (And there’s your link back to that pesky sinkhole! Get it? Solid ground?!) Read More...



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