Grey's Anatomy has become an addiction-down to the point that two weeks without it feels like an eternity of torture so painful that the only cure, not involving coffee (guess who said the line Grey's addicts), is, of course, tonight's episode 6 x 18.
In a refreshing twist of storylines, Dr. Teddy Altman's patient requests to end medical treatment and rather opt for physician-assisted suicide. This brings us to a trip toward memory lane, and yes, to the psychiatric and ethical ward. For a show that focuses on surgical cases and surgeon drama, Dr. Owen Hunt's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder artistically weaves in together these topics. We delve into what really happened during their service in Iraq and he and Teddy bonded there. We will be shown how much loyalty matters in the midst of life-threatening circumstances. Makes me wonder if Teddy is also suffering from that same disorder. Hmmm...we'll have to wait and see.
On a side note, scenes that were supposedly in Iraq were filmed in Lancaster, California. Ugh! Too bad, I'm supposed to work there. I could've seen my favorite actors!
Back to the plot, Mark continues to lure Teddy into his arms, even giving unnecessary comments while Teddy was serious about asking help about her euthanasia-seeking patient. I love Mark Sloan so much that I find those comments charming even if uncalled for.
Meanwhile, Richard continues to struggle adjusting to his relegation, and Callie and Arizona may probably have the much awaited RIFT between them. It's Grey's Anatomy after all, couples don't stay happy for too long. Otherwise, the ratings will fall and they're out of business!
We sure are tuning in!
Grey's Anatomy 6x18 "Suicide is Painless" airs on March 25, 2010 8/9 central on ABC starring Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Sara Ramirez, Eric Dane, Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, and Patrick Dempsey