Following the harsh, harsh last episode that ended with two casualties - one dead, one fired - tonight's Grey's Anatomy will probably try to move forward and settle their differences. At least that's what can be readily inferred from the title - "Give Peace a Chance" - and the lack of bickering from the preview clips.
Yet with Mer (Ellen Pompeo) out of commission because she's recovering from surgery (on-screen) and bonding with new baby (off-screen) the spotlight is cast on her hubby Derek (Patrick Dempsey). News has it that McDreamy is even taking over voice-over duties for this episode.
But the real star of the show is an inoperable tumor surrounding the spine of Seattle Grace lab-tech Isaac. Everyone is frazzled and excited over the blasted thing, with Bailey (Chandra Wilson) even calling it "the great white of tumors" and the reason why she got into medicine. The chief (James, Pickens, Jr.), however, is not too pleased with the hullabaloo because he thinks the tumor is inoperable.
In the end, Derek must decide whether or not to forego the chief's orders and push with the operation. The risks are high, understandably, because if Isaac dies, he wouldn't have only lost a patient, he would've done so without permission from the chief.
On the last episode of Grey's Anatomy, there was a sort of a whodunit on Seattle Grace, when an otherwise safe patient died because of neglect from one of the doctors. Everyone was interviewed one by one by the Chief and someone from the hospital board to get into the bottom of it.
So thanks to everyone's recollection, piece by piece, what happened was reconstructed from different people's points of view. In the end, it turned out that Mercy Wester April (Sarah Drew) was the culprit, because she was mildly distracted during the first stage of examining the patient. She was fired.
Catch Grey's Anatomy tonight on ABC.