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    Thursday, October 28 2010
    Karev deals with a young girl's case, a history-making transplant is undertaken, and Mary and Bill return to the hospital for the first time since the shooting.

    The show opens as the documentary follows the doctors handling a trauma patient who is pronounced brain dead. An excited couple is profiled as well; they've hurried to the hospital so the husband can receive two new arm transplants. Dr. Webber takes the documentary crew through the hospital. The narrator talks about the mass shooting that took place. Christina and Meredith talk about their friendship, and Karev shows off his bullet scar in pediatrics. His young patient, a Justin Bieber fan, needs an emergency tracheotomy.

    Mary, a patient who was trapped with Bailey during the shooting, and her husband Bill return to the hospital for the first time since the shooting. Mary and Bailey embrace in the foyer. Mark talks on the documentary about how it affected him when his friend Derek got shot. Mark, Derek, Owen, and Callie confer about the arm transplant. Mary is admitted and tells Bailey about the traveling she and Bill have done since the shooting. She admits she can't wait to have babies.

    A false alarm goes off in the hospital and Webber explains that the new security system has some glitches. He calls Arizona into his office and tells her she won a prestigious grant - but she has to move to Africa to accept it.

    Derek, Mark, Owen, and Callie all spend time telling the documentary crew about what a big deal the arm transplant is. Lexie notices that one of the arms has a tattoo that says 'Nicole'. The recipient and his wife are told - they are fine with it. The donor's wife, Nicole, talks to the camera about her husband.

    Karev comforts Lily, the child with the throat tumor. She has to have a cat scan, and Karev sings a Justin Bieber song to her throughout. Downstairs, Christina and Meredith deal with another trauma patient. Christina, who is still suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, goes to lay down after seeing a bullet wound. Karev takes Lily's results to Arizona and interrupts an argument between her and Callie about the move to Africa. Arizona explains to Karev that Lily's situation is extremely dire. Lily's mother is interviewed. Arizona decides to use Lily's own cells to grow a new trachea. Webber credits the innovative thinking to surviving the shooting.

    The arm transplant gets underway. They remove the arms from the donor and must move fast to attach them to the recipient. The documentary camera catches Lexie trying to re-enter the hospital with Mark's coffee order and another false alarm goes off. The surgery doors lock on Avery, endangering a patient's life. Teddy tries to talk him through it, but he's traumatized. The history-making arm transplant continues. When blood flows through the vessels everyone applauds, but a complication arises in one arm. Callie saves it. The doctors who did the arm transplant meet at the bar for drinks.

    Bailey operates on Mary. She tells Bill that the surgery went well. They embrace. Karev explains to the camera how he will take care of the growing trachea. Christina tries to describe her feelings about the surgery she did during the shooting. Meredith jumps in to say she's a hero.

    The documentary catches up with the happy arm transplant recipient, who says he got 'thank you' tattooed under the name 'Nicole', and with Lily who is ready for her trachea transplant. Karev implores her to take care of it. Later, Lily told her fourth grade class that Dr. Karev was the best part of her hospital experience. Callie tells the camera crew that she will go to Africa with Arizona and they give notice. Bailey explains that Mary never woke up from her surgery and is in a coma. She has to tell Bill that she is septic and her organs are failing - her chances aren't good and he has a decision to make. The documentary notes that three days later, Bill opted to turn off Mary's life support. The documentary ends with Christina saying they are all blessed to have survived, but adding that being a hero has its price.

    Spoilers for the next Grey's Anatomy:

    Christina is on the spot when her lung transplant patient codes.

    A mass trauma with 30 casualties sends the hospital into a tailspin!

    Candi's Comments

    This episode had a really different feel due to the documentary-style format. While I missed some of the personal interaction between the doctors, it was an engaging episode, and the three case stories were really interesting. I can't believe Callie and Arizona are leaving for Africa! It seems like Christina is turning a corner which is great, but I'm concerned about the effect losing Mary might have on Bailey. For about the third episode in a row, I have found Karev's storyline one of the most compelling. What did you think? Let know in the comment section.

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    Posted by nat21 at Thursday, October 28 2010 08:01 PM

    Karev's story was compelling. That was one of the most interesting storyline along with Mary and Bailey. I didn't really pay attention to the rest of the show. Karev was really good with the kid and it was sad that Mary never work up from her surgery.

    Posted by Liason_Chelsick_GH_Days at Thursday, October 28 2010 10:11 PM

    totally depressing if calli and arizona are leaving the show... but of course i will still watch since its my fav show and karev soo belongs in peds and mark and lexy need to get back together all ready and put avery and teddy together

    Posted by Chrissi at Friday, October 29 2010 07:51 AM

    Great recap. Was touching at the end and looking forward to next week!

    Posted by Mrs. LC at Friday, October 29 2010 11:17 AM

    I certainly hope Christina has turned a corner now and is back to her wonderful self. Next week might set her back if she loses her "lung" patient.

    What the writers are doing with Karev is awesome. He finally got out from under Izzy and is really coming into his own.

    I hope Callie and Arizona stay gone. Watching same sex kissing is NOT something I want to see when I watch TV. Callie has become very boring since being with another woman. All her sex appeal is gone. You can call me politically incorrect all you want, but gay relationships are not entertaining to me. I don't care what anyone else thinks.

    Posted by LOVECHILDALWAYS at Friday, November 05 2010 10:47 AM

    i didn't get a chance to watch last weeks episode but might have to on the web because it sounds really good. as far as karev goes yes i too am happy that he has a better storyline and he is coming into his own. i miss the old spunky christina how much longer are they going to have her with this PTSD? hell i would have expected for merideth or lexi to be going through this. i guess it's good that the writers are making it look pretty real and let the viewers know that even the strongest people can have setbacks. hell christina can't even enjoy being a newlywed.
    i also want for lexi and mark to get back together again it is apperant that they still love each other they just need better communication.
    and lastly @ Ms. LC
    no one asked you what you thought about same sex couples. i applaud the writers for even taking the chance and adding this to their show. there are so many gays and lesbians that don't get to share who they really are. i am not gay but i have no problem with anyone who is. my nieces mother turned gay after she left my brother and i still love her like a sister. we are not in any position to judge anyone based on who they want to sleep with or how they represent themselves. if you feel that strongly about it then i suggest you keep the tv and radio off and NEVER go outside again because who knows your next door neighbor or even one of your loved ones may be in the closet and you are the one in the dark.

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