Grey's Anatomy 12/13
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|Fri, 12-14-2012 - 8:39am|
Last night's episode of Grey's Anatomy was its usual mish-mash of relationship-driven melodrama, but one particular duo -- who have been careening toward marriage this fall -- took center stage: Bailey and Ben. Congratulations! This episode was mostly focused on the lead-up to Bailey's big wedding day to the cute guy. But, as is typical in the Seattle Grace world, it wasn't that easy.
To boil it down: Bailey didn't get married...yet. Hence the title of this recap being "Runaway Bailey." We knew from the previews last week that we'd be headed toward Bailey potentially saying "I do" to beau Ben, and Meredith -- in her trademark voiceover at the beginning of the episode -- previewed trouble to come. "The adrenal system reacts to stress by releasing hormones that make us alert and reactive," she intoned, as Bailey nervously stomped around the hospital. "The problem is the adrenal system can't tell what's a regular case of nerves and what's a real, impending disaster."
What Meredith was saying, in simpler terms, is that Bailey was having a severe reaction to her impending nuptials to Ben. And as was no surprise, she was taking that out on everyone around her, starting with Kepner. Bailey tasked the non-board certified doctor with taking on her patients, but wasn't happy with how Kepner seemed to be passing the bulk of the work off to interns. "The notion of an intern handling my patients," she barked at Kepner, "is the best way I can think of to ruin a perfectly good Mai Tai." Bailey was referring, of course, to the fruity drinks that she'd potentially be sipping throughout her tropical honeymoon.