Grey’s Anatomy Season 8
May 4, 2012 Leave a comment
This was an intense episode for the residents at Seattle Grace. It almost made it more nerve wrecking knowing that someone was going to fail. You automatically think Alex, since he was late, but he impressed through the rest of the test. Then you think April, because of her major meltdown. Then you think Christina, because she was just too confident and fought with her proctor. Then you go back to thinking Alex again.
I really thought that April was going to fail. The others had meltdowns too, but none as bad as hers. She just couldn’t handle the pressure and that was part of what they were being tested on. I think Meredith was the best under pressure. She had the stomach flu and was answering all those horrible questions and she made it through. Granted if she was that sick when dealing with patients they would send her home.
This episode really pushed everyone to their limits. Most of them made it through pretty well. I was really happy that Alex passed. I was devastated last week at the thought of him not making it to the boards. I know Alex may or may not come back next season, but I still wanted him to pass.
Jackson’s mom can rest easy now knowing that she didn’t cause her son to fail the boards. Jackson can also rest easy. Having the Avery name must be tough with all that pressure on you. He had to pass the boards. There was no way around it.
I think Callie’s method really works. Meredith was able to get through the boards even being as sick as she was, because she knew the answers. She then passed on her wisdom to the others. I think it helped all of them, expect April, but April failed because of herself. There was nothing anyone could do to help her. She was freaking out more than anyone else even before the exam had begun. She just can’t handle pressure, where as the others can.
I loved that Mark was so nervous for Jackson. In Mark’s eyes Jackson wasn’t an Avery protégé he was a Mark Sloan protégé. Mark should be really pleased to hear that Jackson passed.
I’m glad Lexie finally told Mark how she feels. I just hope it wasn’t too late.
I feel bad for Arizona. She lost her brother, now she has to see her oldest friend die. It’s not fair. The guy is stupid. If you have cancer and you have a friend who is a doctor, you call them. You don’t just wait till it’s too late and then call them.
Who did you think was going to fail?
What did you think of the episode? Leave me a comment.