The season seven premiere, though, has taken a dip from that high. The psychiatric consultations were an interesting way to inform us how the characters have been in the month since the mass murder that they survived, but other aspects of the show were incredibly unrealistic. Derek Shepherd (a.k.a. The Droopwaffel) (that's an inside joke) is on his feet and back to surgery four weeks after having been shot in the chest at close range, and is (obviously) back to his old hijinks of racing his fancy car around someplace with a lot of palm trees. That was definitely a great use of screen time. Didn't he used to be a simple guy, into fishing and living in a trailer?
Meredith is annoyed at him for getting arrested all the time, and won't come clean about her miscarriage, which is what's keeping the shrink from clearing her for surgery. Meanwhile Cristina is getting married to Owen within one month of having been broken up, and it's clearly the healthiest marriage of time. Two PTSD survivors hastily getting married because they're afraid to be alone! So great. And all the other characters are trying to deal with their PTSD too, and it's boring. Though Chyler Leigh, as Lexie, is one of the most enjoyable actors to watch on Grey's these days.
We'll see if I keep Grey's in my weekly rotation this time around...if it becomes too boring to recap, then it should be too boring to watch.
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