Did you see this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy? I don’t watch that much TV but this is one show I really like and watch consistently. I watched the Beautiful Doom episode on Hulu this afternoon and I actually got mad at the show. Mostly the writers.
I like the character of Meredith, she’s quirky and neurotic but her character is believable for the most part. In this episode Derek is out of town and she has a patient she is saving (who just happened to have the same injuries Lexie had in the plane crash) and passes her daughter around to various doctors and nurses for a full day when the hospital daycare won’t keep her because she has a fever. It became really awkward… not funny awkward but icky awkward and the characters on the show just played along (duh). I’m sure the writers have their reasons for this story line (flashback emotional references to Lexie that sorta failed) and, while I’d like to think saving my life came before anything else for a doctor that wanted to save my life, this episode just made me mad dislike the writers.
Not at Meredith but the writers! I honestly don’t think Meredith would have chosen to pass her child around for a full day. An hour or so until she figured something out? Probably.
Clearly, the struggle of being a Dr working mommy is tough but it seemed like the writers were trying to inject humor into passing a baby around. It just felt wrong – even for a show that purposely toes the line between serious drama and dry humor. I’m not passing judgement on the scenario because I’ve had my share of work “emergencies” and I have a lifetime reserve of mommy guilt stored up for choices I’ve made. This is just bad writing that detracted from the other story lines in the episode.
So, I’m calling B.S. on this particular story line.
Didn’t catch the episode? Watch it here……