In a Word: Love and sex and broken penises. Unexpected invitations and surprise pregnancies. A crazed gunman takes his toll. And there's still time for surgery -- with extra added drama, of course.
The Action: Meredith's seesaw relationship with Derek continues. Now, here's a twist: Surgery chief Dr. Webber asks Derek's wife, Addison, to perform a special operation, and naturally Addison chooses Meredith as the assisting intern. Trying to put some distance between herself and Derek, Meredith has a one-nighter with a guy from Joe's Bar, but only after grilling him to make sure he's not a doctor. He winds up at Grace Hospital anyway, with "priapsis," a sort of permanent erection that can cause blood-vessel damage. The others snicker that Meredith apparently "broke his penis."
Preston surprises Cristina by "keying" her -- inviting her to move in by giving her a set of keys to his apartment. Cristina freaks and shows Preston her own apartment, which looks like it's been sacked by a squad of crazed frat boys. Preston's Mr. Neat, but he isn't fazed, and Cristina does move in ... but secretly keeps her own place as an escape hatch.
Izzie takes a shine to Alex and claims to see a real human being behind his narcissistic exterior. They get it on in a supply room. Girlfriend, were you born yesterday? We get proof positive that Bailey has a maternal side when she gets pregnant. The staff treats victims of a restaurant shooting, and then the crazed gunman shows up and shoots Preston in the arm. Derek operates, but Preston doesn't immediately have full use of his right hand. And, for better or worse, Izzie's attention shifts to heart patient Denny Duquette, to whom she becomes engaged. Denny survives his heart transplant but later dies of a blood clot.
Derek tries to patch things up with Addison, but he can't take his eyes off Meredith. At a fund-raiser, the Grace Hospital Prom, they have sex in an exam room. How junior high is that?
Our Take: Sex on the job is always fun, but we do hope real hospital workers have their minds on something besides making whoopee.
Your Take: What's your favorite surgical setting for illicit sex?