Now that the superstorm is over on Grey’s Anatomy, Season 10, Episode 3: “Everybody’s Crying Mercy” focused on another type of disaster. Did the drama-filled hour of sleepless nights make for a good episode? Read on for Wetpaint Entertainment’s full review, then rate it for yourself below!

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After a great premiere, it was nice to see Grey’s coming back strong. It seems like it is getting back to its roots, with Cristina bantering with Alex, April finally retaking her boards, and a crazy case right off the bat. While a “human pincushion” was really only one wooden stake through a woman, it was still more exciting than many we saw in previous seasons — the physicality really changes the mood of the show.

While sleep-deprived Meredith and Derek was a little snooze-worthy at first, the issues it inevitably causes will spice up the plot. (As for fighting over grocery store parking lot naps? Not so much.) With Callie living with them still, there won’t be any actual spicy time for them, but that was a trend in tonight’s episode. Cristina and Owen? Nope. Callie and Arizona? Definitely not (in spite of Arizona’s sexy new haircut and red dress). Jo and Alex? Not at first, but Karev finally came to his senses and went all the way with his girlfriend, though surprisingly he was in bed with Yang first.

Another trend was poor decision-making. In addition to denying his girlfriend of sex, Karev tried to stop a patient from a high-risk heart surgery, defying Cristina (though on the flip side, Cristina should have known the kid was sadly a lost cause); Richard refused to get a feeding tube (and Bailey let him be stubborn) and in turn was in intense physical pain; April directly disobeyed Callie’s orders, cut open a patient’s clavicle, and inevitably killed her; Callie channeled all of her anger toward Arizona at anyone and everyone in the hospital; and Owen let the board rule him, keeping patients from surgeries (especially Jackson’s pro bono facial reconstruction) and supplies (even baby blankets). Lastly, while Shane made a bad call by disobeying orders, he was the only one brave enough to save Richard’s life by giving him the tube. Bravo, intern! Bravo.

All in all, it was a good episode — worthy of 4 out of 5 stars — but only because of little moments, like Japril celebrating her boards victory, Callie finally putting her own pain aside to spare a patient’s husband from heartache, Shane’s aforementioned brave decision to save Webber, and yes — Jo and Alex finally getting it on. While our hearts still hurt from Richard’s sad admission to Meredith and the lack of Calzona resolution, hopefully things will get better next week. The 200th episode promises more smiles than screaming!

What did you think of tonight’s episode? Rate it below, then tune in for the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 10 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.



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