Grey’s Anatomy – Fail.

You guys, how is it possible to simultaneously love and hate an episode so much? That’s how I feel about “Let The Bad Times Roll”. We knew from the preview last week that one of the Seattle Grace docs would fail the boards, and I knew that I’d likely be disappointed no matter who it was.

It turns out that Alex wouldn’t automatically fail the boards. There would be three sessions, and you had to pass two – Alex missed one, so that meant he could still pace if he aced the two he showed up for. And the next test? Not until June of next year.

When all was said and done, I could see any of the Seattle Grace gang failing.


Cristina’s arrogance was biting her in the butt during her exam, as all her answers were deemed too risky by her traditional, ancient experienced examiner.


Meredith puked during her sessions, more than once.

He’s pretty when he’s angry.

Avery was doing well, until his mother got into his head. I mean, finding out your mom is sleeping with someone who is practically your boss is one thing. Hearing her flirtatious laugh in the room next door during the most important exam of your life? That’s torture.




Not only did Alex miss his first session, but he kept insisting that it was for an admirable reason. He yelled, and then yelled more when they mispronounced his name.

Who needs Jesus when you have an Avery?

But poor April was the biggest mess, both in her exams and as a character on the show. I absolutely hate this “I broke my promise to Jesus” crap, it came way too much out of left field. Even if she’s been hiding her religion for years. You know what I want more of? I want more of April and Avery having hot sex in the washroom. That’s what I want.

Not only was April a nervous, sweaty mess during one of her sessions (and that was before the sex) and wouldn’t let a past question go, but she rambled on about religion and Jesus and even admitted to having pre-marital sex with a close friend in a public washroom in between her boards sessions TO HER EXAMINERS.

Yikes. So, because of all that, I wasn’t shocked when we found out that April is the one who failed her boards. I was just disappointed.

I guess, in a way, she was being set up for the failure. She was Chief Resident and was being wooed by hospitals almost as much as Cristina has been. And sleeping with Avery made her an absolute wreck. But I wish they hadn’t done this to her character. April’s unlikable phase was when we first met her, and she’s come such a long way. Why did she have to take this incredibly annoying turn? Why can’t she be having hot sex in the on-call room like everyone else? Doesn’t she deserve that?


Oh, there was also some dramz back at the hospital this week. Sloan’s pretty redhead girlfriend wants to have a baby with him, and I think he should do it because I’m way over Lexie. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see what his decision is there. And Arizona is sad because her hippie childhood friend didn’t come and get his cancer treated, like a selfish jerk. And I laughed at Bailey trying to woo doctors who were more concerned with parking spaces and cafeteria food than research and OR time.

But really, I’m just mad about April. What did y’all think of the episode?

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7 Responses to Grey’s Anatomy – Fail.

  1. Dana says:

    I thought it was stupid too. I am with you, April had her bit as annoying, it’s time to move on. I thought the whole thing where they were trying to set it up as suspenseful was idiotic, each doc’s story was pretty stupid as a means of failing. Lame.

  2. Scott says:

    I’m really disappointed too, April had grown so much as a character, I feel these last two episodes have kind of ruined that. I never disliked April, even when she first started, but this whole Jesus thing it making me cringe. I need more fake deep voice please.

    I would’ve loved to see more of Bailey’s wooing instead of either case, but it was good to finally see Lexie tell Mark that she loves him, that storyline is beyond stale.

    • Jill says:

      Yes! The fake deep voice is where April shined. I wanted to see more of her trying to seem likable despite her sort of neurotic, anxious personality. The part where she freaked out because she didn’t know why the hypothetical patient died? Awesome. The Jesus stuff? No, no, no.

  3. Allyson says:

    It looks like April did fail her boards, but in next week’s preview it shows her celebrating with the rest of them.

    • Jill says:

      I saw that! So weird. I wonder what they’ll do to get there.

  4. Dori Miller says:

    As unlikely as it would have been, deep down I was hoping Christina would fail because I don’t want her to leave and she seems like she might be leaving. My EW magazine previewed the finale saying someone beloved would die – Shonda didn’t like doing it, but she felt she had to. I am not looking forward to that at all. From next shows preview, why is Derek so ready to leave?? If he does, will Meredith? Will the show still be called Grey’s Anatomy???…

    • Jill says:

      I kind agree. And really, having her stay at this point seems illogical. She has too many fabulous offers, she’s always put her career first. The Cristina Yang we know would leave.

      I read that in EW too…but did she also say it wouldn’t be one of the originals? If it is Avery I will quit the show.

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