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Ellen Pompeo does a fine job directing her first episode of Grey’s

"LOL, can you believe people still watch this show?" (Photo: ABC)
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  • So this was the first Grey’s episode directed by Ellen Pompeo. I thought she did a decent job! Some flashy cuts, some good performances. The candid laughter at dinner was nice. Well done, Meredith.
  • It was very Maggie of Maggie to insist on treating her mother, even though everyone knew what a terrible idea that was, and subject her to all sorts of horrible treatment. Also the unnecessary digs at Meredith. Le sigh.
  • I know I hate this character a lot, but Kelly McCreary, the actor playing her, really killed it in the scene with Riggs.
  • I had a mother who was terminally ill with cancer, and I have to say that this episode felt very true to life. The chemo, the pain of the treatment, the final talks: all very well done.
  • I am ready for Webber and Bailey to be over their feud; hopefully they are too.
  • Brief glimpse of Alex! Do you think Justin Chambers agreed to come back on a much-reduced schedule? Also no Minnick or April and very little Amelia, which was nice.

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