This November 4, 2010 episode entitled “That’s Me Trying.” was packed with the usual drama that the “Grey’s Anatomy” is renown for. This particular episode concluded three story-lines .
The first storyline
Cristina Yang played by Canadian actor Sandra Oh must overcome her fear of surgery since the shooting incident. By the end of the episode she has decided to leave medicine. The internal turmoil Yang was facing was fished out very well, since Christina sometimes comes across as a cold individual. We all know it is not true. She just wants to feel she is invincible; but since the shooting she is going through many emotions she may never have known she had. Will she reconsider her position and stay in medicine? She probably will, but not without the help of her friends.
The second storyline
Bailey struggles for answers that no one can give. Bailey wants clues to why Mary died. She feels compelled to have answers for Mary’s husband. However, Bailey needs answers for herself. Though a veteran doctor and well aware of the fact that sometimes death has no rhyme or reason, she has descended to same level of uncertainty as the first year interns she mentors. Dr. Bailey, played by Chandra Wilson, is faced with her mirror-self, when she is faced with the tough matter of fact forensic doctor who appears to show no passion and is more interested in food. Dr. Bailey is no longer the one that makes the rules for her proteges she is in the powerless position of having to accept rules and regulations and yet not getting the answers that will help her deal with Mary’s death.
The third storyline
Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) has been grappling with the issue of going to Africa. The episode’s ending has Callie and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) coming to terms with their very different reality. Callie admits she really doesn’t want to go to Africa, but will do it for Arizona’s sake. Arizona, on the hand, is not willing to risk being miserable and losing her dream because Callie is not at all into sharing it. Then the shocker came. Arizona calls off the love affair to go her own way and Callie is left heartbroken, unable to digest what had just happened.
“Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?” aired on Thursday, November 4, 10pm ET directly after its parent show “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC. The episode pulled in a phenomenal 10.2 million viewers. This weeks episode was well done, perhaps one of the best episodes dealing with a the aftermath of brutal rape of Dr. Charlotte King.
Peter finds Dr. Charlotte (Kadee Strickland). roaming the halls; all she will tell him is that she was beaten and robbed. She only confides in Dr. Addison (Kate Walsh). Charlotte refuses to tell the police or have a physical examination. Meanwhile, Addison is forbidden to reveal the truth which puts her in a very uncomfortable position.
Rape victims are not often willing to talk about their experience. They are traumatized, isolated, and ashamed. They don’t want to admit their vulnerability or expose themselves to finger pointing or blame. It doesn’t matter if the victim is a woman or a man, it doesn’t matter if the victim is a prostitute, a bag-lady, or well respected doctor. Rape hurts everyone.