Actress Sarah Drew from the TV series "Grey's Anatomy" arrives at the 22nd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in Los Angeles, Los Angeles,California April 10, 2011.
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"Should we settle?" is the driving force behind this week's episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' and is what plagues the doctors who were involved in the horrific plane crash that took the life of Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) and Mark Sloan (Eric Dane).
Episode three of season nine, entitled "Love the One You're With," took fans for an emotional roller coaster as things at Seattle Grace-Mercy West appeared to slowly return to normal following the fatal plane crash.
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Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Owen (Kevin McKidd), Christina (Sandra Oh) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) are force to make an agreement whether they will take a settlement for the plane crash or continue with an investigation. There are many factors to consider, including the loss of two of their own and Arizona's (Jessica Capshaw) leg.
Although the group appears to be set on agreeing on the settlement, which presumably will leave them set for life, Derek has a nagging feeling that won't let him go through with the deal. After much deliberation, a trip to the hanger where the plane's wreckage lay "on the floor like a jigsaw puzzle" and a heartfelt speech by McDreamy himself, the doctors decide to not accept the deal and move on with the investigation to make sure it doesn't "happen other people's Lexies or Marks."
Back at home, Callie and Arizona continue to struggle with their new reality but appear to make a breakthrough towards the end of the episode. Finding Arizona sitting on the floor of her bathroom covered in her own urine, Callie is forced to dish out some extremely tough love. The couple breaks down in tears as they stand under the shower and Arizona comes to the realization that she is not the only one suffering.
Back at the hospital, April (Sarah Drew) returns to Seattle Grace-Mercy West after being offered her job back by Owen. To her surprise, she discovers that Jackson (Jesse Williams) has not left for Tulane and the two are forced to deal with their past intimate relations. April attempts to "revirginize" herself after praying to God, who she admits is Justin Timberlake in her mind. She fails miserable and the two inevitably hook up again.
Bailey (Chandra Wilson) comes to a realization herself when she discovers that her former interns no longer need her. In dire need of an uplifting speech, Bailey vents her frustrations to former chief-of-staff Richard (James Pickens Jr.) who reminds her that she should take the opportunity to do something great herself.
Down in pediatrics, Alex (Justin Chambers) finds himself being extra hard on new intern Jo after Callie tells him he should stop sleeping with interns. After some pull and shove, he softens up and offers to have her scrub in his next surgery.
Over at the Mayo Clinic, Christina is forced to play the role of team player to please her new boss. As if being surrounded by cheery doctors and patients wasn't enough, Christina is put together with the oldest doctor on staff, who turns out shares more things in common than just a love for cardiothoracic surgeries.
Next week's episode promises to shed new light into Jackson and April's fooling around, Arizona's struggle during rehab and Christina's new hookup at the Mayo Clinic.
You can catch episode four, "I Saw Her Standing There," next Thursday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
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