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‘Grey's Anatomy’ 10X11, ‘Man on the Moon’ April’s shower, Alex’s dad and more

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The lead up to April’s wedding has been exciting and episode 11, “Man on the Moon,” which aired Thursday, Dec. 5, kept the excitement going and the tension building on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

April’s sisters showed up looking and acting just like their youngest sibling – pretty and perky. Their use of the family pet name for her – Ducky – is getting old. It means Ugly Duckling and she’s tired of it. At the shower, she finally loses her cool and calls them out on it, reminding them that she no longer has acne or braces, she is trauma surgeon and she has, as a matter of fact, had sex. In the next breath she fires them as her bridesmaids and replaces them with a startled Cristina, Arizona and Meredith.

Together on the scene of an accident, Matthew and Jackson are forced to work side by side on a patient. Back at the hospital, Jackson complains loudly about the sloppy work Matthew did but Matthew isn’t taking it very well. Jackson tells April that Matthew did fine but to Matthew’s face he again bashes his work. They have it out and finally end things on good terms. Matthew leaves the scene inviting Jackson to the wedding, saying it would mean a lot to April. Do you think Jackson will show up?

Jo tells Alex that his dad, Jimmy, is back in the hospital, suffering from withdrawal. Alex attempts to throw him out but Jimmy explains that ever since he realized who Alex was, back in the bar, he’s been trying to get clean. Jo agrees to treat him for Alex’s sake and because it’s her duty as a doctor. She does her best to deal with his hallucinations as the withdrawal gets worse. When he slams her against a wall, it is Alex who has to step in. Throughout the hallucinations, we get glimpses of what Alex’s childhood must’ve been like and it isn’t pretty.

Bailey has been saddled with a therapist who follows her around all day and it’s driving her crazy. Wait – that’s kind of the problem. Finally the therapist played by Ileana Douglas, strikes a bargain with Bailey. She’ll clear her for surgery if she can complete 5 sutures without exhibiting any OCD symptoms. Then the therapist jumbles her instruments and reminds her she cannot pull her fingers, organize the tools or otherwise act up. It takes her hours and she has to keep starting over but she would rather do it this way then concede she needs medication to help control her symptoms.

It is Richard Weber, who has been released from the hospital, to set Bailey straight. He’s hanging around because he’s bored at home and he wants to sharpen his skills so he, too, can get back to surgery. He finally convinces her to take the medication.

Throughout the episode, Arizona and Callie are arguing about anything and everything. Finally, Callie kisses Arizona which shuts her up and they realize they need a lot less talking in their lives and lot more sex.

They aren’t the only ones having sex. Cristina and Shane opened the show in the sack. They seemed pretty happy about it. How about you?

“Grey’s Anatomy” will return Thursday, Dec. 12 with the midseason finale, “Get Up, Stand Up.” Until then, check back often for news, spoilers and updates.

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