Episode 5: Shake Your Groove Thing
By: Carlos Uribe
Grey's Anatomy is about a bunch of doctors. It has aired on ABC since 2005.
This week's theme was about responsibility as an adult and as a surgeon. The episode honed into this theme by having Dr. Meredith Gray having to get the power of attorney over her mother's affairs and possibly having caused a life-threatening accident in the middle of surgery. She gets a one-month prohibition due to the latter. Dr. Preston Burke has to deal with a surgical mistake from five years ago, when he left a towel inside a patient. Izzie has to try and balance her life as a surgeon and her personal life with friends and a boyfriend, only to have her hospital life take over. She plans a party that she skips. This series is never subtle about it's theme, and this week is no exception. While the episode managed to work well and is once again an improvement, it still doesn't explain the popularity that it has had.