The cast of Grey's AnatomyI'm not sure why, but at some point in every episode of Grey's Anatomy, I cry. This show, despite the lack of "relationship-related" morals the characters have, brings me to tears every time. There is some "realism" to the practical aspect of this show which lies in the lives of the patients. For some reason I momentarily identify with the patients, and begin to feel their pain. I feel it for the doctors and nurses who treat them too.
I'm not a member of the medical profession, but when I watch hospital shows, I'm reminded of the fact that I'd never be able to handle a career as a nurse or a doctor because I'd find it too difficult to detach myself from the patient's physical and emotional pain.
I really enjoyed last night's episode, especially at the end, when Christina told Burke that yes, she will marry him, but she doesn't "do" rings . . . Come on, Christina! Didn't you see the size of that rock?!? I know you don't want to wear it while you're in surgery, but don't you still want it for days that you're not at work and possibly on a date with your fiance? Oh yes, I forgot. Christina's dedicated to her career. No fun for her.
Burke's response to Christina's answer regarding the marriage proposal is what I particularly enjoyed. For two characters who normally keep their emotions in check, the squeals of delight that emerged from them both, as well as their huggy twirly celebration dance, made me smile. I'm glad she said yes.