Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” Review

Grey's Anatomy Season 10 Episode 16 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (2)
You know, it’s been awhile since I enjoyed an episode of Grey’s Anatomy as much as I enjoyed “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.” Sure, there wasn’t any jaw-dropping, edge of the seat drama, but the episode spent a little time with some of my favorite characters – Dr. Webber and Catherine Avery. The episode also benefited from an interesting case of an absorbed twin and a great cameo appearance by KeKe Palmer.

You know your birthday is not getting off to a good start when someone hands you a packet of information on retirement planning. Dr. Bailey, who appears to be getting back to her old self, tried to give Dr. Webber a birthday surprise by presenting him with a rare surgery on a man who absorbed his twin. I liked the quirkiness of the patient and his fascination with not being separated from his newly discovered “brother.” Not ready to be put out to pasture, Dr. Webber stepped up and convinced the patient to do what was best for his health and offered a really cool, but creepy compromise of an absorbed brother in a jar aka the “doggie bag.” The patient’s reaction to the doggie bag was the first laugh out loud moment I’ve enjoyed on Grey’s Anatomy in quite some time.

Another highlight of the episode was the return of Debbie Allen as Catherine Avery. I’m already on the record as not being on board for Jackson and Avery’s newlywed bliss, so watching Catherine take them to task for the lack of thought and consideration that went into their quickie marriage was great. I thought the showdown between the couple and Catherine had a nice teachable moment about using broad strokes to make generalizations about people because of their beliefs.

I also enjoyed the conflict between Callie and Derek over their mapping research. It’s good to see Callie fighting for something that is wholly unrelated to her marriage with Arizona. And of course, I loved that Derek fought for Callie and it looks like things will work out – for now. This was much more refreshing to watch than Jo and Alex debating over the stupid relationship contract.

Like Callie, Shane seems to have bounced back a little this week too. I loved the interactions with the character portrayed by KeKe Palmer. I have a feeling that this storyline will either end up in victory or utter defeat, heartbreak and sadness. Given Shane’s recently fragile state of mind, I’m hoping its the former. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Palmer’s character on Grey’s.

It was good to see Meredith getting her mojo back with the printer. And although it was totally cheesy, I LOVED that Catherine planned a surprise party for Dr. Webber. He truly is the heart and soul of Grey Sloan Memorial. The episode would’ve been perfect if we could’ve gone without the Alex/Jo and Cristina/Owen stuff. That aside, this was a solid episode of Grey’s Anatomy. What did you think? Sound off below!