DENZEL WASHINGTON ENTERS SHONDALAND TO DIRECT GREY'S ANATOMY SEASON 12 EPISODE 9 "THE SOUND OF SILENCE"
Recently I was browsing my Netflix for something to watch when I saw "Training Day" listed as a recently added title. I started to wonder what Denzel Washington has been up to lately since his film "The Equalizer" hit theaters 2014. As I normally do in these instances when wondering what's new with entertainers in the industry I jumped online and GOOGLED IT! To my surprise one of the articles I pulled up was referencing Denzel being the director of the up and coming mid-season premiere of Grey's Anatomy which then brought me back full circle that TGIT is about to be in full swing once again.
Here's the article I read on EONLINE: "How Denzel Washington's Wife Helped Him Direct Meredith's Terrifying Grey's Anatomy Attack"
I follow all of Shonda's shows and have reviewed them all on my TV and Popcorn YouTube channel at one point and time. Although I haven't been a fan of the direction of the shows at all times, I do respect the creativity and work that goes into creating and sustaining a show. My interest has definitely been peeked since finding out that Denzel did indeed direct Meredith's heartbreaking attack in Grey's up and coming episode "The Sound of Silence". I'm a huge fan of Denzel's work and especially impressed with Season 12 of Grey's because I was wondering how Shonda and Grey's would fair out after killing off Derek Shepherd in Season 11; I must say Shonda, the writers and actors have done a great job moving it along since Season 11 in my opinion.
I remember when I stopped watching Grey's Anatomy some years ago because I thought it was boring and only about a bunch of doctors sleeping together all the time. This was back when Derek was still married or his ex-wife was coming around however that was playing out and Derek and Meredith was beginning to have a thing. I then began to watch Grey's again around 2012/2013 or so and liked the fact that the show began to seem more about the work and patients of the doctors and not just their relationships.
Coming up in Season 12 Episode 9 we can expect to see another side of a patient like we've never seen before and Meredith is the doctor that gets caught up in the cross fire of the patient's medical condition. I'm so surprised that so many spoilers have been leaked out about this episode. I think we can take it as there is going to be a major twist before the episode ends. Check out the promo for the mid-season premiere of Grey's Anatomy below and also hear what the cast had to say about this week's episode airing today 02/11/2016. -Monica/TVandPopcorn
I have to give huge kudos to Shonda Rhimes for being able to wrap up three shows with very different plots and on very different paths for their winter finales which all aired on the same day. 'Gray's Anatomy', 'Scandal' and 'How To Get Away With Murder' all had their share of drama and shocking conclusions.
GREY'S ANATOMY: Now in its 11th season Grey's Anatomy is still going strong and shockingly with NEW DRAMA across the board. They have work drama and of course what's Grey's Anatomy without its share of relationship drama? As Grey's winter finale drew near we see characters having to make decisions about their relationships and careers. Here is a breakdown of the shockers of the Grey's Anatomy winter finale:
Dr. Stephanie Edwards did a sonogram on Dr. April Kepner who is the wife of Dr. Jackson Avery. In doing so Stephanie finds out that the baby is having a problem with development including bone structure and it appears that the baby, although alive, hasn't moved from his position in a while. While doing the sonogram Stephanie also revealed to April the babies sex, which is A BOY! By the end of the episode the consulting Doctors all agree that there is nothing that can be done and if not sooner, shortly after birth the baby will only have hours to live. Jackson walks out of the elevator over hearing the discussion about a baby, his baby but he doesn't know until they refer to the babies sitting position inside the womb. The scene ends with Jackson asking Edwards what he was hearing.
Meredeth and Derek might be calling it quits after they challenged each other on a case where the patient needed two types of surgeries for two different issues, both needing to be done as soon as possible. Dr. Meredeth Grey was the consult for her half sister Dr. Maggie Pierce who felt that her surgery was most important and needed to be done first while Dr. Derek Shepherd consulted with Dr. Richard Weber who both felt his surgery should be first. In the mist of all of that Meredeth begin to question if she was just challenging Derek because she resents him for his decision to not take the job offered to him by the President of The United States. Derek was trying his hardest to let her know that he really was concerned about his patient and that this wasn't about their relationship or him challenging her. By the end of the episode Derek was walking away from Meredeth after accepting the Job offer from the President by phone in front of Meredeth. Meredeth told him to go in a way as if she never wanted to see him again and he walked away without looking back. Meredeth and Maggie ended up doing their surgery first.
SCANDAL: There is so much going on with Scandal, I don't know where to begin lol. I guess I'll start with none other than OLIVIA POPE who now knows that her mother has been kept alive and in a hole by Poppa Pope aka Rowan aka Command. So now not only does Olivia have to worry about her father she also has to worry about her mother who is a terrorist and an assassin.
RECAP: Olivia and President Fitzgerald Grant haven't been kicking it like usual especially after last season when she ran off to a secluded island and told absolutely no one where she was going. To make matters worse she wasn't on that secluded island along but took Jake Ballard with her. Every since she made her way back to the States, Fitz is feeling some kind of way. Olivia told him there was hope that she would be with him only if he takes care of Jake after they arrested him for the murder of Fitz's son, which he didn't commit but is being framed by Olivia's father.
NOW: Olivia has been told by her father that she will miss him when he's gone. This is after she attempted to shot him but didn't know that the gun wasn't loaded. What's Scandal without all the relationship drama right? Here is a break down:
Mellie finds out that the VP is also sleeping with Lizzie Bear. Mellie and the VP started a little fling last season that was quickly shut down by Fitz and Olivia due to Fitz's re-election campaigning and run.
Olivia tells Jake that she wants Vermont with Fitz and to stand in the Sun with him but she refuses to choose so she tells him that she chooses herself. She states all of this before Jake comes out of the room from grabbing pillows and a blanket to find that Olivia is MIA. This was the ending scene. It appears as if she's been kidnapped.
Fitz and the VP are exchanging words in the Oval office. Fitz is being told by the VP that he should have raised war but he didn't. He threatened what Fitz-quote on quote- loves the most, which is Olivia and at the moment Fitz was telling the VP that he better not touch her, hurt her. The gladiators also found out that the VP staged his own assassination attempt to get the war started.
Momma Pope is in jail and Poppa Pope is moving on and cleaning house. Will he come back to save Olivia if she's been kidnapped? Will Olivia go through torture? How will Momma Pope get out of jail? So many questions, I guess we'll find out after the winter break!
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: HTGAWM has revealed the killer of Annalise's husband, Professor Sam Keating and that left us with an even more griping twist at the end that Annalise knows.
A LITTLE HISTORY: About two episodes prior to the Winter Finale, Annalise finds out that Sam may have gotten the student-who has been found murdered-pregnant. With knowledge of this information Annalise has assumed that Sam did kill the student because he found out she was pregnant and it was an attempt to cover his relationship with the student. Since the student's body has been found they have had several suspects including Rebecca Sutter. Rebecca for now seems to be innocent and she's one of the reasons why Sam ended up being murdered out of what seems to be self defense.
WHAT HAPPENED: Rebecca who was initially accused of the murder of the dead college student has become the love interest of Annalise's student Wes Gibbins. Wes will push the limits and will do what it takes to prove Rebecca's innocence and keep her out of Jail. Wes at one point blackmailed Annalise in order to get her to bring Rebecca back home from out of hiding. Wes warned Rebecca to lay low telling her that he will take care of everything but instead Rebecca along with ex cop Nate Lahey decided to take matters into their own hands. Nate has recruited Rebecca to go into Annalise's home and retrieve information off of his computer; Rebecca agrees. Sam is at home alone when Annalise's student Michaela Pratt comes knocking on the door. The only reason why she's there is because she wants to discuss the prize trophy with Annalise. Sam makes Michaela aware that Annalise isn't home. At this point Rebecca comes creeping in to walk up stairs and get information off Sam computer. Sam catches her she runs up starts, Michaela freaks out and calls Wes for Rebecca. Wes is on his way to Annalise's house with two other students, Connor Walsh and Laurel Castillo. Wes and the other student arrive to find Rebecca locked in the bathroom; she has Sam's computer and she's saving information onto her hard drive. Wes calms Sam down because at this point he's beating on the door trying to get her to come out. Once Rebecca had all the information saved she walks out the bathroom only for Sam to jump her on her way out. The other students are hysterical and Wes is trying to defend Rebecca. The fight moves into the hallway and Michaela pushes Sam off the star balcony while defending Rebecca. They all rush down stars assuming he's dead only for him to start choking Rebecca as they were discussing what to do in their current situation. Wes then clocks Sam upside the head with the prize trophy that each student works so hard to get in their possession.
THE TWIST: While the other students are waiting on Wes to return from helping Rebecca, Wes returns back to the scene of the crime. The other students are gathered in the woods to discuss their next moves. Wes goes back to get the murder weapon, the trophy. As he's there he picks up the trophy and looks over Sam's dead body and says "I'm sorry" only for the scene to later flash to a voice saying "Don't Be." That voice is the voice of Annalise herself; she's sitting at her desk in the dark looking down at Sam's dead body. She knows throughout this episode she's been covering her tracks preparing for a full on Murder cover up!
The winter finale ended with Annalise calling the cops and reporting Sam as missing or ON THE RUN because she confronted him about the murder of the student he was having an affair with. She is going to make the cops aware that she knows he slept with the students and that she believes he got her pregnant. Annalise and Wes are in this thing together but something tells me that their partnership is going to be full of drama and that when it comes to his loyalty to Rebecca and Annalise, Rebecca will always win until she's proven guilty of something! -TVandPopcorn
Grey's Anatomy started off with a bang, literally, with an emergency gurney falling off the roof of the hospital into an SUV with two teenagers getting it on without mommy and daddy's knowledge, OF COURSE. Before a windy storm blew the gurney off the roof we see Meredith standing at the door of her home that she sold to Karev, recalling memories of her childhood. Just when I thought Grey's couldn't get any better, for a show that's in its 11th season, the writers have gracefully written in a new storyline that is sure to have Grey's fans tuning in. Meredith has a half-sister of whom she knows nothing about. Maggie Pierce who is the new head of cardiology at Grey Sloan Memorial ran into her sister Meredith in the season 11 premiere but Meredith doesn't know she's her half sister, something that Maggie is aware of. Not only is Maggie, Meredith’s half sister but she also appears to be the daughter of Dr. Richard Webber. Meredith and Maggie didn't hit it off to well as they clashed about whose job was more important dealing with a trauma patient. It's hard to tell exactly when Maggie will reveal herself to Meredith but maybe Meredith will welcome having a half sister since she lost Lexie to the plane crash back in season nine.
Dr. Derek Shephard has decided that he'd like to stay around for his wife and children a decision that Meredith didn't seem to like as the episode of Grey's came to an end. I think Meredith feels it's a decision Derek will grow to regret eventually although she questioned if their marriage would survive if he made the move to DC without her. Derek was making the move to DC after receiving a phone call and job offer from the President himself in season.
NEW PERSON ALERT: The scene was so cute between Meredith and Karev when she came over to his house and kicked Karev's current girlfriend Jo out of bed so that she could speak with Karev about her relationship with Derek and the moves they are making. Later, as the episode went on, Karev invites Meredith for a drink as he joked with her about showing up at his home and waking him up all hours of the night. Meredith then acknowledged that she and Karev have to be there for each other since Christina is gone and that they have to be each other’s person. I thought this was awesome and it fit in so perfect instead of them going on the hunt to establish Meredith’s next BFF. Grey's Anatomy still has the goods that make us all want to tune in, in my opinion! Make sure you add Grey's to your Thursday FALL lineup. If you've missed the premiere of Grey's Anatomy season 11 drop by and watch the full episodes here on HULU PLUS! -TVandPopcorn
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