“Grey’s Anatomy” recap: Episode 7.20 – “White Wedding”

Callie’s dad apologizes for his wife’s behavior and Callie tells her dad that he needs to go too. Callie’s dad wants to stay and attend the wedding but Callie insists that he needs to leave or else she’ll start to cry. I think Callie’s dad should stay and walk her down the aisle and be a part of her special day. Callie’s mom might regret missing her daughter’s wedding for the rest of her life, but her father shouldn’t have that same regret, especially since he loves and supports his daughter.

Meredith joins Alex for breakfast but Alex won’t talk to her. Alex says he’s just keeping quiet like Meredith told him to earlier and that he knows the truth will come out about Meredith switching Adele’s placebo medication. Alex lectures Meredith, telling her that switching the drugs out during the trial can and will destroy the credibility of all the doctors and hospital. Derek walks in and busts up the party, so Meredith and Alex quickly clam up.

As Callie preps for her wedding day Mark comes to delivers some bad news.

The minister who is supposed to be performing Calzona’s wedding ceremony has just cancelled because he got a great deal on tickets from Groupon that he couldn’t pass up his wife had an accident and is at the hospital. (If I were Callie, I’d ask for a second opinion because if that woman is not in critical condition the minister should be at the churchy church.) Mark says not to worry that he will find a backup minister but Callie tells him to just forget it, she’s just not going to get married. Then Callie walks into the bedroom and closes the door. Wait, what? Does Arizona have a say in the wedding status? Why does Mark know that the wedding is cancelled before Arizona does?

Derek pages Meredith and hands her baby Zola to hold while he gives her a neuro exam. An impatient Meredith wants to know why she was paged and then Derek drops a bombshell. He says, “Let’s adopt this baby.” Wait, what just happened? Meredith looks as stunned as I am.

I thought this was the “wedding episode” not the “we just found a baby and we’re going to adopt it episode.”  Is Grey’s trying to challenge the 90-minute Gaga Glee spectacular episode by throwing in random surprises? Wait, what if Gaga showed up and performed at Calzona’s wedding? But I must advise against “Bad Romance.”

Bailey stops by to see Callie, who’s crying on the floor of her apartment. Callie says, “I know why they sent you and it doesn’t matter what you say, the wedding is still off. My mom’s right, it’s a joke. It’s not a wedding. It’s not happening.” (Why is Callie giving up so easily? You are marrying Jessica Capshaw! You’d be a fool to pass that up even if it is a fictitious relationship! And why isn’t Arizona having these conversations with Callie?)

Callie’s pity party continues, “I can’t have a priest, I no longer have a minister. I’m not being given away by my Dad [Note: Callie, that’s your fault because you told your Dad to leave!] The wedding isn’t even legal. What’s the point? This isn’t a wedding, it’s not even in a church, it is nothing. It’s a couple of girls playing dress up. It’s not real, it’s not real.” Callie wouldn’t waiver on having a child but as soon as there is one misstep on her wedding day she throw it all away.

Bailey tells her:

First of all, you do not need the law or a priest or your mother to make your wedding real. The church can be anywhere you want it to be in a field on a mountain, right here in this room, anywhere. Because where do you think God is? He’s in you. He’s in me. Right here in the middle of us. Your church just hasn’t caught up to God yet. Your mother hasn’t caught up to God yet and, by the way, she may never catch up but it’s ok. It’s ok. If you are willing to stand up in front of your friends and family and God and commit yourself to another human being. To give yourself in that kind of partnership in better or worse in sickness and in health, honey, that is a marriage. That is real and that’s all that matters. Besides, I got legally married to a man in a church. Look how well that turned out.

Bailey laughs, then giggles (does that mean she’s bi?) and Callie smiles, which I guess means that the wedding is back on. I wonder if Arizona even knew the wedding was temporarily cancelled. Maybe Callie will catch her up to speed on their wedding night.

Teddy, Lexie and Cristina operate on external heart kid. Cristina stands aside and has to assist Lexie, which really chaps Cristina’s ass. Teddy goes in blind while operating and looks to Cristina as if to say “Booyah, look how awesome I am!” (Teddy is also a method actor) then Teddy looks to Lexie and asks if she wants to tie off when she’s finished operating. And, boy oh boy, does she ever!

Stark pulls Owen aside and recommends April for the Chief Resident position. Starks stresses that he very rarely give positive reviews but the hospital would be lucky to April as the Chief Resident.

Mark knocks on Arizona’s bedroom door and since she doesn’t immediately answer that means he can just let himself in. Seriously ladies, lock your doors! Arizona emerges from the bathroom with tears streaking down her face. Mark asks if she’s all right (no, jackass!) and Arizona responds, “No. When I came out to my brother, he asked me if that meant am I going to marry a chick and when I said “Yes” he had this big smile and he said, ‘I’m going to dance so hard at your wedding.’ My dreams are coming true. Dreams I didn’t even know that I had, but my brother’s not here. He’s missing it.”

Arizona continues, “I need a minute to miss my brother.” Mark hugs and consoles Arizona and I want him to keep his hands off her.

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