Let's jump straight to the recap:
In one two hour episode we experienced the joy and shock and sadness that is
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Not to mention the drama of:
Mark Sloan - I mean SERIOUSLY, McSteamy became a Father and a soon to be Grandpa all in one episode. It's true, Callie performed the paternity test. To top it off, It's a girl named Sloan. It comes as a shock to Lexi who chops off the tip of her finger after finding out that her boyfriend's new daughter, who's practically the same age as she is, is moving in! McDreamy doesn't help the situation by telling Lexi, " There could be a gaggle of Sloans!" LMAO. I totally believe it too. He's such the Man Whore but he makes a great wing man.
The Chief - The Chief has fallen off the wagon, hard. The Chief tells Meredith he's not an alcoholic, he just has "Situational Depression." In hopes of Meredith keeping quiet about his "situation" the Chief t gives Meredith special one on one training and she's milking it. I mean with the merger and all, she's finding it hard to get any OR time. Who knows how long the secret will be kept, for at the end of the episode the Chief is so drunk at the bar, that Joe has to page Meredith to pick him up. Yeah, SERIOUSLY, "Daddy Issues!"
Cristina and Hunt - Their love triangle with the new so-called Cardio-God has now ended. Possibly, Maybe. Cristina goes all dramatic on Hunt, telling him she knows she's not perfect but.....Before she can finish talking, Hunt grabs her and gives her a dramatic kiss. He confesses his dire love for her. I hope this doesn't make Cristina all goo, goo gaga while Meredith becomes dark and twisty for having to keep the Chief's secret.
The Bitches -
Alex to Meredith: "You're his bitch." (talking about her relationship with the Chief)
Meredith to Cristina: "Well, in that case, you're Teddy's bitch." (Teddy is the new Cardio God who loves Hunt, but Hunt loves Cristina)
Alex to himself: "Maybe that's my problem. I'm no body's bitch."
Cristina to Alex: "You were Izzie's bitch."
Alex to Cristina: "You're the bitch."
Alex - Alex and Izzy, I'm not sure what the heck is going on here. One minute Izzy is on the show and alive. Then she's dead. Then she's back to being alive. Then she's just gone and now she's back. I don't get it. She just needs to permanently be gone. Alex is just as bad. One minute he's all the Good Guy Alex and then he's back to his usual rude, womanizing self. Snooze button on these two.
Bailey - Is having "Daddy Issues" when her father comes to town after finding out she's gotten a divorce. Bailey, because she is the bad ass of Seattle Grace, not to mention my FAVORITE character! SERIOUSLY, my favorite! She sticks the knife right where it belongs during Christmas dinner. She proceeds to tell her Father, that despite her son not being with her for the holidays, he's a healthy, well loved and a happy boy. She shouldn't raise him in a home that's not suitable. You go girl! There's nothing wrong with being divorced and a single Mother.
Arizona and Callie - They are still together and appear as blissfully happy as ever. Joy! Something good has got to happen with these two.
I think I've pretty much covered the basis here.