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Can't Meredith Tread Water?

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You can tell it's a TV "sweeps" month because shows are pulling out all the cliffhangers, disasters and stunt casting tricks in the Tinseltown TV book. Eric Delko almost dies on CSI: Miami. Emmitt Smith shows up on How I Met Your Mother. Fine. Whatever.

But last night's airing of Grey's Anatomy really takes the cake for asking a lot of an intelligent TV audience. Meredith Grey (hence Grey's Anatomy) drowns while working on a ferry boat disaster in Seattle. But how dead is she? Will she come back from the dead? Will she stop being so blah and wimpy if she gets resurrected recuscitated? Or will she play the dead person who advises all her friends for the rest of run the show? Like Patrick Swayze in Ghost?

But what really bugs us is how Meredith drowned. She got smacked in the head and was knocked into the water by some patient. But couldn't she tread water for a little while? She wasn't that far off the pier, so couldn't she swim to a post? And the traumatized mute girl who knew what happened was too much. And Knight in Shining Armor Dr. McDreamy rescuing her from the water broke our cheese-o-meter.

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We hope that next week's episode is better, and a little less histrionic. We'll even take a mopey Meredith back over a cold, dead one.