The season premier of Grey’s Anatomy was great for the most part. The exception is in the case of Dr. Izzy Stevens (Katherine Heigl). I realize the show is called Grey’s Anatomy and is meant to revolve around Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), but that’s no reason to make the other characters seem ridiculous.
Last night in the season premier of Grey’s Anatomy we learned that Dr. Burke gave his resignation and left Seattle Grace for good. Callie is the chief resident and “sucks” at it. Meredith’s half sister Lexy is “kind of awesome” as George puts it. Dr. Christina Yang realizes that you shouldn’t leave the ones you love. Dr. Mark Sloan really moved to Seattle to reconcile his relationship with Dr. Derrick Shepard. That Dr. Miranda Bailey will make an excellent surgeon and that’s why Chief Webber didn’t give her the chief resident position. That Meredith rather be alone and be great then to be in a relationship and feel like a failure all the time. That Dr. Alex Karev actually has a heart and misses Eva (which I hear will be making a return to Seattle Grace, which should be interesting). That George O’Malley feels sorry for himself and that he loves Izzy too!
In the mist of all this drama we find Dr. Izzy Stevens determined to save the life of a deer. Why? Because she wanted to feel that she could give hope to a little boy. I understand that the whole deer thing was meant to be a metaphor. Which Izzy later uses in a conversation with George to describe herself as Bambi, a fawn lost in the woods with no one there to save her. I don’t know about the rest of the Grey’s Anatomy audience, but I for one am tired of seeing this character seem like a victim all the time. I can only hope that Izzy saving the deer was yet just another metaphor to show that Izzy is going to get a second chance and bounce right back on her feet. I really hope so because despite her character, Katherine Heigl has earned the right to have the spot light on her this season. With a recent Emmy win and a hit film this summer she definitely has the right to be taken more seriously.
Regardless of the metaphoric deer scenario the season premier was in a word, explosive. The audience learned a lot in less then an hour’s time. It was also well scripted and prepared us for the changes that are about to come. I’ll say it again; I hope a big part of these changes will revolve around Dr. Izzy Stevens. I am very ready to see this character evolve and become strong and independent. I can’t take another minute of her being treated like a piece of meat that gets her emotions stomped on all of the time.
All I know is that the title of the premier episode was appropriately titled, “A change is gonna come”. I for one am very ready for it!