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More Catching Up: "Grey's Anatomy," "Survivor"

By admin Published: November 22, 2008

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Yeah, you should be wearing a mask after being in that episode...

Last week I lamented the wheels falling off the "Grey's" bus in the first post-Hahn episode. The latest one was even worse, not only the worst episode of the season to date, but the worst in recent memory. Dead Denny, hate it. Interns practicing on each other, even worse. Interns practicing on each other, nearly killing one of their own and NONE gets FIRED, beyond worse. The cases weren't great, either. Even the fight at the end between Cristina and Meredith, though good because Sandra Oh in particular was selling it, didn't work because it had been set up so badly. And next week looks bad, too. All the lessons learned from the missteps of the last couple of seasons are going for naught; some of the old errors are again being made. (Dead Denny, HATE it.) As they say in "The Color of Money," it's like a nightmare, isn't it? It just keeps getting worse.

On the other hand, "Survivor" was deeeeeeelish.

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Randy has been the meanest, vilest, most openly hostile player I can ever remember seeing on "Survivor." Boston Rob was smug to the point of unbearability, but even he wasn't as hideous as this guy. Even Jonny Fairplay's dead-grandma gambit was momentarily entertaining in an I-don't-believe-this way. Randy is just hideous. He's the guy who should never get any kind of endorsement or commercial or reality show after this, because enduring him on "Survivor" was horror enough.

So to see Randy not only be taken down, but get taken down by a scam largely of his own making, was just swell. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a slo-mo replay. Not quite up to the "it's a stick" fake-idol moment, but close. And the way that Randy managed to remain mean as a snake after he was voted off -- just made it better.

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