Okay, first off, why do all the kleenex heavy episodes of shows air all at once? First Doctor Who, then I start on Atlantis. By the end of the night, I couldn't breath and I had a terrible headache. But on with the show.
I'd heard rumours that Carson died, but I didn't have any details. So last night, we're watching, and as soon as I heard the words 'explosive tumours' I knew what was going to happen. (Side note: I can just see a bunch of writers around the table and some guy saying, "I know! Explosive tumours!! That would be so cooool!) So how was it like Grey's? Well, there was an episode in second season where a patient had an unexploded bazooka shell in him. Carson was a combination of Meredith and Burke and 'Bomb Guy' (Kyle Chandler in a guest role). The surgeons refuse to leave the patient, operate to remove the shell, they carefully place it in Bomb Guys hands, he walks down the hall toward the disposal container and BOOM!!! Since I'd seen it in Grey's, I wasn't totally shocked when Carson got blown up.
I liked Carson! And who's going to take care of his turtles? :(
Some of the not sad things I liked: While this show is totally free of any sort of ship for me, I had to say, I found the Teyla and John, and Rodney and Plant Chick interactions adorable. While I wouldn't want this to become a frequent feature of the show, I wouldn't be adverse to a little exploration on that front. Even Elizabeth and her lunch date were cute.