Friday, May 6, 2011
Grey's Anatomy has always been my favorite television drama. The past year or two I have been doing a lot of fast forwarding through the episodes on my DVR. Last night however the show was back to it's brilliance. The drama was strong on character development without the silly crutches the writers have been relying far too much on this season. I think Baily's speech to Callie before her wedding was one of the most powerful scenes in years. It was also a strong comment on the church and gay weddings delivered masterfully as always by Chandra Wilson. Bravo, beautifully crafted episode!
'OK, first of all, you do not need the law or a priest or your mother to make your wedding real. And the church can be anywhere you want it to be - In a field, on a mountain, right here in this room, anywhere because where do you think god is? Come on, He's in you. He's in me. Just right here, in the middle of us. Your church just hasn't caught up to God yet. Your mother, she hasn't caught up to God yet. And, by the way, she may not ever catch up, but it's OK. It's okay. If you are willing to stand up in front of your friends, family, and God, and commit yourself to another human being to give yourself in that kind of partnership for better or worse in sickness and in health. Hunny, that is a marriage. That is real, and that's all that matters. Besides, I got legally married in a church. Look how well that turned out.'