Last night, Shonda Rhimes and the creators of Grey’s Anatomy took a big risk: turning the medical drama into a musical event. And while she definitely had my respect before, I had to say, “All hail the Queen.”

For an hour fans of the show got to watch as the characters they have come to know and love for seven seasons take on some of the most memorable songs from Grey’s soundtrack. The show is known for it’s amazing and varied musical selection, featuring artists from Reflection Eternal to Mumford & Sons. Almost every week after Grey’s I know I’m going to have a list of songs that I need to download ASAP.

The show’s stars all admitted they were more than a little nervous to take on the challenge of pulling off a musical. While some had musical theatre in their background, star and eye candy Jesse Williams said he was less than ‘Glee’-ful about shooting last night’s episode. Speaking to People, Williams said:

“I don’t love musicals, so I was kind of like ‘Oh, great. But it’s really, really beautiful. Shooting it was really, really moving.”


Watching it was equally moving as the show merged the music to the plot of the hospital favorites trying to save one of their own. The episode has gotten mixed reviews though, with some saying the episode was too far out of the show’s comfort zone.

Did you watch last night’s Grey’s Anatomy musical event? What did you think, Clutchettes? Share your thoughts with us!

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  • I like that Shondra stepped out and did something new, that’s what makes the show brilliant. It was a tad much at times but I love when folks challenge and take things out of the box, so I can rock with it

  • Treach

    Man….it was hokey. I came in on the middle of it, switched away (and i NEVER miss Grey’s), then switched back after I overcame the embarassment of the tragedy that was taking place on my screen. So I went back and watched it the next day from the beginning and I was like ‘Oh, I get it; she’s dying so she’s envisioning everyone singing and while it’s a bit awkward, I see where they’re heading with it so it’s cool.’ BUt then when she was under and people were still singing it was just STRANGE. A musical episode is for cartoons and comedies; not so much for a drama. It was cheesy; that song with all the dudes and the ‘trippin on sunshine’ was absolutely dreadful, and wtf; was Callie ghostriding the gourney toward the end there? I was right to be worried because that episode did nothing for me. And I was kinda sad that the one callie-mark-arizona centric episode was done in song. But I did go ape a little when Owen broke out in ‘How We Operate’ because that’s one of my favorite songs in all the songs they’ve had on there.

  • Yolanda

    I thought it was stupid. The previous episode was so great with Adele being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Eli laying down the law with Bailey so this ep was a fail for me. No more musical eps Shonda, I beg of you!