Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 3: Read our recap, watch Grey's Anatomy online for free

According to Meredith, Thursday's episode of "Grey's Anatomy" focused on freaks -- from the lighthearted kind (Bailey's fear of spiders) to the more serious situations (Cristina's post-traumatic stress).

Derek's sister Amelia ("Private Practice" star Caterina Scorsone) arrived and stirred up some of McDreamy's emotions. She also got in the way of a resurrected romance between Lexie and McSteamy.

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McDreamy: As the show kicks off, he has a guest -- his sister Amelia, also known as "Private Practice" star Caterina Scorsone. Yay for crossovers?

McDreamy is less than thrilled about her visit. Amelia brings a gift: a patient she found on the plane. She criticizes McDreamy for not talking to her about the shooting.

When Meredith asks why he's being harsh toward his sister, McDreamy says Amelia once crashed a car while high on pain pills. He had to save her.

Later, McDreamy talks to his sister about when their father was shot. He held her to keep her safe during the incident. He says he still wants her "to stay little, quiet and safe." He adds, "But you're not any of those things."

Cristina: After her breakdown last week, Cristina ready to return to surgery. McDreamy makes it his personal mission to get her back in the operating room.

Still, Cristina's in pretty bad shape. She can't be alone at night. When Owen isn't around, she crawls into bed with Meredith. She doesn't think she can go back into surgery. She asks Owen if he'd love her if she wasn't a surgeon.

"I would love you if you were a plumber, but would you love you if you weren't a surgeon?" he asks. Her response: "I don't know, maybe."

Cristina goes into surgery with McDreamy, but panics midway through the process. When Amelia complains about her, McDreamy says, "She saved my life. I owe her everything."

In his final attempt, McDreamy asks Cristina to reenact the procedure she performed on him -- using a corpse. Does it work? When the episode ends, Cristina tells Owen, "I think I could be happy being a plumber."

Patients: The episode centers on two sets of patients. The first: a guy who arrives at Seattle Grace with his wife. He sits in the car and covers his face with a hooded sweatshirt. When he reveals his face, Lexie freaks out. His entire body is covered in massive warts.

Turns out, he's suffering extreme side effects of HPV. He's hesitant to have removal surgery, but his wife is adamant about it. "I want us to see a movie, to go to dinner. You're having the surgery because if you don't, I'm going to leave you," she says.

During the surgery, a spider creeps out of the warts and Bailey freaks out. Ultimately, the doctors conclude they can't do the whole thing at once. McSteamy tells the patient's wife it'll take six months to a year and he'll still have massive scarring on his body.

"I love him so much, but I want to live life and he wants to be a hermit...I think love isn't enough anymore," she says. The episode ends with her kissing her husband and walking away.

The second patient: a woman accompanied by her fiance. She's having a variety of symptoms. When Meredith asks if she could be pregnant, the woman says no. She's a virgin who's waiting for marriage.

But when they operate on the woman, they find a condom in her lung. Don't worry. It's just a remnant of a bachelorette party game gone wrong.

The situation prompts April Kepner to reveal she's a virgin. When the gang gives her a hard time, she explodes. "We all have stuff we don't talk about," she says, exposing everybody's flaws in a long rant. Meredith's reaction? "I'm liking you more and more."

Lexie and McSteamy: McSteamy's incessant staring annoys Lexie. However, in her aforementioned rant, April tells Lexie to wake up and realize McSteamy's staring at her because he still loves her. She gets ready to share her feelings with McSteamy...and finds him making out with McDreamy's sister. Too little too late?

Karev: In the shooting's aftermath, he's terrified of the hospital's elevator. He works up a major sweat -- and some nasty body odor -- taking the stairs all the time. Finally, Chief Webber puts an end to his fear and forces him to enter the dreaded elevator. Is it just me, or has Karev needed a story line since, like, forever?

Callie and Arizona: They're ready to move their relationship forward -- which unfortunately means asking Cristina and Owen to move out. They don't want to approach the topic directly because of Cristina's whole trauma situation. Luckily, they resolve things by getting frisky in front of Owen and Cristina as the episode concludes. Point taken.

Teddy: Her new man, the trauma counselor, is leaving town. She's upset and avoids him. When they finally talk, she says, "I like you more than I wanted to." The trauma counselor holds her and says, "You fall for men who aren't available, engaged or only in town for a few weeks...You deserve a little more." Sigh. A new chapter begins.