it was just a flagrant attempt to get us interested in the new show. They figure they already have us hooked on Greys, so prolly set up last night so that the spin-off looks better.
"wow, I already love GA, but this spin-off seems better, so I will watch both"
I'm not sure I have the stomach for another show about doctors hitting on each other, with the occassional patient story thrown in, even though I do love me some Kate Walsh.
Oh, and I hate the word "barren" used that way, especially when it is over and over.
I sure didn't get the appeal of the surfer guy. That scene was goofy, and over-the-top flagrant.
Overall, I score last night's show "flagrant".