Bailey and April work to fix things between Richard and Catherine; Eliza continues to pursue Arizona; one of Alex’s previous patients returns to Grey-Sloan.
Meredith and Nathan are holding a Press Conference after word had spread about their heroic acts on the plane. Mer is being coy about telling Maggie she’s been seeing Nathan, but before she gets a chance, Maggie picks up on some touches Nathan makes on Meredith’s shoulder, and then the two fall out in a spectacular way for about half the episode.
Meanwhile, Bailey makes it her business to patch up Richard and Catherine’s marriage and tries to rope in Kepner. Richard is living in the on-call room while Catherine is in town.
A patient is admitted with severe abdominal pains which turn out to be parasite worms. Richard takes lots of photographs during the surgery for teaching purposes. A patient of Alex’s has cancer which has spread, and her baby has to be delivered by C-section in order to save it. The risks involve lead the patient to sign a DNR if she ends up needing extraordinary measures on the operating table. While her partner is off with the baby in the NICU she throws a clot and Arizona and Amelia stay with her until she dies. When Amelia is in the elevator about to cry her heart out, Owen swoops in and grabs her close, and for a minute she grabs him too, and he holds her while she cries so hard. We don’t know if she’s crying for the patient she lost or for the baby she can’t have. The silence between them is punctuated with her sobbing, and when the doors open Owen gets out.
Catherine heeds Bailey’s words and goes to the on-call room, apologises, and then asks to see the photographs from the parasitic surgery.