Grey’s Anatomy – Til I Hear It From You

greys-main-13Nathan tells Mer he thinks about her a lot, and she should think about it, then give him a call. She confides in Alex, and he tells her she should go for it because she’s hot. Maggie is moaning about he Mother’s obsession about he breasts, without realising that she has breast cancer, and is not just having cosmetic surgery.

Owen has to work with Amelia on an elderly hiker who comes in injured, Her husband is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He starts giving orders and Owen makes Andrew carry them out. Nathan sees Mer, and asks her about their thing. Mer says she’s got three kids and is a surgeon, and what’s to think about. He’s not giving up, and he invites her to have dinner with him.

Later, Owen presses Amelia to discuss why she doesn’t want children, or to continue their marriage but she remains silent. The patient has a brain bleed which is fatal, and she died. Stephanie feels disheartened that they lost the patient. Andrew thinks he’s in love with Jo.

Jackson treats Maggie’s Mom for her mastectomy. He does a pre-op and asks about having Maggie present, and she confesses she hasn’t told Maggie. Jackson tries to convince her to tell Maggie about the surgery. When Maggie pries, Jackson doesn’t disclose the details of her Mom’s case. He makes Jo promise not to reveal anything to Maggie in exchange for working on the Mom. Maggie gets access to her Mom’s chart, and its a shock. Mer is right there with her, looking at the breast scans.

After Richard catches Arizona in a lip-lock with Minnick, its awkward between them. He needs time to process.

 

 

 

Grey’s Anatomy – Who Is He & What Is He To You

greys-main-13The long-awaited Jackson/April episode didn’t disappoint. Let’s recap.

Jackson and April go to Montana to perform a complicated surgery on a young patient. Once there, Jackson goes to a Bar with his laptop and has some work to do in preparation for the upcoming surgery. Meanwhile, a female patient who has vocal chord surgery complications means, with Jackson off the grid, April is left to explain the plan to the parents. She tracks him down to the Bar and Jackson is on his fourth drink. An argument ensues.

Concerned Bar owner Robert Avery (special guest star Eric Roberts) tries to calm the two down, but Jackson walks out. He explains he was a Surgeon but gave it up. April is surprised at the similarity of his name. The next morning, Jackson acts like everything is normal, so April gets bogged down in the case and avoids talking about it. They argue about how Catherine chose April for the case without asking Jackson first but the patient, Caroline, is being discharged and transferred to another hospital. Jackson convinces the parents to let them try an innovative surgery, and the parents agree to give them 24 hours.

Jackson admits he doesn’t have a plan, and then April confronts him about how his Father is running a Bar, and that he’s Jackson’s reason for coming to Montana, to have him operate on their challenging case.

He tells April that he hoped his Father would recognise him, that’s why he sat in the Bar, and was disappointed when he didn’t acknowledge his existence. April compels him to make his Father know him. They go back to the Bar. Jackson blurts out that he’s Robert’s son. They hug. Robert sees surprised but happy. Acts like normal. Explains that his brain isn’t what it was. Asks him about his work and asks if he’s married with kids, and whether he’s happy. Jackson lies and says he’s happy. Robert says he couldn’t do the Avery thing. He tells Jackson about the night he met Catherine.

The surgery is a success, and to celebrate, things get amorous between them. Jackson stops off at the Bar to say goodbye, on their way back to Seattle. Tells Robert he has a grandchild but he’s not going to see them ever again. Robert just watches him leave. The check up after surgery goes well, and there’s celebrations all round.

When the private jet lands back in Seattle, Catherine is there with Harriet, and they give April a ride home.

It was refreshing to hear ‘Jackson’ doing the voiceover for a change, but Grey’s has to kick it up a notch to keep this viewer watching. This Season has been odd, and not in a good way. Being renewed for Season 14 perhaps is incentive enough to go back to basics and bring us the story arcs that reduced us to tears in the first few Seasons.

 

Grey’s Anatomy – Back Where You Belong

greys-main-13 Alex Korev returned to work to find everything had changed since he’d been in prison awaiting trial for assaulting Andrew over a misunderstanding between his then girlfriend Jo and Andrew. Alex now knows Jo is married to an abusive man who she is in hiding from, and that’s the only reason she rejected Alex’s proposal.

This week’s episode recap:

Amelia returned to Meredith’s house but insisted she was just crashing there to avoid her husband. Arizona realised she was attracted to Eliza Minnick, and the two kissed.  Bailey came over to Mer’s to make nice. She offered Mer her job back but she declined unless Richard was reinstated, which put Bailey on the spot. Richard came to see Mer to try and convince her to come back to work and that he could take care of his own career but Mer explained that her Mother had instilled to her that Richard came first when it comes to career. She was simply following in her Mother’s footsteps. Being an extraordinary person. However, Richard put her right on that score and insisted Ellis Grey would never have put Richard before her career.

Maggie bonded with Nathan over a case where he opened up a little about his past. There was a moment between them but I think we’ll see the impact of this in next weeks’ episode. My feeling on this is that Maggie still has a crush on Nathan, and he seems to be warming up to the idea of dating her, at least.

 

 

Grey’s Anatomy – It Only Gets Much Worse

April has been asked to fill in for Mer now she’s been suspended. Her first task is to assign a procedure to a resident, who will cover an entire surgery from start to finish. She has to give Richard the news that Dr Warren will be performing the surgery he was expecting to, and he is angry, and asks April to assign it to Dr Bailey instead. April begs, and then he agrees. Everyone can’t believe April agreed to cover Mer’s job, given the reason why Mer was suspended.

Stephanie rolls up for her solo surgery but the patient has just died. Minnick takes her to the Pit so they can find another surgery she can do from start to finish and they find one of Arizona’s paediatric patients. Steph botches the surgery and he dies. [Maybe this is why Stephanie leaves the hospital.]

Jackson corners Richard about April and says they should go to Catherine about it, but Bailey already decided that April would cover Mer, and is backing up Dr Minnick. Jackson can’t believe his Mom is not backing up Richard on this.

April scrubs in on one of Mer’s surgeries and the patient crashes. Now she’s too unstable for the surgery and Maggie takes it out on April, who later tells Maggie she can leave as its her OR.

Bailey decides to observe Warren’s surgery. Richard is annoyed, feels ganged up on. Bailey feels Richard’s wrath about how she brought in Minnick, and it was down to Catherine’s intervention. Warren performs his solo surgery while Bailey and Richard argue about Catherine’s decision to bring in Minnick.

Minnick is challenged by Arizona over surgery on a child, she feels Stephanie isn’t qualified to perform a solo surgery.

Over lunch, they discuss the April situation, and Owen is the peace keeper. Jackson challenges April about covering Mer’s job, she sees it as an opportunity, but Jackson says she chose incorrectly and shouldn’t have taken the job. He says his Mom manipulated the situation so Bailey would choose April, not that April is good enough for the Chief of Surgery position. Catherine later admits it was down to Bailey that she got the job, as Bailey pushed for April to get it.

Arizona tracks down Minnick when she storms off after the patient’s death. Minnick is in the on-call room, crying. Minnick admits that she’s never had a patient die on her table; especially a child. She’s traumatized, and Arizona finds some respect for her, and instead empathises rather than being angry with her for it. Later, she sees Minnick crying her in her car, and goes to her.

April gets the cancer out of Mer’s patient without Maggie’s help. She’s furious. Stephanie runs it by Richard about what she could have done to save the patient who bled out on her table. Richard consoles her, says none of the other surgeons caught the bleeding either, and not to blame herself. Then, he goes with her to tell the parents.

 

Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 – Jukebox Hero

greys-main-13 Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza’s first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex.

The girls learned online that Alex had been sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment and his trial had been “indefinitely postponed,” which they took to mean that he had taken the plea.

Richard, backed by the Attendings, conspired to never let Eliza inside the OR’s in an effort to sway Jackson into petitioning against Eliza being appointed at Grey Sloane. It started with Nathan making sure Eliza missed his valve replacement surgery, and then Arizona warned her to stay out of her OR while she worked to save the baby and its Mother’s lives. Jackson followed that by refusing to let Ben work on a hockey playing kid who’s face has been bashed in but she did force herself in on the hockey player’s pal’s surgery, but then reported them all to Bailey, who called a meeting. Richard wasn’t invited but he was the only one to show up. Bailey declared it a mutiny.

A car accident revealed a woman in labor now needed an emergency C-section as the baby was trapped in her pelvis.

Stephanie did  poor job of hiding the fact she knew where Amelia was, and Owen told her to pass on a message to Amelia that she should come home now.

Speaking of home, Meredith got into bed and beamed a big smile up at her companion – ALEX. Andrew had dropped the charges, leaving Korev a free man.

 

ABC delays return of Channel’s Thurday Night Hits

the-thursday-hotlist-tv-divaBlame Trump.

ABC has announced a delay to the return of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder due to the airing of a pre-Inauguration 20/20  special for President-elect Donald Trump.

Repeats of Grey’s and Scandal will lead in to the 20/20 special set to air at 10/9c.

Set your DVR’s to record our Thursday night hotlist from January 26 instead.

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