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.

CATCH UP WITH EPISODES NOW BEFORE SCANDAL SEASON 6 ARRIVES

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Grey’s Anatomy – You Haven’t Done Nothin

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Alex makes a decision about his future when it looks like he’ll be going to jail. In the meantime, Richard wants to know why Eliza is at Seattle Grace as victims of a building collapse are brought in.
Learning that she was being called to testify at Alex’s trial, Jo finally confessed to her former almost-fiancé that she was married to an abusive husband from whom she’d run away (and might have to again). Rather than put her through that, Karev decided — over Meredith’s strenuous objections — to plead out and go to prison for two years.
Amelia, she left a heartfelt note/ letter for Owen and then took off; but she’ll be back in about three episodes time to explain her indecision about having a baby with her new husband.
Richard was told his intern program was outdated, and Maggie started a whole campaign to save it – and his job.

Grey’s Anatomy The Room Where It Happens

greys-main-13We’re still processing this week’s episode, it was that awful. A liver surgery that has Drs Webber, Hunt, Edwards and Meredith all having flash backs to traumatic events in their childhood or earlier surgical careers.

Meredith has to explain to her suddenly much older children that Derek is dead. Cute little Zo-Zo is gone, people.

Hunt has to come to terms with losing a feisty female friend in his Army career.

Webber recounts a tale about someone who played the cello in a locked room and forbid the children to distract her unless it was an absolute emergency, and then she dies from pancreatic cancer, having been given just 6 months to live.

Stephanie has flashbacks to her childhood, and recalls perfectly a similar surgical procedure from a textbook that ultimately saves the patient on their table.

Even the  music was off this week. There was nothing about Alex Korev and Andrew, or any of the other storylines. WE were left shaking our heads and wondering what the hell is this episode about??????

Let’s hope next week’s episode is much much better.