Bailey charms a snake in the operating room
Sometimes the stress of an unexpected circumstance can be life changing. Will Owen (Kevin McKidd) ever walk again? Will Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) move to Minnesota? Does Resident Jordan think he has a chance with Dr. Bailey (Chandra Wilson)? It’s like a pet snake named Gigi that pushes air out of you one breath at a time.
Yes, this illustration is oddly specific because it is true. Gigi the python takes center stage at Gray Sloan Memorial, and I loved every second of it. Her story brought together all of our favorites in the ambulance bay, working as a team to figure out how to unclench Gigi’s jaw from its owner’s arm.
It should be noted that all of the employees, with the exception of Bailey and Winston (Anthony Hill), were firmly entrenched in the Indiana Jones camp. Snakes are scary, and this one in particular would have to be cut into a million pieces to save the man who is rushing to death. But in the end, Bailey squirts alcohol around Gigi’s mouth, causing Gigi to unlock her jaw, allowing three brave men (Link, Winston, and Jordan) to unroll her owner’s massive body. The man is taken to surgery and Gigi has to snack on something inside the SUV until animal control arrives.
Do you know who else puts firm pressure on a colleague? David Hamilton. At a crowded meeting in Minnesota, Meredith is a little shocked and very annoyed by Hamilton’s invitation to join him as director of the Gray Center and chief of general surgery. Plus, he forces an obscene amount of grant money in his face, claiming that Dr. Marsh (Scott Speedman) will also have reason to celebrate if Meredith chooses to move out.
Anyone who watches this show for a hot minute knows that Meredith has trust issues. She walks into the dark, winding place, immediately asking if Nick has been in this relationship to get his research funded. I like that Nick doesn’t get mad. He’s a grown adult who understands that Hamilton is full of himself. It’s Meredith’s choice and Meredith’s life.
But he would certainly like to be part of it. That’s why Meredith invites him to come back to Seattle to meet his children. When Nick eats the chocolate pudding surprise (surprise = gummy worms) and doesn’t vomit, I know he and Meredith are meant to be.
The question remains: are they supposed to be in Seattle or Minnesota?
Back in Gray Sloan, the pressure mounts with the “we don’t talk about it” love triangle between Link (Chris Carmack), Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone). Amelia wants to be friends with Link. Link has to “hate” Amelia for a little while before doing this. Jo misses Link but wants to be nothing more than friends. Link is having a bad day preying on snakes and worrying about future daycare for Scout, so the natural thing to do is romp with Jo at Joe’s.
Unfortunately, earlier today, Jo flirted with the guy from Perfect, convince him to meet her, Jo, at the bar named Joe’s. With a.” It was aca-adorable, and I’m thrilled to see Skylar Astin on the Grey’s Anatomy listing. His character’s name is Todd, and he tells us twice that he has a doctorate. in environmental sciences.
No, he’s not a jerk. He is a doting brother who cares deeply about his pregnant sister, who suffers from heart disease, and a TV show called On your marks, get set, shine. I fully support this union and Jo’s desire to protect her friendship with Link.
Speaking of protection, Megan and Farouk have moved on, leaving an empty house for Teddy (Kim Raver) and Owen to handle the pressure cooker that is their marriage. At first, they bicker about Owen’s physical therapy, but the conversation turns into a huge fight.
Teddy is finished. She appreciates that Owen tried to protect her when he gave Noah’s wife drugs, but what if a devoted child comes to their door one day, asking why they helped his father. to end his life? This decision made by Owen will follow their career forever. Instead of protecting her, he should have included Teddy in the process. She needs Owen so she doesn’t end up in jail one day.
Owen is so frustrated with Teddy as she storms out of the room that he jumps out of his wheelchair to catch up to her. The tension eases a little when celebratory glances are exchanged. Teddy finally asks Owen to trust him next time. She’ll help him figure out what to do or talk him out of the silly thing he’s planning. This is marriage.
And marriage is also giving and receiving. Bailey wants to make sure she and Ben haven’t “ignored a big snake.” That’s not an understatement. Get your head out of the gutter. What she means is that they ignored the figurative Gigi in their lives? Do they feed the chaos around them? Are they unable to see that they are slowly being crushed?
Ben assures Bailey that he’s here to stay, no matter what the hot young resident kisses his wife. And I want to assure Bailey that Ben could take out Jordan with a raised eyebrow, especially if he’s wearing his Station 19 firefighter uniform.
Is it hot here? Where was I?
Oh yes. Ben never lets Bailey go. Nick doesn’t let Meredith go. Kai doesn’t let Amelia go. I hope Jo doesn’t let Todd go. And even if Dr. Webber doesn’t let Schmidt go, he could hang up his scrubs, thanks to a bad call with Gigi in the ER.
What I’m saying is that we may have loosened up a bit, but the pressure is still there. As the season finale approaches, the pressure can only intensify. Who’s gonna come out the other side breathing deeply? And who will lose it all?
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