Time as an imagined concept by scientists is the glue that binds the storylines together this episode, beginning with the holiday season (boy did it make me nostalgic for those December festivities) and ending with a current Valentines Day theme. Everyone seems to be fighting the war against time, and thankfully we’re left with more victories than losses.
The bulk of the plot centers around the patient Natasha and her fiance Garrett as Natasha’s recovery time wavers tremendously. One step forward, two steps back until her dramatic and unfortunate death at the end of the episode. Two hands up if you cried waterfalls! Those tears had no chance against the beautifully thought out wedding planned by none other than Alex Karev! Alex is honestly killing it with the most stable relationship on the show currently and as interim chief.
FINALLY. We received the long-awaited answer to the love triangle. Meredith chooses DeLuca, and I’m honestly a bit surprised. My spidey-senses were not entirely expecting this one. After DeLuca already reprimands her for standing him up, she continues to do the same thing to Link. Link has only ever been kind and adoring to Meredith, but when does the good guy ever win? Only the self-proclaimed good guys win apparently.
DeLuca has a bit of an impish side to him, but he finally puts his foot down to let Meredith know that although the chase was originally fun and games, he does not have time to fight for someone that does not treat him like a choice. His words really seem to hit Meredith hard, or perhaps it was his OR innuendo, “If you meet someone who lights you up you should fight for them.” Perhaps I’ll learn to accept MerLuca as a couple, but until then I will just sit on the sidelines wishing for Link to earn his happy ending.
Meanwhile, Richard and Catherine are struggling through her recovery. Catherine’s headstrong personality is fighting against her vulnerable physical abilities and despisement of feeling dependent. Richard and Jackson are having a seriously difficult time watching the woman they both love dearly suffer so greatly. The treadmill incident was hard to watch and seeing Jackson’s true empathic emotions was deep. He’s really opening up, especially with Maggie and that will only continue to foster positive growth in their relationship. Another Grey’s wedding on the horizon?!
Bailey and Ben recover from their break and just in time for some fun February 14th activities. Ben’s boundless love for Bailey and stand-in father figuring for Tuck is incredible. Bailey deserves all the love and support in the world, even though she has a difficult time expressing those needs. No matter how hard he tried, Ben could never walk away, so it didn’t take long for him to run back to her wide-open arms. Ben just shows us that we all just deserve someone who will build us a treehouse!
The timelapse is done beautifully and wow, do I wish I could timelapse through a pregnancy. Teddy’s growing belly acts as a great visual representation of the three months covered. I’m happy to finally see her truly happy, and Koracick and Teddy look to be a strong fit for each other. When Owen watches Teddy and Koracick walk away together for their romantic and sensual pedicures, Owen’s face portrays a look of acceptance. He has finally realized he must to let her go, even though he will always love her.
Owen has enough drama of his own with the Betty, or should I now say Brittney, situation. I’m not particularly invested in Be-Brittney’s plotline, and I was wishing for something a bit juicier than the information she reveals. But I guess it does its job of creating turmoil for Owen, Amelia, and Theo.
I have to say, this was one of the strongest episodes of the season. The storyline was impeccable and it was perfectly emotional in every which way. Perfectly fitting for the Valentine season as it centered around the love lives of doctors. I’m interested to see where the MerLuca story goes, Koracick and Teddy’s love story progressing, and Schmitt and Nico’s newly out and proud relationship. Wahoo, love for all!
- Meredith’s joke about being in a love triangle with her food hits way too close to home
- “Kiss the one who turns back time for you,” made my heart of cheese melt. Lying on a deathbed seems to impart much wisdom
- Teddy and Owen really trying to act like friends is sweet, but honestly, they are so in love with each other it is painful
Grey’s Anatomy – Jump Into the Fog (15×25)
It was no plane crash, no active shooter, and no major death, but it was still a Grey’s Anatomy season finale. What a close to the end of an iconic season!
In my expert Grey’s Anatomy superfan opinion, the hour was a bit anticlimactic. Even with the supposed cliffhanger, they didn’t offer enough of a teaser as to what happened to Jackson for it to be a proper jaw-dropping ending.
In spite of a slight doozy of an episode, the rest of the storylines were more heartwarming than not. A true change of heart for the show!
Welcome, Allison! Teddy and Owen had their baby and wow, did they find a baby that actually resembles Kevin McKidd. Owen made his final love declaration, which was basically a proposal. I’m sure we’ll get to their wedding sometime within the next season.
Poor Koracick, this is a moment in time when I hate the third person. His love for Teddy is so pure and it’s the first time he has truly felt alive and loved after his son’s death. And here he gets screwed over by Teddy and Owen’s love for each other.
It’s not their fault they love each other, but I wish Teddy had been more honest with herself about her feelings so we could’ve avoided this.
Was anyone else unphased by the firing of Alex, Meredith, and Richard? We all know somehow they’re going to miraculously get their jobs back.
Watching Bailey exercise her power was good to see, and it showed that nepotism can die. It was a typical Grey’s Anatomy family ban of loyalty.
The legalities of what will happen with the insurance fraud and DeLuca in jail are story arcs that I am not necessarily interested in. I prefer the gory and emotional messes. But I guess a mix of both is satisfying for a larger coverage of the audience base.
All successful patient recoveries and miracles happened and what a joyous occasion. Gus received his life-changing blood transfusion and Kari moved a few extremities. It was a good day for the road to recoveries.
Jo was changed by Frances’ moving monologue about doing the things that scare you. She too is on the road to recovery. The emotional exchange between her and Alex almost got the waterworks flowing. Seeing her being taken into the psychiatric ward was a strong scene and one that was a bit too prolonged.
Amelia should win some sort of award! She has matured the most this season and I’m proud of her. Watching herself admit that she needs to find herself beyond Owen, but also declare her feelings for Link was a momentous event for this Shepherd.
Link deserves nothing but a happy and loving ending, so they also better start planning a double wedding of sorts between Teddy and Owen, Link and Amelia. A double whammy wedding? I’m all for it. Although, it might be an awkward occurrence for all parties.
What do you think happened to Jackson? What are you most looking forward to this fall? Do you think Meredith will go to jail? Are our questions ever fully answered?
- I’ve never commented on the soundtrack before, but the intro song was a perfect and eerie match. Although perhaps, a bit more foreshadowing than what actually followed.
- “You need to develop some instincts for self-preservation.” Can we please make this a meme or some sort of iconic line? Meredith’s a strong and independent woman who needs no man!
- Teddy’s puns pregnancy puns were prime. Also, there’s something endearing about Owen’s nickname “Sergent” for Teddy.
- Amelia’s desperation speech to the police was adorable. Also, did anyone else relate to her confession of finding everyone attractive and falling in love easily? Or does that also signify I might be suffering from a possible brain tumor?
- Another Bailey scolding of her “children”. Iconic, that’s all I can say.
- Thank you, Nico, for finally coming to the realization that Schmitt deserved so much. Also, that Schmitt telling him that he deserves so much more was a huge step for him as well. Their relationship can only go up from here.
- Maggie and Jackson are on the rocks, but I’m sure the whole reality of losing someone is going to save their relationship.
Grey’s Anatomy – Drawn to the Blood (15×24)
Shonda is really setting up her pawns in this preseason finale. Up until the last five to ten minutes of the episode, it’s pretty slow and slightly dry.
It’s a good tactic though, you have to build up to the season finale because if both were exciting and adrenaline producing, the finale wouldn’t seem as shocking.
Meredith is sent to get Jo out of her funk. With her track record, we all had high hopes. I mean, the twisted sisters had a lot of mishaps and still ended up on top.
Jo eventually opens up and admits to Mer that she feels her misery and all the bad events that have happened to her were a birthright her father passed down to her.
Immediately Mer swoops in to remind her she’s also had her fair share of shitty events. I mean, that’s a given at Grey’s Sloan Memorial. She gives her one of her famous pep talks and makes us all re-evaluate our own lives.
Jo sets foot back in the hospital and is ready to fight again.
Meanwhile, Bailey and Catherine are in a serious predicament with the hospital’s insurance company. They found out about Mer’s insurance fraud and are looking into it.
DeLuca is called in to answer questions in order to incriminate Mer, but he doesn’t give in, and instead takes the entire fall for her. He’s most likely going to jail.
I don’t know whether I find it truly romantic or entirely stupid. He’s right about her needing to be there for her children and can’t afford jail time, so I do believe his intentions.
They found a blood donor for Gus, but she comes with a caveat. She’s agoraphobic and her therapist is taken by the border control, so she retreats back into the plane and refuses to move.
Eventually, Owen comes and gets her to compromise and throw a towel over her head so he can carry her to the car. On their way to the hospital, the fog has descended upon the city.
The fog becomes so intense it causes a massive pileup on the freeway and Owen, Frances, Schmitt are all isolated on the freeway.
Teddy finally verbalizes her love for Owen. Predictable. We all knew it. Who’s been saying it in every previous review?
Also, she’s finally in labor! We’re so close to meeting the new addition to the family. Is anyone else super curious what her name is going to be?
I’m ready, not ready for the final episode of the season! So many questions left to answer, and so many questions that will probably be left unanswered until Season 16!
How exactly will Teddy and Owen get together and what will happen to Koracick? Poor guy.
Will Mer truly let DeLuca take the fall for her? I’m ready for the chaos to ensue once everyone’s freed from their imaginary shackles.
- Link is too pure for this world. If everyone had his outlook the world would be a much better place.
- “I guess God’s water just broke too.” Yes, Jackson!
- Maggie and Jackson are both moods. I relate to Maggie. Who do you side with?
- Gaby and DeLuca’s interactions are so adorable. He’s wonderful with kids and secretly Shonda’s trying to show that side of him so that we are more sold on the MerLuca relationship.
- I’m really enjoying the unlikely “friendship” between Amelia and Koracick. Sharing their unsolicited love advice with each other is so typically Grey’s.
- Nico’s cockiness at the beginning of the episode worried me. Had he not changed? But I’m glad Weber taught him that sometimes you need to laugh at the slightly funny cases to stay sane during the entirety of them all.
- We all need a friend like Mer who will tell us when we smell and remind us they’re not going to start lying to you now.
- Meredith and Derek are the great love of the century. Why was that so long ago? Whenever she alludes to him, I feel my heart jump.
Grey’s Anatomy – What I Did For Love (15×23)
Sometimes the things you do for love aren’t always huge romantic gestures, but huge and hard decisions.
The crossover of the season between Shondaland’s Station 19 and Grey’s is one that I’m sure many fans have been anticipating. Although, if you’re not a watcher of Station 19, the crossover meant very little.
Schmitt was transported in the ambulance of a supposed John Doe only to learn that the life he saved was the fire station chief. Turns out, he was, in fact, a hero. Nico’s sudden shift in the treatment of Schmitt has me seething a bit.
Link explained to Schmitt that Nico’s loss of the previous patient will Haunt Nico for the rest of his career, but I still don’t think it acts as an excuse for his horrible treatment of Schmitt.
I hope they mend their relationship soon, but right now things don’t look too great.
Meredith is faced with a tough decision to commit insurance fraud, although not her first rodeo. She’s determined to get the little girl the surgical procedure she needs.
Her father has done everything right, as Meredith states, but it goes to show how corrupt the system is. Meredith struggles with the idea that DeLuca disapproves but fearlessly goes through with it, even at the expense of her medical license and career.
By the end, DeLuca is standing in front of Meredith confessing his love for her! Only to have her respond with a slightly uncomfortable smile and an “ok.” Not necessarily what anyone wants as a response to their entire love display.
I wonder where that leaves them.
Following the trend in the Ellis Grey biology, Maggie seems to be having commitment issues to moving in with Jackson. She continues excusing her long-awaited answer on Meredith’s reservations for her moving out.
After speaking with the firehouse chief, she realizes
Now, getting to the entire Jo focus of the episode. Jo was brought onto Gus’ case to help ease her distractedness, and it seems to work at first. She begins feeling like she’s back in the game and we even see a moment of smiles shared between the Karevs.
Although, this easily shifts when she finds out that she misunderstood and messed up. Ben and Teddy notice something wrong with Jo and report her to Bailey.
After she breaks down to the patient’s mother she’s taken away by Alex. I’m honestly at a loss for what’s going to happen to Jo. Bailey could go either way. Understanding and request Jo see someone about her depression, or she could show her some typical Bailey tough love and suspend her. What are your thoughts?
Owen has finally noticed Link and Amelia’s budding relationship and he’s not too happy about it. With both the women in his life moving on and leaving him alone with Leo, he begins feeling lost.
During his visit to his therapist, he reveals that he has decided to admit his feelings for someone. I’m putting my money on Teddy! I hope we find out next week, because this whole Teddy, Owen, and Amelia drama has been dragged on for far too long, and I just want to know who is paired with whom.
I don’t think Shonda would allow Owen to end up alone. So I’m still regretfully placing my money on Teddy and Owen’s inevitable big ending.
Despite the sadness each season finale brings, I am looking forward to what Shonda has up her sleeves this year. There hasn’t been much set up for any major shockers, but that has never stopped her before.
- Jo finally broke down. The most important step for her to finally recover. Hopefully, this will lead her to open up completely to Alex. I’m glad we had a slight glimpse of the normal Alex and Jo relationship
- My love for Koracick and Teddy is growing, HELP! I’m supposed to be a Teddy and Owen shipper until the end! But the way Teddy looks at Koracick shows complete happiness and love. He’s perfect for her.
- It’s been so long since Jackson has truly had any screentime. I almost forgot he was on the show!
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