A nice quick break was had from all the sadness and emotions lately. This lighthearted episode was definitely very much appreciated. No deaths, no tears, and really no drama!
Meredith and DeLuca are on the VERY slow uphill from their shared kiss, and DeLuca is patiently waiting for Meredith to receive the ok from Maggie before going forth with their relationship. I guess I’m starting to slowly warm up to the idea of MerLuca, we’ll see which comes first, their relationship or my acceptance. It’ll be a close one for sure!
As Meredith tries to discuss the DeLuca situation with Maggie, she is clearly distracted and distraught. Ironically she’s faced with an internal battle of ethics in regard to a difficult lifesaving operation on an old med school nemesis. The woman who used to emotionally abuse her is now asking her to save her life. Now that is taking karma to an entirely new level!
Owen and Teddy are handling patients whose realities smack both of them in the face.
The most drama this week was Britney’s parents arriving at the hospital! It wasn’t completely shocking, because they’re not the first long lost parents to turn up, but poor Owen. His love for Leo is so powerful, it is amazing to see his journey with fatherhood, from fighting to gain it and now fighting to maintain it.
Owen’s patient this week of course is a young boy. Remember Ethan from a few seasons ago, the boy Owen totally fawned over? It is kind of reminiscent of that situation. Owen’s heartstrings are pulled at the thought of the father losing his son, and it makes him fearful of losing Theo.
There is just a small part of me that does not believe his life is supposed to go this way. I can’t help but think this is just a small detour on his path to parenthood with Teddy. He may have legal status over Leo’s grandparents now, but I can’t help but think they can easily take that from him. And there is just a tiny chance he might lose Leo.
I am so thankful Grey’s focuses on Owen’s strong desire for fatherhood. It is such a shift from the male dominated society that portray women as the only beings who could ever want children.
It’s also important that they brought in a touchingly relevant topic. The Scottish father made such an important point about gun violence in the states, and all I was thinking was, “You go Shonda!” Thank you for throwing that not-so-subtle subtlety in there.
Teddy’s reality is mirrored back to her through a woman who seems to clearly be in a “throuple” with her husband and “best friend.” I put “best friend” in quotes because it is obvious there is much more to their relationship than just friendship feels. Honestly, I could not even tell which guy was her actual husband, until he came forward and explained the situation to Teddy.
This all feels way too close to Teddy’s situation. Although, by the end Teddy turns up at Koracick’s door insisting that she and Owen are just friends. I wonder how long this act is going to continue! I will always be unapologetically rooting for Owen and Teddy.
I guess Teddy’s genuinely happy with Koracick though, and I think he is a good guy who also deserves a woman like Teddy.
So, perhaps this is how it is meant to be … *big sigh*
Despite the drama-free Grey’s Anatomy we all have not seen in such a long time we almost questioned whether we had actually turned on the right show, we were gifted with some cheery and sweet moments.
Let’s talk about that smolder DeLuca gave Meredith across the room! Who else wouldn’t have been distracted as hell!
- I like to consider myself a Grey’s Anatomy super fan, but how could I have forgotten Maggie and DeLuca dated?!
- Why is the struggle to keep a plant alive one of the most relatable things?
- Jo’s photo op of her cutie husband next to his prized wall success was so precious. Alex’s grimace was too cute!
- Bailey’s praise is so minimal, she hardly knows how to give it! But when she does, it is so meaningful
Kate Walsh to Return for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18
It’s official. Kate Walsh who plays Addison Montgomery, Satan, The She-Shepherd (however you used to identify her), is set to return for Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 and we couldn’t be more ecstatic!
Amidst some fan speculation that Arizona might return to mentor Jo Wilson as she starts her new path as a pediatric surgeon, it looks like Addison is returning to fill this position.
Now with Derek and Mark both gone, there leaves little room for her to cause much boy drama, but who knows what other things may be up her sleeve.
Her last appearance on the show was back in Season 8 Episode 13, “If/Then.” Now, nearly 10 years later, she is scrubbing back in. The show has brought a good number of past characters back including T.R. Knight as George O’Malley, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, and Eric Dane as Mark Sloan.
Walsh had been starring in Shonda Rhimes’ spinoff series Private Practice for six seasons while making on and off appearances and crossovers back to Grey Sloan Memorial.
In a Twitter video posted to the Grey’s Anatomy official account, Kate Walsh announced her return along with the premiere date for the new season, Thursday, September 30 at 9/8c on ABC. So don’t forget to mark your calendars!
Check out the video below.
— Grey’s Anatomy (@GreysABC) September 2, 2021
Fall Premiere 2021-2022 Dates for ABC: Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelorette, The Rookie, and More
Mark your calendars because ABC has finally released its official premiere dates for the 2021 fall season.
Taking the first premiere slot, Dancing with the Stars will begin its 30th season on Monday, September 20. While The Bachelorette is among the last premiering shows on Tuesday, October 19, alongside ABC’s new show Queens.
Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy and its sister show Station 19 are keeping their Thursday slots starting on September 30.
And the anticipated reboot of The Wonder Years is taking off on Wednesday, September 22.
Keep on reading for an extensive list of the exact times and dates for all of your favorite shows returning soon!
MONDAY, SEPT. 20
8:00 pm Dancing with the Stars
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22
8:00 pm The Goldbergs
8:30 pm THE WONDER YEARS (series premiere)
9:00 pm The Conners
9:31 pm Home Economics (new time)
10:00 pm A Million Little Things
SUNDAY, SEPT. 26
8:00 pm Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (new day)
9:00 pm Supermarket Sweep (new time)
10:00 pm The Rookie
MONDAY, SEPT. 27
10:00 pm The Good Doctor
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30
8:00 pm Station 19
9:00 pm Grey’s Anatomy
10:01 pm Big Sky (new day)
SUNDAY, OCT. 3
7:00 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
FRIDAY, OCT. 8
8:00 pm Shark Tank
9:01 pm 20/20 (two hours)
TUESDAY, OCT. 19
8:00 pm The Bachelorette
10:01 pm QUEENS (series premiere)
Grey’s Anatomy Has Overstayed Its Welcome
With every season renewal beyond Season 14 that Grey’s Anatomy seems to nab miraculously, the great grandmother of all medical dramas has seriously overstayed its welcome.
And I promise I say this purely out of love as a superfan myself, as someone who has seen every episode, some more than once.
I hate to compare it to this but remember Season 5, Episode 19, when the great aunt continues to be revived, and the niece and nephews seem like monsters each time they hold their breath, hoping she’s gone for good? Well, Grey’s Anatomy is the great aunt in this scenario, and the fans are the children. There, I said it.
Numerous TV shows have ended much too early, but it’s a rarity for a show to have lasted beyond its expiration date. And while there’s no one reason the show has gone downhill, these are some of the factors I think contribute to its decline.
Shonda Rhimes Signs With Netflix
Many people don’t know this, but Shonda Rhimes, the original creator, and writer for the show exited and turned over her duties in 2017 when she decided to sign with Netflix.
She passed the showrunner title off to Krista Vernoff, who has been with Grey’s Anatomy since the beginning.
I’m not sure if I actually notice a difference in the writing, but it does seem like Rhimes’ exit in 2017 aligns similarly to when the show started to lose its steam.
Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but the show began recycling storylines, it lost important characters, and honestly, the drama between doctors began to go off the rails.
Original Characters are Replaced
The amount of times I’ve come across articles about Sandra Oh’s return is astounding. I’m not sure why everyone’s obsessed with theorizing her comeback. Oh has repeatedly said for years that she’s outgrown the show and will never return.
However, without Cristina, there was no hope for the show. Sure, Derek was Meredith’s true love, but Cristina was Meredith’s soul mate. So her exit was quite the blow, and I don’t think the show ever truly recovered.
Oh’s departure in Season 10 left only a sputter of decent seasons in its wake. Cristina was a bulk of the humor and comedic energy, and without her, it lost a huge piece of itself.
Every few seasons, the show introduces new interns. We’re used to that. But, once they were forced to replace attendings and original cast members like Cristina, Callie, Arizona, and Alex, it brought less desirable characters to the forefront.
Amelia, Teddy, Owen, and Maggie are currently the main four alongside Meredith. Originally they were side characters, only meant to add drama to the lives of the original cast. But as original members began to leave, their storylines began to evolve and steal the focus.
Amelia, the other Shepherd, replaced Derek, and Teddy replaced Cristina.
With an entirely new shift in perspective, the new doctor’s storylines overshadowed any exciting patient cases. While in the first few seasons, there was a striking balance between special medical cases and doctors’ personal lives.
There used to be a formula. Midway through each season, there would be a unique and interesting patient case (hysterical pregnancy, sex accidents, etc.), and then the season finale would end on a major event like a shooting or plane crash.
Now, it seems the only major news we’re left with is whether or not Amelia will finally find true love, commit, and tie the knot. Or, who’s going to have the next baby.
And don’t even get me started on how absent Meredith was for this latest season. Meredith has never been my favorite character, but that doesn’t change the fact that the show’s named after her, and she is the main focus of the show. So, when all we saw was her on the beach and in a hospital bed, it definitely felt like we were cheated.
The only good thing to come out of Meredith’s beach rendezvous were guest appearances from old cast members. Seeing Lexi, Mark, and Derek on the beach brought back deep nostalgia for how the show used to be.
As Season 18 is now in the works, I truly hope the show can end peacefully afterward. It’s been dragged on long enough, and it would be the first show I’d ever wave goodbye to willingly.
Please, end the show before it’s too late, so I no longer have to continue watching it out of loyalty.
Now, what do you think? Should the show end? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts down in the comments!
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