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Grey’s Anatomy – It’s Raining Men (16×04)

GREY'S ANATOMY - "It's Raining Men" - After Meredith inadvertently stirs up negative press for Grey Sloan, she tries to make things right with her former colleagues, jeopardizing her community service hours. Station 19's Ben and Vic bring a young woman into the hospital, and Jackson stands up to Koracick when he goes too far with a patient's family. Meanwhile, Bailey receives unexpected news; and Owen finds himself at Pac-Gen North, which Alex sees as a recruiting opportunity on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, OCT. 17 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal) ELLEN POMPEO

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The latest bombshell explosion at Grey Sloan was reminiscent and very truthful to one of the current issues battling our nation today. Healthcare, healthcare systems, and insurance.

During the latest Democratic Debates on Tuesday, the candidates all argued about healthcare for all and what that really meant. Sure it sounds promising, but does it actually mean healthcare for all that can afford it?

Their arguments took the stage and voiced the concerns of insurance coverage. Nothing about the actual healthcare system and pharmaceutical companies that are corrupting our nation.

That’s Grey Anatomy’s job this episode. Meredith’s ideas were published beyond her original statements and it doesn’t look good for the future of the hospital.

The downfall of the hospital seems to be coming to a quick end, but then again this was a concern during Season 9. Though, can we expect another miraculous descent from the surgeons to sweep in and fix their problems with millions of dollars and a buyout?

The sad truth is that without Meredith, Alex, and Richard more than half of the original staff, it doesn’t look good for the hospital.

Alex seems to be loving his new job as chief and has high standards and hopes for Pac North’s future. And he’s already recruited, Owen!

Soon the entire hospital staff will be merging and moving to Pac North. Until Boki’s moved, that’s when we’re all done for.

Bailey’s recent attitude and rampage have stirred up more than the hospital staff. It’s sparked anger within the entire fanbase…but now we’re finally left with some news that I’m sure it left a lot of jaws dropped. She’s pregnant.

Amelia’s recent baby announcement seemed excessive and unnecessary, but Bailey’s is too juicy. I never saw this coming!

Meredith’s article lists numerous faults and corruption within the hospital system not directed at Grey Sloan, but of course to receive higher publicity the publication threw both her and the hospital under the bus with their headline.

Koracick’s planned an entire publicity stunt to try and save the hospital but ended up using a family to do his dirty work. Avery went behind his back to reverse the damage and ended up giving a stronger name to the hospital in a truthful way. Hooray Avery!

They brought it back with a unique patient case. It’s unbelievable that there are any ideas left in the back pocket of the writers.

A human falling out of the sky and landing on someone and killing them is a new one. I never even knew that was possible, let alone the science behind a frozen body exploding on impact.

Well, they’ve lost their happy patient streak. Their first death of the season seems fitting for the downfall of the establishment. Although the patient was a doozy and came in already on the rocks.

Poor Teddy tells it like it really is, the world sucks and it sucks to bring a child into the world in this climate.

I can’t even begin to see what the outcome of this mess will be. I can’t imagine Shonda actually tearing down the hospital, but then again with the whole side story of Pac North, there’s a possibility it might happen.

Soon the lowest-rated hospital will become the top, and it will all have been due to the Grey Sloan Memorial team, proving that a hospital’s credibility isn’t a name, it’s the staff and family that work together within it. How cheesy.

Additional Side Notes:

  • Maggie was the only verbally loyal person to Meredith! Everyone turns the other way to save their own butts. Sadly even DeLuca got on her case for her choices.
  • Could they have brought in any cuter kid to play Avery’s patient?! Gosh, darn she was adorable!
  • Link and Amelia are getting cuter by the episode. I can’t believe how against their relationship I originally was, and here I am holding up a huge sign for them.
  • Christina’s text to Meredith was the best. Is Shonda hinting at Sandra Oh’s reappearance this season?!
  • Vic calling out Jackson’s cockiness! Jackson’s surely matured since his early days working with Mark Sloan.
  • There was no resolution to the cliffhanger of the previous episode. Did Richard stay faithful?!
  • Link dropped the three words! His speech with it was too precious and he’s right there really is no point in avoiding pain, because pain will always be right around the corner.


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Kate Walsh to Return for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 18

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Kate Walsh to Return to 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.

Addison Montgomery Set to Return to Grey's Anatomy

Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery on Grey’s Anatomy. Photo Credit: ABC

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.

Walsh can also be seen in 13 Reasons Why as Hannah’s mother, The Umbrella Academy as The Handler, and Emily in Paris as Madeline Wheeler, among others.

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.


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Fall Premiere 2021-2022 Dates for ABC: Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelorette, The Rookie, and More

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Fall Premiere Dates for ABC

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)

ABC Reveals Fall 2021-2022 TV Schedule with Big Sky, Grey’s Anatomy and More


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Grey’s Anatomy Has Overstayed Its Welcome

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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.

Grey's Anatomy cast photo

Grey’s Anatomy cast photo

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.

Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy

Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy. Credit: ABC

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.

Excessive Drama

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.

Owen and Amelia on Grey’s Anatomy. (ABC/Byron Cohen)

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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