The truth always comes out; that’s the lesson to be learned. No matter what secret we’re trying to hide from the world, it eventually begins to show. In the medical world that might include HIV or chickenpox, it just takes a matter of time for the symptoms to progress.
However, in this almost tiresome episode, the secret wasn’t that exciting or scandalous, although it was a huge surprise for all of those involved.
We were left last with Katherine and Richard’s marriage falling apart, and this hour was split between an awkward family-ish dinner and being gay in the Jewish culture.
Both seemingly opposite things, but at the core, very similar ideas of secrets finally surfacing.
The entire dinner shared between Richard, Katherine, Jackson, Maggie, and a few extras was so cringe-worthy. Initially, Maggie and Jackson thought they were getting together to celebrate Katherine and Richard’s anniversary, and instead, it turned out to be a divorce announcement.
To top it all off, Jackson invited Vic, who brought a plus one for Maggie. The entire situation was perfectly unperfect. A night filled with elementary jabs between the Avery’s and Richard and Maggie. I’m surprised Vic came out of the dinner safe and sound.
Meanwhile, Schmidt explored his sexuality with Nico and navigated the coming-out scene in his very Jewish family. He and Nico went to visit his uncle who was in hospice and as soon as Schmidt introduced Nico as his boyfriend he flatlined.
The perfect timing for any death is when you’re about to shake someone’s hand for the first time. Schmidt feared he had killed his uncle with his gayness but later came to find out his uncle was harboring a similar secret.
As Schmidt put it, his uncle was only given 45% niceness and he chose to spend it all on Schmidt. Come to find out the reason for this was because Schmidt shared the same gay gene as his uncle.
What a twist! Although gay marriage was legalized almost half a decade ago, homophobia is very much still relevant. And unfortunately, most of the fear is within the family.
Schmidt’s traditionally Jewish family, although accepting on the outside, really wrestled with the concept. His uncle could never come out because of his mom and this was a harsh reality for Schmidt to hear.
He decided to move out of his mom’s house and in with Nico (I’m assuming), putting their relationship onto a new level. I’m glad Grey’s Anatomy took a deeper look into this storyline.
It’s been a while since Arizona and Callie told Callie’s father about her lesbian life. Any orthodox religion has a hard time with the LGBTQ+ community, but it’s important that the show represented this.
Back to Richard and Katherine, what used to be a warm and loving marriage, with only a few bumps here and there has turned into an entire war. Katherine’s envy and anger of Richard’s newfound success at Pac-North have evolved into a desire to take him down. They haven’t even officially divorced yet!
I can’t imagine a marriage falling into pieces that badly.
Next week we’ll gain a better insight into the future of Pac-North. They’re continuing its storyline now with Maggie as a new addition to the team, but I don’t see a clear future in them splitting full-time between two hospitals. Unless Katherine buys it and then somehow combines the entire pack of surgeons.
What did you think of tonight’s episode? What are you looking forward to? They put a hold on the baby drama between Link and Amelia, but I suspect a good resolution coming to fruition soon enough!
Additional Side Notes:
- How dare they drop Alex’s name so casually and act like he’s still working at Pac-North. I still don’t understand how they plan on using his name often and pretending he still makes an appearance at the hospital when he’s completely MIA.
- Nico and Schmidt’s relationship is so sweet. Nico’s complete support for Schmidt is the support a significant other should offer their partner! Take lessons, Katherine.
- Sadly, this was a low key episode with nothing too exciting. Apparently, they needed a refractory period from their top episode from last week.
Best Tweets About the Return of McDreamy on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Premiere
Grey’s Anatomy surprised fans with the return of McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) during the season 17 premiere!
The series is saving lives and saving 2020!
Read the best tweets about Dempsey’s return now!
— Fatima (@ameliamywife) November 15, 2020
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Just now catching up on #GreysAnatomy and HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO WATCH MERE ALMOST DIE?!?! And to bring back Derek?! No no no my heart can’t take it!
— Kathryn Baker (@kbthing2) November 15, 2020
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Grey’s Anatomy Review – Season Finale! (16×21)
It may not have been a hospital shooting, a major fire, or an explosion, but it was certainly a Grey’s Anatomy season finale. A bittersweet one at that! It’s finally that time of year when we are left dangling on a very high cliffhanger with almost no end in sight.
The past episodes have left Richard’s health in danger, but the doctors finally figured out the cause of his mysterious symptoms.
Initially, everyone thought it was Alzheimer’s, but DeLuca caught it just in time. In fact, Richard was suffering from Cobolt poisoning as a result of an old hip replacement.
Meanwhile, Teddy and Owen’s wedding was scheduled for the end of the night but was halted indefinitely after Teddy left Owen an unfortunate voicemail.
In an installment that was certainly the lamest finale, it still left us with some major questions.
The entire hour was focused on Richard’s surgery and recovery from his new hip replacement after his old one failed him and essentially rotted in his body. I’m not sure how they expected us to focus on any of the other cases when all I wanted to do was focus on Richard’s status.
Oh, and also amidst the chaos, Link and Amelia welcomed their new baby boy into the world. What a day to be born little man!
Thankfully the episode ended on some happy notes for all patients involved. The little girl finally got her smile, the guy got the bat dislodged from his chest, and Richard seemed to make an easy recovery from his surgery.
However, there was certainly some strain left behind in a couple of relationships, to say the least. After Richard woke from his surgery Katherine was by his side ready to sleep next to him, but despite his previous delusions he remembered their old fights and didn’t seem to want anything to do with her.
I was hoping their relationship would be mended by this stressful time, but it was far from it. It’s understandable that Richard wouldn’t want anything to do with Katherine, but also she did run to his side during his most vulnerable time. Katherine was completely at fault for their latest blowup, but Richard knew Katherine was a hard woman. I hope they’re able to forgive each other because, at this point in life, they both deserve to have a companion by their side.
Well, Teddy majorly f-ed up. Koracick’s a good guy and deserves so much better. However, I had hoped that Teddy could have been exactly what he deserved.
I’m not sure why she kept messing around with him. She knew she didn’t want him, so how could she sleep with him and then proceed to tell him that was just her saying goodbye?
Owen’s not a saint either, so I’m not sure what’s going to transpire after this major incident, but I have a feeling things will eventually continue toward marriage. I’m putting my prediction in writing! Owen and Teddy will have a large rough patch, but will eventually take each other’s hands in marriage, even if it’s by the end of Season 17!
I’m not sure what will happen for Koracick because Teddy seemed like the woman for him, especially after he’s gone through so much life trauma. I hope the writers wrote him a happy ending with a lovely lady. Though, I will continue to secretly cross my fingers for a Teddy and Koracick miracle!
Anybody else with me??
On a small side note that only feels right because Meredith is the main character of the show, Meredith and DeLuca seem to be doing well? They’re not officially back together, but their trajectory seemed to be heading in that direction. Meredith was last seen taking DeLuca home, which I can only assume was back to her place. He was sobbing, and I really question if he’s going through a mania of sorts because he did lash out a few times. I’m not sure if he could attribute that to the fact that nobody would believe him and he had to take extra measures to ensure he was heard? However, I am curious if this will finally be addressed in the next season.
Let me know your thoughts on the season finale down below!
I guess this is ta-ta for now, until at least mid-September.
Additional Side Notes:
- I had the same exact questions Amelia shouted! Why do we have babies? How does humanity exist?
- That look shared between Jo and Hayes made me question if they’re going to become something! I guess I had never thought of Hayes pairing up with anyone except for Meredith, but things have been set up nicely so that Meredith will end up with DeLuca and Hayes isn’t left alone!
- Maybe I’m not observant enough, but it seemed like Amelia didn’t really show a baby bump until this last episode before she went into labor!
- I will always enjoy the subtle humor thrown into the drama and I’ve noticed a common trend, Bailey. Amelia demanding Bailey stay after she stole her baby daddy from taking the grunt of her squeezes was too precious. Bailey’s been there for many births on the show, so it only seemed right she be there for Amelia.
Grey’s Anatomy Review – What’s Wrong with Richard? (16×20)
Richard’s mysterious ailment remained the greatest puzzle of the hour, alongside a more humanizing storyline for Koracick.
Apparently, dementia and Alzheimer’s are ruled out for Richard, but what else could it be? The doctors having a ticking timeline and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be an easy case to solve.
All the surgeons except for neuro were put on Richard duty and had to do some hard thinking. It has been a while since they had to sit and map out an entire diagnosis.
And of course, the patriarch of the show was not going to make it easy.
The scariest moment was when Meredith found Richard about to cut into himself. Initially, the thought of him cutting into another unsuspecting patient was terrifying, but then when it revealed the reality of the situation my blood pressure soared.
Meredith came in like a superhero and saved the day, but I honestly didn’t know which way it was going to go. They better find a cure fast, or Catherine’s going to kill them all, well before Richard goes.
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If you were on the fence between Team Koracick or Team Owen you might be no longer! I know this episode only strengthened by loyalty to Koracick.
Despite his rudeness and overall impertinence toward life in general, Koracick has suffered a loss very few understand. The loss of his son David devastated his entire life and gave him a grim outlook on the future. I’m not making excuses for his behavior, but the death of a child can certainly harden someone.
Since this event that rocked his world, Teddy seems to be the only thing that gives him true happiness, besides his large surgeon ego. When his ex-wife paid him a visit with her youngest son, Koracick was thrown for a major loop. Not only did Guthery closely resemble David, he even sounded like him. Koracick could barely handle seeing his ex-wife, let alone a look-alike of his late son.
If you didn’t feel every shade of sadness for Koracick this entire hour, do you even have a heart?!
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I just want to side comment on the beauty of his relationship with his ex-wife. It didn’t seem like there was any bad blood between the two and rather than a loss of love being the reason they could no longer stay together, it seemed like the pain of losing their son was the biggest reason.
Anyway, Teddy stayed by his side the entire time and even squeezed his hand many times. I don’t understand how she didn’t recognize that Koracick was the man she needs to be with.
Teddy was the only person who could calm him down during Guthery’s surgery and every moment she was standing by she had a genuine look of concern and love. I am convinced she deep down loves him, but Owen’s just the easier choice.
Owen and Teddy have gone through their own share of problems and hurdles, but Owen’s just made to much of a mess and Koracick’s the less complicated past, I’d argue.
Of course, Koracick carries a lot of baggage, but Owen carries the same amount if not more. There’s been nothing recently on Owen, he’s honestly just clueless to Teddy’s indecisiveness.
The final scene between Teddy and Koracick didn’t look promising to a happy future between the two. Instead, Teddy grabbed Owen after her emotionally taxing day and pulled him into a supply closet to sex him up and tell him she wanted to get married sooner. I’m confused by her thinking.
After a day like that with Koracick, how could anyone not feel compelled to choose him? Maybe she was looking for a happier outlet and Owen was the easier choice? I’m not sure, but Teddy needs to be 120% sure with her choice. By the looks of next week’s preview, Koracick is still fighting for Teddy even on her wedding day. Will he win? Comment your thoughts down below!
Additional Side Notes:
- The case of the singing lady heavily reminded me of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. No way musicophelia is a real phenomenon! Because mind blown.
- “How do you fix it?” “Singing lessons.” Honestly, the best line of the night. Koracick deflects pain with humor, at least it gave us a good laugh.
- It looks like Amelia’s baby’s coming in fast! Are we ready? Maybe more than Link appeared to be!
- Schmidt and Jo need each other right now and it’s perfect they moved in together. Starting another chain of coworking roommates, very Grey’s Anatomy.
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