This week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy saw that sometimes history repeats itself, and sometimes refusing to adapt will make you history.
First, there’s April and Jackson trying AGAIN to date other people, which we may remember they’ve done before. Actually, they’ve done it a few times. First there was Jackson declaring his love for April during her wedding to Matthew, which she promptly left to marry Jackson (those eyes!). Then April and Jackson broke up after losing their first baby, later getting back together just long enough to make baby Harriet. So, now they’re on Tinder, but still living together, working together, and co-parenting. At what point are these two just going to enjoy spending their lives together on the couch eating nachos and living happily ever after? We swipe right for that.
Next there’s Owen and Cristina, sorry, we mean Owen and Amelia. Once again, Owen has married a woman without having a conversation about whether they want to have kids. Actually, in all fairness to Cristina Yang, she was very clear that she did not want children. With Amelia coming clean to Owen that she doesn’t want kids, it looks like Alex’s room, which is going to be vacated soon when he likely goes to jail, will now be occupied by Amelia.
Someone that has no interest in repeating history is Dr. Eliza Minnick, who’s ‘kind of a legend.’ She’s been brought in by Catherine and Miranda to figure out why residents like Leah Murphy are doing so poorly at Grey Sloan Memorial but doing well at other programs. Minnick, who is a specialist at fixing hospitals, seems to have been hired to point out the obvious – the Attendings don’t let the interns and residents hold scalpels during surgery. Seems pretty cut and dry. Surgery joke!
Minnick, who we’re pretty sure is pulling double duty as a hospital-fixer and Arizona’s new love interest, is up for being a doctor at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital as long as Miranda doesn’t make her work with Richard.
Although Richard did come around by the end of the episode and agree with Minnick’s teaching philosophy of, well, teaching (really, that was her only suggestion), Miranda will now have to decide whether to keep the hot shot doc or fire her mentor. Isn’t there an Option C? Couldn’t Richard step down from his position as Resident Adviser and be *just* a surgeon? Still seems like a job that would keep you busy. Also, what about Option D? Have Catherine fire her own husband. She doesn’t seem to have any issue delivering brutal honesty.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.