On this week’s Grey’s Anatomy (new day on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/MT on CTV) we saw history repeating itself for the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Richard’s alcoholism threatens to take the veteran surgeon down, while new Interim Chief Alex tries to find his way. Plus, there’s some shirtless doctor action. Can someone check our heart rate?
After a shop teacher passed out in class, two of his students were severely injured, including one teen who arrived at the hospital with a table saw in his chest. Last week a patient had her bike imbedded in her, this week a table saw. We get it, Grey’s, you have a great makeup department. Now stop making us queasy.
It looked like the teacher was drunk at work, but recovering alcoholic Richard didn’t see himself in the patient and tested the man by leaving a glass of vodka near his bed. When the teacher didn’t take the bait, Richard did some research and found a disease that makes people turn their sugars into alcohol. Very happy this guy isn’t going to jail and all that, but wouldn’t he be drunk all the time if that was the case?
Richard’s involvement got him kicked out of the Operating Room, landing on the bad side of new (Interim) Chief Alex and Ortho God, but more importantly it acts as yet another reminder that Richard hasn’t found a sponsor since his died last season. The countdown to seeing Richard fall off the wagon is officially on. We give it until the mid-season finale.
Another doctor reliving a trauma is Jackson, who is repeating history and taking a page from his ex-wife April’s book and dealing with his emotions by skipping town. After almost getting hit by a car in last week’s premiere, Jackson is overwhelmed. He’s probably more upset about all the money he lost last season thanks to his grandfather being a creep, but the car thing was also jarring. Jackson sent out an All Staff email announcing his decision to do whatever the rich guy version of Wild is and left Maggie a voicemail. A voicemail? A voicemail. A voicemail! Oh, Jackson. You’ve been the person left behind. You know better. Maggie, don’t be sitting around waiting for his call…okay, she’s totally going to sit around waiting, but at least make him text you first!
Then there’s Bailey, who seems to have forgotten she had a heart attack last year. Bailey assigned Alex to be the Interim Chief so that she could work with Jo on the future of medicine or whatever it is they’re doing, but instead she’s spending her day running around looking at budgets and arguing with pregnant nurses. That nurse is definitely going into labour in an inconvenient way this season, right? No one is ever ‘just’ pregnant on Grey’s Anatomy. She’ll go into labour, Bailey will have another heart attack set off by stress, and Jo will get zero work done.
Speaking of Alex, we’re on the fence about him firing Roy. How many times did Alex mess up as an intern and not get fired? What about all his screw ups as a resident and then as an attending? He literally almost beat DeLuca to death and kept his job. We feel bad for Roy. We feel worse for the nosebleed guy who died, but we still feel bad for Roy.
Also, DeLuca and Meredith are totally going to make that sex dream a reality.
Also-also, how many times is Link going to shoot his shot at work? Admittedly, there’s an abundance of beautiful women working at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, but dude, don’t poop where you eat. Or at least find out who is dating/sleeping with whom before you start inviting people to Italian restaurants.
Final also – have we heard this guy speak or is he just here to be shirtless? Not complaining, just wondering.
Watch Grey’s Anatomy every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/MT on CTV.