We don’t often get a lot of humour on Grey’s Anatomy (Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET on CTV), but thanks to a batch of cookies made with peanut butter hash oil, things got groovy at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Of course, it wouldn’t be Grey’s Anatomy if the weed cookies didn’t also ruin some lives, but it would be irresponsible if the show made drugs look fun…for everyone.
After Arizona’s patients gift her with home made cookies, she quickly begins handing them to the other doctors, only to learn too late from her patients that they accidentally gave her weed cookies. Maybe just a card next time?
As the ingestion begins to sink in, we quickly learned that there are many types of stoners on staff at Grey Sloan. Some are much more chill than others.
THE HAPPY STONER – ALEX
We have now found the secret for turning Alex from his usual grumpy self into someone who is pleasant to be around. That answer is drugs. Amelia’s idea to bring a very high Alex to Owen’s house while he prepped to receive his foster child seemed like a terrible idea, but high Alex is both happy and full of sage advice. He definitely doesn’t know how to use a baby wrap, though. Baby surgery? Yes. Baby wrap? Nada.
THE HONEST STONER – APRIL
I think approximately zero viewers were surprised that April, Miranda and Maggie had never done drugs before and even fewer of us were surprised that weed made April even more honest. After overhearing that Harper Avery was the Harvey Weinstein of the medical world, April quickly spilled the beans to Miranda and Meredith. She also told Miranda that she was seeing someone, but Miranda was too busy discussing the T(r)ailblazer to ask any follow up questions. Is it Dr. Tom Karacick? Or did something happen with her ex-fiancé Matthew after last week’s episode, because that would be a TWIST.
THE FAMILY STONERS – JACKSON AND CATHERINE
Speaking of Harper Avery, Jackson and Catherine, aside from a lot of talk about vaginas during their presentation on vaginas, can hold their drugs well. The mother and son had a frank conversation about Harper Avery, who assaulted 13 women that Catherine paid off. Although at first Jackson was appalled (us too) that Catherine didn’t do more to step in, she reminded Jackson (again, us too) that 30 years ago the #MeToo movement wasn’t around. Female physicians were subjected to even more discrimination than they are today. There’s an argument to be made that Catherine should have done more to stop her father in law, but there’s also the argument that in paying these women, she enabled them to continue with their careers at a time when even fewer people wanted to hear about sexual assault.
THE MEDICAL STONER – MIRANDA
If there’s a silver lining to Miranda’s heart attack, it’s that she thought she was having another during surgery and quickly excused herself. Nope, just the cookies. She should have kept listening to Mr. T.
THE LOVING STONER – ARIZONA
Okay, so Arizona is still in love with Callie? Was that everyone’s takeaway from this episode? She is still into Carina, but that doesn’t mean she’s not also into her ex-wife. The countdown to Arizona and Sophia moving to New York to be with Callie continues.
THE SAD STONER – ANDREW
Andrew hallucinating that he was in bed with Sam was pretty freaking sad. We don’t know if he needs more cookies or less, but he definitely needs a hug.
THE PARANOID STONER – MAGGIE
Maggie on drugs is Maggie even more into medicine and a little bit paranoid. Yeah, we definitely saw that one coming.
THE STUPID STONER – ROY
There’s gotta be a downer in each group and on Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy, it was Dr. Vikram Roy. He was the only doctor to ingest a cookie and then lie about it, finding himself not at all in the right mind frame to treat patients. After colliding with a cart full of supplies and getting a knife to the arm, Roy was treated and immediately fired by Richard. I’m a bit conflicted about this one. As a human who sometimes seeks medical care, I absolutely do not want my doctor under the influence of anything. I’d even like to know how many coffees they’ve drank that day. But as someone who has watched Grey’s Anatomy and sees the pressure put on the residents, I kinda feel for Roy. The need to succeed is drilled into the young doctors every day, with Meredith even making a competition out of covering for all the attendings who were playing hacky sack and watching lava lamps. Roy not admitting that he had a cookie was dangerous, stupid and reckless, but with so few instances of attendings showing any kind of compassion towards the residents, can we blame him for panicking and worrying that admitting he had a cookie would also result in job loss? Not really, man. Such a harsh on the buzz.