On Wednesdays’ episode of Grey’s Anatomy (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/MT on CTV), two doctors break their medical oaths in moves that could cost them their jobs. One does it to save a patient, the other does it because she’s terrible at keeping a secret. We can only support one person this week and that’s Alex. Sorry Maggie. You’re a blab.
Alex comes in way under the date we picked for him to do something against the rules that will cost him his job as (interim) chief. He even went above and beyond our prediction and did something illegal. Normally, we’d shake our heads and list the reasons why Alex can’t be redeemed, but in this case, we think he did the right thing. It was highly illegal, but it was for a good cause.
The medical system in the U.S. is, in a word, sucky, so when a patient came in with smoke inhalation and a preexisting Blob (apparently an actual medical term), he tried to leave, knowing his mother couldn’t afford the surgery. His insurance didn’t cover the procedure, so Alex made a small incision on the patients back, enabling him to list the surgery as an emergency and fix the Blob. New resident Dahlia ran directly to Richard to report Alex, a move that would have made sense five seasons ago when Richard was still the chief. But in Season 15, she’s just tattling on the boss.
Richard, aka the guy who used to operate on patients while drunk and still has a job, threatened to report Alex to the Ethics Board. We thought being the chief, or just being a doctor, meant you were supposed to save people. Oh lawd, do we have to be Team Karev from now on?
As for Maggie, her HIPAA violation wasn’t done to save a patient, but to save her guilty conscious. Instead of focusing on Jackson ghosting her or her patient who had a heart attack at 40 and died (can we get a history on that woman so we know whether we actually need to switch from butter to margarine?), she’s focused on Teddy Altman’s pregnancy. She wants to warn Amelia, who is finally happy for the first time in her life, but instead of doing that, Maggie violates the patient-doctor confidentiality by telling Meredith. If you’re going to do the one thing you shouldn’t do, then at least tell the person it affects. Maggie, that was not helpful.
Now for this week’s relationship rundown. Maggie got hit on by firefighter Dean thanks to another unnecessary Station 19 crossover. Not a single scene featuring a firefighter, including Warren, was needed on Wednesday’s episode.
Meredith went on a date, which we know because she wore one extra application of mascara. Really, if everyone at the hospital is going to freak out over the always-hot Meredith, at least put her in a dress to make her look different. Unfortunately, the blind date with a software developer (Josh Radnor) took a turn for the worst when he called single moms ‘clingy,’ so there likely won’t be any How I Met My Single Mother storylines coming up.
As for Jo, she was the only female physician left at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital who hadn’t run into, and subsequently been asked on a date by, Link. It turns out that the two knew one another when she was Brooke and it appears they were friendly. Very. Friendly. We’re sure this won’t cause any stress for Alex. How many abs are we guessing Link has? The standard ‘hot guy six’ or the overachieving eight?
Watch Grey’s Anatomy every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/MT on CTV.