Somehow avoiding the curse of the show that’s stayed on the air far past its shark jumping expiration date, Grey’s Anatomy (Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET on CTV) is getting better with age. Its current season has included some of the long-running shows’ most compelling and socially conscious storylines, introducing trans characters, highlighting discrimination against women of colour in the medical system, including a storyline about violence against young black men, and discussing domestic abuse among middle to upper class men and women, something not often shown on TV.
Of course, Grey’s has also been showcasing some exciting medical storylines as well, impressing us with the sci-fi sounding cases (Meredith’s mini livers), as well as real-world issues (Arizona’s study on post-birth mortality rate for mothers in developed countries).
It’s been great. We’re loving it and we’re learning, which makes us feel less guilty about time spent in front of the TV and not reading a book. Grey’s is great at being groundbreaking, smart, and woke. But Grey’s is also great at being super-hot.
On Thursday’s episode, they finally brought the sexy back.
There’s been a lot of sex on Grey’s Anatomy throughout its 14 seasons, but this year has been a bit of a drought. Amelia spent most of Thursday’s episode talking about how much she missed sex, with her dialogue working on behalf of Grey’s viewers everywhere. We see you and we appreciate you, Amelia. And whatever magic she was working with her words worked.
Sure, there have been some sexy times this season, but OG Grey’s Anatomy knew that you can’t expect viewers to sit through multiple open-heart surgeries and gross body growths without giving them some break room hook ups. After weeks of tear-filled episodes and gut-wrenching storylines, our reward came by way of multiple hook ups.
Amelia finally did get the sex she was missing, finding a partner in ex-husband Owen. As much as it still bothers us that these two tried to be married for about five minutes once Amelia’s brain tumour was removed before calling it quits, we are happy to see them hooking up once again. Maybe it will lead to a reconciliation or maybe just some booty calls, but they’ve both been through the ringer and deserve some sexy times.
Next were Andrew and Sam, who have spent all season saying they weren’t good for one another. Amelia, who has gained clarity thanks to the removal of her brain tumour (it’ll have that affect), finally got as annoyed with the pair as we have and told them to go for it, which they did.
Finally, there was Maggie and Jackson. Admittedly, we’ve been on the fence about these two. Maggie’s biological father is married to Jackson’s mother and even though the marriage happened when Maggie and Jackson were adults, it’s still kinda weird. Giving off some Clueless vibes, we’ve been unsure as to whether these two had chemistry or were simply the final coupling that had yet to take place on the show. But after Maggie was humiliated by her (married) boyfriend Clive during game night, she finally agreed with Jackson that beautiful people on the same TV show should date. Okay, so it was more romantic than that, but that was essentially the message.
Part of us was still hoping that Jackson and April may get back together, but after this week’s news that Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw won’t be back after Season 14, we’re all in on Jaggie. Mackson? We’ll work on it.