Grey’s Anatomy (Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) has had its share of surprising episodes, but not since Derek Sheppard’s death in Season 11 have fans received an episode worthy of an audible gasp of shock. This week’s episode had us getting loud. Things. Got. Wild.
Three giant bombshell storylines took place during part one of this week’s season finale. Though the main plots were delivered with varying degrees of intensity and drama, all three left the future of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital doctors in limbo.
First, there were Alex’s efforts to track down Jo’s abusive husband. Alex found him at a medical conference, letting us know that he too is a successful doctor. Isn’t everyone in the Grey’s Anatomy universe? Although Alex went through several scenarios in his head, all with increasing levels of violent outcomes, in the end Alex only said hello. Jo’s estranged husband is played by Glee star Matthew Morrison, meaning there’s a good chance we’re going to see him again. No point in wasting a high-profile guest spot on an awkward interaction over a cab.
This week’s episode included what seemed like yet another couple who were in a car accident together and would survive on love alone. In one of Grey’s most impressive twists, the patients weren’t a couple, but a woman who was being held hostage by a man planning on raping her. Okay, now we’re paying attention.
By the time the female patient regained consciousness and alerted the staff that the man in her car wasn’t her partner, but an attacker, he had already taken Stephanie and a little girl hostage. In what was literally an explosive ending, Stephanie managed to set the attacker on fire, but the plan became even more dangerous when he began rolling towards tanks of nitrogen and exploded next to Stephanie. We’ll try to ignore the fact that a) the little girl was pretty quick to offer up a light to the attacker in a very sinister Children of the Corn move and b) Stephanie kept telling the patient he couldn’t move or else risk bleeding out, so wouldn’t kicking him in his damaged liver or pushing him down the stairs have been an easier solution than blazing up? Gruesome? Yes. But she did set him on fire, so you know, we’re just going with the theme.
Did we jinx Stephanie’s future last week, when we were calling for more story-lines featuring the resident? Our bad. Stay strong (and inflammable) Stephanie!
The final shocking bombshell on this week’s Grey’s Anatomy was years in the making. Honestly, we should have seen it coming, with how well things were going with Meredith and Riggs, but in a very Grey’s Season 3 move, the show smoothly slid in a shocker of a reveal. As a quick recap, Owen was in the military with his sister Megan and his bestie Riggs, who was engaged to Megan. Riggs cheated, Megan found out and got on a helicopter for a mission Riggs should have been on. The helicopter went down in enemy territory and everyone assumed Megan was dead, leading to Owen’s hostile treatment of Riggs when he first arrived at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Cut to this week’s episode, which opened with two officers arriving at Owen’s house tell him they not only found Megan, but she’s been alive in an enemy cell this entire time. Grey’s is going straight Homeland.
This shocker of a revelation brings up many questions. Will Meredith and Riggs call off their relationship? Will Amelia get back together with Owen to support him? Will we get to see Dr. Teddy Altman again (poor Teddy)? And who will Megan date once she arrives at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital? Let’s be real, it’s gonna be someone in the cast.
Of course, most of these questions will be left floating in the air at the end of next week’s finale, but for now the biggest question is whether or not Stephanie survived the blast. Again, our bad.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.