On Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy (Thursday’s at 7 p.m. ET on CTV), three very different storylines that gave us hope for three very different characters took place simultaneously. Meredith may have found love, April has found religion again, and Owen finally found a clue.
For much of this season and, well, every season she’s been in, we’ve watched as April has been continually dumped on by co-workers, friends, and life in general. Her most recent string of devastating events has caused Kepner to spiral into binge drinking and question her faith, something that has defined her character from day one. Returning to church hasn’t put April back in touch with god, but instead a dying Rabbi as her patient helped her once again see the light. Although the patient succumbed to what we think was fleshing eating bacteria (there was a lot of medical jargon, but that seemed to be the brutal gist of it), he used his dying breath to remind April that bad things happen, and you can feel sorry for yourself or you can keep moving, ie. he brought up the holocaust. Everyone sounds like a narcissist after the holocaust. For the first time in a long time, we feel like April may be okay. Hopefully this means April’s (Sara Drew) departure from the show will be written in as a voluntary move to another hospital and not because something horrific happens to her. Justice 4 Kepner.
Next, there was Owen. There have been many times we’ve wanted to reach into the screen and shake Owen (cheating on Cristina was a biggie), but on Thursday night he finally got the proverbial smack in the head that’s been coming to him. After Amelia encouraged him to try dating Teddy, Owen flew all night to Germany to avoid being single. Sorry, we mean to profess his love to Teddy. No, we were right the first time.
Owen has never been single for more than fives minutes on the show and bounces from one woman to another, leaving Teddy in the friend zone while painfully stringing her along for years. After a night of passion together, Teddy realizes that Owen is only in her bed in Germany because Amelia kicked him out of her bed in Seattle. Thankfully, Teddy remembers that she’s awesome and deserves a guy that picks her first, not 21st, leading her to throw Owen out in the middle of a snowstorm with no shoes. People that string you along don’t deserve shoes.
Then, there was Scott Speedman. Sorry, then there was Meredith.But let’s be real. Felicity fans (hi friends!) were freaking out over the inclusion of the Canadian actor on Thursday’s episode and for good reason. Not only does Speedman still look like the same co-ed on his way back to the dorm after swim practice that he did back in 1999, but his character on Thursday’s episode was so damn charming we’ll forgive him for the years he strung Felicity along.
Playing a trauma surgeon who ends up in the hospital from his own kidney transplant, Speedman’s character gave us the first time we’ve seen Meredith have chemistry with a love interest since Derek’s death. The whole relationship with Riggs was forced, poor timing, a bad situation, and never felt right. But Speedman? This we can get behind.
Meredith confides in Alex that she has feelings for her patient but can’t date him because he’s a patient. Is that really a rule? She’s not a psychiatrist. That would be a conflict of interest. When has dating a patient ended badly on Grey’s Antomy? Except, of course, for Izzy and dead Denny, Teddy and dead Henry, and Stephanie and dead Kyle. Fair point. But he’s on the mend, right? Fingers crossed a horrible trauma (or just something lightly catastrophic) will bring Speedman back to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital as a doctor and not a patient. Meredith deserves this love story. We deserve this love story.
Can we also talk about the Felicity Easter egg of Teddy talking about her dead husband Henry aka Scott Foley aka Noel in the same episode that featured Scott Speedman aka Ben? We could really go for a muffin from Dean and Deluca right now.