On this week’s Grey’s Anatomy (Wednesday’s at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. MT on CTV), we finally found out what role Jennifer Grey would be playing in her cameo. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to call for dancing, but Debbie Allen has been able to work in a few steps throughout the years, so we haven’t lost hope. The Dirty Dancing star is playing Betty’s mother, with the Grey’s character finally tracking down her daughter (almost) and in turn, finding Amelia and Owen. This also means she has found out she has a grandson. So, we’re being set up for heartbreak, but thankfully the episode also included some hooking up to bring a few moments of levity. Move over Meredith and Deluca, Tom and Teddy are our new favourite hospital couple. Danishes. Bacon. Mmmmmm.
With the introduction of Betty’s parents, Wednesday’s episode centred around the very real possibility that Owen could lose custody of Leo. If there was a father and son angle to any storyline, Grey’s found a way to work it in. It was such a heavy-handed move that we almost expected a Snow Patrol cover of “Cats in the Cradle” to begin playing at some point. This storyline is far from over, so there’s still a chance.
Owen and Jackson shared some of their very real fears about parenting when a teen was brought in by his father after he was shot during a parade. Father-son moment.
The teen’s father refused to leave his son and instead stood next to Owen and told him stories of his boy. Father-son moment.
When Betty’s parents tried to leave the hospital with Leo, Owen both physically and legally blocked them. He also berated Amelia for disclosing her status as an addict to Betty’s mother, thus threatening Owen’s chances of being awarded full custody in a potential future custody battle. Father-son moment.
Side note, Jennifer Grey still looks great.
Also dealing with her own moral dilemma was Maggie, who had to make the difficult decision of whether to save the life of the woman who bullied her in medical school or let her drop dead as payback for a life of being a jerk. Each time we think Grey’s Anatomy has covered every topic and storyline, the writers surprise us. Doctors have been forced to treat patients that they didn’t like, but these people were always strangers. This is the first time a surgeon has had to operate on someone that they knew and hated.
We’re still a little bit confused on how exactly Maggie performed the surgery (did she and Meredith go through the vagina to operate on the heart?), but what we do know is that there’s no reason a grown woman should continue referring to herself as Kimmy. It’s a lot to ask people. Also, Magpie is a terrible nickname for someone named Maggie. Haggie, Slaggie, Marge, Maggot. Kimmy’s biggest issue isn’t that she’s mean, it’s that she’s not very creative.
The upside to Maggie being face-to-face with her med school bully is that she was too distracted to really care that Meredith and Deluca are now a thing. With Maggie’s shocked but earnest blessing, the two doctors set out on a first date. We were so excited about this couple and now we feel very meh about it. TBD whether the pairing is a good idea.
This, the other hand, is a great idea. It’s very The Back-Up Plan, but we think the chemistry between Tom and Teddy is enduring. Plus, Owen may be a great dad, but he’s a terrible partner and Teddy needs someone steady and reliable in her life to help raise the bebe.
Watch Grey’s Anatomy every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. MT on CTV.