Wednesday night’s Grey’s Anatomy (Wednesday’s at 9 p.m. ET on CTV) was a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and lows, with so much to unpack that we’re not sure how the writers were able to fit everything into an hour. With only three episodes left this season (Grey’s Anatomy is on hiatus next week and returns on Wednesday, May 1), the stage is being set for what we think is going to be a season finale of heartbreak. We wouldn’t expect anything different from the show that has been stressing us out for 15 years.
There’s much to discuss surrounding Wednesday’s episode, so let’s break it down by emotions, because Grey’s Anatomy, amirite?
Surprise, aka, the reaction DeLuca had to sneaking out of Meredith’s house in the middle of the night and coming face to face with Zola, the person Meredith was hoping he would avoid. After getting counsel from Bailey and confirming that DeLuca is as great with kids as we expected (a big awwww to his little cousins calling him for girl advice), Meredith had ‘the talk’ with her kids over ice cream. Mom Hack #1. Always deliver difficult news over ice cream.
Well, it looks like we need to apologize to Owen for being so critical of his actions over the past decade. He’s been a jerk, but his terrible decisions have stemmed from the trauma of winning a science fair and then learning his father died that same day, making Owen feel like he couldn’t trust joy. That sucks. Also, someone give this therapist a Harper Avery Award. He diagnosed Owen in about five minutes. That feels fast, no?
Nico was really feeling himself at the start of this episode as he prepared to do a difficult surgery on his own without Link. He’s looking for a job in San Francisco now that his Fellowship is almost over, which doesn’t bode well for Nico and Schmidt’s relationship. Something else that isn’t great for their relationship is Nico’s huge surgical mistake, which ended up killing a healthy 21-year-old patient, who was also flirting with him. Was the flirting supposed to throw us off the upcoming death? It didn’t. Anytime someone is that confident on Grey’s Anatomy, a patient dies. This is why Owen distrusts joy.
Richard barely made it through the death of his sponsor Ollie with his sobriety intact, but he was one of the lucky ones. When a patient arrives with the heel of her shoe lodged in her chest (Visual #4,598 that confirms I can never work in a hospital), Richard quickly recognizes her as Gemma (the ageless Jasmine Guy), his friend from AA. Ollie was also Gemma’s sponsor, but Gemma didn’t have a partner or children for support and began drinking again. Richard hasn’t fully recovered this season from losing Ollie, so maybe the introduction of Gemma will be the push he needs to refocus on his sobriety and become a sponsor. Also, nice shoe.
Is envy the right emotion to use here? It’s the one we’re going with to describe Amelia, who is ‘helping’ her friend Tom by informing him that the woman he is in love with, aka Teddy, aka someone Amelia has spent approximately 10 minutes with, is in love with Owen. Is she envious that Teddy is having a baby with Owen (Amelia’s ex) and is in a relationship with Tom (Amelia’s mentor and ex)? If she thinks she’s being a good friend, she’s not. She knows what Tom has been through with losing his child, so if Teddy is his shot at finding happiness again, go sleep with cartoon Link and hush, Amelia.
We thought that Link finding Jo depressed and drunk at home was rock bottom. We were wrong. Jo being depressed and drunk at work was rock bottom, or at least we hope so. Her continued downward spiral is painfully real and heartbreaking to watch. Alex understandably worries that Jo will leave him. Jo understandably doesn’t want to talk about what she learned from her mother. Everyone is worried. The countdown to Jo disappearing in the season finale continues.
Grey’s Anatomy will be on a hiatus next week and return on Wednesday, May 1 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.