On this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy (Wednesday’s at 9 p.m. ET/MT on CTV) we didn’t have to wait long for a confrontation after Maggie’s revelation to Meredith about Teddy’s pregnancy. The big question was whether Meredith would go to Amelia first or start with Teddy. Meredith choose Door B and sought out Teddy, which was the smarter decision. Someone needs to support the pregnant lady!
Pulling a smooth Jason Bourne move, Meredith tracked Teddy down at a playground and politely demanded she spend the next eight hours weighing her options with Meredith. The day-long interaction, which included Meredith proving that being a world class surgeon doesn’t mean you know how to make cookies, featured the more nurturing and understanding side of Meredith that has developed since Derek’s death. RIP McDreamy, but we do like this Meredith more.
The interaction between Teddy and Meredith was honest and raw and one of the best exchanges we’ve seen all season. Teddy trying to convince both herself and Meredith that she hated Owen when she really loved him was about as relatable as it gets. While debating whether to tell Owen about the pregnancy, Teddy said that she was scared by the possibility of the two becoming a couple and never knowing whether it was because he loved her or was ‘doing the right thing.’ Yup. On the flip side, Meredith pointing out that her mother Ellis hated Meredith’s father so much that she cut him out of Meredith’s life was a splash of cold water to the face. When Teddy’s child goes looking for their father, they won’t find a drunk or a deadbeat, which will just make them hate Teddy. Damn. Has there ever been so much common sense displayed in a debate on Grey’s Anatomy? Take cover, the truth bombs are falling and they’re deadly.
Amelia walked into Meredith’s house about five seconds after Teddy left, happy from spending a day stalking Betty with Owen. Since this is a TV show, Amelia and Owen’s relationship is currently better than ever, setting up for the giant pregnancy bomb that will likely arrive just in time for the fall finale. It’s inevitable, but what was a pleasant surprise was Teddy and Meredith’s day of truth. And cookies. Man, we really want cookies now.
Wednesday’s episode included a few more truth bombs. While we still don’t know the source of Richard’s bad mood (is he or is he not drinking again?), we now know that he’s dropped some of his attitude about not being Chief and is back to teaching. In this case, it’s Deluca. Also, Richard can sang! Why are these three doctors playing music in a bar that doesn’t have a stage? Because it’s hot, dammit.
Miranda is still stressed after exercising, making salads fun, and giving up the job she worked her whole career to get. That means the only thing left to stress over is her husband’s willingness to run into burning buildings. Fair enough. Get ready for another Station 19 crossover. As Jo said, Miranda and Ben are couple goals, but it looks like they may not make it until the end of the season. Ruh roh.
As for Alex, he revealed that the real reason he’s been cold to Link is because he thought Link knew Paul was abusing Jo and did nothing about it. That’s way less of a jerk reason than thinking Link and Jo hooked up. Link assured Alex that while he never liked Paul, he had no idea what was going on. We believe him. Or, we got lost in his eyes. It’s tough to say.
Finally, there’s Maggie, who was reunited with Jackson now that he’s finished getting his Cheryl Strayed on. He apologized for leaving in the lamest way ever (a voicemail is pretty close to a Post-it) and although Maggie forgave him, she still wants to keep her focus on her work. Good for you, Maggie. Fix hearts and let Jackson squirm a bit.
Watch Grey’s Anatomy every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/MT on CTV.