The fog finally lifted on Season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy and true to form, we were left with a cliffhanger that almost has us wishing away the summer. Almost. Jo’s tragic storyline finally gave us a pseudo ending, Teddy’s baby arrived, Maggie and Jackson switched things up by annoying one another and not just viewers, and Meredith is going to jail. Wait, what?
I AM SPARTACUS
After Andrew took the fall last week for Meredith using her daughter’s name to commit insurance fraud to save a young patient, Meredith, Richard and Alex decided that they would go full-Spartacus and take the blame as a team, because obviously Miranda can’t fire all of— oh wait yup, she fired them all. All three. Head of Pediatrics, head of Internal Medicine, and the husband of Catherine Fox, who was more committed to covering up the mistakes of her dirtbag former father-in-law than her honourable husband. Miranda pointed out that this wasn’t an LVAD wire and the three attendings aren’t interns. You remember when Izzy cut Denny’s LVAD wire and he died, right? In this case, the reckless behavior of the doctors saved a little girl. We see where Miranda was going with her point, but she didn’t stick the landing.
Now Alex and Richard are out of a job and Meredith is turning herself in to police, but not before she visits Andrew to tell him that she loves him. She better! The guy traded his doctor’s scrubs for… prison scrubs, all in the name of love. Or stupidity. The jury is out on that decision.
We’ve never really seen Meredith Grey outside of the hospital setting, so sending her to jail for a few episodes could be interesting for character development. Let’s be real, she’s going to be the head of her own gang by the second day, but we’re still anxious to see how this unfolds.
We’ll be straight up about this – we were wrong about Jo. After her horrific meeting with her mom and her many, many, many speeches about being a runner, we thought for sure she was going to run. But Grey’s seems to be making a conscious effort to not be so on the nose with storylines, which in this case meant that Jo finally talked to Alex and asked for help, with the episode ending with Jo being admitted to the inpatient psychiatric ward at the hospital. We were completely ready to sob over Jo’s disappearance. Huh. Well, I guess we can all go home now.
Raise your hand if you thought Specs was going to become one of the best characters this season. You did not! Maybe you did, we don’t know your life. Specs-turned-Schmitt-turned-Levi came out this season, landed a hot boyfriend, and finally found his confidence as a doctor. On Wednesday night, he wrapped up his Year of Yes by helping to save Gus, coming out to his mom, and expertly guiding Nico through his trauma by making him watch My Girl. Is there some full-circle moment here when Vada Sultenfuss yells “He can’t see without his glasses!”? Was she talking about Thomas J or Schmitt, who can see even more clearly now with his contacts? We’re reaching, but we just really want to talk about My Girl.
Wednesday’s finale also proved that Nico could say more than four words at once, so you know, yay for him too.
WE’VE SEEN THIS ALREADY
Maggie and Jackson are as tired of one another as we are of seeing them as a couple and have finally come to the realization that their initial hesitancy to date because they’re kinda siblings should have been followed. They love one another, but they don’t particularly like one another. If that’s not a brother and sister relationship, I don’t know what is. Their relationship has never felt like it had any chemistry and rather than introduce two new characters for Maggie and Jackson to date, they were pushed together as the only two characters on the show who hadn’t yet dated. But that probably won’t be an issue for much longer because Jackson, who was very clear when he said he knew how fog worked, left Maggie on the side of the road to investigate the fog with a flashlight. That’s not how fog works. Now Maggie is going to go full Derek Shepherd and get hit in the middle of a country road? Is that what we’re going to see next fall?
TWO DOPES AND A BABY
Well, Owen loves Teddy and Teddy loves Owen and child-less Tom is happily putting together a crib for a kid he’s not going to raise. This is all too annoying and depressing. The only thing that is giving us hope that Owen and Teddy won’t get together (love yourself Teddy!) is that, along with Chris Carmack (Link) and Jake Borelli (Schmitt), Greg Germann (Tom) has been promoted to a series regular for Season 16. If Tom is sticking around, we’re hoping it’s because Teddy’s hormones regain their balance and she clearly sees that Owen may have had a breakthrough in therapy, but still has a long way to go before being in a relationship. Team Tom FTW.
Also, cute baby.