Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy (Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) has featured only a handful of characters each episode, giving the writers the space to dive deeper into individual storylines. But Thursday’s fall finale was a hospital reunion that brought together all the main players and immediately upended everyone’s lives. It was a cluster f-all finale like only Grey’s Anatomy can do. Crash a car into Joe’s tavern and possibly kill Jackson (Jesse Williams), Ben (Jason George), and all the residents during the final minute of the episode? Why not!
There was so much to unpack on Thursday’s episode that we’re going to be digesting this week’s events until the show returns in January.
THE PREGNANCY CLUB
Miranda (Chandra Wilson) and Amelia’s (Caterina Scorsone) Pregnancy Club kicked off the episode on such a high note that it was obvious something truly horrific was going to happen (#16SeasonsofGreysAnatomy). That truly horrific thing was Miranda losing the baby only a few hours before she was to have her first ultrasound and find out the sex. It was a heartbreaking moment for Miranda and Ben and one that was compounded when a grieving Miranda lied to Amelia and told her she was having a girl.
As for Amelia, we don’t know the sex of her baby, but we do know that the father is a man and his name is Owen (Kevin McKidd), not Link (Chris Carmack). We can’t believe that jawline isn’t getting passed down.
Remember when Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) kinda kidnapped her daughter Zola before the adoption was official? It was deja-goo goo all over again on Thursday when Jo (Camilla Luddington) offered to be a Safe Haven volunteer and deliver babies that had been surrendered at the fire station to the hospital. As Ben said, this baby just hasn’t met their real parents yet. Let’s be real, this baby has met his mother and her name is Jo and she’s going to have a lot of explaining to do when Alex (Justin Chambers) gets home.
MAGGIE’S HEARTBREAKING DECISION
Maggie (Kelly McCreary) is still rattled from accidentally killing Richard’s niece Sabi (rhymes with baby) and panicked while operating on a patient whose wife just had a premature baby (no pressure, Maggie). It’s still TBD whether the patient makes it, but Maggie isn’t sticking around as Head of Cardiac Surgery to find out, instead giving Tom her resignation. That opened the door for Tom (Greg Germann) to offer Teddy (Kim Raver) the job, while reminding her that he would marry her in an instant, unlike Owen, who is busy flirting with new doctors at Pac North and hasn’t found the time to propose to the mother of his child. We mean Teddy. That title can get confusing around here with Amelia’s news. Go Team Tom.
RICHARD AND CATHERINE’S MESSY MARRIAGE
Richard (Richard Jenkins, Jr.) and Catherine (Debbie Allen) continuing to have one of the most frustrating relationships this season and that’s saying a lot. Their marriage currently consists of two people texting every few days, Catherine skipping Richard’s nieces’ funeral, and Catherine assuming her husband is having an affair because he spoke to another woman behind a closed door. Granted, that woman is trying to sleep with Richard, but Catherine doesn’t know that! We also had to lol at Catherine’s disgust over a resident not recognizing THE Catherine Fox. Doesn’t she watch Undercover Boss? No one knows who owns the building.
Thursday’s episode marked the second week of Cristina Yang-heavy content and we are here for it. In order to help Meredith feel better after being kinda-dumped by Andrew, Cristina sent her person a package in the form of a hot new Chief of Pediatric Surgery. He’s a widower with kids, has an Irish accent and looks like a mix of Matthew Goode with Jason Statham. Sorry, Andrew.
McResident doesn’t have the same ring.
Grey’s Anatomy returns in January with new episodes every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV. Catch up online anytime at CTV.ca.