The Season 14 finale of Grey’s Anatomy may have bid farewell to the always-faithful April Kepner, but on Wednesday night’s two-hour season premiere, the rest of the hospital picked up the religious slack. Lives were saved, proposals were accidentally given, and Meredith had a lot of sex dreams. Hallelujah!
Setting up the season on Wednesday night was a premiere packed with new love triangles, old demons, and the Ortho Gods. Thou shall not take the lord’s name in vain, unless they are playing a super hot surgeon.
First, the triangle. We don’t know what’s worse. The fact that Teddy is willing to give Owen another chance after he played with her feelings for years and then slept with her while he still smelled like his ex-wife, or the fact that we have to watch Owen and Amelia try to make their relationship work for the millionth time. It’s all too much. Teddy turned down Bailey’s offer to be Interim Chief, but we know she’s back for good this season, so she’ll have to find her way into scrubs at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital some other way. Hopefully, she’ll end up staying in Seattle because she meets a guy who is worthy of her time, unlike Owen.
As for Owen and Amelia…ugh. Now they’re going to subject children to their ‘will they/won’t they’ schtick. Haven’t these kids been through enough already?!
Then there’s Maggie and Jackson, who we’re finally getting fully on board with now that April has married Matthew. RIP Japril. Jackson thought that he had caught religion from April after a hungover DeLuca saved him and Maggie from getting hit by a car, so Jackson decided to accidentally propose to Maggie. The real issue here is that no one seems to remember that Maggie and DeLuca dated. Like, for a long time. Now DeLuca is just kissing Meredith, hanging out at Jackson’s penthouse, and no one remembers the former flames?
Speaking of Meredith, the hot new Ortho God doctor is hitting on her, she’s enlisted the services of a match maker, and she’s having sex dreams about her co-workers, which we understand. Hubba hubba, etc. But let’s stay focused on the real shocker in Meredith’s life — she’s no longer wearing Derek’s sail boat surgery cap. Love. Is. Dead.
While our first look at the new season didn’t heavily feature the residents, it does look like we’re going to be seeing more of the five newcomers in the coming episodes. Roy still doesn’t follow instructions and killed a guy who got too close to a bottle of hairspray, Casey is in the Secret Scrub Club with Maggie now that they both know Teddy is pregnant, Dahlia has a stray dog, Helm is gay, and Levi is possibly gay and definitely hit on by one of the hot new Orthopedic surgeons. We know Levi slept with Jo, but we’re not ruling out anything just yet. TBD.
As for the best set-up of the season, that honour goes to the newly minted Interim Chief of Surgery. This is going to he hilariously awful. Remember when Alex was thiiiiis close to GOING TO JAIL FOR ALMOST BEATING DELUCA TO DEATH like, a month ago? Bailey doesn’t.
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