We’ve seen some pretty major guest stars on Grey’s Anatomy (Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV) over the years, but Thursday night’s cameos featured a reunion that was especially exciting for Charmed fans. Actors Alyssa Milano and Holly Combs, a.k.a. Phoebe and Piper Halliwell, were back together on-screen and playing sisters once again, this time as part of ABC’s ‘Cast From The Past’ week, first announced in September, that reunited the actors with Charmed writers-turned-Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff and executive producer Andy Reaser. There was family drama, a little magic, and because this is Grey’s Anatomy, a dead body.
THE NOT-SO-MAGICAL ENDING
Combs and Milano made their Grey’s Anatomy debut as estranged sisters who were brought back together when their younger sister Heather was injured after falling into a construction site (PSA—don’t walk and look at your phone, people!). The young woman was brought to Pac North and was under the care of Richard, who had the difficult task of trying to bring the sisters together to decide whether to take Heather off life support. After lots of fighting, some use of crystals, and finally some healing, the sisters decided to say good-bye to Heather, who then called her cell phone and informed the women that her purse has been stolen. In a shocking twist of ‘new phone, who dis’ it turns out that the sisters agreed to remove a stranger from life support, which will probably lead to many, many lawsuits against Richard and Alex at Pac North. We get that ‘Heather/Jane Doe’ was badly hurt from the fall and the sisters hadn’t seen one another in years but they really didn’t know it wasn’t their sister? At least when George was John Doe his face was completely obscured by injuries. Heather didn’t have a tattoo or lip ring they could match?
At this point it seems as though Bailey is being especially spiteful against Meredith. Sure, she let Jo FaceTime Meredith so that she could oversee a difficult and dangerous procedure but cutting Meredith off the second the surgery was done felt unnecessary. Meredith literally named her son after Miranda—these surgeons ain’t loyal. Then there was firing Qadri, which felt like déjà vu for Meredith, Richard and Alex. Was Qadri out of line in the way she spoke to Miranda? Definitely. Would a suspension have been enough of a punishment in this situation? Definitely. It’s not like Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital is currently overflowing with doctors. Between knee-jerk firings and restraining orders, the people of Seattle should begin heading towards Pac North for their care. Or, maybe a hospital somewhere in the middle. Pac North still seems like a hole of death.
It’s been a while since we had a sweet love story on Grey’s and we finally got one on Thursday night. It was very Notebook-ish, or at least Notebook-adjacent. A couple who met during the Korean War were separated for 60 years and never forgot one another, finally reuniting at Grey Sloan. It was touching and sweet and romantic and our crush on Nico has grown tenfold now that we’ve heard him speak Korean. Hold on to your man, Schmitt.
IS IT ONLY THE FIRST TRIMESTER?
It’s only the first trimester and we’re already annoyed with Amelia. Sure, we might be monsters for saying that, but first she blurts out her pregnancy to Link in a stairwell and then blurts out her pregnancy to Meredith and Andrew while they’re mid-sentence. It’s going to be a long nine months.