With only two episodes left until the Season 15 finale of Grey’s Anatomy (Wednesday’s at 9 p.m. ET on CTV) the personal lives of all the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital are being teed up to explode. Breakdowns, breakups, declarations of love and ill-timed ‘I love yous’ made this week’s episode a great one for anyone who is sad about being single. Relationships aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
Here are five lessons on how to not act in a relationship as told by this week’s Grey’s Anatomy.
READ THE ROOM
After Meredith decided to stick it to the American government and commit insurance fraud in order to treat a young girl who had been separated from her family at the border, DeLuca was more in awe of her than ever. So were we, but we’ve been paying attention for the past 15 seasons and knew that now was not the right time to declare our love for the great Meredith Grey. DeLuca is obviously still new here. This poorly timed ‘I love you’ will likely put the pair’s relationship status in jeopardy for the season finale, because dark and twisty. And in life experience years Meredith is 85 and DeLuca is 12. And Grey’s.
THERE CAN BE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING
Owen has had one therapy session and is now cured of being a 24/7 selfish jerk, which is not the kind of de-stigmatization we were hoping for when tackling mental health. Like, cool, but that’s not how it works. While therapy hasn’t helped Owen to find his funny bone (he really has zero sense of humour), it has helped him see that he’s the problem in relationships. It’s also helped him realize that he’s in love with ‘her.’ Could it be Teddy, who is happy in a relationship, or Amelia, who is happy in a relationship? Like we said, selfish. At this point, we’d choose Option 3, which is Owen flying to Switzerland and trying to win Cristina back, because then at least we could see Sandra Oh.
KNOW THY PARTNER
It’s been five minutes, which means it’s time for another Station 19 crossover. Maggie ends up treating the fire chief, who appears to be just as commitment-phobic as Maggie. Maybe these two should date?
For someone who is so smart, Maggie has zero foresight when it comes to her personal life. She was able to salvage her relationship with Jackson after he proposed and she didn’t answer, but then it never occurred to her that her boyfriend who lives in a terrace penthouse would ask her, a woman who shares a house with two adults and three children, to move in with him. Did she think Jackson was going to move into Meredith’s house? He’s probably the last character on Grey’s Anatomy who hasn’t lived there, so we guess it’s not that far-fetched. Maggie, who apparently likes sharing a bathroom with two women and three children, finally says yes to Jackson’s request and he doubles down by inviting her to go camping. Maybe she was right to take a day to think about the living situation. This guy really doesn’t know her at all.
Schmidt and Nico are the newest couple on Grey’s and we’re pretty sure that Schmidt is new to being in a couple period. His attempt to help Nico talk through his grief over killing a patient is understandable and a rookie new relationship mistake, but one that we don’t fault him for. Thankfully, Link and his cheekbones step in with words of caution, telling Schmidt that he needs to give Nico space. Other than look ugly, is there anything Link can’t do?
Not all the examples were bad on Wednesday night. Tom’s continued tightrope walk of being the world’s greatest boyfriend and not pushing Teddy to move too fast with him continues to be a Masterclass in ‘How to win the person you love.’ Owen is an all or nothing guy, so Tom’s approach of maturity and support with his relationship with Teddy is a welcome breath of fresh air. Kinda like the fresh air that Teddy will feel when she walks into her new open concept apartment with tall ceilings and lots of natural light. Love the floors. Well played, Tom.
Alex is also impressing us with how he’s handled Jo’s breakdown, a situation that really doesn’t come with an instruction manual. He’s turning to friends for help. He’s continuing to be physically and emotionally present for Jo without pushing her. He’s keeping a close eye on her while still giving her the space she’s requested. Now we wait for the inevitable disappearance that Jo will likely pull in the finale. Our tummies already hurt.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.