This was a medical case (finally) that I cared about! But how could you not? I mean, who doesn’t love biker gangs and contravening expectations! When the gang leader didn’t kill the accountant who nearly killed them all, instead offering to let him join the club, it was actually quite sweet.
The rest of the episode unfolded in more or less predictable fashion. It was a nice break from the overly serious, though, as talk of the plane crash was basically shelved and the unconsciousness of Shepherd meant we didn’t have to deal with Meredith’s usual handwringing and his recent sulking. With the exception of Adele’s surgery, it was about as light-hearted as Grey’s gets – just what I needed.
As the wedding is put on indefinite hold while Bailey is in surgery with Adele, the couples peel away and we get a chance to see them all interacting. Torres and Arizona are getting back on track and are cuter and closer than ever. Jackson and Stephanie totally hook up. Shane completely misreads Kepner and completely embarrasses himself. But I’m on his side. I’m seeing sparks, too, and I don’t think it will be long before they’re an item. Cristina and Owen signed their divorce papers but have by no means broken up. Owen finally realized that they were perfect before their wedding, and that it was trying to put their relationship into a tidy little box that killed it. No marriage, no problem. I’m excited to see the next leg of that particular tumultuous love affair.
Hands down, though, my favorite new/potential couple of the week has to be Alex and Jo. As they compete over whose childhood was shittier and use “the number one weapon of the street child” to get free stuff, I couldn’t help but laugh along with them and hope, more than I ever did before, that these two end up together. Jo is everything that Izzy wasn’t, and might be just the person for Alex. Finally. I’ve always kind of rooted for him.
I also suddenly loved Bailey’s fiancée, Ben, as he reassured her, and us, that her ambition would never get in the way and that he would love her forever, even if he only gets to see her for five minutes every couple of months. He’s actually kind of adorable.
But this is Grey’s, and no amount of happiness and joy can get in the way of a real downer! As Bailey and Ben enjoy their first dance, Webber arrives at the wedding and tells Meredith that Adele has died. As the image of Bailey and Ben fades to one of Adele and Richard dancing, and as the music changes seamlessly from Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me” to “My Funny Valentine”, Grey’s has once again moved me to tears. Damn it. – K
“Do you want me to put it back on?”
“Are you kidding?! Don’t ever put it back on!”
– Jackson, Stephanie