As teased in the promo for Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, there will be one shocking hookup and two jaw-dropping proposals in the penultimate hour. Who could be getting engaged?
There are a number of candidates at Grey Sloan, including April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams), who could decide to reunite for the sake of their unborn baby, or Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton), who could have second thoughts about ending things with Kyle (Wilmer Valderama).
Certainly Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) are overdue for a status check after he previously proposed to her. “It’s a long time coming, in my point of view, for Jo to finally answer that question,” Luddington says. “That ring has been in a box in a drawer for I don’t know how many months now. I’m surprised it almost hasn’t come up yet. It is time for Jo to finally answer the question and clarify where they stand in their relationship.”
There’s also the possibility that Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) could skip a few steps and jump straight into marriage. “I love the fact that finally after all these years of angst and back and forth, they’re committed to each other,” McKidd says. “Owen finally took his head out of the sand and realized he needed to use his words with Amelia for her to trust him. He’s opened up to her. They’re all guns blazing, committing to each other.”
However, Owen and Amelia’s happiness is difficult for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). Not only does she feel like Amelia has basically stepped into the late Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) shoes, but she’s also loyal to Owen’s ex. “Cristina [Sandra Oh] is definitely the great love of Owen’s life,” Pompeo says. “We’re exploring that in the finale. We’re toying with that idea of you only have one great love in your life. You may have other partners, but you really only get one great love. It’s annoying that she seemed to take Cristina’s boyfriend, take my husband’s job. She’s doing things that Cristina did and Derek did, and it’s rubbing Meredith’s lost spots in all the wrong places.”
Speaking of, Meredith isn’t a likely candidate to be on the receiving end of a proposal. “We’re all acknowledging that Derek was Meredith’s one great love, and there won’t ever be another great love like that,” Pompeo continues. “She’ll date, she’ll have other relationships possibly, but everybody only gets one great love.”
But Meredith and Amelia’s sister Maggie (Kelly McCreary) could at least be heading in that direction as she grows closer to Riggs (Martin Henderson).”Maggie got to get over any conflict she had with Riggs early on,” McCreary says. “From there, she’s expressed genuine curiosity about who he is and admired his skills. Once they reached that point, she feels a certain amount of comfort and curiosity about him. Look, the guy is nice and charming and good looking. Yeah, she develops a crush.”
But whether Riggs feels the same remains to be seen. “They have a natural rapport with one another,” Henderson says. “Because Riggs is so despised in different camps, they’ve formed a pretty respectful friendship. It’s a comfort to Nathan. He lets his guard down a lot more with her, and maybe she misinterprets that a little bit, but there’s probably a little flirting going on.”
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.