Well, let me start by addressing the obvious: Arizona was WRONG. Sorry, wait. That wasn’t what I was supposed to say (though it is obvious). First and foremost, I’m filling in for your regular recapper, Ariana Bacle, so if you feel the need to chat with her, I won’t hold it against you, but I guess you’ll have to tweet at her?
As for me, I have a lot of feelings. I feel like I’m so tired of watching Jackson and April fight. I feel like Arizona really needs to take a look in the mirror. And more than anything, I feel sorry for those poor lobsters who are stuck with a very drunk Owen right now. Let’s recap, shall we?
We pick up right where last week left off, with April finding Jackson only to discover that Arizona beat her to the punch and spilled the pregnancy secret. Arizona ripped off the bandage, according to Mer’s voiceover. And yes, it definitely “hurt like hell.”
April, of course, claims that she was on her way up to tell him herself, but all Jackson can hear is that April spent the past 12 weeks keeping a secret from him. In other words, she knew about the baby before they signed the divorce papers. But thanks to a very convenient ER page, April is back to what she does best: walking away.
The other important page/case of the episode involves one of Alex’s patients, a young girl who needs a triple-organ transplant. And thanks to that surgery, Maggie is forced to cancel her dinner with DeLuca and Richard — they’re fine with it, by the way — and Meredith is forced to decide if she’s going to give Mr. Tall Hottie a chance.
Standing outside, staring up at this new man who is highly interested in her, Meredith agrees to grab drinks with Will the next day, “unless, of course, I change my mind.” You know, I’d make fun of Meredith’s game, but it seems to be working. (I also don’t think she’s trying to be smooth. After all, McDreamy was always the smooth one.)
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The final couple update of the moment goes to Amelia and Hunt, who seem to be perfectly happy after their visit to the puppies. Hunt’s even happy enough to tell Amelia that not only is his birthday next week, but also that they should celebrate it together tomorrow. And you know what? She’s in!
Just like that, Hunt heads to the ER, where he will be joined by April and Riggs to work on Tess, the victim of a rock climbing accident. At least, that’s after Arizona attempts to apologize to April and April informs her that she can “go to hell.” And you know April believes in that stuff, so she really means it.
While Hunt, Riggs, and April work to save the rock climber’s life, Meredith is preparing for the transplant surgery by doing some jumping jacks to wake herself up. Why she’s doing them in the bathroom and not, I don’t know, anywhere else remains to be seen. But when Callie enters, she informs Mer that she is fully on Team Thorpe Horse? That’s a terrible name.
Another mystery: I know this is a TV show, but can we talk about how Callie didn’t actually use the bathroom?
Finally in surgery, Mer takes out her date-related frustrations on the poor patient as she literally rips the girl open. Seriously Mer, be gentler. And with Maggie and Alex both spouting their opinions about the date, Mer’s head is pretty much spinning. Even after she leaves the surgery, shaves her legs, borrows Amelia’s clothes, and does her makeup, she still decides to back out and scrub back in.
Mer’s just not ready yet. And that’s why it’s a good thing Alex seems to have stolen all the Bailey wisdom for the week. After Bailey turns Arizona away — not only was she in the wrong for spilling April’s secret, but Bailey could fire her for breaking privacy laws — it’s Alex who tells Mer that her first date back is not going to be pretty. The first girl he dated after Izzie? “Messy.” He felt like he was cheating. But eventually, when you lose someone, you find someone new. It’s just how it works. Yes, it will be weird, but she’ll get over it.
My only thought: When he called McDreamy “somebody important,” I almost* threw my shoe at the TV. Talk about an understatement. (*The only thing stopping me was the lack of shoes on my feet.)
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