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Grey's Anatomy recap: At Last

‘Tis the season for love… Or is it?

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Grey's Anatomy

TV Show
run date:
Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw
Current Status:
In Season

It’s wedding season on Grey’s — and Meredith is not happy about it.

Amelia and Owen are back in love and better than ever. They’re exchanging flirty glances in the OR. They’re having sex in the on-call room. They’re playfully bantering about their future together. Basically, they are what they call “fake-married.” And this is great! Amelia and Owen deserve to be happy, especially after all they’ve been through (then again, that goes for anyone on this show). But Meredith doesn’t see it that way: She sees it as Amelia living the life Derek didn’t get to, as Amelia living the happy life she wishes she could. How can Amelia just go on, Meredith seems to think, while I’m stuck here, miserable and alone?

And miserable, she is. Meredith has been, uh, not in the greatest mood lately, and it comes to a head in this episode when she basically yells at Amelia for not being Derek. She literally says, “Get your own life.” Just because Meredith’s in pain doesn’t make this excusable. Did she forget that Derek was Amelia’s brother? That she spent most of her life by his side? That they shared the same DNA, the same family, the same childhood? Just because Amelia’s living her life doesn’t mean she’s not in pain, either, something Meredith is choosing to ignore.

She chooses to ignore it at the worst time, too: right before Amelia performs a dangerous operation on Edwards’ kind-of beau. At the beginning of the episode, Kyle is still mad at her, but they end up having some sweet pre-surgery conversation and ending it with a loving kiss. Kyle is Edwards’ Denny…and just like Denny, Kyle dies. Unlike Denny, though, it happens during the surgery. As Edwards is watching from the gallery.

This is upsetting enough and even more so because she didn’t want Amelia to perform this surgery in the first place. It’s too risky, she told her. Amelia was confident about it, so she did it anyway, and, well. Maybe she was a little too confident. Or maybe she was right when she later tells Edwards that he was too far gone, that they truly did everything they could. Maybe Edwards and Kyle were doomed from the beginning. Plus, he was cute and all, but they were never going to work. Edwards even pointed out their differences in their final talk when he asked her to go on tour with him in Europe. “I’m a surgeon,” she explained. And surgeons (or this one, at least) don’t pick up and become a groupie for a few months. 

Although Amelia is upset by this turn of events, it’s not enough to bring her to her dark place — thank goodness. Instead, she brings some light into her life by proposing to Owen in the driveway of his newly bought house. Yes, Amelia proposes to Owen. She’s ready, and he’s ready, and they’re working, so they say, hey, let’s go for it. Their romance has always been so tumultuous that it’s a bit hard to keep up with, so this feels like it’s happening fairly quickly, but they have seemed pretty in love lately. Congrats, kids.

NEXT: Karev pops the question…again