Grey’s Anatomy has mastered the art of a well-timed dramatic moment and the power of an almost kiss. Rarely do these scenarios collide in one episode, but desperate times call for desperate measures when you’re in the second half of season 15. No storyline is too weird. No emergency surgery is too gross. Bring on the storm! Grey Sloan can handle it.
And when I say Grey Sloan, I mean the medical professionals on the inside. Not the building itself. A hospital without power is one thing, but vulnerable people stuck in elevators due to the lack of electricity is quite another.
And we all know that nothing good ever happens in an elevator.
Take Teddy and Owen, for example. She finally let the cat out of the bag and told Owen she was pregnant just as they are wheeling this guy to surgery. Amelia hops on the elevator with them and boom. The electricity goes out.
Amelia immediately senses the awkward vibe and calls both out for being weird. Knowing the current situation is not ideal, Owen still delivers the news to his roommate/ex/friend/lover. Amelia responds like anyone would. She punches every elevator button, willing one of them to miraculously open to a time when Teddy was still in Germany.
Naturally, the guy with the license plate sticking out of his chest loses his pulse. What’s a doctor to do? Why you operate in the elevator, of course, with whatever you have handy. Thank goodness Teddy carries a scalpel with her at all times. And look! This license plate is the perfect size to crack open his sternum like the hood of a car. How convenient!
Owen has a serious conversation about what this new addition to the family is going to look like as he scoops the poor guy’s insides and flings the remains onto the floor. Although he and Teddy adamantly proclaim that there is nothing between them, they both want to raise the baby together. Teddy will stay in Seattle. Owen will help her with the kid. And Amelia gets a front row seat to watch it all go down. Lovely.
Meanwhile, in another elevator, Bailey and Helm are working to keep their organ donor alive. This is a very important job because this heart belongs to their beloved matchmaker Cece. A woman who is currently chilling in the OR with Maggie, waiting for her life to be saved. Bailey pretends that’s she’s calm, cool, and collected because Helm has officially reached panic attack mode.
Helm is convinced that their elevator is going to plummet to the ground and the end result will be a Bailey and Helm puddle of goo on the floor. Gory detail after gory detail sends Bailey into a tailspin and Helm quickly realizes that she’s the stable one in the trio. She suggests they all breathe together. Helm, her boss, and the lady she is pumping oxygen into with a bag.
Weber is left to handle the chaos that is building outside of the elevators. Although he does have power now thanks to backup generators, the computer system that controls that elevators still hasn’t rebooted. He yells at the building manager Jay to do his job better. (Continued on next page)