As Jo apologizes hand over foot for her faux pas, Maggie lightens up.
"OK. I just had to bring the thunder," she explains. "When you seem really nice or young or pretty, sometimes people don't take you seriously. You have to help them understand who they're dealing with. You have to bring the thunder. If you don't do this, you should. You're really pretty."
We wish all stern talking-to's can end with such a compliment!
They then get down to business — a young man with a kidney stone, Robbie McCutcheon, also has dilated cardiomyopathy.
Bailey (Chandra Wilson) approaches and says that they'll have to operate "before that boy tries to push a pencil eraser through his pin hole."
Maggie is interested to learn if Robbie's cardiomyopathy is hereditary, and Bailey offers to run tests in the genetics lab — even though, as Jo points out, the hospital board has closed the lab.
"I still have a set of keys," Bailey retorts, "and if the board has a problem with that, you have them come talk to me, and I'll tell them what hole they can push that through!"
Maggie and Jo slink away, and Mags asks, "Was she bringing the thunder, or did we just piss her off?"
"Dr. Bailey doesn't need to bring anything," Jo asserts. "She is the thunder."
Bam. Walter White ain't got nothin' on Miranda Bailey.
Grey's Anatomy Season 11, Episode 2 — "Puzzle With a Piece Missing" — airs this Thursday, October 2, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.