In a new sneak peek from TVLine of Grey's Anatomy Season 9, Episode 16: "This Is Why We Fight" (February 21), Seattle Grace-Mercy West comes dangerously close to losing another valuable doctor.
It turns out Bailey (Chandra Wilson) has finally thrown in the towel, and is ready to start going on job interviews. She gets all dressed up on a suit and everything.
However, before she can jump ship, Owen (Kevin McKidd) intervenes, begging her to stay. "We can't afford to lose another surgeon," he laments. "Most of all you."
Why most of all Bailey? Because Owen is a smart man, and knows how to make a good case. "You're the heart of this hospital," he says. "The spirit. You set the tone that others can aspire to. This place can't function without you."
Although intern Heather (Tina Majorino) doesn't jump in right away to enthusiastically second this motion, it's enough to convince Bailey to stick with the hospital — but not before threatening Owen bodily harm if things go wrong.
Check out the sneak peek here. For more on the episode, you can read our spoiler roundup here.
Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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