Last week, Grey’s Anatomy’s season premiere (Season 10, Episode 1: “Seal Our Fate”) left us in the same place we’ve been in all summer — emotionally scarred by a whirlwind of relationship drama and wondering if Richard is going to make it. We lost Mousey, and Callie took up residence in the MerDer dream house until she and Arizona sort things out — if they ever sort things out.
And now? Now the dream house is looking a lot more like a daycare center filled with crying babies and Meredith, Derek, and Callie are looking like exhausted shells of their former selves. And Cristina’s totally mocking Alex and the fact that he and Jo haven’t had sex yet. We’re kinda surprised too — that’s not Alex behavior!
But at least Richard’s stable, conscious, and talking — aka a way better fate than we expected when we saw him post-electrocution at the close of last season. Totally rejecting the feeding tube he should be getting, but stable. Meredith, who refuses to take maternity leave lying down (literally) is being kept up to date over the phone and encourages Shane to push the feeding tube since Richard’s obviously being stubborn and Bailey doesn’t want to cross him.
And that’s not the only effect of the superstorm that’s still hanging around. There’s a giant hole in the middle of the hospital, and insurance isn’t going to get around to fixing it anytime soon. Yikes! Owen wants it fixed ASAP, and even pisses off Jackson in the process when he suggests they cancel a pro-bono surgery on a burn patient to come up with the money to fix it.
Aand Owen sends her out to Seattle Pres to receive her surgery, and Jackson’s really not pleased. Um, we realize there’s a giant hole in the hospital, but do you really wanna piss off the new boss?
Richard still says no feeding tube, but he will try some soup… and to be honest with you, he’s looking pretty rough. We’re worried, especially when he has a hard time eating on his own. Feeding tube, please? For us?
Meanwhile, Callie’s taking out her anger at Arizona on just about everyone in the hospital, and Arizona just wants to make things right. But it’s going to take more than a new haircut, a dress, and couples therapy — if Callie ever actually agrees to go to couples therapy, that is.
Meredith, having heard Richard still won’t agree to a feeding tube, shows up at the hospital to take matters into her own hands, baby vomit in her hair and all. And by the time Meredith and Bailey make it to Richard, the feeding tube’s in. Score one for Shane, who desperately needed a win right about now.
April’s stressing about the results of her board exams, and she chooses Jackson to lean on. You know, instead of her fiance. As usual. Come on guys, you know you should be together! Not that they’d listen to us. But April manages to pass her boards — yay! Second time’s a charm.
And surprisingly, Owen and Jackson manage to combine forces and call all the surgeons/board members to the hole in the hospital to plan a fancy fundraiser to raise money for the repairs. Don’t forget to invite us!
Jo and Alex finally get their “special” moment, but Cristina puts the final nail in the Crowen coffin by encouraging Owen to see other people, as much as it might suck. We think this is a step in the right direction. Another step in the right direction? Callie shows up at couple’s therapy, even though she was totally against it… but not really to get counseled. More to just read Arizona the riot act one more time. Ugh, our hearts. Ouch.
And the real plot twist? Richard’s pissed he’s still alive, and flat out tells Meredith he didn’t choose her to make his medical decisions because he considered her family, but because he thought she’d make the emotionless call to let him die. Harsh!
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Catch the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.