OK, the episode that aired tonight, October 17 — Season 10, Episode 5, "I Bet It Stung" — was probably the first episode of the season that we've loved.
That said, we're worried about Season 10, Episode 6: "Map of You."
Granted, we know that the promo wizards at ABC probably have a "the soapier, the better" directive, but this preview is almost foaming over with suds.
As it starts off, Jo (Camilla Luddington) tells someone that she needs an ultrasound. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), standing next to her, interjects, "Are you pregnant?" Uh, what? And instead of laughing it off, Jo looks stricken. What?
Meanwhile, Emma comes back and runs into Cristina (Sandra Oh), later telling Owen (Kevin McKidd), "She doesn't know that we're dating, does she?" (Ugh, go away, Emma. Cristina is the love of his life.)
And Leah (Tessa Ferrer) tells Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) that she had "such an amazing time the other night" with her — as Callie (Sara Ramirez) seems to eavesdrop, looking disappointed and disgusted.
To cap it all of, Alex (Justin Chambers) accuses Jo of seeing someone else.
Ugh. Let's hope the actual episode is better than this preview.
In any event, here's the official synopsis.
"Derek [Patrick Dempsey] and Callie work on a brain mapping project, Richard [James Pickens Jr.] encourages the interns to use his physical condition as a learning tool, and, after a discussion with Callie, Meredith [Ellen Pompeo] considers continuing her mother’s research. Meanwhile,Shane [Gaius Charles] continues to feel guilty about Heather’s [Tina Majorino] death."
Are we being a little too pessimistic? Or are you nervous, too? Let us know below.