Meredith Grey’s opening narration, combined with the episode title “Back Where You Belong” sets the tone for the last night’s Grey’s Anatomy installment and throws a few hints at the viewers about the episode plot. Her narration makes one wonder, what this talk about high school reunions has anything to do with the current plot. However, it does!
It was cleverly fitted into the doctors’ current affairs, and not only theirs, but also the patients’: a woman with a mental illness, considered dead by her parents, has been finally reunited with them; a teenage boy, whose place is still among the living, was saved by his abusive father.
With that said, the writers and the cast produced a classic Grey’s Anatomy episode filled with the usual medical drama, interpersonal issues and a pinch of romance.
After half a season, Alex’ “Prison Break” drama has come to an end and finally he is back on the surgical floor, and immediately caught up in the changes that the newcomer Dr. Minnick has started implementing.
Speaking of these changes, Dr. Webber seems to come to terms with them and starts embracing them. He fought to keep the old ways of teaching, but Webber has always been the voice of wisdom for the other doctors and it looks like he is open to take a piece of advice from his wise self. Something, that further pushes him to act and pay a visit to the currently suspended Dr. Grey.
Meredith Grey, another doctor in opposition of Minnick’s new teaching programme. Though Meredith’s loyalty to Webber is impressive and understandable, somewhere along the warpath against Minnick’s methods, she lost sight of what is important and relevant to the hospital and how the residents can actually benefit and become better surgeons. However, by the end of the episode the legendary Dr. Grey reconsiders her position and decides to get her job back and go back to where she belongs.
While Meredith is backing down, Dr. Jackson Avery doesn’t seem willing to admit defeat yet. His arrogant behaviour is directed even at his ex wife, Dr Kepner.
Kepner, who has always been underestimated and laughed at, for the last two episodes has been gathering momentum, showing some “can do attitude”, reclaiming her ground and making her voice being heard. Probably Jackson’s anger has nothing to do with April’s capabilities of climbing the surgical ladder but rather with her switching from team Webber to team Minnick.
Of course, not everything is scalpels and surgeries on Grey’s Anatomy. The doctors’ personal lives have always been entwined with the medical cases. The romance on Grey’s Anatomy is a major lead character and the real reason for the die-hard fans to be left heartbroken many times, but also allowed to cheer and root for all the couples or at least for their favourite one.
Last night’s episode sealed its ending with a kiss and a promise for a new love story between the newcomer Dr. Minnick, dubbed by Webber, “menace” and the beloved by many Dr. Robbins.
After seasons of struggling to fix her marriage with Dr. Torres, a couples’ therapy, a court case and eventually Callie Torres moving on with her life, Dr. Robbins finally met a woman. A woman, who seems to match her quite well.
From the very moment when Dr. Minnick first set foot at Grey-Sloan Memorial, she started flirting with the perky doctor. The writers didn’t even try to make hints. It was obvious that something was going to happen between these two, it was only a matter of when.
Surprisingly or not, these two doctors make quite a good pairing, they have chemistry and play along together in a very natural way, which makes them an excellent partners in crime and more to the point, the potential to become a solid couple.
To sum up and go back to Meredith’s narration on reunions, people attend these kind of events not only to catch up with other people, but also, on a subconscious level, to check how their lives have progressed from one point to another. The reunions bring memories back, they are almost like a moment frozen in time,a time for reminiscing.
Whether people have achieved their dreams and most importantly, do they still dare to have new hopes and dreams.
Are they still able to open up and explore a new relationship with a new person, like in Dr. Robbins’ case? Do they know where they truly belong, like Meredith and Alex, whose place is definitely in the hospital?
Because along the way, people, not only in real life, but also even our favourite characters tend to stray from their path and get lost, and we all need something or someone to remind us where we belong.
This is not fun.
You know, this is — it’s not fun.
I don’t like pretending not to like you.
I don’t like listening to awful things people have to say about you.
Because I know that you are not awful.
And they should know, they should know that.
Because you are nice and you are smart and you are funny and you care.
You care about the students, maybe even more then I do.
And you have this brilliant way of making your victories their victories, and you are are good for this place, and you
are good for them, and they should should know that..
Arizona stop..Arizona you need to stop..so I can kiss you..