The doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial have proved many times how good they are at saving people’s lives, fighting the death and double checking if a person is really dead. They work with protocols and follow procedures. They can operate with their eyes closed. More often they make the right decisions and give the best shots regarding their patients’ survival.
When it comes to their personal life, things look blurry and messy, contradictory and confusing, coding and haemorrhaging. There are no written instructions for when the past materialises in the form of a recovering ex- drug addict who exposes very personal and ugly truths; no manual telling them what to do next after a decision of ending a marriage has been made; no exact directions where to go to after choices regarding family and career have been made. And the consequences and the repercussions of their actions are one of the hardest battle they have to lead day in and day out, adjusting and coping with the new reality to the best of their abilities, praying and hoping that a second chance is just around the corner to redeem them.
Big brother Derek Shepherd actually was the one who gave a second chance to his troubled sister. Unfortunately, he didn’t stop to think twice, he just took advantage of a convenient opportunity and got this second chance back. Derek is extremely dissatisfied with his life; he attacks like a shark; he keeps riding the crazy train and doesn’t care much who is going to be his next victim but rather he is more concerned to provide some temporary relief for his bruised ego. Derek is caving in, losing control and spiralling down the rabbit hole. McDreamy is turning into McDreary and in fact he has some more time to fall further down before he hit rock bottom.
While Derek was playing God, as if it is his specialty to give and take chances from people and getting away with it just because She- Shepherd is his sister, Meredith and Maggie mutually decided to give each other another shot at this sisterhood madness. Maggie Pierce was invited to the cool kids’ party at the frat house and the revelations of the sexual lines of connections between the doctors left her with surprise and in disbelief.
Another doctor, who is struggling with the consequences of her decisions and choices, is Callie Torres. Obviously, Dr. Torres has been picturing some cosy and funny life, expecting all the perks of being single will be served to her on a silver plate. She has hard time dealing with the repercussions of ending her marriage and handling her daughter’s questions about her mother. Apparently, her sleep deprivation and sexual frustration are screwing up with her mind and her mood. Some hidden anger is boiling up inside Callie and her mind paints bloody images of her throwing Arizona out the window. Callie Torres keeps looking for external reasons and wants to pin blame on things and people who have nothing to do with her misery. Instead of advertising her two failed marriages, she needs to take a good long look inside herself.
Obviously, the process of growing-up won’t be easy for Callie; she needs to learn that actions have consequences and choices come with responsibilities.
Most of you probably frowned at Callie’s insensitive words in the OR, however her words are open to interpretation. Either she wants to off Arizona and the problems for good, which would spell hate rather than love; or instead of leaving her ex- wife to burn to death she would try to give her a chance to live by throwing her out the window.
The Calzona ship might be sinking slowly, but the battleship Arizona Robbins is emerging on the horizon ready to claim knowledge and skills and triumph in the future of fetal surgery. Arizona started feeling home again at work, taking charge and saving tiny humans’ lives. Being a caring person by nature (in the middle of a bleeding crisis she even requested a trauma surgeon who wasn’t a pregnant April Kepner), she even found that Ice Queen Herman has some soft and warm spots. After the hectic and challenging day, Dr. Robbins and Dr. Herman made a silent pact behind closed doors and started a quest that might go wrong, but nevertheless way far more is at stake- future pregnant women’s lives and their unborn children.
Last night’s episode showed us that Dr. Robbins isn’t crawling anymore, she is standing firm on her two feet, ready to take the first step towards her great awesomeness.
She might be feeling home at the hospital, but she doesn’t have an actual real home anymore. This, however, is half way true. Her sometimes painfully honest and true friendship with Alex led her to his doorstep. These two never ceased to amaze the audience with their tough love for each other, but also with their mutual support and understanding for each other, where sentences are short and clear and actions follow suit without too much explanations.
Last night Dr. Robbins’ character finally claimed her membership in the show. She became part of a long line of surgeons who crashed or temporary used to live in the frat house. Alex, his friendship and a vacant room in his house provided a home for Dr. Robbins and her bleeding heart.
Life does offer second chances! Take one and give one, peeps! In case of fire use the exits! Jump through windows as a last resort but never let yourself burn to death!