Grey’s Anatomy returned to the small screen after a long hiatus and delivered its weekly dosage of drama, humour and thrills. Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital opened its doors for the second half of season eleven and admitted a pile of patients, victims of a horrific road accident.
In between surgeries coupled with the hustle and the bustle around the hospital, rivers of tears were cried behind closed doors, hope was resurrected, and vulnerability and souls’ nakedness were exposed, even some self-awareness popped up from some of the doctors.
April Kepner, the nervous train wreck, entered entirely new dimension of ‘madness’ and even Avery was clueless and got lost in the maze of feelings, emotions and whatever-needs-to-be-done. Finally, the writers have given some material, though not something original or extraordinary, but still decent to make Jesse Williams stretch his facial muscles and bring to life the feelings and emotions of his character. April and Jackson have very different personalities and this baby storyline might turn out to be quite engaging and enjoyable to watch, despite the sadness behind it that has been bubbling since the midseason finale.
Meredith and Derek finally buried the hatches, no more pointing fingers at each other, no more resentment, no more fights. They embraced the delusional idea of living apart while tending to the progression of their precious careers. But Dr. Grey will need to woman up more than usual and stand on her own without her two crutches, Derek and Cristina. Surely, Alex will be around to hold her hand and have some girl talk with her, but Evil Spawn has his own life and most likely won’t let Meredith infuse all of her drama into his life.
Between Meredith’s busy day and emotional surrender before the eyes of her future nanny, two other doctors, Robbins and She Shepherd, grew some wings and started sprinkling hope. Their enthusiasm, belief and a bunch of convincing words melted a chunk of the Ice Queen’s heart. Apparently, some of the ingredients of the singlehood are kicking in for Dr. Robbins. She sure is on her way back the old Robbins but this time as a better and modified version of herself. Who knew, that a butterfly tumour would work like a charm.
Speaking of the perks of singlehood, Callie Torres doesn’t seem to be left behind. She might very well be stepping on the path of enlightenment- calling out on your own flaws and being aware of them is not something that should be overlooked.
Most of the characters of this big cast have already their storylines and steadily they move forward. Dr. Bailey’s persona seems to be without direction, but at least she can always entertain us with smart and adorable kids who pretend to be brickwall. Jo and Edwards keep doing excellent job as props and Dr. Webber, the wise old man, always knows when to show up and what to say. The show won’t be the same without his wisdom.
Enjoy the second half of season eleven peeps! Embrace the journeys of all the characters and don’t forget to enjoy the ride. Shed a tear if you must and let all the bad out!