After a week break, Grey’s Anatomy returns to the small screen to continue the never ending drama “Minnick versus Webber”. From a friendly boxing competition, the ‘Minnick vs. Webber’ situation turns to war madness.
Meredith Grey’s narration opens the episode with a story about a father, who sent his two sons to war, one of them to defend the North and the other one the South, and hoping that at least one of his boys will come back home alive.
The opening scenes provide a picture of the current battlefield state at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital: Owen and Amelia’s relationship is still in limbo, Webber doesn’t bother to go home anymore and April and Jackson tiptoe around each other.
Since Dr. Minnick first set foot on Grey-Sloan Memorial territory, the hospital has turned into a war zone. It is a normal first reaction change to be opposed, loyalties and leadership to be questioned, people picking sides.
However, Thursday’s night episode starts reaching a breaking point in the doctors’ relationships. Instead of things begin to settle down in, they continue to go from bad to worse, turning the doctors into sneaky, hypocritical liars.
Grey’s Anatomy doctors have always been famous for their arrogance. However, their arrogant and stubborn behaviour makes them look rather ridiculous and act like high school students who have accidentally been dropped into the world of grown-ups.
Let’s take Jackson Avery, for example. Whenever suits him and whenever a situation is not convenient for him, he is ready to use the Avery name in order to protect his comfortable zone. His passion to fight for Webber is remarkable, however he needs to learn the concept of defeat and surrender or maybe just try to look at things from another perspective. Probably, his jerk like behaviour towards April and a spoiled child like attitude in defending Webber streams from his personal unhappiness, as his mother suggested.
Meredith Grey, another doctor who follows closely Jackson Avery in this arrogance competition. The storyline with Alex and Riggs and Meredith’s indirect involvement is beyond ridiculous. The audience is very much aware of Meredith’s protectiveness when it comes to Alex, but telling your colleague how he should behave and express his professional opinion towards a certain person is like watching a kindergarten teacher scolding a child for bad behaviour.
And on top of that she doesn’t even have the decency to say “Thank you” to April for taking care of the General Surgery Department. Instead, like a mean child she called April a ‘job stealer’.
While the family fued between the Avery’s rages like a storm across the entire hospital, Dr. Robbins is trying to be “neutral” or at least to separate her personal life from the professional. Something, she royally fails to accomplish. She feels for Richard Webber, it’s evident. However, at the same time she seems rather tired of keeping on playing the foolish game of power that Jackson started. She puts herself in the most uncomfortable position trying to be ‘ a good man in a storm’ for everyone. On the other hand, her personal life and who she dates shouldn’t be anyone’s business, even if the person she sees is the enemy number one of the hospital, Dr. Minnick.
The current situation at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital is losing its ground. Personal and professional relationships are being strained. The doctors start losing their minds and act in ways that don’t suit all their fancy titles and the great job they do as surgeons. Instead of coming together, embrace the change and work together through it, they prefer to form teams and show off their superiority over each other.
However, Meredith Grey’s closing narration gives hope that sooner the doctors will bury the hatchets. As Meredith says, what is the point of keep on fighting and fighting, why not just simply surrender!