Grey’s Anatomy viewers are no strangers to the death of fictional characters on the show – not only main characters but also recurring ones that are related to them.
Thursday’s night episode is all about the Pierce ladies. The actress Kelly Mccreary, portaring Dr. Maggie Pierce, has been given the opportunity to stretch her facial muscles and show a bit more of her acting skills.
The episode opens with the usual narration presented by Meredith Grey. She reminisces about her mother and a note that Dr. Ellis Grey left before her death. A note, a piece of motherly advice, that was never finished and left Meredith wondering what she wanted to tell her – “Tell Meredith not to…..”.
The entire episode follows Maggie’s mother devastating and exhausting fight with the cancer. Moreover, we saw how restless and insistent Dr. Pierce can be. However, there is a moment of denial for Maggie, when she decided to go all in and lost her clear doctor judgment. And it’s kind of impossible not to when you are emotionally involved with the patient. So, we can’t judge Dr.Pierce, that she put her mother through hell with that experimental treatment. We can’t even blame her for the way she stroke Meredith’s Achilles heel – her mother, Dr. Ellis Gray.
However, Maggie Pierce has no way of knowing what kind of a person Ellis Grey was. She doesn’t know about Meredith’s traumatic childhood events, she doesn’t know how demanding and tough Ellis Grey was.
Maggie Pierce grew up as a happy, bright and shiny child, she didn’t have to find her mother with sliced wrists, covered in blood, lying on the kitchen floor.
Somewhere in between the aggressive cancer fight, Dr. Webber and Dr. Bailey decided to bury the hatchets and move on from the residency programme drama.
Meredith Grey and Riggs put on hold the thing that has been going on between them.
Grey’s Anatomy is nearing the end of the season. However, there are a lot of storylines that need resolving or at least to be moved forward. Certainly, we can expect a follow up on Maggie’s emotional state, a catch up on Dr. Robbins’ love life and the Minnick’s fate at Grey-Sloan Memorial, Avery and April and Jo and Alex.
Until then, complete the sentence with your own word “Tell Meredith, not to…”