Grey’s Anatomy graced us with yet another stand alone episode this season. So far, these episodes seem to be of a good quality, entertaining and interesting to watch.
Centered around a few characters only, the episodes provide an opportunity to delve further and deeper into those characters emotional world. Moreover, they are an excellent getaway to take the medical drama outside the walls of Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Last Thursday’s action was set up on a plane. And in a typical Grey’s Anatomy style, nothing goes smoothly, not only on solid ground but also in the air.
The two “lucky” doctors on the stormy plane, were Riggs and Meredith Grey. Accidentally, the two of them were heading to the same conference and accidentally, they happened to be on the same flight. However, the really lucky people on the plane were the two passengers with a complicated health status.
Of course, Meredith Grey shone again with her medical skills and inventive brain under very rough conditions.
All in all, the episode was a good one, simply because the plot was circling around Meredith and Riggs. The turbulence they experienced triggered very honest and open conversation between the two of them.
During those conversations, in flashbacks, Meredith relived once again the horror of the plane crash that happened at the end of season 8. What’s more, once again she was on a trip on memory lane, remembering Lexie and Derek’s deaths and she took Nathan with her on that trip.
But here is the difference, Meredith handled the whole turbulence quite well, she was brave, her mind working in overdrive how to save the two poor souls from a premature death. She didn’t hide somewhere like a coward to pray for her life. She was all action to the point of picking up a fight with the pilot and demanding immediate landing.
This episode was a cathartic moment for Meredith, a moment to stop holding onto the past and her death husband, a moment of letting go and giving herself a second chance to experience life, love and romance.
Her closing words can even make us rethink how we would like to live our lives. Do we want to play it safe and hide like a scared child under the safety blanket?
Or do we want to take the risk, knowing that we might lose everything?
To quote Derek Shepherd “Life is made up of choices. In or out. Live or die”. Even though, many times Grey’s Anatomy shows us that life is not strictly black and white but rather messy and complicated, sometimes however they are situations that are straightforward. Because choosing something is better than not choosing anything at all. Life shouldn’t be lived in limbo, living is an action and demands our own responsibility to choose.