Navy scrubs! (Head)Lights! Ten blade! Yes, get cosy in the rocket! Grey’s Anatomy shuttle has been launched! The TV show kicked off its eleventh season and sucked us back into the medical and personal universe of the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Meredith Grey’s voiceover was enough to make it feel as if it was really yesterday when the show went on this long summer hiatus. Grey’s Anatomy season premiere managed to generate the vibe of ‘we start where we left off’.
With Cristina Yang gone, things look different now in the Grey’s universe, but also this change opens the door of possibilities and further storytelling.
And then there were two- Meredith and Alex are the last two standing from the fabulous five. They have always had a very special bond with its fair share of ups and downs and hopefully we will see more of this friendship, which has a lot of potential in it (much to Jo’s chagrin who might need to get used to the fact that sometimes friendship trumps husbands, wives, girlfriends and boyfriends). Certainly, Alex is no Cristina and he made this clear to Meredith, but Evil Spawn’s heart is in the right place and knows how to be a friend to the dark and twisty Meredith Grey.
The vacant board seat– another void left by Cristina Yang and this seat on the board is turning to be Bailey and Alex’ dream. Which one of them will fill in the board member role, remains to be seen. As Bailey put it “may the best surgeon win”. Meanwhile, place your bets, people! The game is on!
Perhaps, the greatest void that Yang left is the one in Chief Hunt’s heart. The tough soldier is burying himself with work while he keeps daydreaming that every time he pages for cardio consult, Yang will pop up at the door.
Unfortunately, this won’t be the case anymore, since the Cardio Department has a new star that goes by the name Dr. Maggie Pierce. Like it or not, the woman will stick around for a while because she has a story to tell. As for her dream… it may turn into a nightmare after she put two and two together and found out that Meredith Grey is her half sister. And they don’t seem to get along very well but rather bicker with each other like true sisters. Sometimes blood is blood, some character treats run in the genes and tequila shots bring people closer together.
To be even more dramatic, Dr. Webber is part of this family bloodline dream reunion, who fathered Dr. Pierce and never had knowledge of it. He surely has to step up and handle the situation carefully since sassy Mama Avery may not be around to offer her support.
Speaking of fathers, dreams and families, McDreamy is trying to shine everywhere like the sun. As usual a patient’s case gave him some food for thought and he gave up his dream job and decided to stay with his family. Let’s see how long this will last before he starts being an arrogant arsehole and mopping around about how he sacrificed his career.
Everybody will probably agree that the best part of a meal is the dessert. Leaves us full, happy and grinning with satisfaction… So here we go!
“Sometimes we have to get lost to find each other. And sometimes we find each other to get lost all over again.”, says Meredith Grey. A statement which describes very accurately Callie Torres and Arizona Robbins.
Fun, sweetness, hands holding and something more was delivered to us by the deliciously gorgeous couple Calzona. Surrogacy (baby number 2) and neonatal fellowship. Sounds familiar? Probably it does and in more than one way. It’s interesting how MerDer storyline has always paralleled with Calzona’s. That’s one way to look at it- same thing and yet not exactly.
Let’s rewind a few seasons back: baby talk in season 6 and Africa in season 7.
Steadily, Callie and Arizona’s story is coming full circle. They say the history will keep repeating itself until we learn what it is supposed to teach us. The wives have been through a lot together, somehow they managed through the hardships, and they are still together. Seasons after seasons the writers layered their storyline to bring us at this point, where this whole Made- For- Each- Other philosophy will be tested. On a side note, Ms Rhimes comment on Calzona 50/50 chance now makes sense. It is all in Callie and Arizona’s hands to make this marriage work, they have the skills and both of them are very much aware of the underlying issues in their relationship. How do we know this? Easy, the way they talk to each other or the way they don’t. Arizona expresses her desire to pursue the fellowship with so much insecurity as if she walks on eggshells. Callie, on the other hand looks like as if someone has just taken her dream away from her. This is the spot where they have to work together as a team, the same way they work in the OR. Probably the storyline with the so in love teenagers wasn’t a coincidence. Yes, they might have acted like morons but they showed what solidarity means and actually being there for each other, supporting each other.
The surrogacy and the fellowship are a nice set-up for these characters, a way to show how much they have grown up through the seasons. Callie and Arizona may have the same sentences on their minds but they are not still on the same page. Let’s hope we will see some actual discussion between them and how they will find a way to work around things. At the end of the day we want them both happy and it doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be together to be happy….
Buckle up, people! Mind the flying gurneys! Get lost in a good way! Tequila is always the answer!