By now, in recent times, Gray’s Anatomy has develop into a fan of these bottle episodes.
They have an inclination to each add background data and flesh out a choose couple of characters and be fraught with a plethora of feels, and Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 Episode 19 match the invoice.
The hour was character-centric, specializing in Richard, Maggie, Teddy, and Cormac and was restricted to at least one location, a medical convention. It is arduous to explain what the installment entailed. It was an odd tonal whiplash that makes it troublesome to debate and even grade.
We’ll begin with our latest addition to the collection, Cormac Hayes. Of the 4 tales, his portion was unhappy, not by any means essentially the most distressing, nevertheless it’s additionally due to there being distance there.
To date, we do not know a lot about Hayes, so this was the time to realize perception into his character. The opposite arcs overshadowed his.
He introduced his youngsters together with him to the convention, and their aunt was the one who was alleged to be watching them.
It turned out he met his spouse at a kind of conferences. Abigail, performed by Elizabeth Grullón, was a enjoyable, energetic, stunning girl, and their love story performed out earlier than our eyes.
She had a gentle spot for the Irish surgeon with the horrible wig. Can we please speak about that hairpiece? It was tragic and made Richard Flood appear like a Keebler Elf.
Mrs. Hayes: It’s doubtless that you will do that alone quickly, so I would like you to hear.
Hayes: No, I’m not.
Mrs. Hayes: Be sure the boys know it is okay to cry.
She had a hysterectomy after their youngsters had been born, at 33. The medical system used for that process contributed to her most cancers metastasizing and killing her.
Their closing shared second was unhappy as she gave him closing phrases and recommendation on elevating their youngsters.
For us to solely have her for a brief interval, that scene was a tearjerker. You might imagine their love and his ache as he misplaced the love of his life and needed to be sturdy and lift their youngsters on his personal.
Hayes’ ire when the med-tech was raving about his product, and bemoaning Catherine Fox and the muse was intense.
Winston: I am unable to say that I’ve carried out this.
Maggie: What’s this?
Winston: Falling this tough in a single evening.
Maggie: Me neither.
He went from barely hid rage to Hayes unleashing his full fury on this man, however rattling if it wasn’t a great scene for him. He is a relaxed and picked up sort of particular person, so witnessing him this rattled and distraught was a change of tempo.
It was the extent of his storyline for the hour, although. It did not have any conclusion or actual level apart from the perception, so it felt like an odd placement.
If a case he was working triggered his flashbacks, it could really feel extra cohesive and fewer aimless. The content material itself wasn’t the difficulty, however the placement of it right here was odd. However, I suppose they lined their bases with it going together with the title of the hour and theme.
That apart, I really like the hell out of Hayes, and it is good that we realized extra about him and met his stunning spouse and children. He deserves nothing however happiness, dammit.
Teddy, hey. You at all times stumble upon individuals you already know at these items, however by no means individuals you want.
Maggie’s portion of the hour was about discovering love. She was unusually thrilled to see Teddy on the convention regardless of them not being shut buddies.
She skated previous Richard seemingly preferring Meredith was there, however boy did that slip-up take a tragic flip afterward.
And he or she reconnected with somebody who was a resident at her earlier job. Winston was good-looking, candy, and his smile was as shiny because the precise solar.
He additionally had sturdy emotions for Maggie from the second he met her, and so they did not dissipate all these years later when he noticed her once more.
I will be a bit of ahead, OK? I’ve had a crush on you since my first 12 months of residency.
The one factor Teddy did proper was inspired Maggie to go for it with Winston. As soon as upon a time, Maggie did not have reservations about one-night stands or something of the type, and he or she struggled with making commitments, however she’s been having a troublesome time within the romance division.
She deserved this time the place somebody noticed and appreciated her, valued her for every part that she is. It was a clear slate with somebody who preferred her out of the gate, at first.
That they had chemistry, and their hookup was equal elements candy and attractive. They spent the complete evening speaking, and it appears Amelia is not the one sister who will get the rom-com remedy.
Maggie’s apart was a mini-love story taking part in out earlier than our eyes. They each fell for one another arduous. He wished her to return again to Boston, after which there was point out of him coming to Seattle.
It nearly feels too good to be true. Even now, it is a matter of “what is the catch?” Maggie appeared like her fairy story got here to an finish when she met Winston’s eyes whereas following Richard’s gurney.
If Cormac’s portion had hints of Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 Episode 18, then Maggie’s had an identical vibe of Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 Episode 16 or Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 Episode 21, or hell, the hour Meredith spent speaking to Nick Marsh.
It was simplistic, and Maggie acquired some moments of happiness this time round.
Mrs. Hayes: It is OK so that you can fall in love once more. You may have my permission.
Hayes: I do not need that.
Mrs. Hayes: Which is why you have to hear me say that it is OK.
Teddy had readability, and we acquired some stunning particulars about her previous that was years within the making.
The present is the very best for bringing in Sherri Saum, who’s a gem and treasure. She’s the very best.
Nevertheless, you would’ve knocked me over with a feather once we discovered that she was the well-known Allison that Teddy misplaced on 9/11.
However that wasn’t the kicker, no, the actual jaw-dropping second was discovering that Allison wasn’t solely Teddy’s finest good friend, however the love of her life.
Allison: I am unable to maintain mendacity to her both. I really like her, however I really like you extra.
Teddy: Do not say that. OK, say that once more.
The latest seasons have a ball implying or confirming (there was the occasional hypothesis) that some characters are bisexual or Teddy Altman goes on the record.
It is one thing about herself she did not share with anybody, not even Owen. She and Allison had been in love with each other. They had been so in love that Teddy was the final particular person Allison referred to as because the towers had been coming down.
On a lighter be aware, this implies a quietly bisexual Teddy and bi-curious Amelia might’ve ditched Owen and been a pair this complete time?
In actual life, that is not the way it works, nevertheless it certain as hell is on Gray’s Anatomy, so allow us to mourn the greatness of this ‘ship that by no means sailed.
She was the love of my life, and also you had been the love of hers. Take care, Teddy.
However we additionally found that Teddy is a serial cheater. She was having an affair with Allison behind her finest good friend’s again. They had been all residing collectively, and Claire did not have affirmation that one thing was occurring till after Allison died.
Teddy has been messy in her relationships her complete life. It isn’t essentially the most flattering or endearing image painted of her. Gray’s is nice at permitting their ladies to be messy, flawed, imperfect individuals.
It is the most effective issues concerning the collection, nevertheless it’s arduous to make sense of lots of the issues occurring with among the characters anymore.
Teddy has been discombobulating since she returned to the collection full-time once more.
Allison was in love with the each of us. I assumed nobody might love multiple particular person without delay. I assumed love could not be divided like that.
Claire confronted Teddy whereas drunk on the resort bar, and it was a scrumptious second rife with drama and spilled tea all over the place. It was nothing if not entertaining.
However then Teddy gave this mini-speech later about she did not perceive earlier than how you would be in love with multiple particular person till now.
Claire was shocked that Teddy was getting married and had a child. It was stunning that Teddy named her child after Allison, and the irritating factor about Teddy was she was nonetheless making an attempt to faux it was solely due to them being buddies.
Had Claire not referred to as Teddy out, she would’ve continued appearing as if she did not spend a major period of time, up till Allison died, sleeping along with her behind Claire’s again.
I am unable to maintain mendacity and sneaking round from Claire, she’s our greatest good friend.
What do you do with that?
However after shedding Allison, she went to Afghanistan. Whereas mourning and grieving the lady she liked, she met and fell in love with Owen too. She understood what it was wish to be in love with two individuals without delay after that.
They offered it as some second of enlightenment, and Claire claimed the previous was carried out and over with, and they need to let “bygones be bygones,” however that was too straightforward on their half.
Additionally, how does this apply to Owen and Tom now? Is she suggesting that she’s in love with each of them? Ought to she suggest open-relationships to keep away from all of this drama?
It is all of the mendacity and deception, that she’s at all times carried out and by no means realized from that is troublesome.
It is cool if she realized that it is OK being in love with greater than as soon as particular person without delay, however should not all events pay attention to this?
It is also not truthful that she holds issues towards Owen and calls for to know all elements of him, however she has all of those secrets and techniques.
She had a child with Owen and named her after the lady who was the love of her life. Should not he know that? Should not he have had a say in it?
All the pieces she has ever stated and shared about Allison has taken on an entire new that means. How might she be upset and insecure about Amelia, when she has Allison?
And is there one thing else there to unpack about her hiding who Allison was to her at any time when she talks about her?
Teddy’s portion was stunning as heck and rather a lot to course of, however you possibly can’t say it wasn’t informative.
We had the tragic, the candy, the stunning, after which Richard’s storyline got here in like a sledgehammer.
It was startling that the Catherine Fox packed up her baggage and got here to see Richard on the convention to apologize to him and root him on.
Tonight, with my good spouse’s assist, I found out the way to treatment most cancers.
It appeared as if they had been again in an honest place, and so they might work issues out.
They had been lovey-dovey and cute collectively, and he or she impressed him to pursue one other research. He thought he had a treatment for most cancers.
Then they revealed that Catherine wasn’t actual; he imagined her the entire time. She was again in Seattle, in a convention room, watching Richard give his lecture and collapse.
It was insufferable to look at him share scribbles and random photos whereas mumbling about nonsensical issues. Not solely had been Teddy, Maggie, and Cormac there to see it reside, however Mer and Zola had been at house watching, and Catherine, Jackson, and Bailey had been at work.
It was an excessive amount of to bear. Richard has been moody, irritable, and depressed. He talked about one thing about his arms shaking, and it gave off the impression that he might have Parkinson’s or one thing else.
He determined to step again from surgical procedure, then give up. He is been far and wide, and it is all been occurring within the background.
DeLuca simply had a breakdown, Alex is not there anymore, and now one thing critical is improper with Richard. I hate it right here!
Richard has fallen by the wayside. They barely take note of him. They banished him to Pac-North, after which the others had been busy and preoccupied, and infrequently paid consideration to what was occurring in his life.
He has exhibited some indicators right here and there, however he flew underneath everybody’s radar. You are inclined to take him as a right, however you possibly can guess your ass everybody goes to be coming collectively to determine what’s improper with Richard.
What on earth might or not it’s? Maggie informed everybody he was having a stroke. Catherine assumed he was drunk, and a few of his signs appeared as if it was dementia.
Richard mistaking Maggie for Meredith on the high of the hour spoke volumes. Richard is the spine of the collection. Something occurring to him is disheartening.
On high of the weirdness of the hour, and the bizarre emotional tone of it, we ended with this kick within the tooth, devastating Richard growth.
So, it was a troublesome hour to dissect total. However I’d like to understand how you guys felt about it.
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