This week’s “Grey’s Anatomy” seemed to set up the show for seasons to come, and how the show will look will depend on which actors stay and with actors go.
But before we get there . . . the two major story lines going on involved Bailey and The Chief this week. A teenage girl was brought into the hospital, she had escaped captivity and had been missing for years. Bailey remembered the case, and it shook her up. It’s every parent’s worse nightmare. When Tuck seemingly went missing from daycare, she freaked. However another worker had only taken him to get fixed up as he had a nose bleed. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, for there to be some deep dark secret in Bailey’s past.
The other major storyline was The Chief finding out that Adele had been unfaithful in the home she was in. Both she and another patient had taken up with one another. Adele had no memory of her husband, all she could remember was this new guy, and that they were in love. I felt so bad for The Chief! I mean what is he supposed to do? This clearly paves the way for him and Avery’s mom Catherine (whom I love!), and Adele was probably busy with movies and “The Client List” at the time, so she’s not out of work. But what a horrible position to be in. I mean, The Chief can’t truley move on without pulling a “Pat Robertson” and divorcing Adele. Either that, or he waits for her to die, which is a double heartbreak as he has to also watch her move on with someone else. This storyline sucks! But it does make you think.
Finally the residents were all preparing interviews with other hospitals for their post-boards careers. Arizona was not keen on losing Alex, as he was her best intern ever. Teddy was on the same boat with Christina. She railed at Owen that Christina was brilliant and would have her pick of the top schools, and he needed to fix things and give her a reason to stay here. Derek however was the one who pushed Meredith to pursue her first choice in Boston, saying he would be okay moving for her.
Clearly we are setting up things for the finale. Who will stay? Who will go? I’m already betting the finale will feature everyone with their offers, and we won’t know till next season what happens. A lot will hinge on the original cast agreeing to renew their contracts. Also there is the spoiler out there . . . that was hinted in this episode . . . . 1 in 5 fail their boards!