So the latest episode had the doctors fretting over their boards and how they did . . .
Alex arrived late, but made it. However he missed his first of three rounds. That meant he failed 1/3 of the exam and had to score perfectly on the other two. He got hostile with his two reviewers from the get go, and eventually blew up at them in the end. He said he was late because of his job, which is what they were here to determine if he could be doing, not second guessing his answers.
Christina was far too complacent in her exam, which is not like her. She would give an answer, then one of her examiners (Mr. Finney from “Boy Meets World”) would ask if she was sure she didn’t want to do it this way? She would respond if he thinks that is what she should do then she is fine with that. In the end she too blew up, saying she knew what she was doing, but if her examiner was more comfortable with her answering with medical techniques from 100 years ago then he should pick an era and she’ll give him those answers. He fumed and ended the exam twenty minutes early.
Meredith was puking sick and kept having to pause. Her examiners thought the questions were making her squeamish. She revealed she had the flew when she finally grabbed a bucket and puked. They said she could take the exam again in a year. She however said no, she’d do it now. She told them they were all doctors, they should be used to puke! Her examiners looked revolted when she blew her cookies the first few times.
Jackson and April were both a mess, and both banged each other in the bathroom at during a break. April was convinced she was being punished for breaking her word to Jesus. Jackson just couldn’t get his mom and The Chief out of his head. April’s blow up moment came when she was asked what she’d do for a terminal patient? She said the first thing she’d do would be to pray. They were stunned, but she stopped apologizing for her faith and said she would pray, though she didn’t think Jesus was listening to her anymore. Then she gave them the answer as to how to make the patient the most comfortable with the time he/she had.
Catherine told The Chief that one of his doctors failed. She didn’t know which, but one failed (so she heard). At the end of the episode everyone got their texts that they passed, everyone but April. The show cut out right as they looked at April, who had just checked her smart phone. The look on her face was . . . not good?
Back at the hospital, an old friend (maybe her cousin?) of Arizona’s came in with tumors. He had been to see some shamanic healer in South America. He told Arizona the tumors came up six months ago, but really it was six years ago. She was furious, as her brother died
of cancer (in the war?) and there was nothing she could do for him. She felt she could have done something for him though. He however knew there was nothing to be done, and he didn’t want to have to watch this again.
Meanwhile Lexie and Mark still skirted around the whole feelings thing. Things were made more complicated when the doctor Mark is seeing blurted out that she’d love to have a baby with him. It just came out, she didn’t want him to freak. But clearly you could see the wheels spinning. Derek tried to use a patient as a “teaching moment” for Lexie about waiting to long to do something, but Mark thought Derek was talking to him! The show ended with Lexie professing her love for Mark. Then Mark’s other woman showed up to meet him for a planned date. Mark just stood there stunned . . .
I really really hope Mark chooses Lexie! They are clearly the new Meredith and Derek though, especially if the later don’t return next year. That of course means seasons of off and on relationships. How much longer can I deal with that? It was bad enough with the first couple.
Do you think Izzie took her boards? I wonder . . . Did she pass? I hope we at least hear something. We know Shonda and the show have shot down Katherine Heigl’s desire to return, even if only for a moment.
I’m very confused about April and if she failed. I hope she didn’t, I hope it was a tease. Maybe Catherine was wrong and no one failed? Maybe some no name failed. I just feel like we’ve been there done that with George, let’s not repeat it.
The promo for next week actually showed April celebrating. It is below, so you can see it. I watched it again closely to make sure they didn’t do something sneaking like throw in an old clip of her partying. She’s in the same shirt when she’s hollering with the beer earlier in the clip that she’s wearing when the text comes in that her offer has been withdrawn. I think it will be because of the Jesus answer. Was one of her examiners on the hospital board of where she was supposed to work perhaps?