I wrote this at 3.30am and then saved it as a draft instead of posting it. I have no idea why. Probably because I was sleepy and yet still so emotional from this episode.
If you haven’t watched the episode yet… Major spoilers coming up!!!!
Merthan/Griggs or however you like to call it. I love them. After this episode I love them A LOT! Can we just take a moment to realize how much Nathan is into Mer? And today I finally got the feeling that she likes him as well. Nathan talking about the first time he saw her and how her eyes look when she smiles……… Ah…. We needed something happy in the midst of all the drama.
Benley. I am not a big shipper or whatever but come on, that scene was amazing. A-ma-zing! Bossy old Bailey and Ben repeating the stories. Cute.
DeLuca, what the hell? I liked you. I sincerely liked you so much. But the writers are doing a crappy job with his character. He was Maggie’s love interest, then he was a guy Alex beat up and now he’s in love with Jo. I wish I could see more character development because he seemed so promising in the begining but the writers are forgetting about him. And I have no idea where this sudden love for Jo is coming from. I’m just confused.
Omelia. My poor, sweet babies. First of all, I completely understood Owen’s frustration in the begining of the episode. She did just leave him after all. Seeing them treat that couple was heartbreaking. I knew the couple and Omelia would somehow be connected but they were surgeons as well! Anyways, I loved seeing them talk, the glances between Amelia and Owen, even the death in the end and the man getting by himself now. Perfect in a way only Grey’s can deliver.
And then… The talk. Amelia mentioning suffocating (did not expect that). Owen saying he knows she’s afraid (although I don’t really think he gets it completely). Owen telling Amelia she’d be an amazing mom. Amelia telling Owen she already was an amazing mom. Sincerely, I don’t know exactly what happened afterwards because that scene was dramatic and heartbreaking in all its devestating glory.
But this scene confirmed what we have been saying all the time to those who are certain Amelia doesn’t want children anymore. She does. She really does. She’s ready for better. She’s ready for a healthy child. But she’s not ready for the worse. Well, no one ever is but considering her past pregnancy, you cannot blame her. And while we’re at it, I don’t understand those who still find Amelia selfish and Owen being the hurt one in this relationship. I mean, yeah, Owen is sad and disappointed and he gets to feel that way but Amelia lost a child. You cannot expect her to jump right in to the idea of having a baby without having any second thoughts and fears. She’s not selfish for that. She’s human.
What I also found interesting was Amelia’s question. WHY does Owen want a baby so, so, so much? I hope they continue exploring this because it has a lot of potential. *fingers crossed*
Maggie, I did not expect that. From being the annoyed, kind of embarrassed daughter, to a child that found out her mother has cancer. That scene was everything. Fear, love, anger, worry, frustration, you name it. Kelly McCreary did an amazing job and I hope she shut everyone’s mouth with it. I have been seeing a lot of Maggie-haters, saying she’s an irrelevant character, Kelly’s a mediocre actress, blablablah. I’m not even going to continue.
Honestly, I expected Omelia drama and maybe some drama between Richard and Arizona (which both happened) but never in a million years did I think I would be affected by this storyline so much.
Those of you who have or had a family member/friend with cancer or any other terrible disease know that it’s devastating on so many levels. Feeling helpless, angry, hopeful and caring for that person so much all at the same time. Personally, I still have some issues about cancer from the past and I feel like I have been grieving for the last 16 years since my loved one passed away. Honestly, and it might sound selfish, I’m looking forward to this storyline because I am hoping it might close a chapter in my life.
But of course I am really excited to see Maggie’s character developing. So far we have only seen Maggie as a doctor and a sister (and for a very brief time a lover/girlfriend). I cannot wait to see more of her as a daughter and a person who struggles (because so far, she hasn’t really). I think she’s quite emotional and can be impulsive so I’m really looking forward to see how she copes with everything.
I thought this episode was an emotional rollercoaster but then I saw the promo for 13x18. I am so ready and yet so unprepared. Anyone else?
Also, I’m going to predict something. Owen and Amelia will talk/solve their problems in 13x21. Omelia shippers and Amelia stans know why I chose those numbers.
Overall, this was one of my favorite episodes this season. This is why I keep watching Grey’s Anatomy.
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