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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fall Finale: Mer’s Life Goes Up in Smoke (RECAP)


Thunderstruck

Season 19 • Episode 6

[Warning: The below contains major spoilers for Grey’s Anatomy Season 19, Episode 6, “Thunderstruck.”]

We’ve seen the Station 19 workforce on Grey’s Anatomy loads of occasions, often as they drop off sufferers at Grey Sloan, as two of the firefighters did this week. But on this fall finale for Grey’s — November 10’s Season 19, Episode 6, “Thunderstruck” — the firefighters have a blaze to battle at one of many docs’ houses.

As the episode begins, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is sending her resignation electronic mail to her Grey Sloan colleagues, saying she’s following an thrilling new alternative with the Fox Foundation in Boston.

Gone are the times if you needed to flip off your pc throughout a lightning storm, apparently, as a result of Mer is blithely utilizing her laptop computer even with a full-blown thunderstorm raging outdoors.

No, she definitely didn’t seek the advice of on-again boyfriend Nick (Scott Speedman) about her impending cross-country transfer. And sure, he’s salty about it. He will get that she has to do no matter’s greatest for her youngsters, however he’s upset she didn’t appear to think about him in her determination.

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 6 Nick

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And talking of that dashing doc from Minnesota, Richard (James Pickens Jr.) asks Nick if he’s leaving the hospital, too. But Nick isn’t positive. After all, he has 5 causes to remain in Seattle: the 5 surgical interns, all of whom are anxious about the way forward for this system with out Meredith. Nick tries reassuring them that this system is greater than only one individual and that they’ll nonetheless get the training they deserve.

And on the subject of training, we be taught on this episode that Kwan (Harry Shum Jr.) went to St. Kitts for medical college: He was a star pupil and athlete in highschool, however throughout his faculty years, his mom acquired sick and died, and his grades plummeted. He confides all this to Millin (Adelaide Kane), and we now have a sense this isn’t the final we’ll hear of that chapter of his life.

Kwan isn’t the one intern with a secret, in fact. Adams (Niko Terho) remains to be holding his Shepherd standing near the vest. But after Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) catches Kwan and Yasuda (Midori Francis) snickering about her and Adams within the elevator, she virtually pulls Adams by the ear into the abilities lab, the place she has him confess that she’s his aunt and never his secret lover. The interns don’t appear all that shocked. Nick, nevertheless, is somewhat miffed that Mer didn’t give him a heads-up about Adams being her relative.

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 6 Adams

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OK, on to the sufferers of the week: One of the sufferers is Tessa, a well-known kids’s ebook writer, performed by Home Improvement’s Patricia Richardson. Tessa, whose books Meredith and Griffith (Alexis Floyd) learn as youngsters, has persistent pancreatitis, and he or she’s present process a whipple process. She has yet another story in her, as she tells her docs, and he or she needs her readers to get closure to a decades-long ebook sequence. But she’s additionally life like. She is aware of she won’t survive the operation.

Tessa needn’t have anxious, although: Meredith, Nick, Adams, and Griffith pull off a profitable whipple. Well, Meredith, Nick, and Griffiths do, anyway. Adams will get the boot from the OR after Mer catches him spacing out mid-operation. In the scrub room, Adams bemoans his efficiency (or lack thereof). Griffith comforts him, and he kisses her. But she breaks off the liplock, telling him she simply can’t.

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 6 Griffith

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The different affected person this week is Jonathan, a TV reporter who survived a automotive crash and a lightning strike however has a big piece of metallic impaling his chest. A workforce of docs saves his life, together with Teddy (Kim Raver), who at one level sticks her finger in his chest to clear his airway. After the operation, Yasuda tells Teddy that she’s “a badass boss girl.” Yasuda even says she needs to be her when she grows up.

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 6 Teddy Link Yasuda

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Owen (Kevin McKidd) overhears all this reward and means that Teddy apply to be chief of surgical procedure in Meredith’s absence. (Owen had pitched himself for that job earlier within the day, however Richard reminded him that the hospital wanted a chief who didn’t have a suspended medical license.)

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 6 Teddy

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Elsewhere on the hospital, the grand opening of Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) reproductive well being clinic will get delayed due to an accreditation delay and due to the lightning storm. But the accreditation comes by means of that night, and Bailey celebrates the low-key “grand opening” of the Elena Bailey Memorial Clinic for Reproductive Health alongside Jo (Camilla Luddington), Link (Chris Carmack), and Carina (Stefania Spampinato).

Bailey’s mother is the namesake of that clinic. “She spent her life combating to ensure I had each alternative, each freedom I deserved,” Bailey explains.

Back at Meredith’s home — Chez Grey, as we affectionately name it — Maggie (Kelly McCreary) helps Mer and her youngsters choose up the place. Winston (Anthony Hill) finds her there, having assumed accurately that she was avoiding him. As they stuff belongings in bins — together with the framed Post-it be aware wedding ceremony vows that Mer and Derek signed means again when — Winston tells Maggie that he applies for the vascular fellowship. Maggie thinks he’s performing on a whim and he’ll change his thoughts quickly and are available again to cardio. But Winston tells her he can’t work in cardio anymore, as a result of doing so would put their relationship in jeopardy.

“I really like cardio, however I really like you extra,” he says. “You are my ardour, Maggie.”

Her response? “I suppose I’m undecided that I respect that.”

And simply then, lightning strikes a tree outdoors the window, and the tree catches fireplace.

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 6 Winston Meredith

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Soon, Richard is pulling Meredith out of the OR, telling her that the Station 19 firefighters are combating a hearth at her home. Mer rushes residence and discover Maggie and Winston and her youngsters secure and sound. They evacuated after they noticed the hearth. Maggie even rescued the Post-it be aware wedding ceremony vows, too. But the home itself — and, presumably, Mer’s complete life inside — is ablaze.

Mer cringes and turns away from the fiery scene, and… that’s all we’re getting till February 23. See you then, Grey’s followers!

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