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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: April & Avery Rekindle Their Old Flame

Fri, October 19, 2012 12:59am EDT by 1 Comment
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Plus, the doctors are offered a huge settlement in lieu of the plane crash damages — but do they take the offer?

The doctors were all surprised when April (Sarah Drew) returned to Seattle Grace Mercy West on the Oct. 18 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, but none were as shocked as Avery (Jesse Williams). He and April quickly had to get over their post-sex awkwardness when they were assigned to the same case, and much to Avery’s dismay, April decided to ignore their affair and give herself a clean slate by “re-virginizing” herself.

Although April claimed to wipe her slate clean, the chemistry between she and Avery was too much to bear, so the pair seem to pick up right where they left off. (So much for being “re-viginized.”)

Meanwhile, Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Alex (Justin Chambers) teamed up on a case in which a 16-year-old girl nearly severed her leg in a sailboat crash.  The girl’s foot was still connected — but only by ligaments. Miraculously, the doctors were able to salvage the girl’s leg. Throughout the case, Alex gave the attractive intern, Jo (Camilla Luddington), the cold shoulder. Surprisingly, Alex’s mean demeanor was all because he was trying to avoid favoring or flirting with her in any way! (What?! Alex isn’t trying to sleep with the attractive intern?!)

After a little R&R, Cristina (Sandra Oh) returned to work at the Mayo Clinic, and this time she seemed to be settling in a little bit better. But she found herself looking into her future while working under an older surgeon who dedicated his life to surgery instead of a family. Although Cristina is away, she shared several friendly phone calls with Owen (Kevin McKidd) that offered a glimmer of hope for the couple. But, of course, Christina ended up ripping our hearts out yet again by pushing Owen away.

Still unable to come to terms with her amputated leg, Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) also continued to struggle in her relationship with Callie. Arizona still considers Callie responsible for the loss of her leg, so unfortunately, it doesn’t look like this is going to be an easy season for Calzona.

The doctors were offered a very large settlement in lieu of the damages, both physical and emotional, from the plane crash; all of the doctors seemed to be on board with the settlement — except Derek (Patrick Dempsey). While trying to make his decision, Derek visited the remains of the plane crash. All of the doctors were ready to accept the settlement, but Derek stepped into their meeting, pointing out that the settlement would erase any investigation or hope of fixing the problem that caused their plane crash. As doctors, Derek believes their duty is to ensure safety for others. He convinced them to reject the settlement, so an investigation would take place, preventing that problem from happening again in the future.

In the end, the doctor’s gave in to Dr. McDreamy — and not just because of that great head of hair.

— Jenny Pickard

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