Plus, Meredith tells someone else about her big (little) news!
Weddings bells were ringing at Seattle Grace Mercy West as Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Ben’s (Jason George) big day approached on the Dec. 13 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, and Bailey surprised Callie (Sara Ramirez), Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) by asking them to be bridesmaids — only one day before the wedding.
Despite the buzz of wedding excitement, there was still operating to be done. Jo (Camilla Luddington) was surprised when Alex (Justin Chambers) gave her a major responsibility on a surgery, forcing her to question if Alex had feelings for her. Her hopes were squashed, however, when he kicked her out of the O.R. after a moment of hesitation in surgery.
Not wanting to be tempted by the romance of Bailey’s wedding, April (Sarah Drew) dropped out as Jackson’s (Jesse Williams) date and forced him to take Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton). April opted to take Shane (Gaius Charles) instead.
Meanwhile, Owen (Kevin McKidd) pushed forward with his divorce from Cristina (Sandra Oh), and she was shocked when Meredith spilled the beans that Owen’s real reason for filing for divorce was because of the lawsuit against the hospital! Cristina became furious with Owen and confronted him about it, quickly realizing that Owen feels an immense amount of guilt for the crash and puts the blame solely on himself because he chose the airline.
Derek (Patrick Dempsey) was not happy that his sister Lizzie (Neve Campbell) had arrived in town and offered to donate her nerve for his surgery. She also caused a riff with Meredith by questioning why she was so distant with Derek’s family. Meredith finally extended to olive branch to Lizzie by revealing to her that she was pregnant!
After much convincing, Derek allowed his sister to donate her nerve for his surgery. Everything went well, but it’s unclear yet whether or not he will regain full use of his hand.
As Bailey’s wedding approached, tensions ran high. She even began doubting whether she should really marry Ben or not. Arizona tried to skip out on the wedding for fear of standing in front of the crowd with her prosthetic leg, but with some convincing from Callie, she gained the courage to go.
Right before the wedding, Cristina confronted Owen again about his reasons for filing divorced. She confessed to him that she wanted to try again to save their marriage. Owen didn’t have to say anything in response because his kissing did all the talking! Yay!
Chief (James Pickens Jr.) knew Bailey was nervous about the wedding, so he surprised her by picking her up in a limo to take her to the church. On their way to the church, however, he received a phone call that Adele had been taken to the emergency room, so the limo immediately headed to the hospital. As Adele’s life hung in the balance, Bailey stripped off her wedding gown and jumped into surgery, leaving poor Ben waiting anxiously at the alter.
— Jenny Pickard
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