‘Grey’s Anatomy’ practically invented the emotional roller coaster — and the season 10 premiere was that and much, much more. Tears were shed, sparks flew (literally) and Grey Sloan Memorial lost another one of its own.
Grey’s Anatomy’s two-hour tenth season premiered on Sept. 26, and it was a premiere of epic proportions. There were make-ups, break-ups, and classic Grey’s goodness. Let’s dig in!
The Most Intense First 20 Minutes Of Any Show, Ever
The episode starts on a light note. Everyone is fawning over Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Derek (Patrick Dempsey), and new baby Bailey, who is the cutest baby in the history of forever. Derek asks about Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), who was last seen on the floor of the generator closet looking a little toasty, but Derek is too preoccupied with the baby and the massive storm hitting Seattle.
Callie (Sara Ramirez) lets everyone know that Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) cheated on her. Even though she was a blubbering mess in the last episode, Arizona’s revelation shocked Callie to her core. Now, she’s understandably pissed. More on them later.
Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is the only one concerned about Webber and sends Shane (Gaius Charles) on a mission to find him. Shane finds Heather (Tina Majorino) and gives her the Operation Find Webber task. Heather discovers a semi-conscious Webber, but is electrocuted on the spot. BOOM. ROASTED.
Grey Sloan Memorial must be buried on a cemetery because these doctors can’t catch a break.
Shane ends up finding Heather and Webber, finally! Creator Shonda Rhimes likes to play with my emotions so I know these two are in hot water.
Flatlines & Family
Bailey and Cristina (Sandra Oh) worked on Webber and Cristina managed to get his heartbeat steady. All hail Cristina! Webber still needed surgery, but is really weak. Since he is childless and his wife Adele (RIP) is dead, they have to find his next-of-kin. In no surprise, it’s Meredith.
Meredith chose to go through with the surgery but she struggled with whether she made the right decision. Cristina, her person, assured her that she did.
During the surgery, Katherine Avery, Webber’s new boo, stormed in and demanded that Bailey close him up. She told them they made the wrong call; that Webber wasn’t fit to handle a surgery.
Geez, can’t a girl just get confirmation that her favorite Chief is OK? I’m dying here.
Meanwhile, Derek was in another OR working on Heather. Her injuries proved too much to take and she flatlined. Rest in peace, Mousey. The interns were given the rest of the night off and ordered to come up with nice stories to tell her mother. Initially, they couldn’t come up with any. They didn’t think they were that close. Guilt weighed heavily on Shane since he sent Heather to find Webber in the first place.
Alex (Justin Chambers) gave the interns advice about how to remember Heather. Cristina and Meredith, the only two left from the original Grey’s intern class, are his family and he basically tells the interns that’s what they are to each other.
In the ongoing Webber saga, Bailey was still adamant that Webber needed surgery. Katherine told Bailey the reason she is so determined because the last thing she told him was that he was a “drunk.” In the end, it was left to Meredith to decide and she gives it the go. Webber survived and every Grey’s fan everywhere cried happy tears, including myself.
To Webber, it’s always been Meredith. She’s the daughter he never had.
Couples Therapy: Doctors Edition
Complicated relationships are part of the Grey’s Anatomy DNA, so it’s only fair to dedicate some time to our fave couples.
Owen & Cristina: Yes, they broke up in the season finale, but these two are far from over. They get freaky (oh yeah) multiple times as a way to redo their last time together. Cristina said the break-up isn’t easy for her but I just think she’s not ready to say goodbye to Owen (Kevin McKidd).
Jackson & April: Aside from Meredith and Derek, these two are my favorite couple on the show. There were many charged moments between these two after April (Sarah Drew) proclaimed her love for Jackson (Jesse Williams) in the season finale. Jackson’s had enough of all this back and forth and officially breaks it off. So, April accepts Matthews proposal. I’m not giving up on Jackson and April. I never will.
Arizona & Callie: Oh, boy. These two are wading through some rough waters. Arizona really wanted to talk to Callie about the betrayal but Callie is not having it. Callie moved out and took Sofia to Derek and Meredith’s house. Callie took things a little too far when she told Arizona she couldn’t see Sofia. Cristina, being the voice of reason, convinced Callie that her actions are only hurting Sofia. Calzona has a long road ahead but I have faith in this couple.
Other ‘Grey’s’ Gems
1. When Webber woke up and saw Meredith at his side, my heart melted. I love this father-daughter relationship.
2. Every time there is a George O’Malley reference on the show, an angel gets its wings. Tonight, there were two and they were glorious.
3. Alex and baby Bailey together were just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Alex needs a child — STAT!
4. “Hug me back. I know you’re not a hugger but you need to hug me back.” Bailey and Cristina’s interactions were priceless tonight. These two need to work together more often. They compliment each other so well.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Grey’s Anatomy season premiere? How happy are you that Webber survived? Will you miss Heather? Do you think Callie and Arizona can reconcile? Drop a comment with your thoughts below!
WATCH: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 10 Promo
— Avery Thompson