Things are tense at Grey-Sloane Memorial, especially as Meredith is left to wonder why a woman answered Derek’s phone — and now she’s just getting his voicemail.
On the March 19 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is forced to put her personal problems behind her when a major trauma comes into the hospital. Meanwhile, April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) are having trouble getting back to normal, while Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) catches Arizona (Sara Ramirez) kissing another woman.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Meredith Thinks Derek Cheated On Her
Re-watching Meredith realize a woman just answered her husband’s phone is rough. Is Derek really cheating on Meredith? I guess we’ll find out — hopefully soon!
Meanwhile, sex is everywhere else in the hospital. Seriously, everywhere. April drags Jackson into a supply room for a quickie, while Owen and Amelia are going at it in a break room. Unfortunately, neither couple actually gets the deed done. Jackson kills the mood with April since it’s been a while, and Owen gets paged. A lot.
Even Callie is feeling frisky after a first date with a hot blonde, who she makes out with in the hospital entrance after having to cut their night short. Awkwardly, Arizona watches from a distance, and once the kiss ends Callie spots her ex-wife eyeing her. Weird!
But Meredith couldn’t care less about any of that, because she’s calling Derek over and over again and now, instead of a girl answering, she’s going straight to voicemail. Not a good sign.
For moral support she storms into a break room and jumps into bed with a sleeping Alex who is immediately angry she woke him up. Meredith tells him what happened, and as they are talking her half-sister, Dr. Pierce, reveals that she’s on the top bunk listening. After Meredith finishes her story she asks them, “He’s not cheating on me, is he?” They both say he’s not, but then her phone rings and she’s off again. Poor Mer.
Elsewhere in the hospital Arizona and Callie somehow get stuck in an elevator together again. Their conversation is incredibly awkward after what they just experienced down in the waiting room, and they are avoiding the topic at all costs. At the very end of their ride, Arizona comments on how she likes Callie’s dress but doesn’t remember it, and Callie tells her it’s new before walking off of the elevator. Ouch.
There’s a major trauma coming into the ER because a car crashed into someone’s home, and all of the residents are swarming to jump on cases. When Jo gets assigned to Arizona’s patient she gets angry because Callie’s patient is also Meredith’s patient, and Meredith is still on a “streak.”
Both patients aren’t doing very well, but one of them is a pregnant woman who is really, really banged up. She seems okay though, just flustered, and is already giving the doctors trouble because she thought roaming the hospital on her cell phone was a better idea than waiting until she got checked out and cleared. The other patient is her husband, and he is in really, really bad shape. They cross paths while he’s on his way to surgery and it’s clear that Callie and Owen aren’t confident he’ll make it back out. Poor guy.
Dr. Pierce Gets Knocked Out By A Patient
The driver of the car is an older man and it’s unclear whether or not he’s senile, drunk, or just in shock. When his wife arrives, she tells them he has Alzheimers, and he’s not supposed to drive. That explains why he’s freaking out, because he has no idea that he nearly killed a young couple by driving his car into their home.
During his freak out he managed to knock Dr. Pierce down, leaving her unconscious for a brief moment. She’s also got a nice bruise on her cheek, but she swears she’s fine once she’s awake.
As all of the doctors prepare to go into surgery, Dr. Pierce asks Meredith if Derek call. He hasn’t.
In surgery Dr. Pierce manages to put her foot in her mouth as she goes on and on about Alzheimers and how this man’s wife should be charged with criminal negligence for what happened, and the whole time Ben is clearing his throat and trying to get her attention so she’ll stop. Why? Because Dr. Webber is in the surgery with them, Dr. Pierce’s real father, and she has no idea that he lost his wife, Adele, to Alzheimers. When he finally tells her that she profusely apologizes, but, thankfully, he doesn’t seem too offended.
Interestingly enough, Dr. Pierce’s real mom, Ellis Grey, also had Alzheimers. But for some reason, Dr. Webber doesn’t divulge that information just yet.
Down in the ER the pregnant woman seems to be doing okay, but in the middle of a sentence she falls into a violent seizure. She’s not responding to treatment, and everyone, especially Arizona, is concerned. It definitely doesn’t look good, but it’s so frustrating because she fine just seconds ago.
She finally stops seizing, but the moment she does she codes. Arizona tries repeatedly to save her life, but it’s too late, she’s gone. Everyone is devastated, but no one more than Jo who is so flustered and confused by what just happened. Amelia explains that she must have had a massive brain bleed, and that there was no saving her whether or not they found it earlier.
Now they have to save her baby. Amelia starts CPR, Jo is pumping oxygen into her dead lungs, and Arizona is suiting up to surgically remove the baby before it’s too late. It’s super intense, but there’s hope that the baby might survive.
April Is Over Being Worried About
Jackson finally confronts April about what happened earlier, and once they are alone she starts tearing her clothes off again. Somehow he manages to resist, much to her dismay, and when he finally gets her to open up she yells at him for treating her like a “delicate flower.” Apparently, she’s over being treated like someone who just lost their baby.
In other news, the other patient, the father, has survived his surgery and Meredith tells Dr. Webber that as long as he makes it through the night he’s in the clear. Of course we’re all rooting for him to do so because that baby they are about to pull out in the ER needs at least one parent.
Dr. Webber takes that opportunity to ask Meredith whether or not she ever told Dr. Pierce about Ellis’ Alzheimers and she says no, and that she doesn’t plan on it because it’s not exactly happy information. Dr. Webber doesn’t understand this because he thinks his daughter has a right to the information, but he gets interrupted by Ben before he can finish making his point to Meredith.
It turns out that Dr. Webber’s patient, the driver with Alzheimers, suddenly has his memory back. It’s not just back, it’s completely in tact, and his wife is convinced that they’ve cured him.
Amelia comes in to see him and decides to scan him to see what’s really going on in his brain. So, hopefully we’ll find out whether or not Dr. Webber can miraculously cure Alzheimers.
As the old man recites a poem to his wife and the doctors, Arizona and Bailey get the baby out. At first he’s ot breathing and everyone is silent, scared — but then Alex gets the baby breathing and he’s fine. He’s going to be fine. That’s when Jo loses it and just starts bawling over the mother’s dead body.
Later, Arizona finally confronts Callie about the kiss and wants to know how long it’s been “going on.” Callie tells her it’s really not any of her business, and Arizona tells her she’s right. It sucks to watch, but it looks like these two might really be over.
Can Dr. Webber Cure Alzheimers?
Once they scan the man they thought had Alzheimers they find that he never had it in the first place. He had a spinal fluid build up inside his brain that was putting pressure on his memory, and Amelia thinks she can fix it permanently. That is some pretty incredible news!
Unfortunately, once the man knows that he killed the pregnant woman, he doesn’t want to be fixed. He doesn’t want to know that he killed someone for the rest of his life, he wants to forget. He tells his wife to let him go, to put him in a home, and to let him go. It’s heartbreaking to watch.
Jo finally talks to Alex about her breakdown and how upset she is about the newborn baby, but he doesn’t have any comforting words for her. After she storms off, Bailey reminds him that death is scary and that’s why the residents are so obsessed with Grey’s “streak” — it gives them hope.
Callie goes to lay down on an empty stretcher where she finds Meredith — or Meredith finds her — and starts asking questions about when Arizona cheated. Callie immediately knows that something is wrong.
As April is leaving the hospital she finds Jackson waiting for her and is immediately annoyed that he’s trying to protect her. She tells him she just wants to be herself again, and he tells her she doesn’t seem like herself anymore. Finally she gets through to him, and when he realizes that she really is fine, that she’s back to herself, they pile into their car for that quickie they missed out on earlier. Hot!
When we return to Callie and Meredith, Dr. Pierce and Alex have joined them and are trying to make her feel better. They are giving her reasons as to why someone else might have answered his phone. But Meredith reminds them that he has done this before, with his ex-wife, Addison. Both Callie and Dr. Pierce shut up immediately, but Alex chimes in and reminds her what they were like when they first met — although he their face-sucking calls it “disgusting.”
Meredith Finally Gets To Talk To Derek
The conversation quickly ends when Meredith gets paged to the father, and before she leaves she tells them, “The streak is over.” When she gets to the man he’s coding, and they are desperately trying to revive him. By yet another Grey-Sloane Memorial miracle, it works. They saved him!
Somehow, Arizona and Callie get stuck with each other waiting for the elevator after all of their awkward moments. Arizona quickly blurts out that Heather, the girl Callie was kissing, is “steak knives.” Apparently, Arizona used to date “steak knives” and she’s a bit clingy. Like, crazy, matching tattoos after one month of dating crazy. They have a laugh over it, and it’s nice to see that there is chance they will be friends after all.
Finally, as he watches the driver lose his memory again, Dr. Webber tells Dr. Pierce that Ellis had Alzheimers and that it ended her career. It turns out that Dr. Pierce already knew she was genetically inclined to have Alzheimers, so she’s not too shocked by the news. In fact, it seems to bring her and Dr. Webber closer.
At home with Meredith, she’s sitting on the couch alone when someone starts shaking the handle to her front door. When she rushes to open the door it’s Derek, a very solemn looking Derek, who tells her he took the first flight home after she called and a woman answered his phone.
But did he cheat on her? We won’t find out for another week, unfortunately.
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— Lauren Cox