When a bank robbery leaves three police officers severely injured, the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ staff must work together to save them. Plus, now that Derek is back, he has no choice but to work under his little sister, Amelia.
On the April 2 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) is finally ready to get back to work at Grey-Sloane Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, getting his job back isn’t as easy as it once was, and he’s forced to grovel for his sister Amelia’s (Caterina Scorsone) approval. Meanwhile, both Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) work on improving their romantic lives.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Derek Returns & Takes A Backseat To Amelia
Now that Derek is back for good, Meredith can’t seem to stop bragging about her perfect life. Her perfect husband, her perfect kids, her perfect family, and, of course, her perfect sex life. As happy as her half-sister Dr. Pierce is for her, they both agree she’s turned into one of those people they usually want to punch in the face for being so happy. Thankfully, Dr. Pierce decides to walk away from her instead.
Speaking of being happy, Owen wakes up next to Amelia and in a very sweet moment he just stares at her as she sleeps in his bed. Those two have been dancing around their romance for a while now, so it’s really nice to see they’ve finally settled into something.
Once at the hospital, Dr. Webber is introducing himself to a group full of elementary children who are visiting for the day as part of a field trip. Who knows what those poor kids will be subjected to considering all of the bizarre patients that Grey-Sloane Memorial gets every day!
Derek is back at the hospital now, too, and he’s telling Owen his schedule and how he’ll be flying back and forth from D.C. for a few weeks just to “tie up some loose ends.” Once he’s back, he wants his job back full time, and Owen delivers some bad news to him: in order to come back, he has to get his little sister, Amelia’s, approval. She’s head of neuro now!
When Amelia and Derek finally get to talk about it, she is very concerned that their personalities are destined to clash. He’s a little bit bossy, and they don’t exactly have a great history of working together, so she’s right to be nervous. Derek begs, practically pleads for the job, and she tells him she’ll let him know. This is going to be fun for her, isn’t it?
The residents are having a little fun in the elevator, and by that I don’t mean they are getting it on. Stephanie is swiping a lot of lefts on a dating app we can only assume is Tinder, and Jo is trying to help her pick someone — but it’s not exactly working. Stephanie’s a little judgmental, and she demonstrates how she got that way by calling out all of the flaws in each picture she pulls up. Yikes!
Jo tries to encourage Stephanie to be a little less picky, because after all it’s been a really long time since she went on a date. Plus, her last serious relationship was a bust after her then-boyfriend, Jackson, left her at a wedding to marry April. She’s over that now, but she definitely needs to broaden her horizon a bit, no?
A Bloody Trauma Shocks The School Children
As the day continues, Dr. Webber is introducing his group of elementary school children to each doctor one-by-one. Then he decides to take them to the emergency room, and they seem way more excited about that than hanging with Jackson and his “plastic posse.” Worst nickname ever, by the way.
Stephanie runs into one of the teachers in the hallway, a handsome man who is well dressed and concerned because he lost his students. Thankfully we know they are with Dr. Webber, but Stephanie and the doctor hit it off pretty quickly. If you look closely, you even catch her smiling real big as she leads the teacher to the emergency room where his students are. Looks like she didn’t need that dating app after all!
In the emergency room April is explaining to the kids what sort of injuries are considered trauma, and that’s when it happens — a police car pulls up and an officer carries a blood-covered man inside while calling for help. The kids watch in awe as the cop places the man down on a gurney, and it’s clear he’s been shot, possibly even multiple times. As they wheel him away he makes eye contact with a terrified little girl, and you have to wonder if they somehow know each other.
The kids are pretty freaked out, and as Dr. Webber figures out what to do with them all of the doctors are running by talking about how there is a robbery going on, that’s where the officer was shot, and they are expecting a “bloodbath.” Those poor kids.
As Owen passes by he asks for Dr. Webber’s help, so he passes the kids off to Stephanie and tells her to bring them up to see the babies. Educate! Inspire! Keep them away from the scary stuff, he tells her, and, even with the cute teacher hanging around, she doesn’t seem thrilled about it.
Back in the ER, the cop who was shot is in pretty bad shape. He’s having difficulty talking, but he’s telling them the robbers shot right through the side of his vest. While he’s being treated Callie notices the other cop is bleeding because he’s been shot in the leg, so they separate them and prepare to treat them both.
When Owen hears that the cop’s mother is there he goes to talk to her, and she tells him that both of the officers are her sons. They are brothers, and they’ve both been shot, and Owen tells the staff not to let their mother lose both her sons in one day.
The Officers & A Suspect Have Terrible Outcomes
As Callie is treating a third officer who was shot in the leg another victim is brought in, and it’s one of the suspects. The officer seems really upset when he seems him in such bad shape, and he tells Callie he needs to know how he turns out. Callie is instantly concerned about this, but she says nothing.
Upstairs where the newborn babies are, Arizona and Alex are bragging about how they operated on one of the little ones before he was even born. The kids seem a little bored, but then the little girl who watched the officer get taken away in the ER asks if he’s going to die. She’s a perceptive little one, and she mentions how he was shot in the throat, gurgling blood, and couldn’t breath. No one has an answer for her.
The officer who was shot in the throat codes while talking to his mother, and even though they are able to revive him Amelia declares him braindead almost instantly. The entire team is devastated that they lost him, especially since he was just talking about having a potluck only moments ago. So sad.
The suspect that the police officer was asking Callie about is covered in gun shot wounds, and unfortunately he doesn’t have any exit wounds which means he needs surgery immediately. He’s still unconscious, and when they pull the sheet off of him you can see he’s young — too young. Maybe still in high school even. What was that kid doing robbing a bank?
In surgery, Bailey is having trouble repairing the kids liver and it turns out he’s going to need a transplant. It doesn’t look good for him at all.
In order to keep the children occupied, Alex is showing them old x-rays of bizarre cases — like a skull with a huge nail lodged in it. They are totally impressed, and it’s nice to see someone other than the dying cop caught their attention. However, Stephanie has the teacher’s attention as they hang out behind the group of kids and chat each other up. Cute!
Finally one of the female teachers comes in and tells the kids their bus is back, so they can leave. The kids are bummed, and so is the teacher who was flirting with Stephanie.
Because of the trauma, Amelia gave Derek an aneurysm patient that is nothing compared to what she’s dealing with in the operating room. He wasn’t thrilled at first but he took it to prove a point. Hey, at least he’s trying.
There’s more bad news for the mother of the two cops though. Her other son suffered a stroke during surgery and is also brain dead, just like his brother. It’s a horrifying turn out for these two heroes and their mother, who is devastated by the news.
Even worse, the kid who is a suspect in the robbery apparently has no family. Bailey can’t imagine not helping him, and she knows he’s going to die on the operating table if he doesn’t get a liver soon. Overall, Grey-Sloane is not having a very successful day.
Bailey Thinks She Can Save The Teenager
Bailey finds out that one of the cops that is now brain dead is a perfect match for the suspect, and when she tells Meredith this it’s no surprise that her co-worker is baffled. Meredith is having trouble accepting the fact that she has to ask the mother of the two cops to donate one of their livers to someone who may have contributed to his their deaths.
Finally, Meredith sits down and has a one-on-one conversation with the mother in a quiet room about whether or not she knew if her sons wanted to be organ donors. The mother tells Meredith that they were always helping people, and that she would definitely sign off on it for them. Unfortunately, Bailey picks this time to interrupt the meeting and ask about giving one of the livers to the 15-year-old. The mother is interested at first, but when she asks what happened to the boy and Bailey tells her who he is, the mother shuts down the idea immediately.
Meredith storms out of the room when the conversation is over and even after Bailey apologizes she reminds her that she just screwed dozens of transplant patients out of good, live organs.
Stephanie and the teacher are saying their goodbyes when they find out the over curious little girl, Julie, has gone missing. Inside the hospital they search for her, but Stephanie uses that time to tell Jo about the hot teacher. Then she starts picking him apart, and Jo finally manages to snap some sense to her — she’s gotta just let it happen. So she does!
While talking to the officer who was shot in the leg, he once again asks Callie about the young patient who is a suspect in the shooting. Callie gets defensive because she thinks he’s trying to settle a score and make sure the kid died, but it’s actually the complete opposite. It turns out that he knew the kid, that the officers who were brothers knew the kid, and that they tried knocking sense into him in the past. He had been arrested and put into the foster care system, and they were hoping he would eventually decide to turn his life around.
Amelia Reveals How She Really Feels About Owen
Once Meredith realizes what he’s saying, he has the officer talk to the mother — and it’s clear she thinks there is a chance to convince her to donate her sons liver to the boy. So, he does just that.
Believe it or not, it’s Derek who finds the missing girl, Julie, sitting in the observe deck overlooking the operating room. He explains to her why Meredith is taking the man’s parts out, and she’s so impressed she tells him she wants him to be a doctor just like his wife.
Before the episode ends, Callie shows the officer who survived how to use his crutches. Then he tells her that if it were any other day, he would ask her to have dinner with him. She’s a bit flabbergasted, but she’s also flattered, so she tells him to come back for a follow up in 10 days — giving him a second chance to ask her out on another day. Aw!
And, speaking of asking people out, Stephanie tracks down the hot teacher before he leaves the hospital so that she can ask him out. Finally! He’s totally into it, but when she asks him what he’s doing Friday he tells her he has junior prom. That’s right, he’s only 17 years old! Whoops!
At the very end of the episode, Derek and Amelia have a heart-to-heart about his return. He tells her he doesn’t want to miss out on his children growing up, his marriage, his life there in Seattle. She’s impressed, and she takes his words very seriously. That’s when she decides to tell him that she thinks she’s falling in love with Owen, and that she’s terrified of it.
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— Lauren Cox