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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Adele’s Fate Is Revealed After Bailey’s Wedding

Fri, January 11, 2013 2:40am EDT by 7 Comments
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Spoiler alert: Stop reading if you haven’t seen this week’s game-changing ‘Greys.’

After Bailey (Chandra Wilson) didn’t show up to her wedding to Ben (Jason George), everyone was left anxiously awaiting her arrival on the Jan. 10 episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Thankfully, Ben was notified that Bailey didn’t get a case cold feet. Instead, she went into emergency surgery after the Chief’s (James Pickens Jr.) wife Adele (Loretta Devine) was admitted to the hospital.

Instead of canceling the wedding, Ben postponed the ceremony until Bailey was finished with Adele’s surgery. While waiting for Bailey to return, some of the doctors ditched their wedding attire for scrubs and headed back to the hospital to help with a serious accident involving a motorcycle gang.

Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) chose to kill time by getting a hotel room to spice things up for the first time since Arizona’s leg amputation. Although it was Arizona’s idea to get the room, she later chickened out because she was still self-conscious about her leg.

Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) also decided to stay at the hotel and spent their time at the bar flirting and swapping stories. Their bonding continued when the tipsy duo decided impersonate someone else to snag a free hotel rom.

In an attempt to distract themselves from each other, April (Sarah Drew) and Avery (Jesse Williams) focused on (overly) flirting with Shane (Gaius Charles) and Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton). Shane refused April’s advances, Stephanie did not refuse Avery’s and the pair ended up hooking up.

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) rushed back to the hospital to assist Bailey with Adele’s surgery. When the doctors seemed to have run out of options, Chief intervened and was able to save Adele’s life with his suggestion.

After an unexpected hook up, Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) were forced to reevaluate their plans to divorce. As usual, they left things a little more than confusing. Although Owen advised they still get divorced and Cristina signed the papers, the on-again off-again couple ended their conversation by kissing.

Since Bailey’s surgery was a success, the doctors returned to the wedding to watch Bailey and Ben exchange vows. Chief even showed up at the reception to support Bailey, but unfortunately it came at a price. Although the surgery seemed to be successful, Adele died a few hours later after a heart attack.

Were you shocked by the tragic twist? Drop a comment below with your reaction to Adele’s death.

— Jenny Pickard

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