One of the hospital’s very own finds himself in a new position of power after a sudden turn of events.
After Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Cristina (Sandra Oh), Callie (Sara Ramirez), Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) quit Seattle Grace Mercy West, the hospital was full of chaos in the Feb. 21 episode of Grey’s Anatomy. But much to everyone’s surprise, Pegasus still wanted to buy the hospital — now for a very different reason.
Although the departing docs had quite a bundle of money after the lawsuit, it still wasn’t enough for them to purchase the hospital by themselves, so the group went on a mission to find a wealthy investor to help them. They scored a meeting with the top executive of a company called Crest Capital, but were disappointed when their meeting was with some powerless junior executives.
Avery’s (Jesse Williams) mom Catherine (Debbie Allen) arrived at the hospital to convince Avery to move to Boston to help her with the Harper-Avery Foundation, but Avery was not a fan of the idea.
Eventually, Meredith, Cristina, Callie, Arizona, and Derek landed a meeting with higher executives and finally the head of the company. Although the exec thought the doctors had good medical background, he denied their proposal because they had no administrative support on their team. But luckily for the doctors, they knew just the man they needed: the Chief.
Back at the hospital, Heather (Tina Majorino) overheard Alanna (Constance Zimmer) say that the real reason Pegasus is buying the hospital is to sell it for parts. The news spread like wildfire throughout the hospital, adding more pressure to the doctors who were trying to buy SGMW. During surgery, April (Sarah Drew) confronted Owen (Kevin McKidd) about the rumor, which was a complete surprise to him.
After learning the real reason Pegasus was buying the hospital, Owen got into an argument with Cristina, blaming her for quitting. In her defense, Cristina finally revealed to Owen that the doctors were going to buy the hospital.
After Meredith convinced the Chief to join the team, the doctors went back to Crest Capital. Pressed for time, the exec agreed to talk with Derek and the Chief in a helicopter the way to the airport. Cristina, Meredith, Callie, and Arizona met them at the airport and anxiously awaited the decision.
After finding out the doctors’ real plan, Owen interrupted Pegasus’ final meeting to announce he had another buyer. They agreed to postpone the meeting for another day, but unfortunately, the exec had denied the doctors once again.
But God smiled on Seattle Grace Mercy West yet again. A new buyer came from out of left field: the Harper-Avery Foundation! Catherine agreed to buy Seattle Grace Mercy West as the newest Harper-Avery Foundation branch — leaving Avery in charge of the entire hospital.
— Jenny Pickard
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