‘Grey’s Anatomy’ returned from hiatus last night, but the long break didn’t help mend any relationships. It seems that almost every couple has flatlined, including Karev and Jo. I think these two should just make it work already!
I have to admit, I am on the verge of breaking up with Grey’s Anatomy. After all, that’s what everyone at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital seems to be doing! I’ve been a fan of the medical drama since it premiered in 2005 and have watched every single episode for the past 10 seasons, but it’s about time someone calls in a medic to mend these couples! Keep reading for a status update on Karev (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington).
Karev And Jo Should Seal The Deal
Karev is my favorite character on Grey’s Anatomy. He’s had his fair share of problems over the years, but I feel for him — he’s likable, easy on the eyes and he has a soft spot for kids. That’s why I was rooting for him and Jo, who happens to be my favorite, of the newest crop of interns. Their budding romance was somewhat reminiscent of Mer and Der’s intern-surgeon relationship, and it was nice to see Karev help Jo through the hospital, while she helped him enjoy his hectic life.
So why did Jo have to cut the cord last night? Yes, it was a bit out of left field when Karev introduced Jo as his fiancé to his father’s (James Remar) ex-wife, but he only gave her such a prominent title because he loves her! She’s been his source of comfort in the midst of his now-deceased biological father’s trauma, and she should have been there for him. Instead, she told him that she’s not ready for marriage and went on a rampage, breaking the glass on a vending machine. I hope Karev thinks tough chicks are hot.
In Jo’s defense, she might just have pre-wedding jitters, given the fact that she didn’t know she was headed toward a wedding. Hopefully, next week’s episode will bring the couple back together, now that they have a big problem to tackle — will they break up or try to make things work?
While I’m willing to give Karev and Jo another chance, they only get a free pass because they’re relatively new in the world of romance, but when Avery (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew) are the strongest couple in Seattle, you know there’s a problem, considering he just proclaimed his love for her, while she was at the altar — and not with him.
I have to say, it’s pretty insensitive that wedding-ruiner Jackson and runaway bride Kepner have already run off with each other to Tahoe to tie the knot, on the eve of April’s nuptials to paramedic Matthew (Justin Bruening). That being said, I like them together and I’m ultimately glad that Kepner chose Jackson. If they can bring some ‘lovey dovey’ positivity to Grey’s Anatomy, I’m all in , even though I do feel bad for intern Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) who got dumped “near the altar.”
Next case: Mer and Der. When will they stop fighting? At this point, it seems like never. Now that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has rekindled her friendship with best bud, Cristina (Sandra Oh), she had to go pick a fight with someone else and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) happened to be the lucky victim.
Thankfully, due to a flash forward, we see that Calzona (Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw) is headed toward suburban happiness, but this week’s lovers’ quarrel has got to be the last of their countless arguments. I love this powerful, female couple and I think it’s time they stop fighting so they can focus their energy on their immense love for each other — and their daughter. They’ve already been through so much together and whether they want to admit it or not, they’re always happier together.
I can’t forget to mention Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) tiff with Ben (Jason George) or Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Shane (Gaius Charles) who truly made last night’s episode a full-blown brawl.
Next Week Gets McSteamy
I am crossing my fingers for many rekindled romances in the next episode. If any group can fix a bunch of broken hearts, it would be a bunch of MD’s, even if they do have a lot of personal ailments. Plus, did anyone else catch the steamy hookups teased in next week’s promo? It looks like Grey’s Anatomy might be getting back to a healthy diagnosis!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Was last night’s Grey’s Anatomy midseason premiere too depressing or was it realistic of real-life couples?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister