Derek Plays Peacekeeper Between Meredith, Maggie And Richard
We all know that family means everything to Derek (Patrick Dempsey), and he isn’t about to give up on trying to get Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) to make a connection with her half sister Maggie (Kelly McCreary).
Dr. Shepherd suggests that his wife should invite her half sister, Maggie over for dinner “because that’s what families do.” Not only does Dr. Shepard ask Maggie to come over for some pot roast, but he goes one step further and invites Dr. Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), knowing all well he’s Maggie’s dad.
That didn’t go over well with Meredith. “Why did you invite him? She doesn’t want him here!” But Derek being Derek soothed the situation over and got Meredith on board, but he had to be the one to break the invite to Maggie.
Meredith and Dr.Webber both come to the conclusion that this dinner is happening whether they want it or not, mainly because Derek forced them to it. Looks like Dr. Webber is bringing dessert!
April Kepner Has Some Serious Mommy Issues
April (Sarah Drew) received a loving visit from her overbearing mother this week. Right off the bat, April has a short fuse with her mother, but Jackson (Jesse Williams) steps in to defuse the bomb between mother and daughter. He opts to take his mother-in-law shopping for a baby registry, while April goes to work.
By the time April gets home, their entire place is taken over by baby products and an old crib that has been passed down from her family. She is beyond miserable that her mother is being so intrusive and freaks out. Jackson tries to calm the storm yet again and admits that he was the one that asked for the help. Aww, Avery is a nervous father-to-be.
All ends well between April and her mother when Kepner realizes she does in fact need mommy dearest and wants to be able to call her for help when necessary.
Jo Connects With A Young Homeless Patient
Every now and then, we get a glimpse into the personal troubles Jo (Camilla Luddington) has in her life.
When a carjacking victim comes into the hospital, we start to find out that the patient was homeless and living in her car. This hits home for Jo, who also spent years of her high school life living in her car.
The patient is also a military veteran who served years overseas, but the last thing she wants is pity from Dr. Hunt (Kevin McKidd) even if he, too, is a veteran. But he doesn’t back down. “You have to get up on your own feet,” he says. “That is how you serve.”
Yet another reason why we love Owen — he’s a fighter.
Arizona Gets Another Chance To Prove Herself
If anyone is struggling at the hospital, it’s Arizona. Her new fellowship is anything but easy — mentally, physically and emotionally.
Her boss, Dr. Nicole Herman (Geena Davis) is one tough cookie. She is hard-as-nails on Arizona and chews her apart any chance she gets. During an intricate surgery, Dr. Herman tries to instill a hard lesson in Arizona that what they do is a “privilege.”
“You know what it feels like to touch a baby before it’s born? Privilege…a privilege.”
At one point Arizona is getting so ripped apart by Dr. Herman that Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) has to diffuse the situation. It’s honestly hard to see perky Arizona get degraded so much.
Just when Arizona is about to give Dr. Herman a piece of her mind, she finds out that her boss will be dead in six months. Talk about bombshell.
Now Arizona is faced with even tougher decisions. Does she tell Chief Hunt about the brain tumor quickly killing her boss or does she turn a blind eye and continue to learn under Dr. Herman?
Dr. Webber Opens Up To Maggie
While Derek and Meredith are getting down in a hot steamy shower rendezvous, Richard arrives and is left knocking on the front porch door. That is until Maggie strolls up and they are both trying to make awkward small talk. After blurting out he’s an alcoholic, Richard cuts to the chase about his regret,s just as Maggie is about to leave.
“Look I screwed up. I’m sorry,” he confesses. “Most parents mess up a lot.”
But that isn’t what she wants to hear and she winds up leaving him to his speechless at the Shepherd household alone — dessert and all. Seriously, can’t she just move past this?
What do you think HollywoodLifers – will Meredith and Maggie get another chance to develop a relationship? Will Arizona break under pressure and tell Chief hunt about the brain tumor? Let us know.
— Brittany King