“When you are a kid, you always want things to stay the same, the same teacher, same house, same friends. Being a Surgeon is no different, you get used to the same attendings, same scrub nurses, same hospital…Of course, that all changes, the minute fifth-year comes around and you have to find a new job…it’s one of those things people say, you can’t move on until you have left go of the past, letting go is the easy part, it’s the moving on that is painful, so sometimes we fight it, try and keep things the same, things can’t stay the same though, at some point you just have to let go, move on! Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow” Meredith Grey (Episode Narrative).
This episode was centered around the ‘fifth-years’, their job interviews, and a really traumatized patient. The patient was supposedly a hiker that fell and was badly injured. Soon after she got to the hospital, Meredith noticed the scars on her body and she realized that the patient wasn’t hiking, but she had been running from someone. From her scans Teddy saw signs that show that the girl had been tortured. Apparently, She was kidnapped when she was 6 years old and the Kidnapper lived 5 miles from her parent’s house, but they didn’t find her until now (12 years later). It was sad to watch that some people have actually been through what the patient had been through-kidnapped, raped, tortured, and isolated from everyone at such a young age. There was work to be done on the patient by almost every department in the hospital. The patient formed a bond with Meredith (the psychiatrist wasn’t so happy about this) and she needed her approval for everything, everyone around her seemed like a stranger and whenever she was asked a question, she turned to Meredith before answering.
The doctors were freaked out by this case; Owen had to deal with a lot of administrative stuff around the hospital as the press gathered to feed on the story of the patient, Cristina was also there to encourage him and he looked like he needed her approval for everything. It was so hard to contain what the patient had gone through, especially for Bailey…she knew the story of how the patient had gone missing and she never stopped thinking about it. She even had a panic attack at the daycare when her son was missing. She turned the place upside down and even started crying, but it wasn’t the kidnapper (Thank Goodness), Tucker (her son) had a nosebleed and a nurse had taken him outside to get it treated. Derek and Mark witnessed the whole thing and they realized the intensity of the situation. Every parent’s worst nightmare is for their child to go missing right under their nose.
Cristina was quite the catch for the recruiters, she got offers from the best places more than everyone else and there was a basket of goodies from each one of them to convince her to work for them. Teddy doesn’t want her to leave and she tells Owen to make her stay (she didn’t get the memo about the break up o_o), but Owen yelled at her and made it clear to Teddy that she wasn’t in a position to talk to him about such matters. However, Cristina seemed to be determined to leave Seattle, but Meredith? Not so much, she’s loving the way things are right now so she is not eager to leave. She even tried to avoid the interview Bailey had set up for her, but at the end of the day she went. Dear writers, she is not really leaving right? Because there can’t be Grey’s Anatomy without Meredith Grey! #justsaying
As for the other fifth years, April’s interview didn’t go so well. She did all the talking and she was very confident about her resume. Sometimes it’s not all about what you have done, but who you are! At the end of the day, personality goes a long way! April rants to her colleagues about the situation, but Alex’s situation is even worse as he hasn’t been getting calls from the big places like others. Arizona didn’t want him to leave so she had been messing with his recommendations and referring him to smaller hospitals in places like Toledo,
Canada…Ohio! haha! LOL!
No matter how far he runs or how hard he tries, Jackson Avery can’t seem to get away from his name or his family’s achievement. His Mentor, Mark had gotten him an interview, but they seem to be interested in his family rather than what he had to offer as a surgeon. Poor baby. :( Speaking of sad, I feel really bad for Webber, his sick wife barely remembers him and she is seeing someone else! Wow…Life!!
This was a really great episode filled with a lot of emotions; sadness, laughter, anger, anxiety, and fear. It was a great episode!!! <;3
Omg! the next episode promises to be even better!!! so excited, we are going to see some action! hint: Lexie and Mark? Kepner and Avery! Finally! What happens after the boards?!
Here’s the preview for the next episode!
“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thurs. at 9/8c on ABC.