Grey’s Anatomy Recap: Season 17, Episode 6 – “No Time for Despair”


Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s winter finale Grey’s Anatomy. If you prefer to watch first, read later, rub now.

Early thursday Grey’s Anatomy mid-season finale, it looked like Meredith was well and truly out of the woods. As Maggie told Winston, her sister wasn’t just awake, “she even laughed. But, of course, on this ABC drama, appearances can be (and usually are) deceive. So at the end of the hour, Mer had… well, read on; we’ll get there, and on our way, review Owen’s reaction to Teddy’s difficult confession, the big shock that comes to Maggie, and the blast of the past that causes DeLuca to play a dangerous game of chase.

“WHO GAPPED YOU WITH A HAPPY STICK?” | As “No Time for Despair” began, Maggie was taken aback when Winston joked that he just wasn’t cut out for a long-distance relationship and abruptly ended their call. (Are hangups becoming his thing?) Still, nothing could choke his spirits now that Mer had woken up. The news even boosted Tom’s morale, who was basing his chances of recovery on Grey’s. If she wanted to make it happen, he snapped, “maybe I won’t die alone and be forgotten.” Nearby, Jo tried to broach the subject of his career change with Richard, but he had much bigger fish to fry: Due to the pandemic, Seattle Pres had reached full capacity, which meant that Gray Sloan was on the verge of double the expected number of inbound patients. . Despite this, he encouraged Bailey to go home and mourn her mother. But just as he hadn’t been able to leave the hospital when he needed to, Miranda couldn’t abandon ship either. Really, Teddy was the doctor who seemed to need to breathe the most. After barking at Webber that “taking a break won’t save anyone, and I have nowhere to go, anyway,” he called her. [bleep]. His situation with Owen, he said, “it’s on you, and you know it’s on you. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she needed to take stock to make sure she had repeated the destructive pattern that had caused her life to blow up for the last time.

“THE COAST IS CLEAR HERE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF SATAN” | Meanwhile, the hospital braced for the arrival of Bob, the sub-human who abducted two girls on Thursday. Station 19 (read the full recap here). First, the teens were moved to another floor, then Jackson apologized; he didn’t want to be near the pig. When Bob arrived he was as vile as advertised, insisting that the girls had broken into his house and set it on fire. Pull on the other, wipe off. In the emergency room, Bob quickly realized that Owen believed the girls, not his patient. Still, he would keep Bob alive if only to spend the rest of his life behind bars. “You are the devil’s barbecue,” said Hunt, “so get used to the smell of burnt flesh. After Bob passed out, apparently having had a stroke, he was spotted by – dun dun DUNNN! – Opal, whose sex trafficker Cindy Erin had finally escaped. (Hey I didn’t say the familiar face that came back was who we’d be happy to see.) Opal had made a mistake in the hospital by pretending to be the victim of a mugging and now… well, do what bad guys usually do: hide. At the same time, Jackson assured young Jada that he was going to release her mother from custody (where she landed after an altercation at Bob’s house), and Maggie sympathized with Shanice’s mother, who was amazed. that after all this, she “I still have to get up in the morning and go to work as if nothing had happened, because hey, she still needed to pay the rent … after the kidnapping of her child … during a pandemic.

“GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PLAGUE!” “ | After the patient who shared his room died, a shaken Koracick crept into Mer’s room for a visit. “I just wanted to see for myself that it’s possible to beat this stuff,” he told her before admitting, “I really wanted to be in a room where no one dies… because everyone is doing it. to die. As the incredibly sweet scene continued, they held hands. “I won’t say if you don’t,” Mer said, the familiar twinkle in her eye. Later, the two even laughed as they proclaimed that neurosurgeons were the best lovers of all surgeons. “Okay, it’s been very nice to have you stopped,” she joked. Outside the hospital, Amelia admitted to Maggie that by operating on Bob with Owen, she could easily have killed him, but she didn’t because she had taken the oath. Yet what he had done was a scandal. In response, Maggie stated that the real the outrage was “the monsters who brought us here … the many reasons black girls are more vulnerable in the first place and rarely seen as victims.” Hell, Maggie continued, “Now there’s a plague that’s killing black people at a rate that should everyone outraged. If COVID was killing whites at the rate it kills blacks, you better believe everyone would wear masks because that would be the fucking law. Way to bring thunder, Maggie!

grays-anatomy-recap-season-17-episode-6-no time for despair“YOU ARE SUPERHUMAN… YOU KNOW THAT, NO? | When Bailey admitted that she couldn’t quite bring herself to put a patient in the room her mother had died in, DeLuca encouraged her to take a break. “Even superhumans need more than a minute to mourn the loss of the person who made them who they are,” he said. A little later, after Gray Sloan managed to transfer 27 patients in less than five hours, she told DeLuca that she took his advice and screamed into a pillow. Now she just needed to know what to do about a memorial service. She was ecstatic with DeLuca’s pride, however, when he said he had to leave for his meds and rest. And who should he spot on his way out? Opal. Carina was right there too, so she volunteered to drive when he insisted on prosecuting the sex trafficker himself. I have a bad feeling about how this is going to end for Andrew. At Mer’s, Maggie woke up to a whole bunch of missed calls from Winston and… oh! Him at his door with a bouquet of flowers. “I told you the long distance thing wasn’t working for me,” he said. (As romantic as the moment is, immediately embraced a good idea? Uh …)

grays-anatomy-recap-season-17-episode-6-no time for despair“WE NAMED OUR DAUGHTER AFTER A LIE” | Back in Gray Sloan, Owen softens to Teddy, leading him to confess that his old friend Allison didn’t have fair been an old friend. “It’s the only secret I kept from you before Tom,” Altman said, “and I know it’s related. She was going to try to figure it out and herself, and… Oh-oh. Owen was laughing hysterically. He had wondered when she had turned into someone who could cheat on him on their wedding day. “It turns out you haven’t changed,” he says. “I never really knew you. Inside the hospital, Mer heard a code blue in the room across from hers, so she got out of bed and began to perform CPR on the patient. Then, just as Gray stabilized the patient, the doctor collapsed into Taryn’s arms. (Not like Helm had imagined, that’s for sure.) Soon after, Richard consulted Teddy and Amelia. Despite the Mer rally, his “lungs are at a breaking point,” Altman said. So Webber called to put her on a vent – a procedure so nightmarish to watch that it should convince even the biggest skeptic to wear their damn mask already. So what did you think of the midseason finale? Rate it in the poll below, then click on the comments with your reviews.


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