The dance between Owen and Amelia continued in this episode as we saw their exploration of the potential for more than a friendship between them continue alongside yet more medical interruptions. This time professional connected deeply to personal as the patient they both ended up treating was Owen’s mother.
Owen struggled to process his reaction as Richard summarized how his mother landed in the emergency room after a fall through her glass shower door. While she seemed mostly embarrassed by her fall, the dizziness Owen’s mother admitted to had Amelia recommending tests to further diagnose her condition. Owen’s concern accelerated further as he learned the emergency responder in the room, a man younger than Owen, was his mother’s boyfriend.
We heard more about that relationship as Owen’s mother nervously talked to Amelia during her tests. We also learned more about Owen’s history, including that he got his military connection from his mother who served in Vietnam and that he’s been worried about his mother being lonely since his father died 32 years ago.
After she was admitted to the hospital, Owen nervously approached his mother to discuss his concerns about her new relationship. Unfortunately the way he expressed those concerns soon put up a barrier between them and resulted in her asking her son to leave her room. Soon thereafter Owen was putting up further barriers by taking out his frustration on Amelia who approached him to talk about his mother. As she walked away we saw a chagrined expression cross Owen’s face, showing us he was perhaps aware of the mistakes he was making even as he wasn’t sure in the moment how else to handle his feelings.
A further medical crisis for Owen’s mother, whose name we learned was Evelyn, brought her son around to encouraging her happiness. We learned Owen said as much to her boyfriend while she was in surgery. And by the end of the episode we also saw Owen apologize to Amelia for his behavior as the two of them made time for each other away from the hospital.
Elsewhere in the hospital: Derek tried to make progress with Meredith regarding her concern about the status of their marriage; parallel scenes of Derek’s research lab showed us his life in D.C.; Alex asked for Meredith’s help with one of his patients while continuing to act as her confidante; Stephanie and Jo vied with each other for the most challenging cases; Ben continued to work in plastics with Jackson; and Callie and Maggie were concerned about the news Derek might share with Meredith about his time in D.C.
“When I Grow Up” – A school field trip to the hospital takes a dramatic turn when the kids witness two injured cops enter the emergency room. Meanwhile, Stephanie sets her eyes on one of the chaperones, Callie operates on the leg of the police captain and Amelia must face her feelings for Owen, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Josephine “Jo” Wilson, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards and Kelly McCreary as Margaret “Maggie” Pierce.
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“When I Grow Up” was written by Tia Napolitano and directed by Zetna Fuentes.
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'Grey's Anatomy's' Kevin McKidd on Why Owen and Amelia Make Sense Together
7:00 AM PDT 3/26/2015 by Lesley Goldberg
After more than half a season of getting used to Cristina's departure on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Owen (Kevin McKidd) appears primed to move on from his former flame. Enter Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) younger sister, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), a Private Practice transplant who has returned full-time to Seattle with her own personal baggage.
After bonding with Owen as Amelia prepped for Dr. Herman's surgery, the duo seem to have an undeniable attraction — as evidenced by their time in the on-call room.
"It's funny, you can look at Owen and Amelia from two different perspectives: They are both so damaged and have been through so much so maybe they're not so great for each other. But maybe that's the reason why they are great for each other," McKidd tells The Hollywood Reporter. "That's the kind of question we are exploring with them right now."
For Owen, the romance comes as he has struggled with letting go of Cristina (Sandra Oh) and not only accepting the idea of moving on but also possibly finding someone whose baggage is more compatible with his.
"Even though Owen has kind of let go of the ghost of Cristina, he emotionally realized that Cristina is not coming back and he made his peace with that," McKidd says. "It's not so much about the ghost of Christina being on his shoulder anymore; it's about neither of them wanting to waste time going down the wrong path with the wrong person so they want to make sure it's right."
McKidd believes Amelia's ability to confide in Owen about personal matters — her addiction, for one — helped create a friendship built on intimacy that set the stage for something more.
"This happens a lot in life: through circumstance and certain cases, we see them have each other's backs and share some intimate information about each other to one another," he says. "There's obviously a physical attraction between the two. I think the fact that they shared some really personal things with each other, that's enough of a basis for anyone to go on. That's where they are at the moment: the initial flush of, 'Let's enjoy each other. I don't know if something changed but it was more a gradual want for each other."
For Amelia, a romance with Owen comes after she opted to go to term with her late fiancée's baby knowing that her son would be born without a brain and she'd donate his organs. Owen would become her first love interest since Ryan, who overdosed.
"They are also gun shy; they've both had bad times in relationships," McKidd says. "The dynamic between Owen and Amelia is fun to play because she's such a different character than Cristina. I enjoy seeing this side of Owen when he's with Amelia —whether it will last for the long haul, I don't know. I think it could be. We'll see!"
McKidd — who still sees former leading lady Oh (Cristina) regularly — says the duo have talked about the current Grey's storyline with Owen and Amelia. "She loves the fact that Caterina is Canadian so she approves of that! [But] I think she gets a little protective [of Owen]," McKidd says with a laugh.
But for now, Amelia and Owen's biggest obstacle has been their respective careers, which has been preventing the duo from taking the next step in their budding relationship.
"They keep on wanting to consummate their affections for each other but they keep getting torn away to work," McKidd says. "It's nice for them to have fun for a change because they are quite intense people. But obviously this being Grey's Anatomy, that's going to get complicated really fast because no relationship runs smoothly. One of the complications for them will potentially be when the chips are down and times are hard, they both have got a lot of baggage."
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
NOTE: Amelia did have a love interest - "James" - after "Ryan" overdosed on Private Practice, contrary to info in the above article.
Mega Buzz: What Might Keep Owen and Amelia Apart on Grey's Anatomy?
by Liz Raftery | Mar 25, 2015 9:26 PM EDT
After weeks of dancing around their obvious attraction for each other, Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) are finally taking things to the next level on Grey's Anatomy. But, this being Grey's, don't expect the road to happiness to be smooth.
In fact, the emotional baggage that initially bonded Amelia and Owen could eventually come between them. For starters, Owen still harbors hopes of having children. "It was the thing that broke him and Cristina up, essentially. So I think he's going to honor that," McKidd tells TVGuide.com. "I think whoever he is looking at as a potential life partner, he wants to make sure that they are on board with having kids. I don't think he wants to go down that path again."
And, unfortunately, Amelia's tragic past no doubt makes the baby talk difficult. Private Practice fans will remember that when Amelia discovered that her baby would be born without a brain, she decided to give birth anyway so that she could donate his organs. "She carried this whole pregnancy with a baby that she knew was not going to live," Scorsone says. "Amelia's very private about some of her deep pain." Come on, guys, babies are supposed to bring people together!
Do you want Owen and Amelia to get together?
BY NATALIE ABRAMS • @NATALIEABRAMS
While Meredith deals with Derek’s sudden and suspiciously timed return to Seattle, another familiar face will pop back up on Grey’s Anatomy during Thursday’s episode as Owen’s (Kevin McKidd) mother (Debra Mooney) checks into Grey Sloan Memorial.
“It’s a really fun episode,” McKidd tells EW. “It’s great having Debra Mooney back. We give her a lot more to do. She turns up with a medical condition, but the real surprise is that she has got a man in tow with her that Owen did not know about. Owen’s reaction is funny and interesting.”
Her arrival may put Owen in an uncomfortable position as he’s forced to introduce Amelia to his mother much earlier than he would’ve liked. “Owen and Amelia are not a couple yet, so it’s interesting to see how that plays out between them,” McKidd says. “Amelia and Owen’s mom actually hit it off very quickly. They like each other and become fast friends. Owen is the odd man out in the whole situation.”
“It’s cool for Amelia,” Scorsone adds. “She meets his mom and she likes her immediately. She’s just a great broad and Amelia really appreciates her sense of humor. They’ve got a lot of similarities actually. It tells her a lot about who Owen is.”
But meeting Owen’s mom isn’t the only step the two will soon be taking. Though it may have been unclear from their hot and heavy on-call room sessions, the duo actually haven’t slept together yet. “It’s pager-interuptous,” McKidd jokes. “Every time we try and seal the deal, they get called away to work. There’s a lot of that pent up frustration going on, but we do see them eventually manage to, you know, cross that barrier. It takes a while. They’re so busy. It creates more heat between them too because they’re being kept apart.”
When the moment does finally happen, Scorsone says it won’t be rushed. “It won’t just be an on-call room hookup,” she says. “They definitely are starting to understand the impact and profundity of their connection. They’re not really taking it as lightly as Amelia has tended to take that step in the past. They know that this is a real connection and it should be treated as such.”
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Read the full article at the EW site HERE
16 February 2015
Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie at the Odyssey
by Ernest Kearney
In Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie the sea defines all things; the characters, their lives, their past, and their destinies.
It is the sea that convinces Chris Christopherson to abandon his young daughter to what he believes will be a better life. For in the sea's vastness all he finds is the pain of his own insignificance.
Many years later it is the sea where his estranged daughter, Anna, comes seeking her father, and discovers a deliverance from the demons of her own life. For as the sea's immensity may diminish one's life in comparison, so too may one's sins be diminished.
"Here's to the sea," proclaims Anna, and if any words spoken in the play are an expression of the author's sincerest sentiments, these are them. It was as a sailor, on the open ocean, that O'Neill first found the core of his being, and which would one day serve as the wellspring of his creativity.
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