This was an hour's worth of point, counterpoint as we saw Owen and Amelia process the imminent return of his sister Megan, who had been held hostage in Iraq for the last ten years while everyone else was at the hospital evacuating patients and trying to find Stephanie and her injured pediatric patient / fellow hostage. Miranda was tested in the extreme as she had to determine what kind of Chief of Surgery she wanted to be - one that followed hospital emergency protocol or one who could throw that protocol out the window to save lives in risky ways. Guess which approach she took?
Jackson, feeling immense guilt over Stephanie's disappearance, pulled one of his old tricks and walked back into the burning hospital in search of his coworker and former girlfriend. Meredith, whose name is on the now burning hospital after all, joined the rescue endeavors even though she was on a personal mission to find Nathan and deliver fateful news to him about Megan's return. Stephanie was a trooper throughout this episode as she worked diligently to keep her own self together while saving the life of the little girl with whom she'd been taken hostage. And, to the delight of some Richard Webber diehard fans, we saw Eliza struggle to keep up.
Meanwhile, back in Owen's skewed version of reality, Amelia broke the news to him about the explosion at the hospital. He got momentarily sidetracked, slipping into Chief of Trauma Surgery mode until Amelia brought him back to it being really okay to focus on his own concerns at the moment as his sister was soon to arrive at a nearby Army hospital. He foggily agreed to her plan while she instructed the babysitter how to tend to Meredith's kids until she could return from work.
It seemed like Trauma Team had it all wired up though, as April took on the duty of organizing the patient evacuation, treatment of those injured due to the fire, while also assigning duties to hospital staff amidst the smoke and ash falling from the hospital. It also gave her an opportunity to interact with Maggie around Jackson's tendency to run into things on fire to rescue people. Oh, and just to prove how good she was at multitasking, April also took the time to tell Maggie she'd noticed that aybe Maggie and Jackson had feelings for each other and urged them to make a go of it. And off Maggie's gobsmacked expression, cue the Japril fans' gasps of despair!