Grey's Anatomy Recap: All Fired Up
By Andy Patrick / November 19 2015, 6:05 PM PST
The wildfire raging near Grey Sloan wasn’t the only thing blazing in the fall finale of Grey’s Anatomy — tempers were so hot around the hospital that the docs were lucky they didn’t set off the sprinklers. Which clashes got the most heated? Read on and find out!
HOT UNDER THE COLLAR | As “Things We Lost in the Fire” began, we still didn’t know the reason that Owen loathes Nathan. (Although at least I had learned that Riggs is McKiwi, not McAussie. Apologies — my bad!) Alex suggested that when two guys hate each other as much as Owen and Nathan do, “it’s usually about a chick” — maybe April? Nah. Arizona wondered whether the men had actually had a wartime affair themselves. What was the actual truth? Little by little, we inched closer to it, starting when injured firefighters began arriving at Grey Sloan — including Owen’s mom Evelyn’s young boyfriend, John.
First, Nathan infuriated Mer by pulling a spike out of John’s chest when she wanted to wait for Maggie. Then, Riggs ticked off Owen by refusing to step away from the operating table while trying to save John’s life. In turn, Owen hurt Amelia by continuing to shut her out. All he’d allow was that he didn’t want Nathan anywhere near his family. (She actually got better intel from Isaac.) When things went south in the OR, Nathan and Mer blamed each other. But thankfully, a shot of adrenaline kept John’s heart pumping.
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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | November 18, 2015 11:00am PT | by Lesley Goldberg
'Grey's Anatomy': What's Owen Hiding?
Kevin McKidd talks with THR about what to expect from Thursday's midseason finale.Hell hath no fury like a doctor with a bone to pick.
On ABC's Grey's Anatomy, typically calm, cool and collected doc Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) has become anything but now that a ghost from his past has resurfaced at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
To say there's a wedge between Dr. Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson) and Owen would be an understatement. Owen has had it out for Riggs since the latter first arrived — with a patient to visit April (Sarah Drew) — and has accused Bailey (Chandra Wilson) of putting the hospital at risk by hiring a total stranger and failing to do a thorough background check.
But the bigger question remains: Why does Owen have such a deep-rooted hatred for Riggs? His disgust with the new doc is so intense that even Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has shunned Riggs based only on longtime friend Owen's word.
So what's behind all the animosity? Part of that mystery will be revealed during Thursday's midseason finale, when yet another person from Owen's past returns to the Seattle hospital, adding fuel to Owen's fire. (Previews have shown Owen again losing his cool and punching Riggs in the face.) THR turned to McKidd to get the scoop on what to expect from the episode.
Owen has a secret and it's weighing on him to the point where it appears his PTSD is coming back. How will he attempt to control his feelings?
He's struggling to control his feelings right now. Whatever it is, it's really igniting Owen in a big way and a way we haven't seen in quite a few years. It's fun to play that again. He's been a very controlled chief for the hospital for the past four or five seasons so it's nice to see that fiery side of Owen come back. He doesn't cope particularly well. One of the things I love about Owen is that he makes messy choices and doesn't deal with big emotions particularly well. He's very male in that sense. And it climbs up to the point where he acts out. It's interesting to see how badly he is doing right now. (Laughs.) I feel for him! There's obviously something really deep at the core that happened between Owen and Riggs.
There's a history between Owen and Nathan. How surprising will what caused their rift be?
It will be surprising. I was surprised when I found out what it is. Some of the story points are still being hammered out. It illuminates more of Owen's backstory and where he's from and what his psychological make-up is that helped him become the person he is today. It's cool to play some conflict between male characters, and we haven't had that for a while. It's been very female-centric for a long time — as it should be — but it's nice to see two men really clash in a bit of life-and-death heated kind of way.
Someone from Owen's past is returning in this episode. What can you say about who that is? How will their arrival help flesh out what's going on between Owen and Nathan?
It's someone Owen loves deeply. There are a few more pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that get put in place when that person shows up. You start to get a sense of what might have happened, but the midseason finale definitely poses more questions than answers. You get a few tidbits but it leads to more questions and you'll have to wait until next year to find out.
Owen won't even tell Amelia what's going on with him. Why is he keeping her in the dark?
They're very connected and he has shared a lot with her — and she has shared a lot with him — but this thing is so unusual and so dark for Owen that he can't tell anybody about right now. He doesn't know which way is up and he's not doing very well in that department. He's not giving Amelia the trust that she deserves. She wants him to lean on her but he doesn't want to do it. Owen isn't acting in his right mind and isn't being true to the relationship. But hopefully they'll get through it. It's definitely a roadblock for them and will cause problems for them. But at the end of the day, Owen will eventually look up to her.
Riggs is attempting to buddy up to both Meredith and Maggie (Kelly McCreary). Is he targeting them for a reason?
He's looking for allies at this point — as anybody would in his position. He made his bed and he wants to be in this place and got this job and everybody in the hospital is family at this point. So for Owen to say, "I hate this guy; nobody trust this guy," that's tough for Nathan to come back from. He's looking for any support he can, which is a very human instinct in a situation like this. I don't blame him but I wish him luck! Martin is doing a fantastic job. It's tricky for both of us because we have to play this tension and conflict before they told us what the reasons for it was. We had to just have faith in Shonda Rhimes and the Grey's writers. It's pretty cool for an actor to have to play conflict from a past issue that you don't know the the nature of yet. It's like a trust exercise.
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
*SMALL SPOILERS* - "Things We Lost In The Fire" 12x08
From TVJunkies.com interview with Kelly McCreary who plays Maggie on Grey's Anatomy.
Read full interview here: http://www.thetvjunkies.com/greys-anatomys-kelly-mccreary-interview/
Guest star William Leon from last week's "Something Against You" 12x07 episode, shared some Grey's Anatomy BTS photos via Facebook. William played the teenager who swallowed a flashing red light. Originally this storyline was filmed for ep 12x03 but later was moved to 12x07.
We've posted a few photos below of William with Kevin McKidd (Dr. Owen Hunt), Justin Chambers (Dr. Alex Karev), Joe Dinicol (Dr. Mitchell Spencer) & 12x03 director Rob Corn. View William's full photo album on Facebook. You can catch a glimpse of Kevin in a few of the other photos. Thanks for sharing William!
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OWEN IS FORCED TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS PAST
“Things We Lost In the Fire” – As the rumor mill around the hospital continues to spiral out of control, Grey Sloan Memorial is flooded with injured firefighters from a nearby wildfire. Maggie struggles to keep things with Andrew professional at work; meanwhile, Jo questions Alex’s priorities on the winter finale of “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, November 19 (8:00–9:00 p.m., ET)on the ABC Television Network.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, 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 Jo Wilson, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce and Jason George as Ben Warren.
“Grey’s Anatomy” was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder”). Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”), Rob Corn (“Chicago Hope”), William Harper, Stacy McKee, Zoanne Clack and Debbie Allen are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is produced by ABC Studios.
“Things We Lost in the Fire” was written by Tia Napolitano and directed by Rob Corn.
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