Fans got bonus information about Owen’s time in the field when Meredith initiated a conversation with Nathan that got us more of the story on Megan, Owen’s sister. We learned that the guilt still ran high for Nathan when he shared a few details about what happened to Megan. Turned out, he and Megan argued over transporting a critically injured patient in the field. Megan’s decision to stick by her patient backfired for all involved when their helicopter vanished in the field and she was presumed dead.
But given that this was an episode all about how you get as many new starts in life as you need to get it right, we also got touch-points to others’ baggage and how they might be able to get past it with just a little shift in perspective.
The medical cases were, as usual, the professional angst around which the personal angst of Grey Sloan Memorial’s surgeons pivoted this week. Front and center was the continuing drama between Meredith and Amelia, showing us that Derek Shepherd – the much-missed husband, brother, and surgeon - still figured in their story, which we already knew. (Though I was still grateful to see both Derek and Cristina in flashbacks from way back in Season 1.) The first patient Meredith and Derek treated together returned with a very complicated aneurysm and a bit of a smart mouth, which brought up insecurities for both Meredith and Amelia.
Speaking of rollercoasters, I’m probably not the only Owen fan who wondered what the writers might have up their collective sleeve with leaving themselves the out of a helicopter gone missing as the supposed endpoint of Megan Hunt’s story.
Elsewhere in the hospital: April and Jackson tried to move forward with their lives post-divorce; Alex and Jo agreed to revisit the topic of marriage in the future; Meredith and Nathan treated a cancer survivor who lost touch with her family; Arizona thanked Richard for helping her figure out how to date again; Alex assured April she should tell Jackson she’s pregnant before he figured it out for himself as Alex did; Stephanie begged the universe for a complicated surgery; Callie empathized with April over her divorce; and Richard accepted Maggie and Andrew were dating.