Will tonight mark the end of JApril and the official beginning of Owmelia? Get a sneak peek of Grey’s Anatomy‘s finale episode “You’re My Home”, airing at 8:00pm ET|PT on ABC.
In last week’s Grey’s Anatomy (“Time Stops”) Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) returned to Grey-Sloane Memorial after a year away, and she was just in time for a couple new developments. It was the first day for the new surgical residents (chicks and ducks) and Chief (James Pickens Jr.) gave his (now) familiar speech as our fave doctors looked on. (*SIDENOTE* I think we all reflected back to that first episode of Grey’s and seeing Mer, Karev, Christina, George, and Izzy stepping foot into Seattle Grace for the first time.)
Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) got her own three interns and they were clearly overwhelmed, but eager. As she gave them her three rules (listen to nurses; their lives were now all about her; no complaining), the hospital became inundated with patients (DOAs) who were victims of a highway tunnel collapse during rush hour. One of the first live patients was a pregnant woman (Joan Paulson, Heather Matarazzo) in labor with fractured spine. Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti), a surgeon, arrived with her in the ambulance and clearly had things in control. Edwards was impressed with Andrew, but frustrated with her residents who were asking questions that worried Joan. As the residents were trying to take Joan to the OR, they tried to losen her neck brace after she complained of not being able to breathe. This cause her spine to be misaligned and when Edwards requested Andrew’s help to reset the spine, he admitted to only being an intern (WHOA). Joan wasn’t paralyzed and successfully delivered her baby boy.
Joan’s fiance Keith Gardner was still trapped in their car and Mer, April (Sarah Drew), Maggie (Kelly McCreary), and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) were part of a team sent on-site to try and help him. Keith was conscious, but barely alive in the flattened car. The doctors tried to remove him, but he was impaled and bleeding out. If they were closer to the hospital there might have been a chance, but there was nothing they could do. April stayed with Keith while they cut him out of the car while Mer, Maggie, and Amelia went to deal with other patients.
When they returned to the hospital, Amelia confronted Mer about making the call to take Derek off life support. Amelia was very upset about Mer not giving her the chance to save her brother or even say goodbye. Mer felt the guilt, but as she does, picked herself up and kept on moving.
Another patient was a 17 year old boy, Scott, was was supposed to be touring University of Washington with his two friends. There wasn’t enough time to get him into surgery in time so Owen (Kevin McKidd) suggested an experimental procedure to remove Scott’s blood, replace it with saline, and cool his body to a state of suspended animation. Though there was disagreement (especially from Jackson–Jesse Williams—and Catherine Avery–Debbie Allen)…could they start Scott’s heart again after the induced hypothermia? Webber sided with Owen and this would buy them about an hour to operate. After the surgery (and some tense moments) Scott came out of hibernation.
By the end of the episode, April brought the entire flattened car with Keith inside to the hospital…it was time to save him.
In other developments: Mer was having trouble settling back into her house with Derek and decided to sell; Owen stepped down as Chief and Webber planned to nominate Bailey for the position; Chief Webber and Mama Catherine’s wedding was delayed as a result of the tunnel collapse; and Jackson was concerned that he didn’t know April anymore since her return from abroad.
ALL HANDS ARE ON DECK WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES—As the doctors continue to tackle an unfathomable crisis, they are reminded of what is important and brought closer together. (via ABC)
Take a look at these two sneak peeks from season 11’s last show. Several relationships have reached a turning point and these clips specifically focus on Jackson/April and Owen/Amelia. In the first video Jackson seems very supportive of April’s desire to return to a combat zone; however, he might not be waiting for her when she returns. And in the second, Amelia admits to Owen that she really wants things to work out:
Is this the end of JApril…and the official beginning of Owmelia? There are so many questions, and you know a Grey’s Anatomy finale will answer them just as it opens the door to new problems and issues.
— Greys Anatomy (@GreysABC) May 14, 2015