Leave It Inside
Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
Karen Belgrad – Social Media Editor
Well, next week’s episode looks intense. Something with Edwards. Something with the largely missing as of late Owen. Hopefully the upcoming last two episodes of the season are invigorating, surprising, and most of all emotionally stimulating.
Because, unfortunately, tonight’s episode was a heck of a lot of retread of past plots. Sure, it’s to be expected when a medical show has been on the air this long… but both patients, while serving to tell the doctors’ stories, also brought back memories of past medical tales on Grey’s Anatomy.
Heart Tumor Girl: So the main point of the heart tumor girl was to teach the docs to live life to the fullest, especially Meredith who is slowly trying to move on from Derek. And Maggie who is seemingly, finally over her butthurt crush. What it really reminds me of is the Huntington’s patient Mere came across when she was afraid of inheriting Alzheimer’s. If you recall, the one who was keeping her condition a secret while wanting to die schtupping off the side of the Eiffel Tower.
Religious Tumor Kid: Remember when Leah Murphy and Cristina Yang couldn’t treat the skate board kid with real blood because of his parents’ beliefs? Well, this time it’s a young boy named Liam (General Hospital’s Hudson West) who has a brain tumor that his parents think God will handle. Or at least his father does, his mother seems a little more skeptical, but submissive. He’s discharged against medical advice, but Liam makes it back to the hospital, despite his vision being greatly impaired. Alex and Stephanie go rogue, and proceed with the surgery. Liam leaves, but Stephanie’s emotional side comes out as she hurls her tablet near the father, ranting that God brought them Liam because his dad was too weak to make the right decisions.
Which dovetails into Bailey, Richard, and Eliza reviewing the residents and their standings. Apparently Jo is on the ortho track, with a great mind for neuro. Stephanie is totally neuro. And Ben is straddling the safety zone, not taking risks, presumably because of his risky actions last year. Eliza points out that Stephanie never got any therapy after her limited run boyfriend died. And after Stephanie’s emotional outburst, she loses her hospital privileges and is ordered to counseling. Huh… funny how many people before her with greater issues haven’t had to do the same….
Oh… and Andrew tries to ask Jo out and is shot down. And after ferociously flirting all episode, Arizona and Eliza have a hot and steamy love scene.
And that’s my TwoCents! Share your TwoCents, comments, and feedback below…