It was a TGIT crossover event, but was it impressive?
Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 4 was the first in a crossover event with Station 19. It was also an hour that saw Meredith going out on a date, Alex adjusting to his new role, and Maggie spilling the beans.
Also, how do Link and Jo know one another?
Join TV Fanatics Stacy Glanzman, Rachelle Lewis, and Jasmine Blu as they discuss the hour.
What would you rate Grey's Anatomy's attempt at a crossover? Would you like to see more of them?
Stacy: I like the idea of crossovers, and I do want to see more of them, but this one could have been better. The Grey's half was lacking.
It felt like the writers made up the Captain's new rule of getting checked out just so they had an excuse to have Andy and Miller hang around the hospital all day. They really didn't add much, though Miller's crush on Maggie was super cute.
Rachelle: It wasn’t much of a crossover. I expected more of the Station 19 characters to be on the show. The only value it added was Miller’s crush on Maggie, which I like and I hope the show explores, and it also set up Station 19 Season 2 Episode 2. I expected it to be more like the One Chicago crossovers where there is more character interaction.
Jasmine: I completely agree with the others. It didn't feel like a crossover. I expected something along the lines of the Chicago crossovers. It did feel like the rule was made up just to have Miller and Andy hanging around.
Do you think Meredith and John would have become something more had he not said that "one thing?" Do you hope to see Meredith go on more dates, settle down with someone (in or outside the hospital), or just focus on work and family?
Stacy: Maybe, but as Andy said, she dodged a bullet. Eventually, his feelings about kids would have come out, so at least this way she didn't waste any more time with him.
I do hope that we get to see her go on more dates. That's something we haven't gotten to see much on Grey's. Not every first date is going to lead somewhere, and it's more realistic to see some of them fail. It could be fun to see Meredith struggle through a few more before meeting someone she really likes.
Rachelle: No. I think Meredith needs time to date. She just got used to the possibility of meeting a new love. She needs to explore the dating pool not settle down with the first decent match.
Jasmine: Meredith going on a series of dates could be a lot of fun. I agree that it would be refreshing since the series usually pairs everyone up almost instantly.
Maggie finally spilled the beans about Teddy's pregnancy but to Meredith. React!
Stacy: It was eating Maggie alive, so I think she had to tell someone. At least it wasn't Amelia, but I don't blame her for breaking confidentiality. Teddy should never have put her in that position in the first place. She needs to come clean to Owen already.
Rachelle: Finally, she told someone. I like that it was Meredith because now it puts them both in the situation of whether or not to tell Amelia. I do agree though that Owen needs to be told the news by someone. I really hope they don’t drag it out all season or wait until Teddy has the baby.
Jasmine: It was only a matter of time before it came out, so I get it. This is true Grey's fashion. They can't keep a secret from each other at all, even if they're bound to do so.
So that part was nothing new, but it could have been avoided if Teddy climbed out of whatever hole she has been hiding in and talked to Owen herself.
How do you think Jo and Link know each other?
Stacy: I don't know. It didn't feel romantic, but it's Grey's, so it wouldn't be surprising if we found out they used to date. I'm hoping it was something platonic though, the last thing we need to see is a jealous Alex again.
Rachelle: I have no idea either. I hope it is not romantic as well. Maybe they knew each other in school and were friends.
Jasmine: I'm thinking school friends too. It didn't seem romantic to me either. I'm curious about it though.
Should Richard and Alex squash their tension and bickering? Is Alex getting a hang of being Chief?
Stacy: Yes, Richard needs to get over the fact that he's not the chief. He should be supporting Alex and helping him through the transition. I think he is starting to get the hang of it, which is great. I want him to succeed.
Rachelle: Yes to both. Richard is acting like a child. He should be supporting Alex, but he is too mad he didn’t get the job. Until Richard deals with all his own issues, I think he will continue to take it his frustration on Alex.
In terms of being the chief, Alex is starting to find his groove, and I like it.
Jasmine: It's over and done with now, so yes. He should be supportive. I'm very concerned about Richard's behavior.
Alex is coming around and figuring out his own way. Good on him.
What was your favorite scene, quote, or storyline from the episode?
Stacy: I think my favorite quote had to be Jo telling Alex that the only thing she wants out of sex with him is orgasms, and later accusing Alex of calling her a "pretty high-class hooker."
Jo: I don't have sex with you because I want something from the chief. I have sex with you because I want one thing form you: orgasms! And maybe you should tell me when Webber is standing behind me so I don't say things like that.
Webber: You ... paged me, Karev?
Rachelle: I actually liked Meredith’s first date, especially when John realized Meredith was not the person he was supposed to date. I even enjoyed the talk about the one thing and John saying for him it was single mothers. It was nice to see a storyline unfold somewhere besides the hospital.
Jasmine: Miller crushing on Maggie was adorable, and I liked the DeLuca siblings, DeLuca talking to Max, and the friendship between Maggie and DeLuca.
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