Thursday, October 25, 2018

REVIEW: 'Grey's Anatomy' - Meredith Helps Teddy Flesh Out Her Options With Telling Owen the Truth in 'Everyday Angel'

ABC's Grey's Anatomy - Episode 15.05 "Everyday Angel"

Meredith reaches out to Teddy and helps her talk through some of her personal struggles. Owen and Amelia hide out near Betty's school after she becomes a flight risk. Jo wants to get to work on the fellowship, but Bailey's attention is elsewhere.

In 2018, it has become very difficult to keep up with every television show out there. It's even more difficult to provide adequate coverage on this site about the episodes that air every week. Not every show can get full coverage because of my busy and hectic viewing schedule. As such, some reviews will now be condensed to give only some summary thoughts. But it also affords a space for me to jot down my thoughts on the various episodes. And so, here are my thoughts on this week's episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy.

"Everyday Angel" was written by Julie Wong and directed by Chandra Wilson

Teddy and Jackson make their grand returns here. Both of their respective exits were jarring and somewhat forced. They both ran away for a little while in order to clear their heads. Of course, neither of them return to the show with any grand sense of clarity over what they want in life. In fact, Jackson's vacation seems to be mostly pointless because he comes to the conclusion that operating at the hospital is the place where he feels most in control of his life. That's a little lame and makes his leave seem all the more unnecessary. It mostly came up in order to stir more personal drama into his relationship with Maggie. And yes, she is absolutely right to be angry for him leaving the way he did and expecting everything to be okay upon his return. However, it's much more inspired that Maggie is deciding to put herself first again instead of worrying so much about this petty relationship drama. She is still in a relationship with Jackson. But she's going to devote more of her time and energy on her rechargeable hearts. That's where her focus should really be at this point. That too provides her the clarity of what she wants in her life. Elsewhere, it's just good to know that nothing dangerous happened to Teddy when she left the hospital against medical advice. She is smart enough to know the serious risks that come from her clots. She stayed in town largely looking for clarity on how to tell Owen about her pregnancy. As such, Meredith just walks into her life providing her a good sounding board for the issue. Teddy wants answers as to what is going on in Owen and Amelia's relationship. Meredith can't provide any. She loves her sister but doesn't want to explain what she is thinking in any given moment. In fact, this episode also highlights how Owen and Amelia have really fallen into a nice and charming routine as a family unit. Things are nice and simple for them right now. That's appreciated even though the audience knows that this bombshell is looming over them just waiting to be dropped. Teddy doesn't want Owen to feel obligated into being with her because of the family they will have together. He doesn't even know how things will resolve with Betty and Leo. He is just providing for them like a family. Plus, Meredith can speak on the topic of growing up without a father in her life. She never really knew Thatcher because Ellis hated him so much. Moreover, she understands Owen so well at this point. She knows that he is a good and decent man. He isn't the deadbeat drunk that she got as a father. As such, she wants Teddy to know that it's important for the baby that there are answers to these questions. It wouldn't be fair to anyone else otherwise. But no decision is really made by the conclusion of this hour either. Teddy just knows she has to say something even though Owen and Amelia are getting more serious once more. And finally, Bailey and Jo treat a patient with a mysterious illnesses. They try to rule out every possible cause for her stomach pain. It's only after looking at things from a new perspective that they see the problem. That forces Bailey to take a good hard look at her life as well. She was stressed out to the point of having a heart attack. She has been cutting stuff out of her life. She has been removing things she really likes as well. It's in the best interest of her health. She wants to put in the work to ensure that she's around long enough for her family. And yet, her family may be the thing that's still causing her a great deal of stress. Ben has been a firefighter for awhile now. He is no longer a rookie even though he still makes mistakes. But the job still causes Bailey so much stress. As such, that's bound to blow up in some major way moving forward as well.