Grey's Anatomy recap: One Hospital, $175 Million

Time is running out as the doctors try to find an investor to save Seattle Grace
Ep. 16 | Aired Feb 21, 2013

OWNING THE ROOM Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), Callie (Sara Ramirez), and Cristina (Sandra Oh) pitch their plan to a potential investor.

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This week, Pegasus was back in the game, and so am I! We've got a lot of ground to cover with this episode of Grey's Anatomy, and much like the docs, I'm ready for the fight, so let's get to it!

Basically, as far as Seattle Grace-Mercy West was concerned, it was a now-or-never situation. Cahill somehow convinced Pegasus to buy the hospital (again), and Team Derek -- I've elected him as the leader based on his smile and fabulous hair -- was in need of $175 million. You know, chump change. However, Derek's financial advisor, Stan the man, found a billionaire who was willing to hear Team Derek's pitch, but only after they went through two rounds of preliminary pitches.

While Team Derek was off dealing with statistics and Callie's flop sweats, things were falling apart at Seattle Grace. Bailey was off to her first job interview since Y2K and nurses were dropping left and right. Luckily, Owen had one more inspiring speech left in him, and he was able to convince Bailey to stick around by telling her she was the heart and the spirit of the hospital. Who could walk away from him after that? Not Bailey. But she did warn him that if the ship sank and she was left without a life jacket, she would come back fists swinging, "and I'm short so my punches land low." Did anyone doubt she was the spirit of that hospital? Didn't think so.

And Bailey wasn't the only one thinking about a potential life outside of the hospital. Catherine Avery, as usual, made her presence known when she told Jackson he should leave Seattle Grace behind for the Harper Avery Foundation in Boston. But Richard was there to save Jackson by explaining that "A man who does not bend to the winds of change is a man that you can be proud of." Richard is not to be outdone, y'all. However, as poetic as his speech might have been, he didn't exactly convince Jackson, who started to question his future in Seattle.

Speaking of questions, Alex was starting to suspect that something was up with Cristina and Meredith always whispering and plotting. But before he could do any digging, he got a little too caught up in his crush on Jo. So, after giving Jo a hard time about her date with Chest Peckswell, he got to work on saying adios to Phil, a.k.a. putting a tumor in a bag and simultaneously charming Jo into seeing him in a new light. If I were you, Chest Peckswell, I'd watch out for Alex, or else a stupid nickname might be all you've got. That, and your chest.

NEXT: Team Derek makes the pitch


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