Well, what a bunch of both happy and sad moments on last night’s Grey’s Anatomy, a romance-focused new episode titled “I Was Made For Lovin’ You.” At one moment, we were reveling in the triumph of Arizona’s return to Seattle Grace -- we saw her fall over due to her prosthetic leg, yet laugh about it and even recount the whole thing to doting wife Callie. And it wasn’t just moments before that that we watched as a crestfallen Jackson ended things with Kepner, just seconds after she revealed to him that she both wasn’t pregnant and was so totally relieved.
The hour wasn’t a particularly riveting one, but blessedly, it was full of real swings of highs and lows. Let’s take a look at those here in a recap of last night’s episode:
High point: Meredith is pregnant
I should add a caveat to that: She’s three weeks pregnant. But still, she’s pregnant! That’s happy! And that’s something to feel good about. After having so much trouble with pregnancy in the past -- and then dealing with the drama around adopting and almost losing baby Zola -- this is a true happy moment for her and Derek. She expressed some trepidation about being too excited this early, citing her “hostile uterus.” “Don’t worry,” the sweet Derek assured her, after she said that good things don’t happen to them. “Good things happen to us. We’re gonna have another baby.” Call me a sap, but there’s nothing happier than the potential of a baby. Which brings us to another potential baby on last night’s episode and, thus, another…
…High point: Kepner and Jackson’s potential baby
Or maybe this should just be termed a pregnancy scare, considering what ended up happening as everything unfolded. When there was the potential of a baby between these two, it’s was at first a little scary -- then happy! Kepner was four days late at the beginning of the episode: “I am a clock,” she told Avery, breaking the news to him that she might be with child. “I’m never late.” I loved what Meredith said to Kepner, who was freaking out just before taking blood for a pregnancy test. “Plans never work out the way you think they’re going to,” Meredith told Kepner, “especially with babies.” (A little foreshadowing there to her own pregnancy, which didn’t make sense until now.) The happy part, of course, came with Avery stepped up to the plate and said that he wanted to marry her and raise the child together. “Something that feels this good,” Jackson told Kepner, “cannot be bad.” Ultimately, the potential baby, though, turned into a…
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