Grey's Anatomy recap: Here's to Richard Webber

Richard celebrates his birthday with the Halley's Comet of surgeries, while Jackson and April are forced to evaluate their future together
Ep. 16 | Aired Mar 20, 2014

WHO'S THE CHIEF NOW? Richard (James Pickens, Jr.) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) discuss the medical mystery of the episode -- the Mona Lisa of medicine, if you will.

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However, not all disagreements were that easy to settle. Callie had gotten a lawyer and decided not to let Derek put a stop to her research. She was sick of him thinking that he was the center of the universe. The sensors came about because of a question she had asked, even though Derek was the one who provided the answer. It was his name on the patents, he argued. But when it came time to talk as friends, he admitted that he felt bad. And you know why? Because what he was doing was wrong, Callie told him. He felt bad because he should. It was hard to argue with that, so instead, Derek called up the hotshots in D.C. and told him that they either share the sensors or they lose him. And even without being able to see McDreamy and be hypnotized by his hair, the government still agreed. Just like that, we got a Callie victory dance, and I could not be happier that this friendship is back on track.

For Shane, this episode was tough. In his vetting process for Cristina's criminal trial, he came across a 17-year-old girl who was literally giving birth, and he had to deny her the opportunity to be a patient in their trial. She didn't meet the criteria. They needed someone between the ages of 1 and 12 whose heart was still growing. And although Shane did get to have a mini-George moment when he talked her through delivery, it was straight to bummer-town for him this week.

With Shane taking care of all the potential patients, Cristina was free to set up a profile for Owen. But when she asked him what he was looking for, his response was, well, something like this: He wants "Someone who doesn't care to cook or get out of bed when it's not a work day. Someone who sleeps so soundly and peacefully that I have to check her pulse sometimes. Someone who's suffered and understands suffering to the point that I don't have to say a word, she just looks at me and sees who I am and how I feel and accepts it. She doesn't try to change it, doesn't want to change it. That person. There's a billion people out there, but I imagine there's only one of her." My heart stopped. Full disclosure, the only thing I wrote in my notes for that moment was literally, "DIESSSS." Go on, you two. Go be in love and be happy and all that bright and shiny crap!

And speaking of love, Jo was not a fan of the love contract Meredith had gotten from HR. She was convinced that signing papers was the kiss of death, but Alex -- after an amazing cafeteria scene that I want more of! -- told her that the contract wasn't promising anything. In fact, the only thing he could promise was that she couldn't count on him. He could die tomorrow. She could die tomorrow. But this contract was the only way that he could kiss her whenever he wanted. to. Within seconds, she signed the damn thing and kissed her man like she meant it!

NEXT: Avery vs. Avery vs. Avery

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