Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 – Review of episode 23 ‘True Colors’

Written by M.

“There are moments when all the stars align.
When everything seems as it should be.
Your life seems to have sorted itself out.
It’s not like all our problems go away.
It’s just that the problems are suddenly manageable.
You feel so good, you wonder if it’s real.
And if I’ve learned anything, I can tell you it is.
It’s very real, but it will not last.”

Owen got the shock of a lifetime, even though we all could see it coming. This one has been in the making since the arrival of Nathan. But the portraying of the effect it has on Owen is pure, raw and real. You can see him going through the motions in a total daze, trying to wrap his head around all of this. But he’s not alone, it’s Amelia’s turn to show why they belong together and she does this without hesitation.

The other big case for the season finale comes from a car crash. The driver, Alison, misses her shirt and the passenger, Keith, misses his pants. The doctors put two and two together and figured they’re a couple. But when Alison wakes up, she tells them that Keith was trying to rape her. Bailey immediately calls to action and Jackson realized Stephanie is alone with him, going to her right away.


Stephanie however is trying Keith to lead him out of the hospital, threatened with a knife. When the police arrive, the entire hospital goes on lockdown, trapping Stephanie, Keith and a little girl, Erin together. Now Stephanie goes above and beyond to keep Erin safe. So when Keith starts a fire to get the lockdown lifted, she makes sure he’s set on flames. But moments later, when Keith collapses, she sees that the place is about to blow and goes in to try to keep everyone safe. That’s when it all explodes.

I love this about Grey’s Anatomy, they always almost come through with an amazing finale. And this isn’t even the last episode yet, though it easily could have been. It leaves me with so many questions, which a lot of shows would keep you waiting for the answers all summer. But here, we get the answers next week. What will happen with Owen’s sister? Will Teddy come with her? What will this mean for Nathan and Meredith? Will Stephanie survive the blast? And if she does, she broke the rules again, what will Minnick do?

“There are days when you feel like you can conquer anything.
And it feels like everything will be okay.
Like I told you, the feeling doesn’t last.
I’m not trying to be cynical.
It’s just, even when a day starts out so, so well,
That day can end…
So, so badly.”

And also;

  • Alex daydreaming about confronting Paul Stadler, Jo’s husband and he introduces himself as Alex Stevens, I found that very interesting. Why Alex Stevens, why not make up a completely different name? Is it possible that Izzie Stevens is not completely in the past? Either in emotional baggage or in person?
  • Teddy Altman! There has been contact with Teddy, will she be coming back to Grey Sloan Memorial.
  • Seriously, whenever something good or bad happens or basically anything remotely connected to Maggie’s love life, she becomes an insufferable human being. She needs to learn to not let things get to her this easily.
  • The look that Paul gives Alex, he knows that there’s something going on. This will not be the end of it. How long will it take, till this comes back to haunt him, and Jo for that matter?

Next time on Grey’s Anatomy;

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