Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 – Review of episode 01 ‘Break Down the House’

Written by M.

A painful irony for doctors is that we often have to make you sicker in order to heal you.
If a bone has healed unevenly, we have to rebreak it.
If a scar is too thick, we have to scrape it off and create a new wound.
We break you down to rebuild you.

Well, this was an episode filled with awkward moments. We had the fourth floor nurse’s station collapse during Bailey’s speech. We had Megan ask Nathan if he met any significant, at the very moment Meredith walks in. We had Megan telling Nathan, Owen and her mom that she has a kid in Iraq. We had Meredith and Nathan talking about whether or not it is a good idea for Meredith to be on Megan’s case. And let’s not forget about Megan asking Meredith about who Nathan has been seeing and for how long. Thank God that Owen was there to change the subject. Or how about when Megan asked Owen how married life is? Or when Maggie called Jackson’s face perfect. Oh and when Jo talks to DeLuca about her not being in love with him.

Welcome back Teddy! Good to see a friendly familiar face, but immediately have some questions. Is she still in love with Owen? Has she forgiven him for how he handled the Henry situation? And how long is she staying? Well obviously there are still some unresolved feelings since she attacks Meredith for being Megan surgeon. I’m totally with Amelia on this, this is not any of Teddy’s business. Where does she get off? She hasn’t seen Owen in years, who knows how long it has been since they last spoke. The fact that she has trouble letting go of the personal stuff, doesn’t mean that other people do. And if Owen doesn’t think there are any problems with Meredith operating on Megan, so why should she.

Best part of the show though, for me, was when Amelia presented the tumor board for the osteoblastoma kid.

Jackson: “That tumor is inoperable.”
Amelia: “I’m not a big believer in inoperable.
God, yes
Unicorns, possibly.
Inoperable, no.”
Jackson: “Then start hunting unicorns.
Your chances are better.”
Amelia: “You don’t hurt unicorns.
What’s the matter with you?”

Ghosting comes to Grey’s Anatomy and April pretty much nailed it when she explained it. “It’s cruel and awful, and no one should do it to anyone ever”.

I already hate the group of potential new interns, so I hope that they won’t end up as the new interns. And seriously, letting your glasses slip of your nose onto an open wound, seriously? Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him. I wonder if he will really wear contact next time or just stick to his glasses.

We go to medical school because we want to learn how to fix what’s broken.
But we quickly learn that we often make things worse before we can make them better.
It’s risky and it’s frightening for surgeons and for patients, but usually it’s worth it.
You get a second chance at life and we get to be the architects of your second chance.
It’s win-win, when it works.

And also;

  • Seriously, how fake is that whole scene where Megan comes out of the helicopter. I really thought they would come up with something better.
  • I’m really happy that they are talking about the exit of Stephanie and Minnick. Not that I liked Minnick, because I did not, but because it wouldn’t be right to have to two people leave the hospital and their lives in Seattle to have nobody mention them the day after.
  • Is it me or is Ben a little over excited about the thrill of going into the burning hospital the night before.
  • Apparently Evelyn is still together with her toy-boy. Good for her!
  • Bailey comparing the construction crew to a surgical team! If you missed it, go see it, it is spot on!
  • That face of Nathan when Megan talks about adopting Farouk. He’s up to something.
  • Bailey changes her shoes in the middle of the stairs. This isn’t something that just happened, this is something that was done purposely and will come around again.
  • Whatever happened to Joe? I miss him!

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