'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16: Does Meredith Grey deserve to return to Grey-Sloan Memorial after all the chaos she caused?
Drowning, plane crashes, bomb blasts, watching her loved ones die, getting fired more than once--- what has Meredith Grey not seen in her lifetime? The woman is made of steel and rash impulses, that’s for sure.
Once again, Meredith Grey has been fired from Grey-Sloan memorial, after she committed insurance fraud by putting her daughter’s insurance fraud down to help a girl with cancer. True, there’s always a noble cause behind why Meredith does many things that could land her in jail. Like Derek once said, “You just dive in, without checking how deep the water is, or who you could land on.”
But how often can you let emotion drive every decision of yours, especially when you’re a doctor? In season 8, Meredith lost her job as she messed with the clinical trial for Alzheimer’s. She switched the placebo with the actual drug, so she could ensure that Richard’s wife Adele was getting the correct treatment.
However, she was re-hired after Richard took the blame (as expected) and resigned as chief so that she could return to the hospital. In Season 13, Meredith was suspended for telling Bailey that she didn’t like the new doctor that had just joined the hospital. And a few episodes later, voila! Meredith was back.
Seriously the HR at Grey-Sloan memorial needs to tighten up. Izzy got away with cutting a VLAD wire on a patient to save him. This doing-illegal-things-for-good reasons has got to stop. It doesn't work in the real world.
Unfortunately, Meredith’s chances of returning to the hospital are even lower than before, as she unintentionally got negative publicity for Grey-Sloan memorial. For once, Meredith was not wrong, she had just sent 40 angles for a story idea to discuss what’s wrong with the healthcare system in the US. However, this outlet published all those ideas as one long listicle, under a misleading headline ‘Hospital Hell at Grey Sloane memorial: Fired surgeon speaks out’.
As Meredith explains to Andrew DeLuca, she was not pointing fingers at the hospital. But, well, when has what Meredith planned ever worked out?
There’s always a good and noble reason why Meredith does things, and that’s why we love her so much. But her impulsive decisions that keep defying the law, go against her. Isn’t there a better way to handle situations, Mer, without being self-destructive all the time?
Sure, she’s a great surgeon, but maybe it’s just time that Meredith gives Grey-Sloan a break. And considering the records of half the doctors at Grey-Sloan, maybe the HR needs to re-think its rules too.