'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 3 Review: After surviving crashes and blasts, will Meredith die of Covid-19?
Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) has been diagnosed with Covid-19, of course, and the doctors of Grey-Sloane are wondering how to save her
It was another emotional episode for 'Grey's Anatomy' which is cashing on all the nostalgia to draw its fans back into the game. While Season 16 was a disappointment in most parts, Season 17 is back with some surprises. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) has been diagnosed with Covid-19, of course, and the doctors of Grey-Sloane are wondering how to save her. Fellows, Meredith has battled plane crashes, car crashes, stuck her hand in a bomb cavity and almost drowned. Surely, Covid-19 will not be the one to get her?
Meredith would rather be at her beach-like limbo with Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). She can only see him when she's unconscious, which makes viewers pray that she stays unconscious for a while, because oh what a relief to have Derek on your screen! It has been a while, but the two haven't lost their chemistry even though they're miles apart. She tries running to him, but she can't reach him as yet. He's too far, and it's clear that if she crosses over to him, she's going to die.
The teaser for the next episode promises a return for another fan-favourite, so who all are going to end up on that beach? Mark (Eric Dane) or Meredith's sister Lexie (Chyler Leigh)? Nostalgia is serving the show well, as even references of Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and April (Sarah Drew) could make one emotional. Alex is still Meredith's emergency contact, and she demands that he should return to pull the plug on her. She's not an easy patient at all, and this something the doctors are all familiar with. Teddy (Kim Raver) is all over the place, and shouldn't be allowed to handle Meredith's case...you honestly can't help but miss Cristina's (Sandra Oh) return, because she would never let anything happen to her person.
The episode was primarily about Meredith falling in and out of consciousness, though promising McIrish (Cormac Hayes) is trying to face-time her as well. Everyone's having breakdowns, including Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Maggie, who can't see their best friend in such dire circumstances. There's some random Teddy-Tom talk, but both of them are just so grating on your nerves that you just wish you could switch it off for a few minutes.
It's uncertain whether Meredith can survive this. 'Grey's Anatomy' airs on ABC, Thursdays, at 9 pm.