'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 4 Review: Meredith and Tom's fates hang by a thread, who will survive?

It was a hotch-potch of an episode, doing its best to dunk itself in nostalgia, which worked. But as much as we would like it, we can't keep focussing on Meredith and her squad of dead beach people


                            'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 4 Review: Meredith and Tom's fates hang by a thread, who will survive?
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No Lexie (Chyler Leigh), but we got to see George (TR Knight), and oh that felt good. For a few minutes, you almost felt in drowning yourself in the good old days of GA, when it was just five interns, who were running around and trying to steal patients from each other.

Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) is dying of Covid-19, and she probably likes it that way. In her dream, she meets George at the house, and they reminisce over the old days. George looks almost the same, and he lets Meredith know that he checks in on her and the kids often. He even calls her out on laughing at his funeral — the coping strategy that Meredith and her friends had used at the time, to recover from the overwhelming grief. It was a heartwarming moment to see George and Meredith laughing on the beach, and it was even better to see Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr) and Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), sitting there with them. Of course Webber and Bailey are alive, but they're part of Meredith's close-knit group. *Tears up*

This was the memorable and significant part of the episode. Meanwhile, Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) makes a biased diagnosis for an Asian patient, which could really be dubbed as racist, and thankfully Bailey gives him a piece of her mind on it. Why are they working overtime to make Owen so unlikeable? Jeez. Can we have the old Owen back on the beach too? He seems to have died too.

There's the forgettable Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) hook up, because let's continue to pass Jackson around to every woman in Grey-Sloane memorial. They're going to be friends with benefits, but what's the bet that he will develop feelings for her, and there's another mess to sort out? Please stop the Jo-Jackson chaos guys, it's an eyesore.

Tom Koracick (Greg Germann) is dying of Covid-19....so now, we have two lives hanging in the balance. Who will survive the virus? What's the bet that it's Meredith and Tom dies, to leave the show? They've done a real disservice to the character anyway. It was a hotch-potch of an episode, doing its best to dunk itself in nostalgia, which worked. But as much as we would like it, we can't keep focussing on Meredith and her squad of dead beach people.

'Grey's Anatomy' airs on ABC, 9 pm, Thursdays.

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