'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 5 Preview: Will Tom Koracick reunite with his son on the beach?
Another person might just join Meredith at the beach and that's Tom Koracick
'Grey's Anatomy' is intent on making the fans bawl this season. In the premiere itself, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) collapsed in the parking lot of Grey-Sloane memorial. She is suffering from Covid-19 and is presumably dying from it too. While her friends, family and colleagues rush around trying to save her, Meredith has found her happy place: It's a limbo at the beach with her dead husband, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). He died at the end of Season 11 and Meredith has never been able to fully recover from that loss. However, the two are far away from each other and can't come close to each other...unless Meredith decides that she doesn't want to live anymore.
In the previous episode, she managed to see her old friend George O' Malley (TR Knight), who died at the end of Season 5, after sacrificing his life to save another woman. Meredith's found peace at the beach again, more peace than she ever had in life.
Another person might just join Meredith at the beach and that's Tom Koracick (Greg Germann). Tom is dying from Covid-19 too and the next episode is all about saving the two doctors. However, there's much speculation among fans: Will Tom die so that Teddy (Kim Raver) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) reunite? Or will Tom recover so that he and Teddy can get together? The current theory is that Tom might just die and reunite with his son at the beach. Tom has had a tough life, similar to Meredith's and the recent episode with Teddy didn't quite help matters.
Meanwhile, there's more stress for Bailey (Chandra Wilson) as her mother gets wheeled into the hospital. So, clearly, we're preparing for all the feels in the next episode of 'Grey's Anatomy'.
In an interview to ET, Wilson opened up about the rumors of Season 17 being the final season of the medical drama. "I know from a creative standpoint there have been many 'This is how the season would end' conversations and then they all end up [not happening] because of a myriad of reasons. Because the network's not ready, the studio's not ready, the fanbase isn't ready, the numbers are too good, all of those things," Wilson said. "Collectively, they've decided we're not going to put an end on it. We're just going to wait and see."
"Especially in light of what's happening right now, it's like, do we want the last season to be about COVID? Or do we want us to be able to put some nice ribbons around it with rainbows and balloons and things?" she continued. "I know on the creative end the conversation comes up, but on our end, on the actor end, we're like, look, whatever it is that you want us to do. Whatever life you see for these characters, as actors, we're ready to bring that to life. So greater powers have those conversations than us."
'Grey's Anatomy' airs on ABC, Thursdays at 9 pm.