‘Station 19’ Season 3 Episode 15 Review: Why did Maya cheat on Carina and was Andy's father the ‘bad guy’?
With one too many twists, the ‘Station 19’ episode touches on emotional disjoints with fathers, LGBTQ love angles and drug addiction
Spoilers for ‘Station 19’ Season 3 Episode 15 - ‘Bad Guy’
Disaster, doom, drugs, and death. ‘Station 19’ has been all about that and Episode 15 only takes it one notch higher. After days of mourning Pruitt Herrera (Miguel Sandoval) and his heroic act, the show repaints him as the ‘Bad Guy’.
So, what really happens? With one too many twists, the episode touches on emotional disjoints with fathers, LGBTQ love angles, and drug addiction. Both Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Maya Bishop (Danielle Savre) struggle with accepting their dads' actions and that will haunt you for a long time. If that's not all, the relationships take a severe 180-degree turn.
The episode begins with Vic Hughes (Barrett Doss) and her dreams of being an actor. She had a happy childhood until her grandmother's death left her devastated. Once she came to Station 19, she became best friends with Travis Montgomery (Jay Hayden) and she knows about his hookup with Emmett Dixon (Lachlan Buchanan).
However, moving in with him complicates things with her own boyfriend, Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and they break up. The only obstacle to moving on from him is the fact that Jackson and Ben Warren work there with the Physician Response Team.
The team gets a new case with a major shocker as a young lady jumps into Emmett's truck and shoves a gun into his face. He had to forcefully listen to her and drives where she wants. Meanwhile, Jackson and Ben have no clue about it. The kidnapper woman turns out to be a drug addict. Heavily in need of drugs, she demands him to open the van and hand it over to her. As Jackson and Ben joined Emmett with his struggle, the woman got scared and in order to protect herself, she shot Jackson in the leg. No, don't worry. Thankfully, his character is still alive! Phew!
Meanwhile, Andy puts the missing pieces of her family history together with Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) and finds out that Pruitt might not even have been her real dad. She stumbles upon a letter and recalls her mother’s sister and how the family disappeared after her mom's death. She always believed that her parents truly loved each other but the bunch of new photos makes her realize they were unhappy.
"Why did my father hide all these letters?" she wonders and also has a huge fight with Sullivan. "I don't solve my problems with drugs," she snaps at him and he retorts back, "The way you are acting right now, he was right to worry." Was Pruitt the bad guy? His old friend Snuffy says, “Don’t go picking at scabs unless you wanna bleed.”
Maya, on the other hand, is still struggling to accept her dad's abusive nature. When Andy seeks help, Maya cannot handle it and sends her away. That's not all. It not only leads to a fight with her girlfriend Carina DeLuca (Stefania Spampinato) but she ends up kissing Jack Gibson (Grey Damon) when he comes to strongly confront her about her fears.
Just because Maya is struggling with her brokenness, does it give her the right to cheat on her girlfriend? What does this hookup mean for Maya and Jack? And was Pruitt Andy's real dad at all? Well, if all that wasn't enough, Emmett comes out of the closet, officially to his dad and quits. Does that mean Travis and Emmett have a future together? In its final episode, ‘Station 19’ has too many questions to answer and all we can do is wait!