'Station 19' Season 3 Episode 5 Review: Can 'forced' relationships spell magic after the bear attack drama?

There are relationships and then there are 'forced' relationships. 'Station 19' seems to be focusing on the latter way more than the former


                            'Station 19' Season 3 Episode 5 Review: Can 'forced' relationships spell magic after the bear attack drama?
Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andrea Herrera and Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop (ABC)

Spoiler alert for 'Station 19' Season 3 Episode 5 'Into The Woods'

There are relationships and then there are “forced” relationships. 'Station 19' seems to be focusing on the latter way more than the former. As the episode begins, the team is struggling under Maya Bishop's (Danielle Savre) leadership and to build morale, she takes the crew on a camping trip.

As they go “into the woods,” there is much drama and conflict, only it is soon interrupted by a bear attack. 'Grey's Anatomy' star Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) also seems to have turned up with his girlfriend, Victoria Hughes (Barrett Doss), and together with Dean Miller (Okieriete Onaodowan), they help save the first-time campers with the help of Ben Warren (Jason George). Even if you put aside the unnecessary drama, the terrible bear CGI will not escape your eyes for a long, long time. A guy in a bear suit would look better!

Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop (ABC)

Meanwhile, Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) takes charge when Maya finds herself trapped in the tense situation, but not without a sarcastic jibe. "Next time my dad suggests a bonding trip, maybe try a water park?" she taunts her. Together, Andy, Maya and Jack Gibson (Grey Damon), have a direct encounter with the bear and somehow, Andy calms the wild animal (by muttering a few magic words? Wow!).

Maya recalls her past when she was at a racing competition. "Out there, no one is your friend. Everybody is a competition," her coach tells her. The lesson from her past is an asset in the present scenario. When the situation is under control and the team is on their way back, Pruitt Herrera (Miguel Sandoval) finally apologizes to her daughter for calling her a "slut." He says, "None of that was my business. I hurt you. That was wrong."

Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andrea 'Andy' Herrera and Miguel Sandoval as Pruitt Herrera (ABC)

His attempt to repair his relationship with Andy works as they finally address the elephant in the room — Ryan. "I know you miss Ryan. I miss him too," Pruitt says.

The two have a heart-to-heart confession and it finally mends their broken bond. Later, Pruitt catches up on some alone time with Travis Montgomery (Jay Hayden), where he tells him, "I am dying." And in other news, Andy and Jack hook up! Is Jack Ryan Tanner's (Alberto Frezza) replacement in Andy's life? Guess they are taking another chance at their relationship — or is it just so they can forget their former partners?

Well, it's not just them. Maya meets Carina DeLuca (another 'Grey's Anatomy' star) at the bar and the first meeting suggests there are some sparks. Woah! That hints at another bisexual couple in the offing. What's more, the makers don't seem to be giving up on the 'Grey's Anatomy'-'Station 19' crossover anytime soon! Well, only time will tell if these “forced” relationships work their “forced” magic on fans. Until then, we can only hope for better plotlines.

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