‘Station 19’ Season 4 Episode 12: Who is therapist Diane Lewis to help with the George Floyd death trauma?

Titled ‘Get Up, Stand Up’, the episode summary reads: In the wake of the national outcry after the tragic murder of an unarmed Black man, Maya brings in Dr Diane Lewis to grief counsel the team


                            ‘Station 19’ Season 4 Episode 12: Who is therapist Diane Lewis to help with the George Floyd death trauma?
Tracie Thoms as Dr Diane Lewis and George Floyd wall mural (ABC | Getty Images)

It's surreal when real life concurs with reel life, isn't it? Derek Chauvin has been charged on all counts of the George Floyd murder. In a new episode of ‘Station 19’, the aftermath of the killing is seen and it might just refresh those chilling memories. 

Titled ‘Get Up, Stand Up’, the summary reads: “In the wake of the national outcry after the tragic murder of an unarmed Black man, Maya brings in Dr Diane Lewis to grief counsel the team.” The episode features psychologist Diane Lewis — played by actress Tracie Thoms.

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Tracie Thoms as Dr Diane Lewis (ABC)

‘Station 19’ Season 4 Episode 12 Spoilers

“There's been a death and you are all grieving so I asked her to come,” Maya Bishop (Danielle Savre) tells her team while introducing Dr Lewis. Diane Lewis is the psychologist who came to talk to the team when Rigo died.

In a counselling session, all the firefighters express the anguish they feel. Victoria Hughes (Barrett Doss) says, “We've been having the same fight for so long.” A tear rolls down Diane's eyes and the promo ends with Maya saying, “Everything has changed.”

On this episode, the other actors will be Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera, Jason George as Ben Warren, Boris Kodjoe as Captain Robert Sullivan, Grey Damon as Jack Gibson, Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes, Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery, Okieriete Onaodowan as Dean Miller, Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop and Stefania Spampinato as Carina DeLuca. Guest starring is Pat Healy as Dixon, Tracie Thoms as Dr. Diane Lewis and V Vieux as Roz.

 



 

Who is Dr Diane Lewis?

Dr Diane Lewis was first introduced in the episode ‘Something About What Happens When We Talk’ after Rigo Vasquez (Rigo Sanchez) died. The character was also a part of the episode ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ but only in Andy's dreams. 

Going by the background shown in the series, Diane's family runs an Irish Pub. During her teenage years, he worked there and once opened up about her tragic memories of being raped in the backroom at the age of 17. For most of her 20s, she worked as a bartender before becoming a part of the Seattle Fire Department, counseling firefighters.

Not much is known about her personal life but she was married to another firefighter but hated it because she was also anxious about him getting hurt while fighting fires. 

Tracie Thoms as Dr Diane Lewis (ABC)

 

‘Station 19’ Season 4 Episode 12 Photos

Here are a few pictures from the new episode: 

Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery and Tracie Thoms as Dr Diane Lewis (ABC)

 

Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera and Tracie Thoms as Dr Diane Lewis (ABC)

 

The firefighters at Station 19 (ABC)

 

Jason George as Ben Warren (ABC)

 

Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera (ABC)

When will ‘Station 19’ Season 4 Episode 12 air?

The crossover episode of ‘Station 19’ Season 4 x ‘Grey's Anatomy’ Season 17 premiered on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Produced by ABC Signature, the series has Krista Vernoff as the showrunner and executive producer. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers serve as executive producers. 

The latest episode ‘Station 19’ Season 4 Episode 12 titled ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ will air on April 22, 2021 from 8 PM ET to 9 PM ET. Fans are eager to watch what unfolds. One said: “But also, Black folks (and fellow POC): tonight's episode of Station 19, although beautiful, does very directly deal with emotions felt by our characters in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder. So of course, prioritize your own mental health before watching.”

Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.