‘Grey Anatomy’ 14×12 Review: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

On this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, the surgeons take a break from their usual drama/relationships and are on a quest to pitch new innovative medical projects for a contest.

‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ starts off with April still continuing to be in a funk after her not so great day back in ‘Personal Jesus’. She’s still sleeping with Dr. Roy, whom I believe I mentioned earlier that I find him annoying. It doesn’t seem like April will be back to her fun, cheerful side anytime soon. From the events that occurred prior to this episode, it looks like she’s going to take her time in this process.

As April gives the instructions regarding the contest for the surgeons, which happens to be for $5 MILLION, the surgeons get to work.

As I was watching, I felt as if I was watching some kind of filler episode, an episode just because. To pass time or something of that matter. But then I realized, sometimes you need an episode as such. Given how it is a medical drama, I guess you gotta emphasize on the term ‘medical’ much more than the actual ‘drama’ every now and then.

However, given the number of emotional episodes we’ve been given so far in this season, this episode is much light-hearted and we could all use some humor sometimes.

As the surgeons are put to the test in coming up with their own innovative ideas for their said projects, you understand most of the things that they are proposing place some value on it. It a step for an advancement in medical technology, to say the least.

Everyone had their own ideas and some partnered up to come up with something. The competitiveness was in with reason which is nice to see because after all, it’s all for a better outcome. It is also great to see each of them bounce off potential ideas and inspire each other as well. We’re way too far into this show for a petty/mean rivalry right?

I enjoyed watching Meredith and Jo in this episode. You can tell they have grown closer now, and it’s becoming to be a start to a growing friendship. If Meredith has your back, she has your back for good.

More of the humor is added on to this episode with Jackson and his mom. Their mother-son relationship fluctuates at times, but this time it was humorous to watch. She wants him to pick a project that she sees is more relevant and more useful than what he has in mind.

As this contest gets interesting, it does bring us to a hard moment as well. Karev and Sheppard are struggling to find a light for their patient, Kimmie. She has a brain tumor but in order to remove it, she’ll lose the ability to speak. She’s vocally talented, so imagine telling a young girl this sad news?

It was also sad to see that Karev and Sheppard’s project didn’t make the cut in the contest.

While the surgeons are getting work, DeLuca and Sam are in their own world. It’s not necessarily “drama” but in a way, the storyline that’s surrounding them feels a bit out of place. Like, why are they trying to force this relationship? They’re trying not to turn each other on by commenting on everything they do. I laughed. Do we really need that? Ehhh.

‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ delivers a rather different episode that we could use sometimes.

What did you think of this episode of Grey’s Anatomy? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Grey’s Anatomy continues Thursday, March 1st at 8/9c on ABC.

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