Grey’s Anatomy introduces us to the newest spin-off Station 19 as we meet Andy Hererra and she’s already bonding so well with Meredith.
Maybe one of the reasons why Andy is meshing well with Meredith in her first appearance is that she sort of reminds us all of Christina. Don’t you think? Her personality really stands out in the way that she presents herself as a firefighter and doing the best that she can with saving that little boy’s life.
It’s going to be awesome seeing her become the leading lady in Station 19. I’m all for great female characters that don’t take any crap from people and can lead. All while embodying great leadership.
We see her new partner, Ben, aka our very own in his new transition of leaving Grey Sloan Memorial, you can sense the bit of struggle that he’s having in switching gears. I see so much drive and motivation in Ben, he’s really the type of guy that wants to do anything and everything. It’s admirable, it really is. Besides, the end of it all for him is to serve and save as many people as he can. It’s like it ignites his passion in all of it. I’m sure he’ll do great in this new spin-off but he was also a cool addition to Grey’s Anatomy.
Meanwhile, what sticks out to me the most in this episode is the scene with Dr. Qadri and the boy. In a quick attempt to stop the bleeding in the boy’s leg, she takes off her hijab to wrap it around him.
What she says to Owen later after he notices her without her hijab puts a smile on my face.
“It’s a symbol of my faith, but my faith is also about service and compassion.”
As a Muslim woman myself, who also wears the hijab loud and proud, I was moved. That moment in the show was quite possibly one of the best Muslim/Woman in the hijab representation that we’ve had on TV thus far. It’s touching and really admirable to see that Shonda Rhimes truly cares about representation, diversity and the inclusion of ALL people and isn’t afraid to portray it on her show.
So, thank you Shonda for your continued support and awareness of diversity.
The fact that Owen had her hijab washed up and gives it to her later puts a smile on my face.
While that happened, Amelia and Alex are continuously working on finding a way to help Kimmie out. Remember Kimme? The girl with the amazing voice that has a brain tumor. Amelia calls in Tom Coracick back to help them out, along with his presence, his cocky sarcasm is back as well. He could tone it down, but you can’t get someone that’s coincided with themselves to do that, I guess.
But I found Alex reacting to Tom’s presence fun. He does not like him and it’s great to see that he’s not quiet about it. He knew he would try to take credit for it, but at this point, he needs all the help that he could get.
Though seeing Alex become so invested in Kimmie’s treatment is giving me so much feels. Alex has a lot of compassion, and when it comes to his department, in particular, he doesn’t shy away from showing it. It’s one of the reasons why he’s amazing at being a pediatric surgeon and why he continues to be one of my favorite characters on the show. More scenes with him, please!
- I told you all April is going to go through a bit of a phase before things get back to normal for her. Or a slightly different kind of normal. It’s nice that Jackson is worried about her, but I think it’s just going to take some more time.
- Bailey is back from her “vacation” and you just can’t keep her away from her work! The way that she still tries to keep it a secret is humbling, but it’s OK to have others know about your well-being.
- Have I mentioned how much I’m appreciative of Shonda Rhimes?
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Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.