‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 15×6 Review: ‘Flowers Grow Out of My Grave’

On this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy,the theme surrounding the storylines is Dia de los Muertos, also known as ‘The Day of the Dead’. We know we’ve lost MANY folks throughout the span of this show. Let’s break down “Flowers Grow Out of My Grave,” shall we?

Teddy Almost Reveals The Truth…ALMOST

You were SO close, Teddy. You were so close to telling Owen about the baby. Ah, I need this news out already. After Teddy gets a glimpse of  the dynamic of Owen and Amelia in his home, she thinks it’s best to keep it to herself. It’s only hurting her, to be honest, and with Owen’s loyal personality, he will stand with her. It made me so frustrated. I was waiting for her to say the words “I’m pregnant, Owen.” This can only last for so long.

Meredith’s Past

Richard breaks the news to Meredith that her estranged father, Thatcher, is ill and in hospice. I don’t know about you, but for some reason, I thought Thatcher passed away seasons ago, but I guess since his presence on the show has never been solid, that kind of information can get you thinking something else.

But yes, he’s ill and Meredith’s reaction is so…Meredith. She’s done a lot on her part, more than most people tend to do when you are faced with the man that left you as a child and had your mother crying over you pretty much all of your childhood. They never really recreated a relationship with each other; it was only because Lexi wanted them to connect. I think it’s okay that Meredith doesn’t feel the need to full-on grieve him. It’s not like she can jump into a full-on grieving mode when she’s hardly known him and he never made the effort to get to know her. But with the compassion that Meredith holds within herself, she will find a way to make herself at peace with all of this and visit him. Meredith’s life I tell you…it’s a lot.

Link Is a Cool Dude

I’m enjoying seeing Link’s personality and background laid out to us slowly, and not in a complete rush. We’re really getting to know his character with good length. Not only does he have the eyes for Meredith, but we learned that he went through chemo for a tumor in the past. The way he took on that approach in helping the kid patient was too sweet, and it was very brave of him to chop off some of his hair to make a point! He’s not all that obsessed with his hair. Good to know! He seems to have a lot of good in him and doesn’t hold down that ‘bad boy with nice hair” mantra as he may have seemed to be perceived in the beginning.

The flow of getting to know his character is going just about right, not forced or rushed on us as viewers, unlike some of the other characters that have come forth in the past *cough* Riggs *cough*.

Tag Teaming- Jo and Bailey Style

The way Bailey decides to act fast and save the healthy liver of a deceased man was in fact…so random but wow does she think FAST. It’s nice to watch Bailey and Jo work together, they both have this drive for perfection that really makes them a great team. Even though Alex did not approve their plan in using that liver for the other patient, Bailey was not going to let that stop her from trying. She’s always been like that. Daring and fearless, and the way she persuades Jo to move along with the surgery with her shows you just that.

“If Roberta dies and you could have saved her, you’ll never forgive yourself.”

The Memory of Those Who Have Fallen

Cue the tears! As Meredith walks through those hospital halls, we get a vision and a heartbreaking glimpse of all the people Meredith has lost. George, Lexi, Ellis, her dog, Derek and even Mark. Sigh, too many. On top of all that, we have “Chasing Cars” playing in the background. The unofficial theme song of this show that triggers so many moments on this show, but this one is in Spanish which felt just as emotional as the original song. “Flowers Grow Out of My Grave” does a great way in incorporating Dios de La Muertos.

Other Thoughts:

  • It’s funny how sometimes the doctors on this show decide to do whatever they like, just because. I’m sure it doesn’t work like that in the real world, but hey it’s only a TV show right?
  • Levi is just adorable. “Isn’t this a teaching hospital?”
  • The dynamic between Maggie and Jackson feels so awkward right now.
  • I wonder where Betty ran off to.
  • The acting with that mother crying was so bad. I think another take would have been good. Hah, just some of my deep observations.
  • When Link hit Meredith with “What’s the story with you and Alex? Does Jo have anything to worry about?” LOL, I see you Link.

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

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursday nights at 8/9c on ABC.

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