‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Callie’s Suggestion Could Change Everything

'Grey's' Constance Zimmer
How far will the show go with Seattle Grace's downfall?
On this episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, doctors who haven’t been working together too well recently unite for a common cause, and one doctor makes a suggestion that could rock everything at Seattle Grace, again.

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “The Face of Change.”

What did I love about this episode? Oh, just a whole lot. Let’s start with the final minute because that’s probably the moment that I loved the most. After everything that the docs have been through recently, it might seem completely insane for Callie (Sara Ramirez) to suggest that she and her fellow millionaires buy the hospital. But when you think about it, it’s actually an ingenious plan. Talk about solving their problems in one fell swoop. Though I’m sure they’ll come up with a whole new crop of problems, but at least they wouldn’t be things like giving up patient care to convert to a Pegasus-run hospital.

The other thing I loved on this episode was seeing the group of doctors who worked together to save the little boy. Even people who haven’t been getting along recently were suddenly united to help. It was a great thing to see and I especially enjoyed some of the smaller moments it brought us, like April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson’s (Jesse Williams) phone conversation, everyone struggling to open the ER doors, Meredith “accidentally” deleting the patient file, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) coming in and offering to use his code to get them the medicines they needed, and a bunch more scenes I could keep on listing all day. Derek said in the beginning of the episode that they were all like family and I think that storyline proved it.

Some stuff I liked was the storyline of Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jackson’s shared transgender case. In the midst of all the insanity involving their competition over being the new face of Seattle Grace, plus both of them helping out with the injured boy, it was great to see them working together on a case like that. I also got the biggest kick out of Callie and Richard’s little recon mission to the other Pegasus hospital. Alex discovering that he may actually like Jo (Camilla Luddington) was sweet, as was April kissing her EMT beau and Jackson observing it with a smile.

What did I not like about this episode? Nothing, really. I was sad that we only got to see a tiny bit of some characters, like Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Miranda (Chandra Wilson), but I also know that both of them have had episodes with major storylines featuring them recently, so I’m willing to forgive that.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Callie suggesting that they buy the hospital themselves. I know it’s a cliché to say it, but I’m not lying when I say that my jaw literally dropped when she said that.

Thank you, TV gods.: Derek walking in to the secret ER and offering to get them anything they needed to help the patient.

Awk-ward: Callie and Richard making up new names to get admitted into a Pegasus hospital.

Hotness: April making out with her cute EMT.

Fab-u-lous: Again, always hard with a show where everyone pretty much always wears scrubs, but I’m going with the suit Owen wore when helping Cahill with the tour. I especially enjoyed the tie.

Can. Not. Wait.: To see if the group agrees and tries to go through with buying the hospital.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9. Between the moment where April asked Jackson to reopen the ER and the one where Callie suggested they buy the hospital, this was a strong episode for me.

Do you think Callie can convince the other docs to use their millions to buy the hospital? What do you think will happen if they do that? Can you imagine all of them trying to run Seattle Grace together?

– Michelle Carlbert

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