‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Can April Make Up Her Mind Already?

'Grey's Recap: Meredith Worries
Meredith worries about the baby.
On this episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, the brand new E.R. is tested to its limits when a tanker explodes and sends dozens of patients rushing through the doors of Grey + Sloan Memorial. Amidst all the chaos of accident victims, there is also a mom with a sick little boy who doesn’t seem to get well no matter what they do to treat him.

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”

My favorite part of this episode had to be the story of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) taking over the case with the mom (guest star Sarah Chalke) and the little boy with the mysterious illness. I didn’t know what to think of that one when she first walked in to the E.R. I kind of figured it wouldn’t be nothing – this is Grey’s Anatomyafter all – but, there were a few directions they could’ve gone with it. I was very glad that they played up Meredith’s mommy instincts and that she was able to figure out what the kid had and get him treated. It made my heart go all mushy inside – not gonna lie.

I feel like the second biggest part of the episode was the story that involved April (Sarah Drew), Alex (Justin Chambers), as well as Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Jo’s new beau, Jason (Charles Michael Davis). It also kind of involved Jackson (Jesse Williams) and Matthew (Justin Bruenning), but I’ll get to that bit in a minute. This one was a little convoluted, but I managed to follow along enough to know that Alex — even though he was being somewhat of a jerk about it — was actually right about Jason. Sure, Alex probably doesn’t like the guy out of jealousy, but when Jason refused to tell the woman’s husband that his wife had just died, he went straight on to my douche list, too. It’s odd to say that I liked that part, because it wasn’t particularly enjoyable, but being the hardcore Alex-girl that I am, I’m happy when he gets proven right, even when it’s for something so small.

Here’s where we get to the part that included Jesse and Matthew. It’s also coincidentally the part that I didn’t like. Jesse treats Matthew’s burns and it’s no big deal. April is upset that her patient died and Jesse comforts her. Also no big deal, right? Well, it’s a very big deal when April apparently starts to get feelings for Jesse again, then tries to talk about how she feels to Matthew and makes the poor guy think she’s trying to say she loves him. Ugh! I know shows like this live for the back and forth, but it is making me nuts. I was totally OK with Jesse and April getting together, but when they decided to go their separate ways, I was okay with that, too. I’ve just started liking Matthew (even though I don’t like that April has been lying to him) and now they go and do this? It makes my head hurt.

That annoying storyline aside, there was a lot more stuff to like in this one, including Owen (Kevin McKidd) making sure the little boy from the accident was OK, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) making Heather (Tina Majorino) his new favorite and Shane (Gaius Charles) jealous, plus everyone in the hospital wanting to get their genomes mapped by Miranda’s (Chandra Wilson) new machine.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: The man running around in front of the E.R. doors on fire. That certainly surprised the heck out of me.

Thank you, TV gods.: Callie finally getting to give her speech and rocking it by just being herself and telling the truth.

Awk-ward: April walking in on Jackson treating Matthew’s ass.

Hotness: Arizona helping Callie with her speech — by stripping.

Fab-u-lous: The scene over the freeway after the tanker truck exploded. It looked really cool, especially knowing that most of it must have been C.G.I.

Can. Not. Wait.: This sounds strange, because it’s not exactly a fun thing, but I’m dying to see the results of Meredith’s genome mapping

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7. I didn’t hate it, but the annoyance from April and Jesse made me give this one a lower mark than I normally would.

How did you feel about April and Jesse’s little moment alone? Do you think they should get back together?

– Michelle Carlbert

Watch Jackson take control of the doctors again below.

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