‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Will Alex fight back?

On this episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, one doctor is traumatized by her past, more than a few are trying to figure out where they stand romantically and a couple may end up in serious fist fight very soon.

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “Do You Believe in Magic”

I wouldn’t have expected it from the first part of this episode, or any of the episode except for the final few minutes, but Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo’s (Camilla Luddington) story was absolutely my favorite in this one. I realize that sounds terrible when talking about something as awful as abuse, but I’m just really excited to see what happens next. I thought it was great how Cristina (Sandra Oh) kept protecting Alex when she found out how much he was hurting about Jo. Yeah sure, she teased him relentlessly while she was doing it, but we still saw how much she cared. Never in a million years would I have guessed that Jason (Charles Michael Davis) would get abusive with Jo. But now that he has, I can only imagine what Alex is going to do to him.

Miranda’s (Chandra Wilson) continuing story was another favorite in this episode. I was curious what she was doing in that lab and when we realized that she was testing herself over and over again, I felt so bad for her. I thought – much like everyone seemed to on the staff – that she was still angry and that’s why she was staying away from everyone and refusing to talk. I was so happy when Richard called in her husband. Tough it did hurt to see her break down in Ben’s (Jason George) arms, I also felt like it was something that needed to happen. Hopefully, now that she’s admitted how she feels, Miranda can start to heal herself.

The story with Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Ethan got even more complicated in this episode and I definitely had some moments where I thought for sure they were leading us toward Owen deciding to adopt the kid. Obviously Cristina felt the same way so I’m sure she was relieved when he said he wanted her.

As for the other storylines, they were all pretty good but nothing that really caught my attention as much as the ones above. Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) flirting with a new doctor was a little strange, but I’m waiting to see what happens there before making any judgments. April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson’s (Jesse Williams) friendship is still flip-flopping around so nothing new there. And as for the interesting cases of the week, the most interesting one had to be the lady cut in half by her magician husband. That’s one of those things that make me shiver just to think about it.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Jo looking up at Alex and revealing her beaten face.

Thank you, TV gods.: Miranda breaking down in her husband’s arms. I just felt like that was something she needed to do.

Awk-ward: All the docs resorting to waiting outside of the bathroom for Miranda.

Hotness: Alex in his hoodie. Just sayin’.

Fab-u-lous: Zola in her princess gown and tiara, of course. How sweet was that?

Can. Not. Wait.: To see Alex kick Jason’s ass. I don’t care if it’s wrong, I still want to see it.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8. Between Miranda breaking down and Jo showing up at Alex’s house with a black eye, this one had a lot of emotion in it for me to rate a fairly high score.

What did you think of this episode? Were you expecting things to go the way they did with Jo and Jason? What do you think Alex is going to do now?