‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Did Alex Actually Do It?

This week, the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital batten down the hatches in preparation for a megastorm. Meanwhile, the storms happening inside the walls might be more damaging than those on the outside.

*Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “Readiness Is All.”*

Okay folks, this is one of those episodes where I pretty much loved everything, so I’m going to just take each storyline in order of which ones I loved the most. Once again Alex and Jo get top billing for making us wonder who exactly retaliated on Jason and turned his brain into scrambled eggs. Not that I wouldn’t blame Alex if he’d done it, and we all know he would have done it if he’d had the chance, but I’m glad that it turned out that Jo was actually the one who took Jason down. It was a nice twist to not have Alex do it and it proved that Jo is a badass herself. I thought it was pretty smart of Alex to blackmail Jason into keeping everything a secret, but I will (reluctantly) admit that Derek had a point about that not necessarily being the right thing to do. I was all ready for Alex and Jo to kiss in the end, but that darn tree got in the way. I wonder if the moment is gone for now or if they can get that close again in the finale.

On the baby front, we had Meredith waddling around just 3 weeks away from her due date, which of course means that everything in the hospital is instantly out to kill her. She narrowly escapes a possibly explosive O.R. (“I’ve been through something like this before, it didn’t end well.”) only to slip and fall on the steps. I have to admit that I figured it would be baby time right then and there, but they pulled a fast one on us and she turned out to be perfectly fine. I was practically jumping up and down with joy in the end when her water broke, but something tells me that the birth isn’t going to go as well as that fall down the stairs did.

Did I call that whole thing with Owen and Ethan or what? I just knew that Owen was going to want to adopt Ethan and that whole chat between him and Meredith was beautiful. When it was over, I was all ready for him to tell Cristina he was taking the kid home and maybe even hoping that she’s suddenly be okay with it since Ethan was a boy and not a tiny little baby. But then the dad woke up and ruined Owen’s dreams and mine as well.

Matthew’s proposal to April was beyond cute, but why do I have this sinking feeling that he’s going to die now? I guess I must be too used to this show and its propensity for breaking our hearts just when we start to like a character.

Wait, actually I did think of a storyline that I didn’t like. The one with Arizona and Lauren actually made me angry. Though I’m mad at both of them, I have to say that Lauren gets more of my wrath. I will just never understand a person who flirts with someone else’s spouse. Plus, Arizona and Callie just got through a whole bunch of crap this year and now this woman is going to come in and make things bad for them again.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Meredith falling down the stairs!

Thank you, TV gods.: Finding out that Meredith and the baby were both okay after her fall.

Awk-ward: Pretty much everything that came out of Brooks’ mouth in this episode.

Hotness: Alex and Jo standing in front of the window when Alex was *this* close to telling Jo that he loved her.

Fab-u-lous: Matthew’s proposal to April. That sweet and cool all at the same time.

Can. Not. Wait.: To see Derek and Meredith’s baby being born.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9. Definitely a great episode with a ton of excitement and strong storylines from pretty much every character.

-Michelle Carlbert