TGIT moments that will make you OMG
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After missing last week’s episodes due to a women’s choir concert in Atlantic City, I caught up on what I missed on Friday so I would be prepared for this week’s TGIT. So, here is the recap and my OMG moments of last night’s episodes.
After channel 6 had been flooded with quick previews of Thursday’s episode, my sister and I found it hilariously ironic that this week’s episode takes place on an airplane after the incident with United Airlines. Obviously, there wasn’t any correlation since the show is filmed in advance, but it still seemed pretty coincidental. The episode’s opening conflict occurs when Meredith switches seats on the flight only to be seated next to… RIGGS! And who could possibly ignore the innate chemistry that has been going on between these two for almost the entire season? So, what do these two do? Despite Meredith’s immediate dismissal to conversations with Nathan, the two find themselves in the compact airplane bathroom and join the mile high club. Classy, surgeons. After this incident, the two take their seats and begin talking about the unfortunate plane crash incidents of their past. Before they can dive deep into this conversation, lightning hits the plane and chaos erupts. Meredith immediately has flashbacks to the last time something went horribly wrong on a plane. She comes to her senses and realizes the situation around her. With three people on the ground, she tries to help them from her seat since the turbulence is too strong. When it dies down a little bit, Riggs and Grey tend to the passengers as fast as possible before things get any worst. Having one passenger with a possible brain bleed, Meredith tries to get the pilot to land the plane so she can take the passenger into surgery. Since the pilot is trying to navigate her way through two very dangerous storm systems, she declines Meredith’s request to speak with her, which only aggravates the surgeon. After Meredith tends to the rest of the plane along with Riggs, and when they’re finished, the two finally get to talk. And what do they talk about? Lexie. Lexie was and always will be my favorite character. Riggs finally understands why Meredith feels like she needs to protect Maggie: Meredith couldn’t protect Lexie. She’s doing everything she can. I’m not going to lie, I almost cried. Lexie and Meredith had such a beautiful relationship, and the episode where she died is the only thing in the world that can make me sob, as if Lexie were my own sister.
This moment gets interrupted, because the passenger who hit his head and had a possible brain bleed started vomiting and seizing. This prompted my mother to yell, “Oh no! What are they going to do? Where can they park the plane?” which prompted my sister and I to burst into a sea of laughter. Meredith finally gets to meet with the pilot, but the pilot is extremely stubborn and refuses to land the plane because it is unsafe. Meredith and Riggs have no idea what to do, but Meredith’s belief in conquering the impossible sparks her idea to drill holes into the poor guy’s skull and relieve the pressure his brain is feeling. With just a syringe being used to puncture his skull, she has to insert it again and again without touching any brain matter. The turbulence isn’t helping, but then again, the surgeons on Grey’s Anatomy are always able to do the unthinkable, so am I worried? Nope!
While Meredith is busy draining the blood from one guy’s brain, a man with pulmonary hypertension starts to have trouble breathing and begins to suffocate from the inside out. Riggs rushes to save his life and has to use a defibrillator to shock his chest and jump start his heart.
While all of this is happening, Meredith is still draining the blood from her patient’s brain-bleed and needs another passenger to help her with the operation. When they are just about ready to finish, the pilot announces that they will be making an emergency landing now. This angers Meredith as she yells, “Now she decides to land the freaking plane!” After the announcement, the plane suffers one big hit from the storm, and everybody is shaken up.
Finally, the plane lands and paramedics rush on to help everyone.
The episode ends with Riggs confronting Meredith about her choices, yet again. He tells her to stop being afraid to be with him because she is fearless about everything else. He tells her that she needs to let Derek go, and just live her life. Finally, something gets through to her and she agrees.
The trailers for this episode have been exciting and a little bit confusing. Last night was Scandal’s 100th episode, and as a twist, creator Shonda Rhimes wrote the episode to show what would happen if Fitz never would have won the election to begin with. Who would be alive? Who would be in power? What would Olivia’s career look like?
The episode begins with a meeting deciding if they should rig the election in Fitz’s favor or not. Olivia puts her foot down, and subsequently, he lost. The next thing that happens is that Fitz announces to Olivia that he left his wife Mellie. He came to propose to her, and Olivia was taken by surprise at first. It seemed like she had turned him down, but she responds to him by kissing him passionately. Things get steamy, but then again, when isn’t there a steamy Scandal scene?
The episode fast forwards by six months, and Mellie is talking to Cyrus about her post ex-marital depression. Cyrus comforts her by telling her that she is perfect and Mellie kisses him! I almost threw up the pizza I just ate, but luckily the next scene was certainly less nauseating. Olivia and Fitz get married, and Huck walks her down the aisle, which is so incredibly sweet! The one thing that made this scene a little weird was Huck’s hair. He grew it out, giving him a more boyish look, but I guess that makes sense since he isn’t a trained killer in this alternate universe.
Okay, I’m really not enjoying this episode. Everything is so strange. Fitz is on the news with a show called “The Grant Report,” and he announces Mellie and Cyrus’ marriage. The next scene is even weirder because Olivia’s crew is watching The Bachelor and Quinn is on it, only her name is still Lindsay, and they seem to not know who she is.
Cyrus’ ex boyfriend comes by to interview him and Mellie and Cyrus confront him behind Mellie’s back about their past. His ex claims that he’s in a sham marriage and Cyrus agrees and says that he needs another chance at making it in the office. He tells his ex to move on and he doesn’t deserve him, and Mellie overhears the entire conversation.
Olivia and Fitz begin having marriage problems and Olivia comes clean to him and explains how she could have fixed the election so he would have won the Oval. He asks her why she didn’t do it, and she claims that he wouldn’t have wanted to win that way. He’s angry because he thinks the presidency would have been better than their marriage.
Mellie begins her campaign for presidency and hits some speed bumps as Ely Pope shows her scandalous pictures of her competition that he plans on leaking. Cyrus agrees on leaking them and Mellie strongly disagrees and says that she chooses not to out a man like that and tells him “you of all people should understand.”
Thank goodness this scene is very brief and Fitz tells her to go away quickly. It was too weird and made everyone uncomfortable.
The episode ends with Olivia and Fitz fixing their issues, and everything turns out ok.
Unfortunately, this is the only show that I did not have time to catch up on throughout the week, but thank goodness my sister stayed awake to help clear any confusion derived from last week’s episode. This week’s episode opens with a flashback of when Ally was still with Ethan and he got arrested for a murder. I guess we’re finally learning about the strange past with Ethan.
Flashing forward to present day, Margot and Ben discuss her daughter Tessa, and Margot is ready to give her up once again. Ben wants to do his best to help her lead a normal life instead of joining the crazy dangerous Kensington firm, but Margot thinks she’s already wrapped up in its business. It’s extremely sweet how Ben is her father and he wants to help her.
The Anderson Vaughn PI firm is investigating Ethan, which relates to the flashback to the beginning of the episode. Alice is slightly embarrassed, because her team must investigate her own past since Ethan was her boyfriend of five years. They are investigating to see if Ethan really murdered the person he was arrested for and how he got away with it without being entirely incarcerated. As it was announced in a past episode, Ethan is well connected, and we will find out why.
There has been a security breach in the CIA that could have potentially compromised Ben and Reece’s new jobs. More importantly, it may have just killed them. They go to investigate who took their information and why and discover it’s a young 20-something year old (who looks extremely dreamy in my opinion), who was hired by a company called Blackwell to memorize everything he saw. Reece takes the boy back to their home since Blackwell locked him up in a room so he wouldn’t tell anybody about the information that he learned.
The episode constantly flashes back to Ethan’s case seven years ago and shows how suspicion of her boyfriend’s loyalties grew. After digging up information about the murder, the firm discovered that detective Mason commit suicide and Ethan were innocent. Alice meets with him in person to apologize for not trusting him.
Margot’s mother tries to screw her over in order to become head of the Kensington Firm again, but Tessa and Margot seem to finally get along and work together to put her away since she is a toxic influence. Do I sense some mother daughter bonding? It’s about time these two had more in common than just being homicidal. I mean, how many fifteen year olds are trained killers and can say that that trait is hereditary? I guess you could say conning is in their blood.
Agent Diaz is ready to turn Troy in for theft of private FBI property and he negotiates with her in order to save his life from behind bars. He tells her he can help find where her husband is, and she says “good, then I can kill him,” WOAH!
The episode ends with Ben telling Alice that he based Christopher Hall off of the best parts of Ethan so she would like him better. This troubles her, but she is soon distracted by a knock at the door. She opens it and it’s Ethan…he wants to talk.