‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Is Derek Cheating On Meredith?
Grey’s Anatomy “I Feel the Earth Move” started with a voiceover from Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) as she tackles another surgery, while skipping another planned trip to Washington, D.C. As Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) point out, she hasn’t lost a single patient since November – a surgical no-hitter.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap
When an earthquake hits, Meredith covers her patient on the operating table, while Maggie (Kelly McCreary) gets hit on in a stuck elevator by Ethan, a radiologist. Ben (Jason George), in the heat of the moment, tackled Bailey (Chandra Wilson) to protect her. When they get up off the ground, Bailey starts in on Ben about reaching out to his sister. He still can’t wrap his head around his brother transitioning to become a woman. After Bailey walks away, Jackson (Jesse Williams) approaches him, encouraging him to join the plastics team.
Jackson brings Ben to a consultation with a woman who is looking to get a breast augmentation. Instead of scheduling the surgery right away, Jackson tells her to come back in six weeks time to meet again. Jackson explains that he could sense that the girl was getting the surgery because of her boyfriend, who was standing beside her approvingly. Ben wants to know how he determined that and Jackson explains it’s just about talking to people, which Ben realizes he needs to do with his sister.
In the ER, April (Sarah Drew) is trying to get everything under control as a flood of patients is arriving following the earthquake. She calls Callie (Sara Ramirez) down to the ER to check on a 70something woman who hurt her hip while having sex during the earthquake. Unfortunately, she has a femur fracture. Callie wants to completely replace the hardware, which would give her full flexibility in the bedroom – the patient’s major concern. Maggie is wary of the surgery because of her cardiac history, but Callie is adamant.
In the end, they find a compromise – with the help of radiologist Ethan, who tries to ask Maggie out. During the surgery, Callie realizes Maggie is going all “upstairs/downstairs” about Ethan because he’s a hospital “underling.” Later, Maggie says there’s this “gap” between her and other people. Callie calls BS, and by the end of the day, Maggie has a date with Ethan.
In the aftermath of the earthquake, Owen (Kevin McKidd) fields a call from an 11-year-old girl named Ruby whose mom fell off a chair. The power is out and the kid hasn’t been able to get through 911 to get an ambulance out there. Owen tries to get the call traced so that they can send an ambulance, but the call can’t be traced and there isn’t time. Owen and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) try to coach the girl through basic methods of trying to clear her mother’s airway. Making matters worse, the battery on the cell phone Ruby is calling from is getting low.
Without any other options, Owen, Amelia and Richard (James Pickens Jr.) instruct Ruby to ram a skewer into her mother’s chest, followed by a straw to help her breathe. She looses a heartbeat, so they try to get her to do CPR. Helping her keep the rhythm, they sing the BeeGee’s “Stayin’ Alive.” Before they know if she was able to revive her or not, the call is lost and they’re forced to wait and see if the helicopter sent out to find them gets there in time. After a tense time, the girl arrives with her mother – whose vitals are solid – and runs into Owen’s arms. Amelia operates on the mother, and she comes out fine. To celebrate, Owen and Amelia head to the on-call room.
At the end of the day, Meredith realizes that her 89 mistake-free surgery streak started Nov. 14, the day Derek (Patrick Dempsey) left for D.C. She wonders aloud to Alex (Justin Chambers) if she’s better off without him. After all, professionally she’s doing amazing, her kids are happy and so is she. Derek going to D.C. reminded her of who she is as a person. She ultimately determines that it doesn’t mean she’s better off without him and that she wants to share this new her with him. When she calls Derek’s phone to tell him that the separation worked, a woman picks up who won’t say who she is.