Headed for Thursday Grey’s Anatomymore doctors than Gray Sloan seemed to be at a crossroads than at operating tables. Meredith needed to figure out how, and if, she could help Nick in a difficult time with his niece. Amelia and Kai had to decide whether or not to take a leap of faith and plunge into a relationship to heart. And Maggie … poor Maggie had to ponder whether she could bear to read an entire letter from her late mother who was Ellis as always Ellis. How did he shake it all off? Read on; the answers are below …
CABIN FEVER | At the beginning of “The Makings of You”, Nick took Mer to a magnificent “cabin” in Minnesota for a romantic getaway … where, no matter how sparkling his eyes were, he had a hard time getting the relationship out of his head. writing about David’s breakthrough surgery. That is, until her boyfriend distracted her with sex long enough for her niece Charlotte to meet them with her “soul mate” Oak tree Silver. Once Nick and Mer got dressed, introductions were made and Charlotte’s uncle wondered aloud … er, why was she so far from school? Also, why was she with an idiot like Silver, who liked to microdose mushrooms to get in touch with her shadow self? During dinner, he revealed that he and Charlotte were headed to Costa Rica. She was leaving school, he announced. (Crickets.)
Once Nick found his voice, it was aloud. Silver didn’t help. Every syllable that came out of his mouth made Nick want to slap him on the head more. Eventually, everyone went to separate corners – Nick is getting involved in cutting wood. “If you keep trying to control her,” Mer warned him, “you will lose her.” But she didn’t understand it, she said. Because of Charlotte’s mother, she was predisposed to making terrible decisions. Later, alone with Charlotte, Mer admitted to reminding her a lot of herself. Charlotte wasn’t rebelling, she assured her uncle’s girlfriend of hers. She just wanted something new: she wasn’t becoming a train wreck like her mother. “Do you talk to him?” Carlotta asked. “You can,” Sea assured her. And with some difficulty, she did. She wanted to understand some things and she wanted him to trust the work she had done raising her. “And if I do drugs,” she cracked her, “they’ll be plant-based.” (Voltage broken.) After Charlotte and Silver leave, Nick admits he’s not used to getting help. If he was going to be with Mer, he would have to get used to it, he said. And vice versa, he replied. Both seemed to be considering career changes. He may not be able to return to Gray Sloan and be only chief general, he admitted. Not after working on David’s case at the clinic.
BAR NONE | At Mer’s clinic, Amelia and Kai briefly clashed over the fact that David had hidden his underlying condition and what could have been done to prevent it. However, the spark between them was still burning. After submitting their final report, Kai invited Amelia to a show that night as her flight back to Seattle didn’t leave until morning. Once at the bar, Kai stunned Amelia when it turned out that they were the headliners. And they were also pretty cool and cool. If I didn’t love them before, me I had see you after this. So, it seemed, did Amelia, with whom they became extremely hot and heavy after the show in a tangle of sheets. Afterwards, Kai introduced Amelia to their plants and admitted that they loved the children too much to want one. They also talked about playing the rock star on stage and challenged Amelia to see that she was too. Why is she self-deprecating? It’s her armor shield of hers, she theorized. If he loved every part of her, he deserves a love that did the same.
LETTER YOU HAVE IT | Back in Seattle, Maggie was recovering from the flu while babysitting Mer’s children with Winston. Soon, a game of hide and seek led Zola to discover a box of the deceased Ellis’ stuff, including a letter to “Margaret”. After Winston shares her grief over lost memories, Maggie mustered the courage to read her mother’s message, written after learning that she was dying and that she had little time to deal with his mortality. and her mistakes her. (Hi, Kate Burton!) While Ellis, appearing to Maggie, read her missive aloud, he interacted with her daughter … the hard way. (Is something involving Ellis ever easy?) At the same time, Winston has bonded with Zola over his fears that he might one day lose his mother again. Later, they got even closer by playing in the ER and taking care of Bailey’s cut.
All the while, Maggie pleaded with her vision of her mother to give her some answers. Had she gone into cardio because her mother had wanted her? But Ellis was sharp as a scalpel, damn close to equating her daughter with “the irrelevant”. To Maggie’s amazement, she learned that Ellis had chosen her adoptive parents and refused to receive updates on her. “I’m not a dinner invitation” to accept or decline, Maggie said. “That decision not to see you, I don’t regret it,” Ellis yelled. In fact, she was proud of it. Cabbage! “It was exactly as Meredith described it,” Maggie yelled at Winston. She understandably she didn’t even want to finish reading the letter. Eventually, though, she listened to Ellis, allowing her to express her wish that she was able to be “true sisters” with Wed. (Better late than never.) Aww … then a feverish Maggie had a vision of her. beloved adoptive mother, who was everything Ellis was not.
SINCERELY YOURS | As the episode drew to a close, Mer admitted to Nick that – shockingly – he also has a short temper. She wasn’t afraid he was a hothead. “It’s just … when I’m falling in love, it scares me,” she said. “I don’t like the feeling of losing control.” And he was doing exactly that with Wed. Back in Seattle, Zola asked Winston if he thought her birth mother ever thought of her. He assured her it was normal to wonder. (OK, those two are super sweet.) As Amelia packed her bags to leave Minnesota, Kai reminded her that she could stay. But she couldn’t: she was a mother. “I hope part of me doesn’t scare you,” she added. Once Mer was home, she was amazed that Ellis’ letter didn’t even look like her. “Are you happy you read it?” Amelia asked. Maggie wasn’t sure, she just felt she should. She had felt for a long time that something was missing and that something was Ellis, but she no longer thought so. That said, she burned the letter. (Um, shouldn’t Mer’s fire alarms go crazy?)
So what do you think of “The Makings of You”? Someone did not choke when Diane appeared to Maggie? (Just me?) Hit the comments.