By GreytXcape | March 14, 2013
Hello, beautiful people!
Here’s a Gabbler’s take on tonight’s episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy, “Transplant Wasteland”! Read it below!
S9E17 – Transplant Wasteland
“To a critically ill patient, an organ transplant means a new start. A second chance. But the body is designed to fight off any outside invader. Even one that’s trying to save it. Because a transplant doesn’t guarantee that it’s an easier life. There’s a threat that the body will reject the organ outright.”
Well, I think it’s safe to say Shonda & Co. didn’t waste any time jumping back in with heap loads of drama after a 3 week hiatus! Because that is EXACTLY what this episode gave us…. that and a few tears of joy and sadness with a little comedic relief in between. In other words, this episode did not disappoint!
Jo and Alex continue to do the back and forth dance when we all know there’s something between them that means they’re more than ‘just pals’. I mean c’mon! Isn’t it obvious?! The girl almost took another woman out all for the sake of bringing Alex back a kidney for one of his patients! Leave it to Mer to smack talk some sense into Alex and make him realize he’s being a douche face to Jo and everyone he works with. Anyone placing bets on when we see Jolex finally smooch it out?!
April shows a side of her most aren’t used to seeing when she works with a patient whose decided to become a DCD (donation after cardiac death) donor. While the patient himself knows his death is inevitable, it’s a devastating and heart-wrenching situation for all involved. April, who’s trained to SAVE lives must accept that the patient has come to terms with his fate and has made the decision to save lives at the expense of losing his own. Torn with the “correct” way to handle the case, April succumbs to her patient’s decision and helps reassure him that his organs will in fact save the lives of others when she reads to him the list of recipients and the organs he’ll be donating. When reality hits that death is upon him, his parents react as any loving caregiver would and the tear duct flood gates of Grey’s Anatomy viewers open uncontrollably. (Well, mine did anyway!) Needless to say, this storyline more than tugged at viewer’s heartstrings.
Jackson definitely gets his fill after he realizes what his mother signed him up for. Adding to that, his colleagues aren’t a fan of “his” (aka his mother’s) new procedures they are beginning to implement either. After Jackson overhears a conversation between Catherine and Richard, he begins to question if he can handle the pressure. Between reading and understanding Pegasus’ new protocols, Owen’s resignation (oh yeah, he quits too. Can you blame him?!) and a huge mix up and lack of OR availability, Jackson steps it up a few notches and takes charge as the boss he was nominated to be. Calling the shots and telling who to go where isn’t as hard as he thought! Amidst the chaos, Jackson solidifies the importance and purpose of what he and the new board of directors are there to do: Build a new hospital and become a leading center for research and innovation, with the help of the board’s vision and determination. He also suggests the hospital reinstate Owen as Chief of Surgery and that the ER be re-opened so the hospital can regain its title as a Level 1 trauma center. If that wasn’t enough to make the hair on your arm stand up, his next motion as bossman in charge will surely do the trick. Jackson moves to rename the hospital to “honor the very reason they’ve come together and been able to do this. A name that exemplifies the spirit of the hospital and also the depth of their dedication.” Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. All in favor? You’d better believe it.
“The transplant process is very scary. A patient goes from worrying about getting an organ to worrying if the organ will be rejected. The anxiety continues until they can finally open their eyes after surgery and see that their gift has been accepted.”
Nicely done, Allison. “Smack talk some sense into Alex”? LOL Nice. I’d say GA was well worth the weeks we had to wait for it’s return. What say you?