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Hot for teacher and 3 more great 'Grey's Anatomy' moments this week

Season 11 | Episode 18 | “When I Grow Up” | Aired Apr 2, 2015

Hi, you little surgeons. Grey’s Anatomy is back and Derek is back and April is back and we’re all back. We’re all okay. Yes, Derek kissed that woman last week, but Renee is gone, and it’s time for us to heal. But just like normal, it doesn’t take long for someone in Seattle to end up in trouble or make an awful judgment call. This week’s big slip up? Bringing a class of fifth-graders to a hospital. Sigh. Let me explain:

Hot for Teacher

So here’s the thing—Stephanie on Tinder is the best thing I’ve ever seen. She’s judgy. She’s sassy. She doesn’t give a DAMN about the picture you have with a tiger in Africa. She’s over you. Stephanie meets up with a fifth-grade teacher who has lost his students, and he’s totally adorable. Because she’s a resident and resident life is unfair, she gets stuck with the kids, but that also means she gets stuck with the teacher. The reason that Grey’s Anatomy is still working is because they make you love the characters. Yeah, she’s still a newbie in comparison, but it’s genuinely nice to see Stephanie back in the flirty scene. DATE THIS GORGEOUS FIFTH-GRADE TEACHER, STEPH.

Naturally, she tries to get out of it. Jo explains that she has to go for this—she deserves it. She’s practically “hot for teacher.” I’m totally all game for this to happen. Well, I was—see “[Love] Notes for the O.R. Board” this week.

Field Trip to the Operating Room

Somehow, someone thought that going to the emergency room of a hospital was an acceptable place to take children, which really backfires when a whole class of fifth graders sees a police officer who has been shot in the throat. But then there’s one little girl who made hard eye contact with the officer, who just openly queries, “Is that officer going to die? He was shot in the throat.” Looks like we have a baby dark and twisty on our hands, y’all. As Alex shows the kids pictures of crazy X-rays, one kid mentions that he put a marble up his nose once. Me too, kid.

As they’re loading up the bus, they realize that Julie is gone. For reference, Julie is the dark and twisty straight-shooter who is always game for a good GSW to the throat. Derek finds Julie hanging out in the gallery, like a young Meredith. And just like we called from moment go, she says that she wants to be a doctor that removes organs and gives them to other people. Everyone is super-psyched to see Julie, but JULIE JUST WANTS TO CUT.

Tragic Brotherly Love

The police officers who came in after being shot are brothers, which makes the fact that one has been shot in the throat and was carried in by the lieutenant who’s literally missing chunks of leg muscle and bone even more intense. Their mom comes in and seems surprisingly in control, considering both of her sons have been shot. And that’s probably a good thing, because next thing you know, he goes all code blue and then brain-dead. It’s 16 minutes in—Grey’s Anatomy ain’t messin’ this week.

In an awful, awful turn of events, the other brother, who is in surgery, has a stroke mid-procedure, and goes brain-dead as well. However, the other guy that’s being operated on right now? The kid who shot them. And he needs a liver. If I have to spell out what’s coming next, then you don’t deserve to be watching this show. Miranda Bailey, being a total Hufflepuff, goes and asks Meredith if she’ll ask the mother for her son’s liver … TO GIVE TO THE SHOOTER.

Mama Officer acted the same way Meredith and I did when she asked. But then the police lieutenant talks about how the kid who needs the liver is an at-risk youth whom her son had worked with. Eventually, Mama Officer caves and donates the organs, to that kid and nearly 100 other patients.

Like Brother, Like Sister

At the end of the episode, it was nice to see Amelia and Derek have a nice, special moment together. He checks on her because they’ve had to declare two men brain-dead after a robbery. And then Amelia talks about how they’re both runners—he ran from Meredith, and she ran from her engagement. And then Derek says, “I’m missing out on everything in my life. I don’t need to change the world. Clipping aneurysms. Stopping bleeds. That’s changing the world, with our hands.” And then Amelia casually drops, “I think I’m falling in love with Owen Hunt.”

[Love] Notes for the O.R. Board

  • The cute police lieutenant wanted something to come out of this day right, and it did—because Callie totally accepted an offer to have dinner. Okay, not really. Either way—Callie found a new love friend! Kevin Alejandro, you can crutch your way into my life anytime.
  • Also, Stephanie finally asked the fifth-grade teacher out. Sorry, I was wrong, y’all. He was, um, 17 years old.
  • Derek bragging on Meredith’s surgery skill to dark and twisty Julie was really, really sweet.
  • That beautiful song that happened when those nice officers died was “Was There Nothing?” by Ásgeir. I’ll be listening to it and recreating that scene while operating on my pillow later.

Y’all! Next week we get to watch the pilot again! How nice is that? I always miss George. George and Izzie and Cristina and Burke—I just miss everyone. And after that, Grey’s goes back home to 9/8C for a new episode that reveals the Amelia/Owen romance. What a great week. So until next week’s double-header, keep those scalpels sharp and that UNOs list refreshed!

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8/7C on ABC.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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