Family squabbles and miracles were the order of the day on the most recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy titled “It Ain’t No Miracle.”
This article contains spoilers so if you haven’t seen the episode “It Ain’t No Miracle,” please do not continue reading.
This season on Grey’s Anatomy has so far focused on the fallout from Alex Karav’s (Justin Chambers) assault of Dr. Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti). As Alex faces a felony charge, DeLuca picked up the pieces of his life and career. Dr. Arizona Roberts (Jessica Capshaw) returned for visiting Callie and their daughter. She was angry with Karev, reminding that his job is to help children not to let his temper cause him to make stupid choices. Arizona surprised DeLuca in her response to him as he expected her support of Alex would have her view him as the bad guy. In other hospital happenings, April (Sarah Drew), who had been released, got bonding time with her daughter Harriet but missed working at the hospital and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) had to deal with an issue with her son.
But the bulk of the episode focused on the hospital drama involving the patients, in particular a family that ended up in the emergency room after a car accident while they were on their way to a funeral. The driver of the car that caused the accident was estranged sister and daughter Kara (Jen Lilley), who was later revealed to be pregnant. The other members of the family, especially brother Julian (Paul McKinney) and sister Morgan (Vicki Davis), wanted nothing to do with Kara but mother Georgia (Linda Gehringer) was happy to see the daughter she hadn’t seen in a long time. But the family squabbles and grief over the death of her husband of many years caused Georgia to suffer a heart attack and die.
In watching this scene, my heart went out to poor Georgia. She had just loss her husband and was being forced to endured the strain of her family’s anger and resentment over Kara’s return. The pressure of being caught in the middle was too much for Georgia to take. This story mirrored what was happening in the Karev/DeLuca saga- people caught in the middle not wanting to take sides but being dragged into it nonetheless.
When Georgia popped up alive after being pronounced dead, it was a miracle on so many fronts. Her resurrection allowed her family to heal. Kara wouldn’t have to feel the guilt of causing her mother’s death, Julian and Morgan forgave Kara and could now work on repairing their family and Georgia would get to see her grandchild.
“It Ain’t No Miracle” showed that if you are given a second chance, don’t squander it. We’ll have to see if Alex Karev takes this advice.
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