The Return of Grey’s Anatomy: Season 13

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BY Jessica Andriani

Staff Reporter

The fictional medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy,” aired their season 13 on Sept. 22.

“Grey’s Anatomy,” created by Shonda Rhimes, focuses on a group of doctors who began their careers as interns and eventually evolved into seasoned doctors, all the while trying to maintain their personal lives and relationships.

The season 12 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” was full of drama, relationships and family. Trauma surgeon April Kepner gave birth to a child, while Owen Hunt and Amelia Shepherd got married. Jo Wilson was caught in the middle of a love triangle with Andrew Deluca and Alex Karev, which ended badly as Karev let out his anger on Deluca’s face.

“My reaction to the season 12 ending left me very emotional and with my jaw dropped,” said junior Megan Grimes. “I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. With the whole situation of Alex punching Deluca, I knew Alex had a protection instinct but never thought he would let his emotions get the better of him.”

The season 13 premiere, titled “Undo,” picked up where season 12 left off at Owen and Amelia’s wedding.  All is not well at the hospital as Deluca and his bruised face are rushed in an ambulance with Karev alongside him. When Karev is confronted about beating up Deluca, he has to confess.

“I was shocked to see that Deluca’s face was that badly beaten. I knew that Alex had punched him, but I didn’t know it was going to be as bad as it turned out,” said junior Olivia Mullins.

In the midst of all the chaos, April recovers in her hospital bed from a c-section after giving birth. Viewers were then introduced to her daughter, Harriet.

After Alex turned himself in to the police, the episode ended with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) visiting Karev behind bars. Karev worries about losing his medical license and no longer being a doctor. Grey tries to console him as the episode came to a close.

“I am absolutely devastated. I don’t think there’s any coming back from it and it actually breaks my heart to see his face [Karev] so sad. After watching, I really felt like curling up in my bed and just crying for awhile,” said sophomore Taylor Flohr.

Episode two of season 13, which aired Sept. 29, shows Karev first working at the hospital, but later he is in court where he is accused of felony assault, to which he pleads not guilty. At the same time, a battered Deluca returns to work to perform a kidney transplant surgery. Being that Alex is a pediatric surgeon, the staff at the hospital became unsure on how to handle the situation of him working. The episode ends with Grey and Karev sharing a few beers, just like old times.

Based on the first two episodes of season 13, fans at Sacred Heart University are already making their wish lists for what they’d like to see this season.

“I would love to see Christina return, Jo and Alex getting married and only good things happening for once,” said Flohr.

Other students reflected some of the same wishes for some of their favorite characters.

“It would be great if Jo and Alex could work things out and I really hope nothing happens between Meredith and Riggs,” said Mullins.

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs on ABC Thursdays at 8 p.m.

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