Grey's Anatomy Recap: Meredith Has a Date, April and Jackson Fight Over Pregnancy
In the Grey's Anatomy Season 12 episode "I Am Not Waiting Anymore," it's revealed just how Arizona came to tell Jackson that April is pregnant. Jackson's reaction to April’s pregnancy is not good, especially considering he found out from someone else. Meanwhile, Alex leads a team of doctors in a 17-hour triple-organ transplant surgery. Meredith finally decides if she's ready to date again, and Andrew insists on not receiving special treatment after he and Maggie go public. Keep reading the Grey's Anatomy recap for highlights from Season 12, Episode 15, "I Am Not Waiting Anymore."
When April Tells Someone to Go to Hell, She Means It
April is beyond angry with Arizona for telling Jackson about April's pregnancy. Arizona tries to apologize and explains she thought she was helping, but April doesn't want to hear it. She tells Arizona not to think about her, talk to her, or even look at her, and adds, "And I believe in this stuff, so understand how much I mean it when I tell you, go to hell!" Arizona is taken aback by April's reaction, but still doesn't think she did anything terrible. Arizona consults both Callie and Bailey before she realizes how out of line she was. It's Amelia who understands what it's like to have done something so indefensible that an apology isn't enough to fix it. She tells Arizona that it's not up to her, she has to give April time, and hope she can forgive: "The only thing that you can do right now is accept what you did was wrong."
Watch: Will April Ever Forgive Arizona's Betrayal?
Major Thorpe Puts Meredith on the Spot
Although Meredith decided to take a leap and give sexy military surgeon Major Will Thorpe (Scott Elrod) her number, she's been ignoring his calls and texts. Finally, he shows up at Grey Sloan Memorial to ask her out in person. After all, he posits, seeing his very nice face will make it harder to say no, right? "I have said no to nicer faces," she informs him. But after some thought, Meredith agrees to drinks.
Watch: Meredith Agrees to a Date
Alex Knows What Meredith Needs to Hear
Alex knows Meredith is afraid it's too soon to start dating again after Derek's death. And while Alex hasn't lost a spouse, he's suffered through enough painful relationships to be able to speak from the heart. He lets Mer know it's ok to move on, and go out with Will Thorpe, if that's what she wants to do.
Watch: Alex Tells Meredith It's Ok to Move On
Riggs Is Fed Up with Owen
Hearing Dr. Riggs tell the parents of a patient with no brain activity not to give up hope sets Owen off. He follows Riggs out of the room and confronts him about it. Riggs goes on the offensive, finally tired of letting Owen blame him for Megan's death. He points out that Owen was the one who decided Megan was dead, and gave up looking for her. "People here don't even know you had a sister! That's sick, mate. If you need to hate someone, look in a mirror," he says, and storms off. Owen is speechless. Later, when Amelia shows up at Owen's trailer for their date, she finds him depressed and very drunk. She looks slowly around the trailer at all the empty bottles, then quickly heads for the door, running from the temptation as fast as she can.
Watch: Riggs Accuses Owen of Giving Up on Megan
April Shuts Jackson Out
Jackson knocks on April's door to apologize for his reaction to finding out about her pregnancy. April explains she wasn't planning to tell him about the baby until knowing it was healthy, but suddenly Jackson becomes hostile. He accuses April of trying to wait until she was too far along to do anything about it if the baby has the same disorder that Samuel had. Jackson grows angrier when April informs him that what he wants doesn't count, because it's her body and her baby, and he has no rights.
Watch: April Tells Jackson It's Her Body and Her Baby
Meredith Decides to Give Dating a Chance
Soon after agreeing to go out with Major Thorpe, Meredith cancels, using an emergency transplant surgery as an excuse. But after some prodding from Alex, Meredith calls Thorpe back. When she admits she's too tired for a date after the 17-hour surgery, Thorpe offers to drive her home so she can sleep in her own bed instead of at the hospital. They end up sharing french fries and talking in the car outside her house. Meredith is having fun, and seems ready to start moving on.
Watch: Meredith and Thorpe's First "Date"
Share you reactions to the events of this episode, and tune in THURSDAY, MARCH 31 8|7c to see Season 12, Episode 16, "When It Hurts So Bad," as part of TGIT on ABC and watch Episode 15, "I Am Not Waiting Anymore," now!