02/06/2015 01:18 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Let's Print Derek in 'The Bed's Too Big Without You'

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 11, Episode 8 and 9 of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, titled "Where Do We Go From Here" and "The Bed's Too Big Without You"

This season, we are riding a super emotional roller coaster, even by Grey's Anatomy standards.


About Meredith and Derek. So, he's just off in D.C. and they're going to stick it out. But have they spoken? Don't they need a plan? When Meredith jokes about printing a 3-D Derek "just for sleeping," I think that's really all she needs him for. And to pick up Zola from daycare. McDreamy has turned into McA-Hole over the course of the past few seasons. I used to love him, but now he's just in Meredith's way.

This week, they saved a patient with an insanely huge tumor because Meredith remembered she had a 3-D printer -- the one that Derek and Yang kept blocking all last season. The fact that she was sort of lonely, and surrounded by Bailey and Maggie. Two other sort of lonely women who, apart from wanting someone to wake up with, really don't need boys. Maybe it's a little obvious, but I can't hate on girl power.

Kepner, too, finally spoke. And broke my heart. Her and Jackson are at odds because their baby has a terminal disease and probably won't live for more than a few months after its birth. Or so we can assume, from the cliffhanger and the promo for next week. She's religious, he's not. After listening to him fight with her mother, she snaps. That carrot, right?

The conversation about to abort or not is being handled nicely. Instead of a right vs. wrong or religion vs. heathen argument, both Jackson and April are conflicted. I hope they stop yelling at each other, at the very least. It's not a light plot point.

In other news, Jo and Alex are in love. Callie and Owen are trying to move on and Arizona is killing her fellowship as they hustle to do crazy surgeries before Geena Davis' brain tumor takes over.

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"Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.