Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 11, Episode 7 of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, titled "Could We Start Again, Please?."
1) Amelia gets outed as a recovering addict when some horrible woman recognizes her from NA. There was probably a better way to handle that, but the drama factor was upped 10 points. Derek jumps in -- not to save her, but to take the surgery, and maybe her job. Fellow addict Richard helps Amelia understand that she doesn't have to talk to anyone about her recovery as long as she's not slipping and using again. But our rights are usually meddled with and sometimes it's best to come out with it. Derek sort of tells Hunt that she's not good enough for the job, but that's because he wants it, too. We finally get some flashbacks of their childhood and learn McDreamy has a heart and a conscience. Sort of. I used to adore that man but he makes me mad these days. Rock bottom? I don't buy it.
2) Because he's also wrong to be so mad at Meredith! Time-outs for sex or not, they need to figure out their game. While they avoid each other, at least there's time for Maggie and Meredith to make up. Maggie, as is her right, tells Meredith how mad she was about that dinner and admits she has no friends. After work, they all gather at Karev's (or Meredith's, depending on how much of a stickler you are) house to get drunk and giggle on the couch. They toast O'Malley. Maggie's in with the cool kids. Arizona is in the guest room and Jo is hiding from her bosses upstairs. It's sort of perfect.
3) About Arizona. She decides to be hardcore and not tell Owen about how Geena Davis is going to die before the winter final, probably, so she can learn radically new techniques to save babies and moms. It's honorable. But I feel a loud conversation about medical ethics with Hunt in his office is coming and it won't be pretty.
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"Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.