It's pretty boy vs. bad boy on Grey's Anatomy this week when Jackson and Alex are both chosen as candidates for brand ambassador as part of the new Seattle Grace initiatives. So what does that mean exactly? Basically, one of their faces will end up on posters all over the hospital. At first, Alex isn't so interested in being followed by a photographer all day long, but once Jackson is in the mix, it turns into a full-on competition — complete with coaches in each corner.
A poster boy isn't the only change that's on the way for the hospital, and Callie is determined to fight back the best she can, especially when she and Webber visit another hospital and get a glimpse into their bleak futures. There's also a healthy dose of romance this week, as Stephanie and Jackson's relationship heats up and April finally finds a new guy. Let's break down all the happenings when you read more.
- Alex gets to narrate this week's episode, which largely focuses on him, both personally and professionally. At home, his house has turned into something of a sex den (sorry, I really don't know any other way to put it). Jackson and Stephanie, who don't even live there, are using his couch for makeout sessions, and Cristina and Owen aren't exactly discreet about their own sounds of passion. So how does Alex retaliate? He and Jo make animal sounds as loud as they possibly can. It would be completely weird if these two didn't have so much chemistry.
- Speaking of their chemistry, pretty much everyone at the hospital is placing bets on when Alex and Jo will finally hook up — or they believe that they're already sleeping together. Though the two try to act like they're platonic BFFs, it's clear that Alex has a moment of clarity over powdered donuts at the end of the episode. Whether or not her (literal) sugar lips had anything to do with it, it is on.
- While Alex and Jo are playing "will they or won't they?", April is trying to realize her dream of having a normal courtship, complete with actual dates. She finds it with a cute new paramedic, with whom she's been having awkward "dates" in the front seat of the ambulance. Their romance becomes full-fledged after she joins him for a ride-along and helps save the life of a young man (against hospital protocol). The bonding moment leads to a kiss, which is perfectly timed with Jackson's exit from the hospital with Stephanie.
- So back to that ride-along: in a classic Grey's Anatomy caper, all of the main doctors and interns band together to secretly operate on a patient despite the fact that the trauma unit is closed. Derek, who usually doesn't stand for this kind of stuff, even gets involved to try to divert Cahill's attention away from the situation at hand. Of course, they save the guy's life, but not before Cahill finds out and gives them a slap on the wrist. As for Derek, he's awarded the title of brand ambassador for his sweet-talking skills. (As if any other doctor really deserves that title over him anyway.)
- Callie becomes hip to the kind of changes to expect when Seattle Grace gets bought, and becomes determined to do something about it. She and
Julio PlantainWebber visit one of the other hospitals owned by the same buyer, and are horrified to see that the doctors are ruled by time constraints, technology, and too much stress on the importance of efficiency. Her solution? The plane-crash doctors should buy back the hospital, of course! Is there anyone who didn't see this one coming a mile away? There is one thing I didn't expect, though: Webber might head into early retirement. Say it ain't so!
What did you think of this week's episode?