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Grey's Anatomy Episode: "Golden Hour"

Season 7, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Meredith gets to run the ER for a night, and it's quite a learning experience. She and everyone else are also surprised when Adele Webber (Loretta Divine) shows up as a patient. Meanwhile, Bailey and Eli (Daniel Sunjata) sneak off for some mischief.
Original Air Date: Feb 17, 2011
Guest Cast Scott Foley: Henry Josh Randall: William Rachael Taylor: Lucy Fields Jason Gray-Stanford: Josh Daniel Sunjata: Eli Dondre T. Whitfield: Oliver Jeffrey Doornbos: Mitch Moe Irvin: Nurse Tyler Elizabeth Bogush: Gia
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Aired: 2/17/2011
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Grey's Anatomy Episode Recap: "Golden Hour" Season 7, Episode 15

In this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, Meredith is tasked with running the ER for a night, where she'll learn what the "Golden Hour" means the hard way. Meanwhile, the Chief's wife shows up in the emergency room, and Bailey sneaks off with Eli for an on-call room tryst.

For those who don't know, the "Golden Hour" is the window of time that will determine whether a patient lives or dies. This hour will be lead by Meredith, who volunteered to run the ER to get a leg up in the race for Chief Resident.

Meredith's first main case is a man named Oliver, who has been experiencing chest pains, but seems to be OK. He's in a hurry to get out of the hospital so he can take his son to the big game, but Mer insists they do more tests. Little does she know, this man will be in the OR in less than a (golden) hour.

Meredith is surprised to find Adele in the emergency room, who slipped on the stairs and hurt her arm. Once the Chief finds out she's there, he yells at Meredith for not telling him, but Adele covers for Mer, who later thanks her, but starts to notice some discrepancies with Adele's story. After Callie splints the hairline fracture in Adele's arm, the Chief is upset to learn that Meredith ordered tests on Adele's head. Her tests come out clean, but Meredith suggests there is something else wrong. "You've got Alzheimer's on the brain," the Chief yells, putting the subject to rest.

The Chief's wife is the least of Mer's worries, since a very drunk man comes in the ER with a knife in his head. Cristina is astounded to find that his brain function is completely intact. While Lexie, Jackson, Owen and Mark are looking at the charts, his equally drunk friend pulls out the knife. An hour later, he checks out against medical advice just to go to the game.

Alex, who has a night off, has to come in the hospital to sign all of his old charts. Once Lucy learns that Alex is going to the big game, she decides to help him forge his signatures. The two seem to really be hitting it off. After signing all the charts, she wonders why he hasn't invited her to the game. He then does, but she's busy — she just wanted to see if he'd ask her out.

After repeated insisting, Bailey agrees to go in an on-call room with Eli, but is nearly caught by Meredith. Later, Derek and Meredith have a short break and rush into the on-call room, where Derek sees Bailey and Eli getting it on. He and Meredith, who didn't see the pair, rush to the elevator to seemingly have sex, but it turns out he's just giving her a fertility shot.

Just after Lexie has discharged a patient, Meredith sees the chart and realizes the man is about to have a stroke. Mer finds him in the parking lot and is able to save him, but she gets upset with Lexie for discharging the patient without catching this near-fatal ailment. In the end, the man breaks up with his hellish girlfriend, who probably gave him the stroke in the first place.

Back to Oliver's case, Mer enlists Teddy's help, who has her date hang out in the waiting room until she's done. He's kept busy by... Henry, Teddy's husband. The two bond while he waits for Teddy. Oliver later codes while in the CT machine, and Teddy calls for immediate surgery on his aorta. Unfortunately, he dies on the table. Henry later insists Teddy's date isn't good enough for her. "As your husband, I think we can do better," he says.

Throughout the hour, a young boy with a broken femur screams in pain. He needs surgery, but there is no OR available. His father continually freaks out, until Alex decides to skip the game and do the surgery, where Lucy looks on from the gallery. He gives his tickets to Jackson, who takes Lexie.

Earlier in the episode, Cristina revealed that Callie asked her to be the godmother. Meredith suggested she say no because she wants Cristina to be her godparent-in waiting. After losing Oliver, Meredith admits the real reason Cristina should say no: By accepting the role of godmother, it's as if Cristina is saying she'll never have a child of her own.

The episode closes on Meredith answering Oliver's phone. His son, Max, has called, and she asks for his mother so she can reveal the news. And as our hour in the OR ends, Meredith continues on into the night, patient after patient.

What did you think of Meredith's "Golden Hour"? Do you like the pairing between Alex and Lucy? Do you think Jackson and Lexie will hook up? Hit the comments with your thoughts on the episode.

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In this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, Meredith is tasked with running the ER for a night, where she'll learn what the "Golden Hour" means the hard way. Meanwhile, the Chief's wife shows up in the emergency room, and Bailey sneaks off with Eli for an on-call room tryst.

For those who don't know, the "Golden Hour" is the window of time that will determine whether a patient lives or dies. This hour will be lead by Meredith, who volunteered to run the ER to get a leg up in the race for Chief Resident.

Meredith's first main case is... read more

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