After 10 seasons of hard work, it seemed like Cristina Yang was poised to get the recognition that the brilliant doctor so rightly deserved. Alas, during Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy, Cristina fell short of winning the Harper Avery, but she at least saw that she has the support of her person Meredith and her ex-whatever Owen.
As Cristina prepares to head to Boston for the awards, Owen offers to attend with her, but she decides she wants to go it alone. Meredith is also supposed to help write her speech, but gets stuck at the hospital, so Cris decides to wing it instead. Later, once she finally arrives at the ceremony, Cristina realizes she made a mistake not letting Meredith and Owen tag along. Fortunately, they secretly came to support her! Unfortunately, Cristina doesn't win.
Back at the hospital, Derek is getting overwhelmed by his work with the White House. Because he's been neglecting the interns, he invites them to pull an all-nighter and watch one of his procedures — all except for Ben, who falls asleep. During the surgery, Leah messes up pretty massively, though the patient survives.
Elsewhere, Alex has been moonlighting at the private practice job while he's still working at Grey Sloan, but he hasn't had the guts to tell Arizona, whose date night with Callie gets interrupted when Derek enlists them to watch baby Bailey and Zola. Said date night now includes Callie and Arizona flipping a coin over who gets to carry their next child. Alex finally comes clean to the last of the original Fab Five during the all-nighter. Please tell me that wasn't the last scene between Mer, Cris and Alex!
Speaking of children, a deaf child patient makes April and Jackson confront how they will raise their potential babies when it comes to faith. She then shows up at Callie and Arizona's door, asking for a place to stay. Ruh-roh.
Were you surprised that Cristina did not win the Harper Avery? Do you think April and Jackson will break up? Did it seem like Meredith considered taking a step back when it comes to work so Derek could thrive?
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.
After 10 seasons of hard work, it seemed like Cristina Yang was poised to get the recognition that the brilliant doctor so rightly deserved. Alas...