Grey’s Anatomy – 801 – “Free Falling”
April has the big boss jitters as the new interns arrive and our favorite docs roll into their fifth and final year of residency. The Chief has some words of wisdom. He says, “You all know what you’re doing. Just don’t kill anyone.” It’s good advice and a funny line. What doesn’t get a laugh is the news he lays on Meredith. The board feels her actions in the Alzheimer’s trial disgraced the hospital. That’s why Meredith Grey has been fired.
An unemployed man named Danny is feuding with his working wife Susannah. She angrily exits their car. Moments later there’s a rumbling sound. Then Susannah is gone. Danny steps out of the car. More rumbling. Soon, Danny’s gone, too. Both have been swallowed up by a gigantic sinkhole. Their car flies downward, too.
Susannah’s leg is stuck under the car. The sinkhole is still extremely unstable, so Owen and Callie are tasked with talking Danny through the impossible. They need him to amputate his own wife’s leg. Danny is scared, yet somehow he musters enough courage to begin the procedure. But there comes a point where he can’t continue. It’s just too much to ask. That’s why Owen risks his own life to go down into the sinkhole and finish the job.
Alex is hiding out at the sinkhole scene since he’s persona non grata at the hospital. He finds the hand of a young boy who has been buried alive. Alex is able to stabilize him. The kid is transported to the hospital where Jackson has stitched up a gash on his dad’s face. Did we mention young Dr. Avery is interested in plastics now? As you may have guessed, Mark is pretty darn rough on him when he finds out.