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Grey’s Anatomy Recap: Did Meredith Find a New McDreamy?

By Micheline Goldstein | Mar 18th, 2016

In the Grey's Anatomy Season 12 episode "Odd Man Out," Richard decides the staff is getting a little too comfortable, and throws everyone for a loop when he switches the resident and attending pairings. Arizona takes a huge risk on a patient who is pregnant with quadruplets. Keep reading the Grey's Anatomy recap for highlights from Season 12, Episode 14, "Odd Man Out."

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Jo Finally Stands Up for Herself

Jo is sick of the cold and dismissive way Meredith treats her, both as a doctor and as Alex's girlfriend. When Webber switches up the resident and attending pairings, Jo gets assigned to Meredith, and her resentment builds as Grey talks down to her, and even calls her Blake. The last straw for Jo is when Meredith brushes off a mistake, saying, "It's fine. You're just not Blake." Jo confronts Meredith about everything that's been bothering her, but Grey calmly says Jo is overreacting. Completely frustrated, Jo announces that she's done.

Watch: Jo Confronts Dr. Grey

 

More Babies, More Problems

Ben is examining Arizona's patient Courtney (guest star Casey Wilson), an accountant who is pregnant with quadruplets, when he discovers a problem: one of the babies is missing! The doctors rush to get Arizona, who discovers that one of the babies has decided he wants to come into the world a little early. With Dr. Bailey's reluctant approval, Arizona makes a risky choice to deliver just one of the four babies and then leave the other three in the womb. Impressively, the operation is a success, and little Charles is born while his sisters remain inside.

Watch: Casey Wilson Guest Stars as a Pregnant Patient

 

Rita Moreno Is in the Building  

Amelia and Riggs are shocked when Gayle (guest star Rita Moreno) arrives at the hospital and asks if her husband, who was seriously injured in an accident, is dead yet. "I don't want to see him until he is dead!" she proclaims, when the doctors offer to let her visit him. The situation is even more awkward because Gayle's husband's longtime mistress is present, and the doctors had been under the impression she was the wife. When their patient wakes up, he doesn't remember leaving Gayle, and believes they're still happy and in love.

Watch: Rita Moreno Guest Stars

 

April Is in Denial

Alex confronts April about hiding her pregnancy from Jackson. She gets defensive, but explains that she's protecting Jackson from getting hurt again. "It'll just be better if he doesn't know yet," she says. Alex tells April she's wrong, and she's making the situation worse. Frustrated, she walks away, but it's clear everything Alex and Arizona have been saying to her has gotten through when she goes to find Jackson before she leaves that night. To her horror, she walks in seconds after Arizona has betrayed her confidence and spilled the beans to Jackson. Things are about to get ugly.

Watch: April Thinks She's Protecting Jackson

 

Meredith's Mea Culpa

After Callie and Maggie tell Meredith that she is actually very hard on Jo, Meredith finds Wilson and apologizes. She explains she's very protective of Alex because of all the very bad luck he's had in past relationships. But Grey does have words of advice for Jo: "You are what you allow. And if you let them pluck off your shiny little insect wings, they will. So don't let them. Don't let me!" Jo is grateful for the apology, especially when Meredith adds that she is rooting for Jo and Alex to stick.

Watch: Meredith Apologizes to Jo

 

Puppies Make Everything Better

Amelia is in a somber mood after losing a patient. It was also her first time working with Penny Blake, who she still blames for Derek's death. After witnessing the young doctor in action, Amelia is surprised at how good Penny is. Amelia tells Owen that Penny is a natural neurosurgeon, and she owes it to Penny to teach her. Owen realizes he knows what will cheer Amelia up: puppies!

Watch: Owen's Adorable Surprise for Amelia

 

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Major Thorpe Is Not a Stalker!

Meredith gave Major Will Thorpe her number when the Grey Sloan Memorial team was at Bauer Army Medical Center for a surgery, but she's been ignoring his calls and texts since. Finally, the majorly hot doctor shows up at the hospital to ask her out. "That way, if you want to turn me down, you'll have to do it in person," he explains. "Looking at my very nice face makes it hard to say no." Meredith smiles, but doesn't say anything. Will she agree to go out with him? We'll have to tune in next week to find out...

Watch: Major Thorpe Asks Meredith Out

 

Share you reactions to the events of this episode, and tune in THURSDAY, MARCH 24 8|7c to see Season 12, Episode 15, "I Am Not Waiting Anymore," as part of TGIT on ABC and watch Episode 14, "Odd Man Out," now!

Season 12 Recaps

Season 12, Episode 13: "All Eyez On Me"

Season 12, Episode 12: "My Next Life"

Season 12, Episode 11: "Unbreak My Heart"

Season 12, Episode 10: "All I Want Is You"

Season 12, Episode 9: "The Sound of Silence"

Season 12, Episode 8, the Winter Finale: "Things We Lost in the Fire"

Season 12, Episode 7: "Something Against You"

Season 12, Episode 6: "The Me Nobody Knows"

Season 12, Episode 5: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

Season 12, Episode 4: "Old Time Rock and Roll"

Season 12, Episode 3: "I Choose You"

Season 12, Episode 2: "Walking Tall"

Season 12 Premiere: "Sledgehammer"

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