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Grey’s Anatomy Recap: April Refuses to Move, Jackson Talks Divorce

By Micheline Goldstein | Oct 9th, 2015

For all the highlights from the Season 12 episode "I Choose You," check out the official Grey's Anatomy recap! Maggie begins to seriously question her life choices after receiving an invitation to her ex-boyfriend's wedding; Richard dares to question Bailey’s feminism when he hears the lowball salary offer she made to Meredith for the Chief of General Surgery position, and Jo unearths a piece of Alex's history with Izzie that makes her question her own relationship with him. And while Jo is worrying if she's just his "let's get a dog" girlfriend, Alex is struggling with the responsibility of a life-or-death decision that will affect the lives of newborn twins and their parents. Keep reading for memorable moments from the October 8, 2015 episode, Grey's Anatomy Season 12, Episode 3, "I Choose You."

Jo's Got a Secret...

Jo confides in Stephanie that she's found out surprising and unsettling news. Stephanie tells her she needs to talk to Alex about it, so Jo walks right up to Alex and asks if he wants kids. He's not prepared for this question yet. Is Jo pregnant?! Nope, it's not that...

 

Sneak Peek: Jo's Question for Alex|Preview Episode 3: Alex was not expecting that!|Jo makes a confession to Stephanie, and Stephanie urges Jo to talk to Alex about it. Jo catches Alex off guard when she, apropos of nothing, asks if he wants kids. Watch this preview from Season 12, Episode 3, "I Choose You," and don't miss Grey's Anatomy THURSDAYS 8|7c on ABC.

 

Is That a Bunny Boiling in April's Pot?

Jackson is fed up with April, and wants her to move out. She went to the Middle East when she needed space, but now she won't give him two rooms to breathe. He feels like a reverse hostage in his own home. To April, that's the definition of a (happy?) marriage, but for her hubby, it's more like the road to divorce. April hunkers down and refuses to move out, but she's not expecting Jackson to call her bluff... 

 

Sneak Peek: April Pushes Jackson Too Far|Preview Episode 3: Jackson mentions divorce.|When Jackson gets home and finds April cooking dinner instead of packing her stuff, he flips out. April refuses to move out because she's not giving up. Jackson tells her he feels like a reverse hostage, with a kidnapper who won't leave his house. April shoots back, "You know what they call that? Marriage!" Jackson, nearing his breaking point, brings up divorce. April is stunned. Watch this preview from Season 12, Episode 3, "I Choose You," and don't miss Grey's Anatomy THURSDAYS 8|7c on ABC.

 

Cylons Are People Too, Maggie

A wedding invitation from her ex-boyfriend makes Maggie wonder if she should've broken up with him after all. So what if he spit when he spoke, and said "All-Timers" instead of Alzheimer's, he was ready to commit! This clear example of poor decision-making leads her to question ALL of her life choices, including the one that led to her living in her birth mother's home with her half-sister, and working with the "kind stranger" that fathered her. The life Maggie left behind, her parents' wedded bliss, was doomed without her. "It's like I flew to this planet on an exploratory mission, and the Earth blew up behind me, and I can't go back! And now I'm here with you aliens! Except I'm the alien."

 

Maggie's Existential Meltdown|"You're a Cylon!! This is Galactica!!"|Maggie receives a wedding invitation from her ex-boyfriend, which makes her wonder whether she should have broken up with him. She quickly moves on to questioning ALL of her life choices, including the one that led to her living and working with her half-sister Meredith and birth father Richard. Meanwhile, the life she left behind crumbled without her. "It's like I flew to this planet on an exploratory mission, and the Earth blew up behind me, and I can't go back! And now I'm here with you aliens! Except I'm the alien." Watch this scene from Season 12, Episode 3, "I Choose You," and don't miss Grey's Anatomy THURSDAYS 8|7c on ABC.

 

Arizona Knows Alex Can Carry That (Emotional) Weight

Facing the impossible choice of which dying newborn twin to save, Alex is ready to cede the weighty decision to Chief Bailey. But Arizona refuses to let him pass off the responsibility. She tells Alex how in awe she's been since he stepped up and volunteered to shoulder that burden for the twins' parents. "If you give it to Bailey, you won't be able to look at yourself in the mirror, I promise you. You'll always wonder what kind of doctor you COULD be," she tells him. Luckily, she ends up being right about Dr. Karev, who ultimately saves the twin who could be saved.

 

Arizona Is Proud of Alex|She gives him the confidence to make a difficult choice.|Facing the impossible choice of which dying newborn twin to save, Alex is ready to cede the weighty decision to Bailey. But Arizona won't let him. She tells Alex how in awe she's been since he stepped up and volunteered to shoulder that burden for the twins' parents. "If you give it to Bailey, you won't be able to look at yourself in the mirror, I promise you. You'll always wonder what kind of doctor you COULD be," she tells him. Watch this scene from Season 12, Episode 3, "I Choose You," and don't miss Grey's Anatomy THURSDAYS 8|7c on ABC.

 

Feminists Come in All Shapes and Heights (4'11" For Instance)

Richard confronts Bailey about the lowball salary she offered Dr. Grey for the Chief of General Surgery position. He tells her Meredith is worth more, and questions Bailey's feminism. She's the hospital's first female Chief of Surgery. But Bailey chides Webber for coddling Meredith, and points out that she's already mentored Grey. Now it's time for Meredith to stand up for herself. Plus, it's not Bailey's job to hand out money that wasn't asked for!

 

Webber Questions Bailey's Sisterhood|"THIS is what a feminist looks like, sir!"|Dr. Webber confronts Bailey about the lowball salary she offered Dr. Grey for the Chief of General Surgery position. He tells her Meredith is worth more, and questions Bailey's feminism. But Bailey chides Webber for coddling Meredith, and points out that she's already mentored Grey. Now it's time for Meredith to stand up for herself. Watch this scene from Season 12, Episode 3, "I Choose You," and don't miss Grey's Anatomy THURSDAYS 8|7c on ABC.

 

Whatever Jo Wants, Jo Gets

Jo confronted Alex about their future after finding out he and Izzie had frozen embryos together while they were married. Jo asked why he'd been planning to have kids with Izzie, but not with her, and they argued. After a tough night operating on dying newborn twins, Alex returns home with a new attitude. He tells Jo if a baby is what she wants, he's ready to make a baby. Right. Now. 

 

Alex Tells Jo It's Baby Time|If Jo wants a baby, he's ready.|Jo confronted Alex about their future after finding out he and Izzie had frozen embryos together while they were married. Jo asked why he'd been planning to have kids with Izzie, but not with her, and they argued. After a tough night operating on dying newborn twins, Alex returns home with a new attitude. He tells Jo if a baby is what she wants, he's ready! Watch this scene from Season 12, Episode 3, "I Choose You," and don't miss Grey's Anatomy THURSDAYS 8|7c on ABC.

 

Tune in THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 8|7c to see Episode 4, "Old Time Rock and Roll," as part of TGIT every THURSDAY on ABC and watch Episode 3, "I Choose You," now!

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