Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Grey’s Anatomy 13x04 Review: “Falling Slowly” (The Perfect Couple) [Contributor: Julia Siegel]

“Falling Slowly”
Original Airdate: October 13, 2016

Last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy showed the doctors getting used to new situations. April, Jackson, Alex, Jo, and Andrew are all dealing with complications, which haven’t gotten much better this week. With more secrets being kept between the couples of the show, the powder keg is sure to explode sooner rather than later. This week, we got an inside look into each couple and how they are handling life. Instead of reviewing the episode as a whole, let’s evaluate the couples:


Newlyweds Owen and Amy have a lot of getting to know each other to accomplish. They realize that their two week engagement didn’t leave them much time to learn each other’s secrets, which leads to Amy freaking out. After spending a majority of the episode complaining, both realize that they have plenty of time to fully get to know each other and that they can tell one another anything. So they start off by telling each other a terrible memory of hurting someone they loved. It’s a tender moment, but reveals that the two are totally perfect for each other.

Both Owen and Amy have had their hardships over the years, so it’s nice to finally see them come together and be happy. They are more alike than they think, since both have a lot of baggage. This relationship will probably work out well. It is also good to see that they want to start a family, which Owen has wanted for years.


We didn’t get to really see Miranda and Ben this week, but they had the spotlight last week. Miranda finally let Ben co-parent Tuck, which is a big step in the right direction for them. They have proven that they are a good team, and Miranda seems to fully forgive Ben for the troubles of last season. They might be the most stable relationship on the show currently, so hopefully we will get to see more of them soon.


One of the least functioning couples is Jackson and April. The divorced parents are still living together, and the awkwardness has reached its peak. Both seek the advice of their friends, who suggest that they live separately. April also desperately wants to get back to work, as she is super bored sitting at home with the baby every day. Arizona clears April to go back to work, which means she can move out of Jackson’s apartment.

When April and Jackson discuss the matter, they decide that — as tough as it is — neither wants the arrangement to end. So, the weird co-parenting continues. The issue is that they haven’t had much time apart since getting divorced and really need that time before getting back together for the sake of the baby (which is more than likely to happen at this point).


The most unstable “relationship” on Grey's Anatomy at the moment is the one between Meredith and Nathan Riggs. Meredith is still hiding her affair with Nathan from everyone, which is getting really old really fast. Everything would be so much smoother if she would stop hiding the truth. Nathan would like to go public with their relationship and make it official, but Meredith is wary about that. I think she is still feeling super guilty about being with another man after losing Derek.

After Nathan and Meredith share an opinion about a patient — which goes awry — Meredith questions Nathan’s motives for siding with her. Nathan is steadfast in his belief of being the best doctor possible and not letting anything, especially Meredith, question his judgement. The episode ends with Meredith telling Nathan that she would like to just be colleagues and not a couple. Knowing Meredith, this isn’t the end though. Things are bound to get more complicated, as Maggie is still into Nathan too.


Our other “couple” is still in limbo. Alex and Jo still haven’t talked, and who knows what’s going to happen with them. At the moment, Jo is having trouble processing everything that has happened and can’t seem to confront her past. I think her secrets are coming out soon and things will get rough for her. It would be a very interesting storyline if it happens.

Meanwhile, Alex is trying to come to terms with his situation, and by the end of the episode, he actually accepts the fact that he is probably going to jail. He didn’t help his situation by skipping a hearing, but he did diagnose a girl with a one-in-a-million disease. Both characters have the best chances of going over the tipping point, so we will have to see what the next few weeks bring.

What did you think of this week's Grey's Anatomy? Who is your favorite and least favorite couple on the show currently?


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