[Warning: The below contains major spoilers for the Grey’s Anatomy Season 19, Episode 3, “Let’s Talk About Sex.”]
The new class of interns in Grey’s Anatomy he probably would have chosen to work poorly any day instead of his assignment on the October 30, Season 19, Episode 3 episode, “Let’s Talk About Sex.” Yes, Addison (Kate Walsh) is in town, and she, Bailey (Chandra Wilson), and Jo (Camilla Luddington) are having interns shoot sex education videos in the teen edification conference room. And there’s even a live audience of teens who are… well, less than enthralled by the interns’ flat-out reading of sexual health facts. (“They turned him into ASMR,” a frustrated Jo tells the interns.)
Addison recognizes Adams (Niko Terho), since, as we now know, Adams was Derek’s nephew. She greets Adams as “Shep”, but Adams cuts her off and addresses her as “Dr. Montgomery”, doing his best to hide her family connection to the Shepherds from her fellow interns.
would not be Gray although, if a medical emergency did not interrupt the process. A teenage girl named Diamond collapses in the conference room and a scan reveals that she has an emerging ovarian torsion. Addison and Bailey get surgical privileges to fix the torsion, though Richard (James Pickens Jr.) jokingly asks Bailey for her resume and references.
Addison also helps when a teenage girl named Lucia runs out of the sex education seminar in tears. Turns out Lucia had unprotected sex with her boyfriend once, and that was the only time she was slow to get pregnant. Addison and Levi (Jake Borelli) prescribe pills for Lucia for a medical abortion and guide her through the process.
Back at the seminary, the interns have a breakthrough with the remaining teens after Kwan (Harry Shum Jr.) drops a banana in the middle of a condom lesson, and Yasuda (Midori Francis) makes the teens laugh by (literally) throw free condoms. to them. So Millin (Adelaide Kane) finds an apt analogy to describe porn as unrealistic: “Porn is for real human sex like the fast and the furious it’s real driving”, he argues.
Millin also has the idea of bringing sex education videos to life with music and dance, and next thing we know, the Gray Sloan doctors are doing silly dance moves while pointing out imaginary subtitles in the air.
“What are we pointing at?” Richard asks.
“Oh, the facts,” Bailey replies. “We’ll put them on the screen later.”
“If you say it!” Richard says, keeping up the dance moves.
Speaking of the inmates’ stories, Griffith’s (Alexis Floyd) grandmother, Joyce Ward, shows up at the hospital looking for her daughter, Denise Griffith, who says she is having a baby at the hospital. Adams, unaware that Joyce is the grandmother of her fellow intern, tries to help her. But she realizes something is wrong when Joyce says that her daughter was on her way to “Seattle Grace Hospital,” the former name for Gray Sloan Memorial. Then Adams opens Denise’s medical record and sees that the record is from 1995.
Eventually, Joyce and Griffith come face to face, with Joyce calling her Denise, after her mother’s name. A tearful Griffith then heads outside to have a moment to herself, and that’s where Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) finds her. Meredith tells Griffith that her mother had Alzheimer’s and gives Griffith advice on dealing with Joyce’s dementia: “Living in her reality is the most humane option,” says Mer.
And with that, Griffith goes to find Joyce, who is currently playing cards with Adams. And when Joyce calls her Denise, Griffith doesn’t correct her. And Griffith also tells Joyce that she just gave birth to a daughter, a girl named Simone.
Now Adams knows that Griffith’s mother died in the hospital. And Griffith tells him that she looked him up online and knows that he is a pastor. They agree to keep each other’s secrets.
By the way, Zola (Aniela Gumbs), who, as you may remember, had a panic attack last week in Gray – is hanging out at Gray Sloan in this episode. However, he gets bored with his homework and wanders off to find the gallery so he can see the surgeries, but runs into Nick (Scott Speedman) on the way. Nick keeps her busy by letting her play neurocognitive puzzles, and to her surprise, she beats each one. Nick lures Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Kai (ER Fightmaster), who is in Seattle to spend time with Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), to see Zola off. And then they call Meredith and tell her that a talent like Zola’s could lead to anxiety episodes like the panic attack Zola had. But Mer is angry that her colleagues tested Zola without Mer’s consent.
Meanwhile, Bailey tells Richard that she’s going back to work, but on one condition. She wants to reopen the clinic as a reproductive health center and wants to teach there 20 hours a week and do surgery the other 20 hours. Richard accepts that proposal.
Addison is also doing her part to promote reproductive health amid the removal of Roe v. Wade, but she is exhausted from work, and Richard correctly guesses that the Supreme Court’s decision makes Addison feel “erased”. So he invites Addison over to her and Catherine’s house for dinner, telling her she can have time to relax and recharge before fighting the good fight tomorrow.
And the episode ends with the Gray Sloan doctors putting their sex education knowledge to use. It seems that all that talk about birds and bees was quite an aphrodisiac!
Despite their martial feud, Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Teddy (Kim Raver) have sex after he finds an erogenous zone on her body he didn’t know about (and after she enthusiastically consents). And in Jo’s apartment, Link (Chris Carmack) massages her feet, another erogenous zone, and her foot massage seems to send Jo into ecstasy. Amelia and Kai get dirty in a hotel room, while Millin and Kwan exchange a sultry look in the locker room and head to an on-call room to hook up “just this once.” Also, Adams and Griffith appear to have sexual tension in the tunnels of Gray Sloan as they practice suture knots on their cleaning cords. (Yes, it’s weird foreplay.)
And after Mer and Nick drive Zola home, and Nick gets Mer to forgive him for evaluating Zola’s talent, they also share a passionate kiss. Can you feel the love tonight Grey’s Anatomy fans?!
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