The landmark fifteenth season of Grey's Anatomy kicked off with a two-hour premiere this Thursday, and boy do we have a lot of ground to cover.
Season 15, described as the "season of love," features a newly pregnant and returning Teddy. Of course, this creates an unexpectedly complicated love triangle with Teddy, Owen, and Amelia and we are certain this storyline will play out slowly and painfully. Last night's premiere also showcased some new hot docs on the scene, and a possible romance for Mer (who also dives into a new medical mystery investigation).
Now, two hours of Grey's Anatomy is a lot to process, so we're here to help break down the crucial moments you may have missed during the fall premiere. Keep reading to find out what they are.
1. Meredith needs some extra lovin'.
We need to talk about that opening scene.
Meredith, draped in a fabulous negligee, appeared in a steamy position with DeLuca who promised to do "whatever she wants." WHAT. Too bad Meredith woke up abruptly and realized that her hot and heavy rendezvous with DeLuca was just a dream. Before she could process what all of this meant, Jackson walked in and stripped off his robe. DOUBLE WHAT. The joke was clearly on Meredith because she woke up yet again and realized that nude Jackson only existed in her dreams. (Well, technically he exists in many people's dreams. Am I right or am I right?)
2. The love triangle of epic proportions.
As expected, Teddy's brief but catastrophic return further complicated things in the Season 15 premiere. How awkward was it when Teddy showed up at Owen's door while he was playing house with his ex-wife, Amelia? Please, somebody explain the importance of timing to Teddy.
The twisty love triangle brewing between these romantically challenged doctors will inevitably come to a head this season. Seriously, we know Owen and Amelia's on-and-off-again status brings an onslaught of drama to Grey's Anatomy, but throwing Teddy into that dumpster fire of a relationship has elevated this love triangle to a new level of crazy.
3. Did someone ask for an ortho God?
Bailey hired an "Ortho God" because apparently that's the only thing missing at Grey Sloan Memorial. This new hottie with a body is here to take over Callie's former title and break some hearts. I'm convinced "attractiveness" is an official condition of employment at Grey Sloan Memorial.
Dr. Atticus "Call me Link" Lincoln officially scrubbed into the O.R. on his first surgery of the day, and then tried to hit on Meredith... multiple times. Nope, she shut that down real quick. Unfortunately, Dr. Nico Kim (who is the show's first gay male character) didn't get a ton of screen time in this episode, but we're just glad to have caught a glimpse of his beautiful face. I mean come on! Was this dude sculpted out of marble by Michelangelo himself?
4. Meredith (kind of) gets her groove back.
Patient Cece, who is the "UNOS of Love" and a dedicated matchmaker, saw right through Meredith's, ahem, desires and wanted to help her. As she prepared for Cece's surgery, our dear Mer told the persistent matchmaker that she's open to finding love, but not necessarily looking. Cece compared that sentiment to withdrawing from the UNOS list and just hoping a new kidney would come along. Touché, girl, touché. I like you, Cece, and your wisdom.
By the end, Meredith told Cece to keep fighting and that she needed her. Then, miraculously, Meredith took a seat in front of the seasoned matchmaker and officially ushered in our Season of Love.
5. A grand but very confusing profession of love.
By the end of the first hour, everyone was professing feelings of love. Jackson, still reeling from his near-death experience, told Maggie "I'm saying I want to trust it." Like April did. As in faith? As in marriage? I'm sorry, was he trying to propose? Although Maggie was confused by Jackson's half-proposal, these two finally confirmed that they are in love. #Jaggie is certainly off to a blazing start.
Well, Grey's Anatomy certainly has a lot in store during this landmark fifteenth season and I, for one, cannot wait to see where it goes.