Grey's Anatomy Season 15 was billed as The Season of Love and, yeah, that has been the case for almost every character. There have been dark patches, and some impressive emotional depth, but a lot of lightness and laughter as well. One star even said the finale episode may include some "hilarious teases" for what's ahead in Season 16.
The 2018-2019 Season 15 has an extra episode, bringing it to a whopping 25. The next new episode won't air until May 2, and that's the Station 19 crossover. After that, there's "Drawn to the Blood" on May 9, and then the big finale on May 16, called "Jump Into the Fog."
Caterina Scorsone has had a roller coaster season as Amelia Shepherd, but she's currently on an upswing with Chris Carmack's Atticus "Link" Lincoln. Scorsone said the Season 15 finale does have the kind of bang of Grey's Anatomy's usual finales, but also a lot of laughs.
It is definitely a fall-down-and-explode kind of episode. But like the rest of the season, it has more humor and lightness than some previous finales. Tonally, it’s still really fun. What’s going on with Amelia is almost out of a romantic comedy or just some sort of farce. It’s ridiculous. And there are a couple of teases for next season that, even at the read-through, we were like, ‘What?!?’ I don’t know if they’ll make it into the final cut, but definitely, there were some hilarious teases.
Hilarious teases for Season 16, eh? I love hearing that Grey's Anatomy Season 16 is coming. ABC hasn't officially announced that yet, but Ellen Pompeo's contract is said to extend through Season 16, so it was pretty much assumed that we'd at least be getting one more season. Maybe more?
At any rate, based on what Caterina Scorsone told TVLine, it sounds like the Season 15 finale was a lot of fun for her to tape. That's good to hear, since there have been a lot of not-so-fun moments lately for Amelia.
Grey's Anatomy Season 15 started with Amelia admitting that she still had feelings for Owen, then finding out that Teddy was pregnant with Owen's baby. Amelia and Owen had an ugly split, then Derek's sister found "alternative pain relief" in a fling with Link. Things got very dark in an unexpected visit with Amelia's family, but Link jumped to her defense. Now Link and Amelia seem together, but she basically told Tom Koracick that Link was a safe choice for her. (She also told Koracick Teddy and Owen would get back together, and I hope she's wrong.)
I spent the early part of Season 15 hoping Koracick and Meredith would get together. Then it became clear that Mer's love triangle was going to be Link vs. DeLuca. Mer chose Andrew DeLuca, and Meredith has even talked to her kids about her "boyfriend."
On the other relationship fronts, things seem good for Jackson and Maggie, who entered Season 15 as a rather controversial pairing, since many fans were still missing April. (Plus, Jackson and Maggie are stepsiblings.) Catherine and Richard Webber have had rough times dealing with her cancer diagnosis and his alcohol addiction. Bailey has been trying to manage her OCD and stress about Station 19 hubby Ben's dangerous job. Levi/Glasses and Nico just hit a rough patch, and it looks like Nico might be leaving Grey Sloan for good.
But things look darkest, at the moment, for Jo and Alex Karev. I don't for a second think they will break up so soon after getting married, just after talking about maybe having kids. But Jo is clearly going through something after that fateful meeting with her birth mother, and Alex doesn't know how to help. (He also doesn't know what happened at all.)
The May 2 episode, "What I Did For Love," is the Station 19 crossover; here's that episode synopsis from ABC:
Maggie treats one of Station 19’s own, and Jo learns a hard lesson. Meanwhile, when working with a family seeking asylum, Meredith makes a call that could jeopardize her career.
Meredith jeopardizing her career?! Seems unlikely. What is the hard lesson Jo learns?
Here's the synopsis for the May 9 Episode 24, "Drawn to the Blood":
Alex tries desperately to save his patient Gus while he waits for a severely agoraphobic blood donor to arrive from London. Jo reveals to Meredith why she’s been so down, while Catherine and Bailey hold a meeting to get down to the bottom of an insurance issue. Meanwhile, Maggie and Jackson go camping.
Camping? OK. Is Meredith the first person at Grey Sloan that Jo tells about her biological parents? Meredith is Alex's best friend. This whole thing is getting messy and I'm looking forward to getting past this storyline. You don't have to force a conflict storyline for Jolex. They can just be a strong unit together, you know.
Again, there is no new Grey's Anatomy tomorrow (Thursday, April 25) because of the 2019 NFL draft. Grey's will return the following Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m. on ABC.