Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy featured Meredith Grey risking it all, and it could cost her not only her job but also her freedom.
But what pushed the hero to make a risky decision?
A patient without insurance, of course!
The patient, Gabby, and her father arrived at the hospital and turned to Meredith and Alex.
They came to the United States with the aim of getting her care, but things were not working out.
All of their resources were depleted, and insurance wasn't working out for them.
Mer and Alex found a mass in the girl's colon, meaning that it was time to operate.
The father struggled to get coverage from the state, prompting Meredith to say that she would find a way to sort things out.
What did Meredith do to get the surgery completed?
She put Ellis' name on the paperwork, meaning her insurance could be used because it covered family members.
Richard found out about it, and he was pissed.
“The system failed him. The system is broken,” she yelled at him. “We know it is. So what does that say about us if we don’t fix it?”
Richard struggled to contain his fury, primarily because he didn't want anyone to learn about it.
He had a risky plan to save Meredith's career. If they could make the patient appear to be sicker, keep her in hospital for 30 days, then a new state program would activate.
That would mean the patient would be covered, wouldn't be deported and would be entitled to help.
Meredith was upset, but knew what she did was the right thing to do. She turned to DeLuca, expecting him to be furious at her.
But he took her by surprise, dropping the L-bomb on her because it reiterated that he knew she was a good person.
“I’m in awe of what you did today,” he said. “I was afraid if I opened my mouth, the only thing that was going to come out was if I loved you.”
“Well, okay,” Meredith replied. “Glad we cleared that up.”
Elsewhere, Jo started to return to her old ways, and that was good news for her friends and loved one.
She helped Alex get good news for one of his patients in the form of getting a donor ... or so she thought.
In a wild moment, she realized that she had found someone who needed a donor, not someone willing to give up an organ.
Jo desperately turned to Teddy for assistance, but there was nothing that could be done. Teddy went on to tell the patient's mother the truth.
Jo self-destructed in front of the patient, and Alex walked in. He had no idea how he could help his wife with this one.
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Grey's Anatomy continues Thursdays on ABC.