Next week’s installment of “Grey’s Anatomy” will remind fans exactly why they tune in to the Shonda Rhimes-created series season after season. Or at least that’s what the Season 11 promo video says. Episode 11, “All I Could Do Was Cry,” is named after the hit single by Etta James. The episode will be bringing all the feels. So, you may want to stock up on tissues.
“After several discussions with Dr. Herman (Geena Davis), April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) must face their situation head on and make a difficult decision regarding their unborn child,” the synopsis for episode 11 teases.
During episode 10, the couple continued to butt heads on how to handle the situation with their little Buddha baby, who was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta, aka brittle bone disease. While Jackson wanted to terminate the child should it be determined it had Type 2 (the fatal form of the disease), April had a different idea on how to handle her baby’s fate. She revealed that, regardless of the test results, she wanted to have the child.
“Maybe god won’t take him. Maybe it’ll be a miracle,” April says in the trailer. But it doesn’t look like the Averys will be receiving good news next week.
Although a chunk of episode 11 will focus on April’s and Jackson’s heartbreaking story line, it won’t be the only drama set to occur in the installment. According to the summary, Jackson’s mother, Catherine (Debbie Allen), will return to Seattle and bump into her ex-boyfriend Richard (James Pickens Jr.) when she pays Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital a visit.
Meanwhile, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) will try to find someone to take care of the kids so she can visit Derek (Patrick Dempsey) for the weekend, the synopsis continues. Who thinks Maggie (Kelly McCreary) should get the gig? Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) will also be playing an authoritative role when she shows Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) “some tough love when they work together on a case.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 11, episode 11, will be shown on ABC Thursday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. EST.