Will Dr. Herman (Geena Davis) survive? That’s the question we’ve all been asking ourselves since episode 13 of this season’s “Grey’s Anatomy” concluded.
During the last installment of ABC’s hit medical drama, Dr. Herman was rushed into surgery after a new brain scan, which was conducted by Amelia (Caterina Scorsone). Dr. Herman had lost her vision because of the life-threatening tumor in her head -- but did this mean that she would lose her life, too?
Fans will find out Dr. Herman’s fate when episode 14, “The Distance,” is shown Thursday, March 5. According to the synopsis for the episode, which will focus on Amelia’s storyline, Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) sister will engage in the “surgery of a lifetime” as a crowd of surgeons watch in the gallery above.
Will the spectators keep Amelia from performing her best? Well, according to the summary, the already self-conscious doctor will feel all eyes on her when she quickly realizes the operation is “far more difficult than she anticipated.”
“I am in over my head,” viewers can hear Amelia say in the promo video for “The Distance.”
Luckily, Amelia will be accompanied by the motivational resident Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton), who will assist her throughout the procedure -- and in more ways than one. Stephanie has constantly publicized her admiration for Amelia, trusting in her idol even when she doesn’t believe in herself. During episode 13, Stephanie challenged Amelia to “be worthy of being believed in,” rather than sulking amid her stress. Looks like Amelia might have just found her very own “person”!
Based on episode 14’s trailer, however, it appears as though Amelia might have to find the courage within herself to complete the operation after Stephanie faints mid-surgery.
During an interview with TVLine, Hinton teased that audiences won’t see the ending of episode 14 coming. “The end of the surgery you think will happen is not the ending we give you,” she said.
“Meanwhile, Bailey (Chandra Wilson) will become skeptical when Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) takes on one of Herman’s cases,” the summary concludes. With Dr. Herman out of work, Arizona will have to take on a bulk of her mentor’s work.
What do you think will happen in the next episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”? Do you think Dr. Herman will survive? Sound off in the comments section below with your predictions, and don’t forget to tune in to episode 14 of Season 11 when “Grey’s Anatomy” is shown on ABC Thursday, March 5, at 8 p.m. EST.