Throughout the years, we’ve seen some of the wildest surgeries take place within the walls of Grey Sloan Memorial. But during episode 13 of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” we watched our favorite doctors perform a miracle outside the Seattle-based hospital.

During the Season 12 installment, titled “All Eyez On Me,” Owen (Kevin McKidd) reveals to his team that he received a call from a military hospital. According to the red headed doc, a patient is in need of an extraordinary surgery — one that essentially reconfigures the human body. So, he chooses Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Callie (Sara Ramirez), Jackson (Jesse Williams) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) to perform the operation.

The five practice and practice on donor bodies, until they finally nail the surgery that requires the removal and replacement of a leg.

“What did we just do?” Jackson says after they complete a run-through.

“A miracle” Callie replies as the camera pans in on a donor body sporting a leg in the middle of his body.

But after their long day of slicing and dicing, Owen reveals to his surgeons that they need to do the operation … that night. Not only are they required to complete the operation on little to no sleep, but they also learn that it’s an “away game,” which means they’re headed to the military hospital to perform the daunting surgery.

“Remember … we’re guests here,” Bailey says to her surgeons. “Hunt wants us on our best behavior.” But their manners fly out the window when Major Thorpe (Scott Elrod) comes barging through the hospital doors. He’s fearful that the “Dream Team” is going to turn his long-time patient into a guinea pig. But Callie tries to calm him down, telling Thorpe that they all want the same thing — to save the patient’s life.

Back at Grey Sloan, things heat up between Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) when the two make their way into a supplies closet. But the situation goes from steamy to sour when Riggs (Martin Henderson) shows up to have a little chat with Maggie. Maggie locks DeLuca in the closet while she discusses an impending surgery with Riggs, only freeing her beau when the New Zealand hunk walks away. She explains to him that she wants to keep their romance under wraps but their secret romance is taking a toll on DeLuca.

“It’s getting a little old,” he tells her, clearly annoyed that he’s a skeleton in her literal closet.

Back at the military facility, Thorpe continues to go head-to-head with the Dream Team about the risky surgery. He begs his patient to reconsider the operation that could leave him dead on the table. But his patient wants to go under the knife — especially if that means he has the chance to see his children grow up.

“I want the life I’ve been missing,” he says to the Grey Sloan team. “If you can give me that, well, I’m all in.”

Before the surgery begins, Thorpe warns the Dream Team that their work “better be as good” as their talk. But Thorpe’s colleague can attest to how skillful the Grey Sloan crew is … after all, she did Google them! That’s what the military doctor told Jackson before gushing about his “refined skills.”

“Could she flirt any harder?” Jo says, revealing that the military surgeon wasn’t the only one getting her flirt on. But Jackson is convinced they were just being friendly. (Whatever you say, Jackson!)

Amid the surgery, Callie has a minor freak out. She claims it’s not a confidence issue but a surgical one. She begs for space but Meredith refuses to give her any, revealing that sometimes people who want to be alone need a bit of a push — something her friends gave her following the traumatic midseason premiere incident.

So, thanks to a little push from Mer, Callie figures out what her next step is. This allows the Dream Team to complete the astonishing operation.

“Told you … it’s a miracle,” Callie says to her team after they successfully complete the surgery.

But Bailey has no time to celebrate their victory. Instead, she races back to Grey Sloan after receiving a phone call that her husband has gone crazy.

During episode 13, Ben (Jason George) opened up a patient in the middle of the psych ward with nothing but his bare hands and a clipboard. (The psych ward doesn’t allow sharp materials, so Ben had to get creative.) Richard, however, didn’t find Ben’s actions ingenious. Instead, he ridiculed Ben until Bailey rushed through the door.

Bailey is furious that her husband ignored protocol and suspends the resident for three days. After all, she can’t be giving her husband any special treatment, which is something other residents are convinced is occurring within Grey Sloan. But after the punishment is placed, Bailey is able to react as Ben’s partner … and she’s pretty impressed!

“You opened up a man’s chest with your bare hands and a clipboard,” she muses.

After a chat with Alex (Justin Chambers), Maggie overcomes her fear of unveiling her relationship with DeLuca. So, she (awkwardly) announces it to the entire hospital. However, DeLuca isn’t so happy about their outing — especially not after hearing Penny (Samantha Sloyan) and Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton) complain about the nepotism occurring in the hospital.

And as it turns out, Maggie isn’t the only daughter of Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) who is entering the realm of dating. The episode concludes with Thorpe asking for Meredith’s number so that he can follow up on the patient. So, Meredith, a newcomer to the dating game, gives him the hospital number unbeknownst to her that Thorpe is flirting. Luckily for Mer, Jackson is there to make things a little clearer for his single friend, revealing that Thorpe was trying to put the moves on her.

Perhaps it was the adrenaline still running in the veins after completing the extensive surgery but Meredith boldly runs after Thorpe to give him her number.

“Shut up. It was nothing,” she says to her grinning comrades.


“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.