Richard calls the shots when he and the EMT sort through all the incoming patients. Richard is happy to have a solid place at the hospital again without his job being threatened.The hospital is his family, as are all the doctors in it, some moreso than others.
Jackson arrives at the hospital fashionably late when he's called in after a large incident needs all hands on deck. He's dying to get back into the game and reclaim that competitive spirit he had many years ago when he and the others came from Mercy West.
Alex and Meredith scope things out when they arrive at the hospital after spending the morning reflecting somewhere at a pier. What were they talking about together? Were they thinking about how far they have come and how much everything has changed?
Our favorite EMT directs all the traffic and chaos after a county fair incident floods the hospital ER with multiple cases. Even the recurring characters get a nod of recognition for this momentous occasion.
Meredith and Alex have developed a close bond over the years, and now they're the last two remaining from their group in the beginning. They have seen each other through some of the most devastating tragedies and greatest triumphs.
It's time for the newest batch of interns to show what they can do. Can this new attractive intern be the stand out? Will he be a Yang or a 007? Will he make it to the end, die off along the way, or vanish before leaving a mark?
Meredith is reminded of her journey. She has multiple groundbreaking surgeries under her belt. She's been a part of research studies. She generated press after saving a man on a plane. She did an unheard of abdominal transplant, and now she's up for a Harper Avery and other recognition.
Alex has had quite the journey on Grey's Anatomy as well. He went from an abrasive jerk to a loyal friend, dedicated doctor, and master of his field. He attracted the crazy, saw Izzie through cancer before being abandoned, and now he's happy with Jo.