On the other end of the romantic spectrum is the woman who fakes passing out to avoid breaking up with her boyfriend. Not exactly a case that involves the medical deductions of Doctor House, but certainly one that needs a little tough love from Callie. This woman would rather feign a fainting spell and fall down a set of concrete steps than tell her boyfriend that she no longer wishes to be with him.
Love that is stories tall
In a moment equally heartbreaking and miraculous, Grey’s Anatomy introduced an elderly couple who jumped from their apartment building during a fire. To save his wife the man held onto her for dear life, refusing to let go even after she passed away in his arms following the fall. But once he lets her go in the hospital, her pulse registers faintly and the two continue their love story.
At the close of last week’s episode, April Kepner arrives in the ambulance bay with a tow truck and the patient that the team of surgeons declared a lost cause at the scene of the tunnel collapse. But in this week’s finale, Keith will get a second shot at life as the hospital staff rallies together to get him out of the car and into the OR.
The great tumor
Tumors ruled the Grey’s Anatomy cases this season and only one surpasses our third most impressive case this season. Meredith’s 3D printer comes in handy as the doctors prepare to take a journey not unlike Odysseus in Homer’s The Odyssey. This tumor takes over a woman’s body, refusing to stop eating until it consumes every organ. But with all hands on deck, each step of the journey is executed with precision and the first of many successes is logged for Meredith Grey.
This may not be the case that cures cancer, or puts an end to diabetes, but it was certainly the most entertaining case of the season. A man walks into a hospital with his penis is a take out container. Sounds like the start of a very sick joke, and that is exactly what this case turns out to be. When a jealous wife cuts off her husband’s penis he is taken to the ER by his sous chef and current romantic fling. Successfully reattached by Catherine Avery and Stephanie Edwards, their work, it turns out is not a one shot deal. After his scorned lover catches wind that he will return to his wife, she walks into his recovery room and rips it right off again.
Put on your cape, it’s the superhero case
Dr. Herman’s tumor provided two very different cases depending on whose side of the story you found yourself on. From Herman’s point of view, her tumor gave her months to live and that meant 27 babies lives to save. From Amelia Shepherd’s point of view, this was her career defining moment. 13 hours in the OR, overexposure to radiation, and two exhausted surgeons later, Amelia finds out that Herman’s eyesight is gone, but she has her entire life ahead of her.
Watch the Grey’s Anatomy season 11 finale this Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.