Grey’s Anatomy has seen many doctors come and go, but only one is worthy of possibly renaming the show. Check out why Miranda Bailey is and always will be the best.
Grey’s Anatomy? More like Bailey’s Anatomy. Miranda Bailey is the glue that holds Grey Sloan Memorial together. Grey’s Anatomy would not exist without her helpful dose of reality, pep talks, and the occasional crisis control. She is the brick wall that you have to navigate around and you are always better for it in the end.
She’s almost too good of a friend
On more than one occasion Miranda Bailey has been suspected of participating in an affair. Namely with Chief Webber. She may fool around with a nurse every now and then, but Miranda is a one man woman.
Besides being a confidant of Webber, Bailey has had her fair share of influence on her interns’ lives. George is no longer roaming the halls, but Miranda’s favorite intern lives on through her son’s namesake. Speaking of namesake, Meredith Grey has never gotten a pass from her resident. She may be the daughter of Ellis Grey, favorite of Webber, and sleeping with the chief of neuro, but Bailey never let Meredith take anything she did not deserve. She pushed Meredith, Cristina, and Alex to their limits and they are better doctors for it.
They can think outside of the box, keep calm in the OR, and effectively communicate their process to others. But they can also approach her with their personal problems, so long as they don’t mind getting a pointed retort in the process.
Crisis is Bailey’s middle name
Regardless of the situation, Miranda Bailey keeps her head on straight. Gunmen, bombs, cancer, lost sponges, genomes, Bailey has not only seen it all, she has gotten everyone through it all. Over the course of 11 seasons, Grey’s Anatomy has tested the resident in every way possible. She has held the hands of dying patients and victims of intruders penetrating the wings.
Her bedside manner is enviable, her surgical skills even more so. General surgery may seem small to the doctor who can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. However she has her sights set on the big prize at the end of the road; Chief of Surgery.
She’s always looking to do more
One could argue that Miranda Bailey knows that she is good. And that person would win that argument. However, regardless of how entitled Bailey feels, her greater ambition is to give back. The Denny Duquette Clinic was her first huge undertaking that kept her interns busy as she gave back to the community. After being beat out for Chief Resident by Callie, Bailey jumped in to pick up the slack when Callie started to falter.
With Chief resident under her belt, she set her sights on researching diabetes with Meredith, working on her genome project even if it meant barricading herself in the lab for days on end. She gets her hands dirty in just about every specialty and is the one you call when you need something done and done right.
While anyone in the hospital is overly qualified to take care of your medical needs, Miranda Bailey is our number one choice for the job.
Watch Grey’s Anatomy season 11, episode 12, “The Great Pretender,” Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
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