‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Giacomo Gianniotti Makes Directorial Debut with Sweet Amelink Scenes

Dr. Andrew DeLuca may be gone, but we got Giacomo Gianniotti in “Sorry Doesn’t Always Make It Right” with his directorial debut!

There were still a lot of emotions and tears, but the episode felt lighter this week. It was needed. Each episode this season has been so intense.

There were still tears, but it wasn’t the entire episode, which is a change.

Giacomo Gianniotti makes his directorial debut on Grey’s Anatomy‘s “Sorry Doesn’t Always Make It Right.” (ABC)

It was a tease to show Dr. Atticus Lincoln (Chris Carmack) proposing to Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) in the promo. Then to have him do it twice, and she said no both times! Not to the proposal, but to the action of proposing.

Merder got married on a post-it note before they made it legal. A marriage licence doesn’t make the marriage real as we saw from them.

The doctors were helping newlyweds after they had been in a car crash only for the husband to ask for an annulment. They got married too quickly and a life-threatening situation showed that to him. Clearly, that marriage wasn’t the happily ever after we want for Amelink.

I have loved Amelia since she was on Private Practice. I was so excited when she joined Grey’s Anatomy. I’ve seen her character’s struggle, and it’s amazing how strong she’s become. Caterina is amazing at portraying her struggles.

It’s no surprise that Amelia thinks about getting high during the pandemic. But I wish she remembered that even if she thinks about it that often, she resists every time.

Dr. Amelia Shepherd has been through so much, and she’s still fighting. (Ron Batzdorff/ABC)

I love how open Link and Amelia are being. And while I want that wedding for them, I love what they have even more. These scenes are amazing, and I dfeintely want more of them.

Giacomo did a great job with the Amelink scenes. Amelia and Link were having important conversations that felt so real for the pandemic, but we were also given cute moments.

Amelia and Link were not the only ship we were treated to. Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) finally oppologized to Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) for not being there for her after telling him about Allison. Amelia really got to through to him. He now understands that she told him when she could.

This is what I wanted. I wanted their friendship to live again. It was a beautiful moment when he said he should have realized she needed a friend and that he can be that for her.

Even with the episode being a little lighter, we still dealt with the harsh realities of covid. When showrunner Krista Vernoff said they were dealing with all aspects of covid, she wasn’t kidding. This time it was with underserved communities.

A young man tested positive for covid but didn’t want to go back home because he lived in a two-bedroom with six people, including his grandfather. So, Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) decided to start paying for hotel rooms, not knowing that a non-profit was doing the same thing. Now because he was paying full price, those people were getting kicked out.

This sparked Jackson to want to do more, but he realized he didn’t know enough to know what to do, so he enlisted Dr. Alma Ortiz (Lisa Vidal) to help him.

Jackson has always been incredibly generous with his money. Other than buying a yacht, he hasn’t really flaunted his money for himself. It seems natural that this would be the cause he would get behind. It’s a great way for the show to highlight the difficulties of underserved communities.

Dr. Cormac Hayes fights to save a little boy’s life. (ABC)

Last week Dr. Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) was the one with the miracle. This week it was Dr. Cormac Hayes (Richard Flood). He was desperately fighting to find a way to save a little boy’s life. He finally came up with something. Dr. Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) was trying to talk to him about the struggles she had accepting where she came from. What she said sparked an idea, and he was off. It was quite funny watching Jo be in a mid-sharing mode to watch him walk away.

Jo had a lot of monologues in this episode. She practiced what she wanted to say to Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). She ended up saying it in front of her while she slept. Little did she know, Meredith was listening. And the first words out of Meredith’s mouth to Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) after saying she was sorry was, “We need to talk about Wilson.”

It seems like Richard and Meredith are on board with her plan. I get it. Her home is not her happy place and she needs a happy place. But like that man that got married during a pandemic because he was lonely, will this be a mistake too?

I do like seeing Jo happy. It’s nice to see any of them happy this season with everything going on.

Meredith waking up wasn’t like we expected it to be, but it’s not surprising, her advocating for Wilson or listening to what everyone is saying.

Dr. Miranda Baliey, Dr. Richard Webber and Dr. Maggie Pierce watch over Meredith after finding out she’s been listening to them. (Raymond Liu/ABC)

We may still get beach scenes since she’s still sleeping a lot. We still need one more encounter with Derek (Patrick Dempsey) for her to say goodbye.

Giacomo did a great job on his directorial debut. I hope he will put his touch on another episode in the future.

What did you think of the Amelink scenes? Tweet me @MandyTTCarr or comment below.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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