Grey’s Anatomy Season 13, Episode 20: In The Air Tonight
**Warning: This post contains spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, stop reading!**
Oh, man. Say it with me now: bad things happen on planes on Grey’s Anatomy. Bad things happen on planes on Grey’s Anatomy. Need I repeat myself? Just know that, kind of like LOST, if you look around and see any of the Grey’s Anatomy characters on your flight, you’re probably well and truly screwed.
Screwed is how we start this episode, because that’s what Meredith feels when she gets on a plane to attend a conference…only to find Riggs on the same plane, attending the same conference. Meredith is still angry about how he acted during Maggie’s mom’s death, but Riggs is still trying to make it work. (Bless his heart.) He figures maybe the weekend is fate after all, and tries to use that to his advantage…especially because they’e on the same plane and have the time to talk. It’s not like they can go anywhere. You really gotta hand it to Riggs. Even after all of this, and after knowing how Meredith felt about Derek, he’s STILL TRYING.
— Greys Anatomy (@GreysABC) April 14, 2017
But Meredith is still convinced they have nothing, and that they never had anything. Unfortunately, she gets trapped more or less in the bathroom of the plane when he follows her, and she’s forced to confront him and her feelings. And…because this is Grey’s Anatomy, those feelings end in impromptu sex. Because, hey… why not join the Mile High Club? I mean, at least they didn’t feel bad about it.
Of course, all this sex happens before they return to their seats and experience insane turbulence. I mean, yes, planes are bad in Grey’s Anatomy world, but give this girl a break. SHE LOST HER SISTER IN A PLANE CRASH AND ALMOST LOST HER BEST FRIEND. Thankfully, the turbulence evens out, and although a lot of people suffer injuries, they’re small injuries that Meredith and Riggs (the two insanely talented doctors, of course) are able to fix easily. At least, until one passenger starts to have a brain bleed. Meredith tries to get the pilot to land the plane with a medical emergency call, but the pilot couldn’t because it was too dangerous to land between the storms they were flying through (what had accounted for the turbulence.) What to do? Surgery on a plane, of course!
— Greys Anatomy (@GreysABC) April 13, 2017
Riggs, like most people, acts normally and is against this idea. Why would you put your patient at further risk? But Meredith, good old Meredith, she just ignores him and goes ahead with surgery anyway, even while the turbulence is still an issue. She uses a needle to puncture his head (repeatedly! Talk about ouch) and tries to remove the pressure that way, since she doesn’t have any tools. And with Riggs having to help another patient in jeopardy, Meredith is forced to rely on people she just met to help her.
And THIS is where I am cheering for our badass doctors to save this man’s life like I am watching a freaking game of sports. #GreysAnatomy
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 14, 2017
And it causes her to realize that the reason she doesn’t want to be with Riggs is because she’s scared, and still trying to say she’s married to Derek because of that fear of moving on. But Riggs made her confront that fear, and Meredith’s anger was a result of that. Being separated on the flight and having to help different people allows them to be alone even though they’re still in the same space, and allows them to focus on things other than themselves. So when Meredith asks Riggs for help with her patient as he’s trying to save his own, he tells her that she can handle things without his help, because he believes it. He’s seen Meredith act professional and do her job better than everyone else. He knows she can figure out a way to get through this.
— Greys Anatomy (@GreysABC) April 14, 2017
And she does. She uses a nail clipper to get deeper into the brain, uses a straw to help relieve the pressure, and right as everything is finally getting better, the pilot lets them land. And things are better with Meredith and Riggs, too — not perfect, by any means, but Riggs finally admits he likes her and Meredith is finally open to seeing where things go with their relationship…especially now that they’re on vacation together.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)