It’s Halloween at Gray Sloan. Bailey is dressed in the spooky spirit as Princess Leia. She’s excited to take Pru trick-or-treating in the hospital, dressed as an Ewok.
Richard wants to celebrate Halloween the only way a surgeon really can. He decides to test the interns’ surgical dexterity with a pumpkin carving contest.
The interns embrace their own Frankenstein
Meanwhile, Nick has just acquired deceased cadavers for the interns. Mika, Jules, Blue and Lucas are working on their pumpkins when they get a page from Nick. They leave their pumpkins behind and come face to face with a corpse.
They are going to embark on a trauma training session run by Owen. They must “save” the patient. Whoever gets on the board can rub in with Winston.
Link asks Jo to do something (or actually nothing at all) on Halloween, but Jo has taken an extra shift. Link looks a little disappointed, but he deflects by jumping on Tinder.
Nick and Meredith rekindle The Romance
Nick joins Meredith in taking the kids out trick or treating. Afterwards, they take Zola to a sleepover, her first night out since the panic attack. With no kids, Nick and Meredith spend some quality time together in a hotel room.
Two teenagers are rushed to hospital after jumping from a room. Oh, and they’re high on LSD. One of the teenagers escapes the ER and jumps from an ambulance. He lands right on Jo. Link is only there to help Jo, leaving his Tinder date hanging at the bar. Jo might have a broken wrist as a result. Later, Teddy asks Link what’s going on between him and Jo.
During the operation, Simone’s phone keeps going off. After the surgery is over, Maggie confronts Simone and asks what’s going on. She was on the resident selection committee and knows that Simone was asked to leave her first show. Simone explains everything.
After being asked to leave, she became angry. The whole situation “broke” her, and she ended up acting inappropriately. Security footage of her freakout was leaked, and she spent the entire day trying to take it down. Maggie advises Simone to brush it off and leave the past behind.
Richard goes to Joe’s Bar to talk to Taryn about returning to the hospital. Richard tells Taryn that Schmitt needs her, but she says it’s going to take a lot more convincing to get her to come back.
During their hotel getaway, Zola calls Meredith crying. She pleads with Meredith to come get her. Meredith and Nick fly into action.
Skakel is ‘crazy’ about Jo
Link finally opens up to Teddy about his feelings for Jo. “I’m quite fond of Jo,” he admits. Link being in love with Jo is not at all surprising to Teddy. Link goes on to say that he “blew it” and “missed his moment” with Jo because he was so hung up on Amelia.
Surprisingly, Teddy tells Link not to do anything about those feelings. In fact, she urges him to keep sleeping with other women until his feelings for Jo fade. When you’re in a relationship with your best friend, it just makes everything more complicated.
Winston makes a big confession to Maggie. He reveals that he will be leaving cardio. Winston loves Maggie and loves being married to her, but he knows he has to change majors to stay that way.
Meredith sits down with Zola and asks about what happened at the sleepover. Zola admits that she started having anxiety and couldn’t breathe. “Why is this happening to me?” asked Zola. Meredith promises it will get better. They just need to find the best school and teachers, even if they have to look beyond Seattle.