Weber and Bailey have been very close over the years, sharing an almost parent-child relationship. That’s why she was so stunned when he fired her as his physician in episode 7 of “Grey’s Anatomy”. The episode aired Thursday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. and was aptly titled “Thriller.”
When the show opened, Weber was holding court over the new batch of interns in his hospital room. After listening to them discuss his condition and upcoming surgery, he announced he would be picking one of them to actually perform it. Attending physician Miranda Bailey was shocked and hurt and set about finding ways to try to eliminate them from the competition.
Stephanie had just had Lasix surgery and her vision was blurry, putting her out of the running. Lean was bitten by a “zombie” – a man hopped up on drugs who bit her in the ER. With an open wound that could be contaminated with AIDS, hepatitis or something else, she was out of the running. Shane was having trouble proving a mysterious patient he kept seeing was real and Bailey was counting him out due to hallucinations.
In the end, Jo got the surgery and Bailey tried to console herself with the knowledge that she would be supervising the surgery. That is until Weber fired her.
He said his injuries had left him feeling hopeless and wanting to die. Then, he began to want to recover but he has no idea if he’ll ever be able to operate again. All he has left is being able to teach and Bailey was getting in the way of that so he fired her and threw her out of his room. Needless to say, she was devastated.
Ben, who returned home to help with Halloween, his favorite holiday, reveals he actually quit his residency. It wasn’t working out and he missed being with his family. Bailey told him she was disappointed with him and left to take her son trick or treating.
Talk about a bad day.
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