There’s a chance that you may have heard that the return of “Grey’s Anatomy” on January 19 would feature a prison-related storyline that throws some of the doctors outside of their element in order to work on a complicated case. It’s hard to necessarily refer to this as “good news” for them since going outside of the hospital for this only amps the challenge level, but as a viewer, this should prove exciting.
Today, ABC finally started to lift the veil ever so slightly on this winter premiere, which carries with it the title of “You Can Look (But You’d Better Not Touch).” Song titles are a familiar reference point for this show, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that they’ve used another one here. For those who are super-curious, this is a song from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and you can check out a live performance of it below.
As for what to expect in the episode, let’s go ahead and share the synopsis, which at the very least explains what the prison visit is all about:
“Bailey, Arizona and Jo go to a maximum security women’s prison to treat a violent, 16-year-old pregnant girl and her unborn baby.”
What most fans likely want to know, unfortunately, is not referenced here: The state of things at present for Alex Karev after getting himself set to take a plea deal in the winter finale. It seemed as though Meredith was about to talk him out of it last we saw, but there were no guarantees. Even if she does, that doesn’t exactly mean that he is out of the woods. The only way to ensure that there is a safe outcome for Alex is if DeLuca decides that he wants to drop some of the charges against him — unfortunately, there’s not a lot of evidence of that happening. Since we cannot physically go and beg DeLuca for mercy, let’s just throw it out into the fictional-character universe and hope that it actually happens.
For the record, we think there’s a good chance that resolution is coming in this episode and ABC just isn’t giving it away.
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