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Tonight, the Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 crossover event brings some of Seattle's finest firefighters to Grey-Sloan Memorial, taking a leaf out of Dick Wolf's One Chicago playbook, and it all centers on a kid. Well, not just one kid — as these shows tend to go, there's a common thread in tonight's episode(s), and "Momma Knows Best" is all about the little ones in everyone's lives.
Let's start with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). Per Cici's recommendation, she's going out on a fixed date, and the matchmaker's process is a little unorthodox. Meredith knows very little about her date, and all he gets is a picture. She's dolled up enough that she has everyone's jaws dragging the floor (both Ortho God Link and Hellmouth seem particularly intrigued by the gussied-up Dr. Grey), and her date John (played by How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor) doesn't recognize her. The reason? It's not just the extra makeup. She's not the one he was supposed to be meeting tonight. Halfway through their date, which is going surprisingly well, he spots his intended date over at the bar having a great time with Mer's Dear John, and they decide to let the two proceed unaware.
Reason - Party - Meredith - Time - John
The reason they decide not to break up the other party is that Meredith's having an unexpectedly great time with John. She even loses a bet with Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) to keep things moving and grooving with their conversation. The pros: John shares Meredith's workaholism and respects her accomplishments; also, he might be in a very different field — he sets up privacy protections for people online — but he's still doing a good service for people. The con: He doesn't want children because he's afraid they'll hold him back. Talk about a deal-breaker. Meredith kindly tells him that...
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