In the new episode, the doctor (played by Ellen Pompeo) remained in a critical condition during the fight against the coronavirus and was visited in her Covid-19 dream by the late George O’Malley (TR Knight).
While Knight’s appearance was also unannounced, this week’s episode teaser teased that another face from the past would be seen again.
Knight left the show at the end of season five, and his character met a tragic end after being hit by a bus. (He saved a strange woman by pushing her out of the bus route.)
George’s premature and heroic death came as George’s best friends met again at the beach, where they discussed George’s death, grief, and influence over Meredith.
“You changed my life, George. I didn’t say it then, but it’s true, ”she told him.
By the end of the episode, Meredith was left in rough shape but was given an attempt at healing. Meanwhile, Tom Koracick (Greg Germann), who viewers found out to have had the coronavirus in the final episode, has turned for the worse, despite signs that a seemingly mild fight awaits him.
Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC Thursdays.