‘Grey’s Anatomy': The Pettiness Got Real

Ouch, things are getting catty at the ShondaLand hospital

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if  you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”)

There’s no doubt that Thursday night’s episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” had us all shedding a tear or 15 — that’s just a side-effect of watching the show — but one thing we weren’t prepared for was the pettiness.

It was all too real.

The episode was mostly focused on Dr. Maggie Pierce’s (Kelly McCreary) mom going through agonizing cancer treatment, but it seems like some of the doctors decided it would be the perfect time to be a little shady.

At one point in the episode, Maggie’s mom fell ill during dinner and needed to be rushed to the hospital for surgery. Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) was scrubbing in and preparing to perform the surgery, but Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) came in and told him to take it easy and that she would do the surgery instead — because she was trying to be helpful.

Dr. Webber didn’t think so though because he let it be known that Miranda would be the last person he would ask should he ever need help. Pretty much his own words.

There’s obviously still tension from the time Dr. Bailey hired Dr. Minnick to replace Dr. Webber as the director of the residency program.

Webber wasn’t the only one serving a big helping of pettiness tonight … Maggie got in on the action too.

When Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) tried to talk some sense into Maggie by telling her to abandon her mother’s cancer treatment trial because it was doing more harm, Maggie told her to back off because unlike her, she actually loves her mom and isn’t going to just ditch her down a drain.

She was of course alluding to the fact that when Ellis Grey, Meredith’s mom, died they cremated her and dumped her ashes in an operating room sink — it’s what she would’ve wanted.

Ouch.