Calling all Grey’s Anatomy fans. The second half of season 12 airs in a week and we’re so excited to watch it.
If you’re a little hazy on what happened in the first eight episodes of season 12, here are 10 things to make sure you’re fully caught up and ready to go.
[WARNING: The following will contain spoilers, read at your own risk].
1. MEREDITH IS LIVING WITH AMELIA AND MAGGIE
One year and 3 months after the death of Derek Shepherd (we’re still sad about this), Meredith and her three gorgeous kids have moved in with half-sister Maggie and sister-in-law Amelia. The trio bring a new family dynamic into the show which is both hilarious and relatable to us.
2. MIRANDA BAILEY IS THE CHIEF
Miranda is the first female chief we’ve had in the show’s run and it’s kind of great to see her character become the boss. I mean, she’s always been the boss but now it’s official. The interns and residents better watch out!
3. MAGGIE AND ANDREW
A surprising hookup has made Maggie and Andrew a pretty hot couple. And they’re hilarious at trying to keep it a secret. We ship it!
4. JACKSON AND APRIL IN TROUBLE?
After losing their baby, April went off to Jordan to do some work in a war zone. Since her return, her and Jackson’s relationship has slowly been spiralling down. Will they make it? Or will it end in divorce?
5. ALEX PROPOSED
It’s been a rough few episodes for Jo and Alex, but at the end of episode 8 he proposed and we’re still waiting for an answer? Will she or won’t she?
6. PERFECT PENNY
Shonda knows how to pull the rug out from under you and drown you in emotions. Callie’s new girlfriend Penny was revealed to have been the nurse that lead to Derek’s death. And to make things worse, she’s now transferred to Grey Sloan Memorial under Meredith’s service. Meredith has to rise above and teach her not to make silly mistakes that could potentially kill somebody.
7. OWEN AND AMELIA
It seems like Owen has finally moved on from Cristina, and things have started heating up with him and Amelia. But will it last?
8. OWEN HAS A SISTER?
The hiring of a new doctor, Nathan Riggs, has set off a chain of emotions as we soon find out he could’ve been responsible for Owen’s sister’s death? Yes, he had a sister! Interesting…
9. MEREDITH KICKS AMELIA OUT
After finding out Owen has been talking about his issues with Meredith and not her, Amelia has gone on the warpath against Meredith. But it all backfired… Meredith kicked Amelia out the house (for now). They just can’t get along, can they?
10. DANCE IT OUT
Grey’s Anatomy is the show to make you laugh out loud one minute, and then pull on your heart-strings the next. The only solution? Dance it out.
We hope this caught you up on what you’ve missed so far. Let us know if you’ll be tuning in at @maximumpop.
Grey’s Anatomy returns to the US on Thursday February 11th at 8/7c on ABC.