I really enjoyed this episode, and it probably happened because this episode had some really fleshed out scenes with Alex and Arizona which I always appreciate. Imo both the characters aged 10 years in this single episode.
I'm neutral about the Arizona Carina dynamics. One one hand I think Carina should have been prepared for the 'sofia being Arizona's priority' when she choose to date a single mom while on other hand I agree with Carina that a child should not be the reason for a cross country move.
And every time I look at this situation, I dislike it more. Why should Arizona always be the one making the sacrifices? Like uprooting your life so your daughter could deal with the situation your ex put you in? Ugh. I get where sofia is coming from, it's one thing to have divorced parents, it's a whole different thing to have your parents at two different locations. Whatever Arizona & Callie decided about working out the schedule was never practical in the first place. You can't expect a 7 year old to have a school one year and then a new one the next year. It was a red herring when Sofia asked to come home mid year, and I think that should have been enough for Callie to consider what Arizona is considering now (aka moving back). But of course that's not how this show rolls.
I just wished that the whole Arizona moving closer to Callie was based on the potential career opportunity first and then sofia but Greys totally missed that point and in a way disserviced the character once again. Smh.
P.s I liked the talk Arizona had with the mother, the whole skating thing monologue, made me wish we could see the character skate around at least one more time.
I loved all the alex scenes with his mother. I was livid at first, I thought he'll go all cage fighter on her mom like he did with his father. I'm glad Jo understood him well and let him get the anger out of his system first. And what's better way to do that then some batting. Makes me miss the days when Greys used to have dudes playing golf and others playing softball etc.
And now that he has mentioned Aaron and Amber, I really hope both show up at his wedding. I hope mama karev shows up as well but I'm not putting my money on it.
I'm glad Bailey didn't actually apologised to Vik. Even if he was justified to some degrees, he & his brother looked way too arrogant to me. Let me just cut the chase, the character is just too irrelevant for me to care.
Hmm I hope Jackson securing Harriet's future is not some writing on the wall co-related to something happening to April (oh wait! That promo...)
Now I did felt some chemistry between Meredith & doctor McKidney but this guy? yeah it just felt like they just wrote a character(which otherwise would have been Alex) so meredith could have the conversation/ reach conclusion about the cerrone situation.
I hope Betty comes back, I can't handle a depressing Amelia.
Also, yay to the Cristina Yang mention.