Thank god it’s Thursday. Specifically, thank god it’s this Thursday.
Because tonight, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder return on ABC and two of the three stars, Kerry Washington and Viola Davis, promised us things are only getting “juicier.” (And it’s not like we ever doubt Grey’s will bring juicy drama.)
In case you might have forgotten any of the drama that unfolded in the finales last season -- there was soooo much drama to unfold, after all -- here’s a quick recap of everything that went down to catch you up for tonight.
It wasn’t in the finale, but the most crucial thing that happened last season was McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) dying in a car crash. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) grieved the loss of her husband and moved back into her mom’s house.
In happier news, Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and Catherine (Debbie Allen) got married, and Karev (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) are moving in together. Back to sadder news: Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April (Sarah Drew) are in the middle of breaking up over her wanting to go back to the Middle East with the military.
First, the business of B613: Olivia (Washington) tries to take down Rowan (Joe Morton), by turning him in to the CIA. It doesn’t work, but does force Rowan’s hand and he destroys all traces of B613, including murdering all the agents who worked for him. And when he’s no longer Command, Quinn (Katie Lowes) pegs him with embezzlement and he goes to jail.
Meanwhile, Mellie (Bellamy Young) inadvertently had a bus full of jurors killed -- and Huck (Guillermo Díaz) is the one who did the killing, which is why Quinn is possibly going to shoot him -- and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) kicks her out of their house. He also finally fires Cyrus (Jeff Perry), and the episode ends with Olitz rekindling their love on a White House balcony. Of course.
Frank (Charlie Weber) killed Lila for Sam (Tom Verica)! Because, for reasons unknown, he “owed” Sam! Now, it’s out with one dead girl and in with another: After being bound, gagged, and interrogated, then texting an unknown number, “Eggs 911” (???) and seemingly escaping Rebecca (Kate Findlay) is found dead. But who killed her?
Meanwhile, Asher (Matt McGorry) is sleeping with Bonnie (Liza Weil) now, and has been targeted by a prosecutor in Sam’s murder case for questioning. Annalise (Davis) has Nate arrested, framed for murder, and beat up in prison. Plus, Laurel (Karla Souza) reveals she's being keeping Michaela’s (Aja Naomi King) engagement ring as collateral to keep her from going to the police. And Connor’s (Jack Falahee) boyfriend, Oliver, has HIV now.