Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Crash and Burn

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We picked up right where we left off with Andy and Sullivan trapped in an ambulance on Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8

While their patient died, they both survived, but neither were left unscathed. 

Four months later, they're still recovering. 

Running Tall - Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8

Anyone who watches Grey's Anatomy knew that a time jump was coming. 

At some point, the timelines would have to match up, especially since Ben and Bailey have already gotten back together. 

In a way, it feels a little bit like we got cheated out of watching some of these stories develop. 

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Jack was teetering on the edge of a major breakdown. His outrage over the intervention barely scratched the surface of what could have led to more intense scenes. 

Jack has never been more interesting as a character, and this is the type of material Grey Damon deserves to showcase his range as an actor. 

Pruitt: It appears you're suffering from PTSD.
Jack: Who the hell are you to determine that? You're not a doctor.
Ben: I am.

Even with the time jump, Jack's not cured.

It would be a travesty if he were completely back to normal after four months and it all happened off-screen. They can't just completely blow past his PTSD in a time jump, and at least they realize that. 

He's been in therapy, but he's still not sleeping, and it's hard to tell how much progress he's made, if any. 

Jack - Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8

He doesn't seem to have embraced the fact that he has a problem and needs help, and with that mindset, it's hard to see him recovering enough to return to active duty any time soon. 

He does seem less irritable and quick to anger, but we also only saw him briefly in the present. We didn't see anything trigger him. 

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I like that Maya is so intent on meeting him after therapy. I think she took it hard when Pruitt called them all out on not being there for one of their own who was clearly in dire need of help. 

She also probably feels a little guilty for essentially taking his job. She's making it her mission to help him get back on duty. 

Vic and Ripley - Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8

He also may not be the only one suffering symptoms of PTSD.

Andy may not have been severely injured in the crash, but that night is still with her mentally. 

She's experiencing flashbacks and drinking to forget, both of which could indicate PTSD. She's struggling because she doesn't feel she deserves the Medal of Valor.

In her mind, she failed. 

She did everything she possibly could to save Shannon, but unfortunately, she just couldn't be rescued.

Andy acted heroically and deserved the praise, but she is most likely replaying the night over and over again in her head wondering what she could have done differently.

Miller - Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8

I'll be honest, the suspense was ramped up, and I kept thinking that Andy's head injury was going to be worse than it was. 

Every time Sullivan commented on it, and especially when she took the tumble down the hill, I expected her to lose consciousness again. 

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The way she pulled herself back up that hill after taking that tumble was proof of her strength and will. If she hadn't completed the mission, they all could have died out there. 

Thank goodness Sullivan isn't paralyzed.

Now that he and Andy have created this new bond, I want him to stick around for a while. As much fun as it was to see Pruitt suit up again, this is Sullivan's house now. 

Jack Benched - Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8

He's officially grown on me. 

It was so tragic and touching to hear him talk about his late wife.

He threw himself into work after she died, and even with being faced with the possibility that he may never be a firefighter or even walk again, he still risked it all to try and save Shannon.

Andy wasn't the only hero in that storm.

Greg: Why the sudden curiosity?
Ryan: I'm not sure if we'll ever see each other again.

Ryan's dad is in the wind again, and who knows if we'll see him again. 

Ryan spent the time they were stuck in the firehouse reminiscing with his dad, so they at least parted on good terms. 

If he comes back, Ryan will once again face the dilemma of his job versus his family, and that is a choice that Greg does not want to force upon him. 

Still, if the story suited it, it would be nice to see him pop up again in the future. 

Travis - Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8

Ryan and Andy are back together, or at least, sleeping together. 

It's unclear if this has been going on for a while or if they just started up again at the party, but he's always good for her.

She's not in a great place right now, so it could be destructive behavior. I'd hate to see either of them get hurt. 

Vic and Ripley are still going strong, which is another aspect we got somewhat cheated out of with the flashforward. 

I was enjoying the beginning of their romance, and while they are still going hot and heavy, they'll be facing more significant milestones in their relationship soon. 

Ben: I am still her husband, and I still worry. I should know these things.
Miller: Has it dawned on you that maybe that's how she feels when you come home from work every day and tell her about all the dangerous things that you survived at work that day?

Thankfully Ben and Bailey are finally back together.

That sabbatical lasted way too long considering this is one of the most influential couples on both series. 

I do like that Miller helped Ben see things from Bailey's perspective, but neither of them was ever going to stop worrying about the other whether they slept under the same roof or not. 

Sadly, not all relationships survived, as Travis concluded that he and Grant were not right for each other.

If Grant doesn't want to get married and Travis does, then he made the right decision, as painful as it was. 

Ben and Maya - Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8

The sooner they realize that they want different things, the better it will be for both of them in the long run. It certainly didn't help that Travis accidentally called him Michael. 

Your turn! Were you on the edge of your seat with Andy and Sullivan?

Do you feel cheated by the flashforward?

Are you on board with Andy and Ryan's reunion, and do you want to see his dad return someday? 

Hit the comments and don't forget to watch Station 19 online!

Crash and Burn Review

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Station 19 Season 2 Episode 8 Quotes

Greg: Why the sudden curiosity?
Ryan: I'm not sure if we'll ever see each other again.

Andy: Did you lose consciousness at all Shannon?
Shannon: No, I was awake for the whole thing. Wouldn't want to do that again.