Station 19 Season 5 Episode 9 Review: Started From Below

ByDonald L. Leech

Feb 25, 2022

Owen Hunt lives!

As we expected, our favorite firefighters were the ones who got the call about Owen in Station 19 Season 5 Episode 9. The Hour served as a sequel to this gripping cliffhanger from the episode 8 of season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, we got our introduction to Chef Ross, and she’s damn awesome. Oh, yeah, and Vic is pregnant!

It was a passive hour for Station 19’s big comeback for the most part. It mostly felt like we were waiting for time until they rescued Owen, which was surprisingly anti-climactic. And then they surprised us with this ending.

But most of the hour passed, and it didn’t seem like much happened.

Ben is almost always on a 10, but he took it to a new extreme when the crew got that call, and he found that Owen was the person who jumped that cliff.

And is it just me, or did he make you rack your brains trying to remember when he and Owen got so close? That’s not to say they don’t all consider themselves family in some way, but Ben was so pissed off it was borderline irrational.

Natasha Ross - Station 19 Season 5 Episode 9

He couldn’t put aside these strong emotions; one would have guessed that he had to concentrate on the task at hand and follow proper procedures in the field.

Maybe the continued stress of everything contributed to this, and it was obvious that he might lose another friend when he just lost Dean, and he fights for Prue. Andy alluded to this a bit when she told him that even though he’s their resident daddy friend, it’s okay if he can’t carry everything all the time.

We’ve all lost people, Lieutenant. No one benched us.


But it was typical of Ben to go the extra mile. We’ve seen this from Ben time and time again. Even if you sympathize with how he feels, it’s gotten beyond old. He does more damage in the long run when he chooses to go rogue.

It also seemed like he didn’t trust his team to do their job and save what is essentially one of their own. On top of that, he knew Chief Ross was on the scene watching them all. He didn’t even consider how she would react to his insubordination and risk his friends more because he couldn’t control his emotions.

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The station has been through enough, and they just got approval for their new program. Ben going rogue again felt like his boring time when he was a doctor and did the same, not once considering the ramifications of his actions on his wife/boss.

Ben should go see a doctor. He has a lot on his mind right now, and we all know that grief isn’t linear and comes up in all sorts of ways. He’s overwhelmed, and he needs to be benched and in therapy.

Andy and Beckett were right in their assessment of him.

Owen turned out to be in better shape than one would expect for someone who went over a cliff. And when Ben was just a handful and a half, Sullivan stepped onto the field and was able to keep Owen alert and understanding the situation.

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The two seemed to bond a bit over their military background, and it’s an interesting dynamic that one would never have considered before.

Sullivan has come a long way to try to redeem himself, and Ross rushing to give him the promotion he desperately needs is surprising. It seems they served together, but she doesn’t want the others to know about their connection. And she claims she would have given Sullivan the promotion anyway.

I need people I trust to lead and keep their team safe. I know firsthand that you are both trustworthy and can keep your people safe.


However, their connection to each other will come out and she has already made waves with her response to Maya. Ross is an intriguing and somewhat refreshing character, but she also seems to have ulterior motives.

At the very least, she approaches things with her self-interest in mind. But she seems to be at the top of her game, and I wonder how things will go with her in the future. Plus, it’s great to have Greenleaf’s Merle Dandridge in the mix.

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Carina and Vic make a fun duo, and it was refreshing to see them having a great time together. The storyline with the menstruating girl coming to the fire station was low-key.

It felt like the whole point was to get Vic to find out she was pregnant.

Jack grapples with how to explain menstruation to Aaron while bypassing the sex talk and he also settles on women as superhumans were adorable, however. He is natural with children.

That’s another weird thing about this pregnancy scenario. They didn’t play it Shondaland-style by having Vic and Jack sleep together. We don’t have to wonder who the father of this child is; we know it’s Theo.

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Instead, we have to wonder where things stand between Theo and Vic and how she’s going to handle this revelation going forward. Theo told Andy that they were at this impasse, and he doesn’t know what to make of it at the moment.

And Vic isn’t in the best place to tackle something like that, so it feels like we have another dark story on the horizon for her. I don’t know how to feel about this at all. And you?

Carina: Vic, uh, did you know you were pregnant?
Vic: No, no, it’s not possible, I take the pill.
Carina: Okay? When was your last period?
Vic: Uh, I don’t remember. Sorry, after Miller the days got a little blurry. Are you sure?

Over to you, Station 19 Fanatics.

What did you think of the big comeback? What do you think of Ross? What do you think of this pregnancy? Ring below.

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