How can they miss you if you never leave? Leah Murphy (Tessa Ferrer) makes an incredibly awkward return on Grey’s Anatomy‘s Thursday, October 27, episode, as seen in a sneak peek.
The ABC medical drama’s preview clip shows the Grey Sloan team discussing the fact that the former surgical resident is returning, despite her bumpy history with the hospital’s staff. Leah — who previously hooked up with both Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) — was fired by Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) during the second year of her residency.
“Can Webber really rehire her?” Arizona asks her coworkers in the cafeteria. “I mean, I am on the board.”
Later, Stephanie Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) explains to Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) that Leah got the boot because of her questionable behavior. “She didn’t fight hard enough to get in the OR, or study, or prepare,” Stephanie says. “She drilled through her patient’s leg, all the way down to the table. … Did I also mention she almost brought the hospital down with harassment lawsuits and complaints against attendings because she was sleeping with attendings?”
“It all screwed with her head, so Webber asked her to leave,” Stephanie continues. “It just goes to show, don’t crap where you eat.” Of course, this is the exact moment when Leah happens to walk up to their table and asks to sit down.
Watch the cringeworthy moment in the clip above to see Alex and Arizona both defend their relationships with the returnee. Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.
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