fans were heartened when Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) survived the raging fire that consumed the family home, only to be from smoke inhalation.
fans were ready for the revelation, since they were already familiar with the subject.
After 14 seasons and counting, “Grey’s” has pretty much seen it all. One thing they sawwas a woman who came into the ER after a hotel fire, suffering burns. When she later died, her death was traced back to Dr. April Kepner (Sarah Drew) failing to check her throat, which turned out to contain soot. That soot led to the chain reaction that shut down the patients’ organs and killed her. April was fired.
One “Grey’s” fans tweeted that April Kepner would’ve saved Jack on “This Is Us,” and Sarah Drew replied:
It’s too bad Kepner wasn’tJack’s physician bc she definitely wouldn’t have missed his smoke inhalation
— Tory (@torytee_)
I was just thinking that when i watches that episode!! Brought me back to when April first got fired
— Sarah Drew (@sarahdrew)
I was literally shouting that at the tv the whole time. Greys has made me a fantastic doctor 💁🏻
— stephanie ryals (@stephmryals)
I thought of this too. Greys has taught alot of its viewers things we never thought we would see again.
— Michele H (@beatingcancer03)
I don’t even think Kepner needed to be Jacks physician. Anyfan would’ve saved his life.
— Saoirse (@seaofambiguity)
“Grey’s Anatomy” fans do know just enough to be dangerous as armchair physicians.
Of course, Jack’s storyline not only happened on NBC, it happened in the 1990s. “Grey’s” airs on ABC, and in the ’90s April Kepner was probably a teenager like the Pearson Big Three.
Thanks to the Olympics, “This Is Us” Season 2 is off the air until Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC. “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 won’t return until Thursday, March 1 (blame “The Bachelor Winter Games”) at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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