When it comes to the kids under his care, Dr. Alex Karev is as protective as a mama bear with her cubs. And as Grey’s Anatomy fans have seen before, he’s willing to toe lines or even cross them to give them the best care.
But in this sneak peek from Thursday’s new episode, Alex (Justin Chambers) runs into a new force of opposition — Eliza Minnick (Marika Dominczyk). A boy named Liam comes into the hospital with a tumor, but his parents refuse surgery due to their religious beliefs.
“The kid took a train all by himself to ask us for help,” Alex pleads to Eliza. “Actual help, not prayers and olive oil on his head.”
Eliza doesn’t back down. “No neurosurgeon will cut into a kid’s skull without parental consent, because it’s illegal,” she replies.
And then, twisting the knife a bit, she notes that with his “history” — assaulting DeLuca and almost going to prison for it — perhaps he shouldn’t be crossing any lines right now.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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