The good news: Dr. Mark “McSteamy” Sloan is alive and relatively well in this Thursday’s episode of ABC’s Grey‘s Anatomy.
The bad news: The hour is a flashback to the aftermath of last season’s epic plane crash, which means that despite our collective wishes, the events of last week’s season premiere still stand.
In the first clip below, a recuperating Mark advises Avery that “all that matters is people” and urges him to be honest about his feelings. (As Mark himself has realized after Lexie’s tragic death, “If you love someone, tell them.”) The proud dad then requests a visit with his daughter Sofia. Sob.
In the second vid, Callie calms an injured Arizona — who hysterically begs “Please don’t give up on me!” — by promising she won’t allow anyone to amputate her leg. And we all know how that plays out…
Press PLAY on the videos below, then hit the comments with your reactions/anticipation.