Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 Episode 19 Tackles RAPE!

Hey Cuties,

This afternoon I finally sat down to watch Grey’s Anatomy: Season 15: Episode 19 appropriately title Silent All These Years. This episode is the perfect ending to Women’s History Month. If you don’t watch on the regular at least watch THIS episode.

Episode Description: When a trauma patient arrives at Grey Sloan, it forces Jo to confront her past; Bailey and Ben have to talk to Tuck about dating.

It is a tough episode, the toughest I have seen in all 15 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, and I have watched every episode. But this one deserves a f*cking standing ovation. It was incredibly written and very well done. The actors gave it the perfect tender loving care that is required. Damn it, man!

I am speechless. I am triggered. I am sad. I am emotionally exhausted. I am all of those things and I suddenly have a headache. Despite all of my very valid feelings, I am so proud. Proud that Shonda Rhimes continues to give a voice to the voiceless. She shines a light on dark situations. She allows us, in this case, BLACK WOMEN to be seen and be heard on a scale that makes YOU feel. You the viewer, you the person that dismisses sexual assault. You who blame women for being raped.

They gave a vivid look into what sexual assault looks like cradle to grave. The way Grey Sloan Memorial handed this situation should be the standard. Jo’s character recognized the signs of trauma and literally held her hand the entire episode. Dr. Altman also rallied around her immediately and provided a safe place for her.

The patient in the episode was terrified to get the surgery she needed. Every man looked like her attacker. When she closed her eyes she saw her attacker. Her two doctors rallied around her in the best way possible. OH MY GOSH! The minute I realized what they were doing my eyes filled with tears.

In that same episode, Miranda Baily and her husband Dr. Ben Warren have a talk with their teenage son. Their son [Ben] likes a girl named [Kelly] at his school. His Dad gives him the rules of engagement when dealing with women. He wants his son and the young lady to both he safe and happy. He also taught him that “If she stops having fun he must  STOP. Timeout. Game Over. ALWAYS!”

The other end of this story is Jo found her birth Mom. It was tough but she was finally able to sit down with her and find out about her own self. In doing so she learned that her birth mother had been raped and that is why she gave her up. Jo was devastated to find out she was the product of a rape. I wanted to hate her mother, I wanted to punch her face, but then you see she is hurting too. WHAT DO YOU DO!

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline | 1-800-656-HOPE | online.rainn.org

Can we give Shonda her Nobel Peace Prize now? I’m tired of waiting, she earned it years ago but this episode is just extra validation of what we already knew.

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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Tiffani

    My social media feeds have been going crazy about the commentary about this episode. I’m not a Grays Anatomy chick, but I think I just might have to watch this episode. Plus, I love me so Shonda! Where do I sign to give her a NPP?

    • MimiCuteLips

      Legit, just watch this episode. You don’t need any prior context, it is moving to say the least.

      Right, I need to start a petition.

  2. Lia World Traveler

    Shonda does it again. Tackling real issues on the major stage. I wish more shows and famous people would use their platforms to tackle these issues.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Yes, she gets it right every time. I love that she gives a voice to the voiceless. That is what we should do with our star power.

  3. Kim

    I am a day 1 hardcore fan of Grey’s Anatomy. People can’t believe that I still watch. This episode had me so emotional, especially the scene pictured above where all of the female nurses stood in a row in support of the victim.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Y-E-S! Kim, they did an incredible job. I didn’t watch from day 1 but I binge watched 13 episodes 0_0 with 20+ episodes in each season. I am proud to say I have watched every single episode.

  4. Leslie H

    Not a show I watch but I am a big Shonda fan. She proves that WE need to be at the table to make sure OUR humanity takes priority over tribal concerns.

  5. Kiwi

    Ive been following Khaliah Joi since her Black and Sexy Days on Sexless and Wendy and Julian. I dont even watch Grey Anatomy but I wanna watch this episode just how powerful it was!

  6. Brittany

    I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy but I am very interested in this episode. I think I am going to check it out on Hulu. I am a fan of the actress in the gurney so I’m definitely interested now.

  7. Elle

    I can’t remember the last time, I was able to watch TV. “Greys Anatomy,” has always been a groundbreaking show that makes people confront difficult truths.


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