Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Episode Title: Stuck
Directed by: Paris Barclay
Written by: Stacy McKee
Air Date: March 22, 2018 (USA)
Rating/Share (18-49): 1.1/5
Viewers: 5.43 millions
Total: 2.0/8.54 millions
WHEN THE CREW OF STATION 19 FACES THEIR OWN EMERGENCY, ANDY HERRERA STEPS UP

"Stuck" – When the team responds to an apartment fire, Captain Pruitt takes a hit, the future of the station’s leadership is in jeopardy and firefighter Andy Herrera is forced to step up. Meanwhile, new recruit Ben Warren is trading in the scalpel for a fresh start as a firefighter, but it hasn’t been easy and he has a hard time realizing that emergencies in the field are vastly different than those at Grey Sloan Memorial, on the series premiere of "Station 19," THURSDAY, MARCH 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"Station 19" stars Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera, Jason George as Ben Warren, Miguel Sandoval as Captain Pruitt Herrera, Grey Damon as Jack Gibson, Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery, Alberto Frezza as Ryan Tanner, Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop, Okieriete Onaodowan as Dean Miller, and Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes.

Guest starring in "Stuck" are Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey and Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey.

"Stuck" was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Paris Barclay.
Andy's Voiceover
"Have you ever tried going down a firepole? It's not easy. There's no perfect way to get down, but there's definitely a wrong way. Hold on too tight and you won't slide, you'll just hang there, dangling. Stuck. Nobody wants to get stuck. That's why I decided a long time ago to just use the damn stairs. Most stations don't even have firepoles anymore. They're considered too risky. Better off to just play it safe. Screw safe. Safe paralyzes you. Safe makes you hold on too tight. That's how you get stuck. The trick is to breathe in and loosen your grip. You can't overthink it. You gotta grab on. Take the next step. Trust yourself and let go."

Vic in this episode

Vic is on aid car duty helping Tiffany after Andy and Maya save her. Back at the fire station, we see her tease Ben, calling him "New Guy", much to his chagrin, and giving him chores to do. She is unimpressed with him being a former surgeon. She is also not impressed with Dean leaving his dress blues with her laundry and reminds him to wash his own stuff. Later on, she teases Dean about having sex swagger which she knows because she went through his phone. At the end of the episode we see her telling Travis that she is going to visit Captain Herrera at the hospital and she asks for his keys. Travis reminds her not to use lights or sirens but she says that she is totally doing the sirens. When Ben joins them to tell them that he wants to be a part of the team and learn she finally calls him by his name. The episode ends with Andy declaring the day a "Pole Day". Vic is the first one out the door and down the pole.

Quotes from this episode

Vic: Do these, as well. Clean 'em. Hang 'em. Oh, and one of them has a hole, so you'll need to patch that up.
Ben: Um, which one has the hole?
Vic: [scoffs] You're not new? Figure it out.
Vic: I will talk about something else -- Dean.
Dean: What the hell I do now?
Vic: How about you stop throwing your dress blues in with my wash?
Dean: Ah, please.
Vic: I'm not your rookie anymore. Do your own damn laundry.
Vic: Something's different. Your energy, your whole look. Something happened. Something last night. You got laid! You have sex swagger!
Dean: My energy told you all that?
Vic: No, your phone's blowing up, and I'm nosy. [laughs]
Vic: Gonna swing by the hospital after lunch, visit the captain. I, uh, need your keys. Yeah.
Travis: No lights. No sirens.
Vic: [chuckling] Oh, I'm totally doing the sirens.

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Scenes

Music in this episode

Can't Talk Back - Emily Bell
Tiffany's laptop overheats and lights her comforter on fire; Station 19 responds to a fire; Captain Herrera gives out orders.

Fire - Anna of the North
Tiffany is reunited with her dog, Charlie.

Fire - Slow Skies
The team jumps out the window with an unconscious Pruitt; Andy takes out her frustrations on Jack, then begins to have a panic attack but is calmed down by Ryan.

Barely Hanging on (Hostage) - Kris Orlowski & Sarah Siskind
Pruitt is rushed into the ER; Andy and Jack argue about his actions in the field; Meredith checks in on Andy then gives her a moment to breakdown; Pruitt tells Andy he's stepping down as captain.

Nervous Energy - Richard Walters
Travis and Vic extend a hand of friendship to Warren; Pruitt informs Jack that both he and Andy are in the running to be captain.

Every Day's the Weekend - Alex Lahey
Andy declares it a Pole Day, everyone then takes a turn going down the fire house pole; (Flashback to Andy's past few days).