Tuesday, July 5, 2022

2.07 Weather the Storm

Episode Title: Weather the Storm
Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg
Written by: Stacy McKee
Air Date: November 15, 2018 (USA)
Rating/Share (18-49): 1.2/5
Viewers: 5.91 million
Total: 1.9/8.31 million

"Weather the Storm" – As the team gathers for a Friendsgiving celebration at Dean’s, a violent windstorm touches down in Seattle. As the storm picks up speed, creating dangerous fire conditions, the crew must put the festivities on hold and report for duty, leaving some of them in a life-threatening situation, on ABC’s “Station 19,” THURSDAY, NOV. 15 (9:01–10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

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

Guest starring in "Weather the Storm" are Brett Tucker as Fire Chief Lucas Ripley, Sterling Sulieman as Grant, Sprague Grayden as Mary, Hector Luis Bustamente as Jimmy, Gina Gallego as Ruth, Leah Lewis as Shannon and Dermot Mulroney as Greg Tanner.

"Weather the Storm" was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Oliver Bokelberg.
Andy's Voiceover
"Board up your windows. Take shelter. Find your flashlights. Hunker down. That's the advice you hear when a storm is coming. So when the horizon turns dark and when the clouds are forming, when the wind picks up and knocks you back on your feet, don't take risks. Settle in somewhere safe and wait. That's what we're taught to do if we want to weather the storm. You can't ignore it. You can't run from it. You sure as hell can't control the storm if it's coming. But you can be smart. You can prepare. You can stay ready and hope upon hope that this storm won't be your last."

Vic in this episode

Vic is at home, staring at Ripley's number, contemplating whether or not she should call him. She doesn't. Later when she arrives at Dean's houseboat, he wonders if she is also bringing someone. She tells him not to be weird. They get called in. At the station while preparing for the storm, Ripley walks in. Vic didn't expect him to be there. Later when they talk, he tells her that he is not there as some excuse to see her but because Station 19 is the perfect place to be because of the storm. Jack walks in and they have an awkward moment. When Ripley leaves, Vic asks Jack if they are okay and he blows up. She talks to Ben about Jack and wonders what is wrong with him but they are interrupted by klaxon. Vic has to ride with Maya and Ripley and there is a lot of awkwardness especially on Vic's part. When a tree flies into one of the trucks and they are stranded, Ripley and Vic stay back to break up the tree and the rest goes to help the victims. Vic and Ripley keep it "professional" while still flirting. Back at the station, Vic walks into the Bunker Storage and sees Ripley there. They flirt some more and end up having sex there. At the end, Ripley joins them for Friendsgiving and tells them that he has an announcement. Vic fears he is going to spill what they just did but instead he tells them that Maya will be promoted soon.

Quotes from this episode

Vic: Whoo. I don't like it out there.
Dean: Please, do you -- do you have somebody coming, too?
Vic: No. Why would I bring someone? Don't be weird.
Maya: Wait, hold up. You had coffee with Sullivan?
Vic: So? I mean, people have lives outside the station. She wasn't breaking any laws.
Vic: Oh, we'll come over and celebrate at the next shift off, or the one after that, or the one after that, or the one after that, or the one -- [laughter]
Ripley: I hope you know, I'm at 19 today because of the location. It's so central, and with the storm, I just -- I... I don't want you to think I chose 19 as some excuse to see you.
Vic: Gosh, that would be terrible.
Ripley: Not that I don't want to see you. It's just... You know, we're at work.
Vic: No, I get it. We're at work. Let's just be... professional, working... while we're at work.
Maya: Chief, I just want to say how much I admire your leadership style. You're out here in the trenches with us. It's admirable.
Ripley: Thank you, Bishop.
Vic: Yeah, I agree, and thank you for riding with us, Chief. Especially us. Super unexpected.
Ripley: If I'm asking my team to get their hands dirty, I should, too.
Maya: You know, it's a style I hope to emulate as a lieutenant, and I try to already, in fact. RIght, Hughes?
Vic: Dirty. Yeah. Uh-huh.
Maya: Wait, what?
Vic: What?
Vic: So, let's do this. Keeping it professional.
Ripley: Absolutely. Professional.
Vic: I know this is strictly professional work right now, but I love having chainsaw power in my hands!
Ripley: Nothing wrong with loving the job. Professionally.
Vic: I'm ready to professionally kick this tree's ass.
Ripley: I think I'm ready to professionally kick it with you.
Vic: [laughs]
Ripley: Ready for more?
Vic: Hell, yeah.
Vic: Well, I'm not gonna lie. You looked pretty good wielding a chainsaw. [laughs]
Ripley: So did you.
Vic: You wanna lock the door? [laughs]
Ripley: [exhales sharply] No matter how much I would like to, I can't. I'd be taking advantage --
Vic: No, you really wouldn't be.
Ripley: I'm the Chief. You're...You're you.
Vic: Taking advantage implies a lack of consent on my part. I'm a grown woman standing here consenting. I'm the definition of consent. You were hot today. I-I...I was hot. Don't stand there and try to tell me you're not feeling exactly the same way. I am done being professional right now. And I think you are, too. Lock...the door.

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Music in this episode

Ain't No Grave - Zach Winters
Opening sequence, massive storm in progress, the winds are blowing AID CAR 19 sideways.

Our Time Will Come - Adona
Warren runs back into the house to save Ruth, after saving the twins. Warren gets trapped in the burning house with Grandma Ruth.

Never Get the Best of Me - Anna Schulze
Ripely and Vic have sex at the station.

Hero - Claire Guerreso
Gibson and Herrera have a conversation; the team proceeds to have Friendsgiving together; all of this transitions to the final scene where the aid car is shown at the bottom of a cliff.