Watch Station 19 Online: Season 5 Episode 17

Watch Station 19 Online: Season 5 Episode 17

Did Ben and Travis manage to carry out some life-saving surgery?

On Station 19 Season 5 Episode 17, the pair helped a clinic patient who was long overdue for treatment.

Meanwhile, Vic and Theo responded to a domestic disturbance between the parents of a trans teenager.

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Station 19 Season 5 Episode 17 Review: The Road You Didn’t Take

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Can we collectively hug Jack Gibson? Because that poor soul deserves all the love.

You can tell the season is hurtling towards an end because they jammed a lot into Station 19 Season 5 Episode 17. We got updates on Andy’s manslaughter trial, Travis considering the mayoral run, and Carina’s green card situation coming to a head.

And they absolutely gutted us with some much-needed and delayed individual storytelling for Jack.

Do you see what happens when they give Grey Damon something worthy to chew on here? He’s fabulous.

The only downside to this Jack-heavy hour and storyline is that it took this damn long to get it. We could’ve had this arc the whole time!

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Gibson’s ongoing issues as a man who grew up on the system and how that has impacted every aspect of who he is now — has always been something that we know exists, but the series never took the time to delve into and explore.

Honestly, it’s never made sense why they reserve him from one-off installments that remind us of his upbringing instead of giving the man a full-blown multi-episode arc on the subject matter.

We’re in season five, so it’s been due for some time. In that sense, it sucks that they opted to cram this heartrending storyline in which Damon produced some of his best work at the tail end of the season instead of allowing this to build throughout.

After Dean died, it would’ve been a prime time for Jack to look into his roots and eventually discover Joshua. He lost a brother and would’ve found one.

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He didn’t have to suffer. He didn’t have to get passed from predator to predator. They didn’t want me. My parents didn’t want me.

Jack

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Nevertheless, the condescending nature of this story arc didn’t detract from the heightened emotions and the journey both Jack and the audience took as he learned the truth.

We could guess that there was a lot unknown about Josh and what to expect, yet nothing prepared for all those hits that kept coming and left poor Gibson stunned into silence, frozen at that moment, paralyzed by his hurt, anger, and pain.
Of all the things Jack could’ve expected, Josh surpassed that. He’s a happy, healthy, well-adjusted, wealthy family man who seemingly has a perfect life.

It was already enough to put you on edge when Josh insisted on taking Jack and Andy around back rather than allowing them to enter his home or meet his family.

And the discomfort unfurled from that, easing into downright anger as we learned that Josh didn’t grow up in the system or with adoptive parents but rather their biological ones.

You can understand how a teenager gave her child up for adoption. But it’s much harder to reconcile that Jack’s parents went on to marry each other, start a happy life with good jobs together, and bear FOUR other children.

Josh – Station 19 Season 5 Episode 17They gave Josh the downpayment for that mini-mansion he’s living in, and the whole family seems close. They never told their kids that they had another child out there.

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It never even crossed their mind to find Jack when they found stability and brought him back into the fold. Jack never got adopted; he bounced around from place to place until he aged out of the system, which means had they only looked for them, they could’ve found him.

Jack missed out on this fantastic, stable, comfortable life with sports games, a backyard, and parents who happily loan money for fancy houses.

We have gotten bits and pieces of Jack’s experiences in the system growing up, enough to know that it was as terrible as it gets, including physical and sexual abuse. He’s been ripped away from the closest he ever had to siblings and never got to see them again.