‘Station 19’ Season 5 Episode 7, ‘A House is Not a Home’ Recap For ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans

ABC’s Station 19 Season 5 Episode 7, “A House is Not a Home,” is a must-read recap for Grey’s Anatomy fans. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Ben Warren (Jason George) make a life-changing decision. Since Dean Miller (Okieriete Onaodowan) left Station 19 in episode 5, Pruitt Arike Miller (Janai Kaylani) needs a new home. In season 4, during a near-death experience, Ben promised to raise Pru if anything happened to Dean. Now, Dean’s parents want custody of the little girl, and Miranda is in the middle of it all. Here’s a recap of what happened in Station 19 Season 5 Episode 7.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Station 19 Season 5 Episode 7 ‘A House is Not a Home.’]

'Station 19' Jason George, Danielle Savre and Jay Hayden acting as Ben, Maya, and Travis
‘Station 19’ Jason George, Danielle Savre and Jay Hayden | ABC/John Fleenor

‘Station 19’ Season 5 Episode 7: Who gets custody of Dean’s daughter, Pru?

In Station 19 Season 5 Episode 7, “A House is Not a Home,” Dean Miller’s parents, Ifeya Miller (Barbara Eve Harris) and Bill Miller (Jeffrey D. Sams) kick Jack Gibson (Grey Damon) out of Dean’s home. There are legal documents that indicate Dean chose Ben and Miranda as Pru’s guardians; however, the lawyer explains that the grandparents still have rights. Ben insists that Dean’s parents never cared about what Dean wanted. He quickly persuades Miranda to help him fight for Pru because it’s what Dean wanted.

Ben and Miranda attempt to speak to Ifeya and Bill Miller. However, Ifeya insists that Dean was wrong in his decision. Ifeya speaks negatively about Ben and Dean’s occupation as firefighters. So, Ben insists that he and Miranda will honor the life decisions that Dean made and teach those to Pru. Dean’s parents do not back down. Instead, Ifeya explains that Miranda is inviting Pru into her home only to watch another father die — because Ben is also a firefighter.

However, later, Pru woke up crying and asked for Miranda. They had a sweet FaceTime moment with their son Joey included.

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Carina and Maya have a romantic day

Meanwhile, Carina DeLuca (Stefania Spampinato) and Maya Bishop (Danielle Savre) talk about having a baby in Station 19 Season 5 Episode 7. Carina invites romance into their relationship while they settle on a sperm donor. They laugh over Maya becoming the “strict mom.” Carina explains that she spends her entire life bringing babies into the world, and she would love to be the one delivering their baby. Maya insists that Carina carries the baby and contributes the egg.

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‘Station 19’ Season 5 Episode 7: Andy and Sullivan

Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) is unhappy to see Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) subbing in at Station 23. Sullivan fills in for a missing firefighter. Meanwhile, Andy takes on more responsibilities as the fill in for Captain Pat Aquino (Alain Uy). Andy also tries to encourage Duval (Natasha Ward) not to take the crap from the male firefighters. Sullivan tries to encourage Andy to take advantage of the opening at Station 19 but she’s not interested.

Lieutenant Theo Ruiz (Carlos Miranda) tells Sullivan that Vic is grieving. Sullivan explains that they should be able to come home to someone who is not a firefighter, not grieving. The job is too difficult to marry another firefighter. When they arrive at the scene of a fire, Maddox (Shane Hartline) defies Andy’s orders to evacuate the building. Instead, he abandons his partner to “be where the action is.” Andy worries that the team will never listen to her. However, in the last few moments, Andy insists that the house will not put up with hazing or sexist jokes. She gives Maddox desk work for defying her.

Later, her and Sullivan have a talk. She admits that she slept with Captain Beckett (Josh Randall) and she wasn’t trying to get a job. Andy insists she cares about safety, not getting a job or a promotion.

'Station 19' Jaina Lee Ortiz and Boris Kodjoe acting as Andy and Sullivan
‘Station 19’ Jaina Lee Ortiz and Boris Kodjoe | ABC/John Fleenor

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Vic and Jack help each other cope with the loss of Dean Miller

In Station 19 Season 5 Episode 7, Vic Hughes (Barrett Doss) and Jack Gibson commiserate together over the loss of Dean. Vic attempted to fix the towel rack in her bathroom but ended up knicking the tile. Instead, she takes a hammer to the bathroom tile. Then Vic and Jack take turns hammering the tile to take out their frustrations and grief. They get drunk together and talked about sex and Dean. Vic wished that Miller had told her how he felt. Later, Jack slams holes into the wall because he’s so upset. When Vic consoles him, they end up kissing.

'Station 19': Barrett Doss and Grey Damon sitting in a mess of a bathroom together
‘Station 19’: Barrett Doss and Grey Damon | ABC/John Fleenor

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Travis and his mom

Meanwhile, Travis finds his mother, Nari Montgomery (Jeanne Sakata), moving out of their family home. She insists that she’s not leaving because her husband, Paul Montgomery (Robert Curtis Brown), is gay, but because he lied. Travis brings up the fact that she missed his wedding. She explains that she was “weak” and Travis deserved better. She let her husband “rough” Travis up, afraid of what he might become. She regrets it all. Later, she hugs her husband goodbye as Travis watches.

According to IMDbStation 19 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC, before Grey’s Anatomy.