‘Station 19’ Season 5 Premiere Crossover Recap — Everything ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans Missed

Some fans did not rejoice when the Station 19 Season 5 Premiere and the Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 premiere turned into a crossover event. Many love to watch only medical drama, while others prefer firefighter drama. Either way, if viewers need to know what happened in the first hour of the crossover, read below in the Station 19 Season 5 Episode 1 premiere recap of “Phoenix From the Flame.”

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Station 19 Season 2 Episode 1 ‘Phoenix From the Flame.’]

Station 19 Season 5 premiere with Ben Warren and Miranda Bailey talking to Dean Miller
‘Station 19’: Jason George, Chandra Wilson and Okieriete Onaodowan | Ron Batzdorff/ABC/Getty Images

Andy Herrera and Robert Sullivan are still on the rocks

To recap the first few minutes of the Station 19 Season 5 premiere, things began when Maya Bishop (Danielle Savre) confronted the fire chief about her demotion. She ended up stepping down so that the chief wouldn’t separate the whole team.

However, Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) was transferred to Station 23 for insubordination, and she blames Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe). In 10 months, she hasn’t had a conversation with him, and now he wants to talk. She’s still mad and believes he is the reason for her transfer. 

Who is the new captain in the ‘Station 19’ Season 5 premiere?

At the Seattle Phoenix Fair, Captain Beckett (Josh Randall) is the new interim captain for Station 19, who continuously refers to Maya as the “pretty” firefighter. However, he leaves the fire truck door open, and three fairgoers (who are high on mushrooms) steal it in an attempt to save their friend. The patient shot himself in the face with an illegal firework. A few seconds after they steal the rig, they take a turn too fast, and it rolls over.

The turned over fire truck blocks the traffic so that the AID car cannot get through to transport the patient to Grey Sloan. So, the new captain of Station 19 directs the firefighters to transport him on foot.

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The new captain at Station 19 orders Bishop and Herrera to climb up on the turned over fire truck despite the risk of an explosion from a fuel leak. A street performer drops a flame into the leak, and the two women are forced to jump off of it. The firefighters watch as the fire truck goes up in flames. However, the new captain insists it’s nothing more than a hunk of metal. 

Maya and Carina’s wedding night

In the Station 19 Season 5 premiere recap, after Bishop and Herrera confront the fire chief, they head back to the wedding, distraught. Maya tried to make the best of the rest of her wedding night but ended up crying to her new wife, Carina DeLuca (Stefania Spampinato), over everything that just happened. 

Meanwhile, Ben Warren (Jason George) confronted Sullivan at the wedding. The firefighter claimed he didn’t want to take Bishop’s job, but Warren called him ruthless. 

Finally, 10 months later, Sullivan apologizes to the team and admits that he was wrong for what he said to the fire chief. However, Herrera already called a divorce lawyer.

‘Station 19’ Season 5 Premiere: Theo Ruiz and Vic Hughes

After Carina and Maya’s wedding, Dean Miller (Okieriete Onaodowan) decided he wouldn’t tell Vic Hughes (Barrett Doss) about his love for her because it would make things awkward. So, when Station 19 Season 5 flashed forward 10 months, Vic and Theo Ruiz (Carlos Miranda) were still together.

Dean Miller witnesses Vic speaking about how she loves Theo and attempts to tell her that he loves her. However, instead, he asks Vic to be a crisis specialist for his new non-violence intervention team, “Crisis One.”

Emmett and Travis

Emmett Dixon (Lachlan Buchanan) plans to surprise Travis Montgomery (Jay Hayden) with his tiny bike shorts; however, he ends up at the rescue scene. In a flashback of the two men, Emmett is “sweet and romantic,” but Travis is afraid that he will get more heartache and pain.

What did ‘Grey’s Anatomy viewers miss in the Station 19 portion of the crossover?

Although the firefighters transported the patients from the Station 19 Season 5 premiere to Grey Sloan, no Grey’s Anatomy characters appeared in the episode.

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