Photos: Ashley Colassard
Here’s news I could never report without the readers’ help. The latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy featured a Washington Capitals fan! And now that fan is dead.
Reader Ashley Colassard tells RMNB that Danny, played by Alexander Walsh, has– sorry, had— a
Nicklas Backstrom Caps Winter Classic photo in his room.
Photo: Washington Capitals
The episode might have also referenced the Winter Classic. I’ll let Ashley explain.
Danny, introduced as the hospital’s “resident hockey fan,” has a conversation with his doctor, Alex Karev. Karev says Danny owes him $5 from a bet on the game the day before. Danny mentions how Patrick Sharp had 5 shots on goal to which Karev replies how none of them went in.
Later in the episode, Danny developed an infection of the liver and was put on the transplant list for a new one. His two doctors, one a pediatrician (Alex Karev) and one a general surgeon (Meredith Grey) were at odds for the choice of therapy: either continue with antibiotic therapy or perform surgery. After fluid buildup caused him to have an attack, he decided he wanted the surgery. Seeing as both of his parents were dead and his sister was his legal guardian, she gave consent for the surgery. Danny passed away after complications from surgery. Meredith Grey’s streak of not killing anyone ended. And it ended on a Caps fan.
They show a photo of his hospital room and an action figure that appears to look like it is Caps-related as well.
RIP one more Capitals fan in popular TV drama. We’ve still got Henry and Philip Jennings on The Americans– but for how long?
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