The new season of Grey’s Anatomy premiered last Thursday (27 September) with a double episode of medical innovations and hot doctors in blue scrubs.
Still going strong after 15 series, the medical drama created by Shonda Rhimes has always been at the forefront in terms of LGBTI representation.
The new series has, in fact, just introduced Dr. Nico Kim, the Seattle’s hospital first openly gay male surgeon.
However, fans might have noticed the show also hinted at the bisexual awakening of another male doctor. And it’s all to Dr. Kim, played by Alex Landi.
Warning: spoilers of Grey’s Anatomy premiere ahead
One of the interns, the clumsy Dr. Levi Schmitt, also known as ‘Glasses’, reacts to Dr. Kim in a way that leaves no room for doubt.
Portrayed by Jake Borelli, Schmitt gasps as he sees Dr. Kim for the first time and we can’t blame him.
Then, while performing surgery on a patient in a hyperbaric chamber, Schmitt sees Kim looking at him from the window. Schmitt suddenly starts having trouble breathing again.
‘You’re in a hyperbaric chamber, that’s literally the point,’ says another doctor.
Schmitt has previously slept with Dr. Jo Wilson and has expressed interest in other female characters. This means that he is not aware he might be bisexual… yet.
If confirmed, Dr. Schmitt will be the Grey-Sloan Memorial’s second openly bisexual doctor, after Dr. Callie Torres, played by Sara Ramirez, who’s also bi in real life.
A possible romance?
At the end of the second episode of the premiere, the gang goes to their favorite pub near the hospital. After a difficult day in the OR, Dr. Kim offers a beer to Dr. Schmitt, telling him he can pay for the second round.
As their hands touch briefly, the two doctors lock eyes. Fans of the ABC show know this kind of electric moments too well to think this won’t lead to a possible romance.
We’ll just need to wait and hope neither of the two will die in some unlikely, tragic catastrophe in the meantime.