The Alex/Ava Relationship
A doctor and patient are normally never supposed to fraternize, as this could become a huge problem. Not just for the patient, but also for the doctor. It could result in several potential problems, so hospitals frown on this type of thing. That is especially true in the case of “Ava.” Dr. Alex Karev is a pediatric surgeon, so this entire thing really never made any sense. However, while this might be his specialty, he’s also been the Chief of Surgery at Seattle Grace. A young woman was rescued from a ferry crash but seems to be experiencing memory loss from it. Thus, she does not know her name or anything about her life.
Somehow, she becomes Alex’s patient. Dr. Karev was very good to her as he stayed by her side and nursed her back to health. She managed to even regain her memory. After their remarkable situation, the two fell in love. How wonderful, right? It did not last, and it is possible that this whole ordeal caused her to have borderline personality disorder. She came back later on and tried to end her own life while Alex was back with Izzie. The problem with this Grey’s Anatomy storyline was that, well, it actually had many issues. Not only is Dr. Karev unqualified to help Ava here…the entire doctor/patient relationship thing wouldn’t be allowed.