"My hubris is going to kill her," Amelia pleads with Webber in a sneak peek at "The Distance"

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated March 04, 2015 12:00 PM

Could Derek ( Patrick Dempsey) be heading back to Grey Sloan Memorial?

In an exclusive sneak peek at Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) freaks out over the daunting task of operating on Dr. Herman’s (Geena Davis) ticking time bomb of a brain tumor.

Amelia’s freakout, however, occurs at the most inopportune of times – in the operating room with a packed theater of doctors above her and with Dr. Herman anesthetized on the table.

“I need you to call my brother,” Amelia tells Webber (James Pickens Jr.). Tell him he needs to get on a plane. He’s in D.C., so if he goes now, he can be here in six hours, seven.”

Webber doesn’t think that’s such a great idea, but Amelia is panicked: “I am in over my head,” she tells him. “I made a mistake. I took on an impossible task, and my hubris is going to kill her. Please. Get him on the phone. Get him on a plane.”

“Get him here,” she demands once more. “Now.”

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.