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Grey’s Anatomy – I guess he’s NOT her person then?

This whole board exams/job decision has gone on long enough. Let's just get to the finale already.

- Season 8, Episode 23 - "Migration"

At least we got to see the kitchen in Meredith and Derek’s dream house. And we got to witness a civil exchange between Cristina and Owen. Oh yeah, and Webber was adorable as he coached Alex through negotiations. It was sweet to see the look on Bailey’s face when Ben proposed.

However, I spent large chunks of this episode, drumming my fingers and thinking, “get on with it already.”

Weeks of “should I stay or should I go” deliberation, especially when it’s done en masse with the residents, gets old. Fast. And given the news that came out this week about the remaining Grey’s Anatomy cast members and their contrasts, the anticipatory drama has been sucked out of these decisions.

We already know that Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes has said there will be a significant death in the season finale, so we’re left to speculate about who’s going to die in the finale. My money’s still on April, unless she’s an obvious red herring, which is always possible.

As far as drama went in this episode, I was indeed surprised to see that Bailey received a marriage proposal and then, almost as quickly as it was tendered, it was withdrawn because, like everyone else in Seattle Grace (except for April) Ben is pondering a last-minute, out-of-town job opportunity.

It was promising to see Cristina tell Meredith, in a scene that felt like a romantic break-up, that Owen was her person, not Meredith. With tenderness in her eyes, Cristina twice sought out the hang-dog Owen, wordlessly lavishing physical affection on him. Then she lowered the boom. She was leaving Seattle Grace.

However, I’ve got to assume that whatever happens with the shocking airplane crash at the end of the episode — can you say crass season finale theatrics? — will affect our recently board-certified surgeons so dramatically that they will decide to remain in Seattle. I have to admit that when I saw Meredith, lying on her back, all I thought of was Lost and that other spinal surgeon who was lying on his back after a plane crash. Meredith is married to a Dr. Shepherd after all.

But let’s hope that the only smoke monsters that emerge to harass the Seattle Gracers is the smoke coming out of the ears of the people who offered the residents positions once they’re told that they won’t be taking them.


Photo Credit: Randy Holmes/ABC

6 Responses to “Grey’s Anatomy – I guess he’s NOT her person then?”

May 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I was the one advocating April’s shocked face meant she had passed and I’m still sad I was wrong. April was the very obvious choice and I wish they had explored one of the other doctor’s failures (none of them have ever really failed at anything professional except Karev’s exam at the very start of the series).

I think like the end of the last episode, plane crash is the obvious choice for the death, but they piling up so much crap on April it might be her. I think Karev’s money asking is what made Owen decide on not re-hiring April and I wonder if he’ll ever find out about it–way to down his first big win!

As for who’s gonna die, I think it will be either Lexxie, Arizona (a lot of shadowing this last episode) or April. Any thoughts?

May 17, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I was thinking the same thing, alex demands has to be why there is no money for april’s job! its so unfair! I love april and I didn’t like to see her dreams crumble like that!

May 13, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Could someone please remind me who went to Boise? I remember Derek, Meredith, and Cristina but I don’t remember who else was asked to go. Was it only certain attendings and 5th-year residents? I can’t seem to remember if April even went (but they could pull a suicide as the death as opposed to death by plane crash). Anyone remember exactly who was on the plane?

May 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Mer, Derek, Christina, Arizona, Lexie, Mark I believe were the ones in the plane. Arizona took Alex’s spot after she found out he was looking into going to Hopkins.

May 14, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Thanks, Maria.

I’m sort of leaning toward Arizona being the one to go. If there is no Arizona, then Alex will feel compelled to stay in Seattle and run the Peds program in her honor. That’s pretty much the only way I can see him staying at Seattle Grace … whereas the others have each other as motivation to stay (and maybe Mer and Cristina will realize that they have to stay with each other after the traumatic experience).

May 15, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Don’t get me wrong I like this show a lot, but I couldn’t help but yell BS when the plane crashed.

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