After all the insanely catastrophic developments Shonda’s thrown at us in Grey‘s finales, this low-key hour was bound to be somewhat of a disappointment. Yes, on Grey’s Anatomy, a savage blackout-inducing storm is considered low-key.
So is Webber dead? Although he’s been a consistent member of the cast since the show’s inception, this development left me feeling cold and unaffected. I guess it’s because the character’s floundered a bit since Adele’s death, and I saw the electrocution coming a mile away. Shonda really should have found a more shocking cliffhanger to employ instead of this buzz-killer.
I know it’s hard to top epic shootings and horrifying plane crashes every season (and it wouldn’t be very realistic either), but I really wasn’t worried for Meredith during her surgery. Sure Pompeo was great as she bossed Shane around to open her up, but she is the title character so there was zero suspense where this storyline was concerned. Another strike-out.
I’m unsure how I feel about the Arizona/Lauren affair. On one hand, it’s fascinating to watch Arizona so reckless and in need of an outlet to express her traumatized state of mind. But on the other hand, I still feel like it’s out of character for her to hurt Callie so harshly. Their final shouting match was powerful in theory (Arizona plainly telling Callie she wasn’t on the plane) but I felt like Capshaw couldn’t really get a handle on her character’s emotions. Maybe that was the point, but something just felt really off.
I’m also extremely sick of Christina and Owen. The problem with breaking them up again is that I just can’t take it seriously. They’re obviously an endgame couple, and they’re bound to reunite eventually. Couldn’t we have given them something more compelling to work with? As far as I’m concerned, Grey’s deserved a much stronger finale than this.
Bits & Scalpels
– Excellent, moody teaser with the slow motion rain and Derek & Christina running, culminating with Meredith in-need of a c-section as the power goes out. I especially loved the funky touch with the title credits flickering.
– Pompeo was stunning as she struggled to cry out the baby’s name before losing consciousness on the OR table.
– Jo’s standout moment of the year was teaching all the parents how to bag their babies (and thus containing the mutiny in the process). Wonderful moment.
– Absolutely loved Bailey going ballistic on the medicine cabinet after hearing about Meredith’s predicament. Epic.
– I have zero interest in Jackson and April. Her breakdown during the explosion was painful to watch and I just really want these two to get off my screen already.
– Christina comforting Derek and naming all the disasters that Meredith’s survived was an amazing piece of Grey‘s continuity.
– Was it just me or was Derek hugging Bailey incredibly moving?
– I had no idea the wedding ring pinned to the scrubs would end up revealing the affair. It should have been obvious to me the first time Callie mentioned it.
– Alex told Jo he loves her. Finally.
– Seriously Meredith, who calls their baby Bailey? God help the little brat, McBaby would have been better.
Arizona: It is our job today to keep the makers of tiny humans happy, or they will mutiny and we will be outnumbered.
Christina: I’m not operating in the dark.
Webber: Didn’t we just teach the Syrians how to operate in these conditions?
Christina: I’m not Syrian.
Cristina: (to Owen) Derek watches Zola put applesauce in her ear and he’s enchanted.
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An entertaining yet highly underwhelming season finale of Grey’s Anatomy.