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Grey Chatter: Heading Into the Light

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It's hard to get past the fact that last Thursday's episode, "Drowning On Dry Land" ended with Meredith heading into the light, where she came face to face with Denny and Dylan. Because she's dead.

Denny said so, so it must be true.

Or is she?

Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing how this will turn out until we tune in Thursday. But it seems that all signs are pointing to Meredith Grey's demise. It certainly would make a shocking end to this three-part saga.

Rock Star!But back to what we do know.

Izzie is a rock star on the ferry for saving the guy pinned under the car. But she's a little less than a rock star in the friend arena, after trash-talking Callie to George.

Besides, it wasn't the best timing, as Meredith lay dying in the other room, for Izzie to just blurt out her feelings like that.

As much as she dislikes Callie, Izzie is supposed to be George's best friend. Best friends are supportive and accepting, not judgmental. Izzie needs to let it go and find a way to be George's friend with Callie in the picture.

Alex, meanwhile, finally steps up and takes charge of the missing family member situation, snapping photos of all the patients and victims at the hospital. It took him a while to figure this out, but now that he has, maybe it will help give him a boost of confidence.

Plus, he saved a pregnant woman's life. That pretty much makes Alex the star of the last two episodes. It will be interesting to see how his relationship with this "Jane Doe" develops.

Cristina and Preston hit yet another hurdle as Burke has to face the best friend dilemma. Cristina tries to explain her attachment to Meredith, but the best she can come up with is a story involving dragging a dead body across the floor.

While absolutely hilarious and true, this only serves to upset Burke more, although Cristina didn't willingly compare their relationship to a corpse. It's quite likely that Cristina is going through many "firsts" right now, and she's unable to deal with them emotionally.

Dr. Yang has never really been close to people, and now she has not only a best friend but a fiancé as well. It's a little overwhelming to Cristina to realize how attached she is, and that these people mean something to her. Once she figures out what to do with these emotions, maybe she'll stop saying crazy things about dead bodies.

But now back to Meredith
. If she is dead, what does this mean for Derek? He's completely lost as to how to help her. His medical skills mean nothing now; he's banned from the room. All he can do is hope and pray and accept his friends' consoling.

If the miracle in the next episode (titled "Some Kind of Miracle") is for Meredith and she does come back to life, this could forever affect her relationship with Derek.

If he didn't know before, he knows now that he's lost without her. There's nothing like a brush with death to make you appreciate the special people in you life. But if Meredith is really dead... well, a lot of things around Seattle Grace will be changing.

Grey Chatter: Heading Into the Light

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AAAAAhhhhhhhh!!!!!! (about 10 seconds ago, I was nibbling on some fruit flippin loops contemplating the whole Addison ordeal and reading comments when AAAHHH. SPOILERS! AAAHHH! Must back away from spoilers!) Though thoughtfully kind WoopWoop to prove your point in one of the most proving ways possible, spoilers...well..spoil things. Anyways. I know that I've previously commented on Burke's portrayal of character this past week for "Drowning on Dry Land", but I'd like to see who thinks that he was written somewhat out of character. You may answer or you may not, but I'm rather curious as to see who catches what I see.

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SHE IS NOT DEAD. Spoilers: At least one of these things will happen before the end of the season: After breaking things off with Cristina, Burke will transfer to another hospital. Callie will reveal she's pregnant. Izzie and George will hook up. Izzie will be reunited with her daughter, and it's someone we've already seen on the show. Addison will be diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Derek and Meredith's relationship will hit a roadblock when one of her exes shows up on her doorstep with one thing on his mind. Shes alive, read the last one.

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I meant Meredith

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She can't die. It's GREY"S Anatomy. making her dead would upset everyne and noone will want to watch. plus if she dies and they still have her do the monologues then that is copying desperate houswives

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I still think the second death will be Ellis. I agree with your take on the spinoff, Shell. They will leave an avenue for Walsh to return if the spinoff isn't picked up.

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Kate Walsh to star in a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy still doesn't answer who the second death will be. Unless ofcourse, it is Addison and she starts up a Family Practice clinic in Heaven and Denny & Dylan are her first patients. And that would be......well, silly, right? I'm disappointed that there's going to be a spin-off. I think GA will lose something if they start to pick apart the cast.

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Sorry, I don't think Burke is going anywhere - I think Shonda's pulling our chain again! Especially, in view of Kate Walsh leaving to do a Grey's spinoff

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BB - I may be allowing my imagination to run wilder than usual, but if ABC did lean heavily on Shonda to fire IW, I think she would've fought to have Burke leave Seattle Grace in a bold and memorable way. And I think that many, many confidential documents were drawn up for everyone involved to sign that stipulates absolute silence. I know your love for Burke and I do hope I'm wrong, but I have this panicked feeling that Dr. Preston Burke will no longer "grace" us or the hospital with his presence. It would be a huge loss for everyone, but it could potentially clear the way for a whole lot more character development. I've stated before that Meredith's death would be a majorly bold move of the creator, but I guess it's just TOO unimaginable for me to really get on board with. Though, I do think that her near death and eventually revival will have enormous ramifications for just about everyone involved. I just can't be convinced that Ellis' death would have the impact that Shonda promises to deliver. The wait for Thursday is endless.

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hi folks!
i nearly fell apart when i saw the last episode... who would ever expect that? But then i remembered that in the episode before that McDreamy got her out of the bath tub! She claimed she didn't mean it... Have you thought about the possibility of her killing herself? That was the first thing that came to my mind when I watched because she did not even try to swim and let herself drown....
Second thing is that i cannot imagine that they let her come to life again. If they would do that, they would make a fool of themselves. 20 min without sinus, low temperature and her skin color... If they would get her heart beating again she would be a vegetable- no brain left. coma vigil would be plausible but that's it. I am into medicine and i liked (and of course like) GA but if she will wake up again- that will be embarrassing and it will lose a lot for me.
I would say abc had balls to do that.
mia, germany

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Weather Mer lives or dies we have a lot to contend with...which is just how it should be. In life or death Meredith is complicated and the way she makes us feel ...is complicated. If Meredith lives...will she be "bright and shiny?" Will she be the typical "I have faced death and lived to tell" person? Would she know how to respond to rising from the dead?...or would this only make her more "dark", more "twisty"? How much more can MerDer play out with Derek totally being her "knight in shining whatever," and Meredith not feeling like she can handle it...but so wanting it at the same time? The show itself is so beautifully complex...which is on a deeper level why I think we feel Meredith IS the show. Her death would rearange everything...her inner complexity would simply explode and we along with the other characters would be left...drowning...in her wake. Either way I am excited...or is that me just being a little "dark and twisty" myself?

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Sometimes we have to get lost. To find each other.

Meredith

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)
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