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THE most interesting relationship on Grey's Anatomy is between Burke and Christie. Besides the fact that these two are most excellent in these roles; this story line is one of the most positive relationships (between the African American male and Asian female) on television. We are learning so much about love and human relationships from them and it says so much about how love with commitment can overcome differences in anything from personal character poles apart to societal predispositions. This story line is the most intriguing and challenging to the mind....please don't let it end.....I've seen all of the other relationships in other works but this one was truly unique!
I hope Burke comes back for Cristina next season.
I'm not sure I'll be watching the first episode next season.
The characters are getting so far away from who they seemed to be; every week they say things contradictory to the week before.
This Alex & Rebecca crap - if he turns around and she's still at the hospital that's it for me. And Addison telling him to go for her? Wrong - Addison's always been the consummate professional with her patients and professional in her mentoring of Alex.
Also wrong - Meredith not giving Derek anything to go on when for the past few weeks she's been trying to make their relationship good.
It sucks, cause I totally love the production, editing, music, and performances. The storylines suck, though. The writers need to think about continuity of both plot and character.
Also timeline... one minute they are in the bar after work, then taking pregnant girl to emerg, then everyone in surgery and it's daytime... and exam results in less than 24 hours... stupid!
IT SUCKS__GET BETTER WRITERS!
Get some literature grads, students--this is PFFT. I am not watching anymore--After all, I just want to see Patrick.
What does she mean, everone is single again! Does that mean that Derek and Meredith are through? Personly iI don't mind cause they are soo wrong for each other, and it might be better this way, if everyone, except/Izzie/Geroge/Callie that is, has a clean slate.... We all need a clean slate from time to time....
HA! so in an effort to save the ratings for next season shonda is finally trying to explain all the horrible events of the finale...not that she needed to anyway since EVERYONE'S going to be watching the first epidsode come fall...
Shonda soooo need to get rid of Lexie Grey
That woman is only trouble for Mer
I Hate her already!!
Another little bit of hope I found about Mer/Der!Yeah! ............He hasn't given up on Mer!!!
I'm feeling better about this situation!!!!
I am trying to believe that maybe we have seen the worst that can happen to these guys. Serioulsy, like everyone has siad, how much more sadness can Mer or anyone have. We know naturally there will still continue to be ups and downs with all of them but hopefully not so much of the heart wretching sadness we have experienced this last half of the season. As much as I love this show and the characters, the last half of the season honestly was too painful to rewatch like I've done time and time again with season 1 and 2. I tivo all the epsiodes and only watched the happy times with Mer and Der. There really were not many of them either. But those made me happy. I love the end of the finale when Derek pours his heart out to Meredith until she doesn't respond the way we all wanted her to and then my heart ached with sadness. Der looked so sad as we felt his pain. Great acting on his part! I love Patrick Dempsey. I do hope he gets an award this season for best actor. I think he
Just listened to the podcasts and to tell you the truth i am more annoyed than relieved. The way those two women were talking is well.....
If Meredith and Derrick are not together the show has officially reached a low point. A show can only be so depressing. I appreciate trying to get the point that we can't really "have it ALL" across but it almost seems like Shonda has been burned or something a few too many times. I like to watch shows for entertainment and when I feel depressed week after week, what is the point! You need to have something that's happy to look forward to, and something people can watch to cheer up or be distracted from their stressful lives. Seriously Shonda - what happened to you? I know you don't want to be too predictable and need to keep us guessing, but guessing and just down are two very different things. I don't know how many people will be able to handle Meredith and Christina as emotional wrecks next year. I think you can have it "ALL" as long as your realistic about your "ALL" Don't be such a downer! Let someone be happy â€" Meredith has gone through enough. How much more can you do
i don't agree with the comment above me because i don't think that grey's is going to lose any viewers at all or respect, on the contrary, i think that it's a chance for new beginnings. but i do agree with every1 who was absolutely shocked about how screwed up everyone was in the season finale, i think by now i should have been used to everything going wrong on grey's but i didn't think abosolutely everything would go wrong. i hope that next season the interns (i mean the new residents) will be happy and healthy
btw i was very shocked when i found out the identity of the tramp from joe's bar: lexi grey! lexi grey!
major props to Sandra Oh, in that final scence when she says "he's gone. i'm free. damn it" she was absolutely brilliant!
Wow, I just read almost all the comments that everyone has posted. I agree with the 99.9% of you all...the season finale was terrible! What's left to watch? I hope to God that Burke isn't gone for good, and him and Cristina will get back together. I think Shonda went way overboard, jumped the shark...whatever you want to call it. But she definetely seemed to have killed the show and lost a lot of viewers and respect as well. I think maybe 5 people total said they were excited about next season, and they loved the finale. MerDer is getting old though, but I want them to stay together and just be happy!! But truthfully, it would have been nice to see Burke & Cristina prove everybody wrong and make it through the wedding. If Season 4 is going to be about Lexie Grey & those other interns, I'll have to say goodbye to Grey's.
I'll give Season 4 a shot, though. At least the first couple episode. I will see what it's like, and Burke had better be there. Addison is gone which makes m
Alot of the things that happen I expected to a point. But life isn't perfect as Shonda likes to state often. As much as I wanted Burke and Cristina to get married it would have been a mistake. George not making it past first year intern really upset me and I think it's because he was there for Meredith to make sure she got a second chance just to turn around and fail his. His talk with Bailey made it even more upsetting. I havn't given up on Derek and Meredith either because they love each other so much and I know they are not ready to give up yet. I have had this feeling ever since Addie showed up that they are going to have this major blow with the yelling at the top of their lungs that turns into the hottest passion you have yet to see on GA. Bailey not making chief resident is the only thing that made me so mad I wanted to scream. That was her position she earned it and I know Richard had something to do with it. He cares so much for her and doesn't want to see her destroy her fami
And I can't believe some people aren't watching this show anymore because of the bad outcomings of this season.
I didn't realize that everyone's life is so perfect that they can't relate and be hopefull.
If I had that outlook I would have given up on myself a long time ago.
I think after watching this episode and reading many of the comments of other Grey's Fans, that Shonda may have just royally messed up. My reaction at the end of the season finale was not, "I can't wait to see what happens in the fall!" but instead..."that was it?" I was already a little frustrated with the incorporation of the "Private Practice" push during a Grey's episode and now I feel that we have been left with very little to look forward to. I think the writers have just made a BIG mistake! On a positive note...Brothers and Sisters is an awesome show to take Grey's place!
I'm completely devasted by this season. But despite all that has happen Grey's Anatomy is very true to life. Life is not all about happy endings. And I'm sure it it was all about good things happening I would easily get bored with this series. So even though I'm so so sad, I get it. Shonda's blog really explained alot for me. I don't know what I'll do this summer w/o Grey's but I'm hopefully for the new season of new beginnings.
Oh, Kathy - so glad you posted that. I'm looking for shreds of hope too! Haven't listened to the podcasts in about 3 weeks - got some catching up to do! And I definitely see your perspective.
And there are so many poss EVERYWHERE!!! Lots and lots of reaction going on...i guess that's what Shonda wanted, huh?
Although I would've liked happy endings - my biggest complaint is with the overall writing in S3. It was so uneven and inconsistent. Seems like so much of the plot development was geared around sensational unrelated scenarios....making the characters do things for no apparent reason....As everyone else has said - S1 and S2 made us laugh & cry all at the same time --- I feel like S3 has just been crying and more crying - those little GA moments have been so few and far between.
Shonda's blog made things make a lot more sense...but I'm really getting tired of having to depend on a blog and a podcast to get the whole show. What happened to writing a show well eno
Sorry, didn't mean to post twice!
ok, call me crazy but I'm really struggling here to find something positive to hang on to for season 4 when it comes to Mer/Der. I have listened to the podcast again and picked up on a few things that I didn't the first time. At the beginning when the announcer introduces Shonda and Betsy and she gives alittle summary of what the episode was about...she comments on Burke leaves Cristina, Meredith has a decision to make, etc. I didn't notice that comment when I heard it the first time....which tellls me its not officially over for these two!!!! Yeah! and also when Betsy and SHonda were talking about the scene when Derek tells Merdith to put him out of his misery...and she says she needs to go because Cristina is waiting for her and doesn't give him an answer.....they said Derek realizes that maybe she is so damaged that she can't do anymore than what she is doing and Betsy says it is NOT because she doesn't want to commit, she doesn't know how to and SHonda agrees that she really wan
Oh... for the record... I really am un-impressed with "Private Practice".
There are two reasons a show/movie will bomb...
1. Too many famous people... and
2. Too much "hub bub" (ads, promotion, etc)
I count Amy Brennemen, Taye Diggs, Tim Daley, Kate Walsh and Chris Lowell... that is WAY too many "famous" "big name" people for a show to be successful. There is no character development when you know these people from past work... not like Greys where we hardly knew anyone from big name pictures or sitcoms AND...
I don't believe that the wayward episode of Greys with Addison heading to L.A. was given to us as a break from GA (as was stated by Shonda). I think it was an underhanded promotion for Kate Walshes new television show. SO that is not just one of the reasons... but both of the reasons a show will bomb... both in PP's corner.
I honestly think that if the two shows are linked (GA and PP, like Buffy and Angel and etc) it will bomb terribly. PP is a sinking shi
George slept with Syph Nurse, Meredith, Callie, Izzie
Alex slept with Syph Nurse, Izzie, Addison
Mark slept with Callie, Addison
Derek slept with Meredith and Addison
Burke only slept with Cristina
If that ain't soapy so it is sweet George who is the winner for sleeping around. Never looked at it this way.
Shonda has definitely a problem with relationships between man and woman the only faithful couple is Joe and his boyfriend. Strange very strange.
Shonda... I loved the season finale. Each season you truly out-do the last so I HAVE FAITH IN YOU! I know, in September, I will again fall head over heels in love with a new season of Greys Anatomy with evolved characters and new story lines.
I think your doing a great thing... if the show were the same for 3 whole season, if the characters were the same for 3 whole seasons... we would all be bored and we would stop watching. We all come back to see what you cook up for us so I think it is clear that your doing everything right.
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT SEASON!!!
For all that it is worth I really want the mer/der relationship to work. Meridith lost her mother and step mother all in one season, almost lost her life and what else did she go through.Th stress with her relatioship and when ,just when was derek happy wiht her. He complianed that she snored and you are going to tell me the many time sthey slept togther before his wife showed up in season one that she never snored. he complained about everythign she did and the only time I saw compasion was when she was amost dead and then he complained that she does know how to swim why didn't she swim. When we saw her inthe water she was fighting and after so long of fighting you just get tired and let go. So he needs to be more understanding to her as well as her to him.
And the other grey as a intern NO WAY! get rid of her.
George and Callie,big mistake but what is it with george the only one he has not slept with is christina. So is that next. she is sad about burke leaving so they get drun
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