Grey's Anatomy Season Finale Review: "Unaccompanied Minor"

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With promises of a season finale that would solely focus on the three original characters, a much quieter ending, and only an hour to tie up any loose endings, Grey’s Anatomy wrapped up its seventh season in its classic, emotionally-charged fashion.

Although there was neither an unforgettable ferryboat accident nor a haunting shooting this year, "Unaccompanied Minor" held its own when a 757 crashed and required our SGMWH surgeons’ attention more than ever.

Furthermore, this remarkable season finale will go down as another to remember as the stakes were high and the emotional toll was unbelievably heavy.

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I can honestly say that I was shocked by the 757 crash storyline. I never expected to hear that nearly every passenger wouldn’t even make it to the hospital. The scene in which the families reacted to the bad news of losing their loved ones was heartbreaking.

As my tissue box sat inches away, I realized that I hadn’t needed it for Grey’s Anatomy in quite some time. Thankfully, the tissues with aloe still do just the trick.

It was such a moving and touching moment when the families stuck around to be there for the unaccompanied minor. Regardless of their circumstances, these strangers came together to be there for a young girl and her mother. That’s really saying something.

I loved the scene when MerDer were planning out where the baby room and crib should be. Although I am frustrated by the way things ended for MerDer on this episode, I get why Derek needed some time on his own.

Whether or not Meredith was helping Adele and Richard, she was dishonest and the Alzheimer’s trial was extremely important to him.

Something tells me that Derek will be back with his McFamily at the start of next season. Besides, how could he resist baby Zola? Also, how great is Meredith with Zola already?

Although Meredith kicked Alex out, I almost wished he had stayed. He would have been great helping Meredith with Zola.

There was much more baby discussion when Cristina found out that she was pregnant. Like Owen, I know precisely who Cristina is and how important her career is to her.

However, Owen was right in saying that she needed to at least consider what he wanted. The decision ought to have been made as a married couple.

Heck, he even offered to be the one on leave with the baby and repeatedly told her how much he loved her and wanted much more for them. Not surprisingly though, Cristina made an appointment to terminate her pregnancy.

Do you think that Cristina will really go through with her appointment? If so, is this the end for Owen and Cristina?

I can’t say that I was surprised when Owen finally chose April as the chief resident. With all that’s been going on, she was definitely a shoo-in. I’m looking forward to seeing how she will run the show.

Lil Grey

It drove me nuts when Lexie and Mark had their heartfelt talk. While I know that Jackson is very capable of making Lexie happy, I can’t help but to continuously root for Mark. Yes, this is whether or not he gives his blessing or simply lets Lexie walk away.

Then again, if you really love something, set it free. If it comes back, it's yours. If not, it wasn't meant to be. Right?! Surely, Mark has heard of that and still believes it. And you can’t simply just forget when someone says that they’re going to always love you.

While Henry finally confessed he was in love with Teddy, I was glad that she chose him over Andrew. Moreover, I was disappointed in Alex when he didn’t ask Lucy to stay. That’s Alex for you though. He’s down now, but I’m hoping he doesn’t go back to the jerk we once knew him as. He’s come such a long way now.

As Bailey and Eli walked off holding hands, I wished we had seen more of them recently. I hope their relationship continues to grow next season because I certainly have missed seeing Bailey. 

Overall, I thought “Unaccompanied Minor” was a fitting close to a very fickle season. After weddings, babies, a musical, and more, Shonda Rhimes definitely delivered as promised with a quieter than usual season finale focusing on Meredith, Cristina and Alex.

I, for one, couldn’t have asked for more. I am especially looking forward to what season eight holds for our Seattle Grace Mercy West doctors.

What did you all think of "Unaccompanied Minor"? What do you expect to see in season eight of Grey's Anatomy? Sound off below!


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I knew it! It had to be April! Cristina- butcher not paperwork Meredith - after what she did i doubt it
Jackson - useless
and Alex - like he rat her out it shows how he's not loyal and that's not the person you want as chief resident; meanwhile that job is mostly papers so April is in her 5 corners.


Owen's such a good guy! We don't often get to see his soft and dreamy side; that's a loss.


Mark's speach to avery about letting him get lexie is heartbreaking. I don't even know why they haven't got rid of Jackson already he's only good when's he ocasionally without his shirt on. I just really want Mark to stay with Lexie, Jackson can either go to hell or stay alone. Alex might be an ass but i'd like to see him suffering from not getting late while dating April. It would be fun to see him all cranky and then even more because of April's voice.
Let's face it after what he did he deserves it!




I think the way they revelled Cristina's pregnancy was pretty soft and calm. I expected a lot of yelling and OMG'S


"They're fishing 200 people out of the water it's takes time. Wanna play angrybirds?" - Mark you're always the jackssas followed be the bigger jackass. Only you didn't rat Meredith out.


Unhappy With April As Chief Resident - Her Voice Is Grating - She Is Immature And Half The Staff Is Not To Friendly Toward Her-Time Will Tell. As For MerDer - They Are The Show - No MerDer No Greys Anatomy - Please Shonda Please Try To Get Them To Sign On For At Least 2 More Years. Need Them Together - Although Their Romance Scenes Seems To Have Lessened. Love Greys - Thanks Shonda For A Great Series...............


Bailey with Eli is preposterous. Such a ridiculous pairing, I can barely watch it with a straight face. I have never seen a guy that looks like that with a Miranda type.


Also more Bailey and Eli plots, at least. She was barely in the last few episodes, and she is one of my favorite characters. I miss seeing her around; they should definitely give her more of a story line. Who else thinks Kepner wasn't really a good choice for Chief Res? I don't think she'd be able to handle the pressure of being Chief-resident (too emotionally unstable I think). I wanted Alex to get it, or Mer, at least.


I thought this season finale was pretty good. For next season though, they should definitely add more medical cases; more surgery, blood, pain, tears, just to give it more of that hospital feel. There hasn't been that many tear-jerket episodes like the last few seasons prior to this one had. Remember that episode when two train passengers were attached together on the same pole? That was an amazing episode, and there needs to be more complex/weird/tear-jerker episodes for next season, at least I think so! But I liked the way this ended. I hope Cristina doesn't abort the baby, and Mer and Der will definetly get back together; I wanna see how Mer/Der/Zola will work out. As for Lexi and Mark, I kinda want them back together. Her and Avery are alright, but they don't have that spark that Lex and Sloan had. I am excited to see what the next season has. Hopefully some more medical pizazz that seasons 1-3 had!

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Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 22 Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


Teddy: I'm not a real wife so that doesn't buy for a lot of bad behavior.
Henry: Well, you're my real best friend. What does that get me?
Teddy; I'm sorry.
Henry: Don't be. Go be happy. And... raah!
Teddy: You're impossible.
Henry: Yeah, you too.

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Episode 22 Music

  Song Artist
Song Way To the Future Katie Herzig
Anything but you Anything But You Civalias iTunes
Brighter Brighter Morgan Taylor Reid iTunes