Grey's Anatomy Review: Looking Grim

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Did that just really happen?

Okay, let’s back up a few minutes and discuss “Migration” - and not just the crazy ending we just witnessed.

Webber Works It. I have always been a big fan of Richard. He’s had such a presence throughout this series, almost like a father figure to all of these doctors, not just Meredith. This hour had Webber helping Alex get everything he wants. And what he wants is Johns Hopkins. It’s pretty great to see the underdog, or evil spawn as Cristina says, come out on top. He has worked hard for it and deserves it. 

Seattle Grace is looking like it might be less crowded next year...

Callie and Teddy

Can You Go Back? Cristina was weighing her decision and taking into account all of her options. Mer wants her BFF close to her but Yang is set on leaving. After an old school on call room hook up with Owen, Cristina makes the decision to head to the Mayo Clinic. Looks like these two are officially done.

You Should Make The Decision With Your Husband. Meredith wants Seattle, Derek wants Harvard. Grey finally consulted with her husband instead of her "person,: and the two are heading off to Boston. Derek will become the head of Neuro at Harvard. 

Starting Over. Who knew crossword puzzles could be so much fun? Ben decided to pop the question to Bossy Bailey before getting the news of a job offer 1,000 miles away. It took so long for Bailey to get her groove back, she can’t lose the adorable Ben. I won’t have it!

Besides, who do these docs think they all are leaving Seattle? Not cool!

Ben and Bailey Photo

Lonely. The only doc not heading somewhere for a better job is poor Kepner. Girl failed her boards, got her job offers pulled and even lost her current gig at SGH. How awkward was the firing between her and Owen? 

April headed over to the bar to drink her sorrows away and freak out on Jackson before running out. Are we losing April, too?

Is Slexie Coming Back? After dropping the L-bomb on Mark last episode, Lexie used her few minutes of screen time to act awkward. Mark is torn between Julia, who can give him everything he wants, or Lexie who he loves.

Who should he choose? If I was making the call, Lexie would be the winner. You hear that, Shonda?

Life in Peds

OMFG. When I glanced at the clock, I couldn’t believe the episode was just about over. I thought to myself: pretty solid. It advanced the plot for the finale. Nothing too surprising. Yeah, I was totally wrong.

In true Grey’s Anatomy fashion, the writers decided to shake everything up and keep us impatiently waiting until next week’s season finale. Most of the main characters boarded a small plane to head to Boise for a conjoined twin operation. Who would have thought that you would blink and the plane would be crashed? Definitely not me! 

People can say that GA has fallen off over the past few seasons. But if there is one thing this show does right, it is finales. They kill it every time - pun intended! (Sorry, I had to.) 

So what is going to happen to our favorite doctors? Will they all survive? Will the latest Grey’s Anatomy news be any indication? 

After Thoughts:

  • Callie and Arizona’s scenes were short and sweet. Maybe if some of our docs leave, these two will finally get some more screen time.
  • We finally got a glimpse of the Mer and Der dream house! 
  • How hilarious was Cristian pretending to be April on the phone? The voice was perfect. 
  • Who would have thought that Ben proposing to Bailey would not be the biggest news to come out of this hour?
Doctor Teddy Altman Photo

Let’s discuss it. Will Mark and Lexie get back together? Are all of the doctors really going to leave Seattle? Are Yang and Hunt done? This is all under the assumption they survive the plane crash!

One week until the season finale. Make your predictions now and hit up the comments to let us know what you thought of “Migration.” Can you wait until next week? I know I can’t! Don’t forget to check out the Grey’s Anatomy quotes page for the best from this episode and the Grey’s Anatomy Round Table for the staff’s thoughts on what’s to come for the rest of Season Eight. 


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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (521 Votes)

I can't see it being Arizona. We spent most of this season with a widow in Teddy, I can't see them doing the same thing with Callie for next year. With Arizona on the plane and Callie not, there wouldn't be any tearjerker farewell scene. With Lexie trapped under the plane and Mark there however....


Callie should have NEVER promised Arizona that she will always be there for her...NEVER. It's like a death sentence for one of Calzona. It's like when characters go and say that they will do something tomorrow, and well they die before they can actually do it.


I hope April doesn't die. I like to watch Sarah Drew. She's an amazing actress. And all the April's scenes were sad or whatever... As you may noticed, I like Kepner.. Well. I think someone outside the plane crash will die... who knows!? thursday come already!!!!


I'll say this much. The moment I caught on they would be traveling I suspected how it would end. The show had me up until that very last frame. that was overkill! they should have just left it at the wreckage of the plane. The implication would have been enough, one would almost think that they switched directors on 3/4 in.


I laughed so much at the end of this episode. Talk about trying too hard!
NEVER get in any vehicle with Meredith - that girl is accident prone! I thought it was cheesy. I thought it was contrived. I thought it was kind of silly really. Yes, I'll tune in next week for the finale, but it's a series I'm dipping in and out of more and more these days.


It was said that what happened between Mark and Lexie is bittersweet and Mark telling Lexie he loves her right before she dies is pretty bittersweet. I honestly can't even think about that. That would be such a waste of time!!! waiting all this time for them to get back together and she DIES!?! Gotta be kidding me. Don't think i could watch the show after that. way too heartbroken.
I agree, they won't find Derek till next season.


you know what pissis me off is that Cristina and Owen hook up and she tells Meredith that owen is her person now not her and C/O fans are still bithing get the hell over it and get a life everyone is in trouble not just them
I am glad that Cristina is leaving maybe the others can finally have some screen time and not have an over acting actress on the show


I AM LOVING this episode and I am only 11 minutes into it! I am practically giddy with how good the writing and acting is which is making me dreading the end of this episode, hence my short break from it, cause the last time I was so into an Grey's episode like this I got my legs kicked out from under me with George being the guy who got hit by a bus.


I read my previous post again and it should say "Grey's presents a healthy, happy..." rather than "Grey's represents". :-P On a side note, if Lexie dies, Meredith really has no reason to stay in Seattle. Lexie was one of her reasons for staying. Unless Derek is dramatically injured (which it would stand to reason that he is from that preview), they can easily move. But a Derek unable to work is a Patrick Dempsey with some more flexibility in his schedule. Jessica Capshaw having a baby. I seem to remember Meredith having a portion of their liver removed when Ellen was pregnant. They could always throw Arizona in a hospital bed recovering from her injuries while Jessica is pregnant. No need to kill her off!


I know that Ms. Rhimes reads all the blogs, and might even do that "they signed their contract" thing, and still throw us a curveball. At least that is what I am hoping. She had said that the elimination would "test the mettle of the show's watchers"....uhm, Callie or Derek? Believe it or not, I still am going outside the box, and say that the death in the plane crash is too obvious. I also have said to myself "it's only t.v."....LOL
I'm not buying that 'contract'stuff, I still think it's Derek. I don't want it to be, but I still think its him, and they are punking us.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 23 Quotes

Hopkins is the dream.


It's really not cool to mess with someone's head like this.